California’s rural counties provide laptops to foster youth

SACRAMENTO – Rural County Representatives of California and National Homebuyers Fund have joined forces to contribute $400,000 to provide an iFoster laptop computer to all eligible foster youth and former foster youth aged 16-21 within RCRC’s 35 member counties. RCRC and NHF’s boards of directors each approved providing $200,000 to support the “1 Laptop Program for Foster Youth.” Through this one-time contribution, more than 1,100 eligible foster youth and […]

‘Fifty Shades Freed’

I don’t blame the birds for chirping or the fish for swimming. I don’t blame February for being cold or a romantic restaurant for being booked up on Valentine’s Day. So I can’t say I blame the third and final “Fifty Shades” movie for being awful. Of course it’s awful. That’s what these movies do. […]

Menifee offers internet marketing strategies training seminar

MENIFEE – The city of Menifee, in partnership with Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, will host a free internet marketing strategies training seminar in their upstairs conference room, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 29737 New Hub Drive, in Menifee. The workshop is presented by Zeb […]

Bill seeks to spare disaster-impacted property owners from tax bite

RIVERSIDE – Sen. Jeff Stone, R-La Quinta, introduced legislation Monday, Feb. 13, that seeks to shield property owners whose homes were lost to a natural disaster from higher property taxes when and if they rebuild. “Affordable housing is hard enough to find in California,” Stone said. “People who have lost everything shouldn’t be punished with […]

Pala adds two more Paint and Sip events

PALA – With its Feb. 3 and March 5 Paint and Sip art events already sold out, Pala Casino Spa & Resort announced it will add two more of the popular art classes – Saturday, April 7, and Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – in the underground wine cave. Tickets, $40 per person, include all art […]

Menifee experiences sales tax gain during third quarter of 2017

MENIFEE – Menifee’s continued growth and strong economy has led to a positive third quarter sales tax revenues report. The city’s sales tax revenues from July, August and September 2017 increased 6.1 percent excluding aberrations, when compared with the same quarter in 2016. A newer city like Menifee depends on sales tax revenues to provide […]

Menifee to host first ping pong tournament

MENIFEE – The city of Menifee announced the city’s first Ping Pong Tournament will take place at Kay Ceniceros Senior Center, 29995 Evans Road, in Menifee. The first round will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and the finals and consolation round will take place 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, […]