A 1.5-mile street repaving project that will make driving safer on Stanford Street in Hemet was approved today (Tuesday) by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The project is part of a broader $7.5 million effort to improve roads in the Hemet area.
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RIVERSIDE – Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the National Guard and federal and state reservists living in Riverside County will have their service honored with free admission into the Date Festival and Edward-Dean Museum and numerous benefits that go into effect on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
A Wine County sewer project that Supervisor Jeff Stone has advocated moved closer to reality today as local officials work to safeguard groundwater in the southwest county while allowing winery expansions that are expected to create thousands of jobs and reduce unemployment.
Thousands of Riverside County students from more than 60 schools will be walking and rolling to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday (Oct. 9).
Supervisor Jeff Stone has asked Riverside County to post a reward of up to $10,000 for new information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for damaging a statue of Pres. Ronald Reagan in Temecula.
The Board of Supervisors will meet in Palm Desert tomorrow, taking its regular Board meeting out of the county seat for a rare meeting in another location within Riverside County.
Approximately 223,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets will start going out to voters tomorrow (Sept. 26) for the general election on Nov. 5. About half will be mailed initially, with the remainder sent to voters by sometime early next week.
A community workshop for people who suffered losses to homes or personal property in the recent Mountain and Silver fires will be held Thursday (Aug. 29) at Beaumont City Hall.
The meeting, scheduled in cooperation with Supervisors Jeff Stone and Marion Ashley, follows the Board of Supervisors’ decision last week (8/20) to help fire victims by waiving many county permit and development fees, as well as landfill fees for cleanup of affected properties. The Board also agreed to fast-track county approvals for those who are rebuilding.
Members of the public who suffered losses in the fires are encouraged to attend the meeting, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beaumont City Hall, 550 E. Sixth St. County officials will be on hand to provide information about possible assistance and to answer residents’ and property owners’ questions.
The Mountain Fire started July 15 on private property near Highway 243 and Highway 74 in Mountain Center. It burned 27,531 acres and destroyed seven homes and 12 other structures. The Silver Fire started Aug. 7 and burned more than 20,292 acres before it was contained. The blaze destroyed 26 homes and damaged more than 25 other structures. A report that the Board of Supervisors received last Tuesday (8/20) noted that some property owners devastated by the fires might lack insurance, or have insufficient coverage, to afford the county permits needed to rebuild.
For questions about the meeting, contact Riverside County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services at (951) 955-4700.
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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