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    By Dianne Anderson As the COVID-19 death toll continues to rise in the Black community, Riverside activists are urgently pressing to form a countywide African American task force to address racism as a public health crisis. Community activist Corey Jackson said that his organization, Sigma Beta Xi, along with Riverside NAACP, COPE. Riverside County Black ...
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    Applications must be received before June 19 The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved $45 million in grant funding to aid small businesses enduring hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program is open to small businesses based in cities and unincorporated communities of Riverside County. These businesses must apply online by June 19. The ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Depending on which side of the political divide they stand, leaders and residents question if reopening cities and counties too soon is a good or bad idea, or if businesses can withstand staying closed too long. For now, Riverside County is on hold for whether their restrictions will become more relaxed in ...
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    Eight caregivers win awards for outstanding commitment and dedication to foster care Zakiyyah Lateef will admit that her six-bedroom home is usually full of children. But she knows there is not enough space there for all the youngsters and teens in need of supportive and loving homes. Last time she counted 10 years ago; Lateef ...
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    Eight new locations will test additional 1,000 people per day Riverside County residents who want to be tested for coronavirus will be able to choose among eight new testing sites being offered by state health officials starting Wednesday. The locations, which are spread throughout the county, are in addition to the four drive-up testing sites ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Getting the headcount right for the census is now more important than ever, as low income Black and Brown communities fight to survive through an unequal health care system and the disastrous impact from COVID-19. Depending on how many forms are filled out this time around, an estimated $675 billion each year ...
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    70,000 Riverside County households received supplemental food benefits for March To assist families and seniors during the COVID-19 crisis, the state will be providing supplemental food benefits to new and existing Cal Fresh recipients on May 10. The extra benefits will be the second of two short-term infusions the state is making to help CalFresh ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone is on lockdown in tight living quarters, which makes it hard to see or hear what’s going on with the kids behind closed doors. In recent weeks since the start of the pandemic, reports and calls of abuse or neglect have dropped by 56 percent at Riverside County Department of Public ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dollars keep flowing down in the form of grants from the Community Foundation serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Now, the only thing left for nonprofits to do is apply. July 31 is the deadline to submit applications within four Field of Interest funds. The foundation’s grant awards are based on very ...
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    We’ve had problems with our website since last Wednesday. While our endorsements have been available in print since Thursday, we are finally able to post them online. Please Vote! Vote by tomorrow Tuesday, November 6, 2018!!   Governor                                    Gavin Newsom Lt. Governor                             Eleni Kounalakis Secy of State                                   Alex Padilla Controller            ...