Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser has determined that tuberculosis test results at Indio High School from about 100 students were within the normal levels health that officials expect to find in the general public. At this time, testing will not be expanded to other students or staff.
Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county.
Starting Friday (Aug. 12), Riverside County health officials will be updating the number of confirmed Zika cases through its “Disease Watch” section on the Public Health website.
Anyone interested in running for office in the Nov. 8 general election may file papers for candidacy until 5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 12). If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline is extended for that office, for non-incumbents only, to 5 p.m. Aug. 17.
County officials are urging today that the district attorney work with them to find budget efficiencies rather than take steps that hurt the community. The call comes two days after the Board of Supervisors adopted a budget that controls county spending, and one day after the district attorney notified police agencies in Riverside County that his office no longer would review search-warrant requests after hours as of Wednesday (Aug. 3). The reason? Budget cuts.
Riverside County’s property assessment roll has eclipsed the previous record set in 2008, reaching a value of $255 billion, which is 5 percent more than last year’s total, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana announced today.
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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