Rainbow Municipal Water District approves time extension for Pala Mesa Highlands’ sewer agreement

The Rainbow Municipal Water District has approved a six-month time extension of the agreement with Beazer Homes for sewer service connection to the future Pala Mesa Highlands development. The Rainbow board voted 5-0, Dec. 5, to extended the sewer service agreement to June 14. “The former agreement was expiring. We needed to extend it,” Rainbow […]

HUSD Super Kids Bowl coming to Tahquitz High School Jan. 26

HUSD Super Kids Bowl coming to Tahquitz High School Jan. 26

HEMET – Approximately 200 disabled and special needs students will gather at the Tahquitz High School football field Friday, Jan. 26, to join with the school’s football team to play in the 2018 Super Kids Bowl for their own gridiron competition. The annual Hemet Unified School District event held at local high schools, precedes upcoming […]

National forest ‘fee free’ days for 2018 announced

SAN BERNARDINO – Visitors to San Bernardino National Forest will be able to enjoy picnic areas, trailheads and recreational day-use sites without having to purchase an Adventure Pass on six days this year. “Fee free” days are offered across the country by the U.S. Forest Service. This year’s “Fee Free” days, are offered across the country […]

Cal Fire 2017 totals prompt fire safety readiness

EL CAJON – Cal Fire has provided periodic updates on current statewide wildland fire statistics throughout 2017. Early on, the organization recognized that California was experiencing an unprecedented increase in the total number of fires as well as total acres burned. According to Cal Fire San Diego, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017, Cal […]

Sen. Mike Morrell now accepting nominations for veterans’ recognition event

RIVERSIDE – Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, will host the fifth annual Patriots of the Past, Present and Future ceremony, 5:30 p.m., March 9, at March Field Air Museum in Riverside to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to the nation. The event is a unique opportunity to acknowledge veterans, reservists, enlisted service members […]

Wild Wonders offers free tours to first responders in January

BONSALL – During the Lilac fire in December, the 120 animals at Wild Wonders wildlife refuge were in the direct path of the wind and flames. Due to heroic efforts by firefighters and other first responders, no structures on the property were lost. The fire scorched the north, east and south sides of the property, but the buildings […]

New laws bring new questions about firearms and weapons in Riverside County

New laws bring new questions about firearms and weapons in Riverside County

A new law which addresses registering, regulating, purchasing, selling and possessing firearms in the state, which took effect Jan. 1, has some 6 million gun owners in the state wondering how those laws affect them. The sweeping changes to gun legislation over the past two years and subsequent court challenges, changing deadlines and contradictions in […]

Romaine lettuce E. coli fears reported in U.S., Canada

Romaine lettuce E. coli fears reported in U.S., Canada

ATLANTA – Consumers are being advised to avoid eating romaine lettuce until the cause of a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria found in the popular vegetable in the U.S. and Canada has been found. Consumer Reports and the Centers of Disease Control reported in the past seven weeks that 58 people have become ill, […]

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