• Colleges Consider the Unthinkable

    This year’s high school juniors may finally do what they’ve often dreamed: kiss their college prep books goodbye. An increasing number of universities are dropping the SAT and ACT requirement for fall 2021 admissions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. With high schools across the nation shut down or in limited operation, ACT Inc. and the […]

  • Seven Crew Members on Navy Hospital Ship Test Positive

    A total of seven medical crew members on the Navy Hospital Ship USNS Mercy have now tested positive for coronavirus as of Tuesday. This comes after four were diagnosed last week. The ship docked in the Port of Los Angeles in late March — to help Los Angeles area hospitals with the COVID-19 response. The […]

  • Four USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors Hospitalized

    Four sailors from the San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt have been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, Navy officials said Tuesday, in an announcement that came one day after a crew member died of complications from the virus. The number of positive cases aboard the carrier now numbers nearly 600, with one of the four hospitalized sailors […]

  • Cannabis Companies Want Access to Covid-19 Financial Help

    Cannabis businesses have been deemed essential in some states, including California, but their operations remain federally illegal. Industry leaders and some members of Congress are highlighting that dichotomy and appealing for cannabis businesses to have access to emergency funding and other avenues of financial assistance. They say those operations, too, are navigating uncertainty, furloughing workers, closing facilities and facing potential financial […]

  • Desert AIDS Project Gets Extra Boost To Fight COVID-19

    PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – New grant funding announced Tuesday will help a Palm Springs nonprofit continue caring for non-critical coronavirus patients, and testing others who may be infected, the group said Tuesday. The Desert AIDS Project received a $50,000 grant from the Palm Desert- based Auen Foundation earmarked for the organization’s COVID-19 triage clinic that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Riverside County Begins to Send out Ballots

    Approximately 493,833 vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed to voters this week for the special general election in the 28th Senate District on May 12th. To be counted, completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day, or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no […]

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