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Magnitude 3.9 quake rattles Riverside County

PALM SPRINGS – An earthquake rattled parts of Riverside County this evening, Sunday, April 22. The temblor hit about 5:46 p.m., about 14 miles east northeast of Palm Springs and about 11 miles east southeast of Desert Hot... — Updated 4/22/2018


Supervisors extend anti-hemp production prohibitions

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a 10-month extension of a temporary ordinance prohibiting the industrial cultivation of hemp in unincorporated communities for public safety reasons. One month ago,... — Updated 4/9/2018


Board authorizes sheriff to purchase new inmate transportation rig

RIVERSIDE - The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized Sheriff Stan Sniff to acquire a 40-foot inmate transportation bus, outfitted with sophisticated camera gear and security mechanisms, for $650,656. The board voted... — Updated 4/9/2018


Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment, composting or recycling? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and help the earth by helping others become better recyclers and... — Updated 4/9/2018


Bomb threat investigated at Ralphs in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS - A bomb threat was made against a Ralphs supermarket in Palm Springs Friday, March 23, but a search turned up nothing dangerous. The store is located at 425 South Sunrise Way, according to Palm Springs police, who... — Updated 3/24/2018


Village News is now downtown

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook and Bonsall Village News has moved its offices downtown to 111 West Alvarado Street. The offices are located across the street from the Fallbrook Art Center. The Village News has improved its website,... — Updated 2/12/2018


Area hiking trails reopen in Hemet and southwest Riverside County

Riverside County fire Chief Daniel R. Talbot and Hemet fire Chief Scott Brown jointly announced the reopening of seven hiking areas in Hemet, San Jacinto, Nuevo, Lakeview, Sage,... — Updated 2/11/2018


Teen dies from flu-related complications

Karen Ossenfort Special to the Vallley News Fallbrook High School graduate of 2017, Hunter Michael Conner, died Jan. 17, 2018, from complications of the flu. “Hunter was only 18 w... — Updated 2/10/2018 Full story


Supervisors order creation of medal for acts of bravery

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized the establishment of a Medal of Valor award to be bestowed upon any resident – civilian, active duty or former military – for acts of heroism or... — Updated 2/7/2018 Full story


Menifee welcomes new community services director to leadership team

MENIFEE – The city of Menifee announced the hiring of Jonathan Nicks who will be joining the city of Menifee’s leadership team as the incoming community services director. Nicks joins Menifee with close to 20 years of local... — Updated 2/5/2018


Rob Webb sworn as Hemet’s new police chief

The Hemet City Council, flanked by almost a dozen Hemet police officers and Murrieta police Chief Sean Hadden, watched as Rob Webb with 28 years of police service was officially sworn as Hemet’s newest police chief Tuesday, Jan.... — Updated 2/4/2018


Supervisors seek improvements to county’s business climate

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors directed Executive Office staff to develop an incentives package aimed at enticing more businesses to set up shop in unincorporated areas of the county, as well as make it profitable for... — Updated 2/4/2018


Menifee Library in Sun City to receive enhancements

MENIFEE – The Riverside County Library System, which runs the libraries in Menifee, announced that the Sun City Library will be closing for a short time in order to make some enhancements to the facility. The planned refresh... — Updated 2/4/2018 Full story


Hemet Council sets utility pole wireless equipment fees

The Hemet City Council, with the purchase of 1,700 light poles from Southern California Edison and approximately 5,000 they currently own, have established a fee for wireless... — Updated 2/3/2018


San Luis Rey Training Center to welcome back horses in February

Officials at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall are getting ready to welcome back horses in early February. Kevin Habell, general manager of the training center that had ei... — Updated 2/2/2018


10 bald eagles spotted during January count

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – More than 140 people participated in the winter bald eagle count in and around San Bernardino National Forest, Saturday, Jan. 13, observing 10 bald eagles. The seasonal count, which takes place during... — Updated 1/30/2018


Murrieta adopts changes to its user fee schedule

The Murrieta City council approved some changes to its user fee schedule and delayed other increases until 2019 at its Jan. 16 city council meeting. As most municipalities do, the city charges for various permits and inspections... — Updated 1/29/2018


Rising from the ashes

The Lilac fire burned 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures in the Bonsall and Fallbrook areas. Among these were 75 homes located in Rancho Monserate, a close-knit community that saw almost one-third of its homes destroyed. As... — Updated 1/28/2018


Menifee City Council to request ‘Menifee’ as default name on all ZIP codes in city

Following lengthy discussions, the Menifee City Council has instructed city staff to request the United States Postal Service change the city’s four ZIP codes default names to one default Menifee name and to take a closer look... — Updated 1/28/2018


Hemet fire damages home

HEMET – Flames damaged an abandoned house in Hemet today, Jan. 28, but no one was injured, authorities said. The fire was reported at 3:15 a.m. on the 700 block of North State Street, Hemet Fire Department Battalion Chief James... — Updated 1/28/2018


One dead, one injured in crash west of Temecula

TEMECULA – One person was killed when a Jeep went over an embankment and fell 100 feet in an unincorporated area west of Temecula. The crash was reported at 8:36 a.m. on Camino Estribo near Camino Porto, where the road sits on... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story


Temecula checkpoint results in 16 arrests

TEMECULA – Sixteen people were arrested during a driver's license and sobriety checkpoint in Temecula, a sheriff's sergeant said today, Sunday, Jan. 28. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department conducted the checkpoint between... — Updated 1/28/2018


One person killed in fire at Corona Senior Apartments

CORONA – A 65-year-old woman was killed in a fire that broke out in a senior apartment complex in Corona, a battalion chief said today, Sunday, Jan.28. The fire was reported at 11:47 a.m. Saturday at the River Run Senior... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story


National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warning

SAN DIEGO – A Red Flag Warning is in effect for starting tonight at 7 p.m. tonight (Jan. 27) through Monday afternoon, 4 p.m., Jan. 29 for moderate Santa Ana winds and low humidity for the valleys and mountains of San... — Updated 1/27/2018


Lake Elsinore Campground Rehabilitation Project update provided by city council

The $10 million Lake Elsinore Campground Rehabilitation Project is continuing on schedule with approximately $5.3 million of improvements completed or underway including the vertical construction of the community hall and check-in... — Updated 1/27/2018 Full story


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