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City Council moves to activate mandatory water conservation measures for Public Utilities Customers

In response to the call for increased conservation by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Governor’s office, Riverside’s City Council has voted to activate mandatory water conservation restrictions…

President signs executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers

President signs executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), released the following statement after President signed an executive order last week prohibiting federal contractors and…

Largest us food distribution company to pay nearly $20 million in consumer protection lawsuit for holding perishable food in unrefrigerated sheds

This is the largest food safety prosecution action in California history The nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco Corporation, will pay nearly $20 million dollars in a consumer protection settlement…

The kindness of strangers: Operation Pedro Pan film premiered in Riverside

by Vickie Vértiz The Riverside International Film Festival offered many gems and stories among them, “Pedro Pan,” a short film that tells the story of Cuban children who fled to…

California approves bill to minimize concussion risk for youth footballers

California approves bill to minimize concussion risk for youth footballers

By Jennifer Schlueter With more and more football players suing the National Football League because of severe head injuries and the increasing awareness of the public about the tragic aftermath…

Riverside Independent 07/28/2014

Riverside Independent 07/28/2014

National Night Out 2014

The Riverside Police Department invites you and your neighbors to be part of National Night Out (NNO) this year. NNO events are designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.…

California approves $500 fine for water wasters

California approves $500 fine for water wasters

By Jennifer Schlueter In January, Governor Jerry Brown asked Californians to reduce their water use by 20% because, for some parts of California, 2013 had been the driest year ever…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson announces new guidance for high school common core Math materials

School administrators have a new tool to help them gauge how well high school math materials align to the Common Core, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today…

CBP intercepts 67 extremely invasive giant african snails at LAX – Live mollusks arriving from Nigeria were destined for Los Angeles area

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) inspected an air cargo shipment declared as 67 live snails. Accompanying paperwork described them as Achatina…

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