SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news, weather, Wed. Sept. 2

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news, weather, Wed. Sept. 2

Good morning, Southwest Riverside County. Temperatures are hovering in the low 80s, high 70s for much of the region today in a welcome break from the heat. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors met yesterday, making strides toward reducing crime around the Southwest Detention Center, and in unincorporated areas across the valleys. READ: RIVCO: Board […]

WILDOMAR: Overdue revenue bill approved by state assembly

Legislation to provide overdue revenue to four Riverside County cities was unanimously approved today by the state Assembly. READ: Bill to provide millions of dollars to Menifee and Wildomar still unsigned “I am looking forward to sending this bill to the governor and having him sign this long overdue measure of fairness and equity,” said Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside. […]

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 […]

RIVERSIDE: Officials caution residents to beware of bats

RIVERSIDE: Officials caution residents to beware of bats

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County animal control and health officials today reminded residents to avoid handling bats to prevent possible exposure to rabies. The Departments of Animal Services and Public Health issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for extra care when coming into contact with bats, citing recent encounters during which people handled the creatures — one of which tested […]