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Drivers can now enter, exit 91 Freeway carpool lanes wherever they want in part of Riverside

Ride sharers soon will be able to jump in and out of the carpool lanes at any point on the 91 Freeway from downtown Riverside to east Corona.

Before too long, even those who travel alone may get the green light to drive in carpool lanes on Riverside County freeways — in between rush-hours. But not so fast.

First, Caltrans has to do a study to see if it would make sense to open the special lanes to all traffic at less-busy hours, as is done on the 60 Freeway in Moreno Valley and widely across Northern California.

In 2019, the 91 Freeway’s carpool lanes in Riverside County will be more accessible

It soon will be easier to get in and out of the carpool lanes on the 91 Freeway in Riverside County.

Beginning in 2019, carpool lanes on the arterial freeway – with the exception of toll lanes – will gradually go from “limited access” to continuous access, the office of Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, announced Wednesday, Sept. 19. That means you’ll be able to enter and exit the 91’s HOV lanes at any point, not just where the yellow lines break.

Norco College gets $6 million for childcare, workforce development centers

Norco College plans to use $6 million in state dollars to build a childcare center for veterans’ families and a workforce development center.

The $6 million allocation, advocated by Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, was included in the state budget adopted earlier this month, a college news release states.

Proposal wouldn’t let California public officials earn more than the Governor

The pressure to match competitors’ pay has contributed to more than 28,000 public executives in California bringing home more salary than the state’s governor, who makes $195,803 a year. That includes city managers — responsible for implementing elected officials’ policy decisions and running cities day-to-day — and many police and fire chiefs, heads of county departments and public university officials.

The portion of each of those salaries that exceeds the governor’s pay costs taxpayers $1.8 billion a year, said Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside.

Norco College President to Host Inaugural Dinner to Benefit Students and Veterans Education Program

Norco College President, Bryan Reece is hosting the inaugural Dinner with the President on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm at SilverLakes in Norco. The evening will consist of recognition, vision for Norco College and plans to increase student veterans, expand veteran resources, and provide access to veterans across the region.

A President’s Award for Excellence will be presented to Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes for her commitment to Norco College and the Veterans Education Program.

Elevate CA: It’s Not More Jobs—It’s More Good Paying Jobs

There are 5 million—that’s 5 MILLION—Californians who have jobs that pay only minimum wage. As attendees listened to a California Legislature hearing held at Norco College last Friday, another striking fact really jumped out: A sizeable number of those jobs are held by people who are the main wage earner in their households.

Millennial Legislator Who Turned a Red District Purple is Now a Prime Target

By the time she launched her own campaign, Cervantes had pounded the pavement so much that some voters remembered her as the one who had registered them to vote. In just two years, her district flipped from one where Republicans had a 5-point advantage to one where, today, Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3.5 percentage points.

'You Are Enough': Women Get a Push Toward Politics at Persist 2017 Conference

One alumna who certainly took Victorino’s sentiment to heart? State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, who graduated from UCR in 2009 and now represents California’s 60th District.

During a keynote address, Cervantes emphasized the importance of women having the courage to blaze trails while simultaneously using their successes to elevate the women around them.