RIVERSIDE: Box Springs Mountain blaze almost out

RIVERSIDE – Firefighters were edging closer today to fully containing a wildfire that has scorched more than 1,000 acres around a mountain between Moreno Valley and Riverside. As of late this morning, the “Blaine Fire” was 95 percent contained, with expectations that the blaze will be completely encircled by nightfall. Roughly 1,050 acres have burned […]

Cross Country returns to Riverside for 2017

Cross Country returns to Riverside for 2017

The CIF Southern Section is pleased to announce that the 2017 CIF-Southern Section-Ford Boys and Girls Cross Country Prelims and Finals site will return to the Riverside City Cross Country Course. The course was developed in 2015 through the efforts of the Riverside Sports Commission, the City of Riverside and Riverside Unified and Alvord Unified […]

RIVERSIDE: Walmart altercation leads to store’s evacuation

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside Walmart was closed for about 50 minutes and about 200 shoppers were evacuated after an altercation between shoppers led to the discharge of pepper spray, authorities said today. It happened about 9:10 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart at 5200 Van Buren Blvd., said Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst. “Firefighters […]

Felon who assaulted, robbed deaf man sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A convicted felon who struck and robbed a deaf man outside a Riverside coffeehouse, and also committed a separate robbery, was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison. Daniel Allen Estramera, 24, of Riverside pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of robbery. In exchange for his admissions, prosecutors dropped a […]

 Students to experience tech side of Police, Fire Careers

RIVERSIDE  – On the first day of the inaugural “STEM Academy,” which is being hosted by the Riverside Police and Fire departments, more than 100 students from high schools throughout Riverside will be introduced today to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics that factor into solving crimes. The academy will begin with a series of […]

D.A. to announce campaign against Honey Oil Drug Labs

RIVERSIDE – District Attorney Mike Hestrin today will announce the start of a campaign warning Riverside County residents about the dangers of making honey oil, a marijuana derivative, with butane gas, which has triggered destructive fires and left people with serious burns. Butane honey oil — BHO — labs are illegal but have sprung up […]