EDITED: ‘Wildfire’ near Fobes Ranch Road

Cal Fire is now reporting a fire near Fobes Ranch Road in Garner Valley. EDITED 2016-11-14: The "Wildfire" turned out to be merely a...

UPDATE: Wildfire west of Pine Cove

The U.S. Forest Service is reporting a 1/4-acre fire along the Webster Trail, about 150 yards west of Red Hill Truck Trail, not far...

Registrar mails sample ballots, information

About 940,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets have started going out to Riverside County voters for the general election on Nov. 8. The initial...

Forest Service enlists White House support to change wildfire funding mechanism

The need to modify the U.S. Forest Service’s budget process so that the cost of fighting wildfires does not jeopardize funding for other programs has...

Proposition 57 proposes earlier release for some non-violent prisoners

For the fourth time in five years, California voters are being asked to weigh in on the earlier release of certain prisoners, in this...

Earthquake alert issued last week: Governor approves bill to speed up...

Alarmed at the occurrence of hundreds of earthquakes last week, only three greater than 4.0 in magnitude near the Salton Sea, state and federal...

Two death penalty ballot propositions with very different outcomes

Two 2016 California ballot initiatives seek to amend the death penalty, with very different outcomes. One, Proposition 62 (Repeal of the Death Penalty), proposes to...

State considering how recycled water can go directly to potable water

The California State Water Resources Control Board has announced a public workshop and solicited public comments on a draft “Report to the Legislature on...

Gov. signs bills affecting public agency website use

The 2015-16 legislative session ended on Aug. 31, and now Gov. Jerry Brown has begun to sign and veto some of the many bills...

Prop 61, a prescription drug purchase and pricing initiative: Major...

Proposition 61, titled by its drafters as “The California Drug Price Relief Act,” and on the ballot as “State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards....

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