Program offers “ray of hope” for lagging avocado industry

A program aimed at softening the blow of costly irrigation system upgrades may bring relief for local avocado growers who are struggling to survive unrelenting surges in their water bills. “It’s been very, very challenging to address these water issues,” Tom Bellamore, president of California Avocado Commission, told a group of growers at a May […]

Board authorizes sheriff to raise rates for use of deputies

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors approved Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the rates charged to cities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies. The rate increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2015, and is needed to recoup higher operational costs incurred by the sheriff’s department over the past year. Under the […]