Several injured while trying to avoid erratic driver in Perris

Several injured while trying to avoid erratic driver in Perris

Several patrons near the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris were injured today as they tried to avoid an erratic driver who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a Riverside sheriff’s spokesman. The sheriff’s department received a call about 4:30 p.m. concerning a driver in a SUV that was […]

Escaped monitor lizard, found laying in the sunshine of a Riverside backyard, is picked up by owner

Escaped monitor lizard, found laying in the sunshine of a Riverside backyard, is picked up by owner

An escape artist crocodile monitor lizard found lounging atop a hedge in a Riverside backyard and enjoying the sunshine was back home with his owner by the next day, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services announced. Chopper, a 4-year-old crocodile monitor lizard, was picked up by owner DeWitt Vercher on Tuesday, Nov. 3, spokesman […]

Commuters can sign up for updates on closures and schedules on Cajalco Road interchange project

CORONA – The City of Corona, in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 8, is reconstructing the Cajalco Road Interchange located on Interstate 15 (I-15) at Cajalco Road from Temescal Canyon Road to Bedford Canyon Road. The $45 million investment includes the widening of Cajalco Road from a two-lane bridge to a six-lane overcrossing […]

Law enforcement K9 teams to show off skills during Saturday event in Norco

Law enforcement K9 teams to show off skills during Saturday event in Norco

K9 teams from law enforcement agencies throughout California will be matching skills and giving the public a glimpse into police techniques Saturday during the Riverside Sheriffs Association’s 22nd annual K9 Team Competition. More than 50 canines and their handlers are slated to take part in the event, beginning at 8 a.m. in the George Ingalls […]

UC Riverside, biotech firm receive grant to combat palm tree pests

UC Riverside, biotech firm receive grant to combat palm tree pests

A $150,000 grant was awarded today to UC Riverside and a Riverside-based biotech firm to bolster their work in developing pesticides capable of eradicating insects that are destroying palm trees in California and elsewhere. The Washington, D.C.-based Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s disbursal will be invested in a joint enterprise by the UCR Center […]

Sheriff’s Department accepts grant for coroner’s operations

Sheriff’s Department accepts grant for coroner’s operations

Riverside County supervisors today authorized Sheriff Stan Sniff to accept a $43,000 U.S. Justice Department grant in support of coroner’s operations. “The grant funding will provide the county with resources to meet the challenges of crime and justice and reduce the backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to hold offenders accountable for their […]

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