Former local fire chief to oversee national program

  Shawna Legarza, former fire chief for the San Bernardino National Forest, will be the next national director of Fire and Aviation Management for the...

Grand jury reports on registrar’s operation of polling sites

Late last month, a Riverside County grand jury report raised concerns over the how the county’s Registrar of Voters manages polling places. After observing...

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...

Stone’s legislation would limit boards’ payback

Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) introduced legislation that will reduce political patronage and save the taxpayers of California several million dollars. Where allowed by law,...

School district and teachers can’t agree on salary structure

On March 29, the Hemet Unified School District announced that the district and the Hemet Teachers Association had reached an impasse in their negotiations...

County balances budget again with reserves: Caution urged in order to restore balanced budget

At its June 28 meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The preliminary budget with these...

Supervisors consider pay raises for county officials

Raises for top Riverside County officials were on the agenda for the Board of Supervisors Aug. 5 meeting. The board considered increases for themselves...

Election yields few surprises

For Riverside County and Hill voters, the results of the June 5 primary election were essentially approval of past performance. Neither upsets nor other...

Tips on talking to kids about Ebola

The graphic images and scary rhetoric in the media about Ebola can be stressful enough for adults, but imagine what it is like for...

HUSD’s new superintendent

The Hemet Unified School District directors appointed Barry Kayrell as its next District superintendent. The vote was unanimous 7-0. Kayrell is currently the superintendent of...
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