‘Deep cuts’ may be on horizon for some county departments

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 […]

Supervisors receptive to loosening marijuana regulations

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 […]

Convicted sex offender claims investigators telling `lies, lies, lies’

Convicted sex offender claims investigators telling `lies, lies, lies’

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 […]

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