A Superior Court judge today denied a request that would have forced Riverside County to continue providing fire services in the City of Canyon Lake, even after the current contract for those services expires tonight (June 30) at midnight.
In response to the disturbing number of recent drownings and near drownings among children in Riverside County, the Board of Supervisors, the county Fire Department and other officials will hold a press conference Tuesday at noon to unveil a countywide water safety campaign to help protect children.
A student at Riverside City College has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and Riverside County health officials are working with school officials to identify students and staff who might have been exposed to the illness.
A state Department of Toxic Substances Control contractor is scheduled to commence a cleanup tomorrow (6/23) of soil contaminated as a result of multiple brush fires during the past year near Avenue 64 and Dale Kiler Road in Mecca.
Mosquitoes collected in the Nuevo area have tested positive for west Nile virus, the first time this year there has been a positive test in the western-county area served by the Riverside County Vector Control Program. It is not unusual for mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus, especially during the summer months.
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.
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.
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.
The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting workshop in Idyllwild on Saturday (June 20).
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.
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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