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Man given 15 years to life for stabbing, killing of another man in parking lot

MURRIETA - A Temecula resident who fatally stabbed a 19-year-old man in a store parking lot in a road rage dispute was sentenced on Monday, Nov. 19 to 15 years to life in state... — Updated 11/19/2018

Two arrested during Temecula checkpoint

TEMECULA - A driver's license and sobriety checkpoint in Temecula on Friday, Nov. 16 nabbed two intoxicated drivers, a sheriff's sergeant said. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department conducted the checkpoint between 8 p.m.... — Updated 11/19/2018

Man convicted of stabbing, killing another man in parking lot to be sentenced

MURRIETA - A Temecula resident who fatally stabbed a 19-year-old man during a dispute in a store parking lot stemming from road rage is slated to be sentenced on Monday, Nov. 19 to... — Updated 11/19/2018

Driver dies in Ortega Highway crash

LAKE ELSINORE - A motorist was killed and another was seriously injured on Monday, Nov. 19 in a head-on collision on Ortega (74) Highway west of Lake Elsinore. The crash was reported about 4:05 a.m. near the Orange County line,... — Updated 11/19/2018

Winchester man killed in possible DUI crash near Fallbrook

FALLBROOK - One person was killed on Interstate 15 near Fallbrook early Saturday, Nov. 17 in a single-vehicle crash that may have involved alcohol, authorities said. California Highway Patrol officers were first alerted to the... — Updated 11/19/2018

Murrieta motorcyclist killed in three-car crash on I-15 in Temecula

TEMECULA - A motorcyclist splitting lanes on Interstate 15 in the Temecula area was killed on Friday, Nov. 16 in a collision with two other vehicles. The rider was identified as... — Updated 11/19/2018

Temecula man accused of igniting destructive wildfire to stand trial

MURRIETA - A Temecula man accused of igniting nine fires in southwestern and central Riverside County -- including the 13,000-acre Cranston Fire south of Idyllwild -- must stand... — Updated 11/16/2018

Lake Elsinore Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest pair

Perris and Good Hope residents were arrested in connection with multiple charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Lake Elsinore. The Lake... — Updated 11/16/2018

Temecula police seeking help with cyberstalking investigation

The Temecula Police Department is seeking the public's help and information regarding a cyberstalking investigation the department has been conducting since May. The investigation... — Updated 11/16/2018

County receives multi-year grant to combat auto insurance fraud

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the county District Attorney’s Office to utilize a $1.32 million state grant intended to fight auto insurance fraud in the region during its Oct. 30 meeting.... — Updated 11/16/2018

State Controller's office seeks to return $9 billion in unclaimed assets

PALM SPRINGS - Controller Betty Yee announced on Monday, Nov. 19 that the state government is holding more than 48 million unclaimed properties totaling $9.3 billion, and urged Californians, including Riverside County residents,... — Updated 11/19/2018

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off today

CATHEDRAL CITY - Cathedral City's annual Hot Air Balloon Festival takes flight bright and early today, with hundreds of balloons set to populate the desert skies over the weekend. The fifth annual festival started at 5 a.m.... — Updated 11/16/2018

Longtime friends lead Great Oak, Temecula Valley high schools' field hockey teams

For coaches Tiffany Huisman and Katie Gerfen, standing next to each other while coaching a field hockey game is very familiar – the only difference this year was, they were in... — Updated 11/16/2018

District: Robinson resigns as head football coach at Great Oak HS

Great Oak High School head varsity football coach Robbie Robinson has officially tendered his resignation to school administration, according to a press release distributed by the... — Updated 11/16/2018

Lake Elsinore Grand Prix draws in thousands during 50th annual event

The 50th annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix roared back into the heart of Lake Elsinore for the first time in 15 years this past weekend and brought with it thousands of race... — Updated 11/16/2018

HS Girls' Volleyball: Local teams clipped in CIF State tournament, Temecula Valley still No. 1 seed

A handful of local teams had their fate handed to them as the CIF State playoffs got underway last week, but Temecula Valley High School (22-7), the No. 1-seeded team for the... — Updated 11/16/2018

HS Football: Playoff action intensifies; local teams tested in postseason hunt

Many of the local high school teams have now fallen as the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs approach, but there is still some light shining down on one local team,... — Updated 11/16/2018

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Nov. 16 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 11/16/2018

New information revealed in dispute over De Portola name and De Portola Estate Winery

In the Oct. 26 edition of Valley News, Rick Neugebauer, president and CEO of RTN Development in Temecula, shared his story of development for a proposed winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country. "We proceeded down our own path... — Updated 11/16/2018

Veterans honored during Quilts of Valor event at Maurice Car'rie Winery

More than 100 people thanked, applauded and cheered Saturday, Nov. 10, when 10 veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor during a ceremony at Maurice Car'rie Winery. "It's... — Updated 11/16/2018

9-year-old wins Junior Ninja role in series

She is only 9 years old, but she might challenge adult athletes in a series of challenges from free rock climbing and rope climbs to obstacle jumps and other feats. Her name is Madisen Asmus of Murrieta. Not only is she an... — Updated 11/16/2018

Temecula hosts 21st annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Duck Pond

TEMECULA – It is time to kick off the holidays and break out the decorations with Temecula's 21st annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the... — Updated 11/16/2018

A little rain did not stop the Murrieta Rod Run

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Rod Run did not let rain stop the fun, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13. For the past six years, The Drifters Car Club of Southern California has hosted the car show, which travels down Washington Avenue... — Updated 11/16/2018

Pala host Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 22

PALA – A Thanksgiving feast will be waiting for holiday diners at Choices, The Buffet, Bar Meets Grill, The Oak Room and Pala Cafe Thursday, Nov. 22, at Pala Casino Spa and Resort. The feast will be held at Choices from 10... — Updated 11/16/2018

Bella's Pizza Villa serves great food and the community

Over the past 17 years, Bella's Pizza Villa has been serving up quality pizza and Italian food to its customers as well as the community it calls home. "We care about taking care... — Updated 11/16/2018

Easy 'green' Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a time when food was sparse, nowadays Thanksgiving often involves excessive... — Updated 11/16/2018

Autumn is a prime time to tend lawns and gardens

TEMECULA – Autumn is gardening season. That statement may not seem right to those who think of the spring as the peak time to care for lawns and gardens; however, autumn is an... — Updated 11/16/2018

Temecula's 'Twas The Lights Before Christmas home decorating contest applications available now

TEMECULA ─ Residents can light up the holidays and get creative by entering the city of Temecula's 'Twas The Lights Before Christmas home decorating contest and showing off their... — Updated 11/16/2018

Pechanga takes green initiative to a new level

TEMECULA – Pechanga Resort Casino, the largest resort and casino on the West Coast since the property’s recent $300 million expansion, has hired its first-ever sustainability manager to enhance and implement environmental... — Updated 11/16/2018

Thanksgiving quiche puts sweet potatoes front and center

FALLBROOK – Sweet potatoes are a favorite side dish at Thanksgiving dinner tables. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and delectable flavor, sweet potatoes have earned their... — Updated 11/16/2018

Caring for roses in November

After a summer of high temperatures, fires, smoke, ash and Santa Ana winds, it feels good to have some relief. The weather has moderated slightly, and along with the change comes... — Updated 11/16/2018

Pets of the Week

Living Free Animal Sanctuary Living Free is a donor supported nonprofit, no kill animal sanctuary; saving abandoned cats and dogs from shelter euthanasia since 1980. For more... — Updated 11/16/2018

Inland Valley and Rancho Springs medical centers awarded 'A' for patient safety

MURRIETA – Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, campuses of Southwest Healthcare System, were awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog... — Updated 11/16/2018

Temecula Valley Hospital earns 5th Leapfrog 'A' grade for patient safety

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Temecula Valley Hospital's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting... — Updated 11/16/2018

LLU School of Public Health study finds meat, not eggs, is linked to Type 2 diabetes

LOMA LINDA – A Loma Linda University School of Public Health study has found that eating eggs is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes but eating meat is. In a recently published article in the... — Updated 11/16/2018

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