Man suspected of setting fires in Riverside

RIVERSIDE – A homeless man suspected of igniting a fire at a Riverside apartment complex and perpetrating other acts of arson was arrested today. Daniel John Moreno, 32, was booked into the Robert Presley Jail on suspicion of arson and vandalism, with bail set at $25,000. According to the Riverside Fire Department, crews were sent […]

 Animal Shelters to Drop Rates Saturday for `Clear the Shelters’ Drive

RIVERSIDE – Homeless dogs and cats will be offered for adoption Saturday at significantly reduced rates to encourage Riverside County residents to open their hearts and doors to one or two new four-legged friends. The county’s largest animal shelters will participate in the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” event, during which abandoned and neglected canines and […]

PERRIS: Blaze damages Lakeside structure

PERRIS – A fire damaged a dock house on the shore of Lake Perris today, but no injuries were reported. The blaze was reported about 11:45 a.m. in the 17000 block of Lake Perris Drive, near Via Del Lago, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Three engine crews and a truck company, numbering 14 […]

 Crews battle blaze near Morongo Indian Reservation

BANNING – Firefighters continued today to battle a brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation. The non-injury blaze, which was 5 percent contained as of this afternoon, was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block […]

 RIVERSIDE: Box Springs Mountain blaze almost out

RIVERSIDE – Firefighters were edging closer today to fully containing a wildfire that has scorched more than 1,000 acres around a mountain between Moreno Valley and Riverside. As of late this morning, the “Blaine Fire” was 95 percent contained, with expectations that the blaze will be completely encircled by nightfall. Roughly 1,050 acres have burned […]

Public wifi hotspot to be unveiled at Indio Farmworkers Housing Complex

INDIO – A free public wifi hotspot will be unveiled today for local farmworkers and their families living at an Indio housing complex, providing the residents with internet connectivity, as well as a renovated computer lab. The wifi hotspot, one of six installed throughout the Coachella Valley by Frontier Communications, will be unveiled Tuesday morning […]