Food Drive Benefits Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

Local Efforts in Inland Empire Part of Nationwide Goal to Provide 2 Million Meals To Feed Children Over Summer Month Information courtesy of Kim Kimbriel  Riverside– Knowing that kids can’t have summer fun on an empty stomach, Caliber Collision is launching its 4th annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive from June 8th through June 26th to benefit the […]

Former Moreno Valley Councilman Sentenced

Five years in federal prison for taking $2.3 million cash bribe   Staff Reports Riverside – In a case stemming from what is believed to be the largest bribe ever accepted by a public official in an undercover operation, a former member of the Moreno Valley City Council was sentenced on Mon., June 1, to […]

Lanes on 91 in Corona to Narrow in Width to 10.5 Feet

Riverside County Transportation Commission Riverside County – As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s (RCTC) 91 Project, westbound and eastbound lanes on the 91 between the 71 and Main Street in Corona will be narrowed in width, starting June 1. Dubbed the “91 Corona Squeeze,” the narrower lanes will continue for about 10 months […]

Corona Bank Robber Gets Prison

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Driver and accomplice gets State Prison sentence By Claire Lewis Riverside  – On Feb. 4, Paul Alfred Eugene Johnson, 59, and Patricia Cheree Smith, 26, both of Hemet, robbed the Pacific Premier Bank located at 102 E. Sixth Street in Corona.  Johnson threatened bank employees at gunpoint, and fled the scene with a large sum […]

Is Nestlé Ignoring The Drought?

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Nestlé ’s perspective in the wake of finger pointing   By K.P. Sander Riverside County – By now you have most likely heard of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D-California) declaration of a statewide drought emergency, urging all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.  Not surprising, with California facing one of its most severe droughts […]

Is Nestlé Ignoring The Drought?

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Nestlé ’s perspective in the wake of finger pointing. By K.P. Sander  Riverside County – By now you have most likely heard of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D-California) declaration of a statewide drought emergency, urging all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.  Not surprising, with California facing one of its most severe droughts on […]

Steven’s Hope For Children

Staff Reports Riverside – Steven’s Hope for Children is joining forces with 26 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the Inland Empire for the 5th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign.  During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Steven’s Hope for Children at any area Jersey Mike’s restaurant. The campaign will […]

Prison For Two Local Terrorists

Staff Reports Riverside – Two men with ties to the Inland Empire were each sentenced on Tues., Feb. 24 to 25 years in federal prison for participating in plots to provide material support to terrorists and to kill American personnel. Sohiel Omar Kabir, 37, a naturalized United States citizen who was born in Afghanistan and […]

3 Men Charged In Human Trafficking Porn Ring

Staff Reports Riverside County – On Tues., Feb. 17, the Riverside County District Attorney’s office announced that charges have been filed against three men for their involvement in a significant ring of human traffickers and child pornographers. John David Yoder, 43, of Desert Hot Springs, has been charged with one count each of oral copulation […]

Loma Linda Family Arrested For Embezzlement

Staff Reports Riverside – Four former and current officials of an independent labor union in Colton were arrested on Wed., Jan 28, on federal charges related to a scheme to embezzle funds from the union’s health plan. The four defendants, who were named in a 40-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Jan. […]

Navigating The ‘Main Street Squeeze’

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Staff Reports Corona – If you are one of the local commuters who travel into the perfect storm of the 15 and 91 Freeways merging with the influx of vehicles entering from Main Street on your way to work, there might be some relief in your near future. The Corona Police Department is offering five […]

UPS Driver Guilty of Weapons Charges

Staff Reports Riverside – A former United Parcel Service driver was found guilty on Thurs., Jan. 15 of federal gun trafficking charges for stealing dozens of guns going through the shipping company’s Ontario hub and providing them to another man, who sold the weapons on the street. Curtis Ivory Hays II, 37, of Rancho Cucamonga, […]

Cal Fire Riverside Promotes New Division Chief

Staff Reports Riverside County – On Mon., Dec. 1, 2014, Cal Fire’s Riverside County Fire Chief, John R. Hawkins, proudly announced the promotion of Silvio Lanzas to Division Chief, during their Executive Staff Meeting. Lanzas began his career with Cal Fire (then CDF) as a Fire Explorer in 1992 in the San Bernardino Unit. He […]

Riverside County: Cal Fire Riverside Promotes New Division Chief

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Staff Reports Riverside County – On Mon., Dec. 1, 2014, Cal Fire’s Riverside County Fire Chief, John R. Hawkins, proudly announced the promotion of Silvio Lanzas to Division Chief, during their Executive Staff Meeting.Lanzas began his career with Cal Fire (then CDF) as a Fire Explorer in 1992 in the San Bernardino Unit. He then […]

Riverside: Western Sets Water Saving Example

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BY RACHEL MCGUIRE  Riverside – When Western Municipal Water District, Riverside Community College (RCC) and the Santa AnaWatershed Association (SAWA) were searching for an inspiring way to promote landscape water-use efficiency, they didn’t have to look any further than beyond their own front door.            With more than 60 percent of water use spent outdoors, the […]

Riverside: Man Sentenced To Death For Murder of Marine

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STAFF REPORTS Riverside – On Fri., Nov. 7, a Riverside County Superior Court judge sentenced a man to death for the 2009 murders of a United States Marine Corps Sergeant, and his wife, in their home near Murrieta. Kesaun Kedron Sykes, 27, was convicted by a Riverside County jury on Aug. 5, and that same […]

Riverside: What Do You Know About Crowd Funding?

Attend this week’s American Marketing Association-Inland Empire luncheon that features Dr. Letitia Wright speaking on Crowd Funding Insights for Marketers.  Dr. Wright will cover: The for types of crowd funding and how they work The need for marketers in the niche What crowd funding will look like in 2015 The event will be held Thursday, November 15th […]

Riverside: Ex-SB Police Officer Gets 25 Years

STAFF REPORTS Riverside – A former officer with the San Bernardino Police Department was sentenced on Mon., Oct. 27 to 25 years in federal prison for violating the civil rights charges of two women he forced perform sex acts while he was in uniform. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Jose Jesus Perez, 47, […]

Riverside: Give BIG Riverside County

STAFF REPORTS             Riverside – On Thurs., Nov. 13, Give BIG Riverside County will host a 24-hour giving campaign to help raise money for your favorite charitable cause within the county. According to their website, BIG’s goal is to engage everyone who cares about their community to help raise $350,000 in just 24 hours. Sponsored […]

Eastvale: 2014 General Election Results For Riverside County

BY K.P. SANDER Eastvale – Election results are in, albeit somewhat unofficially. Some citizens will be very happy; some not so much. According to http://vote.sos.ca.gov, Republicans have seized the Senate, gaining full control of Congress, but there is still some processing to do. Approximately 66,000 Vote-By-Mail, 19,000 Provisional and 8,000 damaged ballots that require duplication […]