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Brown’s budget can’t find phantom revenue

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown released the revision of his January budget proposal for fiscal 2012-13, which begins on July 1. Unfortunately, the state’s financial conditions have not improved during the past four months. Although Brown stressed that this budget situation is much better than a year ago, he also admitted that the projected budget […]

Bono Mack organizes House Republican women

In a show of unity, 24 Republican women from 17 states in the U.S. House of Representatives today joined together to form the Women’s Policy Committee, a formal Congressional caucus with the goal of raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice […]

Three involved in Anza murder, one found guilty

One jury found Chris Duve, 31, not guilty of the 2006 murder of Paul Cline, then 60 and a resident of Old Cary Road in Anza. One day later, a second, separate jury, found Angela Shaver, 46, of Meadowbrook guilty of Cline’s murder in the first degree with enhanced circumstances. Shaver’s formal sentencing, 26 years […]

Race for Superior Court judge examines experience and record

Race for Superior Court judge examines experience and record

The race for Judge of the Superior Court Office Number 9 pits incumbent Judge Craig G. Riemer against Supervising Deputy District Attorney John A. Henry. This is the first opportunity in years for Riverside County voters to choose between two candidates for the same judgeship. While there are 12 judgeships up for election, eight are […]

State fire officials ready for intense fire season

State fire officials ready for intense fire season

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 6 through May 12 as “Wildfire Awareness Week” …

Forestry board policy aims to control oak borer

Last month, the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted a policy that allows CALFIRE to enter into agreements with both public and private landowners and governmental agencies, including the federal government, for controlling the spread of the goldspotted oak borer. This is a first step in adopting interdiction policies and regulations that […]

Verizon to discontinue stand-alone Internet

In a nationwide move that took effect on Sunday, May 6, Verizon will discontinue stand-alone Internet DSL for new customers and existing customers who make changes to their accounts or move to a new location. From the effective date forward, all Verizon Internet must be coupled or bundled with a Verizon landline, except for current […]

Propositions 28 and 29 seem familiar: Term limits and tobacco tax

Once again California voters are being asked to use their collective wisdom to address what some see as problems in the terms California legislators serve and how to raise money through what is sometimes called a “sin” tax. Proposition 28 addresses term limits, which California embraced 22 years ago, and which voters had previously considered […]

Assemblyman wants to amend California’s fire fee

State Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro (D, Assembly District 1, North Coast) has submitted a bill to modify the state’s recently enacted fire prevention fee. Assembly Bill 2474 won approval from the Natural Resources Committee Monday, May 7. The bill is intended to make fire protection fees assessed to property owners in State Responsibility Areas more equitable, […]

Dennis versus Gould for board of education

Dennis versus Gould for board of education

We begin our June primary election coverage with the race for the 4th trustee district for the Riverside County Board of Education, which includes the Idyllwild area. Contending for a full four-year term are Bruce Dennis, appointed last June to the board, and challenger Bill Gould. Dennis is postmaster for the city of Walnut and […]

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