RS Budget
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RS Budget

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   RIVERSIDE COUNTY BUDGET FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 17
   By City News Service

   8:30 a.m. INDIO - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for former Indio
Juvenile Hall counselor Corey Riley, who is accused of accepting a bribe from
the relative of an inmate. Dept. 3P, Larson Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St.
Contact: Michael Jeandron Riverside County District Attorney's Office, (760)
393-3232.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A trial-readiness conference is set for Raul
Salazar Solis, a 41-year-old Hemet man accused of firing a double-barreled
shotgun into a vehicle -- wounding two occupants -- reportedly because he was
upset that someone broke out his car's windows during a party next door. Trial
is set for May 15. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact:
prosecutor Blaine Hopp, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Trial is set for Henrietta Margarita Briones, who
is accused of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and being a
convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Briones, who was convicted of
killing a man in 1986, was released from a women's prison in 2004 after
supporters successfully petitioned for her early release on the grounds she
suffered Battered Woman Syndrome. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D
Auld Road. Contact: court clerk, (951) 304-5204.

   9 a.m. INDIO - Jury deliberations will get under way in the trial of
former Desert Hot Springs police officer Dennis Paul Decker, who is accused of
molesting an underage relative over a 10-year period and another girl who was a
member of the police Explorers program. Dept. 2G, Larson Justice Center, 46200
Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County District Attorney's
Office, (760) 393-3232.

   9 a.m. MURRIETA - Jury deliberations will continue in the trial of
Gilbert Simental, who admitted molesting one girl twice, but is still accused
of molesting her sister. The two girls belonged to his congregation of
Jehovah's Witnesses in Murrieta. A case involving a third alleged molestation
victim is pending. Dept S304, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road.
Contact: prosecutor Burke Strunsky, (951) 304-5534.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is set in the trial of Dominique
Dewann Thompson, a 19-year-old Riverside resident charged with exhibiting a
firearm in a threatening manner during a confrontation involving Riverside
police, who shot and wounded him. Thompson allegedly brandished a replica
semiautomatic handgun when police tried to break up a fight between the
defendant and another man outside a bar. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice,
4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A preliminary hearing is set for Roman Gabriel
Aldana, 20, Anthony Bobadilla, 17, and Jose Alfredo Solorza, 16, who are
accused of torturing and murdering a 16-year-old runaway in September 2006.
Kayla Wood was stabbed to death in an abandoned duplex in Moreno Valley. The
District Attorney's office is seeking the death penalty for Aldana. Dept. 44,
Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office,
(951) 955-5400.

   11 a.m. RIVERSIDE - The Riverside International Film Festival will
continue with a screening of ``Laaga Chunari Mein Daag,'' an Indian film about
a woman forced to leave home for the big city to support her family. At 1:45
p.m., a series of short films and documentaries with a Latin flair will be
shown: ``In the Panyard,'' ``Jinotega Vibra,'' ``Shikashika,'' ``Mamitas,'' and
``The Line.'' At 5:30 p.m., the American film ``Mating Dance,'' about a woman
who captivates men with her ``otherworldly'' ways, will premiere, followed at
7:30 p.m. by two short films, ``Armed for the Challenge'' and ``Snow Snow for
Lucy.'' The night's entertainment concludes at 9 p.m. with the short film
``Welcome Home.'' Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium, 3535 Central Ave. Contact:
Nancy Douglas, festival media coordinator, (951) 682-4456.

   11:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco,
flanked by area law enforcement officials, state and local representatives and
victims' rights advocates, will lead a march from the County Administrative
Center on Lemon Street to the Downtown Historic Courthouse on Main Street, in
celebration of ``National Crime Victims' Rights Week.'' The two-block march
will be followed by a rally on the courthouse steps, during which a number of
featured speakers will address an anticipated crowd of 4,000. Scheduled
speakers include Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff; Supervisor Jeff Stone,
Mark Klaas, chairman of the Polly Klaas Foundation; Erin Runnion, who founded
the Joyful Child Foundation after the murder of her daughter; and Kim Goldman,
whose brother Ron was murdered alongside Nicole Brown-Simpson in 1994.
Riverside Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main St. Contact: Ingrid Wyatt, district
attorney's office PIO, (951) 955-5626.

   1 p.m. RANCHO MIRAGE - The City Council will meet. Agenda includes
consideration of a resolution declaring recent election results valid and the
swearing-in of Councilmembers-elect Gordon Moller and Richard Kite. City Hall,
69825 Highway 111. Contact: (760) 324-4511.

   1:30 p.m. INDIAN WELLS - The Indian Wells City Council will meet. Agenda
includes consideration of a resolution calling on the Legislature to fully
fund 57 new judicial officers for Riverside County. City Hall, 44950 Eldorado
Drive. Contact: clerk, (760) 346-2489.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is set for Luis
Alberto Navarro, a 32-year-old Riverside man accused, along with 18-year-old
Ulises Mejia, of breaking into cars and stealing the stereos. Dept. 41,
Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office,
(951) 955-5400.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A post-indictment arraignment is set for Leslie
Gene Parker, a Perris man accused in the December 1985 killing of former
Riverside policeman Frederick A. Taylor. Parker was arrested last May, after
DNA evidence collected from the murder scene was allegedly linked to him. Dept.
51, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's
Office, (951) 955-5400.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is set for Donta
Demetrus Harris, who is accused of gunning down one man and wounding another
during an unprovoked attack at a middle school basketball court in March. Dept.
42, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's
Office, (951) 955-5400.

   3:30 p.m. INDIO - Arraignment is set for Leonard Ysiano, who is accused
of shooting a La Quinta man to death last month in the cove. Dept. 3N, Larson
Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County
District Attorney's Office, (760) 393-3232.

   5:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce will
host its monthly ``After Hours'' mixer. Riverside Marriott, Grand Ballroom,
3400 Market St. Contact: Lori Galaviz, event coordinator, (951) 683-7100.

   6 p.m. LAKE ELSINORE - The Lake Elsinore Unified School District Board
of Trustees will consider a proposal to raise school breakfast fees by 50
cents, elementary lunches by 50 cents and secondary school lunches by 75 cents.
545 Chaney St. Contact: Jose Carvajal, school district PIO, (951) 253-7174.

   6 p.m. PALM SPRINGS - The city will hold its weekly Villagefest,
featuring arts, crafts, food and live entertainment. This week's event will
celebrate the city's 70th birthday, with free cake available for residents at 7
p.m. on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Former mayors
Frank Bogert and Ron Oden are expected to attend. On Palm Canyon Drive between
Amado and Baristo roads. Contact: city, (760) 323-8299.

   7:30 p.m. TEMECULA - The ``Thursday Jazz at the Merc'' series will
continue with a performance by Jennifer Hart and Llew Matthews. The Mercantile
at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St. Contact: Bea
Barnett, (866) 653-8696.

   9 p.m. PALM SPRINGS - A welcoming ceremony is planned to open ``White
Party 2008.'' Oasis Night Club and Lounge, 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Contact:
Phil Lobel, (310) 271-1551.

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