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 […]

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 […]

Supervisors want departments to augment efforts to assist vets

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed staff to take action to open up employment opportunities and ensure the delivery of benefits to Riverside County’s 130,000-plus military veterans during their Dec. 12 meeting. Supervisor V. Manuel Perez introduced the “Veterans Improvement Program” during the board’s policy agenda. The move was a collaboration between […]

Supervisors authorize acquisition of drone to serve as agency’s eye in the sky

Supervisors authorize acquisition of drone to serve as agency’s eye in the sky

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to procure an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to be used for mapping missions and to monitor channels. In a 4-0 vote without comment – and with Supervisor Chuck Washington out sick – the board cleared the […]

Supervisors formally declare emergency to deal with aftermath of wind event

RIVERSIDE – To obtain federal and state assistance, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally declared a local emergency due to the effects of the recent Santa Ana windstorm. The proclamation, approved in a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Chuck Washington absent, said that the county “experienced extreme weather conditions, including … sustained damaging winds, numerous […]

County shelters to offer impounded dogs, cats for free

RIVERSIDE – To encourage adoption of homeless pets this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services is waiving all adoption fees today, Saturday, Nov. 25, at three shelters. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised at the turnouts during the years we’ve been doing this specific event,” agency Director Robert Miller said. “It has historically […]

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 […]

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