CPUC wants to tax text messages; FCC says ‘no’

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission revealed a plan to tax text messages and intends to vote on it next month. ...

County and unions unable to find agreement: County imposes settlement...

Two unions — Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 777, and Service Employees International Union, Local 721 — represent about two-thirds...

Dec. 21 deadline for Jan. 1 coverage from Covered California

Covered California announced that California residents have through Friday, Dec. 21, to select a health insurance plan that will start on Tuesday,...

Second project on Highway 243 for Tuesday and Wednesday

Highway 243 is closed in both directions just north of Lake Fulmor. However, a second project on Highway 243 between Skyland Ranch and Mt. Edna...

Sen. Stone to host Holiday Open House in Indio and Murrieta

State Sen. Jeff Stone will hold two Holiday Open Houses at his district offices. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, an...

Volunteers needed to survey Riverside County’s homeless population

Volunteers are needed in communities throughout Riverside County to help with the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count and Survey. The Riverside County Department of Public...

Highway 243 to close for a week

Caltrans is reporting that it will start emergency culvert repairs on Highway 243 in both directions near Lake Fulmor starting at 9 a.m. Friday,...

No mail delivery this Wednesday

All federal offices, including the Idyllwild Post Office and the Idyllwild Ranger Station will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 5, to observe a national day...

Storm alert for motorists

The California Department of Transportation is alerting the traveling public that a significant winter storm will arrive in the Inland/Mountain/Desert communities of Riverside and San...

Ecologist wants to minimize fire damage

Editor’s note: Chad Hanson, Ph.D., is the director and principal ecologist for the John Muir Project in Big Bear City. He spoke at...
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