Despite sign warning “I’m a cop! You’re about to get a ticket!” 62 “distracted drivers” cited

SAN JACINTO — Last Friday the 13th was a very unlucky day for dozens of drivers who were too distracted by their cell phones to notice a smiling and waving undercover sheriff official on a street corner holding a sign warning that cell phone users were about to receive a ticket. “I’m a cop!” the sign advised. “If you’re using […]

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Top 25 stories that helped propel RCNS beyond 6 million views in first 30 months

As Riverside County News Source (RCNS) passes 6 million unique views and its first 2 1/2 years in operation as a provider of free, fair and well-rounded news reports and community interest stories I thought I would share some of the RCNS headlines that have made a big splash in Riverside County since RCNS officially began covering news stories in […]

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PERRIS: Hanley Investment Group completes nearly $30 million sale of 6 retail pads at Perris Marketplace

PERRIS — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced last Wednesday that the firm has completed the sale of six retail pads in separate transactions at Perris Marketplace, a 225,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter-anchored shopping center in the City of Perris. SEE ALSO: Hanley Investment Group negotiates sale […]

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FBI statistics indicate Hemet PD’s efforts to clean up city might be working

HEMET — With a new police chief, an increase in police staffing levels, several new, resurrected or enhanced special teams, and new funding secured by recently passed Measure “U” all happening in the last few months, City of Hemet and Hemet Police Department officials were happy to report an overall decrease in total crime and an increase in felony arrests […]

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Law enforcement news and photos from around the San Jacinto Valley

Compiled from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station, San Jacinto Police Department and Hemet Police Department Click any thumbnail to open full-size image Hemet Sheriff’s Station Hemet Sheriff’s Deputies Graham, Stoyer, and Waters recently participated in a training session with southern California’s REACH Air Medical Services. RSO deputies never miss an opportunity to train and learn something new! Deputy Rutigliano recently made a […]

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New author, 7-year-old Madelyn Fox, to be featured at Saturday book reading, signing in Temecula

One day last year 7-year-old Madelyn Fox came home from Kindergarten and announced to her mother that she wanted to write a book. Madelyn’s mom Monica Fox, who happens to be a part-time writing professor, was delighted to hear of her daughter’s interest in writing and encouraged Madelyn to follow her dreams. “She wanted to write a story about bullying and she said ‘there are all […]

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MENIFEE: High-profile theft from 85-year-old shopper results in two arrests

MENIFEE — A relatively minor theft of an elderly woman’s wallet – stolen right from inside the victim’s purse as it sat in a shopping cart while the victim shopped at a Menifee Stater Bros. Market – gained attention throughout the Inland Empire and beyond and resulted in the arrest of two San Bernardino women yesterday. The two alleged suspects […]

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RIVERSIDE: “Kindy 500” uses fun to teach children about traffic rules, safety and “stranger danger”

RIVERSIDE — Children had the opportunity to enjoy a fun morning learning about “stranger danger,” traffic rules, road signs and basic roadway safety during the Kindy 500 Traffic Safety Fair. The fair, which was the perfect opportunity for the kindergartners to enjoy a positive, early interaction with police officers who put on the event, was held this morning at Magnolia Elementary […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Has social media become a catalyst for the spread of racism?

By Melissa Cartew   A few years back, no one would have imagined how social media would evolve to be what it is today – a powerful tool of interaction. People relied on one–on–one encounters or by calling via phones. Today, most communications are done online through emails and chats on social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, […]

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Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn appointed as Chair of CA’s newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee

During its first meeting of 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee appointed City of Temecula’s Mayor, Dr. Matt Rahn, as its Chair. Formed in late 2017, the committee was created to assist in developing rules and regulations for this year’s roll-out of a legal, adult-use, cannabis market in California. The committee will also advise Bureau of Cannabis Control and other […]

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