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Sewer project that would protect groundwater, add jobs in Wine Country moves forward

A Wine County sewer project that Supervisor Jeff Stone has advocated moved closer to reality today as local officials work to safeguard groundwater in the southwest county while allowing winery expansions that are expected to create thousands of jobs and reduce unemployment.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2754)/Comments (0)/

County waste department to provide free household hazardous waste collection event in Mecca on Saturday

The Riverside County Waste Management Department has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday (Oct. 12) in Mecca at the Sheriff’s Substation, starting at 9 a.m. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2637)/Comments (0)/
Riverside County students ready to Walk ‘n’ Roll on International Walk to School Day

Riverside County students ready to Walk ‘n’ Roll on International Walk to School Day

Thousands of Riverside County students from more than 60 schools will be walking and rolling to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday (Oct. 9).

Monday, October 7, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (10908)/Comments (0)/

Supervisor Stone proposes up to $10,000 reward in Reagan statue attack

Supervisor Jeff Stone has asked Riverside County to post a reward of up to $10,000 for new information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for damaging a statue of Pres. Ronald Reagan in Temecula.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2758)/Comments (0)/

Workshop planned Thursday in Beaumont for victims of Mountain, Silver fires

A community workshop for people who suffered losses to homes or personal property in the recent Mountain and Silver fires will be held Thursday (Aug. 29) at Beaumont City Hall.

 

The meeting, scheduled in cooperation with Supervisors Jeff Stone and Marion Ashley, follows the Board of Supervisors’ decision last week (8/20) to help fire victims by waiving many county permit and development fees, as well as landfill fees for cleanup of affected properties. The Board also agreed to fast-track county approvals for those who are rebuilding.

 

Members of the public who suffered losses in the fires are encouraged to attend the meeting, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beaumont City Hall, 550 E. Sixth St. County officials will be on hand to provide information about possible assistance and to answer residents’ and property owners’ questions.

 

The Mountain Fire started July 15 on private property near Highway 243 and Highway 74 in Mountain Center. It burned 27,531 acres and destroyed seven homes and 12 other structures. The Silver Fire started Aug. 7 and burned more than 20,292 acres before it was contained. The blaze destroyed 26 homes and damaged more than 25 other structures. A report that the Board of Supervisors received last Tuesday (8/20) noted that some property owners devastated by the fires might lack insurance, or have insufficient coverage, to afford the county permits needed to rebuild.

 

For questions about the meeting, contact Riverside County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services at (951) 955-4700.

  
Friday, September 20, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2499)/Comments (0)/
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Workshop planned Aug. 29 in Beaumont for victims of Mountain, Silver fires

A community workshop for people who suffered losses to homes or personal property in the recent Mountain and Silver fires will be held  Aug. 29 at Beaumont City Hall.

 

The meeting, held in cooperation with Supervisors Jeff Stone and Marion Ashley, follows the Board of Supervisors’ decision today (8/20) to help fire victims by waiving many county permit and development fees, as well as landfill fees for cleanup of affected properties. The Board also agreed to fast-track county approvals for those who are rebuilding.

 

Members of the public who suffered losses in the fires are encouraged to attend the meeting, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beaumont City Hall, 550 E. Sixth St. County officials will be on hand to provide information about possible assistance and to answer residents’ and property owners’ questions.

 

The Mountain Fire started July 15 on private property near Highway 243 and Highway 74 in Mountain Center. It burned 27,531 acres and destroyed seven homes and 12 other structures. The Silver Fire started Aug. 7 and burned more than 20,292 acres before it was contained. The blaze destroyed 26 homes and damaged more than 25 other structures. A report that the Board of Supervisors received today (8/20) noted that some property owners devastated by the fires might lack insurance, or have insufficient coverage, to afford the county permits needed to rebuild.

 

For questions about the meeting, contact Riverside County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services at (951) 955-4700.

Friday, September 20, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2470)/Comments (0)/
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Voters encouraged to cast a ballot in the Aug. 27 election

Tomorrow (Aug. 27) is Election Day.  The mail ballot election includes voters in the Idyllwild Fire Protection District and Rancho California Water District.  It will be conducted completely by mail, so there will be no established polling places. 

 

You also may cast a ballot in the Registrar of Voters office on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Registrar of Voters office is located at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.

 

All ballots must be in the possession of the Registrar of Voters by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.  Ballots with postmarks before the deadline are not accepted and cannot be counted if they reach the registrar’s office after tomorrow’s 8 p.m. deadline.

 

Registrar of Voters Kari Verjil encourages every eligible voter to cast a ballot in the election.

Friday, September 20, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2459)/Comments (0)/
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Two Riverside County departments join forces to combat real estate fraud

The Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and District Attorney are teaming up to prevent real estate fraud spurred by the volume of foreclosures in the region. Beginning in September, Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk–Recorder Larry Ward and District Attorney Paul Zellerbach will issue property owners an advisory letter on foreclosures and loan modifications whenever a notice of default is recorded.

 

“We are committed to protecting residents from scam artists who offer bogus loan modifications, taking advantage of people already in financial trouble,” Ward said.

 

Zellerbach hopes the new notice will quickly alert homeowners to possible fraud and help prosecutors investigate questionable activity, limiting the number of innocent victims.

 

“The notices also should help deter real estate fraud and reduce losses from these crimes,” he said.

 

A notice of default is the first stage of the foreclosure process.  Unscrupulous individuals use this information to target victims, offering loan modification services at extremely high costs without performing any services.  Some will ask the homeowner to transfer the property to them or to a third party, offering to rent it back to the homeowner until they can make up the payments.

 

The new letter will explain that a notice of default was recorded and will include a copy of the first three pages of the recorded document. It will warn residents to be cautious of people who offer to assist in real estate matters especially those who seek payment in advance of performing services.  Contact information for the Riverside County District Attorney’s real estate fraud unit also will be included, in case property owners suspect fraud.

 

For more information, visit www.RiversideACR.com or www.RivCoDa.org.

Friday, September 20, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2766)/Comments (0)/
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Don’t mail ballots for next week’s election after tomorrow, drop them at registrar’s office

To ensure that ballots reach election officials in time to be counted in Tuesday’s election, voters should not return their ballots by mail after tomorrow (Aug. 21).  The mail ballot election includes voters in the Idyllwild Fire Protection District and Rancho California Water District, and will be conducted completely by mail, so there will be no established polling places. 

 

After tomorrow, voters are encouraged to return their ballots to the Registrar of Voters office at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.  Ballots can be deposited in the 24-hour drop box located outside the front entrance to the Registrar of Voters office. 

 

Ballots must reach the registrar by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.   Ballots with postmarks before the deadline are not accepted and cannot be counted if they reach the registrar’s office after the 8 p.m. deadline on Tuesday.

 

Registrar of Voters Kari Verjil encourages every eligible voter to cast a ballot in the election.

Friday, September 20, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2807)/Comments (0)/
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Second phase of Gilman Springs Road safety improvement project to begin

A construction contract for the second phase of the Gilman Springs Road safety project phase was approved today (9/10) by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. 

 

Construction on the 1.7 mile stretch from State Route 60 to Jack Rabbit Trail, in and near Moreno Valley, is expected to begin in early October. The nearly $4 million project includes realigned curves, wider shoulders, a new southbound passing lane, a left turn pocket at Alessandro Boulevard, pavement rehabilitation, and drainage and safety improvements. Gilman Springs Road will be closed between SR 60 and Bridge Street, and Alessandro Boulevard will be closed from Theodore Street to Gilman Springs Road, for 45 days.  The public will receive advance notice before the roads are closed.

 

This is the second of five phases to improve safety along Gilman Springs Road from Highway 60 near Moreno Valley to Soboba Road in the San Jacinto area. The first phase was completed last month and included roadway safety improvements between SR 79 and Soboba Road.  For more information about the entire project, check online at http://rcprojects.org/gilmanspringsroad/ or call (877) 672-7765.

Friday, September 20, 2013/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2514)/Comments (0)/
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Ebola News

Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.