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Op/Ed: Competitive Bidding: Helping California Businesses Thrive – by Senator Ochoa Bogh

Here in Sacramento, one of the many (many, many) things we learned during the pandemic is that when the state has to procure goods and services during a declared state of emergency, it currently has no efficient, transparent means of identifying bids from California-based companies. During a State of Emergency, the Department of General Services awards contracts to a company […]

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Responding to community outcry, judge blocks sexually violent predator’s proposed release into Menifee neighborhood

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Responding to input from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Menifee Police Department, and most importantly, members of the Sun City community in Menifee, a judge on Friday blocked the proposed release of 69-year-old Lawrence Moff, a convicted sexually violent predator (SVP), into their community. SEE ALSO: Driver flees from Banning traffic stop, leading to double-fatal […]

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Driver flees from Banning traffic stop, leading to double-fatal collision – Victims, 75 & 24, ID’d

BANNING, Calif., — Authorities have identified two men who died as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Banning Friday evening, July 29. Two other people were injured in the collision, which occurred at the E. Ramsey Street on-ramp to Interstate 10, near the Banning Municipal Airport, according to officials. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has since confirmed to RCNS […]

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Suspected of recent gas thefts and wanted on multiple warrants, McArthur man arrested with narcotics & firearm

MCARTHUR, Calif., — Authorities say a local man with an extensive criminal history was arrested after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine and a loaded and concealed firearm, as well as burglary tools and items typically associated with fuel theft Wednesday evening, July 20th. Last night’s stop was the result of an ongoing investigation into a significant increase […]

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UPDATE: Local girl, 17, ID’d after fatal Winchester rollover

UPDATED: Thursday, July 14, 10:31 a.m. Originally Published: Tuesday, July 12, 6:43 a.m. WINCHESTER, Calif., — Authorities say a local teen was fatally ejected from her vehicle when an SUV she was a passenger in struck another vehicle and overturned several times in the French Valley / Winchester area Saturday, July 9. The driver of the SUV was hospitalized after […]

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Red Bluff traffic stop leads to discovery of meth, heroin, fentanyl, and handgun – Felon arrested

RED BLUFF, Calif., — Authorities say a felon was arrested in Red Bluff after a traffic stop led to the discovery and seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, yesterday afternoon, June 20. As a result of the stop, officers also found packaging material, a handgun and ammunition, and more than $1,000 in cash, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Toddler […]

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Shotgun blast from Anderson resident protecting his family ends violent crime spree and felon’s life

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a convicted felon with a criminal history that included arrests for stalking, making criminal threats, violating a domestic violence restraining order, drug possession, resisting arrest and other crimes has died after being shot by a resident whose home the suspect was repeatedly ramming with his vehicle Sunday evening, June 19. The shooting ended a violent crime […]

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Business owner found murdered during welfare check at Corona business – Homeless felon arrested

CORONA, Calif., — Authorities say a check the welfare of a business owner at a Corona warehouse led to a murder investigation and the arrest of a homeless felon Friday afternoon, June 17. SEE ALSO: A special Father’s Day message from Senator Ochoa Bogh City of Corona police officers were dispatched to the business, located in the 1950 block of […]

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Toddler found wandering Redding in diaper leads to parents’ pre-dawn Father’s Day arrest

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say an early morning 911 call reporting the discovery of a toddler found wandering city streets in Redding led to the arrest of the two-year-old boy’s parents after officers found the child and his siblings had been living in “absolutely deplorable living conditions” on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. As a result of the early morning […]

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Matt Pontes, former Shasta County CEO, tapped as SPI’s first Director of Wildfire and Fuels Management

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Matt Pontes, who announced last month that he was resigning as Shasta County CEO, and timber titan Sierra Pacific Industries announced over the weekend that Pontes will become Sierra Pacific Industries’ (SPI) first Director of Wildfire and Fuels Management. Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California, and the company […]

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