Riverside County’s anti-cannabis regulations remain in force

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Sept. 12, to reinforce the county’s current prohibitions against any type of commercial marijuana activity in unincorporated communities while work continues on a regulatory framework that will set the stage for legalization of commercial sales and distribution. In a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Marion Ashley […]

Man arrested in connection with Idyllwild burglary

IDYLLWILD – A 36-year-old man was behind bars Friday, Sept. 15, facing a burglary charge for allegedly breaking into an Idyllwild home. The arrest stemmed from an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department into a string of robberies at a residence in the 25000 block of Hotei Lane, according to Sgt. Santiago Agcaoili. Law […]

Cottonwood School teacher honored with HUSD Governing Board Recognition and Award

Cottonwood School teacher honored with HUSD Governing Board Recognition and Award

HEMET – The Hemet Unified School District, on nomination by Trustee Megan Haley, has selected teacher Rebecca Packard of Cottonwood School as the September recipient of the Governing Board Recognition and Award. Packard received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Redlands in 1982. In 2009, she received her master’s degree in […]

An open letter to Anza Electric Cooperative members asks, ‘how perfect are we?’

As a member-owned electric service provider, Anza Electric Cooperative is committed to delivering the most reliable utility services at the lowest possible cost to those we serve. Our goal is perfect service with perfect reliability. How do we measure our performance? How close to perfection are we? There are many metrics available in our industry […]

Hamilton High School awards thee staff members with Good Apple awards

Hamilton High School awards thee staff members with Good Apple awards

HEMET – Hamilton High School has announced three recipients of a Good Apple award. Each individual contributes to the overall environment at Hamilton High and ensures students are supported throughout their educational journey. Patrick Williams is a Bobcat through and through. He wears more hats on Hamilton High’s campus than a person can count. He […]

County waste department to provide free composting class in Anza

ANZA – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting class in Anza Saturday, Sept. 16. Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings and fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. Compost can be used to enrich the […]

County to consider facilities districts in unincorporated areas to combat budget shortfalls

RIVERSIDE – As a possible solution for covering the extra costs of services in unincorporated areas of Riverside County, the board of supervisors approved a plan to analyze the creation of specially designated districts Tuesday, Aug. 29. “This is simply asking staff to dive in a little further to see what options there are going forward,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, […]