Self-appointed wannabes harm firefighting efforts: Drones threaten air tankers filled with...

New technology is typically a benefit, but recently it has become an impediment to firefighters, especially in Southern California. Last week, drones were flying in...

Governor and Legislature agree to $115 billion budget

A state budget for fiscal year 2015-16, which starts July 1, was enacted Friday, June 19, after a week of negotiations between Gov. Jerry...

State attorney general enters water fee case

The state attorney general has interceded in the recent court decision concerning water rate tiers. While Attorney General Kamala Harris is not appealing the...

Grand Jury seeks appointment of special counsel

In the aftermath of last week’s Order to Show Cause hearing in which the grand jury found itself without actual legal representation before the...

County supervisors approve new budget: Want audit of public safety...

Next year’s county budget will grow and much of the increase will be for public safety programs. However, supervisors are beginning to raise questions...

Forms now need to be mailed only once

Petitions for Redetermination of the Fire Prevention Fee were previously required to be sent to three locations. However, as a result of legislation passed last...

Council says bail not required to protest traffic tickets

Last week, the California Judicial Council changed the rules for people with traffic tickets. Bail cost, which is often the amount of the fine,...

Review board postpones Mills Act meeting

The Local Review Board was planning to hold a public session to discuss the Mills Act with property owners within the Idyllwild Historic Preservation...

Grand jury and county counsel in public legal fight

By J.P. Crumrine News Editor and Jack Clark General Counsel Disagreements about how the current Riverside County grand jury conducts interviews and investigations have evolved into public litigation...

County to deploy body cameras for sheriff’s deputies

On Friday, June 12, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff approved using body cameras on deputies countywide. Deputies will have the discretion on when to...
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