State adopts emergency regulation for removal of dead and dying trees

SACRAMENTO—The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted an emergency regulation for the removal of dead and dying trees at their June 17 meeting. The adoption was made in response to the ever-growing number of drought-related dead and dying trees across the State that are mounting concerns over intensifying wildfire conditions. Under the regulation, drought […]

Quakes not related, officials say

RIVERSIDE – There is no reason to think the several small earthquakes recorded in Northern California and the Inland Empire Wednesday morning were connected, earthquake experts said in remarks reported today. Even the three quakes in Riverside County were too far apart to all be linked, the Los Angeles Times reported. The first two, a magnitude-3.7 and -2.7 that struck shortly […]

Storm expected to bring gusty winds, rain

RIVERSIDE – A storm that could drop more than a half-inch of rain in parts of Riverside County is expected to move into the region today as gusty winds continue to blow along the San Gorgonio Pass. National Weather Service forecasters predicted the low pressure system would bring over half an inch of rain to Banning and Idyllwild, […]

Earthquakes strike near San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO – A magnitude-3.9 earthquake followed by a 3.1 aftershock shook parts of Riverside County early this morning. The first shaker was reported at 12:39 a.m., the second came nearly two hours later at 2:19 a.m. both were at a depth of 9 miles with the epicenter located two miles north-north-west of San Jacinto and four miles […]

Victims identified in Anza crash

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on Saturday, April 18 has been identified as Teresa Gonzales, 50, of Mountain Center. Gonzales, who died at the scene, was driving her 1990 Ford F-150 westbound on SR-74 west of the intersection of Bull Canyon Road when she crossed the double yellow lines and collided head […]

Rep. Paul Cook Votes for California Drought Relief

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 2028, the 2016 Energy and Water funding bill. Included in this bill were two provisions offering relief from the worst California drought in a century. The first provision, offered by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) instructs the Bureau of Reclamation to finish and submit feasibility […]

San Jacinto man charged with manufacturing ‘Honey Oil’

BANNING – A convicted felon accused of making hashish and beating up his girlfriend in their San Jacinto home was charged today with manufacturing illegal drugs and inflicting corporal injury on an intimate partner. James Earl Ferns, 22, was arrested Tuesday morning after Riverside County sheriff’s deputies conducted an investigation at his residence in the 1100 block of Arrowhead Avenue. […]

Free household hazardous waste collection event in Idyllwild

The Riverside County Waste Management Department has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection on Saturday (April 25) in Idyllwild at the county road yard, starting at 9 a.m. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents. The event is an opportunity for residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure it […]

BREAKING: Promenade bomb threat was “only shoes,” says RCSO

BREAKING: Promenade bomb threat was “only shoes,” says RCSO

Deputy Albert Martinez with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has given the all clear following a bomb threat that caused the Promenade Temecula to be evacuated and surrounding roadways to be shut down. The Riverside County Hazardous Device Team arrived at the Promenade and upon investigation of the suspicious package determined the shoebox contained a pair […]