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Category: Regional News

Riverside County Supervisors want more transparency

Last month, the Riverside County Board of Supervisor’s took action to improve the transparency of its meetings’ agenda. For example, no longer will items be on the agenda with details to come later. A complete Form 11 (the description and discussion of the item) must be available when it is placed on the agenda. Financial […]

West Nile Virus now in San Jacinto

A 60-year-old woman is the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in Riverside County this year, said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer. The individual, who was hospitalized and is now recovering at home, lives in southwest Riverside County. On July 22, the state confirmed that mosquitoes collected from several locations […]

Help with new health options

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $21,931,657 in grant awards to 129 California health centers operating 1,221 sites to enroll the uninsured in new health coverage options the Affordable Care Act made available. In California, health centers served 3,261,720 patients last year, 42 percent of whom were uninsured. With these funds, the awardees […]

Gilman Springs Road project

A road project to make Gilman Springs Road safer for motorists began July 22, the first phase of a five-phase job costing $17.5 to $21.5 million and completed in 2016. The project brings improvements to a heavily used main artery for commuters, students and others traveling into and out of the San Jacinto Valley. The […]

Services reduced for traffic cases

Due to several consecutive years of state budget reductions, the Riverside Superior Court is reducing services to the public. Effective immediately, the court will offer limited in-person, and no live operator telephone service for litigants with traffic cases. In place of in-person service, the court is automating many routine tasks through available computers, kiosks and […]

Wildfire control campaign

The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign provides constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and equipment wildfires throughout the state. “All the stories we hear about sparks starting wildland fires […]

Composting needs volunteers

The Riverside County Waste Management Department is seeking volunteers to work with the Riverside County Backyard Composting Program. Volunteer master composters attend a training course for four Saturdays, and then donate back a minimum of 40 hours to the program. Volunteers are needed for staffing Saturday morning workshops, classroom presentations and community group presentations. Learn […]

EMS study forecasts growing demand

EMS study forecasts growing demand

The contractor evaluating Riverside County’s emergency medical system is constructing several options for the county’s consideration before a new ambulance contract request is completed next year. “Our goal is to recommend the right resources at the right time for the right patient,” said Mike Williams, president of Abaris Group, who is doing the work. The […]

Prevent vehicle-related wildfires

Fire danger in California is above normal levels. Significantly dry conditions are present due to historically low precipitation and high temperatures. The U.S. Forest Service is urging everyone to be responsibile in preventing human-caused wildfires, and to use caution when traveling on highways. The Kyburz Fire impacted a highway last week east of Placerville on […]

Wildfire control campaign

The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign provides constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and equipment wildfires throughout the state. “All the stories we hear about sparks starting wildland fires […]

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