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Two people killed at least six injured in Gilman Springs crash

GILMAN SPRINGS - Two people were killed and least six people were injured on Sunday, Aug. 18 in a two-vehicle head-on crash in Gilman Hills, authorities said. The crash on Gilman Springs Road, west of Sanderson Avenue, occurred... — Updated 8/18/2019

Fentanyl, other drugs seized, four arrested in Hemet

HEMET - Four men were arrested at two residences during a drug bust in Hemet, police said. Law enforcement officials from various agencies on Thursday, Aug. 15 served a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of North Hamilton... — Updated 8/18/2019

Officials investigating discovery of body in Cleveland National Forest

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - The body of a male was found by a hiker in the Cleveland National Forest and sheriff's homicide detectives were conducting a death investigation, authorities said. The body was found at about 7:30 p.m.... — Updated 8/19/2019

Five arrested in Temecula wine country marijuana grow raid

TEMECULA - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Southwest Sheriff's Station and Cannabis Regulation Task Force served a search warrant on Friday, Aug. 16 that resulted in... — Updated 8/16/2019

Temperatures expected to cool off this weekend before more heat arrives

Temperatures will drop slightly today throughout Riverside County, but more heat is expected early next week, according to the National Weather Service. A trough of low pressure will move inland today and replace a high pressure... — Updated 8/16/2019

Mass shooting victims remembered at Temecula vigil

Hundreds of residents converged on the Temecula Duck Pond Friday, Aug. 9, for a candlelight vigil remembering the victims of the rash of mass shootings that have struck the... — Updated 8/16/2019

Lane resigns from Murrieta council after accepting presidential appointment

Murrieta Mayor Pro Tem Randon Lane announced Tuesday, Aug. 6, that he would be resigning from the city council effective Aug. 31, to accept a presidential appointment within the... — Updated 8/16/2019

Temecula fire chief charged with two counts in battery case

Jodie Gray, the city of Temecula's first female fire chief, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts – battery on a spouse or person whom she is cohabitating with and... — Updated 8/16/2019

What is happening at Faith Baptist Church?

The arrest of Laverne Paul Fox, 60, a former principal of Faith Baptist Church in Wildomar, late last month has triggered conversation surrounding the activities and crimes that... — Updated 8/16/2019

Murrieta City Council gives final OK to industrial hemp sales in city

The Murrieta City Council on second reading in the Aug. 6 meeting approved the testing and sales of hemp products in the city, but made it clear that marijuana products, like cannabis, can only be tested in licensed laboratories... — Updated 8/16/2019

Riverside County Department of Social Services sends letter of privacy breach

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County’s Department of Public Social Services sent a letter to 770 clients Wednesday, Aug. 7, encouraging them to enroll for one year of free credit monitoring after their paper records were stolen... — Updated 8/16/2019

Vote-by-mail ballots for Aug. 27 election sent out to voters

RIVERSIDE – Approximately 7,000 vote-by-mail ballots are being mailed to voters for the Temescal Valley Water District mail ballot election, Aug. 27. To be counted, completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters... — Updated 8/16/2019

Chargers to conduct joint practices with saints

COSTA MESA - The Chargers will conduct joint practices with the New Orleans Saints today and Friday in Costa Mesa, their final practices of 2019 open to the public. Both practices... — Updated 8/16/2019

Evan Mobley to join brother, father at USC

Rancho Christian High School's Evan Mobley, widely considered to be the top high school basketball player in the country heading into his senior season with the Eagles, announced... — Updated 8/16/2019

Philippine softball team competes in Hemet during 14U Pony World Series

The 2019 Pony Softball World Series is growing in popularity and draws competition from halfway around the world. This year the Hemet chapter of Pony Baseball and softball played... — Updated 8/16/2019

Temecula's Sepersky wins Sydney Michaels Golf Classic

The first ever Sydnee Michaels Classic wrapped up at Temecula Creek Inn Sunday, Aug. 11. Michaels is a current LPGA player with a resume full of impressive feats such as being a... — Updated 8/16/2019

Local girls' lacrosse officials needed, clinic to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, for those interested

The Temecula and Murrieta area has a dozen high school girls' lacrosse teams and almost no local game officials. With the popularity of the sport and it's most recent sanctioning... — Updated 8/16/2019

Soccer Shots grows its team into Temecula

TEMECULA – A premier children's soccer franchise is coming to the Temecula Valley, backed by a local entrepreneur who is committed to making a positive impact on the children of... — Updated 8/15/2019

MSJC baseball hires Lonsdale to take over program

The wait is over for students interested in playing baseball at Mt. San Jacinto College as the school recently announced its new baseball coach. Mike Lonsdale, who comes to Mt. San... — Updated 8/15/2019

Oak Grove Center introduces competing judges for So-Cal Chef Open

The Oak Grove Center hosted a media day and competing chefs meet and greet Wednesday, July 31, at the Truax Building in Temecula to preview the annual So-Cal Chef Open planned for... — Updated 8/16/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Aug. 16 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft Faire, Maurice Car'rie Winery 1-2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Wine Tour, South Coast Winery 3-5:30 p.m. Happy Hour, Vineyard Rose, South Coast Winery 5-8 p.m. Live Music, John Rankin, Cougar... — Updated 8/16/2019

Bottaia Pool and Cabine Club has new offer for locals

For wine lovers who don't have a pool at home, Bottaia Winery's newest offer might be just the thing. Created for locals, the winery's new Pool and Cabine Club is offering a $250... — Updated 8/16/2019

Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation's 2019 Summer Concert Series ends

Wearing a red bandana and a grisly beard and carrying a old guitar, a Willie Nelson lookalike appeared at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Saturday, Aug. 10. Roger Hegyi,... — Updated 8/16/2019

Grab a beer, take a seat and listen to some classic hymns

Beer and Hymns Temecula Valley is a local chapter that joins together to sing some of their favorite songs, and they aren't alone. Many other Beer and Hymns groups exist all over... — Updated 8/16/2019

'Idyllwild Strong' weekend music festival to delight tourists and help local residents

The mountain resort village of Idyllwild, still reeling from the economic disaster wrought from the Feb. 14 Superstorm is staging a comeback with “Idyllwild Strong,” a second annual benefit festival, Aug. 16-18, with 100... — Updated 8/16/2019

Kool August Nights begins monthlong concert series at San Jacinto's Estudillo Mansion

The rocking Last Call Crush band sounded out "I am a Believer," "The One I Love" and other 60s, 70s and 80s cover songs Wednesday, Aug. 7, to the delight of more than 100 San... — Updated 8/16/2019

Exclusive prop warehouse tour offered at Temecula Valley Woman's Club's Hollywood Under the Stars Gala

TEMECULA – A prop, formally known as theatrical property, is an object used on stage or screen by actors during a performance or screen production. In practical terms, a... — Updated 8/16/2019

SITV's 'Othello' continues run at Baily Vineyard & Winery

Nearly everyone has heard of William Shakespeare's "Othello," but according to Shakespeare in the Vines director John Edward Clark, audiences don't often have the opportunity to... — Updated 8/16/2019

Take steps for back-to-school success

Finding new clothes and gathering pens, pencils, notebooks and other supplies are always part of the back-to-school fun, but there are other needs and wants to consider when... — Updated 8/15/2019

Clean a home's exterior with these power washing tips

TEMECULA – Power washing, also known as pressure-washing, utilizes a high-velocity water spray to remove dirt and residue from the exterior surfaces of a home. It is frequently... — Updated 8/15/2019

Allow for the role of free play in early education

TEMECULA – A glance at a typical family schedule would no doubt reveal that the afternoons are jam-packed and many children – even the youngest among them – have full... — Updated 8/15/2019

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Animal Friends of the Valleys has launched their kitten season donation drive, for a list of items needed, visit their wishlist online at... — Updated 8/15/2019

How to exercise dogs in extreme weather

TEMECULA – Exercise is important for every member of a family, including the family dog. According to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Florida, regular... — Updated 8/15/2019

Chocolate milk can aid in replenishing nutrients for teen athletes

Between sports practices, training, games and tournaments, teen athletes endure a lot of stress on their bodies. While some parents know real dairy milk is a nutritious option for... — Updated 8/15/2019

MommyFit hosts grand opening, Aug. 17

MURRIETA – Soon-to-be mothers, first- time mothers or seventh-time mothers are all welcome to attend the MommyFit grand opening and ribbon cutting, Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their new studio at 29990 Hunter... — Updated 8/15/2019

Palomar Health to host Disaster Preparedness Fair

ESCONDIDO – Residents are invited to take steps now to prepare for a future disaster, to join Palomar Health at the fourth annual Disaster Preparedness Fair and to be one step ahead of an emergency or disaster. The event,... — Updated 8/15/2019

Sun protection tips for young children

NEW YORK, N.Y. – As September inches closer, many families may want to take advantage of the last full summer month by spending a lot of time outdoors. But whether they're... — Updated 8/15/2019

Prevent strains and sprains during sports play

TEMECULA – Scholastic sports are popular activities. While playing sports has many benefits, including increased physical activity, that impact both the body and the mind, such... — Updated 8/15/2019

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