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Lawmaker says State Supreme Court sided with sex offenders over children

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker today denounced a California Supreme Court ruling that invalidated provisions of a 2006 law limiting where convicted sex offenders are permitted to reside. Assemblywoman…

Judge allows deported Mexicans to return for hearings

Non-citizens who signed so-called ``voluntary return'' forms in Southern California and were expelled to Mexico will be given the chance to apply to return to the U.S. and…

Ex-teacher accused of sex with students pleads guilty

The five boys with whom Hansen had relations were all students at Centennial High School…

Homeland man arrested on child molestation charges

Sereno was charged with two counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, and one count of sodomy on a child under the age…

Corona teacher suspected of molesting student

CORONA – A Corona elementary school teacher suspected of molesting one of his female students was arrested today, and police said they believe there may be additional victims. Shane Alan…

Proposed LEUSD boundaries unfair say Alberhill Ranch residents

Like any other parent, Daniel Clausen works hard to ensure his children receive the education they deserve, but a recently proposed change to school boundaries and a yet…

Local News

State’s snowpack ‘historically low,’ officials say

RIVERSIDE – Snow accumulations in California’s Sierra-Nevada mountain range are at 20-year lows, state and local…

Lake Elsinore teen allegedly makes threats towards Lakeside High School, arrested

A Lake Elsinore teen was arrested Tuesday, March 3 following an investigation into threats he…

Perris Man Charged with Molesting Girls

A Perris man accused of molesting two girls was charged today with lewd acts on…

Three hurt in Temecula freeway crash

TEMECULA – One person was seriously injured and two others suffered minor injuries in a crash…

BREAKING: Murrieta man, Kyle McLean, found guilty in 2013 murder of grandmother

A Murrieta man was found guilty Monday, March 2 in the 2013 murder of his…

Man fled police by car and foot in Lake Elsinore

 A man suspected of driving drunk who led Riverside County sheriff’s deputies on a car…

Heavy snow expected in Idyllwild and Mountain Center by tomorrow

Chains or snow tires were required for cars traveling on Highway 243 in the Idyllwid…

Perris man arrested for possession of methamphetamine and cocaine

Deputies investigating an auto chop shop operation in Perris arrested a 51-year-old local man…

Police seek man who exposed himself to Lake Elsinore girl

Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a girl in Lake Elsinore,…

Upcoming Events

  1. Jazz at the Merc

    March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. 1st Annual Pink Golf Classic

    March 6
  3. Rod Run 2015

    March 6 - March 7
  4. Temecula United Methodist Church to host a pasta meal

    March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sports

CIF Southern Section girls/boys playoff updates for soccer, water polo and basketball

CIF Southern Section girls/boys playoff updates for soccer, water polo and basketball

The CIF-Southern Section playoffs, presented by Farmers Insurance, are close to wrapping up for Girls and Boys Soccer and Basketball as well as Girls Water Polo and the…

Former female Puma athletes shining in their sports lives after high school

Former female Puma athletes shining in their sports lives after high school

(Ta’Rea Cunnigan speaks about her record breaking performance) Freshman Karissa Frazier, who now plays softball at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was named the Horizon League Pitcher of…

HS Girls Basketball: #1 Lakeside toppled by unseeded Colony, 60-36

HS Girls Basketball: #1 Lakeside toppled by unseeded Colony, 60-36

Lady Lancers End Season in CIF-Southern Section Division 2A Quarterfinals The top-seeded Lakeside Lancers (20-6, 10-0) had just come off of a 68-38 victory over Arroyo, but found themselves…

Boys HS Basketball: Eagles in CIF-SS Div 5A Championships for first time

Boys HS Basketball:  Eagles in CIF-SS Div 5A Championships for first time

Rancho Christian downs Capo Valley Christian 68-66 The CIF Southern Section Division 5A Semifinal game was on the line; there were 3.9 seconds left on the clock and…

Education

Elsinore High School wins 2nd place at Riverside County Academic Decathlon

Elsinore High School wins 2nd place at Riverside County Academic Decathlon

ROMOLAND - West Valley High School emerged victorious at the 2015 Riverside County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 7. Students from 19…

Johnson accepted to Ashland University

ASHLAND, OH - Taylor Johnson of Murrieta has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2015 and will…

Real Estate

2015 real estate market starts slowly

Those hoping for a jump-start to the valley’s moribund housing market were in for some disappointment in January. Not only were sales down 30 percent from December…

Business

Backyard chicken farming brings joy to area residents

Backyard chicken farming brings joy to area residents

When Temecula resident Stephanie McKay decided to bring chickens home to roost, her husband’s initial reaction was no. She checked the Temecula city ordinance and learned of…

Dining

Happy’s Café’s cool sno-balls and other menu offerings make customers smile

Happy’s Café’s cool sno-balls and other menu offerings make customers smile

Happy’s Café in Old Town Temecula is under the new ownership of Jay and Marissa Watkins. They’re longtime Temecula residents who have created an avalanche of…

Home & Garden

Compost is recycled ‘black gold’ for your garden and easy to make

Compost is recycled ‘black gold’ for your garden and easy to make

Hello, fellow gardeners! Although I’ve written about compost before, it’s important to readdress. So let’s talk about what it is, why you should use it and how…

Opinion

Changing for the better

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.”…

Military

National Charity League supports local military families

National Charity League supports local military families

TEMECULA - National Charity League, Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter is participating in its national organization’s initiative to support military personnel and their families. …

Motor Scene

Perris Auto Speedway begins collection for Relay For Life

PERRIS - When Perris Auto Speedway kicks off its historic 20th anniversary season on Saturday, March 7, with the Sokola Shootout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars,…

Health & Fitness

Tips for handling sibling rivalry

If there is more than one child in your family, then it’s almost a guarantee that there are disagreements, arguments and competition. Yes, your children may love…