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Riverside County (California)

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  • One-fourth of new animal hoarding cases involve rescuers, ASPCA expert says

     
    Linda Bruno called her Pennsylvania cat rescue the land of milk and tuna. It thrived for years as people sent pets they couldn't care for from hundreds of miles away -- unaware that it was a death camp for cats.......
  • CHP reports double-digit drop in vehicle thefts in 2009

     
    Vehicle thefts in the Golden State dropped 15% from 2008 to 2009 in what the California Highway Patrol called the largest year-over-year decrease in decades. There were 169,058 stolen vehicles reported in 2009 compared with 199,766 the previous year,...
  • Judge declares U.S. military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy openly banning gay service members unconstitutional [updated]

     
    A federal judge in Riverside declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional Thursday, saying the “don't ask, don't tell” policy violates the 1st Amendment rights of lesbians and gay men. U.S. District Court Judge...
  • 1,000-megawatt Blythe solar power cleared by state regulators

     
    A massive solar project planned for the California desert got the go-ahead from state regulators Wednesday. The California Energy Commission unanimously cleared the Blythe Solar Power Project to start construction. Over the next few weeks, commissioners...
  • Federal appeals court orders new hearing for San Quentin inmate sentenced to death

     
    A federal appeals court in San Francisco late Monday ordered a trial judge to reconsider a ruling that allowed for a convicted murderer and rapist to be executed this week at San Quentin State Prison. Albert Greenwood Brown was scheduled......
  • Regulators clear nearly 1,000 megawatts of solar for California deserts

     
    Two more major solar projects moved ahead in the permitting process Wednesday after the California Energy Commission cleared the way to construction. The 250-megawatt Genesis Solar Energy Project and the 709-megawatt Imperial Valley Solar Project were...
  • California Supreme Court blocks execution of Brown [Updated]

     
    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked what would be California's first execution in five years. [Updated at 2:25 p.m.: The high court said a separate challenge of the state's protocol for lethal injection remains pending, and the state cannot....
  • 1,000 megawatts of solar power approved for California desert

     
    The California Energy Commission approved nearly 1,000 megawatts of solar installations for the desert Wednesday, adding to a growing list of such projects that have marched in recent weeks through the permitting process. Commissioners unanimously...
  • California calls off Brown execution

     
    State officials called off the scheduled execution of a convicted murderer Wednesday, hours after the California Supreme Court intervened in the case and made it all but impossible to carry out the death sentence. The attorney general’s office had...
  • Kangaroo rats: barrier to development or species worth saving?

     
    The Stephens' kangaroo rat, native to Riverside and San Diego counties, has been blamed for halting residential development and freeway construction and increasing the risk of fire because federal law makes it illegal to destroy its habitat. The U.S....
  • $33 million in energy-efficiency funding at stake in Western Riverside court fight

     
    Battle lines are being drawn in a Riverside County superior court over the fate of $33 million in federal stimulus funding for residential energy-efficiency improvements. The funds were originally set aside for the beleaguered Property Assessed Clean...