Report: More people employed in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE  – With job gains in all but a few sectors of the regional economy, Riverside County’s unemployment rate dropped last month, state officials said today. The unemployment rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 6.2 percent, compared to 6.5 percent in October, according to the California Employment Development Department. The rate was also 1.5 percentage points lower […]

Animal Services director seeks increase in fees for services

RIVERSIDE  – The Board of Supervisors Tuesday scheduled a Jan. 5 public hearing to consider the Riverside County Department of Animal Services’ request to hike fees for dog licenses and other services, as well as establish new charges for sheltering and euthanizing pets. Animal services Director Rob Miller told the board that the agency had not sought fee adjustments since […]

Temecula Valley: Residential No-Burn Alert has been declared for Temecula Valley

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has declared a Residential No-Burn Day for the Temecula Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Residents are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in indoor and outdoor residential wood burning fireplaces and stoves due to elevated fine particulate levels forecast by the SCAQMD. When a residential no-burn […]

Supervisors consider re-enforcing restrictions on pot

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors today will consider a measure re-enforcing the county’s prohibitions against mobile marijuana dispensaries — an action deemed necessary to counter the effects of a new state law that permits the transportation of legally grown pot on roads throughout California. Ordinance No. 928 was drafted by the Office of County Counsel and added to the Board […]

Water district alerts customers to more than $70k in unclaimed money

PERRIS – Hundreds of current and former customers of the Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District could be entitled to unclaimed money that the water district is slated to transfer to its general fund, officials said today. According to the EMWD, nearly $72,000 is waiting to be claimed. The funds have been accumulating over the last three years […]

CHip’s for kids

Each year the California Highway Patrol participates in the “CHiP’s for Kids” toy drive. CHiP’s for Kids started from humble beginnings 20 years ago in Los Angeles.  Back then, a small group of California Highway Patrol officers banded together and decided to help the less fortunate children living in the communities they served. This popular […]

Driver seriously injured in Lake Elsinore crash

LAKE ELSINORE  – A motorist was in stable condition Friday, being treated for major injuries suffered when he lost control of his pickup truck and went into a Lake Elsinore ravine, causing the vehicle to roll several times. The accident occurred about 3:15 p.m. Thursday on Railroad Canyon Road, just south of Grape Street, according to the Riverside […]