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Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder reopening for appointment-only services

July 8, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Beginning Tuesday, July 7, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder (ACR) offices will be providing all services by appointment only. The ACR is offering appointment-only services as part of a phased approach to reopening their locations. Appointments are available at three of their offices, Gateway (East Riverside), Temecula and Palm Desert. MORE

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Life is a puzzle

Guest Opinion

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE, Syndicated Columnist
To The Desert Independent

July 8, 2020

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEDon't give in that you cannot do any better. You can do better if you put your mind to doing better. If you give up then you don't have a chance. The only people who do better and go forward are those who try. Everyone has the freedom to try. MORE

Application period for pandemic food assistance for children extended to July 15

Millions of Californians, including 130,000 Riverside County children, quality for the one-time benefit

June 28, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Social services officials are encouraging qualified Riverside County households with children to apply for a one-time Pandemic-EBT food benefit before the application period closes on July 15. Children who were receiving free or reduced-price school lunches when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March are eligible for the payment of up to $365. MORE

El Centro / La Mesa

Health officials need cooperation with contact tracers

July 8, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Riverside County health officials are asking coronavirus patients to provide critically needed information when they are contacted by health investigators working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Hundreds of contact tracers are working as part of Riverside County’s response to the epidemic that has infected more than 20,000 residents and contributed to about 500 virus-related deaths. MORE

Has to be summer when lizards carry canteens

Home Country
To The Desert Independent

July 8, 2020

Slim Randles“You know it has to be summer,” said Dud, “when you see lizards carrying canteens.”

There were nods of agreement going on around the round table at the Mule Barn coffee shop.

“Puts me in mind,” said Herb, “of that summer back in ’74. You remember that one?” MORE

Body found on Colorado River California shoreline

July 5, 2020

BLANKENSHIP BEND, Arizona – On Thursday, July 2 at about 7:30 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received information that a dead body was found on the California shoreline of the Colorado River approximately ½ mile South of Blankenship Bend. MORE

Selected businesses required to move activities outdoors or close

July 5, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Some businesses in Riverside County are now required to move their activities outdoors as part of statewide actions to slow the spread of coronavirus. The governor’s announcement today impacts 19 counties, including Riverside County, that were recently placed on a watch list by state officials. MORE

Appointments for testing now available online

July 5, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Riverside County residents interested in getting screened for coronavirus at one of several county-operated testing sites can now make an appointment online. More than 240,000 covid-19 tests have been conducted in Riverside County, and health officials continue to encourage residents – those with and without symptoms – to get screened for the virus. The online scheduling will make it easier to make an appointment. MORE


Blythe City Council

Tue, July 14 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, July 28 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

Blythe City Council

Tue, Aug 11 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe


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