Sheriff's confirm murder suspect died at Murrieta jail

DESERT HOT SPRINGS - Sheriff's officials confirmed that an inmate found dead in his Murrieta jail cell was awaiting trial on charges stemming from a Valentine's Day Desert Hot Springs shooting that left one man dead and a woman... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Boy struck by car in Lake Elsinore dies from injuries

A report on Tuesday, Dec. 18 by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced that a 6-year-old boy from Lake Elsinore succumbed to injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle more than a week earlier in Lake... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Three dead horses found on Winchester property

WINCHESTER - The carcasses of three emaciated horses were found today when animal control officers served a search warrant at a property in Winchester, authorities said. "The property on Van Gaale Lane, just east of Winchester... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Probationer who stabbed transient during theft sentenced

MURRIETA - A probationer who stabbed and stole from a transient in Lake Elsinore pleaded guilty on Monday, Dec. 17 to assault resulting in great bodily injury and was immediately sentenced to six months in jail and three years... — Updated 12/17/2018 Full story

Temecula Parkway Interchange lane closures expected

TEMECULA – Temporary Temecula Parkway Interchange lane closures are anticipated Monday, Dec. 17 through Thursday, Dec. 20, according to the City of Temecula. The closures are scheduled to restore shoulders and install rumble... — Updated 12/17/2018 Full story

Pedestrian killed by suspected DUI driver on Perris street

PERRIS - A 19-year-old suspected drunken driver accused of hitting two pedestrians, killing one, on a Perris street on Sunday, Dec. 16 was free by Monday, Dec. 17 on $75,000 bail.... — Updated 12/17/2018 Full story

Patient steals ambulance and leads police on pursuit

LAKE ELSINORE - A patient allegedly broke free from his restraint, commandeered an ambulance and led police on a pursuit from Lake Elsinore into San Bernardino County before being arrested in Hesperia, according to a news report.... — Updated 12/16/2018 Full story

One injured in Nuevo crash

NUEVO - A passenger in a car was injured on Sunday, Dec. 16 in Nuevo when the driver smashed into a power pole, completely severing it. The wreck occurred just before 2 a.m. at 30748 Montgomery Ave., according to the California... — Updated 12/16/2018 Full story

Perris, Menifee police hold 'Shop with a Cop' event

On Saturday, Dec. 1 the Perris and Menifee Police Departments kicked off their annual "Shop with a Cop" holiday community service program. During the event, 22 children were... — Updated 12/16/2018 Full story

Lake Elsinore Police investigating shooting

On Saturday, Dec. 15, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to a shooting call in the parking lot of a business in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive, in Lake Elsinore. Upon their arrival at 2:20 a.m., they... — Updated 12/16/2018 Full story

Supervisor to serve in the top spot at transportation commission

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington will be leaving one chairmanship for another at the start of the new year after Riverside County Transportation Commission members unanimously selected him to be its chair... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Veterans hiring policy puts men, women to work in county government

RIVERSIDE - A policy aimed at enhancing employment opportunities in Riverside County government for military veterans and their family members helped 46 former service members land county jobs, officials said. A year ago,... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Rocket launch again delayed from Vandenberg Air Force Base

LOS ANGELES - High winds in Santa Barbara County prompted another delay in the planned launch of a rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was the third delay in the launch, which was... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Christmastime enforcement campaign begins Friday

RIVERSIDE - Spend the Christmas holiday weekend driving sober and safe, or there could be consequences, the California Highway Patrol warned. The CHP's annual Christmas "maximum enforcement period'' will get underway at 6 p.m.... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Bald eagles seen above lakes Hemet and Perris

HEMET - Bird watchers looking for bald eagles in the Inland Empire spotted a total of 11 over the weekend, including full-grown eagles in the vicinity of Lake Hemet and the Lake Perris State Recreation Area, rangers said. During... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Feds sued over alleged interference between asylum-seekers, attorneys

RIVERSIDE - The federal agency responsible for detaining illegal immigrants facing deportation, along with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and a national prison management corporation, are being sued in federal court in... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Police arrest student at Corona school after report of armed suspect

CORONA - A student was arrested on Friday, Dec. 14 at Corona High School after police were called to investigate reports of a suspect with a gun. Corona police said officers were summoned to the campus at 1150 W. 10th St. about... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story

Local riders prepare to saddle up for Professional Bull Rider event in 2019

After more than four years, the Professional Bull Riders association returned to Ontario, Saturday, Nov. 17. With the PBR making a triumphant return, local bull riders have already... — Updated 12/14/2018

Hemet 2018 Tinsel Triathlon brings athletes from Southern California

Hundreds of triathletes, amateurs and professionals of all ages took on the challenge of the 33rd annual Tinsel Triathlon and 5-kilometer run held on the West Valley High School... — Updated 12/14/2018

HS Football: 2018 All-Southwestern League teams announced, Bachmeier is named Player of the Year

The 2018 All-Southwestern League high school football teams have been selected, and Murrieta Valley High School's Hank Bachmeier was named Player of the Year. Bachmeier, who is set... — Updated 12/14/2018

All-Southwestern League teams announced for girls' golf, girls' tennis

As the winter sports season continues through the preseason, the Southwestern League continues to announce the All-League teams for many fall sports programs. This week the Valley... — Updated 12/14/2018

CIF Southern Section polls released earlier this week for winter sports

The high school winter sports teams are well on their way to league play as local athletes keep making that push to the postseason. As it stands now, quite a few local teams find... — Updated 12/14/2018

HS Cross Country: Local runners' race toward success at Nike Cross Nationals

PORTLAND, Ore. – The 15th annual Nike Cross Nationals took place at the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon, Saturday, Dec. 1. As one of the top high school cross country... — Updated 12/14/2018

Actress/director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

LOS ANGELES - Funeral services were pending today for Penny Marshall, who rose to fame portraying street-wise Laverne De Fazio in the 1970s sitcom "Laverne and Shirley'' but later became a successful director by helming films... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story

Taste the gingerbread goodness

TEMECULA – Gingerbread is a broad term that can describe anything from a firm and crispy cookie to a moist, soft cake. Traditionally, gingerbread is seasoned with ginger, cloves,... — Updated 12/14/2018

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Dec. 14 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... — Updated 12/14/2018

Callaway to kick off holiday season with Barrel Tree Lighting Celebration

For the sixth straight year, Callaway Vineyard and Winery will hold a tree lighting event that is a little bit different from everyone else in Temecula Wine Country. The oldest... — Updated 12/14/2018

Advance Review – "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

This past Thursday, I was all set to type up a B- review of the fourth weekend of "Instant Family," which was a little gaggy at times, but otherwise fine, when I stumbled across... — Updated 12/14/2018

Protecto Insomnio with 'Tejano Nights' music heats up the Ramona Bowl

It was a cold night, but the rocking nonstop sounds of Protecto Insomnio's "Tejano Nights" album quickly warmed up the crowd gathered at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater in Hemet... — Updated 12/14/2018

Santa joins children for breakfast at San Jacinto Valley-Wide regional park

Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman couldn't resist joining more than 700 Hemet and San Jacinto parents and children for a pancake breakfast at Valley-Wide Recreation and Park... — Updated 12/14/2018

Temecula announces the 2018 Santa's Electric Light Parade winners

TEMECULA ─ The Temecula Community Services Department announced the winners of the 26th annual Santa's Electric Light Parade. There were many unique and creative parade entries,... — Updated 12/14/2018

Temecula hosts new Winter Solstice event Saturday, Dec. 22, in Old Town

TEMECULA – Brighten up the darkest day of the year with a path of luminaries at the new Winter Solstice event Saturday, Dec. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Sam Hicks Monument Park, 41970 Moreno Road, in Old Town Temecula. The free event... — Updated 12/14/2018

Temecula Valley Museum hosts a Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 15

TEMECULA ─ The Temecula Community Services Department and the Temecula Valley Museum offer the annual Temecula Valley Museum Christmas Open House to the community Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the museum to... — Updated 12/14/2018

Entertaining in a pet-friendly home

TEMECULA – Pet lovers often find their companion animals to be the center of their worlds. According to data from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,... — Updated 12/14/2018

Pets of the Week

Ramona Humane Society For more great pets available for adoption, contact the Ramona Humane Society at (951) 654-8802 or visit Living Free... — Updated 12/14/2018

How body imbalance is the tipping point for many orthopedic problems

OAK PARK, Ill. – Everyone has lost their balance – slipping on ice, getting knocked down in a sport, tripping over a toy or perhaps from feeling dizzy. But sometimes body imbalance is less obvious, lurking inside while people... — Updated 12/14/2018

RUHS Medical Center's hip and knee replacement program receives Gold Seal

MORENO VALLEY – Riverside University Health System Medical Center announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in total hip and total knee replacement. The Joint... — Updated 12/14/2018

Don't let worry take over

In today’s world, countless things can cause worry. Between health, job security, financial issues, school shootings, current politics and more, the list of potential worries seems endless. While people can’t eliminate all... — Updated 12/14/2018

Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center earn national award for quality

MURRIETA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in... — Updated 12/14/2018

Get gifts there on time

TEMECULA – Thanks to families being more spread out than ever before, today's holiday shoppers must figure out ways to get holiday gifts to their destination on time. The holiday... — Updated 12/14/2018

Christmas trees, holiday lights and decorations help make December a leading month for home fires

Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season; however, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations and cooking all... — Updated 12/14/2018

EVMWD recognizes board director Nancy Horton for 4 years of service

LAKE ELSINORE – The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District recognized Division 1 board member Nancy Horton for her four years of service and dedication at a recent board... — Updated 12/14/2018

Rancho California Water District receives upgraded bond rating

TEMECULA – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rancho California Water District’s water revenue bond rating to “Aa1” and assigned a stable outlook. The water district also maintained their “AAA” rating with Standard... — Updated 12/14/2018

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