Union puts supervisors on strike notice

Members of a union representing custodians, nurses, social workers and other occupations in Riverside County government temporarily brought the Board of Supervisors’ meeting to a halt Tuesday, Aug. 29, chanting and formally serving the county notice of an imminent strike.

UC Riverside to host eclipse viewing event

UC Riverside to host eclipse viewing event

The first total solar eclipse across the United States in nearly 40 years will occur tomorrow, with partial darkness falling over Southern California, where UC Riverside researchers will be offering residents an opportunity to watch through solar-filtered telescopes.

County waste department to provide free household hazardous waste collection event for the Anza area

ANZA – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Anza Transfer Station. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents. The department provides an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county […]

August solar eclipse: what you need to know

August solar eclipse: what you need to know

ANZA – All North America – as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa – will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun, Monday, Aug. 21. A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching […]

Board OKs additional funding requests

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to increase appropriations to Riverside County agencies unable to meet all of their expenses in the current fiscal year, though the sheriff’s department was still left with a $30 million negative balance, sparking a testy exchange about how funds are prioritized. The supervisors held a nearly […]

Board authorizes expanded contract for reform program

RIVERSIDE – Despite one member’s criticism over spending limited funds, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved extending a contract with a professional services firm to stay on track with reforms intended to make multiple county agencies more efficient and cheaper to run. In a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kevin Jeffries dissenting, the board signed […]

Countywide jobless rate rises

RIVERSIDE – With seasonal losses in multiple sectors of the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County climbed more than one percentage point last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in June, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in May, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency […]

Re-entry services bill for inmates signed by governor

COACHELLA – A Coachella Valley lawmaker’s bill to establish a mentorship and job training program for jail inmates in seven California counties is now law. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 683 into law Monday, June 10. The bill by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, authorizes the implementation of inmate re-entry pilot programs in Riverside, Alameda, […]

Supervisors ratify hospital rate hikes

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday, July 11, approved a range of fee increases for diagnostic procedures, health records searches and other services provided by the Riverside University Health System. In a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Marion Ashley away from the dais, the board of supervisors authorized what will be the first such fee adjustments […]

Board authorizes abatement-related fire department assessments

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County board of supervisors signed off Tuesday, July 11, on a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board approved tacking the costs onto the property tax bills of […]