A funeral Mass for Supervisor John J. Benoit will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta. A reception at St. Francis will immediately follow the funeral.
John J. Benoit, Riverside County Fourth District supervisor, passed away peacefully this evening at his home in Bermuda Dunes. He was 64.
Who knew your holiday trees could make life a little better for fish? The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is working closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to collect Christmas trees at county landfills and provide them for fish habitat. The county landfill department is always looking for innovative ways to divert waste and preserve valuable landfill space.
More than $9 million in transportation grant funds have been designated for improvements that will help make Gilman Springs Road, Reche Canyon Road, Reche Vista Drive and La Sierra Ave. safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters office certified the results of the Nov. 8 consolidated general election on Tuesday (12/6) and forwarded the certified results to the Board of Supervisors.
Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser has determined that tuberculosis test results at Indio High School from about 100 students were within the normal levels health that officials expect to find in the general public. At this time, testing will not be expanded to other students or staff.
Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county.
A student at Indio High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and Riverside County health officials are working with school representatives to identify students and staff who might have been exposed to the illness.
Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.
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