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Evacuation orders lifted in Holy Fire burn area

RIVERSIDE - All evacuation warnings and orders for residents living in the Holy Fire burn area in Riverside County were canceled in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 18. "The... — Updated 1/18/2019

RTA expands Promenade Temecula mobility hub services

TEMECULA – Shoppers at Promenade Temecula will find the Riverside Transit Authority is making regular bus stops, shelters and sidewalk upgrades on the Temecula Mobility Hub on Ring Road for the convenience of their riders. RTA... — Updated 1/17/2019

Senators at odds over governor's 2019-2020 spending proposals

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-2020 budget was announced recently and elicited sharply contrasting views from several Riverside County lawmakers, with one characterizing it as “bold” and another denouncing it as “not... — Updated 1/17/2019

Board delays assigning staff to cannabis inspections

With revisions pending, Riverside County supervisors postponed approving a contract with the state, Jan. 9, that will designate the county Office of the Agricultural Commissioner as the inspecting authority for all commercial... — Updated 1/17/2019

Board endorses agency's steps to find work for ex-convicts

Riverside County supervisors signed off Tuesday, Jan. 8, on an agency’s efforts to set up a program aimed at helping ex-convicts, probationers and other “justice-involved” individuals find employment. “I want to thank... — Updated 1/17/2019

Recommendations were sparse for traveling West in 1849

My daughter and her family brought their fifth-wheel RV from Arizona and camped at Pechanga Resort Casino's RV resort. Having only had their rig a few months, as they set up they... — Updated 1/17/2019

Valley-Wide reschedules Soap Box Derby in Menifee

MENIFEE – Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District rescheduled the Soap Box Derby in Menifee for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 23. The event was planned for Oct. 13 but was rained out.... — Updated 1/17/2019

Swanson takes the gavel, council approves decision packets for Measure AA

The Jan. 9 meeting of the Wildomar City Council began with 2018 Mayor Ben J. Benoit passing the gavel to Marsha Swanson, who will serve as mayor for 2019. “What can I say, what a year it’s been, what all you give to this city... — Updated 1/17/2019

Hemet Christmas Parade winners named, Christmas Parade dinosaur decks Hemet City Council chamber

A dinosaur, direct from the San Jacinto School District, haunted the Hemet City Council chambers for a short time Jan. 8 as the winners of 2018 Christmas Parade were presented... — Updated 1/17/2019

Hemet city council passes urgency street vendor ordinance

The Hemet City Council approved an ordinance authorizing a sidewalk vendor permit program not without criticism of Senate Bill 946, signed by former Gov. Edmund Brown in September 2018, limiting cities and counties ability to... — Updated 1/17/2019

Three die in Perris house fire

PERRIS - Three people died in a house fire in Perris early on Jan. 19, but an adult and child escaped and were hospitalized. Crews responded at 2:15 a.m. to the 1400 block of Portrait Road and reported heavy smoke and fire coming... — Updated 1/19/2019

Third annual Women's March will include community outreach and education

RIVERSIDE - Hundreds of citizens, activists, and political leaders are expected to participate in the third annual Women's March Inland Empire on Saturday, Jan. 19, with Congresswoman Norma Torres, Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes and... — Updated 1/19/2019

Confidant of jihad terrorist who killed coworkers in San Bernardino due in court

RIVERSIDE - A confidant of the man who joined his wife in carrying out the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino is due a week from Friday, Jan. 18 in federal court in downtown Riverside, where prosecutors and attorneys will... — Updated 1/18/2019

HS Basketball: Local point scorer helping St. Jeanne stay competitive

It's never easy being the new kid on the block, especially as a high school, but in order to get off the ground, you have to start somewhere. This year the Saint Jeanne de... — Updated 1/17/2019

Journey at Pechanga one of the top golf facilities in all of California

TEMECULA – A favorite golf course for many links' enthusiasts, Journey at Pechanga, celebrated its 10th anniversary this past November and commemorated with a four-day... — Updated 1/17/2019

Signups open for Valley-Wide youth baseball, softball

HEMET – Signups are underway for youth baseball and softball through Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District. Leagues are open to children 5 to 14 years old, and games will be... — Updated 1/17/2019

HS Winter Sports: CIF Southern Section polls

The most recent high school winter sports polls have been released, and with league play in full effect, local student athletes will keep making that push to the postseason. This... — Updated 1/17/2019

Riverside County Coach of the Year Bert Esposito leads Southeast Riverside County to victory in the 3rd annual Riverside Sheriffs' Association All-star Classic

In the third annual Riverside Sheriff's Association 215 Football All-Star game, the Southeast landed the first punch in the form of a 53-yard pass from QB Devin Dillard to Koale... — Updated 1/17/2019

HS Wrestling: Temecula Valley hosts 11th annual Battle for the Belt

The 11th annual Battle for the Belt, hosted by Temecula Valley High School, took place Jan. 11-12 and was action-packed and loaded with wrestlers from all over the country. The... — Updated 1/17/2019

HS Basketball: Eagles take flight, soar past Memphis East on ESPN2 showcase

In order to be the best, athletes must play the best. The Rancho Christian High School Eagles boys' basketball team did just that as they took down Memphis East High School of... — Updated 1/17/2019

'The Upside'

"The Upside" pulled off quite the upset at the box office this past weekend. Many pundits predicted that "Aquaman" would be No. 1 again by a significant margin, and the interesting... — Updated 1/18/2019

Temecula hosts annual 'Celebrating Mozart' concert at Temecula library

TEMECULA ─ "Celebrating Mozart" will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, in Temecula. Appreciate an afternoon... — Updated 1/18/2019

Temecula Valley Museum to host new exhibit 'A Photo Album of Ireland'

TEMECULA – "A Photo Album of Ireland" opens Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Temecula Valley Museum. The touring exhibition is a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary histories,... — Updated 1/18/2019

The Novel Knights to meet at the Temecula library

TEMECULA – The Teens Read Book Club members are starting the new year with a new name and a new selection of books. Join The Novel Knights for their first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the... — Updated 1/18/2019

HVAA announces 2019 board officers

HEMET – The Hemet Valley Art Association ended the 2018 year with a Christmas luncheon, installation of 2019 officers and achievement awards, Dec. 12. President Sharyn Dana, Vice... — Updated 1/18/2019

Pechanga Resort and Casino offering February 'Singles Awareness Day'

TEMECULA – Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. Not to forget singles and lovers on that special day, Pechanga Resort Casino is planning to celebrate love in all forms with a “Singles Awareness Day,” Feb. 15-17. To... — Updated 1/18/2019

'Love' is in the air Feb. 2

TEMECULA – The California Chamber Orchestra presents the third concert in their 2018-2019 season, “Love,” Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. “Love is our most poignant emotion,... — Updated 1/18/2019

Stand For Love concert to feature Peabo Bryson, Sister Sledge

PALA – The Stand for Love concert will bring two of pop music's most legendary names, dynamic vocalist Peabo Bryson and the historic group, Sister Sledge, to the events center... — Updated 1/18/2019

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience from TLC's 'Long Island Medium' comes to Pala

PALA – Theresa Caputo, from TLC's hit show, 'Long Island Medium," will be appearing live at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, in the events center at Pala Casino Spa and... — Updated 1/18/2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and cookout comes to Old Town Murrieta

MURRIETA – Marching bands and barbecued meats will cumulate the celebration of the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Scholarship Celebration in Old Town Murrieta Monday, Jan. 21. The celebration will honor Martin... — Updated 1/18/2019

Create a healthy, winter-ready home

When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good residents will spend the majority of their days indoors. Before starting their hibernation, it's a good idea... — Updated 1/17/2019

Warm centers provide respite from cold temperatures in Riverside County

TEMECULA – Now that winter has arrived and parts of Riverside County are experiencing freezing temperatures, residents and visitors have a place to escape the cold at dozens of warm centers across the county. In Temecula, Mary... — Updated 1/17/2019

Northridge earthquake remembered

SACRAMENTO – This week marks the 25th anniversary of one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Jan. 17, 1994, in an urban... — Updated 1/17/2019

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve plans volunteer fair

MURRIETA – Anyone with a love of the outdoors who also enjoys talking with people is invited by the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in the hills behind Murrieta to attend its second annual Volunteer Fair, Monday, Jan. 28,... — Updated 1/17/2019

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Website: http://www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com Address: 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (951) 674-0618 Hours of operation: Monday,... — Updated 1/17/2019

TVHS to host mobile blood drive

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley High School is hosting a mobile blood drive in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, Monday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in their mini gym at 31555 Rancho Vista Road in Temecula. About 1 in 7... — Updated 1/17/2019

Affordable health screenings coming to Temecula

TEMECULA – Residents living in and around Temecula can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Trinity... — Updated 1/17/2019

Oatmeal benefits the body

TEMECULA – Oatmeal is one of many options people have when sitting down to breakfast each morning. Though brand name cereals or staples like bacon and eggs might be the most... — Updated 1/17/2019

Banish belly fat and improve cardiovascular health

TEMECULA – The way to a person's heart may be through their stomach in more ways than one. Doctors have tied heart health to the abdomen, and having extra pounds around one's... — Updated 1/17/2019

How seniors can safely stay behind the wheel

TEMECULA – A greater sense of independence is often cited as the reason so many young people anxiously await the day they earn their drivers' licenses. But the connection between... — Updated 1/17/2019

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