Do premature citizens have constitutional rights?

To the question, “do premature U.S. citizens have constitutional rights?” the Senate just voted “no” after the House of Representatives, last fall, voted “yes,” both bodies almost entirely on party lines. The Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, failed to earn the 60 votes needed, receiving a majority of […]

County lawmaker proposes sweeping change to state tax code

RIVERSIDE – Sen. Jeff Stone, R-La. Quinta, introduced legislation seeking to change the thresholds determining when and how much residents pay in state taxes, while mandating that “wealthy individuals” who live part-time in California start shouldering a greater share of the tax burden. “The working families of California shouldn’t have to pay for the Hollywood […]

Altura Credit union offers college scholarships to Riverside County high school seniors

RIVERSIDE – High school students graduating from Riverside County high schools in 2018 are invited to apply for a college scholarship from Altura Credit Union. The deadline for applying is Monday, March 12. High school seniors enrolled in public and private high schools in Riverside County are eligible to apply. The final number of scholarships has not […]

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Opens

INDIO – The 72nd annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio kicked off its 10 days of fun with a morning opening ceremony Friday, Feb. 16, and discounted entry for the first 2,000 guests. Tickets throughout the fair are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older and $9 for youth […]

Temecula Rod Run ready to race into town

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula welcomes all car enthusiasts, novice and expert, to attend the annual Temecula Rod Run in historic Old Town Friday and Saturday, March 2-3. The festivities kick off 5-8 p.m. Friday with the “Cruise Around Old Town” up and down Old Town Front Street. The excitement continues the next day […]

California’s rural counties provide laptops to foster youth

SACRAMENTO – Rural County Representatives of California and National Homebuyers Fund have joined forces to contribute $400,000 to provide an iFoster laptop computer to all eligible foster youth and former foster youth aged 16-21 within RCRC’s 35 member counties. RCRC and NHF’s boards of directors each approved providing $200,000 to support the “1 Laptop Program for Foster Youth.” Through this one-time contribution, more than 1,100 eligible foster youth and […]

Riverside County Board of Supervisors backs resolution calling for immigration reform

RIVERSIDE – After hearing impassioned voices on both sides of the issue, Riverside County supervisors approved a resolution calling on Congress to implement an immigration reform package that paves the way for nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to qualify for citizenship. “I’m […]

Supervisor criticizes sheriff on financial, other issues

RIVERSIDE – A hearing Tuesday, Feb. 6, on spending in the current fiscal year and the prospect of future deficits turned into a platform for Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione to belittle the leadership of Sheriff Stan Sniff, who was not present, suggesting that the veteran lawman was incapable of making the sheriff’s department a […]