Animal Friends of the Valleys’ department of animal control

WILDOMAR – A Wildomar woman plead guilty to felony charges of animal cruelty May 24, according to State of California v. Nancy Tucker of Wildomar, California. Animal control officers of Animal Friends of the Valleys removed 12 Yorkshire terriers and a parakeet from her home for severe neglect July 27, 2016. After nearly a year […]

‘GEAR UP,’ an education success story

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron Special to Valley News As the mother of a high school student, education has always been one of my top concerns. That’s why I’m so encouraged by “GEAR UP” — Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. That’s a long name for a beneficial program that has helped almost 1 million […]

TVCC promotes ‘Business Without Boundaries’

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2017 Southwest Regional Economic Forecast Thursday, June 8, at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. This year’s theme was “Business Without Boundaries’” emphasizing the region as an economic force. The city managers of Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta and Wildomar gave brief presentations on their respective cities. […]

Alleged Hemet sex offender arrested, accused of ‘numerous sexual assaults on several children’

Alleged Hemet sex offender arrested, accused of ‘numerous sexual assaults on several children’

HEMET — City of Riverside police officials arrested a Hemet resident and known sex offender while serving a warrant at his residence Thursday, June 8. Officials allege the man committed “numerous sexual assaults on several children,” over the last fourteen years. The alleged crimes happened “between the years of 2003 to 2017,” Riverside police officials […]

County selects Chief Assistant Executive Officer George Johnson to be new CEO

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed George A. Johnson as county executive officer, effective June 8. The announcement came after the board appointed Johnson, 56, to the position in closed session following the regular board meeting. The terms of his employment contract will return to the board sometime in June. Board Chairman […]

Owner of Temecula rehab center accused of fraud makes first court appearance

The owner of a drug and alcohol rehab center accused of filing fraudulent medical insurance claims that netted her more than $200,000 in ill-gotten gains made her initial court appearance today at the Riverside Hall of Justice. Brooke Elizabeth Best-Freeman, 34, surrendered Thursday at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in downtown Riverside and was […]

Senior Citizens Service Center moves to new location

Senior Citizens Service Center moves to new location

The Senior Citizens Service Center and Food Bank, serving the Temecula/Murrieta community for almost 40 years, has been forced to move to a new location due to rising rents and reduced income in recent months. The center and food bank will be combining its operations with two other food bank organizations and will continue to […]

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