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Riverside County growth lands on US Census charts again

RIVERSIDE - The U.S. Census Bureau released a report on Thursday, April 18 showing Riverside County is not only one of the most populous counties in the country, but one of the fastest growing. Southwestern states dominated the... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

 AT&T announces expansion of 5G service to San Diego, 6 other cities

AT&T announced an expansion of its 5G mobile services to San Diego and six other cities across the country. San Diego is now one of 19 cities with access to the company’s fledgling 5G network. Chief competitor Verizon entered... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

MiraCosta College announces intention to offer two free years of tuition

MiraCosta College has announced that it intends to begin subsidizing two years of tuition, beginning during the fall semester for first-time students taking at least 12 units. The expansion of free community college tuition is... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

County seeks funds from state for affordable housing projects

Riverside County supervisors authorized a $625,000 funding request to the California Department of Housing and Community Development under a program to aid localities in expanding affordable housing opportunities by taxing... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

San Diego supervisors review Alzheimer's Project report, seek to expand program

San Diego County officials will consider ways to expand a response program for people with Alzheimer’s disease, after supervisors Tuesday, April 9, heard an annual report on overall efforts to deal with the disease and the... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

Festival flower children welcome at Joshua Tree, but only with caution

In the midst of Coachella Valley’s music festival season, bountiful blooms are taking over Joshua Tree National Park, and park rangers are reminding visitors to enjoy the extraordinary floral phenomenon with respect. “We’ve... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

Melendez introduces measure honoring the youngest heroes with Month of the Military Child

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced that she has introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 52, which recognizes April as the Month of the Military Child. “I’m proud to acknowledge the... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

Supervisors OK budget for Smith jail infirmary project

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a $785,253 budget for a project to revamp a wing of the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning to improve inmate health care services. The SCF Healthcare Enhancement Project is a... — Updated 4/19/2019

 

Supervisors provisionally OK business partnership to build libraries

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, April 16 tentatively authorized a partnership with a developer for the construction of three new library branches. Supervisor Chuck Washington has been seeking to add to the... — Updated 4/16/2019 Full story

 

Closure of freeway connector in Corona scheduled Wednesday

CORONA - A transition ramp connecting the Riverside (91) Freeway to the Corona (71) Expressway will be shut down Wednesday, April 17 for guardrail repairs, and Caltrans advised motorists to be prepared for detours and travel... — Updated 4/16/2019 Full story

 

Supervisors authorize funding for security firms

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors signed off on Tuesday, April 16 on allocations potentially totaling $8 million a year to retain the services of nine private security firms whose personnel work at multiple county... — Updated 4/17/2019 Full story

 

Injured hiker rescued by helicopter in Cleveland National Forest

CORONA - A woman who was injured on Wednesday, April 17 while hiking in the Cleveland National Forest southwest of Corona was rescued by a CalFire helicopter crew and taken to a hospital. The "hiker down'' call was received... — Updated 4/17/2019 Full story

 

Arrests decrease again during Coachella opening weekend

INDIO - For the second year in a row, arrests dropped during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, with police announcing that 99 people were arrested during the fest's opening weekend. Of the 99 people... — Updated 4/17/2019 Full story

 

Federal judge stays ruling declaring state magazine ban unconstitutional

SAN DIEGO - California's law banning gun magazines that hold more than 10 bullets went back into effect this afternoon, one week after a San Diego federal judge ruled that it was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Roger T.... — Updated 4/6/2019 Full story

 

Coachella worker killed in fall while installing stage

INDIO - A worker fell 60 feet to his death on Saturday, April 6 while setting up a stage in preparation for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, which opens on Friday. The Riverside County... — Updated 4/6/2019 Full story

 

Fire damages recycling facility in Perris

PERRIS - A fire erupted on Monday, April 8 inside a plastics recycling plant in Perris, causing damage to the interior and roof before it was contained. The non-injury blaze was reported about 11:45 a.m. at Global Plastics on... — Updated 4/8/2019 Full story

 

Portion of Highway 243 repaired, permitting access to lake

IDYLLWILD - A nearly 10 mile segment of state Route 243 just north of Idyllwild was reopened on Monday, April 8 after a seven-week closure stemming from a Valentine's Day storm... — Updated 4/8/2019 Full story

 

Supervisors greenlight budget for agency overseeing caregivers

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 9 approved a $5.74 million budget for the Riverside County agency that manages government-paid caregivers who serve low-income seniors and families with medical needs. The... — Updated 4/9/2019 Full story

 

Semi jackknifes at Perris intersection, spilling fuels

PERRIS - A tractor-trailer overturned at a Perris intersection on Friday, March 29, rolling into a ditch and spilling oil and gas. The crash was reported about 2:30 p.m. at Harley Knox Boulevard and Webster Avenue, the Riverside... — Updated 3/30/2019 Full story

 

More than $1 million in census funds coming to Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is slated to approve an agreement with the state that will net Riverside County $1.21 million in funding for marketing and outreach campaigns intended to elevate awareness about the 2... — Updated 3/30/2019 Full story

 

Federal judge overturns state law banning gun magazines

SAN DIEGO - California's law banning gun magazines that hold more than 10 bullets was declared unconstitutional on Friday, March 29 by a federal judge in San Diego. U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez ruled that the California law... — Updated 3/30/2019

 

Agency seeks reimbursement for lending assistance during fires

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors is slated on Tuesday, April 2 to approve a compact between the Ventura and Riverside County sheriff's departments to ensure that the latter is compensated for dispatching deputies to assist... — Updated 4/2/2019 Full story

 

Science fair to showcase rocket power, bird behavior and next-gen straws

RIVERSIDE - Elementary, junior high and high school students on Tuesday, April 2 will be showcasing a host of simple and complex projects -- from a rocket engine composed of household products to next-generation straws that are... — Updated 4/2/2019 Full story

 

Corona dad accused of killing 8-year-old son due in court

RIVERSIDE - A Corona man accused of killing his 8-year-old son last month and trying to conceal the evidence using acid and other products is slated to be arraigned on Tuesday, April 2 on a murder charge. Bryce Daniel McIntosh,... — Updated 4/2/2019 Full story

 

Corona man accused of killing son pleads not guilty

RIVERSIDE - A Corona man accused of killing his 8-year-old son and trying to conceal the evidence using acid and other products pleaded not guilty Wednesday, April 3 to murder and torture charges. Bryce Daniel McIntosh, 32, was... — Updated 4/3/2019 Full story

 

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