Governor considers relaxing whooping cough immunization rule

Legislation allowing school districts 30 extra days after classes begin to verify whooping cough vaccinations of middle and high school students has been sent...

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.

Scratch secession, convene constitutional confab

The state of South California is no longer 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s highest priority. Although he will spearhead a private effort to bring...

New California state fire fee approved

On Thursday, July 7, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation imposing a $150 annual fire protection fee on private property owners within State Responsibility Areas...

EPA limits rat poisons to protect kids, pets

On June 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on the sale to residential consumers of the most toxic rat and...

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...

State budget dashes school districts’ fiscal authority

Local school districts, such as Hemet Unified School District (HUSD), awoke Wednesday morning to learn the budget legislation signed Thursday essentially eliminates their ability to control expenses for the next year.

Riverside County enforces fireworks restrictions

Riverside County Fire, Law and Code Enforcement officials would like to remind residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal in Riverside County, meaning that...
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