Villages of Lakeview project threatens the county’s quality of life, environmental groups claim

Villages of Lakeview threaten wildlife refuge, water supplies and air quality ■ Chronicle News Service The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, and the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society sued Riverside County Jan. 9 for approving the Villages of Lakeview, a massive 8,725-unit development that they say will threaten the nearby San Jacinto Wildlife Area…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – January 18, 2018

Just another hypocrite Dear Editor, Our President recently suggested that immigrants from Haiti and Africa are mostly from “s—t-hole countries.” Hereby I quote from the inscription on our Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless,…

The Year of the Dog

■ By Bob Franken / Columnist 2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you’re Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. And as I mentioned, 2018 is a Dog year. That’s a good thing, particularly when…

Fire ruling has huge effect on utilities

U■ Thomas D. Elias / Columnist nder intense political pressure at the same time bone-dry Santa Ana and Sundowner winds propelled unchecked wildfires across Southern California in early December, the California Public Utilities Commission handed down perhaps its most consumer-friendly decision in several decades. Unanimously, the five commissioners forced the San Diego Gas & Electric…