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Police: Man talked down from Rancho California Road bridge

TEMECULA - A man who was threatening to jump from a bridge over Interstate 15 in Temecula today prompted authorities to partially close the freeway, causing a major traffic jam extending into San Diego County, until first... — Updated 9/14/2018 Full story

USS Lake Elsinore celebrates 100th anniversary after proudly serving during World War I

Editor's Note: Oftentimes little snippets of history about a city, a war hero or the gallant efforts of a community or the nation are lost through time but revealed in thoughtful... — Updated 9/13/2018

New cannabis regulation task force serves search warrants and three illegal dispensaries

RIVERSIDE – The DA’s countywide Cannabis Regulation Task Force (CRTF) continues to proactively investigate dispensaries believed to be operating illegally — one in Hemet. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, CRTF served search warrants... — Updated 9/14/2018 Full story

Trailer stolen from Old Town gunfighters group night before Western Days

This time, the bank robbers were the ones feeling cheated and it wasn't funny at all. The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters went on with the show at Temecula's Western Days... — Updated 9/15/2018 Full story

Pursuit ends in crash, arrests in Temecula

Temecula Police Department reported that a police pursuit that began when robbery suspects led officers on a vehicle pursuit in San Marcos that ended in a crash into two cars and... — Updated 9/15/2018 Full story

Murrieta police and fire launch new CAD/RMS system

MURRIETA – According to the Murrieta Police Department and Murrieta Fire & Rescue, the city of Murrieta became a little bit safer Aug. 28. The departments officially launched their new computer-aided dispatch and records... — Updated 9/13/2018

Lake Elsinore Planning Commission unveils new historic downtown plan

LAKE ELSINORE – Savory aromas sift from open-air restaurants and cafes. Music splashes from lively pubs. Shops with intriguing wares beckon as visitors, friends and families... — Updated 9/13/2018

First responders are thanked with free lunch in Murrieta

Vineyard Place, a Murrieta Senior Living Center, gave more than thanks to their community's first responders Saturday, Sept. 8. The center's community service directors arranged a... — Updated 9/17/2018

Moreno Valley man wanted in shooting death in Perris

PERRIS - A man was found dead inside of a vehicle in Perris early morning on Sunday, Sept. 16, and detectives were searching for a 29-year-old Moreno Valley man suspected in this... — Updated 9/16/2018 Full story

Murrieta City Council rejects appeal of planning commission decision on project near Loma Linda hospital

Murrieta City Council voted Sept. 4, to reject an appeal of the planning commission’s decision to allow a developer to move forward with subdividing 14 acres into five lots along Baxter Road near Loma Linda University Medical... — Updated 9/13/2018

Board creates reserved parking for wounded vets at county building

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors ordered that a parking stall at the Riverside County Administrative Center be reserved for use by former and active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been awarded Purple Hearts,... — Updated 9/15/2018 Full story

Multiple people injured in crash on 60 and 215

RIVERSIDE - Multiple people, some possibly children, were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 215 today. The crash was reported just before 3 p.m. on the southeast-bound side of the 60-215 Freeway approaching Central... — Updated 9/16/2018 Full story

Motorist hurled through SUV window during MoVal crash

MORENO VALLEY - A motorist was ejected through the front windshield of his SUV on Thursday, Sept. 13, in a two-vehicle collision at a Moreno Valley intersection. The crash happened about noon at Meridian Parkway and Van Buren... — Updated 9/15/2018 Full story

Blaze damages two houses in Perris

PERRIS - A fire that erupted on Thursday, Sept. 13, at a Perris home and spread to a neighboring residence damaged both properties but did not leave anyone injured. The blaze was reported at 1:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of Ranch... — Updated 9/14/2018 Full story

Officials say rattlesnake season isn't quite over yet

RIVERSIDE - Several recent rattlesnake encounters -- including one during which a juvenile rattler bit a man -- reinforce the need for Riverside County residents to remain alert to the presence of the venomous snakes, which... — Updated 9/14/2018 Full story

Caltrans warns Cranston Fire burn area residents of mudslide risks

IDYLLWILD - Caltrans officials warned residents living in the burn area of the Cranston Fire that scorched more than 13,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest last month to take heed of possible mudslides and other... — Updated 9/15/2018 Full story

Gordon wins two races, Figure 8 season championship at Perris

Jesse Gordon won Perris Auto Speedway's 2018 Figure 8 season championship, and the Beaumont driver also closed out both the Figure 8 season and the Trailer Figure 8 season with... — Updated 9/14/2018

Scoreboard; HS Sports scores from around the valley

Girl's Golf Nonleague Chaparral (5-1) - 246 Paloma Valley (1-6) - 316 (Held at GC of Rancho California-Murrieta.) Low scorers – Hernandez (C) 45, Sonia (C) 47, Zona (C) 47,... — Updated 9/14/2018

HS Football: Week Three prep football recap

The outlook of the high school football preseason is always in the eyes of the beholder. Sometimes a very good and top ranked local team needs to test their skills against other... — Updated 9/14/2018

Local athletes compete for USA Baseball

During the same time of year where youth baseball players from all over the world hit the field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in search of the elusive Little League World... — Updated 9/14/2018

CIF Southern Section Fall sports polls

With the high school fall sports season in full gear, polls for every sport are now out, and a few local teams are finding themselves getting some great exposure in their perspective divisions when it comes to the latest CIF-SS... — Updated 9/14/2018

Banning Stagecoach Days PRCA Rodeo

Bareback riding: 1. Karson Montijo, 71 points on Honeycutt Rodeo's Hangin Tree, $669; 2. Patrick Liddell Jr, 66, $502; 3. Lucas Samaniego, 61.5, $335; no other qualified rides. Steer wrestling: 1. Taite Stickler, 7.9 seconds,... — Updated 9/18/2018

Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery has endured struggle to find its place in wine country

Nick Palumbo is a lot of things: a lifeguard and self-admitted beach bum while growing up in San Diego; a bassist for the 1990s New York City post-grunge band, the Morning Glories,... — Updated 9/14/2018

SoCal Divas of Blues plan to bring the blues back to Temecula

TEMECULA – The SoCal Divas of Blues Festival will take place outdoors at Town Square Plaza, 41000 Main St., in Old Town Temecula, Saturday, Oct. 27, noon till 8 p.m. The... — Updated 9/14/2018

A dozen best places to watch sunsets in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is known for its stunning sunsets over rolling hills of vineyards. Professional photographers flock to wine country's hilltops in... — Updated 9/14/2018

Comedian Ken Jeong to perform at Pala Sept. 22

PALA – Comedian Ken Jeong will perform 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Starlight Theater. Jeong is an actor, producer and writer, known for his scene-stealing abilities, who has established... — Updated 9/14/2018

Hemet Elks car show benefits homeless vets

The Hemet Elks Lodge 1740 in Hemet gathered its members and invited hot rod and classic car owners from southwest Riverside County together Saturday, Sept. 8, for its second... — Updated 9/14/2018

Sons of Norway Vinland Lodge to host Scandinavian Heritage Fair

Break out that Viking gear and Norwegian bunads and join the Sons of Norway, Vinland Lodge in Temecula, for its annual Scandinavian Heritage Fair at the Assistance League of... — Updated 9/14/2018

Scarecrows to arrive in October

FALLBROOK – Scarecrows are back, invading Fallbrook for the seventh annual Fallbrook Scarecrow Days, Oct. 9-31. It promises to be a month of community fun and a tourist... — Updated 9/14/2018

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation thanks its volunteers, announces 2019 summer concert lineup

The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation, which welcomes area students to the plateau each year to learn good stewardship in the outdoors, announced the 2019 Summer... — Updated 9/14/2018

Charity for Charity fundraiser stars Dennis Quaid and Natalie Bancroft

It will be a lot of “Junkyard American Music” and little bit of blues and jazz, but the upcoming Charity for Charity exclusive fundraiser will be a classic affair at Poggio Leano Estate Winery in Temecula Saturday, Oct. 6.... — Updated 9/14/2018

Pechanga Resort Casino is in the running for three prestigious awards

TEMECULA – Pechanga Resort Casino announced that the resort and casino has been tapped as finalists for three top awards by the readers of USA Today. USA Today's site... — Updated 9/14/2018

Children and teens grieving the death of a significant person in their life learn they are not alone

FOREST FALLS – More than 120 children and teens from San Diego County and southwest Riverside County attended Camp Erin San Diego, a free bereavement camp, July 27-29, in Forest... — Updated 9/14/2018

Temecula Valley Hospital awarded certification for hip and knee replacement from The Joint Commission

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification for hip and knee replacement. The certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access... — Updated 9/14/2018

Palomar Health hosts 3rd annual Disaster Preparedness Fair

ESCONDIDO – Residents can learn what they need to prepare now to help their family, friends and neighbors in the event of a disaster at the third annual Disaster Preparedness Fair, hosted by Palomar Health, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,... — Updated 9/14/2018

Riverside University Health System marks milestone in construction of outpatient surgery and medical office building

MORENO VALLEY – Health care, government and business leaders marked a milestone in the construction of a 200,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center, imaging center and medical office building on the campus of Riverside... — Updated 9/14/2018

Temecula golfers play for charity

When the golfers at the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course arrived Friday morning, Aug. 24, they were met with an extraordinary sight. Fellow participants were everywhere, dressed in neon colors or Scottish kilts. People talked... — Updated 9/14/2018

Caring for kitchen countertops

TEMECULA – Kitchen remodels are a popular home improvement project that help homeowners recoup large percentages of their initial investments at resale. A kitchen remodel can... — Updated 9/14/2018

Use a handy guide to start a home remodel

Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting their hands... — Updated 9/14/2018

Liver specialist receives nearly $1 million grant to improve care for liver patients

LOMA LINDA – A liver specialist at Loma Linda University Health received a $994,000 grant to create a nationwide database designed to help improve care to liver disease patients,... — Updated 9/14/2018

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Special: All cats/kittens, pit bulls and Chihuahua adoptions are just $5 (spay/neuter fees, if applicable, are additional). Dog & cat adoption... — Updated 9/14/2018

EMWD warns consumers of water quality testing scams

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District encouraged its customers to be aware of potential scams from companies promoting water quality testing or selling unnecessary water treatment systems. Private companies often leave door... — Updated 9/14/2018

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