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Friday, October 23, 2020

State announces Riverside County moved back to purple tier, businesses to...

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Riverside County will move back to the state’s purple tier, which is the most restrictive tier that requires several types of businesses and places of worship to move outside. These places will need to change operations to outside only within 72 hours.

Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after standoff

Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police, officials said.

Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery licenses

Two marijuana trade organizations filed a lawsuit Monday against the nation’s largest legal pot market over restrictions on stand-alone delivery services that have blocked them from obtaining licenses until 2025.

California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

California won't allow any distribution of new coronavirus vaccines in the nation’s most populous state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

On-Duty Death

Our Department is saddened to announce the death of 48-year-old Sergeant Harry Cohen, most recently assigned to the Special Enforcement Bureau – Canine Unit. Sergeant Cohen passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020, after suffering a heart attack while on-duty. He began his service with our Department on September 30, 1996. As a deputy, he worked assignments at the Banning Station, Lake Elsinore Station, and Southwest Station.


The vitriol of some of Donald Trump’s supporters was put on display in downtown Riverside when Black Lives Matter activists responded to a rally in favor of the president Oct. 18.

Arrest Made for Identity Theft and Unemployment Benefit Fraud

On October 15, 2020, Jazmin Ugalde, 31-years-old of Riverside, was arrested at the Riverside Superior Court after her appearance for an unrelated identity theft and fraud case. She was ultimately booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for several new violations of identity theft with prior convictions and unemployment insurance fraud.

Suspicious Death – October 18, 2020

On Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 4:07 PM, deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to a call of a male deceased in an agricultural area near Kaiser Rd. and Oasis Rd. in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Desert Center. Upon arrival the deputies located a male deceased inside of a structure at the location.

Heated discussion on flood control with Sanderson and Menlo project

One would hope that a positive and uplifting invocation would set the stage for an informative and upbeat meeting. Sometimes it does, other times, not so much.


I’ve interviewed Mike before, so I knew a little bit about him. He was always willing to fill me in on things if I called with an issue. Very sociable but not the usual politician with all the answers before you asked a question. This interview took place in his realty offices on East Florida Avenue.