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Thunderstorms expected in Riverside County mountains and deserts

RIVERSIDE - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be possible in the mountains of Riverside County today through midweek. The monsoonal moisture behind the chance of... — Updated 8/20/2018

UPDATED: Murrieta brusher reported along I-215

UPDATE: Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. A fast-moving brush fire reported along Interstate 215 Sunday afternoon was contained in about seven hours, according to an incident report issued by Cal... — Updated 8/20/2018 Full story

18 residences destroyed in Holy Fire as firefighters make ground on containment

UPDATED: Aug. 16, 7:30 a.m. All evacuations have been lifted for the Holy Fire which is now at 78 percent containment, representatives from Cleveland National Forest reported this... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

#TTownPoPo reaching out to community with social media

As many people know, there is a national conversation taking place about law enforcement and how they interact with communities all over the United States. This story isn't about... — Updated 8/17/2018

Murrieta passes resolution to oppose SB 54 'sanctuary' law

Murrieta is the latest to join a wave of conservative California municipalities going on the record in opposition to a controversial “sanctuary state” law passed by the state Legislature last year. Murrieta City Council voted... — Updated 8/16/2018

Grading could begin soon on 'Golden Triangle' site, but details remain vague

Fantastic things are in store for Murrieta’s “Golden Triangle,” the city’s mayor said. The only things is Mayor Jonathan Ingram can’t give any specifics. “Yet,” he said. But the owners, the Domenigoni family – the... — Updated 8/20/2018

Man who fatally struck woman with bottle for no reason sentenced

MURRIETA – A man who fatally bashed a 54-year-old woman in the head with a liquor bottle, in an unprovoked attack that occurred as she stood in line at a Temecula store with her daughter, was sentenced Friday, Aug. 17, to 25... — Updated 8/17/2018

Holy Fire arson suspect to undergo mental evaluations

LAKE ELSINORE – With a judge questioning the defendant’s mental competency, criminal proceedings were suspended today and a pair of psychiatric evaluations were ordered for the man accused of setting the nearly 23,000-acre... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

Lake Elsinore district announces school starts Aug. 20

Lake Elsinore Elementary Unified School District announced Thursday that all students will return to school on Monday, Aug. 20. The start of the 2018-19 school year was postponed one week from Aug. 13, following an emergency... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

Firefighters knock down blaze in manufactured home in Menifee

MENIFEE – Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a manufactured home in Menifee in about an hour this morning. Crews responded to the 26000 block of Trumble Road just after midnight Aug. 18, and located a double wide,... — Updated 8/18/2018

Wine Tasting US Open Championship announces 2018 Team USA

AGOURA HILLS - Wine tasting enthusiasts from around the state competed in the U.S. Open Blind Wine Tasting Competition to become Team USA at the upcoming World Wine Tasting... — Updated 8/19/2018 Full story

Bitcoin dealer charged with financial crimes

SAN DIEGO - A 21-year-old bitcoin dealer from Baja California was ordered held without bail today in connection with a 31-count indictment charging him with international money laundering and other financial crimes related to his... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

One person killed in collision in Lake Mathews

LAKE MATHEWS - One person was killed in a traffic collision in Lake MathewsFriday, Aug. 17. The crash on Cajalco Road near Cowan Road was reported at 8:42 p.m., according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.... — Updated 8/18/2018

Hiker rescued after collapsing from heat stroke near Mountain Center

MOUNTAIN CENTER - A hiker who collapsed from heat exhaustion on a trail north of Mountain Center was rescued this afternoon by sheriff's deputies. The “hiker down'' call was received about 3:30 p.m. in the area of Coldwater and... — Updated 8/20/2018 Full story

Gov. Brown signs bill declaring surfing as official state sport

LOS ANGELES - The Beach Boys helped make surfing an iconic part of California's culture decades ago, and today it became the state's official sport. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill authored by Assemblymen Al Muratsuchi,... — Updated 8/20/2018 Full story

Cooperstown visits bring success to local youth baseball teams

One of the best tournaments for 12-year-old baseball players is Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, New York. It provides the opportunity for players age 12 and under to spend... — Updated 8/16/2018

Inland Valley Hurricanes youth football and cheer begin next chapter after inaugural championship season

The Temecula-based Inland Valley Hurricanes have shown that it is possible to build a team and have success in their inaugural season. In only their first year, the Inland Valley... — Updated 8/16/2018

HS Girls' Volleyball: Look at the 2018 CIF Southern Section watch list

As the high school girls' volleyball season embarks, many local teams are gearing up to embrace the challenges ahead. With the recent release of the 2018 CIF Southern Section watch... — Updated 8/16/2018

Outdoor World tip: Go hiking in hot weather

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Outdoor World presents free, seasonal how-to advice from Larry Whiteley, host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio show. Each weekly tip offers practical advice to improve outdoor skills or learn... — Updated 8/16/2018

Arabshahi wins Fallbrook Junior Open championship

Temecula tennis player Mehran Arabshahi won the Boys’ 18 Singles championship at the 32nd Annual Fallbrook Junior Open Tournament which was played July 9-13 at the Fallbrook Tennis Club. Arabshahi completed the tournament with... — Updated 8/16/2018

Golf tournament set for 20th annual Elks Care, Elks Share in October

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Elks Lodge 2801 will be hosting the 20th annual Elks Care, Elks Share local charities golf tournament Friday, Oct. 26, at the Legends Golf Club at Temeku Hills in Temecula. The tournament is a... — Updated 8/16/2018

Baron on Lou Groza Award watch list

John Baron II was named to the Lou Groza Award watch list. The 2014 Chaparral High School graduate, who is now a senior at San Diego State University, was one of 30 placekickers selected for the Lou Groza Award watch list.... — Updated 8/16/2018

Hart Family Winery carries on family traditions

When Joe and Nancy Hart came to the Temecula Valley in the late 1960s with an interest in finding a great spot to plant some grapes, they couldn't have known with certainty that... — Updated 8/18/2018

Temecula Valley Museum exhibits 'The Art of Stan Sakai,' Aug. 25 through Oct. 22

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula presents an inside look at "The Art of Stan Sakai." The exhibit will be on display in the second floor gallery of the Temecula Valley Museum Aug.... — Updated 8/16/2018

Arts Council Menifee names Joseph Olivarez as August Artist of the Month

Arts Council Menifee names Joseph Olivarez as their Artist of the Month for August. Olivarez was born in Fontana. His parents were real estate investors, and due to the nature of... — Updated 8/16/2018

Legacy Recordings and The Prince Estate Launch first wave of Prince catalog digital releases

NEW YORK, NY – Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching its first round of Prince catalog digital released, Aug. 17. The first wave of Prince... — Updated 8/18/2018

Fallbrook Music Society opens 41st season with Quarteto Nuevo

FALLBROOK – Continuing its successful "Classical Sundays" format, Fallbrook Music Society begins its 41st annual concert season Sunday, Aug. 26, with a one-of-a-kind ensemble,... — Updated 8/16/2018

Avant Garde art show draws crowd for boba tea and community support

A new generation of artists arrived Aug. 5, at Tea Time, a boba shop off Temecula Parkway. Charging five dollars at the door in support of Planned Parenthood, more than 115 people... — Updated 8/16/2018

'True Willie,' the Willie Nelson tribute band, performs at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

If concert goers at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Center in Murrieta closed their eyes Saturday, Aug. 11, they might have been fooled into thinking the laid back whine and... — Updated 8/16/2018

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' ballet encore at Temecula theater

Finding intricate ballets, built on influences from a variety of cultures and starring a large cast of talented dancers can be a challenge, but the Inland Valley Classical Ballet... — Updated 8/16/2018

Festival of movie shorts to roll Sept. 22

FALLBROOK – Imagine the Oscars with no politics, no acceptance speeches and no commercials. That image is precisely what guests will see and hear if they attend the second... — Updated 8/16/2018

Jeremiah's Ranch hosts craft bazaar and self-determination presentation

FALLBROOK – Jeremiah’s Ranch, a nonprofit which serves people with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome, will host the following August events. Jeremiah’s Ranch support group meets at 6... — Updated 8/16/2018

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Special: Clear the Shelters Saturday, Aug. 18. Reduced adoption rates and free spay or neuter provided by Lucky Chi Dog Rescue. Web... — Updated 8/16/2018

FPUD and Wildlands in escrow on Santa Margarita property

The Fallbrook Public Utility District and The Wildlands Conservancy are in escrow over a sale agreement for the Fallbrook Public Utility District’s Santa Margarita property. A 4-1 FPUD board vote, April 30, with Charley Wolk... — Updated 8/16/2018

Rady Children's Murrieta Medical Plaza celebrates grand opening

The new Rady Children's Murrieta Medical Plaza celebrates with a grand opening event, Aug. 11. To see more photos of the event, click... — Updated 8/16/2018

Use boulders in home landscape projects for dramatic impact

Boulders create a dramatic impact in any landscape. They can be used functionally to divert foot and vehicle traffic or simply as the focal point in gardens or waterfalls. A... — Updated 8/16/2018

How yoga helps cancer survivors

The attendees of the Aug. 2, Woman of Wellness program in Fallbrook learned how yoga can help cancer patients and survivors heal and recover from their treatment. Sponsored by... — Updated 8/16/2018

Free suicide awareness, prevention training offered in Desert Hot Springs

In response to the overwhelming interest in a Safe Talk demonstration held Aug. 2 in the city of Riverside, health officials have scheduled a second suicide awareness and prevention training in Coachella Valley. The event is... — Updated 8/17/2018

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