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Jeff Stone running for third and last term

Jeff Stone running for third and last term

Jeff Stone is embarking on his third campaign for Riverside County’s 3rd District Supervisorial seat. In 2004, he defeated incumbent Jim Venable. In 2008, he garnered 71 percent of the vote to defeat Deane Foote’s token opposition in the spring primary, and as a result did not have to wage a fall campaign. This year, […]

Brian Jones favorite for Assembly re-election

Brian Jones favorite for Assembly re-election

The 2011 statewide redistricting has placed Idyllwild in a new Assembly District for the 2012 elections. Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), the current Assembly District 64 incumbent, represents the Hill in the state Assembly until December 2012, after which he will no longer represent the Hill. Idyllwild and the other local communities from Poppet Flat to […]

Judge campaigns constrained by ethical guidelines

Judge campaigns constrained by ethical guidelines

Candidates for judicial office, both challengers and incumbent Superior Court judges, are constrained by the California Code of Judicial Ethics in how they can campaign and what they can say. They are prohibited from making statements to the electorate that “commit the candidate with respect to cases, controversies, or issues that could come before the […]

County closes area hiking trails

Last week, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins received approval from the Riverside County Board Supervisors to close seven hiking areas throughout Riverside County. The closures will remain in effect until further notice in the following areas: Avery Canyon (Gibbel Road east of State Street in Hemet) North Mountain and Indian Canyon (San […]

Scarafone challenges Stone for supervisor role

Scarafone challenges Stone for supervisor role

Joe Scarafone, Hemet, is challenging incumbent Supervisor Jeff Stone for Riverside County’s 3rd Supervisorial seat. Whoever garners a majority of the vote will be the next supervisor. This election will not continue onto the November ballot. Scarafone, a retired border patrol agent and current contractor, is a relative newcomer to electoral politics. Nevertheless, he has […]

Two low-key challengers for assembly seat

Two low-key challengers for assembly seat

New Assembly District 71, in which the Hill communities form the northern apexes of the district, has three candidates on the ballot. Incumbent Brian Jones and John McLaughlin are Republicans and Patrick Hurley is the Democratic candidate. However, under the rules of California’s new top-two open primary, the two candidates, regardless of party, with the […]

It's Cameron versus Eckhardt for Superior Court Office 1

It’s Cameron versus Eckhardt for Superior Court Office 1

In one of four contested races for Riverside Superior Court, incumbent Judge Victoria Cameron faces challenger attorney Tom Eckhardt in the Tuesday, June 5 primary election. In an interview, Cameron cites her courtesy on the bench and the plaudits for fairness she has received from both prosecution and defense attorneys who have come before her. […]

Brown’s budget can’t find phantom revenue

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown released the revision of his January budget proposal for fiscal 2012-13, which begins on July 1. Unfortunately, the state’s financial conditions have not improved during the past four months. Although Brown stressed that this budget situation is much better than a year ago, he also admitted that the projected budget […]

Bono Mack organizes House Republican women

In a show of unity, 24 Republican women from 17 states in the U.S. House of Representatives today joined together to form the Women’s Policy Committee, a formal Congressional caucus with the goal of raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice […]

Three involved in Anza murder, one found guilty

One jury found Chris Duve, 31, not guilty of the 2006 murder of Paul Cline, then 60 and a resident of Old Cary Road in Anza. One day later, a second, separate jury, found Angela Shaver, 46, of Meadowbrook guilty of Cline’s murder in the first degree with enhanced circumstances. Shaver’s formal sentencing, 26 years […]

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