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Masks No Longer Mandatory on the Bus

RTA will no longer enforce mask wearing on the bus or at transportation centers. Effective immediately, masks will be recommended but not required on RTA routes. This change comes as a result of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) recent decision to suspend mask enforcement on public transit nationwide.

Gang Member Arrested for Illegally Possessed Firearm During Search Warrant

On Friday, March 4, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a search warrant at a residence located in the 82000 block of Valencia Avenue in Indio.

Arrest of Temecula Carjacking and Robbery Suspect

On Monday, September 6, 2021, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to the report of a carjacking in the 3200 block of Corte Soledad, in the City of Temecula. During the investigation, deputies learned the victim’s vehicle was taken at gunpoint by a known associate, 27-year-old, Scott Coco.

California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary" for those seeking reproductive care, including possibly paying for travel, lodging and procedures for people from other states.

ALWAYS WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY

Golden Era Productions once again said “yes,” when approached by The Friends of Valley Restart to offer their services in assisting Valley Restart Shelter. The event was the first annual fundraising classic golf tournament at their lush Soboba Golf course. The event took place on Saturday, September 25th. Funds raised go to Valley Restart Shelter in their ongoing effort to help more families who find themselves on the short end of our economic stick - out of home and job. It is not a sometimes situation - it could happen to most of us anytime without notice. The program is designed to give a family 90 days to get back on their feet and into the mainstream of the community. Hope for the future is one of the most important aspects of overcoming homelessness.

Big pressure on Biden, Dems to trim $3.5T federal overhaul

Pressure mounting, President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress strained Tuesday to trim back his potentially historic $3.5 trillion government overhaul to win support from two key holdout senators ahead of make-or-break deadlines for votes.

Norm Macdonald, former ‘Saturday Night Live’ comic, dies

Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died.

A CITY COUNCIL WITH AN ELEPHANT IN THE MIX

Believe it or not, the San Jacinto City Council met in universal agreement on the agenda while totally ignoring the elephant in the room. The council was late returning for a closed session, the results of which were either not disclosed or continued to a future date. After a musical interlude waiting for the council to return to open session, the usual intros were accommodated.

AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimes

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police.

UN: Climate and extinction crises must be tackled together

To save the planet, the world needs to tackle the crises of climate change and species loss together, taking measures that fix both and not just one, United Nations scientists said.