Invasive pest found in Riverside County – Fire and forest officials ask public’s help to stop spread

Invasive pest found in Riverside County – Fire and forest officials ask public’s help to stop spread

IDYLLWILD – The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) has been detected in a recently-killed California black oak tree in the Riverside County mountain community of Idyllwild. Larvae extracted from under the tree bark were subjected to DNA analysis at the University of California Riverside and confirmed to be Agrilus auroguttatus, the scientific name for GSOB. This […]

Take a hike through Hellhole Canyon

Take a hike through Hellhole Canyon

Hellhole Canyon is heaven. It is the largest open space preserve of the San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. The 1,907 acre preserve is a key component in the area’s wildlife corridor, which is a link between two or more habitats in a matrix of human-dominated landscape. The corridor is used by animals moving […]

Father of 12-year-old Hemet girl killed in head-on collision on SR 76 expected to face DUI charges – There was no evidence that alcohol was a factor

SAN DIEGO – A Fallbrook man hospitalized following a weekend crash that killed his 12-year-old daughter is expected to face DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges, the California Highway Patrol reported today. Rudy Alfred Fritz, 45, lost control of his westbound 1956 Volkswagen Beetle on State Route 76 in Bonsall shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. The […]

EDA uses grant to turn dead trees into jobs

More than $1.3 million will soon be used to create the region’s first major sawmill, bringing more jobs to the county and encouraging the reuse of dead trees from the region’s forests. Thanks to a federal grant, the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) will turn a fire hazard into jobs by creating the region’s […]