California Assembly passes controversial vaccination bill

Much to the chagrin of those who spoke out against it, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 277 on June 25. The controversial bill requires all children to be vaccinated against childhood diseases before being allowed to attend a public school. The bill, supported by Temecula Senator Jeff Stone, does away with most exemptions that parents […]

MSJC offering new American Sign Language program

MENIFEE—Mt. San Jacinto College’s American Sign Language Department is launching the first program on the West Coast designed to prepare deaf and hearing students to enter the field of professional interpreting. The MSJC ASL/English Interpreting Preparation Program will begin with the fall 2015 semester, which starts on Aug. 17. Students may begin registering for the […]

Non-vaccinating parents need to understand risks

Dear Editor, My perspective (on the recent SB-277 passage by the State Assembly) comes from exposure and potential exposure to loved ones with compromised immune systems. A few years ago, while still living in Northern California, I came down with a pretty nasty cough; a cough that progressed despite various over the counter and prescribed treatments. After […]

California Assembly passes vaccination bill

California Assembly passes vaccination bill

Much to the chagrin of those who spoke out against it, the California Assembly passed SB-277 today. The controversial Senate Bill requires all children to be vaccinated against childhood diseases before being allowed to attend a public school. The bill, supported by Temecula Senator Jeff Stone, does away with most exemptions that parents have claimed in […]

RCC District to deliver millions in savings to local taxpayers

On June 4, the Riverside Community College District successfully sold bonds to refinance a portion of its 2004 (Measure C) Series C General Obligation Bonds.  The refinancing collectively saves property owners within the District more than $4.1 million through 2032. The District was able to reduce the average interest rate on the bonds from 5 […]

A senator and a Temecula soccer-mom team up to right a wrong

John Hunneman Columnist Louise Esola was trying to get some work done around her home but the phone kept ringing. I was lucky to get through when I called. “The senator’s office has been calling all morning,” she told me. “There’s another call. I have to go.” United State Senator Chuck Schumer of New York […]

EMWD adopts new drought regulations, changes to water budgets

PERRIS—Eastern Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recently moved the District into Stage 4a of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan and is asking customers to reduce outdoor irrigation by 50 percent. The move is the most significant drought-response action to date by EMWD’s Board and went into effect on June 1. Customers are asked to […]

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