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 […]

CHP’s New Year’s weekend enforcement campaign ends tonight

RIVERSIDE  – Two separate law enforcement campaigns to nab drunken and drug-impaired drivers during the holidays will wrap up tonight. The California Highway Patrol’s New Year’s “maximum enforcement period” got underway Thursday night, when all available officers deployed to catch DUI suspects, speeders and other traffic violators. On Dec. 18, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and more than […]

Drought, crime, politics central themes in 2016

RIVERSIDE – Heading into 2016, Riverside County was bracing for the mixed blessings that El Nino may bring, looking for continued — albeit slower — economic expansion and hoping for a drop in crime. In November, the Board of Supervisors declared a local state of emergency to preemptively put resources in place to contend with the severe weather widely […]

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