Trump’s Picks: In defense of military and business leaders

Dr. Earl Tilford Special to Valley News Some seem to believe the election of Donald Trump reflects a general disintegration of American society evidenced by Time magazine’s selection of Trump as “Person of the Year” presiding over a “Divided States of America.” Traditionalist pundits like Christiane Amanpour, who recently melted down over Trump’s election, never […]

Hemet City Council race draws eight candidates

Hemet City Council race draws eight candidates

Eight Hemet City Council candidates, two incumbents and six hopefuls vying for three open council seats and an unopposed city treasurer candidate will appear on Hemet City ballots in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election. Hemet City Council consists of five members elected from the city and it is the first year the council will […]

Three San Jacinto Council seats sought by five candidates

The San Jacinto City Council has three council seats open this election year with five qualified candidates running. The candidates are incumbents, Andrew Kotyuk and Crystal Ruiz, and challengers, Ken Kidby, Russ Utz and James Pangrazzi. The voters will have an opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. Andrew […]

Searing flash points erupt in supervisor race pitting appointed incumbent against challenger

Searing flash points erupt in supervisor race pitting appointed incumbent against challenger

A high-stakes race for an open Riverside County supervisor seat has suddenly gone from simmering to searing. The waning days of the Nov. 8 race that pits appointed incumbent Chuck Washington against challenger Shellie Milne has been marked by each side releasing stacks of documents aimed at painting their opponents in a negative light. The […]

Menifee mayor enters into proposed settlement for misuse of campaign funds

Scott Mann, the mayor of Menifee, and one of two candidates vying for the same seat with the city, is entering into a proposed settlement with the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission, according to a press release issued by the agency. In the settlement, Mann, who also serves as the chairman of the Republican […]

Lake Elsinore City Council candidates discuss local issues before voters

Lake Elsinore City Council candidates discuss local issues before voters

Art Barela valleystaff@reedermedia.com The Lake Elsinore Citizen’s Committee hosted a candidate forum at the downtown Cultural Center on Historic Main Street Oct. 12. The City Council portion of the forum introduced incumbent candidates Steve Manos, Natasha Johnson and Robert Magee, and challenging candidates Steve Martin and Edwin Castro to the community. Each of the candidates […]

Menifee Mayoral candidates meet in college forum

Menifee Mayoral candidates meet in college forum

Menifee residents Scott Mann and Neil Winter squared off Tuesday evening Oct. 11 at Mt. San Jacinto College at the Menifee Mayoral Candidates Forum to present their plans if they become the city’s mayor at large for the next two years. Mann, the incumbent, and Winter, a prominent Menifee businessman, faced almost two hours of […]

Republican campaign headquarters officially opens in Temecula

Republican campaign headquarters officially opens in Temecula

Republican candidates for local city and county offices appeared at the ribbon-cutting for the Temecula Valley Republican Women Federation’s campaign headquarters Sept. 14, at 28120 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula. The ribbon-cutting ceremony followed the soft opening of the TVRWF earlier this summer and will now serve as the 2016 area Republican headquarters. TVRWF President Gloria Karlak […]

Board of Supervisors approves additional funding for departments

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors approved additional funds for multiple agencies July 26, trying to overcome budgetary challenges in the current fiscal year, while higher spending authorizations for other agencies – including the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office – were put on hold. “This budget is the first step in […]

County rejects, accepts points in grand jury report on 2015 Election

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County grand jury investigation into how the Registrar of Voters office managed polling stations in the November 2015 election uncovered issues that need to be resolved, according to a report the Board of Supervisors received today. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board accepted the registrar’s response to the grand […]

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