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.
Former Riverside County Supervisor James Venable passed away quietly at his home in San Jacinto at about 4:50 p.m. today (Thursday) after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and children.
As part of the effort to spread a message of good health through healthy eating, the County of Riverside will host its inaugural farmers market in historic downtown Riverside.
The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting workshop in Hemet on Saturday (March 19).
Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. Compost can be used to enrich the soil in gardens, lawns and house plants. Instead of putting organic waste in the garbage to be hauled to the landfill, learn to compost.
Anyone interested in running for office in the June 7 Primary Election may file papers for candidacy until 5 p.m. on Friday (March 11). If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline for that office will be extended to 5 p.m. on March 16 for everyone except the incumbent.
The 2016 tax season is in full swing and Riverside County Community Action Partnership’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program is available to help qualifying residents file their taxes.
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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