Governor signs 2017-18 budget

Governor signs 2017-18 budget

RIVERSIDE – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a record $125 billion state budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2017-18 that Republican lawmakers from the Inland Empire generally criticized as pork-barrel spending with minimal accountability and Democrats praised as a sound financial blueprint that funds critical needs. “California is taking decisive action by enacting a balanced budget,” Brown […]

Compensation for county officials released

RIVERSIDE – The top 10 highest paid officials in Riverside County government last year were mainly in healthcare, though several county executives also made the list, according to data published Tuesday by the California State Controller’s Office. State Controller Betty Yee released the 2016 “Government Compensation in California” report to show how taxpayer funds were […]

RIVERSIDE: Anaheim car pursuit

RIVERSIDE – A suspect who swallowed methamphetamine during a police pursuit of a stolen car apparently came to his senses and dialed 911 to tell police he would surrender — right at the police station. Riverside police called Anaheim authorities to say a newer model Mercedes had been stolen and the vehicle’s GPS technology indicated […]

MORENO VALLEY: Transformer blows, leaving several hundred powerless

MORENO VALLEY – Nearly 200 residents of a west Moreno Valley neighborhood were briefly without electricity today after a transformer blew up as temperatures soared into the triple digits. The transformer fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. in the 25300 block of Filaree Avenue, near Gabriel Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Crews […]

RIVERSIDE: Inland Empire man gets two years for Illegally possessing dozens of machine guns

RIVERSIDE – A San Jacinto man was sentenced today to two years behind bars for illegally possessing nearly three dozen machine guns, as well as short-barrel shotguns and silencers, that were found at his home by authorities conducting a murder investigation. Nathaniel Arviso, 34, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero to pay […]

RIVERSIDE: County’s 2017-18 Grand Jury to be announced Thursday

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Superior Court officials on Thursday will announce the names of 19 residents who will spend the next 12 months serving on the county’s civil grand jury, scrutinizing government operations and performing other watchdog tasks. The individuals were nominated by judges under a process that began in January and involved background checks […]

DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man arrested for alleged possession of stolen guns, heroin

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – A search of a man’s car in Desert Hot Springs turned up stolen guns and suspected heroin, landing him in police custody. Edwin Ortiz-Martinez, 27, of Desert Hot Springs, was arrested Sunday for allegedly being in possession of stolen guns, including a loaded sawed-off shotgun and a loaded handgun, along with […]

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