Stone Creek vegetation management prescribed fire project for San Jacinto State Park

Stone Creek vegetation management prescribed fire project for San Jacinto State Park

PINE COVE, CA – CAL FIRE (The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) in cooperation with California State Parks will be conducting a prescribed burn consisting of brush and slash piles in the Mount San Jacinto State Park off Highway 243. The project will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and continue throughout the week, weather […]

CHiP’s for Kids

Mike Lassig Special to Valley News Each year the California Highway Patrol (CHP) participates in the “CHiP’s for Kids” toy drive. CHiP’s for Kids started from humble beginnings over 20 years ago in Los Angeles. Back then, a small group of California Highway Patrol officers banded together and decided to help the less fortunate children […]

Supervisor John J. Benoit to reduce workload due to illness

Supervisor John J. Benoit to reduce workload due to illness

On Friday, Nov. 18, Supervisor John J. Benoit notified colleagues and friends of the following information: Dear Colleagues and Friends, Weeks of discomfort, dry coughing and extreme fatigue led to my having a CT Scan Wednesday. The scan revealed a number of pulmonary embolisms as well as a growth on the pancreas. There are also […]

Mosquito-control application scheduled Nov. 17 in Hemet area

Mosquito-control application scheduled Nov. 17 in Hemet area

Due to continued trapping of the mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus in the unincorporated area around Hemet, Riverside County will apply an ultra-low volume of a material designed to reduce adult mosquito populations in the area. The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health’s Vector Control Program will use a truck-mounted sprayer to reduce the […]

Mandatory wood-burning ban in effect for Nov. 16

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a residential no-burn alert effective Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. SCAQMD reminds residents in these areas that burning wood in their […]