Sheriff authorizes changes to protect deputies

RIVERSIDE – As a result of shooting incidents on our nation’s law enforcement officers, Sheriff Stan Sniff authorized a number of changes within the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department last week to better protect members of that agency in responding to incidents throughout its countywide field operations. Riverside County is the 4th largest of California’s counties, […]

Sample ballots and information pamphlets on the way for Nov. 8 general election

Approximately 940,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets started going out to Riverside County voters Sept. 29, for the general election on Nov. 8.  The initial sample ballot mailing process will be complete by Oct. 11. Material in the pamphlet will help voters make informed choices.  Voters may mark their selections on the sample ballot and use it […]

Quake swarm is warning for residents and businesses to prepare, officials say

RIVERSIDE – Last week’s earthquake swarm in Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea, south of where the San Andreas Fault ends, is a stark reminder that Riverside County residents and businesses must prepare for earthquakes. “Earthquakes can happen at any time,” said Kim Saruwatari, director of the Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD). “It is […]

Supervisors seek to bridge “Digital Divide”

The Riverside Board of Supervisors recently authorized the Department of Information Technology to move forward with an initiative to expand broadband connectivity to all corners of Riverside County in the interest of offering high-speed internet access to more residents and businesses. “The question is, how can we be like other communities across the United States […]

Riverside County Board of Supervisors consider revising mobile home rent control ordinance

The Riverside Board of Supervisors have ordered a thorough review to determine if an ordinance that governs mobile home park rents in unincorporated areas of Riverside County is due for revision. “This is going to be very, very controversial,” said supervisor John Tavaglione during the Sept. 20 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting. “You’re going […]

Less than a month left to register to vote in 2016 elections

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer is reminding residents who have not yet registered to vote that they have barely a month left to submit a registration application. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 24. Spencer noted that there are 1.4 million eligible voters in […]

War vets without diplomas still have time to apply

Veterans of Foreign Wars who didn’t graduate from high school have a little over a week left to apply for graduation certificates issued through a Riverside County program that awards diplomas to former airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines who gave up school to serve their country.

CTC approves $814 million in new transportation funding for state’s infrastructure system

SACRAMENTO – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. This includes 34 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state that will receive $12.1 million in […]

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