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Trio charged with operating cannabis outlets advertised as houses of worship

RIVERSIDE - One of three men accused of illegally operating marijuana dispensaries in Hemet and Jurupa Valley under the guise of religious activity pleaded not guilty on Thursday, April 18 to more than two dozen felony and... — Updated 4/18/2019

Perris parents who imprisoned, tortured kids to be sentenced

RIVERSIDE - A Perris couple who imprisoned and tortured 12 of their 13 children for years are both slated to be sentenced tomorrow to 25 years to life in state prison. Before... — Updated 4/18/2019

Two injured in two-vehicle collision in Perris

PERRIS - One person was freed from the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash in Perris on Thursday, April 18. Firefighters responded about 12:30 a.m. to the crash scene at the intersection of San Jacinto Avenue and Dunlap Drive, where... — Updated 4/18/2019

Portion of Highway 74 to open for limited travel this weekend

MOUNTAIN CENTER - A stretch of state Route 74 between Hemet and Mountain Center that was severely damaged during the Valentine's Day storm will be opened to limited travel this weekend, Caltrans announced. The 15-mile segment of... — Updated 4/18/2019

Above-average heat in the 90s expected today in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Daytime temperatures today in parts of Riverside County could be more than 10 degrees above average for this time of year as an early-spring heat wave is expected to bump temperatures up into the high 80s to mid 90s,... — Updated 4/18/2019

Man arrested for boating under the influence

LAKE ELSINORE - On Sunday, April 14, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Police Department observed a yellow flat bottom boat traveling against the traffic pattern in violation of Lake... — Updated 4/17/2019

Warrant served in Perris results in murder arrest

LAKE ELSINORE - A team consisting of members from several law enforcement organizations in the morning of Thursday, April 11 served a search warrant that resulted in multiple... — Updated 4/17/2019

Man charged with hauling cocaine, heroin

MURRIETA - A 36-year-old man caught transporting 40 pounds of cocaine and heroin into Riverside County was charged Wednesday, April 17 with multiple drug-related felonies. Raymond Steven Gonzalez was arrested Sunday morning after... — Updated 4/18/2019

Felon arrested in Lake Elsinore after allegedly stealing car

LAKE ELSINORE - A wanted felon suspected of stealing a sedan in Orange County and taking it to Lake Elsinore, where he unsuccessfully tried to hide from sheriff's deputies, was... — Updated 4/17/2019

Menifee property owners required to remove weeds, excess vegetation

MENIFEE – In preparation for fire season, the city of Menifee is asking property owners, especially those of vacant lots, to remove wild brush, weeds and any junk, trash or debris located on the property. The process of... — Updated 4/17/2019

Riverside County growth lands on US Census charts again

RIVERSIDE - The U.S. Census Bureau released a report on Thursday, April 18 showing Riverside County is not only one of the most populous counties in the country, but one of the fastest growing. Southwestern states dominated the... — Updated 4/18/2019

Arrests decrease again during Coachella opening weekend

INDIO - For the second year in a row, arrests dropped during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, with police announcing that 99 people were arrested during the fest's opening weekend. Of the 99 people... — Updated 4/17/2019

Injured hiker rescued by helicopter in Cleveland National Forest

CORONA - A woman who was injured on Wednesday, April 17 while hiking in the Cleveland National Forest southwest of Corona was rescued by a CalFire helicopter crew and taken to a hospital. The "hiker down'' call was received... — Updated 4/17/2019

Supervisors authorize funding for security firms

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors signed off on Tuesday, April 16 on allocations potentially totaling $8 million a year to retain the services of nine private security firms whose personnel work at multiple county... — Updated 4/17/2019

Closure of freeway connector in Corona scheduled Wednesday

CORONA - A transition ramp connecting the Riverside (91) Freeway to the Corona (71) Expressway will be shut down Wednesday, April 17 for guardrail repairs, and Caltrans advised motorists to be prepared for detours and travel... — Updated 4/16/2019

Supervisors provisionally OK business partnership to build libraries

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, April 16 tentatively authorized a partnership with a developer for the construction of three new library branches. Supervisor Chuck Washington has been seeking to add to the... — Updated 4/16/2019

HS Baseball: Local teams compete in Darryl Kile Classic, Temecula Valley claims championship

It's been nearly 17 years since the passing of Darryl Kile shocked the baseball world. Kile, a product of Norco High School, made his way to the big leagues where he pitched from... — Updated 4/13/2019

DBat Temecula hosts special needs baseball clinic for Champions

Players from the Temecula Youth Baseball League's Champions Division learned from a baseball professional at DBat in Temecula Sunday, March 31. Not only were the special needs... — Updated 4/12/2019

HS Girls' Lacrosse: Murrieta Mesa wins So-Cal Invitational

The So-Cal Invitational for high school girls' lacrosse took place Saturday, March 23, and Murrieta Mesa High School swept the field, bringing home the first-place trophy.... — Updated 4/12/2019

MSJC to host 2019 Special Olympics BYBS School Games

SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College will host the 2019 Special Olympics BYBS School Games from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at its San Jacinto Campus, 1499 N.... — Updated 4/12/2019

TMI to hold second annual Putting for Independence mini-golf tournament

MURRIETA – Toward Maximum Independence will hold its second annual Putting for Independence mini-golf tournament Saturday, April 13, at Mulligan Family Fun Center in Murrieta.... — Updated 4/12/2019

Easter Champagne Brunch to be served at Pinnacle Restaurant April 21

TEMECULA – Now with being voted “Best Restaurant” for 12 years in a row from readers of Inland Empire Magazine and the “Diner’s Choice Award for 2018” from Open Table diners, the hilltop Pinnacle Restaurant at... — Updated 4/12/2019

Steak 'n Shake coming to Great Oak Marketplace at Pechanga

Devoted fans of David Letterman in southwest Riverside County will soon have an opportunity to try the fast-food chain that the former late-night talk show host spoke so fondly... — Updated 4/12/2019

De Portola Trail winery owners prepare for 10th annual Big Red Fest

More than 750 fans of big, bold red wines will converge on the De Portola Wine Trail Sunday, April 28, and the winery owners are readying their properties to put their best foot... — Updated 4/12/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Apr. 12 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft Faire, Maurice Car'rie Winery 1-2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Wine Tour, South Coast Winery 3-5:30 p.m. Happy Hour, Vineyard Rose, South Coast Winery 5-8 p.m. Live Music, Jerry Gontag, Cougar... — Updated 4/12/2019

Reality Rally to raise funds for Michelle's Place

TEMECULA – Reality Rally returns May 2-4, for the ninth annual “Fun for Funds” fundraising event filled with unique events to help support services at Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center. Reality Rally is one of the... — Updated 4/12/2019

Stargazers flock to Wildomar's Astronomy Night

Roughly 100 residents attended Wildomar's Astronomy Night with the Temecula Valley Astronomers from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Marna O'Brien Park in Wildomar. The city brought... — Updated 4/12/2019

Sunday JAM Concert set for Sunday, April 28

TEMECULA – The Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library will host Sunday JAM Concert Sunday, April 28, from 2-3 p.m. at 30600 Pauba Road. The sixth annual Jazz Appreciation Month concert features members of the MSJC Jazz... — Updated 4/12/2019

Avocados to have company

People who love avocados will find plenty of booths offering guacamole and other avocado products on Main Avenue this Sunday, April 14, but Fallbrook's 33rd annual Avocado... — Updated 4/12/2019

Hot rods and customs to be featured cars at 54th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show

FALLBROOK – The 54th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show will be held Sunday, May 26, during Memorial Day weekend on the grass at the Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, in... — Updated 4/12/2019

Applications available online now for the city of Temecula's 4th of July Extravaganza

TEMECULA ─ The city of Temecula will host the annual Fourth of July Extravaganza Thursday, July 4, beginning with the Star-Spangled 4th of July Parade in Old Town Temecula and ending with festivities and a fireworks show at the... — Updated 4/12/2019

Enjoy safe backyard barbecues this summer

TEMECULA – Backyard barbecues are synonymous with warm weather. And why wouldn't they be? Grilling over an open flame when the weather is warm embodies the relaxing spirit of... — Updated 4/13/2019

April rose care FUNdamentals

What a year it’s been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a pruning schedule between rain storms. Even with late pruning, many gardeners are having or are about to have their first flush of blooms. Climate change is... — Updated 4/13/2019

NFPA releases updated and expanded online energy storage training to help the fire service keep pace with explosive alternative energy growth

TEMECULA – Helping first responders handle the potential challenges aligned with energy storage systems and solar energy, the National Fire Protection Association has updated its first safety training for the systems for the... — Updated 4/13/2019

Turf removal funding increased to $2 per square foot

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District customers are eligible to receive $2 per square foot when they remove grass at their homes and businesses after regional funding opportunities were recently doubled. The popular turf... — Updated 4/13/2019

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Animal Friends of the Valleys has launched their kitten season donation drive, for a list of items needed, visit their wishlist online at... — Updated 4/13/2019

The benefits of working with animal trainers

TEMECULA – Pets bring new energy into a home, making them welcome and enjoyable additions to a household. All that energy can be tough to manage, and pet owners, particularly... — Updated 4/13/2019

AFV leads charge in ending pet overpopulation internationally

WILDOMAR – Animal Friends of the Valleys is leading the charge to stop pet overpopulation and animal cruelty internationally. The nonprofit animal shelter which serves six Southern California cities and rural area was recently... — Updated 4/13/2019

Getting a second opinion after a cancer diagnosis

When someone has just learned they have cancer, it can be overwhelming. Build a support system and saddle up because it is time to learn everything about the diagnosis, prognosis... — Updated 4/12/2019

Learn to let your children make mistakes

What parent doesn't want to protect their children, to see them safe, healthy and happy? Such concerns are part of their DNA, inherited from their ancestors and their dangerous world. While today’s children don’t need... — Updated 4/12/2019

RUHS-Public Health honors five 'Community Champions' for their service to Riverside County residents

RIVERSIDE – Each year, Riverside University Health System – Public Health honors five individuals or partner organizations with its Public Health Champion awards. This year they chose Riverside Food System Alliance, Vonya... — Updated 4/12/2019

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