Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

JURUPA VALLEY – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will restore millions of dollars in revenue taken away from four cities in Riverside County and used to pay for public safety realignment programs. “With this bill, millions of tax dollars will flow to benefit the people of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar,” Brown said […]

Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget gets mixed reviews from lawmakers

RIVERSIDE – Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, released last week seeks to increase spending on various programs over what was proposed earlier this year, but several Inland Empire lawmakers said the appropriations will only feed bureaucratic pursuits, while others were more optimistic. The governor’ s May Revise boosts appropriations by […]

Study finds greater number of homeless countywide

RIVERSIDE – The number of homeless people in Riverside County climbed 11 percent last year, with a larger number of youths without a fixed residence, according to survey results released last week. The Department of Public Social Services posted preliminary data from its Point-in-Time Survey, conducted in January, showing 2,413 dispossessed adults and children located […]

‘Deep cuts’ may be on horizon for some county departments

Double-digit cuts may be in store for some Riverside County agencies over the next few years as the county contends with a growing set of cost burdens and relatively flat revenue, Paul McDonnell, the county chief financial officer, said. “What’s our strategy?” McDonnell said, addressing the board of supervisors. “We’ve got to put a budget […]

UPDATE: Missing girl found, father booked on suspicion of child abduction

UPDATE: Missing girl found, father booked on suspicion of child abduction

A year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued out of San Bernardino County was found safe today in Montclair with her father, who was arrested on suspicion of abducting her. Lexi Segura was found about 9:20 a.m. when her father was pulled over near Holt Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue, according […]

Dropout rate among Riverside County students drops from previous year

Dropout rate among Riverside County students drops from previous year

RIVERSIDE – The dropout rate among Riverside County students in the high school class of 2015-16 dropped from the previous year, coupled with an upward tick in the graduation rate, according to figures released today by the state Department of Education. The dropout rate for Riverside County students who started high school in 2012-13 was […]

Metropolitan Water District authorizes Lake Mathews infrastructure rehabilitation projects

The March 14 board meeting of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California included the approval of three infrastructure rehabilitation projects at Lake Mathews. One project will rehabilitate the electrical distribution system at Lake Mathews, a second project will repair the Lake Mathews forebay and the third project will repair portions of the hydroelectric plant’s concrete […]

Fun run turns the mild-mannered into superheroes to help Riverside County communities

Fun run turns the mild-mannered into superheroes to help Riverside County communities

  Have you ever wanted to don a superhero costume, leap tall buildings, help your community, and be idolized by throngs of admirers? Well, here’s your chance – sort of, without the tall buildings. Riverside County’s Superhero 5k Run/Walk is set for April 29 in Jurupa Valley at Rancho Jurupa Park. The family friendly event […]

Missing woman possible victim of foul play

SAN JACINTO – A man whose remains were found on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto was the victim of a homicide, and concerns were mounting today (Jan. 27) about the welfare of a woman with whom he was traveling, sheriff’s officials said. The body of Kyle Nathan Cagey, 27, of Pala was discovered Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, […]

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