RIVERSIDE: County Seeks Tougher Regulations Tied to Building Around Rights of Way

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today tentatively approved amendments to the Encroachment Permit Ordinance, clarifying and tightening regulations on where, when and how utilities and other entities build along roads and highways within the county’s jurisdiction. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board cleared the way for a July 11 public […]

RIVERSIDE: County health officials urge residents to take precautions as temperatures expected to rise

With temperatures expected to reach triple-digits in parts of Riverside County, health officials are urging the community to take precautions against the heat and remind residents that cool centers are available throughout the county. The National Weather Service is predicting higher temperatures over the next seven to 10 days, with some areas of Riverside County […]

RIVERSIDE: Flex Alert issued due to heat wave

RIVERSIDE- With a heat wave gripping the region, the manager of the state’s power grid issued a statewide Flex Alert that will be in effect tomorrow and Wednesday afternoons, urging residents to voluntarily conserve electricity to ease demand on the system. The Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator, or Cal-ISO, will be […]

RIVERSIDE: County Budget Cuts to be Debated

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors today will open hearings on the proposed $5.45 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which seeks across-the-board cuts from most Riverside County agencies, including a sizable chop to sheriff’s appropriations. “It will be difficult for many departments to maintain existing service levels while absorbing reduced support,” county Chief Executive […]

Car Crash Causes Brush Fire

RIVERSIDE – A car drove off the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway, slammed into a power pole and started a brush fire today. The crash was reported at 1:30 p.m. west of the La Sierra Avenue off- ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. Following the crash, the car caught fire and ignited surrounding vegetation, officials […]

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