• Wanted man arrested for alleged possession of loaded gun, fireworks

    A 27-year-old Thermal man who had an active felony warrant was arrested for allegedly possessing a loaded gun, illegal fireworks and narcotics, sheriff’s officials said Monday. Vincent Adrian Villegas was taken into custody at around 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the 87000 block of Center Street while deputies were conducting illegal fireworks enforcement in the area, […]

  • Lake Elsinore man arrested for illegal fireworks

    A 55-year-old Lake Elsinore man was arrested Sunday on a felony charge for setting up a large number of dangerous fireworks in the backyard of his house for a makeshift display. Cal Fire received a tip  about the display about 5:30 p.m. and went to the home in the 32000 block of Garner Road in Lakeland […]

  • Fire in Indio burns gas station under construction

    A construction site in Indio burst into flames overnight Monday. The fire broke out just before midnight at the corner of Avenue 44 and Indio Boulevard. A gas station was being built on the grounds and it is reported to be completely burned to the ground. Witnesses say the flames were so high they could […]

  • Students in Riverside and San Diego Counties Receive $65,000 in Scholarships

    Thirty-two high school seniors and foster care students in Riverside and San Diego counties collectively received $65,000 in scholarship money, it was announced Tuesday. The funds were paid out by the Cal Coast Cares Foundation, a nonprofit foundation established in 2015 by the San Diego-based California Coast Credit Union. Each recipient received between $2,000 and […]

  • Public Social Service Offices returns to normal business hours

    Social service offices that offer access to food, housing and health services are returning to normal business hours Thursday, July 1 to serve Riverside County residents in the post-pandemic recovery. Most lobbies will re-open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours of public access had been temporarily reduced to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Economic […]

  • Board allows Liens to be imposed on People Delinquent in Paying Trash Bills

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved imposing special assessments totaling $2.51 million on thousands of Riverside County residents’ property tax bills to collect unpaid trash collection debts. According to the Department of Environmental Health, roughly 4,900 residents in unincorporated communities owe the county’s four waste haulers for rubbish pickup and disposal services in 2020. […]

  • City of Indio asks for residential feedback for research process

    The City of Indio has partnered with the firm North Star on a research initiative for marketing the area to visitors, residents and businesses from 2021 and on.   According to North Star CEO Will Ketchum, Indio’s central message should be what makes the community special, so that it can stand out. To achieve this, North […]

  • Mama’s House receives grant to expand capacity

    Mama’s House is expanding, partially thanks to a $25,000 Coachella Valley Spotlight grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.  Funds are paying for the remodel that will increase the occupancy for pregnant women in crisis situations.  “There are simply not enough safe places and shelters for women and children in the area who […]

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