SCE recommends defense against ongoing utility scam: Customers lost over half-a-million...

A reader wrote to inform the Town Crier about being contacted by a purported Southern California Edison representative who demanded immediate payment for allegedly...

County supervisors decline budget committee oversight: Brown Act compliance too costly

Last week, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors couldn’t agree on how to approach, and the extent of its own involvement in, the annual...

Sheriff’s department to test drones for search and rescue

Riverside County plans to test the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to enhance its search-and-rescue operations, particularly in the San Jacinto Mountain...

Supervisors want to turn county budget around: Spending cap imposed until...

With little debate, the Riverside County supervisors recently approved spending $18 million in a search to save a hundred million or more. County Executive Officer...

Voter registration growing with primary election approaching: Secretary of State warns...

California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla is forecasting a large surge in the number of voters for the June 7 presidential primary. Last week, he...

Waze, the user-fed traffic app, pairs with Caltrans

In a statewide move, Caltrans announced Tuesday, April 5. it would provide road condition, repair and potential closure information on state roads to Waze,...

County crime statistics up for 2015

Earlier this month, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office released the preliminary crime statistics for 2015. These data were from all...

$15 minimum wage in 2022: Legislature passes, governor signs bill week...

Within a week of announcing agreement on a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in California, the state Legislature approved...

State’s minimum wage to reach $15 an hour

California’s minimum wage is headed to $15 per hour, but it will take six years to reach that level, according to an agreement Gov....

County executive to discuss budget recommendations

In response to Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr’s initial warning in February about a threatening $100-million deficit for fiscal year 2016-17, which starts...
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