Nestande saves home brewers’ events

Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2609 that local Assemblyman Brian Nestande authored, allowing home brewing associations, such as the American Homebrewers...

Forest Service uses funds from other programs for firefighting

Without additional funds to offset the cost of fighting wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service will again have to use funds originally for other forest...

Tramway closing for annual maintenance

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will close for its annual maintenance period Monday, Sept. 8. The reopening is tentatively scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday,...

California outlaws most single-use carryout bags

Under new legislation the California Legislature passed that is expected to be signed by the governor on Sept. 20, thin plastic carryout bags appear...

State confirms West Nile virus in county mosquitoes

The state has confirmed that mosquitoes collected from several locations in the Murrieta and Temecula area and one location in the Hemet area tested...

Dining with dogs now legal: Restaurants may now cater to canines,...

Throughout all of California, dogs may soon dine with their owners on restaurant patios, under certain conditions. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation, which...

Slight increase for Covered California health premiums

Covered California announced new premiums for 2015. “The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for...

State Parks agency targeted for change

At the end of July, the Parks Forward Commission, an independent state panel, released a draft report with four major recommendations to protect and...

State fire fee used for variety of purposes

California’s Board of Forestry has released a draft report describing the collection and use of the Fire Prevention fee applied to structures within State...

Supervisors consider pay raises for county officials

Raises for top Riverside County officials were on the agenda for the Board of Supervisors Aug. 5 meeting. The board considered increases for themselves...

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