Ready.gov provides necessary resources for wildfire preparedness

Here in Southern California, wildfire is always a risk. But, this year thanks to soaking rains that brought the region out of the worst drought in the state’s history, the area has even more combustible materials than in previous years as new growth sprouted and took hold all throughout the Anza Valley Outlook’s coverage areas. […]

Riverside County Code Enforcement reminds citizens that marijuana cultivation is still illegal

Riverside County Code Enforcement reminds citizens that marijuana cultivation is still illegal

Riverside County Code Enforcement officers cover a lot of ground in the unincorporated parts of the county. Despite reductions in staffing levels and budget, they have investigated everything from nonpermitted construction, junk vehicle and rubbish abatement to roadside vending violations and illegal grading. They also enforce Riverside County Ordinance 925, which deals with marijuana cultivation […]

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, […]

Supervisors take step toward permitting commercial marijuana

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed the Office of County Counsel and other agencies to draft an ordinance that will create a permitting process for the sale and commercial cultivation of marijuana in Riverside County’s unincorporated communities. “We have lost the war on cannabis in Riverside County,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. “You knock one […]

Union puts supervisors on strike notice

Members of a union representing custodians, nurses, social workers and other occupations in Riverside County government temporarily brought the Board of Supervisors’ meeting to a halt Tuesday, Aug. 29, chanting and formally serving the county notice of an imminent strike.

UC Riverside to host eclipse viewing event

UC Riverside to host eclipse viewing event

The first total solar eclipse across the United States in nearly 40 years will occur tomorrow, with partial darkness falling over Southern California, where UC Riverside researchers will be offering residents an opportunity to watch through solar-filtered telescopes.

County waste department to provide free household hazardous waste collection event for the Anza area

ANZA – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Anza Transfer Station. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents. The department provides an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county […]

August solar eclipse: what you need to know

August solar eclipse: what you need to know

ANZA – All North America – as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa – will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun, Monday, Aug. 21. A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching […]

Board OKs additional funding requests

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to increase appropriations to Riverside County agencies unable to meet all of their expenses in the current fiscal year, though the sheriff’s department was still left with a $30 million negative balance, sparking a testy exchange about how funds are prioritized. The supervisors held a nearly […]

Board authorizes expanded contract for reform program

RIVERSIDE – Despite one member’s criticism over spending limited funds, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved extending a contract with a professional services firm to stay on track with reforms intended to make multiple county agencies more efficient and cheaper to run. In a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kevin Jeffries dissenting, the board signed […]

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