County agencies contend with red ink in first months of fiscal year

Riverside County’s chief financial officer told the board of supervisors that “fiscal discipline” is a must to avoid deeper deficit spending and eating up reserves, even though multiple agencies are already struggling with budgetary challenges in the first half of the current fiscal year. “We are on an unsustainable trajectory,” CFO Don Kent said during […]

Funding shortfalls plaguing realignment program

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County agencies are carrying heavier burdens stemming from state public safety realignment enacted six years ago, partly because funds provided by the state to cover increased costs borne by the county are shrinking annually, Chief Probation Officer Mark Hake said to the board of supervisors, Nov. 1. “I have cautiously warned over […]

Program seeks to enable welfare recipients to receive restaurant meals

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved implementation of a program, Tuesday, Oct. 31, under which the homeless and low-income seniors and disabled residents of Riverside County would be able to purchase hot meals from restaurants, using their public welfare debit cards. “We’re looking forward to implementing this,” Department of Public Social Services […]

Home-buying capacity slips in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – The number of Riverside County households who are able to afford a median-priced home fell in the third quarter of this year, in line with a statewide trend, a real estate tracking firm reported. Roughly 38 percent of the county’s residents could qualify to buy a single-family dwelling between July 1 and Sept. […]

Riverside County law enforcement officers involved in statewide sweep targeting Mexican Mafia gang members

Riverside County law enforcement officers joined state agents today in carrying out a sweep targeting Mexican Mafia gang members and their associates throughout Southern California, netting 47 arrests and sizable drug seizures. “These arrests are a significant step in pushing back against the gangs and cartels that continue to spread crime and misery across our […]

Median price of homes in Riverside County continues to rise

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a home in Riverside County rose by 7.5 percent in September 2017, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold dipped by 3.7 percent, a real estate information service announced. According to CoreLogic, the median price of a Riverside County home was $360,000 […]

Escaped monitor lizard, found laying in the sunshine of a Riverside backyard, is picked up by owner

Escaped monitor lizard, found laying in the sunshine of a Riverside backyard, is picked up by owner

An escape artist crocodile monitor lizard found lounging atop a hedge in a Riverside backyard and enjoying the sunshine was back home with his owner by the next day, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services announced. Chopper, a 4-year-old crocodile monitor lizard, was picked up by owner DeWitt Vercher on Tuesday, Nov. 3, spokesman […]

 Countywide jobless rate drops

RIVERSIDE – With gains in most sectors of the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County fell nearly a full percentage point last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in September 2017, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.6 percent, compared to 6.5 percent in August, according to the California Employment Development Department. The […]

Riverside man contracts Hepatitis A strain that originated in San Diego County

Riverside man contracts Hepatitis A strain that originated in San Diego County

A Riverside man is recovering from a deadly strain of Hepatitis A that originated in San Diego County, public health officials said today. The victim, whose identity was not disclosed, has largely recuperated and apparently did not transmit the virus, according to the Riverside County Department of Public Health. “There’s no indication there are other related […]

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 […]

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