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Board revises short-term rental rules for Idyllwild, Temecula Valley

The Board of Supervisors today tentatively approved a bevy of amendments to Riverside County’s short-term rental ordinance, focusing on minimum age, family transfer and related regulations of rental properties in Idyllwild-Pine Cove and the Temecula Valley Wine Country. “This is not perfect, and there are quite a bit of trade-offs,” Supervisor Manuel Perez said. “Maybe

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Rep. Calvert expresses frustration with Biden Admin’s delays in approving disaster aid for Tropical Storm Hilary

Local Congressman Ken Calvert issued a statement expressing his frustration with the Biden Administration’s delay in approving a major disaster declaration in response to the impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary. “Two months have now passed since the state of California officially requested a major disaster declaration from the Biden Administration to provide relief from the

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Rep Ruiz introduces legislation expanding access to opioid-reversal drugs in schools

Valley Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz introduced legislation that he says would save lives by expanding access to opioid-reversal drugs, including Narcan, in schools. It’s called the “Helping Educators Respond to Overdoses” or ‘HERO Act.’ Ruiz and Congressman Adam Schiff co-authored the bill, which would also provide critical training for school staff.. and educate students on

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Your Vote: Previewing Nov. 2024 rematches

We are one year from the next general election and two local races are shaping up to be re-matches from 2022. The 47th Assembly District and the 41st Congressional District races will again be expensive, hard-fought races in 2024 In the 41st congressional district race, Incumbent Republican Ken Calvert will once again face Democratic challenger

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La Quinta approves 5th amendment for long-delayed TALUS luxury resort after financial struggles

Update 10/17/23 The La Quinta City Council unanimously approved “Amendment Five,” resetting financial penalties for missed deadlines against the developer of the project and bringing in new lenders to address rising interest rates and higher labor and material cost The builders also offered an update on the project at the council meeting, providing new information and

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Steve Garvey, baseball legend and Palm Desert resident, announces bid for U.S. Senate seat in California

Former Los Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Garvey formally announced a run for the US Senate in California Tuesday morning. The Palm Desert resident is running for the seat left open by the late Senator Dianne Feinstein. Garvey, 74, has been talking to party leaders and donors for several months about a potential bid for office. Garvey joined

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