RIVERSIDE – Despite some pushback from officials in one city, the Board of Supervisors today approved Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the rates charged to 17 municipalities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies. The rate increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2016, and is needed to recoup […]
Double-digit cuts may be in store for some Riverside County agencies over the next few years as the county contends with a growing set of cost burdens and relatively flat revenue, Paul McDonnell, the county chief financial officer, said. “What’s our strategy?” McDonnell said, addressing the board of supervisors. “We’ve got to put a budget […]
The board of supervisors tentatively signed off last week on a cost-cutting plan that will require reducing the number of Riverside County Fire Department personnel and likely hasten the closure of a fire station in Blythe to chip away at a $12 million agency deficit. The board voted 4-0 to take action on a set […]
A 53-year-old man who gunned down his estranged wife and a special needs student Monday, April 10, in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom was a Riverside resident with a criminal record.
RIVERSIDE –Riverside County supervisors agreed Tuesday, March 21, that they’re open to relaxing marijuana regulations under the provisions of Proposition 64, but there was no consensus yet as to how to proceed. “I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I am the definition of `no fun,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. “But the voters of California and […]
RIVERSIDE – A convicted sex offender pressed a 12-year-old girl to get into his car, flashing a wad of cash at her and cruising next to her on a Temecula street until a law enforcement officer stopped the harassment, a prosecutor said Wednesday, March 22, but the 70-year-old defendant countered that he was the victim of […]
Two of three Riverside County supervisors signaled Tuesday, March 21, that they’re open to relaxing marijuana regulations under the provisions of Proposition 64, but there was no consensus yet as to how to proceed.
The 83-year-old pilot of the twin-engine airplane that crashed into two homes after departing Riverside Municipal Airport, ultimately resulting in four fatalities, appeared to be disoriented and having difficulty communicating before takeoff, according to a report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board.
RIVERSIDE – Two women were in critical condition today after surviving a fiery plane crash in Riverside that claimed the lives of three other occupants and destroyed two homes, where federal investigators were sifting through debris and examining remnants of the wreckage to sort out what happened. “We are sorrowed by the loss of life and […]
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.