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Driver dies after crashing during drag race at Soboba Resort

SAN JACINTO - A driver was killed on Friday, March 22 after crashing during a sponsored drag race at the Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto. It happened about 2:45 p.m. on the dirt track in the 23300 block of Soboba Road, the... — Updated 3/22/2019

Report: SUV collides with concrete pillar on I-15, killing the driver

MURRIETA - The California Highway Patrol reported that a fiery crash on Interstate 15 killed at least one person in a solo vehicle accident that was first reported at 11:27 a.m. Thursday, March 21. According to a report from the... — Updated 3/22/2019

Pechanga tribe gives $100K to help Lake Elsinore with 'super bloom' issues

PECHANGA – The Pechanga Tribal Council on Thursday, March 21 announced a grant of up to $100,000 to the City of Lake Elsinore to support the city’s efforts to aid with traffic control surrounding the “super bloom.” Last... — Updated 3/22/2019

House fire in Wildomar consumes garage, damages roof

WILDOMAR - A fire erupted on Friday, March 22 in a Wildomar home, tearing through the garage and extending to the roof before it was contained. The non-injury blaze was reported about 1:10 p.m. in the 32000 block of Bayberry... — Updated 3/22/2019

Man accused of trying to snatch boys at Lake Elsinore park arraigned

RIVERSIDE - A probationer accused of attempting to abduct two Lake Elsinore boys -- one of whom he briefly held and ran away with -- pleaded not guilty on Friday, March 22 to... — Updated 3/22/2019

Lake Elsinore reopens Walker Canyon for poppy viewing following harrowing weekend

The city of Lake Elsinore reopened Walker Canyon for poppy viewing following a harrowing weekend when drivers parked on Interstate 15 to get to the canyon which was overfilled... — Updated 3/22/2019

Service celebrated at Visit Temecula Valley's Xenia Hospitality Awards

Kimberly Adams, president and CEO of Visit Temecula Valley, welcomed the more than 300 professionals from the hospitality industry to the organization's annual meeting and Xenia... — Updated 3/22/2019

Stetson Avenue Bridge near collapse in Hemet, brings partial street closure

After Hemet City Council declared a "flood emergency" that closed the Stetson Bridge and Stetson Avenue from Cawston Road to Warren Road in Hemet Tuesday night, March 12, barriers... — Updated 3/22/2019

Wildomar council approves temporary event fee structure

The March 13 meeting of the Wildomar City Council saw the approval of an amendment to the Wildomar Municipal Code to revise the use and operation standards for temporary events in the city. Applications will need to be submitted... — Updated 3/22/2019

Temecula City Council sends framework for Short-Term Rental Ordinance back to subcommittee

After much discussion between subcommittee members, council members and many members of the public, Temecula City Council decided Tuesday, March 12, to send the matter of proposed... — Updated 3/22/2019

Home-based food services coming to Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors are scheduled next week to review a proposed ordinance that would establish rules and regulations for home-based cooks to serve hot and cold meals on a daily basis anywhere in the county.... — Updated 3/22/2019

Prep Baseball Report: This week's California Power 25

There's a new No. 1 team in the state, and it's the Cypress High School Centurions. Coach John Weber's crew has been on quite the run to start the season as they enter this week... — Updated 3/22/2019

Murrieta teen lifts her way to greatness for Team USA

One local Murrieta teenager's star is shining bright in the world of weightlifting these days. Devyn Kim, a junior student-athlete at Murrieta Mesa High School, placed fourth in... — Updated 3/22/2019

Mobley brothers make headlines in national high school basketball community

Rancho Christian High School's version of "The Twin Towers," Evan and Isaiah Mobley have recently earned two prestigious honors on the national high school basketball landscape.... — Updated 3/22/2019

HS Sports: Southern Section CIF spring sports polls updated

Just like the poppies of Lake Elsinore, the high school spring sports season is in full bloom. This week the area saw some great action on the baseball and softball fields as well... — Updated 3/22/2019

Simon named Big East Defensive Player of the Year

Former Temecula Valley High School standout Justin Simon became the third player in the history of St. John's University to be named Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches in... — Updated 3/22/2019

Baseball enthusiasts team up to support the Temecula Pony Champions League

Established in 2012, The Temecula Pony Champions League provides every child, regardless of special needs, the opportunity to participate in America's favorite pastime of baseball.... — Updated 3/22/2019

Ochoa proud to bring 'The Samuel Project' home to Temecula

Having just jumped off the Edwards Temecula & IMAX theater stage on Friday, March 22 following a Q&A session after the first screening of his latest film, "The Samuel Project,"... — Updated 3/22/2019

Movie Review: "Captain Marvel"

There's a weird structure to "Captain Marvel," the latest entry in the all-powerful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, sent out a distress call to... — Updated 3/22/2019

Ready, Set, Science: The Inland Empire Science Festival returns to the Western Science Center

HEMET – Science is happening in the Inland Empire, and the Western Science Center, Riverside County’s largest natural history museum, is ready to show it off. The museum will be bringing together scientists and organizations... — Updated 3/22/2019

Ambrosia to perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater

TEMECULA ─ Ambrosia will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Thursday, April 25, at 8 p.m. The band, known and loved by many fans since the 1970s, has been... — Updated 3/22/2019

Taste of Temecula coming April 26-27 promises family fun; vendors still sought

Fun-filled family entertainment, tastes of Temecula Wine Country’s finest wines, delicious foods all to benefit the 28,000 students in the Temecula Valley Unified School District is planned for the ninth annual Taste of... — Updated 3/22/2019

Buffalo 'Buffy' drops her chips to help Hemet Sunset Rotary PolioPlus program

Members of Hemet Sunset Rotary and their friends watched patiently Saturday, March 16, to see when and where Buffalo "Buffy" would drop her chips on a turf grid at the Jones Ranch... — Updated 3/22/2019

7Horse comes to Derby's Bar and Grill in Hemet

HEMET – Derby's Bar and Grill presents Musication Live Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m., featuring 7Horse and a local acoustic guest. The free show is for those 21 and up. The... — Updated 3/22/2019

EVMWD's Splash into Spring event welcomes community for a day of family-oriented activities

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s annual Splash into Spring event will take place Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the EVMWD headquarters, 31315 Chaney Street, in Lake Elsinore. The... — Updated 3/22/2019

Applications are now available online for the Temecula Art and Street Painting Festival

TEMECULA ─ The 2019 Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival will be held Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. Art exhibitor and chalk artist applications are both available online now at www.TemeculaCA.gov/ArtFest. “We... — Updated 3/22/2019

'Inspired Excellence: The Story of Marie Curie and Lise Meitner' exhibit at the Temecula Valley Museum in honor of Women's History Month

TEMECULA ─ The Temecula Valley Museum will host the exhibit "Inspired Excellence: The Story of Marie Curie and Lise Meitner" from March 22 to April 14, in honor of Women's... — Updated 3/22/2019

Simplify your morning routine to get more out of your day

Some people wake up each morning refreshed, bright-eyed and ready to take on the day. Others slap the snooze button repeatedly and drag themselves begrudgingly from a cocoon of... — Updated 3/22/2019

EMWD Poster Contest opens for voting

PERRIS – Each year, Eastern Municipal Water District’s Education Program sponsors a poster contest for grade school students within its service area and the winners are submitted for consideration to be included in The... — Updated 3/22/2019

How to control crabgrass before it appears

TEMECULA – Homeowners who enjoy tending to their lawns know that grass is vulnerable to a host of problems, many of which appear at a time of year when lawn enthusiasts want to... — Updated 3/22/2019

Butterfly Garden under construction at Vail Headquarters

With billions of painted lady butterflies making their way through the area over the last couple of weeks, it seems likely they stopped to grab a bite at Vail Headquarters in... — Updated 3/22/2019

Review these tips for traveling with pets

TEMECULA – Many pet parents choose to include their four-legged companions in their travel plans. Bringing pets along can reduce the hassle of finding a pet sitter or a boarding... — Updated 3/22/2019

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Ramona Humane Society Living Free Animal... — Updated 3/22/2019

Blood drives are planned at local businesses

MURRIETA – Several local businesses are hosting blood drives in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank in March. Barons Market in Wildomar is hosting a mobile blood drive Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in their... — Updated 3/21/2019

LLU professor is named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Loma Linda University professor Dr. Joan Sabate of the schools of public health and medicine has been named to the federal government's 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory... — Updated 3/21/2019

What pain tells you – and 3 things to do about it

OAKLAND, N.J. – Is the pain someone’s back, neck or shoulders just a momentary twinge from strain they are putting on their body or from a new exercise regimen? Or is there something deeper and more serious at work? Either... — Updated 3/21/2019

The Center For Life Change receives behavioral health care accreditation from The Joint Commission

TEMECULA – The Center for Life Change announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The... — Updated 3/21/2019

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