CTC approves $814 million in new transportation funding for state’s infrastructure system

SACRAMENTO – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. This includes 34 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state that will receive $12.1 million in […]

UPDATED: Temecula resident killed in solo-vehicle accident, victim ID’d

UPDATED: Temecula resident killed in solo-vehicle accident, victim ID’d

UPDATE: 08/2/2016 9:30 p.m. Coroner’s officials have identified a man who was killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident when his vehicle left the roadway. After the victim’s SUV left the roadway, it collided head-on into a utility pole Tuesday, Aug. 23. The victim was identified as Brent Shook, 47, of Temecula. Coroner’s officials have listed […]

MWD approves new Hoover Dam hydroelectric power contracts

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California was constructing its Colorado River Aqueduct when Hoover Dam was completed in 1935. The 1928 legislation authorizing the construction of what has been called both Hoover Dam and Boulder Dam included hydroelectric power contracts to help fund the cost of the dam. MWD received a power contract which provides energy […]

Scrutiny intensifies over new plan for vast tract west of Old Town Temecula

Scrutiny of a developer’s plan for a vast tract west of Old Town Temecula has intensified in recent weeks among concerned residents, environmental activists and public agencies. The heightened interest was evident at a long, unorthodox city workshop that attracted an overflow audience. The onlookers dissected the latest plan for a 271-acre tract that has […]

State audit confirms city’s need for additional revenue, continued investment in public safety

HEMET – The much-anticipated final report of the California State Auditor’s management audit of the City of Hemet has finally been released. The final report, released Aug. 4, confirms the city’s need for additional revenue in order to continue providing essential services such as public safety. “Although we did not observe any conditions related to […]

New Council Candidates Cannot Run on Economic Development or Business Growth

Jennifer Martin Special to Valley News Well, the Murrieta political season has officially kicked off with several candidates vying for the two council seats up for grabs in this November’s election. I foresee another multi candidate race, much like the election in 2014, but there is something much different this time. Candidates in this election […]

UPDATED: Lake Elsinore resident identified in fatal traffic accident

UPDATED: Lake Elsinore resident identified in fatal traffic accident

UPDATE: 08/07/2016 12:30 a.m. With coroner’s release of information Riverside County Coroner officials identified the driver killed in Saturday’s traffic accident as Ida Bustamante, 41, of Lake Elsinore. The coroner’s release listed Bustamante’s time of injury as 12:54 a.m. His time of death was listed as 1:03 a.m. The exact location of Bustamante’s fatal accident was listed […]

Tahquitz High School names new principal

Tahquitz High School names new principal

HEMET – Tahquitz High School will have a new Principal for the upcoming school year. Eric Dahlstrom, former principal of Dartmouth Middle School, was chosen as Former Principal Derek Jindra’s replacement. Derek was promoted to Director of Human Resources for the Hemet Unified School District. Eric is starting his 18th year in education and 11th […]

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