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CHP to reinforce safe driving practices during countywide campaign

RIVERSIDE - California Highway Patrol officers throughout Riverside County tomorrow will be cracking down on motorists who take their eyes off the road to talk, text or engage in other acts that could cause an accident. In observan... — Updated 4/3/2019 Full story

 

Computer-savvy students to debug codes in countywide contest

MORENO VALLEY - Middle and high school students with above-average computer skills will test their capabilities Saturday in the inaugural Riverside County Programming Competition. The event, scheduled to begin at noon at Valley... — Updated 4/4/2019 Full story

 

Final hope for festival faithful as Coachella opens special sale

INDIO - For all the Kanye West fans who couldn't get a Coachella Music & Arts Festival wristband earlier this year, there is still hope to snag a coveted Weekend 2 pass today at a limited online sale. On Jan. 4, the world famous... — Updated 4/5/2019 Full story

 

Home-based food services coming to Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors are scheduled next week to review a proposed ordinance that would establish rules and regulations for home-based cooks to serve hot and cold meals on a daily basis anywhere in the county.... — Updated 3/22/2019 Full story

 

Local congress members react to release of Mueller Report summary

RIVERSIDE - Congressional and U.S. Senate members on both sides of the aisle on Sunday, March 24 called for making public the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential... — Updated 3/25/2019 Full story

 

Contract with union ratified despite concerns about costs

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 26 approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement with one of the largest labor unions representing Riverside County workers, gaining concessions that will net savings,... — Updated 3/26/2019 Full story

 

Police say missing Corona boy believed dead; father charged with murder

CORONA - The father of an 8-year-old boy who has been missing for more than four weeks was charged Thursday, March 28 with first-degree murder, with police saying that while the boy's body hasn't been found, evidence has been... — Updated 3/28/2019 Full story

 

Renowned balloonist dies following accident near Warner Springs

WARNER SPRINGS - A British balloonist and scientist who set 79 world ballooning records died following a balloon-related accident near Warner Springs, it was reported on Thursday, March 28. Julian Richard Nott, 74, was injured... — Updated 3/28/2019 Full story

 

Senator Stone's bill to provide tax relief for Veterans passes first hurdle

SACRAMENTO - The Senate Committee on Governance and Finance on Wednesday, March 27 unanimously passed legislation authored by Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) to provide needed and deserved tax relief to those who have worn... — Updated 3/28/2019 Full story

 

Endangered Bighorn Sheep die-off reduced desert numbers to third of 2016 size

BERMUDA DUNES - Endangered bighorn sheep populations in the desert area have declined to a third of their 2016 numbers due to a disease introduced by domestic livestock, officials announced on Friday, March 15. "Die-offs of... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 

Pilot killed in Riverside plane crash

RIVERSIDE - One person was killed when a small, twin-engine plane crashed into the backyard of a home in Riverside on Saturday, March 16, fire officials said. The plane went down around 11:50 a.m. in the 10500 block of Robinson... — Updated 3/16/2019 Full story

 

Evidence removed from apartment where missing Corona boy lived

CORONA - Evidence was removed from the Corona apartment where a missing 8-year-old boy lived, but police did not give an indication this morning what the item was before it was loaded onto a police truck. The item, taken from the... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story

 

Corona student clinches record fourth win at countywide spelling contest

MORENO VALLEY - A Corona eighth-grader on Tuesday, March 19 claimed an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the Riverside County Spelling Bee, winning the title of champion speller and a spot at the national bee in May.... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story

 

Contractor will work 24-hour days to repair state routes damaged by floods

IDYLLWILD - Contractors working on an $8 million project to repair state Routes 74 and 243, both of which were severely damaged during Valentine's Day flooding, will work around the clock and hope to get one of the routes... — Updated 3/20/2019 Full story

 

Taking a train to Coachella, Stagecoach festivals possible by next year

INDIO - Patrons of the desert's biggest music festivals -- Coachella and Stagecoach -- could be making the trip from Los Angeles to Indio by Amtrak train as soon as next year, transportation officials announced on Friday, March 8.... — Updated 3/8/2019 Full story

 

Missing teen believed to be in Riverside

RIVERSIDE - Investigators are renewing calls for information about a teen who went missing last year in San Pedro and who they believe might be in Riverside. Fatima Rivas, 18, was reported missing on Feb. 22, 2018, while she was... — Updated 3/9/2019 Full story

 

Man killed after jumping on 91 freeway identified

CORONA - The coroner's office on Sunday, March 10 publicly identified a Fullerton man who jumped to his death from an overpass onto the 91 Freeway in Corona. The incident was reported just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the... — Updated 3/10/2019 Full story

 

County hires firm for 'on-call' environmental studies

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 12 approved a three-year, $1 million agreement with a local environmental services firm to step in and assist the Riverside County Transportation & Land Management Agency with... — Updated 3/12/2019 Full story

 

Landmark conservation bill will help protect endangered desert species

WHITEWATER - A bipartisan conservation bill signed on Tuesday, March 12 by President Donald Trump, which safeguards around 375,500 acres of public land and designates 77 miles of waterways as wild and scenic rivers in southeastern... — Updated 3/12/2019 Full story

 

Repairs to last 'months' on highways damaged during storms

IDYLLWILD - It may be summer before state Routes 74 and 243 completely reopen to the general public due to the extensive repair work required to restore the corridors, both of which were severely damaged during a mid-February... — Updated 3/13/2019 Full story

 

Travelers urged to check flights as Boeing Max plans are grounded

LOS ANGELES - Southland residents planning to travel by air today or in the coming days should double-check their flights in light of the newly announced grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets, with a handful of cancellations already... — Updated 3/13/2019 Full story

 

Riverside County lawmakers react to Governor's order to stop executions

RIVERSIDE - Gov. Gavin Newsom's implementation on Wednesday, March 13 of a moratorium on capital punishment elicited sharp criticism from several Riverside County lawmakers, one of whom characterized the governor as undermining... — Updated 3/13/2019 Full story

 

Accused OC child killer faces new charges involving Riverside County victims

SANTA ANA - A Colorado man charged with killing and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Newport Beach in 1973 made his first appearance on Wednesday, March 13 since being returned to Orange County, where prosecutors... — Updated 3/13/2019 Full story

 

Park service denies protection to famed Corona mural

CORONA - A four-decade-old patriotic mural in Corona's Prado Dam does not meet the criteria for preservation as a national landmark defined by the National Park Service, federal officials announced on Tuesday, March 5. The fate of... — Updated 3/5/2019 Full story

 

County receives more than $10 million for homeless assistance programs

RIVERSIDE - Multiple projects in Riverside County will receive funds for homeless shelter expansions, outreach, and other programs, thanks to a $10.02 million state allocation, county officials announced on Tuesday, March 5. "This... — Updated 3/5/2019 Full story

 

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