Program seeks to enable welfare recipients to receive restaurant meals

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved implementation of a program, Tuesday, Oct. 31, under which the homeless and low-income seniors and disabled residents of Riverside County would be able to purchase hot meals from restaurants, using their public welfare debit cards. “We’re looking forward to implementing this,” Department of Public Social Services […]

Funding shortfalls plaguing realignment program

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County agencies are carrying heavier burdens stemming from state public safety realignment enacted six years ago, partly because funds provided by the state to cover increased costs borne by the county are shrinking annually, Chief Probation Officer Mark Hake said to the board of supervisors, Nov. 1. “I have cautiously warned over […]

State Water Resources Control Board commits to timetable for Salton Sea restoration

State Water Resources Control Board commits to timetable for Salton Sea restoration

The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday committed to an annual timetable for habitat restoration and dust suppression projects aimed at rehabilitating the Salton Sea over the course of the next decade. The agreement sets milestones for completing projects within the $383 million Salton Sea Management Plan, which calls for construction of 29,800 acres […]

Board OKs grant to pay for fire hazard mapping 

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors authorized the fire department to accept $184,153 in state grant to pay for fire hazard maps detailing geographical and topographical features of unincorporated areas. The grant from the California Fire Safe Council will also enable the county to document and map the impacts of non-native insects on native landscapes. The […]

 Property tax refunds transferred to general fund

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the transfer of property tax overpayments totaling just over $700,000 into Riverside County’s general fund, leaving no further opportunities for the funds to be claimed by would-be eligible recipients. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board ordered that $704,385 in refunds from 2012 and prior […]

 Sheriff’s officials urge precautions ahead of Halloween outings

PERRIS – Parents, guardians and others planning to chaperone children during Halloween outings in Riverside County were urged to take some basic precautions to keep the trick-or-treaters safe. “Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening with a little preparation, communication and diligence,” according to a sheriff’s department statement. Deputies from both the Menifee and […]

New ‘Civil Rights Institute’ in downtown Riverside to tell stories of area’s civil rights leaders

The stories of the Inland Empire’s Civil Rights heroes will soon have a permanent home thanks to the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California, a new historical institution which will be built in downtown Riverside. The facility is a key part of a unique community under development called Mission Heritage Plaza that will also combine […]

Supervisors set meeting schedule for 2018

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors approved their 2018 schedule, designating days on which no meetings will be held. Incoming Chairman Chuck Washington, who will take over from current Chair John Tavaglione Jan. 1, proposed no board meetings on 19 Tuesdays — the day of the week when the board is in regular open session. Unlike […]

Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. – Residents who are interested in helping the environment or enjoy composting or recycling can become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources. Outreach volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting with the public, answering questions on outreach programs and distributing materials. The department said that the ideal volunteer […]

Board formally adopts Riverside county budget

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally adopted the $5.5 billion budget, Sept. 26, which it tentatively approved in July, locking in additional funding support for county public safety agencies that began the fiscal year projecting multimillion-dollar shortfalls. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board finalized appropriations levels for 2017-2018, while still […]

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