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Volunteers needed to survey Riverside County’s homeless population

November 30, 2018

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Volunteers are needed in communities throughout Riverside County to help with the 2019 Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count and Survey, the County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services announced today. The 2019 survey is a one-day street-based and shelter-based effort to identify how many people in the county are homeless on a given day. MORE

Settlement of $9 million reached with large debt collection companies

November 17, 2018

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced on October 31 that prosecutors have reached a $9 million settlement that cracks down on illegal phone-calling practices at one of the world’s largest third-party debt collection companies. The civil settlement sets phone call parameters for Allied Interstate LLC, its parent company, iQor Holdings Inc., and other affiliated firms. MORE

Correctional Deputy expedited hiring event

Saturday, December 8

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is having a Correctional Deputy expedited hiring event on Saturday, December 8 at Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Testing for Deputy Sheriff Trainee will also be administered. MORE

CHP goes online to help alert the public

November 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif – When a person goes missing, every second counts. As the statewide coordinator for the AMBER, Silver, and Blue Alert programs, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) understands that time is of the essence and is using technology to help expedite the recovery process.

“Whether a child or at-risk adult has gone missing or a dangerous suspect is on the run, time and details are vital,” said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley. “Using technology gives everyone involved in the process another tool to reach the appropriate audience with the information.” MORE

New-Aged Up

Home Country
To The Desert Independent

November 30, 2018

SLIM RANDLES“I’m jest ‘bout new-aged up,” said Windy Wilson, sitting down and flipping his coffee cup to the upright and fillable position. Mavis filled it.

The other members sipping caffeine at the philosophy counter at the Mule Barn truck stop looked over at Windy. No one wanted to ask, so by the process of mind reading and silent linguistics, they managed to hold their tongues. They all knew Windy would never be content to leave it like that, and they were anxious to see how the feedstore philosopher would introduce the subject. MORE

Narcotics & firearm seized in multiple events

November 17, 2018

YUMA, Arizona – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested seven U.S. citizens and two illegal aliens in multiple smuggling events on Interstate 8 over the last weekend. In the first event on Friday, November 9, at approximately 6:25 p.m., Wellton Station agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint referred a gray 2004 Ford F-150 truck to the secondary inspection area. MORE

Bush Decency and America's Christmas List

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

December 7, 2018 New

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEChristmas is coming and wish lists vary. Here are ideas from which most can benefit.

Medical care for all Americans. Congress must sever ties with lobbyists working on behalf of the pharmaceutical and medical insurance companies and represent the American people. Prescription costs are too high and the government pays too much money to the drug companies for those who receive various medicines from government coverage. All Americans should be able to see a doctor and receive medical care. Working Americans should have access to affordable medical care. Retired and poor/disabled/uninsurable Americans should have access to Medicare and Medicaid. All Veterans and military should be able to choose an alternate doctor or hospital when the VA hospital and doctors are not in close proximity or are inaccessible. MORE


Blythe City Council

Tue, Dec 11 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

PV School District

Board Meeting
Tue, Jan 15 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

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