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DA files charges against Hemet teacher

Janel Pearl Ramirez, 31, was formally charged with sexual encounters with a minor. Her arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, April 26. If convicted, Ramirez faces jail time of four years and four months, according to John Hall, senior public information specialist for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Ramirez was arrested and released the first […]

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Ruiz and Bono Mack funds grow

The 2012 race for the 36th Congressional District is still more than six months away, but the competition for campaign money and the public’s perception of the candidates— Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and her Democratic challenger, Dr. Raul Ruiz — is already intense.

Cancer Society schedules new volunteer orientation

The American Cancer Society is holding a new volunteer orientation on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the society’s offices located at 6355 Riverside Ave., in Riverside. An RSVP is requested. There are many different volunteer opportunities to serve as an American Cancer Society volunteer. All volunteers are matched with specific jobs, […]

June 5 is primary election day

The June 5 primary election is only eight weeks away. The ballot will be crowded this year. Not only will voters have choices for County Supervisor, State Assembly and the Federal House of Representatives, but numerous local judgeships and Riverside County Board of Education seats will be on the ballot for Hill residents. In addition, […]

Jones has money for November

Jones has money for November

Republican Assemblyman Brian Jones, Santee resident, currently represents California’s 77th Assembly District. He is one of three candidates running for the new 71st Assembly District, which includes Idyllwild and its surrounding communities. Patrick Hurley and John McLaughlin are the other two candidates. Jones is the only one of the three to have already filed financial […]

Orr new Riverside County executive

Jay Orr, the assistant executive office, will become the next Riverside County executive officer. Members of the Board of Supervisors made the selection during closed session, the board of supervisors voted 4-1, with Supervisor Jeff Stone dissenting, to appointed Orr to the position. He succeeds interim CEO Larry Parish, who has filled the position since […]

Ruiz to speak Hemet-San Jacinto Democratic Club

Dr. Raul Ruiz, ER physician at the Eisenhower Medical Center in the Coachella Valley, and candidate for 36th Congressional District is the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Democrats of Hemet-San Jacinto. The monthly meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at 530-1/2 E. Florida Ave. in Hemet. All interested Democrats […]

Legislators ask for review of Forest Service air tanker plans

Last week, four U.S. Senators asked the General Accounting Office to review the Forest Service’s efforts to develop an air tanker plan to replenish their air attack fleet. The senators’ questions came on the heels of a recent letter from CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott expressing his concerns about the strategy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., […]

Supervisors hear sheriff talk crime and budget

Layoffs will be needed to balance the Riverside County budget for fiscal year 2012-13, which starts July 1. Interim County Executive Larry Parish presented preliminary budget information to the board in two days of hearings last week. During the sessions, the board of supervisors heard from public safety department heads, including Sheriff Stan Sniff, District […]

Assembly tries to fix glitches in fire legislation

Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, is trying to bring the state legislature’s attention to the effects of recently enacted laws on rural mountain communities …

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