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 […]

Officials say financial ‘pain’ inevitable as county copes with pension deficit

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed the Executive Office to continue searching for ways of mitigating the “single biggest threat” to county finances going forward – an unfunded pension liability totaling nearly $3 billion – but there are scant options available, according to officials. “It looks like we’ll be crowding out other services (to […]

Board names Dan Talbot as acting chief of Riverside County Fire Department

Board names Dan Talbot as acting chief of Riverside County Fire Department

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed Dan Talbot as acting chief of the Riverside County Fire Department, Tuesday, Jan. 30. Cal Fire, the state fire agency, provides contract fire-protection services in the unincorporated county areas and in 21 partner cities and agencies within the county. Most recently, Talbot was deputy chief of […]

Once in a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’

Once in a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’

It’s been 35 years since sky watchers have looked to the skies to see a rare “Super Blue Blood Moon,” but the one that appeared in the heavens in the early morning hours Jan. 31, did not disappoint. Hundreds of local photographers flocked to their favorite spots to begin shooting the celestial event which was […]

Supervisors seek improvements to county’s business climate

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors directed Executive Office staff to develop an incentives package aimed at enticing more businesses to set up shop in unincorporated areas of the county, as well as make it profitable for existing ones to stay and expand. “We need to be more customer and business friendly,” Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, […]

Supervisors order creation of medal for acts of bravery

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized the establishment of a Medal of Valor award to be bestowed upon any resident – civilian, active duty or former military – for acts of heroism or distinction during which the recipient put their life in peril. “Establishing the Riverside County Medal of Valor will […]

Family-owned Macala Orchards in Sage offer high quality extra virgin olive oils

Family-owned Macala Orchards in Sage offer high quality extra virgin olive oils

With concern of health care costs continuing to rise, residents are becoming more aware of the value of using virgin olive oil and other healthy foods. Meeting those needs with their own local extra-virgin olive oil and pomegranate jellies are Rich and Genine Macaluso working from their 20-acre Macala Orchards in Sage and warehouse outlet […]

Manzanita Ranch Mondays benefit begins Feb. 5

“You all come on down,” the Manzanita Ranch staff said, inviting residents and veterans to the first Manzanita Mondays event at the Rainbow Oaks Cafe in Rainbow all day, Monday, Feb. 5. Johnny Roberts, the Manzanita Ranch manager who operates a horse ranch in Anza “where the horses are the therapy,” announced the nonprofit ranch’s […]

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