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Trial starts Thursday for man accused of molesting Temecula girl

RIVERSIDE - Trial proceedings will get underway later this week for a man accused of molesting a Temecula girl on multiple occasions over a three-year span. Jose B. Fabian, 57, is charged with four counts of lewd acts on a child... — Updated 12/10/2018

Traffic Alert: Lane reductions planned at Scott Road, 215 interchange

The City of Menifee announced that nighttime work is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 15 at the I-215 and Scott Road interchange. Construction work will begin... — Updated 12/10/2018

Hemet woman charged with robbery for alleged assault, phone theft

BANNING - A 23-year-old woman accused with a teenage boy of roughing up a Hemet man and stealing his mobile phone was charged on Monday, Dec. 10 with robbery. Sharice Tashay Williams of Hemet was arrested with the juvenile, whose... — Updated 12/10/2018

Lakeside High School issues notification to parents over social media threat

Lake Elsinore Unified School District Public Information Officer Mark Dennis issued a statement on Saturday, Dec. 8 regarding the investigation over the weekend of a threat made on social media involving Lakeside High School.... — Updated 12/9/2018

Motorcyclist crashes on Ortega Highway

LAKE ELSINORE - A motorcyclist spun out, crashed and suffered major injuries on the Ortega (74) Highway west of Lake Elsinore on Sunday, Dec. 9. The crash was reported at 10:21 a.m. at the Tenaja Truck Trail juncture, according... — Updated 12/9/2018

Body of missing Idyllwild man found

IDYLLWILD - The body of an Idyllwild man who had been missing for over two weeks was found about a mile from his home, coroner's officials said. The body of David Elliot Bradish, 80, was found on Saturday a short distance from... — Updated 12/9/2018

Two arrested in Lake Elsinore theft suppression operation

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Lake Elsinore Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Team and Detectives from the Lake Elsinore Station's Investigation Bureau, conducted an... — Updated 12/9/2018

Temecula PD plans DUI/license checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 14

TEMECULA – The Temecula Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 14, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. In... — Updated 12/8/2018

Several people rescued after flood waters swamp Lake Elsinore neighborhood

LAKE ELSINORE - Residents of a neighborhood just north of Lake Elsinore were stranded on Thursday, Dec. 6 when mud and water submerged their street, requiring firefighters to retrieve some of them using four-wheel-drive vehicles.... — Updated 12/7/2018

I-15 South traffic snarled by accidents

Traffic Advisory (3:45 p.m.): Traffic on I-15 South is snarled by accidents at both Rainbow Valley Boulevard and South Mission Road. A two-car collision occurred at I-15 South and Rainbow Valley Boulevard. A spinout occurred at... — Updated 12/7/2018

California's minimum wage to increase to $11 and $12 per hour on Jan. 1

OAKLAND — Under legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour overtime by 2023, California’s minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1 to $12 per hour for employers with 26 employees or more and $11 for employers with... — Updated 12/10/2018

CHP kicks off annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive

As part of the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) annual CHiPs for Kids Program, the CHP and its partners will be hosting a media day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in Escondido to help kick-off this year’s campaign.... — Updated 12/8/2018

Riverside county burn permit suspension to be lifted on Monday

PERRIS -- Effective Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. the burn permit suspension in Riverside County will be lifted. CalFire Riverside Unit Chief Shawn C. Newman is formally canceling the burn permit suspension and advises that those... — Updated 12/7/2018

All-Southwestern League teams announced for cross country, boy's water polo

The fall high school sports season has come to an end in southwest Riverside County, and the Southwestern League recently announced the All-League teams for many sports programs.... — Updated 12/7/2018

Kinnett third in overall Night of Destruction points

Although Ryan Kinnett did not finish in the top three in the 2018 season standings for any of Perris Auto Speedway’s Night of Destruction divisions he placed third in the overall Night of Destruction points. “I’m real happy... — Updated 12/7/2018

Sports Travel and Tours exceeds expectations for California couple

TEMECULA – Dr. Fred White and his wife, Kathy White, traveled with Sports Travel and Tours this summer to witness the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum induction... — Updated 12/7/2018

Baron is selected as Lou Groza Award semifinalist

John Baron II was named as a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, and the 2014 Chaparral High School graduate who is now a senior at San Diego State University was also named as the... — Updated 12/7/2018

Time Machine's Cross Country youth program headed to Junior Olympics

The Temecula Valley Time Machine Cross Country and Track and Field program, which caters to the youth in the area, recently qualified 13 local runners to the USATF National Cross... — Updated 12/7/2018

HS Football: Lions fall in State Regional Championship, lose lead in second half

Everything seemed to be going right for Linfield Christian High School's Lions, who took a commanding 24-7 lead into halftime, but that's when San Diego High School pulled out all... — Updated 12/6/2018

HS Girls' Volleyball: All CIF First Teams announced, Linfield's Hawes named Coach of the Year

It is truly a small world when two local schools, separated by just a few acres of land, have their most successful girls' volleyball seasons ever. Linfield Christian High School... — Updated 12/7/2018

HS Boys' Basketball: Eagles win BattleZone, sink Centennial with seconds to go

The Rancho Christian High School boys' varsity basketball team is once again looking to make a statement. The Eagles, who won the CIF Division 5 Championship two years ago, only... — Updated 12/6/2018

Bottaia, inspired by the sophistication of Northern Italy, opens in Temecula

TEMECULA – Bottaia Winery and The Pool at Bottaia with private, Italian-style cabines, a pool cafe and cocktail bar opens, creating a luxury destination in Temecula Wine Country. Three elevated tasting experiences allow guests... — Updated 12/7/2018

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Dec. 7 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 12/7/2018

Mount Palomar Winery has seen it all but expects to see even more with upcoming expansion

Mount Palomar Winery has been around for a long time and has seen all the changes that Temecula Valley Wine Country has enjoyed. These days, the winery that is the second oldest in... — Updated 12/7/2018

Hemet Christmas Parade draws crowds Saturday, Dec. 1

The largest crowd ever attended the Hemet Christmas parade, which traveled down Florida Avenue Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade had 102 entries decorated to the theme "Holidays from... — Updated 12/7/2018

Pala to kick off 2019 with $20,190 cash giveaway starting at 1 a.m., Jan. 1

PALA – Pala Casino Spa and Resort will kick off 2019 with a $20,190 cash giveaway that will start at 1 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, and lucky players will win $2,019 every 15 minutes until 3:15 a.m. It is free to enter, but players... — Updated 12/7/2018

Ramona Bowl presents new Alessandro in Christmas Parade

HEMET – The Ramona Bowl presented their new Alessandro, Eli Santana, in the Hemet Christmas parade, Sunday, Dec. 2. He appeared with Kayla Contreras who has played the title... — Updated 12/7/2018

Valley-Wide Park Christmas Tree lights up the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley

A little misty rain and a cold night did not deter residents from attending Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District's annual Christmas tree lighting and Santa visit at San... — Updated 12/7/2018

Lake Elsinore rings in the holiday season with annual 'Winterfest'

Lake Elsinore rings in the holiday season with annual 'Winterfest', Saturday, Dec. 1. See the entire photo gallery... — Updated 12/7/2018

Bel Villaggio Holiday Festival hosts free Santa photos, train rides, music, prizes and more

TEMECULA – Residents can take free photos with a real-bearded Santa and a professional photographer at the Bel Villaggio Holiday Festival Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event fills the courtyard next to... — Updated 12/7/2018

Gio and Friends highlight DVAC fundraiser

Fond memories of the past years' music, which captured the hearts of lovers and theater playbills across the nation filled the auditorium, Sunday, Dec. 1, during a special... — Updated 12/7/2018

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Website: Address: 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (951) 674-0618 Hours of... — Updated 12/7/2018

FDA tries yet again to regulate tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco products. This time the target of the agency’s regulatory hand is what it believes is the growing menace of flavored e-cigarettes and... — Updated 12/7/2018

A night of cold, condensation and conscience: MSJC students experience 'Homeless for a Night'

MENIFEE – Most people can't imagine what it would be like to be homeless, but students at Mt. San Jacinto College set out to find out, even if only for a night. As part of the... — Updated 12/7/2018

Use these natural ways to fight fall allergies

TEMECULA – As the days become shorter and the weather cools down, a new crop of allergy symptoms can arise, turning the autumn season into one marked by sneezing, scratchy... — Updated 12/7/2018

Holidays may bring stress

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Seasonal affective disorder is characterized as a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons, typically tied to the start of fall and persisting into the winter months. Depressive... — Updated 12/7/2018

How to say 'no' to a child's holiday demands

The holidays can make many people feel like “children” again. It’s mostly a happy time, but it is also a season with heavy doses of marketing pressure. Usually adults are able to control the impulses brought on by all those... — Updated 12/7/2018

Teens are invited to make a 'Gift in a Jar: Holiday Cookie Mix' at Temecula library

TEMECULA – Teens can give the gift of cookies this holiday season by putting together something yummy at the teen program, Gift in a Jar: Holiday Cookie Mix, Monday, Dec. 10, from 7-8 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula... — Updated 12/7/2018

Do you know about seasonal hazards?

As temperatures drop and holiday activities pick up speed, insurance claims can spike. To keep the family and property as safe as possible through the winter and beyond, keep these... — Updated 12/7/2018

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 12/7/2018

Rose Care FUNdamentals for December 2018

I'm sure that gardeners and their roses appreciated the recent sprinkles or light drizzle or blustery rain depending on location. Temecula received an inch more rain than average for November; this rain and the accompanying cool... — Updated 12/7/2018

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