Sheriff’s campaign heats up over questions about deputies’ standards

A call today by former Hemet police Chief Dave Brown for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to be investigated based on findings of multiple instances of cheating by deputies seeking promotions elicited a sharp response from Sheriff Stan Sniff, who said his challenger is a “desperate candidate” spreading “nonsense” to elevate his profile. Brown released […]

Board names Dan Talbot as acting chief of Riverside County Fire Department

Board names Dan Talbot as acting chief of Riverside County Fire Department

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed Dan Talbot as acting chief of the Riverside County Fire Department, Tuesday, Jan. 30. Cal Fire, the state fire agency, provides contract fire-protection services in the unincorporated county areas and in 21 partner cities and agencies within the county. Most recently, Talbot was deputy chief of […]

Board approves coordinator position for homeless program

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to establish a coordinator position within the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services to oversee implementation of a countywide action plan that focuses on ending homelessness through housing assistance, outreach and awareness programs. “Our goals are preventing homelessness … and ending it for those who […]

Officials say financial ‘pain’ inevitable as county copes with pension deficit

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed the Executive Office to continue searching for ways of mitigating the “single biggest threat” to county finances going forward – an unfunded pension liability totaling nearly $3 billion – but there are scant options available, according to officials. “It looks like we’ll be crowding out other services (to […]

Village News is now downtown

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook and Bonsall Village News has moved its offices downtown to 111 West Alvarado Street. The offices are located across the street from the Fallbrook Art Center. The Village News has improved its website, www.villagenews.com. New features include the ability to translate the newspaper to Spanish with the click of a button […]

Child sex trafficking: know the signs and how to help

Child sex trafficking: know the signs and how to help

Each year, hundreds of thousands of children go missing in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Of those who go missing, it is impossible to know how many are trapped in the sex trafficking, the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking said. “There are hundreds of thousands, and potentially […]

Teen dies from flu-related complications

Teen dies from flu-related complications

Karen Ossenfort Special to the Vallley News Fallbrook High School graduate of 2017, Hunter Michael Conner, died Jan. 17, 2018, from complications of the flu. “Hunter was only 18 when he died, but he led a meaningful and purpose-driven life, full of joy, a thirst for learning, and a heart for those who were hurting,” […]