• Supervisors Approve Emergency Declaration for Storm-Impacted Area

    (CNS) – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution declaring a local state of emergency stemming from storm damage in the southeast Coachella Valley, where electrical transmission lines were knocked down during high winds and flooding, leaving hundreds without power for days. In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors affirmed an emergency declaration issued […]

  • Mecca Resident Sentenced to Over Five Years in Meth Distribution Case

    (CNS) – A Mexican national who once lived in Riverside County was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute nearly 120 pounds of methamphetamine that was dropped in the desert by an airplane that had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Juan Carlos Iturriaga-Centeno, 34, a one-time resident of Mecca, pleaded guilty […]

  • Two People Killed in Palm Desert Crash ID’s

    (CNS) – The Riverside County coroner’s office Sunday named the two people who were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Palm Desert that also injured a third person. The crash was reported at 4:33 a.m. on Highway 111 at Fred Waring Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Gilberto Gomez, 52, of Indio and […]

  • More Than 400 IID Customers Still Without Power in North Shore Area

    Utility crews continued working Friday to restore power to more than 400 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. The storm, described by an IID board member as “an act of God,” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing […]

  • Nearly 700 IID Customers Remain Without Power In North Shore Area

    Utility officials were working again Wednesday to restore power to nearly 700 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. A storm described by an IID board member as “an act of God” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles on […]

  • Some North Shore Residents Could Be Without Power For Four Days

    Power was restored Tuesday to nearly 300 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, but more than 660 other customers could be without power up to four days. A storm on Monday destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing about 1,400 customers to initially lose power at 7:30 p.m., […]

  • Mix of Losses And Gains Leave County’s Jobless Rate Same in July

    Modest gains in a few sectors of the regional economy were offset by losses in others, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged in Riverside County last month, according to figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The jobless rate in July, based on preliminary estimates, was 7.9%, the same figure reported by EDD in […]

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