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Jury seated for trial of felon accused of fatally stabbing bicyclist

MURRIETA - A jury was seated on Thursday, Nov. 14 for the trial of a convicted felon accused of fatally stabbing a 43-year-old bicyclist during a confrontation in Menifee. Ronny... — Updated 11/15/2018

Gang member convicted in San Jacinto killing

INDIO - A documented gang member who opened fire on seven people outside a San Jacinto home, killing one, was convicted of murder and six counts of attempted murder on Thursday, Nov. 14, including a gang allegation that could... — Updated 11/15/2018

Pair sought in crash that killed man in Menifee

MENIFEE - A pair of suspects in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old man in Menifee were at large on Thursday, Nov. 14, with authorities looking to the public for help finding them. The unidentified driver and his... — Updated 11/15/2018

Temecula man accused of molesting two girls arraigned

MURRIETA - A Temecula man accused of molesting two girls over a two-year span pleaded not guilty on Thursday, Nov. 14 to more than a dozen felony charges. Thomas Neal Magee, 32,... — Updated 11/15/2018

Blaze burns in field near Temecula Wine Country

TEMECULA - A brush fire broke out on Thursday, Nov. 14 in a field in Temecula Wine Country, scorching nearly an acre before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was... — Updated 11/15/2018

Hemet man who stabbed, killed Temecula woman sentenced

MURRIETA - A Hemet man who beat and fatally stabbed his 47-year-old Temecula girlfriend on a Winchester street pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to second-degree murder and... — Updated 11/14/2018

Car crashes into strip mall in Wildomar

CalFire Riverside is reporting that two people were injured on Wednesday, Nov. 14 when the car they were driving crashed into a strip mall at the 33000 block of Mission Trail in... — Updated 11/14/2018

Siblings suspected of dealing drugs in Hemet arrested

HEMET - Two brothers suspected of dealing heroin out of their Hemet home and on the street were each being held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in lieu of $30,000 bail. David Washington, 59,... — Updated 11/14/2018

NORAD exercise planned for Southern California

The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights in San Diego and Riverside Counties of southern California today (Wednesday, Nov. 14), as 144 Fighter Wing practices its intercept and identification... — Updated 11/14/2018

Task force serves warrants, recovers 21 weapons

On Tuesday Nov. 6, the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force coordinated the service of 10 search warrants within the cities of Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, and Oceanside. The warrants were related... — Updated 11/14/2018

Congressman seeks to spare citizens from penalties related to surveys

TEMECULA - Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Temecula, said on Wednesday, Nov. 14 a bill he authored would abolish penalties imposed on people who decline or neglect to answer questions on an annual survey that supplements the decennial... — Updated 11/15/2018

Vets of foreign wars receive diplomas after decades-long wait

MORENO VALLEY - Eight veterans of foreign wars received graduation certificates on Tuesday, Nov. 13, one of them posthumously, under a program that awards diplomas to former airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines who gave up... — Updated 11/14/2018

Fire weather danger persists in Riverside County through Wednesday

RIVERSIDE - Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist today, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in the Riverside County mountains, the valleys around... — Updated 11/12/2018

Government offices closed in Riverside County for Veterans Day

RIVERSIDE - Federal, state and local government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 for the observed Veterans Day holiday, and there will be no mail delivery. In Riverside County, the closures also include administrative... — Updated 11/12/2018

Riverside County to go under red flag warning Sunday

RIVERSIDE - Santa Ana winds will sweep through the region from Sunday to Tuesday, prompting a red flag warning for the county's valleys and mountains, as major wildfires continue to burn throughout the state, the National Weather... — Updated 11/10/2018

Woolsey fire jumps freeway; Malibu ordered evacuated

MALIBU - Powered by Santa Ana winds and dry air, a 35,000-acre brush fire made a destructive, two-county march toward the sea on Friday, Nov. 9, indiscriminately consuming multimillion-dollar mansions and mobile homes alike as it... — Updated 11/10/2018

50th Anniversary of Lake Elsinore Grand Prix gets underway this week

LAKE ELSINORE – The Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, a historic race brought to life in the late 1960s, is the largest off-road festival in Southern California and roars in to town... — Updated 11/9/2018

Veatch wins Factory Stocks main event and season championship

Temecula driver Cameron Veatch won the final Factory Stocks main event of 2018 at Perris Auto Speedway, and that Oct. 27 win also gave Veatch the season championship for the... — Updated 11/9/2018

HS Football: Few advance as first-round playoff action takes its toll on local teams

The road to the playoffs is a grind. The countless hours in the weight room, on the field and in the video room, plus the fundraising and team dinners and everything else that goes... — Updated 11/9/2018

HS Girls' Volleyball: Linfield wins first ever CIF Southern Section title

It's been 36 years in the making, but Saturday, Nov. 3, Linfield Christian High School won their first section championship in volleyball in over three decades. The Lady Lions... — Updated 11/9/2018

HS Boys' Water Polo: Local teams making a postseason splash

Brackets for the local high school boys' water polo teams were announced recently, and for teams like Paloma Valley, there was no better time than now to strike even harder. The... — Updated 11/9/2018

HS Cross Country: Great Oak sweeps Mt. Sac Invitational for fifth straight year

The 71st Mt. San Antonio College Invitational took place Saturday, Oct. 20, and Great Oak High School boys' and girls' teams took the overall team sweeps titles, both for the fifth... — Updated 11/9/2018

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95

LOS ANGELES - Stan Lee, the co-founder of Marvel Comics and the man behind Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Black Panther, died Monday, Nov. 12 after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical... — Updated 11/12/2018

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Nov. 9 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft Faire, Maurice Car'rie Winery Noon to 2 p.m. Gourmet Cheese Artisanal Tour & Wine Tasting, Avensole Winery 1-2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Wine Tour, South Coast Winery 3-5:30 p.m. Happy Hour,... — Updated 11/9/2018

Maurice Car'rie to host Quilts of Valor show and wine tasting event

Maurice Car’rie will host a Quilts of Valor show featuring approximately 40 quilts made and displayed by Hilltoppers Quilts of Valor Saturday, Nov. 10, at the winery. Several of the many Quilts of Valor on display at the event... — Updated 11/9/2018

South Coast Winery Resort offers special Tree Lighting Festival this year

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa's annual Tree Lighting Festival has been something the community looks forward to every year for the past 15 years. This year, however, it will be... — Updated 11/9/2018

Movie Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

As far as biopic subjects go, Freddie Mercury has got to be one of the all-time hardest. The Queen frontman was a once-in-a-lifetime talent, complete with a powerful voice ... — Updated 11/9/2018

City of Wildomar open for submissions to annual calendar photo contest

The city of Wildomar announced recently that submissions are being accepted for the city’s annual City of Wildomar Calendar Photo Contest. The city invites amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit their best... — Updated 11/9/2018

Old Town Spice and Tea Merchants celebrates 11th anniversary

TEMECULA – Old Town Spice and Tea Merchants and owner Sue Kelly are celebrating 11 years in business Nov. 10-11, during regular business hours. To celebrate, samples of various sweet and savory spice blends will made right in... — Updated 11/9/2018

Murrieta Veterans Day Parade features music and art honoring veterans

It may be a cool day, but flags will fly; uniformed soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen will march proudly; bands will play patriotic music and planes will fly overhead all to... — Updated 11/9/2018

Pala to salute America's veterans with free buffet Nov. 11

PALA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort will salute U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, with a free buffet and a $6,100 bonus giveaway. All veterans who provide proper identification will be treated to Pala’s Choices the... — Updated 11/9/2018

Temecula family goes all out with Halloween decor

Temecula resident Rick Reiss submitted these photos showing the elaborate display during the Halloween season at the home he shares with his family. The Reiss family named the... — Updated 11/9/2018

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Specials: Yappy Hour at Galway Spirits and Distillery, 42065 Zevo Drive, Temecula. Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m. Enjoy tastings of high-quality Temecula Spirits... — Updated 11/9/2018

Cracking the reimbursement code: Hard work, big changes cover geriatric care

TEMECULA – For millions of older adults who rely on Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 years and older, the care they receive from expert clinicians becomes five-digit “billing codes,” which in... — Updated 11/9/2018

Parents can help teenagers deal with peer pressure

Parents like to think they’re the most important influence in their children’s lives, and that’s probably true up to a certain age but then the outside world, in the form of school and friends, intrudes. By the time a child... — Updated 11/9/2018

Use these 5 suggestions when choosing a health plan

It’s estimated that 6.4 million Californians will have the chance to select or switch their health insurance plans for next year during the “open” or “annual” enrollment period. While it was easy to remember Election... — Updated 11/9/2018

Murrieta Mesa hosts blood drive

MURRIETA – Murrieta Mesa High School is hosting a mobile blood drive in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the practice... — Updated 11/9/2018

Supervisors extend lease for WIC clinic in Hemet

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors extended the county's lease for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinic in Hemet. The supervisors' 5-0 vote Oct. 30 extends the lease retroactively for a three-year period from March... — Updated 11/9/2018

Community honors Hospice of the Valleys board member, volunteer

MURRIETA – The city of Menifee, the Riverside Fair Housing Council and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors honored two community members for their work with Hospice of the... — Updated 11/9/2018

Questions to ask before embracing DIY home improvements

TEMECULA – Home improvement projects are as popular as ever. In its 2017 True Cost Survey, the home improvement site HomeAdvisor found that, between February 2016 and February... — Updated 11/9/2018

Daylight savings time ends with energy saving tips

TEMECULA – Now that daylight savings time has come to an end and the hours filled with sunshine become more limited, it is important to remember that home energy use doesn’t have to skyrocket in the absence of the... — Updated 11/9/2018

Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment, composting or recycling? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources. Outreach volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting... — Updated 11/9/2018

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