The NFL’s replacement refs are out and the league’s regular officials are back in. The NFL and the refs union announced last night that they have agreed to a new eight-year labor contract. The regular refs will work tonights Thursday night game.
Five people were arrested after a huge pot farm was discovered in a remote area south of Hemet. Sheriff’s deputies stumbled upon the three-acre parcel in the community of Sage on Tuesday. They found some 200 pot plants and 150 pounds of dried marijuana with a street value of one-million dollars.
The state Department of Food and Agriculture is treating areas around Riverside and Mead Valley for the Asian citrus psyllid. Officials fear the plant-feeding insects will cause a big blow to the state’s two-billion-dollar citrus industry.
Temecula city officials are poised to announce a modest budget surplus. The city pulled in more than two-point-seven-million dollars over expenses last fiscal year, which ended on June 30th. City Finance Director Genie Wilson says the surplus was thanks to higher-than expected revenues and savings in various departments.
A workshop on the economic and cultural impact of the Latino community will be held this morning in San Bernardino. The event is to stress the importance of the role Latino residents, business leaders and policy makers play in the region. The workshop takes place from 9 to noon at the Norton Regional Office Center on East Third Street.
Hope has been restored for legions of “Harry Potter” fans. Author J.K. Rowling tells the BBC she’s leaving the door open for the possibility of another Harry Potter-related work in the future.
September 27, 2012 at 5:29 am | Local News | No comment