An infant falls into a pool and no one notices the tiny splash as the child sinks into the water.
In many cases, the scenario could end in tragedy. But thanks to a $198,000 grant, Riverside County health officials are hoping to prevent the potential loss of lives. The funding, which the Riverside County Board of Supervisors recently accepted, will pay the cost of “self-rescue” courses for as many as 50 infants up to 18 months old. The grant is from First 5 Riverside, the Riverside County Children & Family Commission.
Former State Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, who also was legal advisor to the late civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez, will speak at a gathering honoring local Latino leaders in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
Approximately 876,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets started going out to Riverside County voters today (April 28) for the presidential primary election on June 7. About half will be mailed initially, with the remainder sent by the end of next week.
Riverside University Health System employs more than 6,000 medical professionals and workers and generates $1.6 billion annually for the region’s economy, according to an analysis by the UCR School of Business Administration Center for Economic Forecasting.
Ten out of 24 rodents collected in March from San Timoteo Canyon in the Norton Younglove Preserve near Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed. Riverside County Department of Environmental Health officials said that, to date, no documented human case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome has ever originated within the county.
A survey of homeless people in Riverside County showed a 12 percent decrease countywide compared to a similar count one year ago. The "point in time" count totaled 2,165 adults and children, compared to a 2015 count of 2,470.
Efforts to further examine and tighten county fiscal practices, along with recommendations that could save millions each year based on new a criminal-justice system report, will be crucial in solving a deficit in next year’s budget that could approach $100 million. Those topics and other budget issues are expected be discussed at Tuesday’s (3/29) Board of Supervisors meeting.
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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