Senate approves lawmaker’s bill to curb disability rights lawsuits

RIVERSIDE  – A Riverside County lawmaker’s bill aimed at deterring disability rights lawsuits targeting small businesses was unanimously approved today by the state Senate. Sen. Richard Roth’s SB 269 passed on a 38-0 vote and is now bound for the governor’s desk. “SB 269’s unanimous approval proves that my proposal is a common-sense, bipartisan solution to protect the disabled community […]

Trains to run flat out on new commuter rail line between Menifee and Riverside

PERRIS  – Trains will be running today and tomorrow — sans riders — on Metrolink’s new commuter rail line between Riverside and Menifee, traveling at top speed as officials continue safety tests before opening the line to the public. The 24-mile Perris Valley Line was completed in September, and since then, engineers have been conducting low-speed tests […]

Motorcycle rider seriously hurt in Aguanga accident

AGUANGA  – A 22-year-old motorcyclist suffered major injuries Friday in a collision with an SUV near Aguanga. The accident was reported about noon on state Route 79 at Arroyo Seco Creek, just south of the Vail Lake Resort, according to the California Highway Patrol. Stephen Widdecomb of San Diego was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson west on 79 at 55 […]

Lawmaker: Hillary Clinton indictment ‘long’ overdue

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 […]

Light rain, snow in Riverside County tonight into Sunday

RIVERSIDE  – Light rain and snow in the mountains were expected tonight, a much calmer variant of the storms that pummeled the county last week. The National Weather Service forecasts an 80 percent chance of precipitation tonight in Riverside, mainly between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Other county areas expected to see rain include Beaumont, Idyllwild, Temecula and Hemet. The […]