Governor emphasizes education, infrastructure and reserves in new state budget

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.6 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That is a $6.6 billion increase over the current-year...

Supervisors reconsider short-term rental ordinance

Supervisors Chuck Washington (3rd District) and John Benoit (4th District) have asked their colleagues to consider a revised ordinance governing short-term rentals in Riverside...

Massive amount of voter data was allegedly illegally posted

Last week, there were reports in various national media that information about nearly 200 million voters was available on a public website. Since then...

Statewide Mattress Recycling Program debuts

At the end of 2015, California became the third state in the nation with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs....

Devore quake felt on Hill

About 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, a 4.4-magnitude quake occurred near Devore that was felt on the Hill. Devore is in the San Bernardino...

Riverside Superior Court accepting civil grand juror applications

The Riverside Superior Court announced that it is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors...

Capt. Wood promoted

On Dec. 24, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff (left) announced the appointment of Hemet Station Capt. Lyndon “Ray” Wood as the new chief deputy with oversight of the agency’s Eastern Field Operations, which includes the Colorado River, Thermal and Palm Desert stations, as well as the Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT), Hazardous Device Team (HDT) and Aviation Unit. Wood has led the Hemet Station since December 2013. His replacement has not been announced.

New laws effective Jan. 1

The arrival of the New Year also brings the effective date for 807 new state laws enacted in 2015 and signed by Gov. Jerry...

Proposed CPUC decision protects homeowners with solar

California homeowners who install solar photovoltaic will receive financial credit based on a California Public Utilities Commission decision last week. The proposed decision continues...

Vic Scavarda new HUSD board vice president: Steps up to presidency...

Last week, the Hemet Unified School District trustees held their board organizational meeting for 2016 and elected Jim Smith of Hemet as president and...

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