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City Manager Luckino Assists Placing Medical Marijuana on November Ballot

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Blythe, Feature, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

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Blythe, Ca.,- The recently appointed City Manager, Frank Luckino, will be assisting that city’s council to place a ballot measure for voters to decide on allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Blythe. This decision was taken by a split vote at their last meeting of July 8, 2014. Citing “compassionate use,” and a chance to “tick […]

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Man bitten by rattlesnake

By   /  July 6, 2014  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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A man was bitten twice by a rattlesnake in Desert Hot Springs Saturday morning, July 5. The victim was bitten about 10:18 a.m. in the 64600 block of Dillon Road, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. He was taken to an area hospital. Information about his condition was not available.   […]

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Darin Starts his own Drug Store

By   /  July 4, 2014  /  Blythe, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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On Thursday, July 3, 2014, Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team (BNET) served a narcotics related search warrant in the 1000 block of Bruce Court with the assistance of Blythe Police Department and members of the Colorado River Station. Prescription drugs and items indicative of prescription drug sales were found at the residence. Darin Heath (30), of […]

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Riverside Undersherrif Retires.

By   /  July 3, 2014  /  General Posts, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff announces the retirement of Undersheriff Colleen Walker who served as the Department’s Chief of Staff and second-in-command for the last four years. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is the second largest sheriff’s department operating in California, with over 4,000 employees serving over 7,300 square miles. Sheriff Stan Sniff said, “Colleen […]

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Cabazon Theft leads to Wild Chase

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  General Posts, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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On Monday, June 30, 2014, at 7:50 P.M., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Cabazon Station responded to the call of an armed robbery in the parking structure of the Outlet Center in Cabazon. The victim, a tourist from Mexico, reported he was placing his purchased items in his rented car. The car was […]

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Councilman resigns, accuses colleagues of wrongdoing

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  riv feature, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Eastvale City Councilman Jeff DeGrandpre abruptly resigned Wednesday night after accusing his council colleagues of engaging in “back-door deals,” causing dissension at City Hall and holding meetings that violated California’s open-meeting law. DeGrandpre said he wished the city “the best of luck” and said his resignation would be effective July 1. DeGrandpre, who played a […]

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A Regular Crime Wave

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  La Quinta, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

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On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the La Quinta Police Department‘s Special Enforcement Team and Business District Unit concluded a lengthy investigation into multiple vehicle burglaries, commercial burglaries, frauds, identity thefts, and probation violations with the arrests of 36-year-old Indio resident Raymond Araujo, and 31-year-old Coachella resident Esther Montoya. Aruajo and Montoya are suspected of many […]

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Inland California Needs to Get In the Zone

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  Opinion, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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California’s dream is shrinking inexorably, and only radical steps can prevent the condition from becoming permanent. Compared with previous economic expansions, fewer state residents and communities are benefiting from this recovery, which has largely been restricted to the small coastal zone surrounding the Bay Area, as well as certain parts of western Los Angeles, Orange […]

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INLAND: Men sentenced for sophisticated LA bank heists

By   /  June 11, 2014  /  Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Millions of dollars were stolen from L.A.-area banks in break-ins; a Riverside man awaits sentencing. PE.com-Three Inland men who cut their way into bank vaults through the roofs and stole millions of dollars were sentenced to federal prison Monday in Los Angeles. Alceu Johnny Andreis, 46, of Banning, was sentenced to 51 months. Lucian Gabriel […]

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Voters Recall Mayor Tom Owings

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Feature, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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PE.Com-Moreno Valley voters swept Mayor Tom Owings out of office on Tuesday after more than a year of upheaval. Owings’ critics called the mayor, who has been linked to a corruption investigation, combative and divisive. Owings defended his record and said critics were part of an old guard that is resistant to changes he has […]

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CPRA Trumps Cops Privacy

By   /  May 31, 2014  /  Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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  In the summer of 2008, Sheriff Sniff reversed the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department policy of withholding deputy names and began releasing names of deputies involved in critical incidents upon request, except when that disclosure would endanger the safety of the deputy(s) involved or would endanger the successful completion of any related investigation.  This practice […]

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WILDOMAR: Sewer Project Will Help Deal with Growth

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  Feature, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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PE.com-With hundreds of more homes anticipated in northern Wildomar and southern Lake Elsinore, the area’s sewer operator is expanding its system to meet the demand. Construction started this week on Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s sewer and lift station improvement project along Mission Trail. The work will likely cause some disruptions and inconveniences in the […]

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Body found in river

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Blythe, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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On Saturday, 05/17/14, about 12:41 PM, deputies from Colorado River Station were dispatched to the 8700 block of Peter D. McIntyre Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Blythe, reference a boater finding a body floating in the Colorado River. A deputy responded to the area and confirmed the citizen’s information. Deputies assigned to Colorado River […]

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Here Honey While your’re at school off this pot

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  La Quinta, Police Blotter  /  Comments Off

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On May 1, 2014, at approximately 11:08 a.m., the La Quinta High School Resource Officer was given information that alleged two students inside the school were selling marijuana on the school grounds.  La Quinta Police quickly identified a 16-year-old female and an 18-year-old male, both students at the school, in possession of marijuana for sales. […]

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