Ruiz has millions; Stone $100,000

While not a 100-percent accurate prediction of an election, a candidate’s cash is an important contributor to their capability to triumph. In this year’s...

Proposition 53 — one man’s crusade: Local genesis with statewide consequences

Proposition 53, titled the “No Blank Checks Initiative,” springs from a wealthy Stockton-area agri-businessman’s crusade to affect two major projects that appear to impact...

Gov. Brown makes some temporary state water limits permanent: Cites likelihood...

Citing California’s five-year drought, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order making some of the state’s temporary water restrictions permanent. Permanently banned are wasteful practices...

Supervisors approve budget: Internal skirmish between Tavaglione and Jeffries

After a very difficult and, at times, personal discussion, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a budget for 2016-17. The overall budget is...

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...

Proposition 51, school bonds for K-12 and community college

Editor’s note: Because of a crowded November ballot and limited space for analysis, we’re beginning our examination of propositions voters must weigh in on...

Two-thirds of Hill voters cast primary ballots: Sanders outperforms Clinton here

Hill voters have an independent streak. While it may appear that voters from Pine Cove through Garner Valley have similar opinions as the rest...

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

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...

Forest Service raises fire restrictions in San Bernardino National Forest

As June ends and fire season begins, the San Bernardino National Forest implemented seasonal fire restrictions effective Thursday, June 30. “Monthly and seasonal weather outlooks...

Vote by mail may become universal in California

Standing in line while waiting for the person in front of you to get their address correct and to stop asking about how to...
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