UC Riverside to host eclipse viewing event

UC Riverside to host eclipse viewing event

The first total solar eclipse across the United States in nearly 40 years will occur tomorrow, with partial darkness falling over Southern California, where UC Riverside researchers will be offering residents an opportunity to watch through solar-filtered telescopes.

Groups appeal federal ruling in favor of travel corridor

RIVERSIDE – Environmental groups fighting a 16-mile travel corridor intended to link San Jacinto and Perris filed an appeal last week with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking reconsideration of their lawsuit challenging the project based on air pollution, wildlife habitat and other concerns. “This massive waste of taxpayer money won’t solve traffic […]

Board OKs additional funding requests

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to increase appropriations to Riverside County agencies unable to meet all of their expenses in the current fiscal year, though the sheriff’s department was still left with a $30 million hole, sparking a testy exchange about how funds are prioritized. The supervisors held a nearly three-hour […]

Full slate of artists on stage for Mountaintop Jazz Fest

Full slate of artists on stage for Mountaintop Jazz Fest

IDYLLWILD – The 24th annual Idyllwild Jazz Festival in the Pines will get into full swing today, Saturday, Aug. 19, featuring more than two dozen artists on multiple stages at a mile-high venue. The event, which unofficially began Friday night with a VIP dinner, is centered at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus, with performances at […]

Probationer who killed man during shootout sentenced

  MURRIETA – A probationer who fatally shot a man during a gunfight with another man just west of Temecula was sentenced today, Aug. 18, to 23 years, four months in state prison. Agustin Contreras Cruz, 49, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder, with sentence-enhancing gun use allegations, for the 2016 death of 42-year-old Pedro […]

Commercial and industrial real estate poised for explosive growth in Inland Empire

Commercial and industrial real estate poised for explosive growth in Inland Empire

The driveway was rocks and gravel. The parking lot was dirt and mud in some places. Still, a distinguished group of city officials, developers and commercial real estate marketing professionals gathered enthusiastically for the grand opening of three warehouse-sized buildings at the end of 3rd Street in Lake Elsinore on a Thursday morning. The buildings […]

Police officer injured in 2015 San Bernardino shooting to be awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery

BEAUMONT – A police officer who was shot in the leg during the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack that claimed the lives of 14 people will be presented with the Congressional Badge of Bravery today during a ceremony in Beaumont. Officer Nicholas Koahou, formerly of the San Bernardino Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to […]

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 545 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 80 percent contained this afternoon. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street, when a […]

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