Warning: Consumption of game meat shot with lead ammo may be...

By Tom Paulek Editor’s note: Tom Paulek of Idyllwild was a California Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist for 28 years. During that...

Election and voter registration info

On Sept. 25, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters began mailing about 876,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets. Voters will have these in advance...

Santa Ana Threat Index available

As October arrives, the expectation of Santa Ana winds — powerful, hot, dry winds that can turn a spark into a wildfire —...

Ruiz and Nestande to face off

U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz and Assemblyman Brian Nestande have agreed to a televised debate. The one-hour event will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct....

Bond measure targets state water infrastructure

Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks before the general election, the Town Crier will review the propositions and local elections on the...

Gov. Brown signs legislation for paid sick leave

On Sept. 16, Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. While existing law authorizes employers to provide their...

Medicare open enrollment period starts Oct. 15

From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, everyone with health coverage through Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Health...

Groundwater management bills signed

Last week, Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. signed legislation to strengthen protections of groundwater use in California. The three bills establish a framework for local...

County enacts $637-million budget

This week, Riverside County supervisors approved a final budget for fiscal year 2014-15 (which began July 1) totaling $637.4 million, $13.9 million more than...

Riverside/San Bernardino supervisors met

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Boards of Supervisors for Riverside and San Bernardino counties were to meet in a joint session to discuss issues...
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