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County finance director to  retire; former Treasurer-Tax Collector/finance director selected as successor

County finance director to retire; former Treasurer-Tax Collector/finance director selected as successor

Ed Corser, the finance director who helped Riverside County navigate difficult budgets during and since the recession, has announced he will retire in September. At the same time, Executive Officer Jay Orr said Corser will be succeeded by Paul McDonnell, formerly the county’s finance director and elected Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Thursday, June 18, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2847)/Comments (0)/
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State Budget Action: Riverside to compete for high tech jobs

State Budget Action: Riverside to compete for high tech jobs

Action on the 2015-16 California State Budget yesterday allows Riverside to compete for the honor of developing the world’s premiere air quality research facility, the new home for California Air Resources Board (ARB) Research Facility.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (3001)/Comments (0)/
Workforce Connection  offers job incentives for businesses to hire 500 people

Workforce Connection offers job incentives for businesses to hire 500 people

Riverside County has a unique program through the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) that is using wage subsidies, short-term vocational training, and other incentives to enable businesses to hire 500 new workers starting July 1, 2015.  It’s called Workforce Connection, a program that will expand partnerships with the business community and provide resources to employers looking to fill create new jobs or fill existing positions.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (3482)/Comments (0)/
County waste department to provide free composting workshop in Idyllwild on Saturday

County waste department to provide free composting workshop in Idyllwild on Saturday

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting workshop in Idyllwild on Saturday (June 20).
Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2163)/Comments (0)/
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Cool Centers opening this week as temperatures predicted to rise in Riverside County

Cool Centers opening this week as temperatures predicted to rise in Riverside County

With temperatures expected to rise as summer approaches, health officials are opening dozens of cooling centers across Riverside County as a way to protect residents from excessive heat.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2355)/Comments (0)/
Public workshops planned next week in Mecca, Mead Valley, Cabazon on county housing element

Public workshops planned next week in Mecca, Mead Valley, Cabazon on county housing element

The Riverside County Planning Department will host three workshops for residents and community organizations next week to learn about the county General Plan housing element and to provide ideas about housing programs, housing types and the potential rezoning of 1,700 parcels identified to meet future needs for higher-density housing.

Thursday, June 4, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2156)/Comments (0)/
County waste department class  on building worm bin helps composters

County waste department class on building worm bin helps composters

Want to find a new way to compost your food waste into nutrient rich amendment for your garden?  Learn to put worms to work through a composting method called vermicomposting – the process of using worms and associated organisms to break down organic waste into material containing nutrients for plant growth.  Volunteer master composters will offer a special presentation on vermicomposting to teach county residents how to set up, build, care for, and harvest castings and worms.
Thursday, June 4, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2373)/Comments (0)/
County intends to withhold property-tax share as Canyon Lake ignores mounting debt on contract for fire services

County intends to withhold property-tax share as Canyon Lake ignores mounting debt on contract for fire services

With Canyon Lake’s continued refusal to pay almost $2 million owed under a soon-to-expire contract for fire/emergency-medical services, Riverside County notified the city today it intends to withhold a portion of the city’s property-tax share in order to satisfy the city’s mounting debt.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2836)/Comments (0)/
Candidate filing deadline approaching for Aug. 25 Election

Candidate filing deadline approaching for Aug. 25 Election

Anyone interested in running for office in the Aug. 25 election may file papers for candidacy until 5 p.m. on Friday (May 29). If an incumbent fails to file, the filing deadline is extended for that office, for non-incumbents only, to 5 p.m. Wednesday (June 3).
Thursday, May 28, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2406)/Comments (0)/
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Volunteers needed to help with backyard composting program

Volunteers needed to help with backyard composting program

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is seeking volunteers to help with the Riverside County backyard composting program.  Volunteer who want to become "master composters" will attend a training course for four Saturdays, and will then donate 40 hours back to the program.  Volunteers are needed to staff Saturday morning workshops, classroom presentations, and community group presentations and outreach events.
Thursday, May 28, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2897)/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.