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Menifee city council approves city police department

New Police Chief to Start Work

It’s official: Menifee will have its own police department. City council members unanimously passed a resolution establishing the formation of Menifee Police Department, effective Monday, according to a statement on the city’s website. That’s exactly one year – July 1, 2020 – before the department will replace the Riverside County …

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Ontario passes balanced budget

Ontario has passed a $634 million balanced budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which began Monday. The overall budget of $633.9 million was balanced without reserves “and will maintain funding to support [a] high quality of municipal services,” according to a statement.  Ontario’s operating budget for this fiscal year includes …

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Biennial survey of Riverside County residents completed

Survey: Ontario residents like their city

A lot of Riverside County residents are worried about their teeth. They’re also concerned about financial assistance and employment, according to a recent survey. Nearly 1,700 residents responded to the survey, which was conducted during a two-month period earlier this year by the county and the UC Riverside School of …

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Riverside says no to fireworks

Fireworks Show Saved

Riverside is urging its residents not use fireworks on or around the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Like a lot of Southern California cities, Riverside has banned the use of all personal fireworks at all times, with violators subject to a $1,000 fine, according to a statement on the city’s …

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Riverside gets large state grants for housing

Riverside has received major grants from two state programs that it will use to build affordable housing. The $32 million-plus from “No Place Like Home” and “Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities” will help pay for 278 affordable units throughout the city, according to a statement on the city’s website. “I’m …

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Ontario gets state housing grant

Ontario will receive a $5 million grant from the state of California that it will use to pay for its downtown revitalization, including affordable housing. The funding comes from the state’s general fund and supplements a $35 million grant the city received from the state last year to help improve …

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