Temecula’s Chuck Washington appointed as new 3rd District supervisor

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Chuck Washington, Temecula city councilman and mayor pro tem, to fill the vacant 3rd District seat on...

2016 fire season starting: Time to make defensible space

According to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, “The 2016 wildfire season is off to a worrisome start. Southern California, the Great Basin in Nevada,...

USFS recreation fees in turmoil

A recent appeals court decision regarding Forest Service recreation fees has raised the specter that all fees, including the Southern California Adventure Pass, would...

Town Crier interviews campaigner Jeff Stone

Editor’s note: On Oct. 15, Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone, a candidate for the state Senate’s 28th District, spoke to the Town...

Supervisors and district attorney at odds over budget level: DA threatens...

Although Riverside County Executive Jay Orr added $6 million to the 2016-17 budget for the District Attorney’s office, DA Mike Hestrin, told the Board...

County Corner: July 2011

After three months as the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, Kari Verjil submitted her report of the agency’s operations and needs to the Board of Supervisors on June 28.

Energy Commission adopts stricter standards for lighting

On Jan. 27, the California Energy Commission adopted first-in-the-nation energy standards for the next generation of light bulbs. The standards cover screw-in LED light bulbs...

Governor to appoint Stone’s replacement

Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone was elected to the state Senate last week. Stone’s last Board of Supervisors meeting is Nov. 25....

Rebecca Spencer interim Registrar of Voters

Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr has appointed Assistant Registrar of Voters Rebecca A. Spencer as the interim registrar of voters following Kari Verjil’s...

Prop 56 will increase cigarette tax and include electronic brands

Proposition 56 (The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016) proposes to amend the state constitution to increase current state excise...
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