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Rain, heavy snow expected with latest storm In Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - A low-pressure system is expected to reach the Inland Empire today, bringing precipitation throughout the region and the possibility for heavy snowfall in the... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

Water main break on Newport Road reported, EMWD expects to repair it overnight

MENIFEE - The City of Menifee reported Wednesday, Feb. 20 on social media that Newport Road, between Menifee and Antelope roads, was experiencing a water main break that was... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

Sinkhole closes part of Alta Murrieta Drive in Murrieta

MURRIETA - The Murrieta Police Department announced on social media that Alta Murrieta Drive is closed between Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Rockcrest Drive due to a large sinkhole... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

Search underway for missing Idyllwild man

IDYLLWILD - Concern was growing on Wednesday, Feb. 20 about the welfare of a 62-year-old man in frail health who went missing in Idyllwild late Monday. Piotr Hopper Jasinski was last seen about 6 p.m. that day in the 54800 block... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

Car fire on southbound Interstate 15 in Temecula slows traffic

TEMECULA - A black BMW that began smoking and then became fully engulfed in flames just after noon caused traffic on southbound Interstate 15 to come to a grinding halt on... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

Frost could dust Inland Empire through Wednesday

RIVERSIDE - Widespread frost is expected throughout the Inland Empire until Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service advised. A frost advisory goes into effect at 10 p.m.... — Updated 2/19/2019 Full story

Closures on highways damaged by storm may span several months

IDYLLWILD - Highways between Hemet and Palm Springs that were severely impacted by last week's storm will remain out of service for the next one to two months while repairs are made, state officials said on Tuesday, Feb. 19.... — Updated 2/19/2019 Full story

Protestors gather in objection to President's national emergency declaration

TEMECULA - More than 60 people gathered at the corner of Rancho California and Ynez roads on Monday, Feb. 18 to protest President Donald Trump's declaration of a national... — Updated 2/18/2019

Demonstrations planned in Temecula, Riverside opposing President's emergency declaration

RIVERSIDE - Noon rallies are planned in the cities of Temecula and Riverside on Monday, Feb. 18 as part of a nationwide set of demonstrations against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which allows him... — Updated 2/18/2019 Full story

Two skydivers injured in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE - Two skydivers who went off course landed on top of a building in Lake Elsinore and were injured on Sunday, Feb. 16. It was reported at 3:30 p.m. in the 20000 block of Cereal Drive, near the Skylark Field Airport,... — Updated 2/16/2019 Full story

Pair suspected of robbing pizza man, trying to rob business

PERRIS - A probationer and another man are behind bars on suspicion of robbing a pizza deliveryman and attempting to hold up two Perris businesses. Edgar Andrew Salazar, 23, and Gustavo Edgar Felix, 22, were arrested Monday night... — Updated 2/20/2019 Full story

Modernism Week underway in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS - Palm Springs' Modernism Week, an 11-day annual celebration of mid-century design and architecture, officially began Feb. 14, and will feature nearly 350 events around Palm Springs through Feb. 24. Tours, films,... — Updated 2/19/2019 Full story

Access to national forest limited after storm damage to mountain roads

IDYLLWILD - Hikers, off-roading enthusiasts, and other outdoor types will not be able to access parts of the San Bernardino National Forest in Riverside County on Saturday, Feb. 16 or the rest of the Presidents Day holiday... — Updated 2/16/2019 Full story

Vigil planned for missing Moreno Valley teen

MORENO VALLEY - A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for a 16-year-old Moreno Valley girl who went missing a month ago and is believed to have been murdered. Aranda Briones was last seen on Jan. 13 in Moreno Valley Community... — Updated 2/16/2019 Full story

Avoid these 5 exercise myths for people 55-and-older

SAN DIEGO – While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is... — Updated 2/15/2019

HS Sports: Top local teams push through postseason brackets

The 2018-2019 CIF Southern Section-Ford Championship winter sports playoffs are heating up for local high school boys' and girls' basketball teams, boys' and girls' soccer teams... — Updated 2/15/2019

Local high school athletes sign their letters of intent

That time of year has come and gone again as top student athletes from schools all over southwest Riverside County have begun the next step in their journey of playing sports at... — Updated 2/15/2019

SDSU baseball, with Team Impact, helps give one local child hi big dreams

Derrick Peterson is currently attending Rancho Christian Elementary School and will not be a San Diego State University student in the near term, but he is now a member of the... — Updated 2/15/2019

Former Great Oak soccer player called up to Guam National team

A local, former Great Oak High School soccer player, Joey Ciochetto, was recently called up to play for the Guam National Team. Ciochetto played for Great Oak for two seasons... — Updated 2/15/2019

HS Boys' Wrestling: Temecula Valley does it again, wins 36th Section title

As a program, they just won't back down, and there is nothing wrong with that goal. Temecula Valley High School just won their 36th section title, and the 19th title in the... — Updated 2/15/2019

Snoop Dogg to headline Salute the Troops Music and Comedy Festival at March Air Reserve Base

RIVERSIDE - The first-ever Salute The Troops Music And Comedy Festival, founded by Nate Parienti and co-founded with John Wertz of Semper Fi Productions, announced the artists that... — Updated 2/17/2019 Full story

Rev up for a travel adventure

Hitting the open road continues to be an increasingly popular vacation option for families. As spring approaches, the idea of exploring the country in full bloom may encourage many... — Updated 2/15/2019

Plan ahead for the area's biggest wine events in the first half of 2019

"Oh my gosh, why didn't we go to that?" There's nothing worse than hopping on social media on a Sunday morning to find a bunch of photos featuring your friends at extravagant... — Updated 2/15/2019

Plot plan, MND, noise exception adopted for planned winery and hotel in Temecula

There are plans for a winery and hotel in unincorporated Temecula west of Pauba Road, southeast of Avenida Verde, and west of De Portola Road. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Jan. 15, approved the plot plan, an... — Updated 2/15/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Feb. 15 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft Faire, Maurice Car'rie Winery 1-2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Wine and Cupcake Tour, South Coast Winery 3-5:30 p.m. Happy Hour, Vineyard Rose, South Coast Winery 5-7 p.m. Live Music, John... — Updated 2/15/2019

SRCAR to host scholarship fundraiser

MURRIETA – The Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors is hosting its eighth annual Texas Hold’em Charity event Friday, March 8, from 5-9 p.m. at 26529 Jefferson Avenue in Murrieta. The fun-filled evening will... — Updated 2/15/2019

'Bus Riley's Back in Town' opening in Murrieta's new Bach Theatre Company

The hustle and bustle of daily life leads some people to imagine sitting in front of an intimate quiet stage, wine glass in hand with their love one sitting across from them... — Updated 2/15/2019

'Art of the Avocado' competition is calling for entries

FALLBROOK – The Art of the Avocado Competition, part of Fallbrook's annual Avocado Festival, is now "calling for entries" thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fallbrook Propane... — Updated 2/15/2019

DVAC Art for Youth Competition winners are selected and on display

Winners of the Diamond Valley Art Center’s Art for Youth Competition are now on display at the center, 123 N. Harvard in historic downtown Hemet through March. The DVAC sponsors an annual Art for Youth Competition that students... — Updated 2/15/2019

Loretta Beckwith is Arts Council Menifee February Artist of the Month

Some of Loretta Beckwith's earliest memories have to do with the world of art. She was born in 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and her father was a professional artist. His... — Updated 2/15/2019

The 'KonMari' method of tidying up takes local homes by storm

Everyone dreams of having a perfect home, but few people know where to start in the labor-intensive process of decluttering. It's difficult to know what may be useful later and... — Updated 2/15/2019

Virulent Newcastle disease hits Riverside County chickens

Many residents in southwest Riverside County delight in raising pet chickens and have successfully won efforts to raise them in residential areas, but another battle for the poultry pet owners and commercial chicken ranchers... — Updated 2/15/2019

Complete these winter home repair hacks

Even if a homeowner is not terribly handy, there are many simple household repairs that they can easily do at home to avoid unnecessary time and expense. It is especially true in... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

Put a healthy twist on your favorite foods

Whether it's a simple date night at home or a weeknight meal for the entire family, finding inter-culinary balance between everyone at the table can sometimes be difficult. When at... — Updated 2/15/2019

Rose Care FUNdamentals for February 2019

Nature lies fallow in winter in preparation for the new year. All life needs rest in order to grow with greater strength. Winter is the time of withdrawal that precedes renewal. But now it’s time to take a few simple steps to... — Updated 2/15/2019

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Animal Friends of the Valleys low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, at 29001 Bastron Ave. in Lake Elsinore, is now open seven days a week. Walk-in... — Updated 2/15/2019

Guild luncheon sheds light on medical advances at Loma Linda Medical Center

More than 100 members of the community attended the Follow Your Heart luncheon supporting Big Hearts for Little Hearts' Temecula-Murrieta Valley guild and the Loma Linda... — Updated 2/14/2019

Steps toward a mentally healthier you

It’s true that most people don’t give their mental health much attention unless they’re facing a serious problem. That’s too bad, because in today’s complicated world most people could stand to reduce their stress and... — Updated 2/14/2019

Murrieta Valley High School hosts blood drive with San Diego Blood Bank

MURRIETA – Murrieta Valley High School is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their gym at 42200 Nighthawk Way in Murrieta. Anyone 17 and older, who... — Updated 2/14/2019

Highgate opens new suites for memory care residents

TEMECULA – Highgate Senior Living opened the second floor of its Cottage for new residents recently. The suites will accommodate an additional 18 memory care residents. Highgate... — Updated 2/14/2019

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