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Fire scorches 50 acres near I-15 in Lake Elsinore

Update: Sunday, Aug. 25, 3:15 p.m. LAKE ELSINORE - A brush fire had burned about 50 acres near Interstate 15 and Temescal Canyon Road in Lake Elsinore but was 100% contained by 1... — Updated 8/25/2019

Seven arrested during Friday night Temecula DUI checkpoint

TEMECULA - Seven people were arrested for driving under the influence during a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Temecula Sheriff’s Station DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 23, at Old Town Front Street... — Updated 8/25/2019

Students arrested for allegedly trying to free another student from custody

HEMET - Three teenage students at a Hemet middle school allegedly tried to interfere with the arrest of a fourth student and were arrested on suspicion of inciting a riot, Hemet police said on Saturday, Aug. 24. The incident... — Updated 8/24/2019

CHP DUI checkpoint planned for Saturday night

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Temecula Area will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the unincorporated area of Southwest Riverside County. Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see... — Updated 8/24/2019

Human trafficking suspect arrested in Temecula

TEMECULA - A 30-year-old North Carolina man arrested in Temecula was jailed on Friday, Aug. 23 on suspicion of human trafficking. Riverside police began an investigation in June... — Updated 8/24/2019

CHP Temecula Area needs help from public in fatal hit-and-run

HOMELAND - The California Highway Patrol Temecula Area is seeking the public's help in identifying the driver of a white utility truck that they said struck a male pedestrian on... — Updated 8/24/2019

Preliminary hearing for Murrieta man accused of DUI murder pushed back

INDIO - A court hearing was pushed back on Friday, Aug. 23 for a Murrieta man charged with second-degree murder and drunk driving in a fatal Palm Springs crash. Michael Torrez, 33,... — Updated 8/23/2019

Riverside County public safety agencies' costs continue to climb

RIVERSIDE - Most Riverside County public safety agencies' overtime costs climbed by double-digit percentages in the last fiscal year, with the sheriff's department leading the pack, according to a report that the Board of... — Updated 8/23/2019

Mt. San Jacinto College receives funds to construct STEM buildings

SAN JACINTO - Funding is now in place to construct buildings oriented specifically to science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM -- programs at the two Mt. San Jacinto College campuses, offering enhanced learning... — Updated 8/23/2019

Multiple fires scorch brush along state highway in Aguanga

AGUANGA - Three brush fires that erupted Thursday, Aug. 22, alongside state Route 371 on the south end of Aguanga blackened 34 acres and were 65% contained. The non-injury blazes were reported about 4 p.m. nearly 2 miles apart,... — Updated 8/24/2019

Injured rock climber rescued by helicopter crew

IDYLLWILD - A helicopter crew managed to rescue a person who was injured on Saturday, Aug. 24 in a fall while rock climbing and was stranded 400 feet above the ground, fire officials said. The injury was reported at 3:10 p.m. in... — Updated 8/24/2019

Man dies in rollover crash in Perris

PERRIS - A man was killed in the morning of Saturday, Aug. 23 in a fiery, single vehicle rollover crash on the northbound Interstate 215 in Perris. Firefighters responded about 3 a.m. to the crash that occurred just north of the... — Updated 8/24/2019

Man struck by bullet during concealed carry course at sheriff's training center

RIVERSIDE - A male civilian was shot in the leg during a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Qualification and Renewal Course at the Ben Clark Training Center’s Gun Range hosted by staff from the Riverside County Sheriff’s... — Updated 8/23/2019

HS girls' volleyball: Top local teams recognized in 2019 CIF Southern Section watch list

As the new school year sets in and the upcoming high school girls' volleyball season approaches, many local teams are gearing up to embrace the challenges ahead. With the recent... — Updated 8/23/2019

Two local riders place at USA Mountain Biking Championships

The USA Mountain Biking Championships took place in Winter Park, Colorado, during the last weekend of July, and two local riders brought home some big accolades. Cade Calonder, 19,... — Updated 8/23/2019

Former Temecula Valley graduate wins Sprint-Distance National Championships

Thousands of triathletes embarked on the National Championships for Sprint-Distance Triathlons in Cleveland earlier this month, and Travis Wood, a 2014 graduate of Temecula Valley... — Updated 8/22/2019

HS Girls' Volleyball: Lady Pumas win Citrus Valley tournament championship

As a means to get ready for the tough season ahead, the Lady Pumas of Chaparral High School took to the courts at Citrus Valley High School this past weekend. It didn't take long... — Updated 8/21/2019

High school football gets underway, Zero Week games are here

The first official week of high school football in California begins this week with the ever so famed Zero Week games. According to the rules laid down by the Southern Section of... — Updated 8/21/2019

Youths set sail at annual boat regatta

The annual Build Your Own Boat Regatta took place at the Temecula Community Recreation Center, Friday, Aug.... — Updated 8/23/2019

Boney James is feeling it onstage and in studio

Legendary jazz man Boney James once said about album making that "The wheels start to spin and the next thing you know you are galloping full speed." Well, the horses are out of... — Updated 8/23/2019

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa announces annual Grape Stomp

TEMECULA – South Coast Winery Resort and Spa announced its annual Grape Stomp will take place in the courtyard Sunday, Sept. 15, from 5-9 p.m. South Coast winemakers Jon... — Updated 8/23/2019

Bluewater Grill announces fall events

TEMECULA – Bluewater Grill in the heart of Temecula Wine Country has announced the following monthly tasting and holiday specials in September and October. Bluewater Grill will... — Updated 8/23/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Aug. 23 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 8/23/2019

Cadenza String Orchestra of Temecula Valley wins first place in Vienna

TEMECULA – Cadenza String Orchestra of Temecula Valley won first place, July 7, at an international music competition in Vienna. The event, which lasted five days, was hosted by... — Updated 8/23/2019

Bowlero opens in Murrieta

MURRIETA – Bowlero Corp, the world leader in bowling entertainment, announced the transformation of Brunswick Zone Cal Oaks Bowl into the all-new Bowlero Murrieta. The chic new venue will offer black light bowling, an... — Updated 8/24/2019

The Novel Knights Teen Book Club to meet at the Temecula Library Monday, Aug. 26

TEMECULA ─ Books and snacks. What could be better? Join The Novel Knights, Monday, Aug. 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, in Temecula. Kick off this season of the teen... — Updated 8/23/2019

Arts Council Menifee announces August Artist of the Month

Arts Council Menifee named Deborah Irish as its artist of the month for August 2019. Irish is a Menifee-based artist who has been painting her entire life. She said remembers first... — Updated 8/23/2019

SalsaFama teaches dancing, changes lives

It breaks cultural, age and social barriers. What many would call a fun night out, others see simply as an escape, a relaxing pastime. It's dancing. Partners sway to the beat,... — Updated 8/23/2019

EMWD water banking project to begin in San Jacinto in September

The 40-acre site on the northwest corner of Mountain and Esplanade avenues in San Jacinto is owned by Eastern Municipal Water District and may soon see some major construction underway. The EMWD board of directors announced... — Updated 8/21/2019

Home brewing mistakes to avoid

TEMECULA – Every batch of homemade beer does not turn out perfect, particularly for novices getting their feet wet as brewers. There may be some blips along the way, but... — Updated 8/21/2019

How to cut energy costs this summer

TEMECULA – Summer is a season of rest and relaxation. Warm air and abundant sunshine often inspire a laid back feeling that lasts until the leaves begin to fall off the trees in... — Updated 8/21/2019

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 8/21/2019

Make a home more cat-friendly

TEMECULA – Millions of people cannot imagine life at home without their cats. Cats make wonderful pets, bringing their own unique personality into a home and providing... — Updated 8/21/2019

Avoiding sunburn now can protect against skin cancer later

TEMECULA – As summer draws to a close, many people continue to visit the beach for that one last day of fun in the sun. But don't let late summer and early fall days fool you,... — Updated 8/21/2019

Yoga helps those battling disease

FALLBROOK – People in any stage of cancer recovery from diagnosis to cancer-free can improve the likelihood of not having a recurrence and experience many other benefits yoga has... — Updated 8/21/2019

Thinking About Health

Last month The New York Times ran a cautionary tale about the heart surgery and care astronaut Neil Armstrong received and his death two weeks later at a community hospital in a Cincinnati suburb in 2012. The Times had received... — Updated 8/21/2019

Most Americans unaware of potentially life-threatening skin cancer

NEW YORK – A staggering 74% of Americans are not familiar with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma – a type of skin cancer that is also the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. – according to a new survey conducted... — Updated 8/21/2019

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