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Mandatory evacuation orders issued for portions of Holy Fire burn scar area

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department issued mandatory evacuation orders Thursday, Jan. 17 morning for neighborhoods throughout the Temescal Valley and just north... — Updated 1/17/2019

Community under mandatory evacuation orders in Holy Fire burn area

The Laguna A zone area near the Holy Fire burn area has been issued a mandatory evacuation order as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Earlier in the afternoon, two more evacuation... — Updated 1/16/2019

Temecula woman among group indicted for interstate sex trafficking operation

TEMECULA - A Temecula woman is among six defendants indicted for allegedly operating an interstate prostitution ring with ties to mainland China, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Yan "Sarah'' Wang, 33, is charged... — Updated 1/16/2019

TVUSD announces new employee recognition program

TEMECULA - Temecula Valley Unified School District announced a new employee recognition program called TVUSD Employee Superstars to recognize individuals that "go far and beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect."... — Updated 1/16/2019

Menifee to close portion of Goetz Road

MENIFEE- The City of Menifee will be assisting the City of Perris in closing a portion of Goetz Road at Magalanese for road repairs due to weather conditions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. The City of Menifee will be... — Updated 1/17/2019

Single car rollover in Temecula sends one to hospital

According to CalFire Riverside, a single-car rollover at 7:33 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 forced firefighters to execute an extraction and render care to two people on the 39000 block Hwy 79 South, in Temecula. By 9:25 p.m., one... — Updated 1/15/2019

Road closures begin because of flooding

GLEN IVY - A four-lane street in Glen Ivy was shut down in several spots on Monday, Jan. 14 because of flooding. The Riverside County Transportation Department closed two segments... — Updated 1/15/2019

Nighttime closures planned for Scott Road, I-215 interchange area

MENIFEE - The City of Menifee announced Monday, Jan. 14 nighttime closures planned for the Scott Road bridge, Interstate 215 lanes, and ramps starting Monday through Thursday... — Updated 1/14/2019

Coroner releases names of two people killed in Hemet mobile home park fire

HEMET - The Riverside County coroner's office released the names of two people killed in a fire in a mobile home park in Hemet. Saundra Jay, 54, was pronounced dead at Hemet Valley Medical Center about an hour after the fire was... — Updated 1/14/2019

Evacuation orders downgraded to voluntary in Holy Fire burn area

UPDATE: According to the Lake Elsinore Unified School District, both Rice Canyon and Withrow elementary schools are open on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The schools were planned to be closed... — Updated 1/15/2019

Rock slide disrupts travel on mountain highway

IDYLLWILD - A pile of rocks rolled onto state Route 243 between Idyllwild and Banning this afternoon, disrupting travel but not causing any accidents. The rockslide was reported about 2:50 p.m. near Skyland Ranch, just south of... — Updated 1/16/2019

Perris pair arrested on suspicion of stolen gun

PERRIS - A traffic stop in Perris resulted in the arrest of three people when deputies found a loaded, stolen handgun and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, a sheriff's sergeant said on Saturday, Jan. 12. The stop occurred at... — Updated 1/12/2019

Burro in cone conundrum aided by animal services officer

RIVERSIDE - A wild burro in Riverside got an orange cone stuck to one its hooves and it took a valiant effort from an animal services officer to remove it, a spokesman for the agency said today. "Coney the Burro,'' as the donkey... — Updated 1/12/2019

Superior court seeks residents to serve on grand jury

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County residents interested in serving on the county grand jury can submit applications through March 29. The Superior Court is seeking qualified applicants to fill slots on the 19-member civil grand jury,... — Updated 1/12/2019

Riverside City College student diagnosed with active tuberculosis

RIVERSIDE - A Riverside City College student is being treated for active tuberculosis, prompting health officials on Friday, Jan. 11 to issue an advisory recommending that anyone who may have come into contact with the patient be... — Updated 1/12/2019

Eagle surveys canceled at federal sites because of government shutdown

HEMET - Bald eagle counts scheduled for Saturday by federal rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest will not take place because of the partial government shutdown, though expeditions on state land will go ahead as planned.... — Updated 1/11/2019

Storm expected to bring rain to Inland Empire, snow possible in mountains

RIVERSIDE - A storm system expected to roll in tonight will bring rain to the Inland Empire and could dump snow in some parts of the Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains, though it is still too early this morning to tell... — Updated 1/11/2019

CIF Southern Section winter sports polls return for the New Year

The high school winter sports teams are coming into league play, and local athletes keep making that push to the postseason. As it stands now, quite a few local teams find... — Updated 1/10/2019

Local riders compete as Monster Energy AMA Supercross season kicks off in Anaheim

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series kicked off Saturday, Jan. 5, with its 2019 season-opening race at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and the Inland Empire was well represented.... — Updated 1/10/2019

Outdoor World tip: Grandpa's old tackle box

TEMECULA – If grandpa’s old rusted metal tackle box is in the garage or up in the attic by chance, the family might want to get it down and see what’s in it. If there are a bunch of old lures inside, go online and look up... — Updated 1/10/2019

HS Boys' Basketball: League games have arrived for top local teams

The quest for the playoffs heats up for local boys' basketball teams who have had to scratch and claw their way through the holiday break. Many of the eyes in the valley are on the... — Updated 1/10/2019

Determined players find new home in local baseball academy

According to a survey conducted by the Journal of Sports Behavior, 90 percent of the surveyed college players participated in "select ball" in their youth. It seems that to make it... — Updated 1/10/2019

Former Vista Murrieta Bronco makes big plays in Holiday Bowl

During the 2016 high school football season, Vista Murrieta High School senior Javelin Guidry intercepted six passes, made 38 tackles and was named to the Southwestern League's... — Updated 1/10/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Jan. 11 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft Faire, Maurice Car'rie Winery Noon to 2 p.m. Gourmet Cheese Artisanal Tour & Wine Tasting, Avensole Winery 1-2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Wine Tour, South Coast Winery 3-5:30 p.m. Happy... — Updated 1/10/2019

Year in review: Temecula Wine Country continues momentum

Anyone who ventures out to Temecula Wine Country on a weekend knows that quite many people know about the region. With roughly 20 million eligible wine drinkers living and working... — Updated 1/11/2019

Movie Review: 'Mary Poppins Returns'

It has been 54 years since Julie Andrews first graced movie screens as nanny extraordinaire Mary Poppins. The stern-but-kind governess used a combination of magic and mental... — Updated 1/10/2019

Ramona Pageant to hold President's Dinner and sign-ups

The Ramona Bowl will hold its annual President's Dinner Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Maze Stone restaurant at the Soboba Country club where the group will announce the 2019... — Updated 1/10/2019

Bring Tuscany to the table with simple, flavorful recipes for winter entertaining

Take time this winter to slow down and experience the delight of great-tasting food with family and friends. Savoring the moment is at the heart of Tuscan-inspired entertaining,... — Updated 1/10/2019

Domaine Chandon, Newton Vineyards to host wine dinner, Jan. 17, in Pala's underground cave

PALA – Domaine Chandon, a Napa Valley winery, and Newton Vineyards in St. Helena will host a five-course dinner and wine pairing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, in the underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa and Resort.... — Updated 1/10/2019

ColeSlaw brings delicious sounds to the DVAC Jan. 26

There is nothing better than good food, a delicious glass of wine and some delightful dinner music along with a good friend. Just as delightful might be acoustic guitarist Matt... — Updated 1/10/2019

The Craig Yancey Quartet to appear at the Diamond Valley Arts Center

HEMET – The Craig Yancey Quartet will perform Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at The Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N. Harvard St., in Hemet's historic downtown. Craig Yancey has... — Updated 1/10/2019

Art for Youth competition enters public display phase

HEMET – The Art for Youth Competition, a collaborative program of the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, the Hemet Valley Art Association and The Diamond Valley Arts Council,... — Updated 1/10/2019

Temecula Valley Restaurant Month is in full swing

After a month of homemade meals and quality family time, residents might be hankering for some gourmet cooking, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Temecula Valley.... — Updated 1/10/2019

Reasons a mutt should be your next dog

TEMECULA – "Mutt" and "mongrel" have long had negative connotations, but there's no need to turn one's nose at mixed breed dogs. Dogs of any kind, regardless of lineage, can be... — Updated 1/11/2019

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Website: Address: 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (951) 674-0618 Hours of operation: Monday,... — Updated 1/11/2019

Don't believe in the 'Not My Child Syndrome'

Writing, hugs and prayers are not enough, instead family should be educated about youth suicide and not fall into the “Not My Child Syndrome.” It’s all too easy to think of suicide as a terrible tragedy that happens to... — Updated 1/11/2019

Combat cold and flu season

When temperatures drop, the risk for illness, such as colds and the flu, rises. Each year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from coughing, sneezing and... — Updated 1/11/2019

New rehab laws mean changes to addiction treatment in California

Four new laws were signed by former Gov. Jerry Brown recently, regarding addiction treatment in California. The Center for Life Change said they support these changes because of the positive impact that they will have on the... — Updated 1/11/2019

Are the winter blues getting you down?

With winter here, perhaps people are not quite feeling their normal selves. Maybe they’re a bit sluggish, a little irritable, sleeping longer or just feeling a little down in general? Welcome to what’s commonly called the... — Updated 1/10/2019

Pat & Oscar's, Milliporesigma to host January blood drives

TEMECULA – In partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, two Temecula organizations will host mobile blood drives in January. Pat & Oscar’s will host a mobile blood drive Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their... — Updated 1/10/2019

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

QUINCY, Mass. – Anyone who is having trouble parting with their Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate them: One-third or 33 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. With this potential... — Updated 1/10/2019

Rancho California Water District appoints new board member

TEMECULA – Rancho California Water District's Board of Directors appointed John Rossi as its newest member, Thursday, Jan. 3. Effective immediately, Rossi will fill the vacant... — Updated 1/10/2019

Lovsted on ACWA panel addressing new state water regulations

Eastern Municipal Water District director of water supply and planning Elizabeth Lovsted was on a panel during the Association of California Water Agencies’ fall conference in San Diego. Lovsted was part of the panel for the... — Updated 1/10/2019

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