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 […]

New ‘Civil Rights Institute’ in downtown Riverside to tell stories of area’s civil rights leaders

The stories of the Inland Empire’s Civil Rights heroes will soon have a permanent home thanks to the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California, a new historical institution which will be built in downtown Riverside. The facility is a key part of a unique community under development called Mission Heritage Plaza that will also combine […]

Board formally adopts county budget

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally adopted the $5.5 billion budget, Sept. 26, which it tentatively approved in July, locking in additional funding support for county public safety agencies that began the fiscal year projecting multimillion-dollar shortfalls. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board finalized appropriations levels for 2017-2018, while still […]

CHP DUI Checkpoint on Sept 29 in Southwest Riverside

CHP DUI Checkpoint on Sept 29 in Southwest Riverside

The California Highway Patrol, will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the unincorporated area of Southwest Riverside County. Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into the lane, motorists will be detained only a few moments while an officer […]

 Ripoff artist who victimized small businesses sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A man who targeted numerous small businesses in Riverside County in a shakedown extortion scheme based on supposed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act began serving a 20-year jail term today. Rodolfo DeHoyos, 57, pleaded guilty last November to 143 felony and misdemeanor counts of grand theft, attempted grand theft, sending threatening […]

Man who fired shot during break-in sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A two-year prison term was handed down today for a man who fired a shot after breaking into a Perris apartment with an accomplice and threatening to kill an occupant. Tyler Rene Montejano, 29, of San Jacinto pleaded guilty in June to assault with a gun. In exchange for his admission, the Riverside […]

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