Heatwave raises Riverside county temperatures

RIVERSIDE – Temperatures across Riverside County will continue climbing today as a heat wave that could potentially push temperatures in the deserts past the 120-degree mark in the coming days hits the region. A National Weather Service excessive heat warning for the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass zone, which includes the cities of […]

County supervisors to set hearing date for trash collection rate increases

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors will schedule a public hearing Tuesday to consider whether to increase fees for trash collection in unincorporated communities. According to Department of Environmental Health Director Steve Van Stockum, the four waste haulers under contract with the county—Burrtec Waste, CR&R Inc., Desert Valley Disposal and Waste Management Inc.—are seeking a 2 […]

Countywide jobless rate falls below 5 percent

RIVERSIDE – For the first time in more than a decade, the unemployment rate in Riverside County fell below 5 percent, state officials reported last week. The jobless rate in April, based on preliminary estimates that are subject to revision, was 4.9 percent, compared to 5.5 percent in March, according to the California Employment Development […]

Ban on open burning of debris begins

RIVERSIDE – Permits to burn landscape debris will be suspended in unincorporated Riverside County communities beginning May 26 and continuing for the duration of wildfire season. In Southern California, fire season typically spans May to November. The ban was triggered after Cal Fire authorities determined the danger of inadvertent fires breaking out in dead grass […]

Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

JURUPA VALLEY – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will restore millions of dollars in revenue taken away from four cities in Riverside County and used to pay for public safety realignment programs. “With this bill, millions of tax dollars will flow to benefit the people of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar,” Brown said […]

County accepts donation of city of Temecula fire engine

The county of Riverside has accepted Temecula’s offer to donate one of the city’s fire engines to the Riverside County Fire Department. A 4-0 Riverside County board of supervisors vote April 18, approved the donation of the 1995 E-One Sentry Pumper, which is currently based at Station 95 on Calle Chapos. The fire engine will […]

Countywide jobless rate unchanged in March

RIVERSIDE – Losses in a few sectors of the regional economy were offset by gains in others, leaving the unemployment rate in Riverside County unchanged last month, state officials reported last week. The jobless rate in March, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.5 percent – the same as February, according to the California Employment Development […]

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