Supervisor Chuck Washington has been reviewing additional law enforcement crime data this past week from the sheriff's department and the Murrieta Police Department which have both cited increases in criminal activity, particularly the crimes of robberies and assaults. After further review of this additional crime data, “I have come to the conclusion that there is still a significant impact on the surrounding community around the Southwest Justice Center. I am committed to ensuring the safety of all the residents in the community and keeping public safety the top priority. My intent is to reinstate the Riverside Inmate Destination Endeavor (RIDE) program by requesting the Board of Supervisors to reconsider at the September 1, 2015 board meeting.
Supervisor Marion Ashley is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the San Gorgonio and West Desert Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs). The groups address community issues and ensure community participation in a productive and professional environment.
Tuesday (Aug. 25) is Election Day. The election includes the High Valleys Water District, Idyllwild Water District, Pine Cove Water District, Rancho California Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail ballot election, so there will be no established polling places.
Temperatures are on the rise in Riverside County and residents are urged to be careful in the extreme heat. Temperatures of 105 degrees to 110 degrees are expected for the inland valleys, mountains and desert regions.
About 170 customers remained without power Friday after a fast-moving storm the night before knocked down more than 100 utilities poles and initially cut power to 1,300 or more customers. Crews continue to work to restore the power to the remaining impacted residents, but it may take several days to fully re-establish power because of the damage, county officials said. The downed poles including a number of high-voltage metal poles that were bent over by high winds.
Anyone interested in running for office in the Nov. 3 consolidated election may file papers for candidacy until 5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 7). If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline is extended for that office, for non-incumbents only, to 5 p.m. Aug. 12.
Monday (Aug. 10) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 25 election. The Aug. 25 election includes the High Valleys Water District, the Idyllwild Water District, the Pine Cove Water District, the Rancho California Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail-ballot election, so there will be no established polling places.
A 37-year-old man and 53-year-old woman are the first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Riverside County this year, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, public health officer said today (Wednesday). The individuals live in western Riverside County.
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters is seeking people interested in becoming members of the local Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC). On Sept. 24, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters will hold a local VAAC meeting for the senior community and those with disabilities in Riverside County.
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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