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Category: Regional News

Fire damage funds available

Last week, the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced its has financial assistance for private landowners in California affected by wildfires in the last 18 months who want to implement conservation practices. The funding comes from NRCS’s Catastrophic Fire Recovery Initiative, part of its Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Applications for this initiative can be submitted for […]

Anza league holds general meeting

The Anza Civic Improvement League is holding its annual General Membership meeting at noon on Friday, Oct 4, inside the Little Red Schoolhouse, Minor Park located at the corner of Conteras Road and Highway 371, Anza, CA 92539. For more information, call 951-330-4411 for information or visit

County ready to help fire victims

Victims of recent wildfires whose property was damaged or destroyed may be eligible for property tax relief in Riverside County. In response to the disasters, Assessor-Clerk-Recorder Larry Ward and Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent have teamed up to assist victims countywide. Taxpayers may be eligible to have their property reassessed and their Dec. 10 property tax […]

Nestande opens San Jacinto office

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, Assemblyman Brian Nestande opens a new satellite office in San Jacinto. The 42nd Assembly District covers a large geographic area and the office will make it easier for constituents to communicate with their representative. This is in addition to the Palm Desert and Hemet offices, and the new satellite office in […]

Supervisor’s schedule

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone will be at the Idyllwild Library from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to meet with consitutents. He also will be at his Hemet office from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. To make an appointment, call […]

HUSD superintendent talks — part 3

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Hemet Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Barry Kayrell and Trustee Vic Scavarda of Idyllwild met with the Town Crier to discuss the “State of the District” and trends in the next few years. This is the last of three parts of the interview. How will the “core curriculum” [Common […]

Ruiz’s office helping fire victims

Residents of California’s 36th Congressional District who lost homes or businesses in the recent wildfires may be eligible for federal assistance. The office of Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is available to assist those affected by damage to homes or businesses with claims to the Small Business Administration. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has […]

Forest Service offers fee-free day

The San Bernardino National Forest is offering a fee-free day on Saturday, Sept. 28, in conjunction with the 20th-annual National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. No Adventure Pass is required for using standard amenity fee sites that day, whose focus is to instill a sense of shared stewardship […]

Trade in for a better leaf blower

The Southern California Air Quality Management District offers a leaf blower exchange program for professional landscapers and gardeners within a four-county area, including Riverside County. The program allows them to trade in an old leaf blower for a new, low-emission and low-noise model at a 50-percent discount. For more information, sign up for an email […]

Help with new health options

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $21,931,657 in grant awards to 129 California health centers operating 1,221 sites to enroll the uninsured in new health coverage options the Affordable Care Act made available. In California, health centers served 3,261,720 patients last year, 42 percent of whom were uninsured. With these funds, the awardees […]

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