• Man Accused in Cathedral City Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

    A 28-year-old man accused in a fatal shooting in Cathedral City pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge. Jose Ernesto Martinez of Desert Hot Springs was arrested Saturday on suspicion of gunning down 27-year-old Isaac Valles of Rancho Mirage earlier that morning. Martinez was arraigned at the Banning Justice Center before Riverside County Superior […]

  • Man Charged With Murder in Cathedral City Slaying Due in Court

    A 28-year-old man accused in a fatal shooting over the weekend in Cathedral City is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Jose Ernesto Martinez of Desert Hot Springs was arrested Saturday and remains held at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on $1 million bail awaiting his arraignment at the Banning Justice Center. Martinez was […]

  • Courts to Hold First Furlough Day, Delaying All But Emergency Hearings

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – All Riverside County courthouses are slated to be shut down Friday except for emergency hearings, as part of a one-day-a-month closure to save money amid budgetary shortfalls. According to the Superior Court Executive Office, all 14 courthouses will be shuttered and employees furloughed starting Friday and continuing every third Friday of each […]

  • Jury Duty Continues in Riverside County With New Precautions

    [bc_video video_id=”6165027194001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] Jury Duty is resuming in Riverside County with a much different look in wake of COVID-19. Social distancing measures are in place with only five jurors sitting in the box and the rest scattered across the courtroom. Reporting times will be staggered to avoid […]

  • Some Riverside County Courts Slated to Reopen Monday

    PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – Three Riverside County courthouses that were shuttered almost three months ago amid the coronavirus emergency are slated to reopen Monday, with the last of the closed court facilities returning to public availability next week. The Palm Springs Courthouse, Riverside Family Law Court and Riverside Historic Courthouse are scheduled to open their […]

  • Superior Court’s Closures Continue Another Two Weeks

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Eight Riverside County courthouses will remain closed to the public — and those facilities that are still open will continue operating under limitations — for another two weeks due to the coronavirus emergency, Superior Court Executive Office officials announced Thursday. Presiding Judge John Vineyard signed a directive keeping the closures in effect […]

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