Temperatures are on the rise in Riverside County and residents are urged to be careful in the extreme heat. Temperatures of 105 degrees to 110 degrees are expected for the inland valleys, mountains and desert regions.
About 170 customers remained without power Friday after a fast-moving storm the night before knocked down more than 100 utilities poles and initially cut power to 1,300 or more customers. Crews continue to work to restore the power to the remaining impacted residents, but it may take several days to fully re-establish power because of the damage, county officials said. The downed poles including a number of high-voltage metal poles that were bent over by high winds.
Anyone interested in running for office in the Nov. 3 consolidated election may file papers for candidacy until 5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 7). If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline is extended for that office, for non-incumbents only, to 5 p.m. Aug. 12.
Monday (Aug. 10) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 25 election. The Aug. 25 election includes the High Valleys Water District, the Idyllwild Water District, the Pine Cove Water District, the Rancho California Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail-ballot election, so there will be no established polling places.
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters is seeking people interested in becoming members of the local Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC). On Sept. 24, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters will hold a local VAAC meeting for the senior community and those with disabilities in Riverside County.
Approximately 61,000 vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed to voters starting Monday (July 27) for the Special District Mail Ballot Election on August 25. Ballots should arrive in mailboxes by the end of the week. In order to be counted in the election, voted ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters office by 8 p.m. on August 25, or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day.
RIVERSIDE – Riverside County proclaimed a local emergency on Tuesday following damage from Hurricane Dolores, which brought more than six inches of precipitation to the Desert Center area that collapsed a bridge and section of Interstate 10.
Anyone interested in running for offices on the Nov. 3 general election ballot may take out candidate filing papers beginning today (July 13). Papers must be filed by 5 p.m. on Aug. 7. If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline for that office will be extended to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 for everyone except the incumbent.
Riverside County’s property assessment roll has been valued at $242.7 billion, a 5.78 percent increase from last year and the highest total assessment roll since 2008, 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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