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One killed, one injured in Murrieta area crash

One person was killed on Thursday, Oct. 18 in a head-on collision on Clinton Keith Road near Bear Creek Drive. The crash, that resulted in an additional injury, happened about 8:20... — Updated 10/18/2018

James Fortney convicted of second degree murder in stabbing death of Kevin Rodriguez

A jury returned a guilty conviction Monday, Oct. 15 in the trial of a Temecula resident accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man during a dispute in a store parking lot... — Updated 10/18/2018

17-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE - A 17-year-old girl was killed when she crashed a car into a power pole in Lake Elsinore, authorities announced over the weekend. The motorist was going westbound on... — Updated 10/15/2018

Jury weighs fate of James Fortney accused of killing Kevin Rodriguez in Walmart parking lot

MURRIETA - Jury deliberations got underway on Friday, Oct. 12 in the trial of a Temecula resident accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man during a dispute in a store parking... — Updated 10/16/2018

Temecula man wrongfully convicted of 1998 murder exonerated, two others charged

RIVERSIDE - A Temecula man convicted more than 19 years ago in the death of a woman whose was body was dumped near a lake in the Temescal Valley was exonerated after a review of... — Updated 10/15/2018

Murrieta City Council candidate denies allegations of stolen valor

Harry Ramos, former mayor for the city of Murrieta and current candidate for District 2 of that city's council, is facing allegations of stolen valor due to statements issued in... — Updated 10/11/2018

Man killed in crash at Temecula Parkway and Old Town Front Street

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Riverside County Coroner released the name of a man who died in what was described by the Temecula Police Department as a "major collision" at about 6:15... — Updated 10/16/2018

Police dog back on the beat after serious health scare

One of the fiercest – and arguably the cutest – member of the Temecula Police Department is back to work after suffering a life-threatening health scare that put her out of... — Updated 10/11/2018

Driver hits pickup, frightens motorists before crashing on Interstate 15

TEMECULA - At least one motorist was hit and several others narrowly missed being struck on Tuesday, Oct. 16 when a driver on Interstate 15 plowed through slower traffic, using the... — Updated 10/17/2018

Major construction activity expected on Temecula Parkway Interchange Project next week

Commuters can expect to hit some major delays on Interstate 15 the week of Oct. 15, according to a press release issued by the city of Temecula. Construction activity will include... — Updated 10/12/2018

Board approves contract to combat citrus greening disease

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 16 approved a contract with the state to continue deploying staff from the county Office of the Agricultural Commissioner for countywide regulatory enforcement actions to... — Updated 10/16/2018

Officials: Cold and flu season is here, time for shots

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County's public health officer told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 16 that influenza season has arrived, in urging county residents to get a flu shot. To emphasize the need for inoculations, Dr.... — Updated 10/16/2018

Fire weather still threatening Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist today, with a red flag fire warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect for the Riverside County mountains and the adjoining... — Updated 10/16/2018

Study: California lung cancer death rate lowest in the U.S.

SAN DIEGO - Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the country, likely due to the state's early adoption of tobacco control programs, according to a study published by researchers at the UC San... — Updated 10/16/2018

Lyft expands discounted subscription model

The ride-hailing service Lyft announced on Tuesday, Oct. 16 it will expand its All-Access subscription plan to all markets nationwide. Lyft's All-Access plan offers residents a discounted fare for 30 rides of $15 or fewer. Lyft... — Updated 10/16/2018

Angels opt out of stadium lease

ANAHEIM - The Anaheim Angels notified the city on Tuesday, Oct. 16 the team is opting out of its lease at Angel Stadium, beginning an exploration of options for the team, which could negotiate a new lease to remain at the venue... — Updated 10/16/2018

HS Football: Week Seven action tests two top Southwestern League teams

It's official, the "Game of the Week" from Week Seven, by far, has to be the one that took place between the Temecula Valley Golden Bears and the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks last... — Updated 10/12/2018

Temecula's Jensen Davis wins Fallbrook Fall Junior Satellite Tournament championship

Temecula's Jensen Davis won the Boys 14 Singles championship at the 33rd annual Fallbrook Fall Junior Satellite Tournament which was played Sept. 7-9, at the Fallbrook Tennis Club.... — Updated 10/12/2018

Wine Town Rollers invite boys and ghouls of all ages, announce 'Night of the Skating Dead'

TEMECULA – The Wine Town Rollers, Temecula Valley's first roller derby league, will be hosting a double-header roller derby bout Saturday, Oct. 20, at Margarita Community Park,... — Updated 10/12/2018

Temecula teen places third in Utah marathon

This past weekend, local middle school student David Kankowski finished third for his age group in the St. George Marathon in Utah with a time of 3 hours, 45 minutes, 42 seconds.... — Updated 10/12/2018

Perris Auto Speedway schedule during the Southern California Fair

PERRIS – While regular racing does not return to Perris Auto Speedway until Saturday, Oct. 20, the Riverside County dirt track will be more than busy as it hosts several events... — Updated 10/12/2018

San Diego Fleet announces schedule

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Fleet will begin play Feb. 9 at San Antonio and play its first game at SDCCU Stadium Feb. 17 against the Atlanta Legends, whose coaching staff includes... — Updated 10/17/2018

CIF Southern Section fall sports polls, postseason playoff info

The high school fall sports season is wrapping up, even though football has just three short weeks left, and the quest for the post season is on for many area sports programs. In... — Updated 10/12/2018

SoCal military learn basketball skills from Lakers pros

LOS ANGELES – More than 150 U.S. military living and stationed in Southern California received a basketball experience of a lifetime during the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason.... — Updated 10/12/2018

Thousands celebrate Oktoberfest at Galway Downs

Some of the thousands of celebrants were dressed in their finest lederhosen and dirndls as they made their way out to Galway Downs in Temecula Horse Country for the second annual Temecula Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. The crowds... — Updated 10/16/2018

Visit Temecula Valley announces 2nd annual Battle of the Burgers

TEMECULA – Visit Temecula Valley will hold its second annual Battle of the Burgers Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to 3 p.m., in conjunction with Pechanga Resort Casino and Temecula Valley Unified School District. Approximately 20... — Updated 10/12/2018

The Cheesecake Factory is now hiring for new Temecula location

TEMECULA – The Cheesecake Factory, named to the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five consecutive years, is opening a new location in Temecula and is looking to hire more than 320 staff members.... — Updated 10/12/2018

EAT/DRINK Podcast: Doffo Winery

Jeff Pack sat down with Marcelo Doffo of Doffo Winery for a conversation about his career in Temecula Wine Country. It was in 1997 that Doffo purchased the land where Doffo Winery... — Updated 10/15/2018

Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean to headline 2019 Stagecoach Festival

INDIO - Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will be the headliners at the 2019 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, festival organizers announced. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11... — Updated 10/16/2018

Boney James returns to familiar stomping grounds

Like many jazz artists that perform each year at the Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Concert Series, Boney James is familiar with the venue. "I think I have been coming here for 20... — Updated 10/12/2018

Motorcycle speed meets wine patience at Doffo Winery

The fact that Doffo Winery was never supposed to be isn't a unique story in the Temecula Valley. The fact that the winery is one of the most unique in Temecula Wine Country... — Updated 10/12/2018

Temecula's Dark Side Ghost Tour haunts Old Town, Oct. 27

TEMECULA ─ Afraid of the dark? Join docent Dale Garcia for a nighttime walking tour of Old Town as he shares the dark and spooky side of Temecula’s history. Old Town Temecula’s past includes murders and, some said, ghosts.... — Updated 10/12/2018

Applications are available online for Santa's Electric Light Parade in Temecula

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula's annual Santa's Electric Light Parade entry form and guidelines are now available online at The parade lights up... — Updated 10/12/2018

Sons of Norway Vinland Lodge hosts Scandinavian Heritage Fair

From bunads and lefse to wool spinning and tons of shopping opportunities, those in attendance at the Sons of Norway, Vinland Lodge's Scandinavian Heritage Fair found plenty of... — Updated 10/12/2018

Temecula hosts Health & Community Resource Fair

Hundreds of residents and visitors to Temecula's eighth annual Health & Community Resource Fair, Sept. 29, learned all about the latest information on health-related resources... — Updated 10/12/2018

WMWD celebrates Water Professionals Appreciation Week and recent achievements

Western Municipal Water District is honoring its employees and showcasing careers in the water industry Oct. 6-14, kicking off Water Professionals Week with board adoption of a... — Updated 10/12/2018

Citrus Research Board seeks new president

VISALIA – The Citrus Research Board has launched a nationwide search for a new president for the organization and a search committee is being formed. “This year marks the Citrus Research Board’s 50th anniversary,... — Updated 10/12/2018

Cannabis grower offers an inside glimpse to medical marijuana grow

There is a lot of controversy when the word "cannabis," or "marijuana" is mentioned, even in passing. According to trends on social media, it appears that people approve highly,... — Updated 10/12/2018

U.S. smokers don't believe vaping is less harmful than smoking

WARSAW – A growing proportion of U.S. adults do not believe that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, according to an analysis of the U.S. Population Assessment of... — Updated 10/12/2018

Pets of the Week

Ramona Humane Society For more great pets available for adoption, contact the Ramona Humane Society at (951) 654-8802 or visit Animal Friends of the... — Updated 10/12/2018

Michelle's Place offers numerous fundraising events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This year, local nonprofit Michelle’s Place is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a series of fundraisers and events that benefit countless women in the Temecula area. These events span from slot... — Updated 10/12/2018

Komen Inland Empire seeks volunteers, teams to support Race for the Cure

RIVERSIDE – Community members who want to raise money to fight breast cancer can do so by forming a team or volunteering for Susan G. Komen Inland Empire’s Oct. 14 Race for the Cure. The race is set for Sunday, Oct. 14, at... — Updated 10/12/2018

Mayo Clinic researchers ID potential new treatment for one type of triple-negative breast cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers have identified the drug estradiol as a potential new treatment for a subset of women with triple-negative breast cancer. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the... — Updated 10/12/2018

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