Riverside County approves $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2024-25 with focus on fiscal stability, service enhancements
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by Mason Johnson
2w ago
Riverside County, California – On Tuesday, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a budget of $9.2 billion for the fiscal year 2024-25. This budget is considered structurally balanced, with reserves expected to reach nearly $700 million. “The recommended budget demonstrates the values that drive the important work of the county, focusing on improving the quality of life for residents, transforming the delivery of services, seeking systemic equity and achieving fiscal stability,” according to an Executive Office statement posted to the board’s agenda. Read also: Riverside County pri ..read more
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Riverside County prison death investigated as homicide by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations
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by Calista Everly
2w ago
Riverside County, California – Officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are looking into the death of Luis Padilla at Ironwood State Prison (ISP) on June 22, 2024, which they believe was a homicide. At 7:01 p.m., three inmates—Jonathan Orduno, Juan Madrigal, and Samuel Ricardez—reportedly attacked Padilla. Prison staff responded quickly by sounding an alarm, and although the attackers tried to escape, they were soon captured and detained without further issues. Read also: Riverside allocates $1m for home down payment aid According to the California Depa ..read more
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Riverside allocates $1m for home down payment aid
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by Grace Murphy
1M ago
Riverside, California – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors recently decided to use $1 million in tax funds, sourced from American taxpayers under the American Rescue Plan Act, to support individuals struggling to save for a home down payment. This tax money will be directed towards a down payment assistance program specifically for low-income individuals aiming to buy their first home within the 5th Supervisorial District. This area includes the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Hemet, San Jacinto, and Moreno Valley. Read also: Riverside has one of the highest inflation rates in th ..read more
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Riverside has one of the highest inflation rates in the country, report finds
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by Daniel Parker
1M ago
Riverside, California – Riverside ranks as having the fourth-highest inflation rate in the U.S., just behind Dallas, Detroit, and Honolulu, says a new report. Inflation in Riverside, Ontario, and San Bernardino has surged by about 1.4% over the past two months. This price increase hits hard, especially with the city’s 5.5% unemployment rate, which is above the national average. Read also: Riverside gasoline prices continue steady decline, providing relief to consumers Experts blame the rise on climbing energy costs and natural gas prices in the area. Los Angeles isn’t far behind, sitting at th ..read more
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Riverside gasoline prices continue steady decline, providing relief to consumers
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by Calista Everly
1M ago
Riverside, California – Riverside County’s average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline dropped once more on Monday, continuing its steady decline that began 21 days ago. After declining six tenths of a cent the day before, the price dropped by three tenths of a cent to $5.078. Read also: RAP Foundation offers scholarships for nonprofit management program, paves way for new leaders The average price has dropped 21.2 cents in total over the last three weeks, with a 1.2-cent decline on Saturday included. These numbers, provide by the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, show a ..read more
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RAP Foundation offers scholarships for nonprofit management program, paves way for new leaders
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by Daniel Parker
1M ago
Riverside, California – The Regional Access Project Foundation, or the RAP Foundation, plays a crucial role by “providing funding, oversight, technical support, and guidance to nonprofits, community-based groups, and collaborative organizations serving the eastern Riverside County population in areas like health, mental health, and juvenile intervention,” according to their mission statement. Read also: Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approves full health insurance coverage for associate faculty In simpler terms: Since its establishment in 1992, the RAP Foundation has be ..read more
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Striking a balance: UC Riverside moves towards divestment amid legal hurdles
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by Calista Everly
1M ago
Riverside, California – The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has tentatively agreed with pro-Palestine activists to take steps toward divestment from Israeli-linked investments. However, due to a California law enacted in 2016, it remains illegal for entities that receive substantial state funding to engage in boycotts or discriminatory practices against any nation. Under this preliminary deal, UCR will publish its investment details online, establish a task force to consider withdrawing its endowment from UC Investments Office control, and redirect funds in a financially and ethicall ..read more
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Senate Committee approves bill to remove teaching performance assessment in California
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by Seren Ashby
2M ago
Sacramento, California – A bill aimed at removing a key certification test for teachers in California successfully passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday without much opposition. Senate Bill 1263, supported by the California Teachers Association, will now proceed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. If it passes there and is ultimately approved by the full Legislature, it will eliminate the California Teaching Performance Assessment, or CalTPA. Read also: Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approves full health insurance coverage for associate faculty This ass ..read more
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Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approves full health insurance coverage for associate faculty
Riverside County News Source » Lake Elsinore
by Mason Johnson
2M ago
Riverside, California – Last month, the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously decided to pay the full health insurance premiums for eligible associate faculty members at all three colleges within the district. This decision affects over half of the associate faculty, benefiting not only the professors at RCC but also those across the entire district. Read also: Riverside residents face financial challenges amid rising costs, survey finds “With most classes in the district being taught by part-time instructors, this program will give associate faculty comfort and st ..read more
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Riverside residents face financial challenges amid rising costs, survey finds
Riverside County News Source » Lake Elsinore
by Grace Murphy
2M ago
Riverside, California – Nearly half of the households in Riverside, California, find it challenging to cover typical expenses, and around one-third experienced difficulties in paying their energy bills over the past year, as revealed by a survey from the Census Bureau. Among the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the US, Riverside reported the highest percentage of people facing significant financial hardships. Furthermore, one out of every seven individuals reported that they occasionally or frequently lacked enough food at home in the week prior to the survey. Read also: Temecula Planning Comm ..read more
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