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Supervisor Perez discusses voting for pay raises for elected officials

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally approved double-digit pay hikes for themselves and several other elected officials despite public criticism and lack of support from a fellow member. As we reported, the salary of several supervisors, including Fourth District Supervisor Manuel Perez, will increase 19%, from $190,000 to $226,000. Meanwhile, the supervisors also approved

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Sheriff Chad Bianco speaks with KESQ after public endorsement of Donald Trump

This month, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco announced his public endorsement of former President Donald Trump for the upcoming 2024 presidential election. In a video posted to Instagram, Sheriff Bianco shared his endorsement and frustrations about lenient California state laws and leadership. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chad Bianco (@sheriffbianco) You

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County supervisors support pay hikes for selves, other elected officials

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved double-digit pay hikes for themselves and five other Riverside County elected officials Tuesday based on comparative surveys but several members of the public complained the raises were self-serving and without merit.    “I don’t believe this board deserves any type of increase,” Rancho Mirage resident Brad Anderson

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‘I can’t say yes or no right now,’ Sheriff Bianco addresses speculation on run for CA governor

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco has addressed recent speculation about a potential future gubernatorial run in California. Last week, Politco reported that Bianco, who was first elected sheriff in 2018 and then re-elected in 2022, is considering a bid for Governor in 2026. Bianco addressed the report in an interview with News Channel 3 today,

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Supervisor Manuel Perez addresses the State of the Fourth District

The first-ever State of the Fourth District took place Monday morning. Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and other officials spoke about the district’s accomplishments and future plans for changes.  Economic growth and infrastructure development were key points. Perez noted the connection between infrastructure, housing, and employment opportunities.“[We want to] drill down the dollars at a state

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Gov. Newsom stops in Indio to raise support for Proposition 1 days before primary election

California Governor Gavin Newsom is making a final push throughout the state to raise support for Proposition 1 ahead of next Tuesday’s Primary Election. Friday morning, Newsom toured the ABC Recovery Center in Indio, alongside Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor Manuel Perez and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. The addiction treatment facility would be able to access

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Local Congressman share their endorsements in US Senate race

Friday morning, local Congressmen Raul Ruiz and Ken Calvert announced who they are supporting in the US Senate race. Ruiz said he is endorsing Congressman Adam Schiff. Schiff represents California’s 30th Congressional District, which covers West Hollywood to Pasadena and Echo Park to the Angeles National Forest. Rep. Raul Ruiz, who represents California’s 25th Congressional

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Your Vote 2024: California U.S. Senate Seat

News Channel 3’s John White is going in-depth on the primaries for U.S. Senate in California. New campaign finance data is out today, revealing how the candidates are prepared for the primaries and the general election, should they be one of the two top finishers in March. You can do your own research here:

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