California Earthquake Authority-sponsored auction, coordinated by iHeartMedia, now open to raise funds for the American Red Cross in California

SACRAMENTO – For the sixth year, the California Earthquake Authority and iHeartMedia are collaborating on a star-studded auction to raise money for American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. The 2017 “Get Prepared, California!” auction has opened, offering concert and sports packages, celebrity meet-and-greets and other once-in-a-lifetime items up for bid. Proceeds of […]

New traffic safety laws take effect in 2017

SACRAMENTO – The new year brings a handful of new traffic safety laws for California. These changes to current law, or additional laws, were passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. As part of the continued mission of saving lives, the California Highway Patrol is seeking to educate the public […]

Statewide water savings exceed 19 percent in October while most of state still experiencing drought conditions

SACRAMENTO – The State Water Resources Control Board recently announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 19.5 percent in October, up from 18.3 percent in September and a bit below the 22.3 percent savings in October 2015, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The State Water Board stressed the need for continued conservation despite […]

Tim Sheridan announces five Town Hall meetings in California’s 42nd Congressional District

TEMECULA – The Committee to Elect Tim Sheridan to Congress is pleased to announce that it will hold five Town Hall meetings for the voters in California’s 42 Congressional District in September and October. All citizens, regardless of political outlook or party affiliation, are encouraged to attend. The five Town Hall meetings will take place […]

UPDATED: HEMET: Hours-long standoff ends in fatal officer-involved shooting, victim ID’d

UPDATED: HEMET: Hours-long standoff ends in fatal officer-involved shooting, victim ID’d

UPDATE: 07/26/2016 1:15 a.m. With Coroner’s release of information HEMET – The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the man who was fatally shot by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies and a CHP officer Sunday, July 24 as Robert Lourenco, 36, of Riverside. According to Coroner officials, Lourenco was shot in the 26800 Block of Lawrence […]

People are leaving

I always look forward to returning home, even when it’s only for a short break in the legislative session. Sadly, I’m often greeted by people I’ve known for years who tell me they are ‘fed up,’ and are leaving California for greener pastures elsewhere. California’s, high housing costs, the cost of commercial real estate, of electricity […]

Navy member from Riverside arrested after fatally stabbing girlfriend, vehicle pursuit

Navy member from Riverside arrested after fatally stabbing girlfriend, vehicle pursuit

RIVERSIDE – A member of the US Navy suspected of stabbing his girlfriend to death in the City of Riverside Sunday, July 10, was apprehended this morning; the day after he fatally stabbed his girlfriend. He was arrested after leading authorities on an early morning pursuit from San Diego back to the City of Riverside, where the […]

California looking to legalize recreational marijuana

Jacob Preal Valley News Intern California voters may be legalizing recreational marijuana with a vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. The “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” received more than 600,000 signatures to qualify the initiative for the November ballot. Although this number has yet to be verified by elections officials, the […]

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