• County Touts Success in Campaign to Prevent Illegal Fireworks

    A final tally of citations, calls for service and fires in Riverside County during the Fourth of July weekend indicates that the unified approach taken by public safety agencies to stop illegal fireworks, combined with a public education campaign,  netted positive results, officials said Wednesday. According to the county Executive Office, the most impressive statistic was […]

  • July 4 festivities in 2021 caused worst air since Bobcat fire

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Tuesday that air quality after this year’s Fourth of July festivities was the worst in the region since the Bobcat Fire last September, and showed the second highest pollution levels for Independence Day in the last decade. The level of fine particulate matter this year remained higher […]

  • Neighbor Helps Family Escape Flames

    An Indio home was engulfed in flames on Saturday. It happened just before 7:00 p.m. on Linda Flora Street. Before firefighters arrived to battle the flames, a neighbor, who did not want to be identified, saw the flames spreading and began to warn others. “I knocked on the door as hard as I could and […]

  • 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 […]

  • City of Coachella Announces Independence Day Celebration

    The City of Coachella will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration. The event will be held on Friday, July 2 at Bagdouma Park. Festivities will include fireworks, games, local food vendors and live music. The program of events includes: • 6PM – DJ2A • 6:30PM-8:30PM – Thee Champagne Band • 8:45PM – Mayor and Council […]

  • City of Palm Desert hosting 4th of July fireworks

    The City of Palm Desert will host a 4th of July fireworks celebration at Civic Center Park. This years celebration will be slightly scaled down so there will be no live entertainment on the amphitheater stage, but the community can spread across the entire park. The Independence Day commemoration will start at 8:30 p.m. with […]

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