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Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers oversees the 21st annual gun melt – Nearly 5,000 weapons destroyed and melted into construction materials

Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers oversees the 21st annual gun melt – Nearly 5,000 weapons destroyed and melted into construction materials

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers announced the destruction of 4,661 weapons confiscated from criminals in Los Angeles County and collected through the “Gifts for Guns” exchange…

Gender Inequality? University committees take up too time for female professors

Gender Inequality? University committees take up too time for female professors

by Vickie Vértiz University of California, Riverside sociologist Karen Pyke released findings that prove female professors are asked to serve on university committees in such disproportionately higher numbers than male…

Riverside Independent 08/25/2014

Riverside Independent 08/25/2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge: fun or controversial?

The Ice Bucket Challenge: fun or controversial?

By Jennifer Schlueter Have you asked yourself why so many of your social media friends and people like former president George W. Bush, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey recently have…

The Recording Academy remembers Robin Williams

The Recording Academy remembers Robin Williams

By Terry Miller Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63. “He has been…

Bicyclist succumbs to hit-and-run injuries and is honored in Riverside

by Vickie Vértiz A Riverside man was taken off life support at Riverside Community Hospital after being struck by a late-model silver or beige sport utility vehicle near Riverside City…

Riverside Independent 08/18/2014

Riverside Independent 08/18/2014

Mandatory “kill-switches” for smartphones to prevent theft? – Bill awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature

Mandatory “kill-switches” for smartphones to prevent theft? – Bill awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature

By Jennifer Schlueter With our smartphones being worth up to $700, $800 or even more, they have become favorable objects for thieves. Black market resales for stolen phones are lucrative…

California corrections officer convicted in jury trial for filing a false claim

Old Quest/DLFR Customer Received Over $760,000 in a Fraudulent IRS Tax Refund Scheme Late August 4th, in the afternoon, Jose Tavares Hernandez, AKA: Jose H. Tavares, 41, of Riverside, was…

West Africa Ebola outbreak worsens; CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thursday issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3…

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