Only one response to Forest Service plan

In October, the U.S. Forest Service proposed a plan to reforest a portion of the land, not within the wilderness area, burned during the...

Court rules for fire fee refund process

Earlier this month, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge sided with Cal Fire regarding property owners’ rights to a refund if the State Responsibility...

Parks Forward sees changes needed for future of State Parks

At its final meeting Friday, Feb. 6, the Parks Forward Commission will review its final report and recommendations for the future management of the...

During disaster, the county has their paws

Large animals and pets, specifically their safety and rescue, during an emergency was the topic for last week’s MEMSCOMM (Mountain Emergency Services Committee) meeting.   Rita...

Pertussis epidemic persists: Flu season picking up

The pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic that started last spring has continued unabated through fall. The California Department of Public Health said in its Nov....

Help starts here: Dial 211… Aquí comienza la ayuda: Marque 211

The Riverside County Department of Public Health sent four public health workers — Kevin Meconis, James Atkins, Martin Baxter and Anne Accurso — to...

Stone suggests SoCal as 51st state

Last week, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (3rd District) proposed that Riverside and possibly several other counties split from California to form a new...

Wildfire control campaign

The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire...

Covered Cal offers extension of 2015 enrollment begins in April

Covered California is offering a special enrollment opportunity for consumers who did not know or understand there was a tax penalty for being uninsured...

Prop 52 aims to extend private hospital fees that help fund Medi-Cal

Proposition 52, “State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment,” is fairly straightforward in its objectives but a bit...
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