• Brush Fire Races Through Canyon Country Amid Red Flag Conditions

    A 4,300-acre wildfire burning in Canyon Country prompted the evacuations of more than 40,000 residents, closed a section of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and caused Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday to declare a state of emergency in the county. The emergency declaration by Newsom frees up state resources to assist in the firefighting effort. As […]

  • Palm Springs Police Mobilize to Protect Park

    To ensure the safety of children and other residents who visit a Palm Springs park, the police department is using a “Mobile Command Unit” to monitor activity at the location on a daily basis, it was announced Thursday. City spokeswoman Amy Blaisdell said the command unit, staffed by officers who can observe activity via cameras […]

  • Pet Owners Asked to Keep Furry Friends Safe During Fireworks

    Fireworks can be fun for us but frightening for dogs, cats and other pets, so keep them locked up in a safe, quiet place this Fourth of July, Riverside County officials said Tuesday. “This week can be downright disastrous for many of our beloved pets,” said Department of Animal Services Director Dr. Allan Drusys. “We […]

  • Bureau of Land Management Initiates Whitewater Canyon Closure Due to Increased Wildfire Risk

    The Bureau of Land Management is temporarily closing public lands in and near Whitewater Canyon, Riverside County, due to the potential threat of wildfire. This public safety closure will start Monday, July 1, and will remain in effect until further notice. “The National Interagency Fire Center’s Predictive Services show above normal potential for significant wildland […]

  • Uber will start banning riders with low ratings

    Uber said Wednesday that it will start banning riders with low ratings, a significant change to the company’s previous policies. The ride-sharing giant said that riders who have “significantly below average” ratings may lose access to Uber if they don’t heed the company’s advice on how to bring up their scores. The company did not […]

  • This police robot could make traffic stops safer

    A California man has built a robot that he hopes will take some of the danger out of traffic stops — those anxiety-provoking and potentially deadly encounters between police officers and motorists that play out on American roads more than 50,000 times a day. The GoBetween robot is attached to a rod that extends forward from […]

  • Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

    More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland. DeSantis signed the bill in private and didn’t issue a statement afterward. But he previously made […]

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