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Sheriff Stan Sniff touts his record in re-election run

Sheriff Stan Sniff touts his record in re-election run

Stan Sniff, has served as Riverside County’s sheriff since October 2007 and was first elected in 2010. He is running for re-election against a challenger from within his ranks, correctional Lt. Chad Bianco. Sniff also serves as coroner-public administrator since the Sheriff’s and Coroner’s departments were merged in 1999. As sheriff/coroner, Sniff oversees countywide patrol […]

Fire officials ready for the fire season

Fire officials ready for the fire season

In a formal proclamation, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 4 through May 10 as “Wildfire Awareness Week” …

Judge restricts need for Adventure Pass

At least temporarily, a federal judge has restricted the U.S. Forest Service’s Adventure Pass program. On April 28, Judge Terry Hatter of the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, sided with four hikers who objected to paying for an Adventure Pass solely for parking. The judge ruled that the Forest Service can […]

Grand Jury criticizes supervisors’ community funds

Grand Jury criticizes supervisors’ community funds

A recently released Grand Jury report challenges the Riverside County Board of Supervisor’s use of discretionary or Community Improvement Designation Funds. The funds are divided equally among the five supervisors “to award to community organizations, nonprofits, county departments and government agencies,” according to the board policy (A-70) which sets guidelines for the use of these […]

County budget slightly better

While the Riverside County budget for fiscal 2013-14 (ending June 30) is slightly improving, County Executive Jay Orr is recommending that the Board of Supervisors use nearly $13 million from its contingency funds to augment this year’s revenues. He estimated that discretionary revenue may be nearly $33 million (or about 5 percent) greater than the […]

Voter information and key dates for June primary

Last week, Riverside County’s registrar of voters began mailing about 880,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets for the consolidated primary election on June 3. Material in the pamphlet is intended to help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the sample ballot and use it as a guide to help them complete […]

Don’t Be Scammed: Beware of email scams …

The number of scams targeting innocent consumers is staggering. The Federal Trade Commission issues reports warning the public of the most recent attempts to separate the consumer from their money. The latest in the long list of scams is an email scam notifying consumers that they are the subject of a “pending consumer complaint.” According […]

Anna Nevenic seeks Senate 28 seat

Anna Nevenic seeks Senate 28 seat

California State Senate District 28 is currently vacant and Idyllwild voters will see five names on the June 3 primary ballot. Democratic candidates are Philip Drucker of La Quinta and Anna Nevenic of Palm Springs. On the other side are three Republicans — Bonnie Garcia of Cathedral City, Glenn Miller of Indio and Jeff Stone […]

Robert Pape’s arraignment delayed until May

The prospective arraignment of Robert Pape, 25, for the 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon Pines was deferred a month until May 16. This is the third postponement of Pape’s arraignment since his arrest in March. On March 26, Riverside County Judge James Hawkins ordered Smith to stand trial for the murders. However, his lawyers are […]

Ruiz maintains campaign funding lead

Ruiz maintains campaign funding lead

The first quarter of 2014 was not a time of swelling campaign accounts, but if campaign funding were the equivalent of votes, Congressman Dr. Paul Ruiz has an overwhelming lead in his first re-election campaign. During the first quarter of 2014, the Democrat added nearly $400,000 to his cash coffers, ending the quarter with more […]

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