Crime up in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – Crime in Riverside County was on the rise in 2015, with particular increases across the board in the county’s unincorporated areas, according to statistics released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Overall, the county experienced a 7.4 percent increase in all reported FBI part I crimes. Part I crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, […]

County unemployment rate falls to eight-year low

RIVERSIDE – A blitz in year-end hiring pushed Riverside County’s unemployment rate down to its lowest level since mid-2007, state officials said Friday, Jan. 22. The jobless rate in December, based on preliminary estimates, was 6.1 percent, one-10th of a percentage point lower than in November, according to the California Employment Development Department. The rate […]

County adopts rules for short-term rentals

RIVERSIDE – Rules aimed at protecting county residents from adverse effects of short-term rentals were adopted Tuesday by a 4-1 vote of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The ordinance applies to unincorporated areas of Riverside County and will take effect in 30 days. The ordinance establishes regulations for the use of privately owned residential dwellings as […]

SD hospital shooter causes lock down of area schools

SAN DIEGO – A report of shots fired this morning, Jan. 26, at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park prompted a lockdown of nearby schools, a warning to potential visitors to avoid the area and an order for those already at the complex to shelter in place. The report of an active shooter […]

Perris Lake, Lake Hemet bald eagles counted

SAN BERNARDINO – U.S. Forest Service and State biologists with volunteers at Lake Perris and Lake Hemet reported seeing four bald eagles during a one hour Bald Eagle Count Saturday, Jan. 9. The biologists and 64 volunteers from neighboring communities set up binoculars, telescopes and cameras at the lake sites to observe the protected birds, […]

Governor Brown nominated for 2015 ‘Luddite Award’ for vetoing RFID tags in driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has announced 10 nominees for its 2015 Luddite Award and California Governor Jerry Brown was on the list. The annual “honor” recognizes the year’s most egregious example of a government, organization, or individual stymieing the progress of technological innovation. ITIF nominated the governor because he vetoed a bill […]

Aguanga burglary leads to arrest in Lake Elsinore

Aguanga burglary leads to arrest in Lake Elsinore

An October burglary from an Aguanga residence recently lead sheriff’s investigators to serve a search warrant in Lake Elsinore, where thousands of dollars in stolen property was reportedly recovered. On Nov. 28, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Valle Vista Station received information that property reported as stolen was pawned at a pawn shop […]

FPUD works to ensure access to river trails

Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) is hosting meetings with community groups to ensure that their concerns are met as the escrow process moves forward on property involving the Santa Margarita River trails. The 1,400-acre Santa Margarita river property was placed into escrow so it could be transferred to the Western Rivers Conservancy, with the end […]

AVMAC to host a talk on ‘El Niño and You’

Anza’s AVMAC will be hosting a talk on “El Niño and You,” presented by the Riverside County Emergency Management Department on Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Anza Community Hall in Anza on Hwy 371. They will be handing out free sandbags to all who attend. The El Nino weather pattern in simple terms is […]

Recent rains lower National Forest fire restrictions

SAN BERNARDINO – Fire restrictions on campfire rings, charcoal burners in the San Bernardino National Forest lands surrounding the Anza and Garner Valleys have been reduced because of recent rains, the U.S. Forest Service announced this week. San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron also announced that recreational target shooting is again permitted in designated […]

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