REARS seeking volunteers for emergencies to assist in large-animal rescue, cruelty cases

REARS seeking volunteers for emergencies to assist in large-animal rescue, cruelty cases

RIVERSIDE – It can be a rewarding job for volunteers – and a limited amount of time is required to become an official, certified member. Riverside County is once again putting the word out about volunteers for the Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue System, also known as R.E.A.R.S. The nonprofit group is a network of volunteers […]

Fun run turns the mild-mannered into superheroes to help Riverside County communities

Fun run turns the mild-mannered into superheroes to help Riverside County communities

  Have you ever wanted to don a superhero costume, leap tall buildings, help your community, and be idolized by throngs of admirers? Well, here’s your chance – sort of, without the tall buildings. Riverside County’s Superhero 5k Run/Walk is set for April 29 in Jurupa Valley at Rancho Jurupa Park. The family friendly event […]

Melendez Names Heather Rawlings 67th Assembly District Woman of the Year

Melendez Names Heather Rawlings 67th Assembly District Woman of the Year

MURRIETA – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced last week, she has named Murrieta resident, Heather Rawlings, as the 67th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. “Heather has been a champion for businesses in a state that fosters a hostile business climate,” said Melendez. “As someone who has been fighting to bring jobs back to California, it […]

Democrat Assembly members introduce bill to punish companies constructing wall

COACHELLA  – A Coachella Valley assemblyman and two fellow lawmakers today introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in the construction of a proposed border wall along the U.S-Mexico border. AB 946, co-authored by Assembly members Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, would require that […]

Woman accused of child abandonment to be released

Woman accused of child abandonment to be released

RIVERSIDE – A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket may be released from jail on her own recognizance today if her family agrees to take her in. Chiengkham Vilaysane, 31, of Riverside is charged with child desertion and child endangerment for allegedly leaving her daughter in a Food-4-Less at 4250 Van […]

Express Lanes on 91 Freeway to open Monday

CORONA  – A long-awaited extension of the Riverside (91) Freeway express lanes will open Monday after years of construction. The roughly three-year-long, $1.4 billion widening project on the 91 will add two new express lanes on the west- and eastbound sides of the freeway, as well as one additional general purpose lane on both sides. Officials […]

Name released of man killed on 91 Freeway

RIVERSIDE  – The Riverside County coroner’s office today released the name of the man struck by several vehicles and killed on the  Riverside (91) Freeway after escaping a car involved in a crash that injured one other person. He was 21-year-old Soury Ibrahim of Moreno Valley, according to the coroner’s office. The three-vehicle collision was reported at […]

County’s population to swell 50 percent over four decades

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County will remain among the top 10 fastest-growing counties in California over the next four decades, swelling in population by more than 50 percent, according to projections by the California Department of Finance. The agency released figures last week from a demographic study showing that Riverside County’s populace will go from its […]

Proposal puts more than 40 county fire positions on chopping block

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors expressed general opposition to a proposal by Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins to shutter a fire station to cut costs, but was undecided on other money-saving measures, including de-activation of a hazardous materials unit and reduction of crew strengths. “Public safety is still the number one priority of this […]

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