• LifeStream Blood Bank Facing “Critical” Shortage Of Donated Blood

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – LifeStream Blood Bank announced Tuesday it is facing a “critical” shortage of donated blood, putting surgical patients at risk of having their procedures canceled. “The situation is extremely serious,” LifeStream CEO and President Dr. Rick Axelrod said. “We are very, very low on all blood types; surgeons can only do so much […]

  • State Oxygen Depot Established in Riverside County to Assist Area Hospitals with Oxygen Needs

    The State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), working with the Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD), brought much needed oxygen into the county to help meet the needs of hospitals within the region.  “Oxygen suppliers are having a difficult time meeting the high demand of area hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said […]

  • Food Distribution Supplies Run Low

    A food distribution held at Mary Pickford Theatre this morning ran out of supplies within the first half-hour. Many who made line hours before the event started had to be sent elsewhere for food and supplies. Five months ago, when the pandemic first hit, members from destiny church saw a need and decided to step […]

  • Low Snowpack Levels Prompt Drought Fears

    Governor Jerry Brown announced an end to the drought last spring but now state officials are having deja vu.  Right now, statewide snowpack averaged 30 percent of normal, not far from the record low 25 percent level recorded in 2015. Here in the Coachella Valley, rainfall has been virtually non existent.  Story: California’s Drought Impacting Food Prices "We haven’t had […]

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