Fire fee may benefit Idyllwild

The State Board of Forestry has until Sept. 1 to adopt emergency regulations to implement Assembly Bill 29, which authorizes a $150 fire prevention...

Idyllwild’s political district boundaries set

Changes to th district boundaries for the California State Senate and Assembly, as well as Congress, were approved.

Riverside County fire officials discuss plans and funding

Local fire and public safety officials convened their quarterly Mountain Area Safety Taskforce (MAST) session last Wednesday, Aug. 10. Fortunately, no significant or major...

Riverside County purchases disaster trailers

At the Thursday, Aug. 11 Mountain Emergency Services Committee (MEMSCOMM) meeting, Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Gina Moran-McGough reported that the county had purchased...

In October, Mt. San Jacinto to close two days a week

The California State Parks just announced service reductions due to the spring budget cut. The budget reductions total $11 million this fiscal year (Juy...

Monday is deadline to register to vote by mail

Monday (Aug. 15) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 30 mail-ballot election. ...

County Corner: Aug. 4, 2011

At its July 26 meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed qualified candidates to the boards of several local water districts. The Registrar of Voters recommended their appointment because there were an insufficient number of candidates to hold an election.

Supervisors and Sheriff respond to grand jury

On Tuesday, July 26, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors (Board) voted on staff recommendations in response to a May 11 grand jury report on the administration of prison health care. On May 24, the Board directed staff to prepare the Board’s response to the grand jury’s recommendations regarding Riverside County Mental Health Detention. The Sheriff’s Department filed a separate, but largely concurring, response. Both the Board’s and Sheriff’s responses found many points of agreement with the findings. Differences were generally the result of funding and intra-departmental organizational issues.

Fire in Anza

About noon, Thursday, July 21, a wildland fire broke out in Anza. The Pony Fire burnt nearly 35 acres, but was contained by 8:30...

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...
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