Kimberlin Brown Pelzer challenges Ruiz for congressional seat

As a television actor, Kimberlin Brown Pelzer is a public figure; but challenging Rep. Dr. Raul Ruiz for the local congressional seat is her first...

Attorney Shaffer Cormell seeks Superior Court judgeship

Editor’s note: Shaffer Cormell and Tim Hollenhorst are running for a seat on the California Superior Court in Riverside County. Superior Court judges can be...

Tim Hollenhorst candidate for Superior Court judge

Tim Hollenhorst, a native Californian, is a prosecutor in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. He has been a deputy district attorney since 2004, and...

Solar panels will be required for new residential construction

Solar panels will be part of new-home construction beginning in 2020. Last week, the California Energy Commission approved new building-efficiency standards that will require...

Prop 69 requires approved transportation revenues be spent on transportation

Locks gas and infrastructure tax revenue into purposes for which intended Proposition 69, on the June ballot, requires that revenue raised from Senate Bill 1...

Prop 71 changes date approved ballot measures become effective

Allows additional time to count and certify ballots Proposition 71 on the June ballot would move the date approved ballot measures become effective to the...

Brown’s budget changes are limited

Governor remains cautious about economy Last Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his revisions to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget he proposed in January. The major...

Scams: Nicotine is not a kids’ food

By Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist Federal Trade Commission Over the past several years, sales of electronic cigarettes have grown rapidly, especially among youth. They currently are...

Scams

By Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education Federal Trade Commission Identity theft is hard enough. That’s why we keep working to make recovering from it...

Don’t Be Scammed: New tax scheme

They’re at it again... tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money. In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund deposited into your bank account. The thieves then contact you, often by phone, and — posing as the IRS or debt collectors for the IRS — demand you return the money to the IRS. But following the thieves’ instructions actually sends the money to them.

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