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Christmas tree recycling helps fish in Riverside County

The Riverside County Waste Management Department is working with the California Department of Fish and Game to collect Christmas trees at county landfills and provide them for fish habitat. Christmas trees collected at the Badlands, Blythe and Lamb Canyon landfills, through the free Christmas tree drop-off program, will be provided to the Department of Fish […]

Raul Ruiz excited about new career and his district

Raul Ruiz excited about new career and his district

Editor’s note: Dr. Raul Ruiz, our congressman-elect, participated in a telephone interview, Friday, Dec. 14, just weeks before he will be sworn into office as the representative of California’s 36th Congressional District, in which the Hill is located. We discussed the campaign, in which he upset incumbent Mary Bono Mack, and his views and feelings […]

Medicare prescription drug supplements’ confusing choices

Navigating Medicare prescription plans is usually a daunting and confusing procedure but this year it is even more so, according to Bill Robinson, insurance advisor at Palm Canyon Insurance Agency in Palm Springs. “Each year drug companies change offered plans,” Robinson said. “What is so difficult is that this year so many companies are changing […]

Ramona Expressway paving work

The Ramona Expressway, near the Interstate 215 intersection, will be closed from 8 a.m. Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 or until a paving project is completed, according to a press release from the Riverside County Transportation Department. No detour is necessary. The public is advised to avoid this area if possible. Delays are to be […]

Riverside County budget deficit: Déjà vu

With about 60 percent of the current fiscal year remaining, Riverside County budget officials are confronted with a familiar problem — projected expenses are greater than projected revenue. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Ed Corser told the board of supervisors that the county’s anticipated 2013 deficit would be $30 million unless some actions were taken […]

County Corner: Nov. 22, 2012

The Riverside County Assessor’s office has announced that many fees for county services will increase effective Dec. 7. For example, the fee for a marriage license will be $90. Its current cost is $68, a 32 percent increase. A confidential marriage license will go from $76 to $100. If the county performs the ceremony during […]

Voters choose DeForest, Smith and Forst for HUSD board

Voters choose DeForest, Smith and Forst for HUSD board

Voters gave the nod to retired educator Jim Smith to join the Hemet Unified School District Board of Trustees and returned incumbents Dr. Lisa DeForest and veteran Marilyn Forst. John Graham, who has local Idyllwild business ties, came in fourth out of five candidates. Boyd Lachlan Roberts finished last. Smith said he is thrilled to […]

2012 general election results for Riverside County and state

Registration and turnout (As of Saturday evening) 943,402 registered voters Votes Percent Precincts reporting turnout 244,809 25.95 Vote by mail reporting turnout 352,247 37.34 Total 597,056 63.29 President and Vice President Riverside County Statewide Votes Percent Percent Dem – Barack Obama 287,754 48.80 59.2 Rep – Mitt Romney 290,227 49.21 38.4 Grn – Jill Stein […]

Local voter registration statistics

71st Assembly District is a combination of Riverside and San Diego county voters. More than 90 percent of the registered voters live in San Diego County, only 20,631 (8.6%) reside in Riverside County. Voter Registration Jurisdiction California Riverside County 3rd Supervisorial Dist. 71st Assembly Dist. 36th Congessional Dist. Eligible 23,802,577 1,358,695 Registered 18,245,970 (76.7%) 943,405 […]

Riverside County needs tax preparation volunteers

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is seeking volunteers to become IRS-trained and certified in order to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this upcoming tax season. IRS-certified volunteers prepare basic income tax returns for qualified taxpayers in local communities throughout Riverside County. They also help to secure as well as increase awareness of […]

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