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Stone announces committee vacancies

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is seeking residents interested in serving on county councils, boards and committees. Vacancies exist on each of the following: Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse, Advisory Council on Aging, County Service Area 36 (Idyllwild), County Service Area 149 (Wine Country), Community Facilities District Special Tax Review Board, Flood Control Commission, In-Home […]

County ready to help fire victims whose property was damaged or destroyed

The following was provided by Riverside County’s Assessor’s Office and Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office. 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 […]

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. […]

Anza residents protest code enforcement tactics

At a capacity meeting hosted by the Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council, nearly 100 residents lodged protests about tactics used by county code enforcement in issuing citations. Residents complained of unauthorized entrances onto their properties, even into their homes, by a particular officer they accused of using “Gestapo” tactics. They complained of not receiving directives […]

Sheriff Sniff visits Idyllwild

Sheriff Sniff visits Idyllwild

In a visit to Idyllwild on Wednesday, May 2, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff talked about budget constraints and the need to return staffing in Riverside County’s unincorporated areas to a minimum of 1 deputy per 1,000 residents. “The strain marks [of current staffing at .9 deputies per 1,000 residents, on the way to .75] […]

Ambulance service now in county hands

In the first County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee meeting since the Hill learned that the Idyllwild Fire Protection District wished to terminate its ambulance contract, residents seemed comfortable with the committee’s approach to the issue. …

Supervisors hear sheriff talk crime and budget

Layoffs will be needed to balance the Riverside County budget for fiscal year 2012-13, which starts July 1. Interim County Executive Larry Parish presented preliminary budget information to the board in two days of hearings last week. During the sessions, the board of supervisors heard from public safety department heads, including Sheriff Stan Sniff, District […]

Public meeting on St. Route 79 widening

Cal TRANS and the Riverside County Department of Transportation have scheduled a meeting at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23 at the Valley-Wide Recreation Center in Winchester. the meeting will be an opportunity for the highway project team to provide information abou the proposed widening of State Route 79 from Domenigoni Parkway to […]

CSA 36 costs down while supporting new programs

CSA 36 costs down while supporting new programs

County official Michael Franklin told the County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee that its fiscal year expenses through November 2011 had been $63,000.

Supervisors decline to regulate recycled water

At the urging of Chairman Bob Buster (1st District), the Riverside County Board of Supervisors considered getting involved in future regulation of the use of recycled water, particularly for citrus groves. But in a November 4-1 vote (Buster opposing), his colleagues agreed to leave the issue alone and simply refer it to the county’s water […]

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