Prize Winner Gets Waterwise Landscape Makeover

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful’s contest winner had a waterwise garden makeover. In a double win, KRCB raised funds to continue their graffiti removal and clean up activities while show casing a trend many So Cal homeowners will be forced to confront in the coming months and years.

Projects like these and Western Municipal Water District‘s annual contests give home owners lots of possibilities for beautiful, low maintainence water wise gardens.

Heat Warning Issued for Desert Areas Cool Centers Open

June 17, 2009

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

News Release

Contact: Lois J. Carson, Executive Director

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County

(951) 955-4900

Danyte S. Mockus, Epidemiologist

Riverside County Department of Public Health

(951) 358- 5557

Heat warning issued for desert areas, cool centers to open

A heat warning for the desert areas of eastern Riverside County will start on June 18 and cool centers in the affected areas will be open.

The county Department of Public Health issues heat warnings when temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees for three days or more. Any changes or updates on heat warnings will be posted at cool centers and at www.rivcoph.org/.

Individuals susceptible to heat, such as the elderly, are encouraged to visit a cool center during extended periods of high-heat days. Cool centers will provide snacks and water, in addition to activities and resource information.

People with the following symptoms of excessive heat should try to remain in a cool place and drink water to prevent dehydration:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or muscle pains
  • Nausea and vomiting

For more information or for a list of cool center locations, call (888) 636-8676 or visit www.capriverside.org. Speech or hearing impaired individuals may call TTY (951) 955-5126. For a list of summer-weather information and health recommendations, visit www.rivcoph.org/.

The heat advisories and cool centers are services offered by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside County Fire Department, Volunteer Center of Riverside County and the American Red Cross.

RCTC Welcomes EIR For Perris Valley Line

In a long overdue about face, the Riverside County Transportation Commission reports they welcome a complete environmental review of the Perris Valley Line.

They also say that they have most of the work done which is troubling as they wanted to gain approval of the project with a mitigated negative declaration.

That’s basically a document that ‘declares’ there are no significant or less than significant impacts from the project, based on their word.  It’s a very good thing they’ve made an apporpriate about face to consider our word as well.