California Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, will go before voters Nov. 8

According to Ballotpedia.com, a yes vote on Prop 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for those aged 21 years or older and establish certain sales and cultivation taxes. A no vote would oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana. While the State of California legalized medical marijuana, the possession or use of marijuana for […]

Proposition 51 would benefit local school districts

Stephanie Lai valleystaff@reedermedia.com Proposition 51, otherwise known as the “Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016” will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. According to Ballotpedia, Proposition 51 is a ballot initiative, meaning it originated as a petition signed by a minimum number of registered voters to propose the statue. As […]

Hemet City Council race draws eight candidates

Hemet City Council race draws eight candidates

Eight Hemet City Council candidates, two incumbents and six hopefuls vying for three open council seats and an unopposed city treasurer candidate will appear on Hemet City ballots in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election. Hemet City Council consists of five members elected from the city and it is the first year the council will […]

Three San Jacinto Council seats sought by five candidates

The San Jacinto City Council has three council seats open this election year with five qualified candidates running. The candidates are incumbents, Andrew Kotyuk and Crystal Ruiz, and challengers, Ken Kidby, Russ Utz and James Pangrazzi. The voters will have an opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. Andrew […]

Searing flash points erupt in supervisor race pitting appointed incumbent against challenger

Searing flash points erupt in supervisor race pitting appointed incumbent against challenger

A high-stakes race for an open Riverside County supervisor seat has suddenly gone from simmering to searing. The waning days of the Nov. 8 race that pits appointed incumbent Chuck Washington against challenger Shellie Milne has been marked by each side releasing stacks of documents aimed at painting their opponents in a negative light. The […]

Early voting available at registrar’s office and malls in Riverside, Palm Desert and Temecula

Early voting available at registrar’s office and malls in Riverside, Palm Desert and Temecula

Early voting for the Nov. 8 consolidated general election will be available at four locations in Riverside County. Early voting is available Friday (10/28) through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside on the second floor outside of Nordstrom; the Westfield Palm Desert in the main court in […]

Menifee’s Measure DD 1-cent sales tax measure seen as must for the city’s quality of life

Menifee’s Measure DD 1-cent sales tax measure seen as must for the city’s quality of life

The second Menifee Measure DD Informational Town Hall meeting drew a small crowd Oct. 20, at Paloma Valley High School and the message was the same: The one-cent sales tax measure must pass in the Nov. 8 general election or the city will not be able to make up $4.45 million in revenue lost to […]

Menifee mayor enters into proposed settlement for misuse of campaign funds

Scott Mann, the mayor of Menifee, and one of two candidates vying for the same seat with the city, is entering into a proposed settlement with the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission, according to a press release issued by the agency. In the settlement, Mann, who also serves as the chairman of the Republican […]

Lake Elsinore City Council candidates discuss local issues before voters

Lake Elsinore City Council candidates discuss local issues before voters

Art Barela valleystaff@reedermedia.com The Lake Elsinore Citizen’s Committee hosted a candidate forum at the downtown Cultural Center on Historic Main Street Oct. 12. The City Council portion of the forum introduced incumbent candidates Steve Manos, Natasha Johnson and Robert Magee, and challenging candidates Steve Martin and Edwin Castro to the community. Each of the candidates […]