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 […]

Heat wave continues; temperatures may drop by middle of next week

RIVERSIDE – Scorching heat is expected again today in Riverside County as the summer season officially gets underway. On Tuesday, the heat wave baking Southern California pushed the mercury to 122 degrees in Thermal, breaking a year-old record, according to the National Weather Service. Palm Springs also reached 122 degrees, tying the city’s record high […]

Interest group aims to educate Riverside County residents on airbag recall

RIVERSIDE – A coalition of politicians, police and community activists today urged Riverside County residents to check whether their vehicles’ airbags are under a nationwide recall that was implemented following several deadly deployments, including one involving a Corona woman. “As a lifelong resident of Riverside County, and in my capacity as a city council member, […]

County, Canyon Lake reach agreement on reopening station

CANYON LAKE – The city of Canyon Lake’ s lone fire station is slated to reopen under an agreement approved last week by the Riverside County board of supervisors. In a 4-0 vote, the board signed off on a $1.43 million contract to restart on-site emergency services in the gated municipality, with reduced staffing, through […]

UPDATED: CANYON LAKE: Local man arrested, charged with starting blaze that displaced family of four and killed family’s dog

UPDATED: CANYON LAKE: Local man arrested, charged with starting blaze that displaced family of four and killed family’s dog

UPDATE: April 5, 11:49 p.m.   CANYON LAKE – Officials have announced the arrest of a man they allege started an April 4 fire at a Canyon Lake residence. A family of four was displaced and their pet dog died during the blaze that destroyed their home in the in the 23000 block of Canyon Lake Drive […]

A flood warning remains in effect until 9:15 pm PST for Riverside and San Diego Counties

A flood warning remains in effect until 9:15 p.m. PST for most of San Diego County and far Southern Riverside County. At 5:55 PM PST, National Weather Service radar depicted widespread rain with heavier rainfall rates impacting San Diego County. Today 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen, locally 3 inches, and additional rainfall of 1 […]

Alum treatments continue at Canyon Lake

CANYON LAKE – Another alum application was applied in Canyon Lake Feb. last week, following final testing and recommendation from scientists. The Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) is responsible for managing the alum applications. LESJWA, a joint powers authority, exists to improve water quality in Canyon Lake and Lake Elsinore within the […]

Murrieta firefighters perform 2 swift water rescues, schools close as massive winter storm moves through the area

Murrieta firefighters perform 2 swift water rescues, schools close as massive winter storm moves through the area

Murrieta firefighters responded to two different swift water rescues Sunday, Jan. 22, according to officials.

Second storm expected to bring heavy downpours and mountain snow Friday

The second in a series of winter storms is expected to batter Riverside County today, bringing downpours, heavy mountain snow, possible flooding, potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms.

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