Former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet allegedly took tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from two Coachella Valley developers, who sought and got his support on land projects throughout the city, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Thursday, Feb. 16.
RIVERSIDE – To ensure that dogs aren’t euthanized merely on the basis of their breeding, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance requiring animal control officials to individually evaluate all canines that are impounded in county facilities during its Jan. 24 meeting. Ordinance No. 771’s language incorporates terms established under Assembly Bill 1825, which the governor […]
RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors authorized Riverside County’s Transportation & Land Management Agency to move ahead with toughening the regulatory requirements contained in an ordinance that sets parameters for public works projects, mainly involving utilities during its Jan. 24 meeting. Ordinance No. 499, the county’s “Encroachment Permit Ordinance,” specifies how work on county rights […]
RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 24, approved an online auction of more than 600 tax-defaulted properties throughout Riverside County, several of which are located in Anza. In a 3-0 vote – with Supervisor John Tavaglione on medical leave – the board without comment authorized Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent to proceed with the […]
RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors recently approved a five-year contract with a Salt Lake City-based firm to provide food handler certification training online. The move will make it easier for Anza residents to become certified by allowing them to test online instead of having to drive to Hemet or another location for testing. The Department […]
Caltrans is currently reporting that chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Mountain Center to Pinyon Drive.
Capt. Leonard Purvis has been tapped by Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff to replace Capt. Joe Borja as commander of the Hemet Sheriff’s Station who has announced his retirement next month. The announcement was made Thursday, Jan. 5, through a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Media Information Bureau. Purvis will officially take command […]
SAN BERNARDINO – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to San Bernardino and Riverside mountain resorts this winter for recreation. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released survey data in June 2016 that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Nearly one in five California motorists […]
RIVERSIDE – Spurred by growth throughout the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County dropped below 6 percent last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 6.3 percent in October, according to the California Employment Development Department. The November rate was six-tenths of […]
RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors voted Tuesday, Dec. 13, to freeze their salaries for the next two years to demonstrate support for salary caps at all levels of county government. “Recognizing the economic conditions of the county, the Board of Supervisors proposes to defer any salary increases from Dec. 31, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2018,” […]