Tag: Board of Supervisors

Riverside County gives Sheriff’s Department approval for $3.3 million grant application

By Erik Galicia The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the Sheriff’s Department to apply for $3,321,765 in emergency pandemic funding despite heavy mistrust expressed by public commenters. Funds would be provided through the California Board of State and Community Corrections and are required to be used for pandemic response, with a focus on meeting

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Riverside County Board of Supervisors votes against defying state on reopening businesses

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted against a fast-tracked timeline to reopen businesses before Halloween and bypass state guidelines. Supervisor Jeff Hewitt first presented the plan Sept. 22, but it required further revision and was rescheduled for discussion Oct. 6.  The proposal was rejected 4-1, with only Hewitt dissenting.  The board

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Riverside County seeks to bypass state’s reopening guidelines

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would  bypass California’s state guidelines and proceed to reopen the county’s economy by Nov. 3. They will revisit the proposal Oct. 6. “I would love to open everything up tomorrow,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. “But that’s not the way the

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Remote learning at Riverside Community College District to continue through fall term

By Erik Galicia Two weeks after the announcement that the summer term will be completely online, it has been decided remote learning will continue through the fall semester. “Due to requirements for physical and social distancing, there will be no face-to-face only sections offered,” Wolde-Ab Isaac, the Riverside Community College District chancellor, said in an

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UPDATED: Riverside County Board of Supervisors votes to lift public health orders

By Leo Cabral Updated May 12, 11:20 p.m. After days of hearing public testimony, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during an emergency meeting May 8 to rescind local public health orders. The proposal put forth by Supervisors V. Manuel Perez and Karen Spiegel put an end to COVID-19 safety orders enacted by

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