James Fortney convicted of second degree murder in stabbing death of Kevin Rodriguez

A jury returned a guilty conviction Monday, Oct. 15 in the trial of a Temecula resident accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man during a dispute in a store parking lot... — Updated 10/19/2018

Husband fights for changes in wake of death of wife and unborn daughter

It was Sept. 29 when Zach Kincaid was on the phone with his pregnant wife, Krystil, while she drove home early from work, he said. That's when he heard Krystil scream, heard a... — Updated 10/19/2018

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Temecula man wrongfully convicted of 1998 murder exonerated, two others charged

RIVERSIDE - A Temecula man convicted more than 19 years ago in the death of a woman whose was body was dumped near a lake in the Temescal Valley was exonerated after a review of... — Updated 10/19/2018

Is specialty coffee the next big agriculture boom in Fallbrook, Bonsall and De Luz?

According to some, specialty coffee farming could become the next big thing in North County. "This is the next big cash crop for California," Chuck Badger III of R.E. Badger &... — Updated 10/19/2018

Fatal crash in Lake Elsinore prompts traffic safety petition

LAKE ELSINORE - A petition urging Lake Elsinore city officials to improve traffic safety on Railroad Canyon Road, that was partly prompted by a recent crash that killed a teenage girl, now has more than 3,000 signatures. The... — Updated 10/21/2018

Officials celebrate Scott Road/Interstate 215 Interchange work with groundbreaking

When it's all said and done, in less than two years, Scott Road in Menifee will be widened to three lanes in both directions, turn lanes will be added and the blood pressure of... — Updated 10/19/2018

Coroner identifies victim in Clinton Keith Road crash

On Monday, Oct. 22, the Riverside County Coroner released the name of the person killed in a head-on collision on Oct. 18 on Clinton Keith Road near Bear Creek Drive. Michael... — Updated 10/22/2018

Incumbents, challengers to city councils share their views before Nov. 6 election

In an effort to help inform voters, Valley News spoke to several candidates regarding their stance on the issues facing their cities in the upcoming Nov. 6 election. Due to space... — Updated 10/19/2018

Signs by Tomorrow Temecula-Murrieta receives international award for operational excellence

MURRIETA – Keith and Diana Randall, owners of Signs by Tomorrow Temecula-Murrieta, were honored with an annual Operational Excellence Award from leading marketing, print and graphic communications franchise network, Alliance... — Updated 10/19/2018

Thousands 'Race for the Cure' at 20th annual event

The 20th annual Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Race for the Cure took place Sunday, Oct. 14, at Town Square Park in Murrieta, and thousands of people came out on a crisp morning to... — Updated 10/21/2018

Domenigoni, Alvarez among SCYBR year-end champions

The first Southern California Youth Bull Riders season concluded with the SCYBR finals Oct. 6-7, at Hauser's Bucking Bull Arena in Winchester, and the finals winners as well as the... — Updated 10/19/2018

HS Football: Week Eight games soaked up with hard hitting action

Week Eight has come and gone like a storm in the night, in fact, that's exactly what happened as last Friday's lightning storm not only disrupted the regular season schedule, it... — Updated 10/19/2018

Temecula Valley Auto Mall to sponsor annual Southwestern League Sportsmanship Conference

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Auto Mall sponsored the third annual Southwestern League Sportsmanship Conference, an event hosted for nearly 300 high school athletes from the... — Updated 10/19/2018

Temecula's Curran crowned 2018 WeatherTech Sportscar champion

BRASELTON, Ga. – A seemingly unassuming town just northeast of Atlanta may be ten times smaller than Temecula, but it's home to a race circuit recognized as one of the world's... — Updated 10/19/2018

Outdoor World tip: Duck hunting season is here

Outdoor World Tips 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 something new. TEMECULA... — Updated 10/19/2018

Temecula's annual Halloween Carnival is creeping up Friday, Oct. 26

TEMECULA ─ What is a skeleton’s favorite game at the carnival? Boneyard bowling. Residents can enjoy this game and many more at Temecula’s annual Halloween Carnival Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The treat-filled family... — Updated 10/19/2018

Variety of varietals is working for Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Rick and Jennifer Buffington started out making wine like so many others do – with a wine kit. Rick Buffington and a buddy who made craft beer back in Texas decided to give wine... — Updated 10/19/2018

Hemet Sunset Rotary presents Festival of Frights

HEMET – The Hemet Sunset Rotary presents Festival of Frights, an adult Halloween party, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m., at the Hemet Public Library. Tickets are $25 and available from... — Updated 10/19/2018

Hundreds flock to Old Town for annual Quilt Show

Hundreds took advantage of the cool weather and hit the streets in Old Town Temecula for the 20th annual Outdoor Quilt Show presented by the Valley of the Mist Quilters, Saturday,... — Updated 10/19/2018

Henry Kapono brings Hawaiian rock to Temecula

Grammy-nominated music legend Henry Kapono brought his authentic Hawaiian rock vibe to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Oct. 3, delivering an intimate acoustic performance... — Updated 10/19/2018

Annual Greek festival brings customs and culture to Temecula

Despite overcast skies and scattered showers, hundreds converged on Old Town Temecula Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, for the Temecula Greek Festival, sponsored by St.... — Updated 10/19/2018

John Denver is Arts Council Menifee Ambassador of the Month

Arts Council Menifee named John Denver as October's Arts Ambassador of the Month. John Vaughn Denver was born in San Francisco in 1947. His mother was an actress, and his father... — Updated 10/19/2018

Pala to host $5,000 all-paper bingo session, Oct. 21

PALA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort will host a $5,000 All-Paper Bingo session starting 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Pala Events Center. Doors will open 11 a.m., and seating will be first-come, first-serve. A starting... — Updated 10/19/2018

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve to host Family Wildlife Day

MURRIETA – The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation presents their annual Family Wildlife Day “Where the Wild Things Are at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the... — Updated 10/19/2018

Pechanga gets rockin' for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

TEMECULA – Pechanga Resort Casino will host a night of rock 'n' roll featuring live performances from five bands all in honor of breast cancer awareness month this October.... — Updated 10/19/2018

Temecula Valley Hospital treats 1st brain aneurysm patient

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital has successfully treated the first brain aneurysm patient in their new facility. It is a first for the hospital and for southwest Riverside... — Updated 10/19/2018

Keeping Temecula Clean event seeks volunteers

TEMECULA ─ Temecula’s Mayor Matt Rahn invited citizens to engage in a community clean up event, Keeping Temecula Clean, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Volunteers will work in teams to assist with clearing area waterways... — Updated 10/19/2018

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital patients enjoy an afternoon of fun

LOMA LINDA – Patients at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital were given a break from their daily routines and treated to a fun afternoon of giveaways, crafts and games... — Updated 10/19/2018

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Special: Paws on the Promenade Spooktacular Dog Walk and Costume Contest is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Promenade... — Updated 10/19/2018

Design a more functional pantry

TEMECULA – Many homeowners wish they had more storage space, and kitchens are one area where people seemingly can always use more storage. Despite a desire for more kitchen... — Updated 10/19/2018

Chemotherapy may lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Chemotherapy drugs to treat breast cancer may promote muscle mitochondrial dysfunction, according to new research. Dysfunctional mitochondria, the energy centers of the cells, may contribute to fatigue and... — Updated 10/19/2018

Keep a home safe while away on trips

If a resident is lucky enough to be a snowbird who travels with the seasons or if they have an extended trip coming up, they're probably thinking about how to best protect their... — Updated 10/19/2018

Sanctuary Cities – Why should we care?

For most people the word “home” brings up images of family, food, friends and neighbors. It is the safest place that we could be, or it’s supposed to be. How safe are we, really? Sanctuary cities are all over the country.... — Updated 10/22/2018

TVEA recommends Hinkson, Brosch and Skumawitz for TVUSD governing board

The Temecula Valley Educators Association has announced recommendations for Temecula Valley Unified School District school board in the upcoming by-trustee district election. The teacher’s association has met with candidates... — Updated 10/19/2018

Farewell to Sen. Joel Anderson

Poet Robert Frost exclaimed, "Nothing gold can stay" and that is how I and likely many of the almost 1 million constituents of California state Sen. Joel Anderson feel as his term... — Updated 10/19/2018

Health care access matters

Access to affordable health care, keeping your own doctor, covering pre-existing conditions, expanding mental health and substance use disorder treatments and children’s health... — Updated 10/19/2018

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