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 […]

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 […]

Countywide jobless rate falls for 4th straight month

RIVERSIDE – Spurred by growth throughout the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County dropped below 6 percent last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 6.3 percent in October, according to the California Employment Development Department. The November rate was six-tenths of […]

Riverside County warm centers now open 

RIVERSIDE – As winter nears and temperatures cool, affected residents now have access to warm centers across Riverside County. “Because some people may not be able to escape extremely cold temperatures, we have worked with our community partners to open warm centers to ensure the safety and comfort of residents and visitors throughout Riverside County,” […]

Riverside County reaches milestone in housing homeless veterans

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county. The board of supervisors established the Veteran Assistance Leadership of Riverside County (VALOR) initiative in June 2013 to find permanent housing for […]

State rules on primary elections cause some confusion, require that some voters receive two ballots

RIVERSIDE – As the June 7 primary election nears, California’s rules covering primary elections have created some confusion for vote-by-mail voters, especially among voters who might receive two ballots if they changed their political party preference or registered as “No Party Preference.” The Registrar of Voters has handled more than 19,000 ballot requests from voters who changed […]

County’s jobless rate little changed

RIVERSIDE – The unemployment rate in Riverside County began 2016 about where it ended 2015, state figures released last week show. The jobless rate in January, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.9 percent, compared to 6 percent in December, according to the California Employment Development Department. The data are subject to revision and often fluctuates […]

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 […]