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Riverside County received a warning from the state Tuesday that it is in danger of slipping back into the first phase or purple tier of the re-opening plan. This could cause some recently reopened businesses to close once again. 

On September 22, Riverside County’s COVID-19 numbers were improving and so the county advanced into the state’s second or red tier re-opening phase, allowing some businesses like gyms, restaurants and salons to partially resume indoor services.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Tuesday to support quarantine housing and financial relief for farmworkers who test positive or are exposed to COVID-19. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson spoke with the organization partnering with the county about the fund’s significance and how it is only the beginning of the support these workers need.

Luz Gallegos of TODEC legal center says farmworkers in the Coachella Valley are faced with an impossible choice when they are told they should quarantine.

“It’s either you work or you don’t eat,” said Gallegos.

Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted on resolutions related to the in-custody death of George Floyd and local policing policies on Tuesday. 

Two resolutions introduced by Supervisor Chair Manuel Perez were debated at length Tuesday morning.

The first passing with three votes, condemns the in custody death of George Floyd. A symbolic move leaders have made across the nation.

“It demonstrates to Minneapolis and the world that we care and we will not tolerate it moving forward," says Perez.

County's First Lady Supervisor Loses Battle with Illness

Jul 29, 2019

   The death of Kay Sandra Ceniceros, Riverside County's first female supervisor who served in county government for over two decades, was confirmed Monday by her family.
   The family has not yet announced plans for a public memorial service for Ciniceros, who died Friday from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was 81.


   RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A proposal for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services to take over patrol and impoundment duties in San Bernardino sank without the RivCo Board of Supervisors' support Tuesday.
   The city of San Bernardino sought the one-year, $2.1 million contract with Riverside County because the municipality is struggling to fund its own animal control operations, and its city shelter is in a state of decay, according to officials.
   San Bernardino has been working to climb out of bankruptcy for the last decade.

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement with one of the largest labor unions representing Riverside County workers, gaining concessions that will net savings, but not enough to prevent ``many people'' from being laid off when the next recession hits, one supervisor warned.
   The previous four-year collective bargaining agreement with Laborers International Union of North America Local 777 ended in the fall of 2016, and
since August 2017, the 7,200-member bargaining unit, which represents building

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin
Jeffries vowed Tuesday to hammer out a plan of action with state and local
agencies to prevent another ``Super Bloom'' stampede in and around Lake
Elsinore this weekend.
   ``The blooming poppies may be fun to look at, but the traffic problems
they've created are unmatched in the county,'' said Jeffries, a longtime
Lake Elsinore resident. ``We're seeing 40,000 to 50,000 people going down there
on a given day. It has done irreparable harm to our local residents. People in

A new sheriff and two new supervisors were sworn into office yesterday (Tuesday) in Riverside County.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


The Riverside County Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) narrowly voted to impose a labor contract on union employees, in spite of opposition from union officials.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The Riverside County Board Of Supervisors is expected to vote today (Tuesday) on whether to unilaterally impose a contract on one of its employee unions.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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With votes still to count, the races for two open Riverside County Supervisor seats are looking like they'll soon be resolved.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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After an hours-long public hearing, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved a plan to allow the sale and cultivation of marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Riverside County will now require county employees with access to citizens' tax returns to undergo security background investigations.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors have signed off on a plan by county officials to actively pursue overdue trash collection and fire mitigation fees owed by thousands of residents and businesses in unincorprated areas of the county.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Riverside County Supervisors are asking for more information following a report by a committee looking into the county's escalating pension liability for county employees.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Riverside County supervisors will receive a report today detailing the many budget shortfalls, department deficits, and overspending in various county departments that seem to be heading the county into a financial hole before the fiscal year is even over.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

SEIU Local 721

A group of Riverside County union employees disrupted the County Board of Supervisors meeting in Riverside yesterday with chants and threats to go on strike.  Union members say the county has been dragging its feet in contract negotiations for more than a year. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


K-P-M-G, the consulting firm helping Riverside County implement public safety reforms, assured Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) that the multi-million-dollar contract the county has with K-P-M-G is beginning to yield results.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County's newest supervisor, Manuel Perez, was welcomed onto the Board of Supervisors with a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony before yesterday's regular meeting.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


The newest member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors officially begins his first day at work today.   Former state assemblyman V. Manuel Perez was appointed by Gov. Brown to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Supervisor John Benoit last December.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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V. Manuel Perez, the former Coachella Valley state Assemblyman whom Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday tapped to fill a vacancy on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, won't be formally sworn in for another couple of weeks.  And already, Perez has a potential challenger to his election campaign for the seat next year.   KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


Governor Jerry Brown has made an appointment to the seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors left vacant by the death of Supervisor John Benoit last December.


The Riverside County Board of Supervisors was preparing for what was expected to be a busy weekly meeting today, with public safety and budget issues on the agenda.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


At their regular meeting today, Riverside County Supervisors will be under deadline pressure to finally make decisions on whether and how to cut the county's fire department budget.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit yesterday (Tuesday), following Benoit's passing last month.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Funeral services have been set for the second week of January for Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.  Benoit died Monday night of complications from pancreatic cancer, one day before his 65th birthday.

Benoit’s funeral mass will be on Tuesday, January 10, at 10 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the Coachella Valley community of La Quinta.  There will be a public viewing at the church on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m., the night before the funeral.

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The death this week of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit is being marked by flags at half-staff around the county today.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit passed away last night of complications from pancreatic cancer.  Benoit, who earlier this year wrapped up a term as Chair of the Board of Supervisors, suddenly announced he was cutting back on his workload last month, after he received what later would be a confirmed case of advanced pancreatic cancer.  Benoit had a long career in law enforcement before entering local elected politics.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on the life and career of John Benoit, and what's next for his vacant seat.


Riverside County Supervisors are exploring the possibility of allowing the formation of an electrical power co-op, which could save the county's residents and businesses millions of dollars per year in electricity savings.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.