Countywide home prices creep up in August

RIVERSIDE – The median price of an existing single-family home in Riverside County rose slightly in August, in conjunction with higher home sales, the California Association of Realtors reported. The median home price countywide in August was $388,500, compared to $385,500 in July, according to CAR. On a year-over-year level, the price was about 9 […]

Countywide jobless rate rises

RIVERSIDE – Despite a pickup in labor market activity, the unemployment rate crept higher in Riverside County last month, state officials reported last week. The jobless rate in August, based on preliminary estimates, was 6.5 percent, compared with 6.3 percent in July, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency figures showed that the August […]

Health officials confirm two West Nile cases in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – A 53-year old man and 43-year old man who both reside in western Riverside County have tested positive for West Nile virus, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, county public health officer, said. Both individuals were hospitalized and confirmed to have the illness. These are the first two confirmed human cases for the 2017 season. The […]

Home sales drop, prices stay put

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County barely budged last month, while sales of existing homes dropped by double digits, the California Association of Realtors reported today. The median home price countywide in July was $385,500, compared to $385,000 in June, according to CAR. On a year-over-year level, the price […]

Countywide jobless rate rises

RIVERSIDE – With seasonal losses in multiple sectors of the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County climbed more than one percentage point last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in June, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in May, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency […]

County agricultural commissioner to hold public meeting on “citrus greening disease”

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner Ruben Arroyo will hold a public meeting today to spotlight the potential danger of  “citrus greening disease” and how residents can help stop it before it affects the county’s $187 million-per-year commercial citrus crops. “This disease threatens all citrus trees, whether they are grown by citrus farmers or in […]

‘Citrus greening disease’ found in Riverside tree

RIVERSIDE – The presence of the potentially devastating “citrus greening disease” was confirmed in a tree in east Riverside, prompting agricultural officials to implement a containment strategy to prevent the disease from spreading to crops throughout the area. According to the Riverside County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, tests performed Tuesday, July 25, on a […]

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