Longtime county supervisor dies at 88

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A longtime Riverside County supervisor died earlier this week, the county said Wednesday. Former second district supervisor Melba Dunlap died Monday, Jan. 12, at the age of 88, according to a statement sent out by Riverside County spokesperson Brooke Federico. Dunlap served on the county Board of Supervisors from 1983 to 1995, and was only the second woman elected to the board in its history. “Melba Dunlap was a trailblazer who always had a passion to improve the quality of life not just in the district she served, but the entire region,” said current second district Supervisor Karen Spiegel. “She was a role model, mentor and friend to many and her legacy of service to the community will live on for years to come.” Dunlap was born in Higgins, Tex., on March 9, 1931, and mov
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