Rotating closures planned on freeway connector ramps in Murrieta area next week

Rotating closures are planned next week on connector ramps linking Interstates 15 and 215 in Murrieta as crews install new equipment to monitor traffic flow and volume. According to Caltrans, installations are scheduled on the southbound I-215 bridge to I-15, and the northbound I-15 connector to I-215, for five consecutive nights beginning Monday. The ramps […]

Hot, windy weather to increase fire danger in Riverside County this weekend

Dry conditions and winds will combine to elevate wildfire hazards throughout Riverside County, beginning this weekend, the National Weather Service said today. “An unseasonably strong upper level high pressure will build over Southern California starting Sunday and persisting through next mid-week,” according to an NWS statement. “In addition, offshore flow generated by surface high pressure […]

Great California ShakeOut gets state’s residents ready for the next big quake

Great California ShakeOut gets state’s residents ready for the next big quake

In the past two months, Californians have seen news of one deadly natural disaster after another—five hurricanes in the Atlantic, two earthquakes in Mexico, multiple massive fires in California and the devastation these catastrophes can cause. Each has served as a powerful reminder to Californians that natural disasters happen, often without warning—and that we need […]

Supervisors impose contract on Riverside County sheriff’s union

Supervisors impose contract on Riverside County sheriff’s union

The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to impose a one-year contract on the union representing Riverside County sheriff’s deputies after nearly 16 months of negotiations failed to produce a collective bargaining agreement that both sides could accept. “Time is wasting, and we’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to get by over […]