RIVERSIDE: County Budget Cuts to be Debated

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors today will open hearings on the proposed $5.45 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which seeks across-the-board cuts from most Riverside County agencies, including a sizable chop to sheriff’s appropriations. “It will be difficult for many departments to maintain existing service levels while absorbing reduced support,” county Chief Executive […]

Kali P. Chaudhuri, M.D. – Investing in Health & Community

Kali P. Chaudhuri, M.D. – Investing in Health & Community

Dr. Kali Pradip Chaudhuri’s path to success in the medical field has been a roundabout route that began in India and has lead him to locations around the world, including the Hemet and Menifee valleys. Despite his route being marked with some delays, detours and a dollop of controversy, he has shown a steady hand […]

Car Crash Causes Brush Fire

RIVERSIDE – A car drove off the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway, slammed into a power pole and started a brush fire today. The crash was reported at 1:30 p.m. west of the La Sierra Avenue off- ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. Following the crash, the car caught fire and ignited surrounding vegetation, officials […]


MORENO VALLEY- A brush fire that ignited today in the Reche Canyon area, north of Moreno Valley has now charred more than 150 acres, according to Cal Fire Riverside. The fire — reported at 2:58 p.m. near Reche Canyon Road and Haugen Drive — had burned an estimated 153 acres as of 8 p.m. and […]

BEAUMONT: Brush fire

BEAUMONT – Firefighters today battled and contained a 10-acre brush fire in south Beaumont. The fire, reported at 12:28 p.m. near Manzanita Park and Roadrunner Drive, was burning in light vegetation, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. About 85 firefighters were dispatched to the scene, as well as firefighting aircraft, she said. […]

Truck Fire Closes Lanes on 91 Freeway

CORONA – A big rig ignited today on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona, prompting multiple lane closures. The fire was reported at 10:09 a.m. on the westbound side of the freeway west of Sefras Club Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol. Only the tractor of the truck caught fire, and the driver was […]

Sheriffs Investigating Inmate Death

CABAZON- Authorities today were investigating the death of a 55- year-old male inmate at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility. The inmate suffered a “life-threatening medical emergency” shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday and on-site medical personnel attempted life-saving procedures immediately, said Sgt. Richard Carroll of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The inmate was subsequently […]