A Lake Elsinore mother of four’s battle to adopt a Russian girl with Down syndrome was profiled in a documentary that went live on YouTube. The child is one of hundreds of abandoned children whom the Russian government refuses to release to adoptive parents in the United States and Europe. Since 2012, Katrina Morriss and […]
RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Community College District police force today was granted access to Riverside County’s public safety communication system at minimal cost under a contract that received extra scrutiny before being approved by the board of supervisors. In a 3-0 vote, with Supervisors John Tavaglione and Chuck Washington absent, the board authorized the Department […]
A divided Board of Supervisors formally adopted a 2016-17 appropriations plan that leaves multimillion-dollar deficits in the budgets of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office, though board members and public safety officials pledged to work together to close the gaps.
Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington will compete in a November runoff election in his bid to retain his 3rd District seat, and he will square off with a Hemet City Council member.
RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker weighed in Friday, Jan. 29 on the email-gate scandal swirling around Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she believed it was “long past the time for indictment” of the former secretary of state. “Everything about my job in the U.S. Navy was classified,” said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake […]
RIVERSIDE – Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Jan. 21 lacked a “real world” view of California’s future, a Riverside County lawmaker said, while another criticized the governor’s tax policy, and a third felt his priorities fell short on higher education. “The Legislature was listening to how rosy the state’s economic outlook was,” […]
RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker weighed in today on the email-gate scandal swirling around Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she believed it was “long past the time for indictment” of the former secretary of state. “Everything about my job in the U.S. Navy was classified,” said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “I’d be facing a court martial […]
RIVERSIDE – Riverside County lawmakers offered a tepid response to the $122.6 billion budget blueprint released by Gov. Jerry Brown, lauding his desire to restrain spending but questioning some of his other goals. “I am pleased the governor continues to demonstrate moderate fiscal restraint in his 2016-17 spending plan,” said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), […]
RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors unanimously approved a legislative platform for 2016, stating the county’s position on frivolous lawsuits, environmental regulations, the Salton Sea, drones, veterans services and other issues. Both federal and state priorities were on the agenda during the Board of Supervisors’ first meeting of the year. County staff from multiple agencies drew […]
RIVERSIDE – Heading into 2016, Riverside County was bracing for the mixed blessings that El Nino may bring, looking for continued — albeit slower — economic expansion and hoping for a drop in crime. In November, the Board of Supervisors declared a local state of emergency to preemptively put resources in place to contend with the severe weather widely […]