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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off today

CATHEDRAL CITY - Cathedral City's annual Hot Air Balloon Festival takes flight bright and early today, with hundreds of balloons set to populate the desert skies over the weekend. The fifth annual festival started at 5 a.m.... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story

 

Woolsey fire jumps freeway; Malibu ordered evacuated

MALIBU - Powered by Santa Ana winds and dry air, a 35,000-acre brush fire made a destructive, two-county march toward the sea on Friday, Nov. 9, indiscriminately consuming multimillion-dollar mansions and mobile homes alike as it... — Updated 11/10/2018 Full story

 

Riverside County to go under red flag warning Sunday

RIVERSIDE - Santa Ana winds will sweep through the region from Sunday to Tuesday, prompting a red flag warning for the county's valleys and mountains, as major wildfires continue to burn throughout the state, the National Weather... — Updated 11/10/2018 Full story

 

Government offices closed in Riverside County for Veterans Day

RIVERSIDE - Federal, state and local government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 for the observed Veterans Day holiday, and there will be no mail delivery. In Riverside County, the closures also include administrative... — Updated 11/12/2018 Full story

 

Fire weather danger persists in Riverside County through Wednesday

RIVERSIDE - Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist today, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in the Riverside County mountains, the valleys around... — Updated 11/12/2018 Full story

 

Vets of foreign wars receive diplomas after decades-long wait

MORENO VALLEY - Eight veterans of foreign wars received graduation certificates on Tuesday, Nov. 13, one of them posthumously, under a program that awards diplomas to former airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines who gave up school... — Updated 11/14/2018 Full story

 

Congressman seeks to spare citizens from penalties related to surveys

TEMECULA - Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Temecula, said on Wednesday, Nov. 14 a bill he authored would abolish penalties imposed on people who decline or neglect to answer questions on an annual survey that supplements the decennial... — Updated 11/15/2018 Full story

 
 By Kim Harris    Regional

Charred remains of Cranston Fire give signs of new life

It has been more than three months since a fire lit by an alleged arsonist tore through the area, charring 13,139 acres, before being fully contained by firefighters. The Cranston... — Updated 11/2/2018

 

Beaumont Police investigating possible razor in Halloween candy

BEAUMONT - Investigators were looking into a report that a razor blade was inserted into trick-or-treat candy passed out on Halloween in a Beaumont neighborhood, police said on Satu... — Updated 11/3/2018 Full story

 

No burn order issued for most of Southern California

RIVERSIDE - Much of the Southland will be under a "no-burn'' order Monday, meaning indoor fireplace use and outdoor wood burning will be prohibited in most places, due to pollution concerns. The South Coast Air Quality Management... — Updated 11/3/2018 Full story

 

Flames burn a bar, spread to additional structure

HOMELAND - A barn was heavily damaged on Saturday, Nov. by a fire that spread to a nearby structure in Homeland, authorities said. The fire was reported about 7 p.m. at on Highway 74 at Ritter Avenue, the Riverside County Fire... — Updated 11/4/2018 Full story

 

Multiple local marijuana tax measures on the ballot in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Voters in cities throughout Riverside County will cast ballots Tuesday on a bevy of commercial marijuana licensing and tax proposals, two of which are opposed by elected officials in the municipalities. Eight... — Updated 11/4/2018 Full story

 

Five people displaced by Perris house fire

PERRIS - Five people were displaced by an attic fire that broke out in a single-family home in Perris on Sunday, Nov. 4. The blaze was reported at 10:10 a.m. in the 100 block of Sunny Halo Court, between North Perris Boulevard and... — Updated 11/4/2018 Full story

 

Morning quake hits just north of Indio

INDIO - A magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck just north of Indio on Thursday, Nov. 8, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 9:16 a.m., was 6.2 miles northeast of Indio... — Updated 11/8/2018 Full story

 

13 dead, dozens injured in bar shooting in Thousand Oaks

THOUSAND OAKS - Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said 13 people died in the shooting at the Borderline bar late Wednesday (Nov. 7) night, including a sheriff's sergeant and the gunman, identified as 28-year-old former Marine and... — Updated 11/8/2018 Full story

 

Highway Patrol to deploy officers for Halloween safety campaign

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls may have free rein on Halloween -- but there will be no leeway for drunken or drug-impaired drivers, the California Highway Patrol warned. The San Gorgonio Pass CHP office plans increased deployments... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 

Agencies to dispose of unwanted, unused drugs without questions

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County residents who want to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can discard them at multiple locations today during a National Drug Take-Back. The effort, organized by the U.S. Drug... — Updated 10/27/2018 Full story

 

Riverside County seeking poll workers

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County's registrar of voters is still looking for poll workers, particularly individuals who speak multiple languages, for the Nov. 6 midterm election. Though no experience is necessary, prospective poll worke... — Updated 10/27/2018 Full story

 

Seven wounded in Riverside nightclub shooting

RIVERSIDE - Seven patrons of a Riverside nightclub were wounded in a shooting early Sunday, Oct. 28 and one of them was in critical condition, authorities said. It happened around midnight at the Sevilla Nightclub at 3252 Mission... — Updated 10/29/2018 Full story

 
 By City Newsline    Regional

Riverside County motorists face another vehicle license fee hike

RIVERSIDE - Exercising a one-time provision in state law, a divided Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 30 approved a $1 increase in motor vehicle registration fees for Riverside County residents to increase the budget of a... — Updated 10/30/2018

 

Six-figure grant to be used to combat domestic violence, sexual assaults

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 23 authorized Riverside County public safety agencies to apply a $900,000 federal grant to programs intended to address domestic violence, sexual assaults and other crimes... — Updated 10/23/2018 Full story

 

Road closure alert issued by city of Perris

Due to scheduled maintenance for potholes and repaving work, the City of Perris is closing a portion of Goetz Road from the City of Menifee boundary to Ethanac Road from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 on both sides of the roadway.... — Updated 10/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Paul J. Young    Regional

Board authorizes commercial marijuana cultivation, sales

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors, on a 3-2 vote, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, tentatively agreed to permit marijuana cultivation and sales in unincorporated areas of Riverside County an... — Updated 10/24/2018 Full story

 

Forest Service converting campgrounds to reservation-only facilities

IDYLLWILD - Three campgrounds managed by the U.S. Forest Service in the San Jacinto Mountains will be turned into reservation-only facilities as part of a cost- and time-saving strategy when they re-open for business next year.... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story

 

Fire weather still threatening Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist today, with a red flag fire warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect for the Riverside County mountains and the adjoining foo... — Updated 10/16/2018 Full story

 

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