French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

The Southwest Detention Center in French Valley now has a new name and a fitting one. After the July 25 meeting of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, suspects in southwest Riverside County will now be booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Byrd, a Riverside Polytechnic High School graduate who served as Riverside […]

FRENCH VALLEY: Morning blaze damages home

FRENCH VALLEY – A fire damaged a French Valley home today, displacing a family of six. The non-injury blaze was reported about 7:35 a.m. in the 38000 block of Tranquila Avenue, near Encanto Road, just east of Murrieta, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. About 20 firefighters arrived to find flames raging in the […]

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, […]

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