Supervisors to order Sheriff to fill ranks to combat crime

RIVERSIDE – A surge in criminal activity warrants putting more Riverside County sheriff’s deputies on the street, re-establishing staffing levels not achieved in more than five years, according to a proposal to be considered tomorrow by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors Marion Ashley and Chuck Washington – with the support of Sheriff Stan Sniff – will be asking the […]

Senate Approves Bill Co-Authored by Senator Patricia Bates to Ban Drones from Fire Zones

  SACRAMENTO – The State Senate today approved bipartisan legislation that Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) co-authored with Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado), Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Assembly Member Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and others to make it a serious state crime to fly a drone over a wildfire. Recent incidents have endangered the lives […]

Agency offers signs recognizing drought busters

PERRIS – A Riverside County water agency wants customers participating in drought-busting programs to post signs that give them credit for conservation and advertise to neighbors how they can reduce outdoor irrigation. The Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District began distributing “We Are Serious About the Drought” signs this week. The signs are free. “We wanted to allow customers […]

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Aug. 27 – excessive heat warning

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Aug. 27 – excessive heat warning

Southwest Riverside County news headlines for Thurs. Aug. 27. The weather is the top story, with already sweltering temperatures across much of Riverside County will continue to climb today. Read more on how to stay cool, drought conditions, and more.

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Wednesday, Aug. 26

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Wednesday, Aug. 26

Yesterday’s clouds have swept aside for high temperatures throughout Riverside County this morning. With mountain thunderstorms probable today, flash flooding near burn areas could occur. Here is the mid-week story, and your first glance at a weekend update for Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and more. LOCAL NEWS LAKE ELSINORE: Scoring a huge hit last […]

In split decision, Lake Elsinore approves hosting Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’

In split decision, Lake Elsinore approves hosting Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’

In a surprise move at Tuesday’s Lake Elsinore City Council Meeting, city leaders made the decision to host the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October. The split decision, with Mayor Steve Manos, Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman Daryl Hickman voting for the motion, included full funding in the amount of $7,500 in […]

Chiropractor who sexually assaulted patients sentenced

MURRIETA – A Hemet chiropractor who groped two female patients during physical therapy sessions was sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 20 to a year in jail. A Murrieta jury last month convicted 49-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Richard Marrs of three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery against the women, identified in court records only as Jane Does No. 1 and 2. Marrs […]

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Morning news, traffic, weather report Aug. 21

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Morning news, traffic, weather report Aug. 21

It’s Friday, Aug. 21, and morning news headlines for Southwest Riverside County include the launch of Broadway musical Urinetown, produced and directed by Temecula’s Barn Stage Company. News from Murrieta shows prosecutors pondering the case of Carlsbad ENT doctor…

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