Rep. Cook votes for increased government transparency

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for S.337, the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016 last week. The bill was passed by the House with overwhelming support and previously passed the Senate earlier this year by unanimous consent. The FOIA Act of 2016 amends FOIA to increase transparency and accountability in […]

One supervisor race ends, other narrows for November

One supervisor race ends, other narrows for November

One southwest Riverside County supervisor race has ended and the other will stretch into November. Supervisor Kevin Jeffries easily deflected a pair of challengers in the June 7 primary election. That allows him to sidestep a November runoff election. His colleague to the south, however, must go the distance. Incumbent Chuck Washington will take on […]

Hemet’s Measure E fails to pass, 3rd District Supervisors headed to November ballot

A proposed Hemet sales tax increase to support the police and fire departments fell just short of the votes needed for approval in Tuesday’s primary election. While residents supported Measure E, the proposal fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage as vote-counting wrapped up earlier this week. The measure called for an additional 1-cent-per-dollar levy on […]

Senate unanimously passes life-saving drunken driving legislation

SACRAMENTO – Last Week, the California Senate unanimously approved SB 1046 by Senator Jerry Hill, which would require ignition interlocks for all drunken driving offenders in California. Currently, ignition interlocks are required in only four California counties as part of a pilot program: Alameda, Los Angeles, Tulare and Sacramento. MADD applauds Senator Hill for authoring […]

Mandates for state prisons crippling county jails

Mandates for state prisons crippling county jails

According to data collected by cities and counties throughout California, crime is up across the board. Law enforcement agencies, government organizations and citizens alike have felt the dramatic increase in crime and are beginning to question what caused the drastic fluctuation and how to stop what law enforcement officials from across the state are calling […]

Election results

  The following are the unofficial primary election results as of press time, Wednesday, June 8. All results need to be ratified by the Riverside County Board of Elections before they are considered official. Approximately 92,000 vote-by-mail, 28,300 provisional and 8,115 damaged ballots that require duplication still must be processed. Work on those begins Wednesday. […]

CALIFORNIA: Life-saving drunken driving legislation SB 1046 advances

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved SB 1046 by Senator Jerry Hill, which would require ignition interlocks for all drunken driving offenders in California. The vote came at the start of one of the most dangerous long weekends of the year, when 36 percent of all traffic deaths are caused by drunk […]

State rules on primary elections cause some confusion, require that some voters receive two ballots

RIVERSIDE – As the June 7 primary election nears, California’s rules covering primary elections have created some confusion for vote-by-mail voters, especially among voters who might receive two ballots if they changed their political party preference or registered as “No Party Preference.” The Registrar of Voters has handled more than 19,000 ballot requests from voters who changed […]

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