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The National Sand Drag Association wants to schedule races west of San Jacinto, but the site’s proximity to potential habitat-conservation areas complicates the permitting process.

Four environmental groups have alerted Riverside County that they have concerns about proposed races. Once an application is submitted for a special-events permit, they want to comment about the effects on sensitive environmental resources.

In sand drag racing, specially modified vehicles with oversized tires race through off-road areas. The proposed site near San Jacinto …  More info


As a leading producer of sailboats from entry level through to high performance skiffs, RS complements the existing group of partners, with a commitment to the development of grass roots sailing around the world.

Tim Coventry, ISAF Connect to Sailing consultant said: ‘Connect to Sailing is about industry coming together and working with ISAF to encourage participation in emerging sailing nations. It is in all our interests to have a mutually beneficial…  More info

A MOBILE skate park has been bought to tour the area’s schools.

The portable facility is scheduled for a pitstop at Sir John Talbot’s Technology College during half-term, when it will be sited on the school’s tennis courts.

The skate ramps are open to children aged from seven and all sessions are free.

Children can take their own skateboard or they can borrow one. The ramps are also suitable for BMX bikes and inline skates… More info



If all goes according to plan, skateboarders will be doing kick flips, nose slides and McTwists at a skateboard park at Northside Park by July 2010.

The design of the $850,000 park, to be about a third the size of a football field, was unveiled to a City Council committee earlier this week.

The Council is expected to approve the final appropriation of $150,000 for the skate park in May…  More info