County’s population to swell 50 percent over four decades

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County will remain among the top 10 fastest-growing counties in California over the next four decades, swelling in population by more than 50 percent, according to projections by the California Department of Finance. The agency released figures last week from a demographic study showing that Riverside County’s populace will go from its […]

Man who plotted with Jihadi terrorist pleads guilty

A confidant of one of the husband-and-wife terrorists who carried out the 2015 massacre in San Bernardino pleaded guilty Thursday, Feb. 16, to charges that he conspired to commit acts of terror in Riverside. Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, admitted one count each of providing material support to terrorists and making false statements in the acquisition […]

County regulation of fighting canines changed

RIVERSIDE – To ensure that dogs aren’t euthanized merely on the basis of their breeding, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance requiring animal control officials to individually evaluate all canines that are impounded in county facilities during its Jan. 24 meeting. Ordinance No. 771’s language incorporates terms established under Assembly Bill 1825, which the governor […]

 Board gives go-ahead for revamp of ordinance regulating projects

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors authorized Riverside County’s Transportation & Land Management Agency to move ahead with toughening the regulatory requirements contained in an ordinance that sets parameters for public works projects, mainly involving utilities during its Jan. 24 meeting. Ordinance No. 499, the county’s “Encroachment Permit Ordinance,” specifies how work on county rights […]

 Supervisors OK proposed online property auction

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 24, approved an online auction of more than 600 tax-defaulted properties throughout Riverside County, several of which are located in Anza. In a 3-0 vote – with Supervisor John Tavaglione on medical leave – the board without comment authorized Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent to proceed with the […]

 Supervisors sign off on web-based food handler certification contract

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors recently approved a five-year contract with a Salt Lake City-based firm to provide food handler certification training online. The move will make it easier for Anza residents to become certified by allowing them to test online instead of having to drive to Hemet or another location for testing. The Department […]

Purvis tapped for lead role at Hemet Sheriff’s Station following retirement of Borja next month

Purvis tapped for lead role at Hemet Sheriff’s Station following retirement of Borja next month

Capt. Leonard Purvis has been tapped by Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff to replace Capt. Joe Borja as commander of the Hemet Sheriff’s Station who has announced his retirement next month. The announcement was made Thursday, Jan. 5, through a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Media Information Bureau. Purvis will officially take command […]