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The Riverside County Registrar of Voters is preparing to count the ballots that will decide many of the local and statewide races next week.
In recent years many voters have opted to receive-and-return ballots by mail.
In Riverside County, as of May 22, 2014, 500,682 vote by mail ballots were sent to registered voters. So far 56,995 ballots have been returned to the Registrar.
Today, at 3:00 p.m. interim Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer will be LIVE onInstantRiverside.com Talk Radio.
The Riverside City Council is facing an upcoming vote that will determine the fate of the system of cameras that take pictures at serveral intersections in town. When the red-light camera system started in Riverside there were 30 cameras-- already several have been removed-- however the city still has 11 cameras in operation.
The red-light cameras in Riverside are operated by Redflex, a company based in Arizona.
Riverside Council Member Mike Soubirous is a former CHP commander, and he believes the camera system should be removed. The question: Does the rest of the council agree, or at least a simple majority?
Soubirous will join us LIVE on InstantRiverside.com Talk Radio. We'll also take calls from listeners, especially people who live in Riverside. Do you want the red-light cameras to stay or go?
Click here: Watch a video report on how the Redflex red-light cameras work.
One of the most followed contests has been for the office of Riverside County District Attorney. Incumbent Paul Zellerbach was campaigning for his second term. His challenger is Mike Hestrin, a Riverside County prosecutor.
Hestrin is the District Attorney Elect as he is more than 13,000 votes ahead of his challenger Paul Zellerbach.
We will also talk LIVE with first-time candidate Marshall Tuck who will be facing incumbent State Superintendent and 30-year politician Tom Torlakson in the November general election.
The City of Riverside had been hit by a widespread-power outage.
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Hundreds, possibly thousands of people will need to reset their alarm clocks Saturday morning. A strong storm cell moved over the Riverside area bringing heavy rain, lightning and thunder.
At 2:56 a.m. and again at 2:57 a.m. lights flickered in the Canyon Crest area. By 3:01 Riverside Public Utilities confirmed that the bad weather had caused a widespread loss of electricity within the city.
Emergency crews have been dispatched repair the damage, however RPU has not said exactly what areas have been left in the dark.
Listen live as people in Riverside talk about widespread-power outage at 3:01 a.m. in from #CaliforniaRain
Lightning blamed for widespread power outage Saturday morning in Riverside
Riverside: A related fire was contained at the Harvey-Lynn substation located in the La Sierra area of the city.
San Diego Authorities Investigate Cause of Wildfires: Authorities in San Diego County, Calif., investigate why so many fires flared up at once in the area Wednesday, causing thousands to evacuate.
Police find illegal marijuana farm on Yarrow Lane in Riverside.
In June the contest for Ward 3 did not result in a candidate receiving a simple majority of the votes. More than 5000 ballots were cast, according to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters. What resulted is a runoff between the top two candidates.
Candidate Mike Soubirous received 2,448 votes, or 46.15 percent of the ballots cast. His closest challenger was Valerie Hill with 1,743, or 32.86 percent of the vote.
RPU is asking that all water customers reduce their water use and conserve as crews work to repair a water transmission main pipeline serving the city.
San Diego firefighters are battling dangerous wildfires.
The California drought and 100-degree heat is another massive problem.
We'll talk with CalFire, Riverside Public Utilities and take your calls LIVE.
(131) Riverside National Cemetery with Jim Ruester
Today I am the Riverside National cemetery with Jim Ruester. We are flying US Flags for (1) US Army Captain Colin Fulbright, (2) the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, and of course (3) my flag .This adventure was a specific request of Colin Fulbright when he mailed me his flag to me and I hope to do him Justice .
Riverside National Cemetery is the third-largest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration, and since 2000 has been the most active in the system based on the number of interments. It was established in 1976 through the transfer of 740 acres from March Air Force Base, which during World War II was called the U.S. Army's Camp William G. Haan. The cemetery was dedicated and opened for burials Nov. 11, 1978. An additional 181 acres was transferred by the Air Force in 2003.
Monuments and Memorials
Riverside National cemetery is home of the Medal of Honor Memorial and one of four sites recognized as a National Medal of Honor Memorial Site. The Medal of Honor Memorial, whose walls feature the names of all medal recipients, is located at the third traffic circle in the cemetery. It was dedicated in 1999.
The Fallen Soldier/Veterans' Memorial, erected in 2000, is dedicated to all service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The dramatic bronze structure topped by a lifeless soldier is located near the lake at the entrance to the cemetery.
The Prisoner of War/Missing in Action National Memorial was designated as a national memorial by the U.S. Congress in 2004 through Public Law 108-454. The memorial was dedicated on September 16, 2005. Vietnam veteran Lewis Lee Millett, Jr., sculpted the bronze statue which depicts an American serviceman on his knees with hands bound by his captors. The statue is surrounded by black marble pillars that evoke imprisonment.
President Obama isn't happy with the glitches on the healcare website. Have you tried to use it?
In Riverside, candidates for the school board are in their final campaign stretch.
On Tuesday the Riverside City Council is scheduled to vote on a measure to require the sterilization of Pit Bull dogs.
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