• Riverside County Congressman Joins Others in Criticizing Border `Disaster’

    (CNS) – Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, co-authored a letter submitted Thursday to Biden administration officials denouncing recent actions that disrupted media coverage of the migrant surge at the southern border, saying it reflected an plan to undermine efforts to expose the unfolding “national security disaster.” “If we don’t understand the extent of the problem and […]

  • FAA grounds Virgin Galactic, says it’s investigating problems with Richard Branson’s flight to edge of space

    (CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed late Wednesday it is investigating Richard Branson’s flight to space, saying the rocket-powered plane operated by his company, Virgin Galactic, veered off course during its descent. The FAA’s statement came not long after the New Yorker’s Nicholas Schmidle reported that warning lights had shown up on the dashboard […]

  • TSA to extend transportation mask mandate into January

    (CNN) — The Transportation Security Administration will extend its US federal transportation mask mandate through January 18, according to a source familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity because the announcement has not been made public. The mandate was set to expire on September 13. More than 2,867 incidents of passengers violating the federal mask […]

  • Authorities are investigating after four people died in a California helicopter crash

    Four people died after a helicopter crashed in California Sunday, authorities said. The aircraft crashed before 1:15 p.m. PST north of Sacramento, according to a news release from the Colusa County Sheriff Department. CCSD deputies and fire personnel discovered all victims deceased on the scene, although their cause of death is not yet known and their identities have […]

  • Two Killed in Crash of Small Plane Near Banning Municipal Airport

    A small airplane crashed Friday northwest of Banning Municipal Airport, killing both people aboard. The plane crashed about 9:35 a.m. at Hathaway and Ramsey streets in a field near the airport, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Both people on the plane died at the scene, the fire department reported. Their names were withheld, […]

  • Airport in Riverside County Granted Federal Funds for Rehab Project

    An airport in Riverside County was among nearly 400 around the country selected to receive Federal Aviation Administration grants intended for infrastructure projects, it was announced Thursday. The FAA awarded March Air Reserve Base $856,115 to “conduct or update miscellaneous study, update airport master plan or study,” according to the FAA. The funding from the […]

  • Riverside Municipal Airport Awarded $240,101 in Grant Funding

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday awarded a $240,101 grant to Riverside Municipal Airport for acquiring or rehabilitating an emergency generator and installing airfield guidance signs and navigational aids. The grant was among 28 the DOT and FAA awarded to airports throughout California, totaling just over $105 million. […]

  • Government Awards COVID-19 Aid to Airports in Riverside County

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Airports in Riverside County will receive more than $11.1 million in government aid to help respond to plunging demand created by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday. The airport receiving the most funding in the region is Palm Springs International with $11 million; Jacqueline Cochran Regional […]

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