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Firefighters battle house fire in Temecula overnight

TEMECULA - Cal Fire Riverside responded to reports of an established fire in the chimney and crawl space at a residential home in Temecula at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Five engines responded and firefighters needed about an... — Updated 4/22/2019

Two injured in tourist bus fire in I-15

TEMECULA - Two people were injured when a tour bus caught fire early in the morning of Sunday, April 21 on Interstate 15 in Temecula, fire officials said. The fire was reported at 2:26 a.m. on the northbound side of the freeway,... — Updated 4/22/2019

CHP investigating possible homicide on southbound 15 in Lake Elsinore

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a possible homicide on Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore, authorities have reported. According to CHP Officer Mike Lassig, the... — Updated 4/20/2019

Temecula city council members propose resolution 'denouncing socialism/communism'

TEMECULA - Temecula city Mayor Mike Naggar on Friday, April 19 announced on his "City talk with Council Member Mike Naggar" Facebook page a resolution "denouncing... — Updated 4/20/2019

Lake Elsinore PD conduct distracted driver operation

LAKE ELSINORE - In an ongoing effort to reduce traffic collisions, Lake Elsinore Police Department participated in a statewide enforcement operation on Wednesday, April 17, with focused enforcement on distracted drivers. Special... — Updated 4/20/2019

Lake Elsinore homeless outreach operation deemed a success

On Friday, April 19, Lake Elsinore Police Department’s, Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) and Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) along with officials from Lake Elsinore Code Enforcement conducted a Homeless Outreach Program at the... — Updated 4/20/2019

Horseback rider hospitalized after fall in Temecula

TEMECULA - A person who fell from a horse in Temecula was injured and rushed to a hospital on Saturday, April 20. The fall was reported at 9:11 a.m. in the 38000 block of Corralitos Road, an area where several equestrian... — Updated 4/20/2019

Woman arrested in connection with bludgeoning death of Murrieta man

MURRIETA - A 28-year-old woman was arrested again in connection with the bludgeoning death of a Murrieta man nearly a year ago that may have stemmed from a love triangle, police... — Updated 4/19/2019

Menifee property owners required to remove weeds, excess vegetation

MENIFEE – In preparation for fire season, the city of Menifee is asking property owners, especially those of vacant lots, to remove wild brush, weeds and any junk, trash or debris located on the property. The process of... — Updated 4/19/2019

Perris parents who imprisoned, tortured kids sentenced to life in prison

RIVERSIDE - In an emotionally wrenching hearing in which several of their children professed continued love for their parents, a Perris couple were sentenced Friday, April 19, to... — Updated 4/19/2019

Supervisors OK budget for Smith jail infirmary project

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a $785,253 budget for a project to revamp a wing of the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning to improve inmate health care services. The SCF Healthcare Enhancement Project is a... — Updated 4/19/2019

Melendez introduces measure honoring the youngest heroes with Month of the Military Child

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced that she has introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 52, which recognizes April as the Month of the Military Child. “I’m proud to acknowledge the... — Updated 4/19/2019

Festival flower children welcome at Joshua Tree, but only with caution

In the midst of Coachella Valley’s music festival season, bountiful blooms are taking over Joshua Tree National Park, and park rangers are reminding visitors to enjoy the extraordinary floral phenomenon with respect. “We’ve... — Updated 4/19/2019

San Diego supervisors review Alzheimer's Project report, seek to expand program

San Diego County officials will consider ways to expand a response program for people with Alzheimer’s disease, after supervisors Tuesday, April 9, heard an annual report on overall efforts to deal with the disease and the... — Updated 4/19/2019

County seeks funds from state for affordable housing projects

Riverside County supervisors authorized a $625,000 funding request to the California Department of Housing and Community Development under a program to aid localities in expanding affordable housing opportunities by taxing... — Updated 4/19/2019

MiraCosta College announces intention to offer two free years of tuition

MiraCosta College has announced that it intends to begin subsidizing two years of tuition, beginning during the fall semester for first-time students taking at least 12 units. The expansion of free community college tuition is... — Updated 4/19/2019

 AT&T announces expansion of 5G service to San Diego, 6 other cities

AT&T announced an expansion of its 5G mobile services to San Diego and six other cities across the country. San Diego is now one of 19 cities with access to the company’s fledgling 5G network. Chief competitor Verizon entered... — Updated 4/19/2019

Riverside County growth lands on US Census charts again

RIVERSIDE - The U.S. Census Bureau released a report on Thursday, April 18 showing Riverside County is not only one of the most populous counties in the country, but one of the fastest growing. Southwestern states dominated the... — Updated 4/19/2019

26 years at the Diamond begins with new food, fireworks, uniform changes and a Storm win

Heading into their 26th year at the Diamond, the Lake Elsinore Storm had already beat the Inland Empire 66ers this season, winning three of the four games played out in the Inland... — Updated 4/19/2019

HS Track and Field: Temecula Valley's Ahnyx Bush has record setting week

As a sophomore, Ahnyx Bush is a seasoned member of the Temecula Valley High School track and field program in her second year on varsity. During the Golden Bears dual meet... — Updated 4/19/2019

Wine Town Rollers to host San Diego Roller Derby next week in Temecula

TEMECULA – The Wine Town Rollers, Temecula Valley's first roller derby league, will host a roller derby bout Saturday, April 27, at Margarita Community Park in Temecula. The... — Updated 4/19/2019

Great Oak hires new football coach, Roelof takes the reigns

Great Oak High School recently announced that they will have a new head varsity football coach in the 2019-2020 school year. Cody Roelof will take the reins of the Wolfpack... — Updated 4/19/2019

Giordano's ATA Martial Arts and Black Belt Academy comes to Temecula

TEMECULA – Giordano's ATA Martial Arts and Black Belt Academy invites local residents to a grand opening of their new studio in Temecula. Residents of all ages, including... — Updated 4/19/2019

Simon announces intention to enter 2019 NBA Draft

Former Temecula Valley High School standout Justin Simon announced Tuesday, April 9, that he will leave St. John's University and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. "All I needed was... — Updated 4/19/2019

Bluewater Grill celebrates Earth Day as marine stewardship leader

NEWPORT BEACH – The Bluewater Grill family of seafood restaurants has been a leader in sustainable seafood practices since the first restaurant was founded in Newport Beach in 1996. Since then, both the company’s footprint... — Updated 4/19/2019

South Coast Winery prays for the best at Blessing of the Vines event

Whether or not Monsignor Tom Burdick's blessing at South Coast Winery's Blessing of the Vines event Sunday, April 7, worked or not will only be known six months from now. The... — Updated 4/19/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Apr. 19 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, Tim Apple, Cougar... — Updated 4/19/2019

Temecula Bluegrass Festival gets in 'licks' for school music education programs

Fourteen top rated Bluegrass bands and the same number of local individual musicians took the stages at the third annual Temecula Bluegrass Festival at Tucalota Creek Ranch in... — Updated 4/19/2019

Hot cars, motorcycles roaring in to the annual Lamb's Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show, May 18

Lamb's Fellowship annual Car and Motorcycle Show, May 18, will once again bring dozens of tricked out motorcycles, custom and classic cars, top fuel dragsters, a free concert and... — Updated 4/19/2019

Murrieta Museum opening and annual Firefighter Barbecue heating up for April 28

Murrieta residents with their children will have the opportunity to learn about the city, its history, its fire stations and a chance to meet the firefighters and paramedics who daily save lives Sunday, April 28, from 11:30 a.m.... — Updated 4/19/2019

Menifee's Central Park opens with family Spring Fest, Easter egg hunts

Menifee's Spring Fest celebrated the grand opening of Central Park in the Town Center Saturday, April 13, with hundreds of children and families from growing city. The Easter Bunny... — Updated 4/19/2019

Chaparral High School Theater Department opens spring musical 'Newsies'

TEMECULA – The nationally recognized and award-winning Chaparral High School Theater Department announced that it will debut its spring musical "Newsies" at 7 p.m. Thursday,... — Updated 4/19/2019

Free Comic Book Day Vol. 6 arrives May 4 at the Temecula Library

TEMECULA – Comic book enthusiasts, unite! Assemble friends and family for Free Comic Book Day Vol. 6 Saturday, May 4, from 1-4 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public... — Updated 4/19/2019

TVHS to host presentation on 'Lincoln and the politics of slavery'

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society invites the public to Bonnie Martland's presentation on "Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery" Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the... — Updated 4/19/2019

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 4/19/2019

Students at Discovery Isle Preschool celebrate Earth Day with ladybugs release

Students at Discovery Isle Preschool Students celebrated Earth Day with their annual ladybug release, April 9. The group released 5,000 ladybugs in the schoolyard to help local... — Updated 4/19/2019

Temecula library sprouting more than book learning with 'Seeds of Life'

Children checking out a book at the Ronald H. Roberts library in Temecula may walk away with some surprises in little bags of seeds to grow at home thanks to television personality and Temecula resident Vlada Vladac. Golden... — Updated 4/19/2019

Keep cool on the grill

Keep the kitchen cool and comfortable with grilled meals that banish the heat to the outdoors. Crisp, fresh greens and a perfect blend of spices and savory ingredients make each of... — Updated 4/19/2019

Tackle these 9 troublesome weed zones this spring

Weeds are opportunists that take advantage of bleak growing conditions to set root. If anyone has ever seen a weed growing out of a crack in the driveway or other paving, they know... — Updated 4/19/2019

How color can affect the garden

TEMECULA – Flower gardens can add color and awe-inspiring appeal to a property. The National Gardening Association said that gardeners can find nearly every color of the spectrum... — Updated 4/19/2019

Don't let your Social Security check go on vacation

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Most people on Social Security need that check every month to buy groceries and to keep a roof over their heads, but believe it or not, for a fortunate few... — Updated 4/19/2019

Exercise and aging: How to work out safely after 50

TEMECULA – In an ideal world, people young and old exercise each day. But as men and women age, finding time to work out is not so easy. Commitments to work and family often... — Updated 4/19/2019

Yes, seniors can age gracefully

As people age, things change. Some of those changes are obvious in the mirror, while others become evident when a flight of stairs leaves them out of breath or when seniors can’t remember the name of that cousin in Omaha.... — Updated 4/19/2019

Donate blood in April

TEMECULA – San Diego Blood Bank is sponsoring three local blood drives in April. Dream Tan is hosting a mobile blood drive Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their parking lot at 40525 California Oaks Road in... — Updated 4/19/2019

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