Board approves modest cuts to fire department budget

RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors Tuesday, April 18, backed away from implementing a deficit reduction plan that would have axed about two-dozen uniform and support personnel in the Riverside County Fire Department, electing instead to eliminate five positions and make several other modest cuts that will only close the agency’s spending gap by half. […]

County Executive Officer Jay Orr to retire at the end of August

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr will retire at the end of August, five years after taking over as the county’s top administrator. Orr helped navigate Riverside County through tail end of the nation’s worst recession in more than half a century and into a slow recovery beset by new and unexpected fiscal […]

County fees for food, waste permits going up  

RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors voted to increase fees charged by the Department of Environmental Health for permits to sell food, operate tattoo parlors, store public waste and conduct other activities that require the county’s stamp of approval. In a 4-0 vote without comment, the board approved Environmental Health Director Steve Van Stockum’s request […]

Know the laws when playing off-road in Riverside County

Know the laws when playing off-road in Riverside County

For many, living in the country means wide-open spaces, freedom to roam and to pretty much do as you please. It has been a long-standing tradition in many areas to jump on your dirt bike, all-terrain vehicle or other off road vehicle and go for a ride. But in unincorporated Riverside County, it is important to know the […]

Officials asking for public’s assistance locating missing Fallbrook man, last seen in Anza

Officials asking for public’s assistance locating missing Fallbrook man, last seen in Anza

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing person who disappeared “under suspicious circumstances and may have met with foul play,” according to sheriff’s officials. The missing man is believed to have been last seen in the community of Anza in February. The man, identified as Daniel Joseph Frank Foster, 28, […]

Board Opposes Governor’s Plan to Increase County’s Share of Medicaid Costs

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors have authorized a letter to legislative leaders appealing for opposition to the governor’s proposal to shift a greater share of in-home supportive services costs to counties in the next fiscal year, potentially forcing Riverside County to slash funding for other programs to cover IHSS. The board without comment during […]