Governor increases rainy-day funds

Cautious about new program funding No new programs, concern about future recession, and care for the poor and low-income were the primary themes last week...

Chief executive says ‘No alarm,’ but county reserves disappearing

The Riverside County budget beyond fiscal year 2017-18 appears to be in a very precarious position. Any major and unexpected budget expense may have...

Tribute to the Town Crier’s Patrons and Sponsors

By Becky and Jack Clark Co-publishers Nine Patrons and 60 Sponsors grace the Town Crier’s Membership list into this new year. These are folk with the...

Flu symptoms taxing local ambulance services/hospitals

Influenza is spreading and the toll is affecting local healthcare capabilities. Last week, hospitals in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties were overwhelmed with...

Park Service reduces fee-free entrance days

Other agencies announce free days Not only are the National Park Service and other federal agencies proposing to raise entrance fees for use of the...

Bald eagle count Jan. 13

The U. S. Forest Service has scheduled one more bald eagle count for this winter. The count will be on Saturday morning, Jan. 13. Two...

If your kids have electronic devices, read this

By Rosario Méndez Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education Federal Trade Commission Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did —...

Incandescent light bulbs to be phased out

While the light at the end of the tunnel will continue to glow and flicker in 2018, incandescent light bulbs will cease to be...

Stone drafting tax bill for California

In response to the proposed Republican “tax reform” bill currently in the U.S. Congress, State Sen. Jeff Stone has drafted a tax reform proposal...

County’s first flu-related death confirmed

Riverside County has reported its first flu-related death for the 2017-18 season, according to Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer. The victim was...
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