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 […]

Crime up slightly in Wildomar, official says

Wildomar city council heard an update from city’s police chief at the June 14 council meeting. Crime statistics were up slightly for January 2017 through May 2017 compared to the same time last year, said Capt. David Anne, who serves the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office as police chief of Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. Both cities […]

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, […]

Cities make plans for returning VLF Funds

The cities of Menifee and Wildomar will soon see the return of vehicle licensing fee funding that was taken away in 2011. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill sponsored by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) restoring the VLF funds May 12, in a ceremony in Jurupa Valley. The funding is earmarked for newly-incorporated cities, all of […]

WILDOMAR: Local resident killed in solo-vehicle, rollover accident

WILDOMAR: Local resident killed in solo-vehicle, rollover accident

WILDOMAR – A Wildomar resident died in a single-vehicle, rollover wreck Friday evening, May 19. The fatal crash happened near the intersection of Palomar and Wesley Streets in Wildomar, according to Riverside County Sheriff, Coroner and Fire officials. Coroner’s officials later identified the victim and sole-occupant of the vehicle as 31-year-old, Ramon Castaneda. According to coroner’s officials, […]

Man killed in rollover identified

WILDOMAR  – The man killed in rollover crash in Wildomar was identified today as a Lake Elsinore resident. He was Ramon Castaneda, 31, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office. The victim identified as Castaneda was found at about 10:40 p.m. Friday, lying next to the vehicle that was reported being driven erratically northbound on Palomar Street before […]

Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

JURUPA VALLEY – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will restore millions of dollars in revenue taken away from four cities in Riverside County and used to pay for public safety realignment programs. “With this bill, millions of tax dollars will flow to benefit the people of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar,” Brown said […]