Cash scholarships awarded to 10 honorees demonstrating exemplary character during adversity
The recipients for this year’s Jamil Dada Character Excellence Youth Awards, include 10 Riverside County youth who displayed exemplary character while overcoming adversity, such as poverty, child abuse, drug abuse, abandonment and homelessness. Each youth was awarded a scholarship of $2,500 towards their education.
Earlier this year, the Riverside County Probation Department reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The suit pertained to a youth diversion program known as the Youth Accountability Teams (YAT).
Riverside County pulls down more CSAC Challenge awards than any other county
The County of Riverside received five prominent awards from the California State Association of Counties’ (CSAC) 2019 Challenge Awards. Riverside County earned more awards than any other county in the state, including the prestigious Innovation Award, which was one of only two such awards given this year throughout the entire state.
Veterans and dependents get free legal advice on civil matters
The Riverside County Veterans’ Services and Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) now offer free legal clinics for at risk and low income veterans and their dependents.
Health officials are urging residents in portions of southwest Riverside County to limit outdoor activities because of smoke and ash generated by the Tenaja Fire near Murrieta.
Access to Santa Ana River restored, county and city officials provide safety reminders
After consulting with the Regional Water Quality Control Board and our Public Health Department, the Department of Environmental Health is recommending to the City of Jurupa Valley that the temporary closure of access to the Santa Ana River be lifted.
Riverside County health officials are investigating a report of two Orange County residents with Shigella bacteria in which a section of the Santa Ana riverbed may have been the source of the infection.
RIVERSIDE, CA – The Riverside County Probation Department reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The suit pertained to a youth diversion program to which parents, schools, resource officers and local law enforcement refer youth exhibiting at-risk behavior.
The passing of former Third District Supervisor Kay Ceniceros on Friday, July 26, is received with sadness among long-time county employees. Ceniceros was 81 years old.
Ceniceros served the Third District from 1981 to 1996 and was the first female elected to the Board of Supervisors. Prior to joining the board, Ceniceros was the first woman appointed to the county’s planning commission.
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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