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Sheriff's deputies qualify to use potentially life-saving sprays

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County sheriff's deputies equipped with nasal-administered drugs that are used to revive people who have overdosed on opioids must have at least one hour of training and be re-certified every two years... — Updated 5/22/2019

Blaze breaks out near Perris homeless encampment

PERRIS - A brush fire broke out on Wednesday, May 22 in Perris, quickly scorching six acres as winds from a storm cell hampered efforts to contain the blaze. The brusher, dubbed the "Orange Fire,'' was reported at 12:20 p.m. in... — Updated 5/22/2019

Man charged with raping Temecula women

MURRIETA - A 36-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting three women in Temecula was charged on Wednesday, May 22 with multiple counts of rape and other felonies. Mark Richard... — Updated 5/22/2019

Temecula Police asking possible sexual assault victims to come forward

TEMECULA - Temecula Police Department investigators are asking possible victims of a Temecula man arrested for sexual assault last week come forward to aid and add to their... — Updated 5/22/2019

Showers expected, snow possible in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - A low-pressure system will bring scattered showers throughout Riverside County on Wednesday, May 22 along with the possibility of snow in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a... — Updated 5/22/2019

Hemet boy suspected of making threatening call to school

HEMET - Police arrested a 15-year-old Hemet boy on Tuesday, May 21 suspected of calling a school and threatening to carry out a shooting, resulting in a campus lockdown. The youth, whose name was not disclosed, made the call --... — Updated 5/21/2019

Supervisors adopt a revised process for resolving agencies' liabilities

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, May 21 unanimously adopted a modified approach to handling deficiencies within agencies that trigger lawsuits, including a requirement that departments pay claims out of their... — Updated 5/21/2019

Navy ships return to San Diego homeport after Middle East, Pacific deployment

SAN DIEGO - A pair of U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer ships returned to their San Diego homeport after a deployment to the Indo-Pacific and Middle East. The USS Spruance and USS Stockdale, part of the John C. Stennis Carrier... — Updated 5/21/2019

Two critically injured in three-vehicle crash in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO - Three people were injured, two critically, in a three-vehicle crash that involved a Lamborghini and left one person trapped in a vehicle Monday, May 20 in San Jacinto. Crews responded to the scene of the crash at... — Updated 5/21/2019

Supervisors support program that puts inmates to work as firefighters

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 21 renewed a contract with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation that assigns Riverside County inmates to state conservation camps for firefighting... — Updated 5/21/2019

41st annual Wildflower Show set for this weekend in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD - Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) announces the 41st annual Wildflower Show at the Idyllwild Nature Center located at 25225 Highway... — Updated 5/22/2019

Woman swept down storm channel during rainstorm, rescued by firefighters

MORENO VALLEY - A homeless woman who attempted to cross a storm channel in Moreno Valley after a thunderstorm swelled the spillway was swept away on Wednesday, May 22, floating downstream for nearly a mile before she was rescued.... — Updated 5/22/2019

Poway synagogue shooting suspect indicted on 113 federal charges

SAN DIEGO - A man accused of opening fire inside a Poway synagogue, killing a woman and injuring three other people, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, May 21 on 113 federal counts related to the shooting, as well... — Updated 5/21/2019

SD Zoo's bird conservationists release endangered species into the wild

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Zoo Global announced that a half-dozen critically endangered birds raised in its avian conservation facility on the Hawaiian archipelago have been released into the wild for the first time. Conservation... — Updated 5/21/2019

Lake Perris' Moreno Beach suffers algae bloom, state agency recommends no contact

On Friday, May 17, the Department of Water Resources said there's been a discovery of blue-green algae discovered in the water at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris and urged people to avoid physical contact with the water until further... — Updated 5/21/2019

Insecticide spraying will be carried out in Palm Springs to prevent West Nile

PALM SPRINGS - Palm Springs will be the third city in the Coachella Valley to be sprayed with insecticide following the netting of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus within the city limits, vector-control officials... — Updated 5/21/2019

Cathedral Catholic High School bans skirts from dress code

SAN DIEGO - After issuing "thousands of hours of detention'' to students modifying the length of uniform skirts, Cathedral Catholic High School in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego has made the decision to ban skirts... — Updated 5/21/2019

SeaWorld expands military members' free ticket program to veterans

SAN DIEGO - SeaWorld San Diego announced that it will expand its Waves of Honor program to offer free admission to U.S. military veterans and three guests through July 15. The theme park currently offers free admission year-round... — Updated 5/20/2019

Brush fire breaks out south of Lake Perris

LAKE PERRIS - A brush fire erupted on Monday, May 20 just south of Lake Perris, quickly scorching about two acres, but no homes or other structures were immediately threatened. The non-injury blaze was reported at 1:50 p.m. along... — Updated 5/20/2019

Fighter jet crashes after takeoff from March Air Reserve Base

MORENO VALLEY - An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed into a warehouse just west of March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley on Thursday, May 16 while departing the airfield, leaving a dozen people injured on the ground. The pilot, who... — Updated 5/17/2019

Great Oak claims first ever CIF Southern Section Baseball Championship

Five in a row. That is what Great Oak Head Coach Eric Morton stressed to his players since the beginning of the season. "I told them we needed to get off to a good start, win the... — Updated 5/20/2019

Local athletes run away with CIF Track and Field championships

The CIF Southern Section Track and Field Division Championships took place Saturday, May 11, at El Camino College in Torrance, and a handful of athletes from southwest Riverside... — Updated 5/16/2019

Great Oak baseball, softball both headed to CIF Southern Section semifinals

For the first time in school history both Great Oak High School softball and baseball, together, are just one game away from the final game of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.... — Updated 5/16/2019

HS Baseball: Calvary Murrieta stuns Adelanto, then drop 33 runs on El Monte to advance to CIF-SS semifinals

In what was a true David versus Goliath match-up, the Calvary Murrieta High School Warriors took down a red-hot Adelanto High School team in Round 2 action of the CIF-SS Division 6... — Updated 5/16/2019

Calvary Murrieta holds National Signing Day ceremony

Calvary Murrieta recently held a National Signing Day ceremony and announced the 2018-2019 senior student-athletes who have collegiate athletic commitments. Blake Geston will play... — Updated 5/16/2019

HS Sports: Spring sports playoffs coming to an end, top local teams still fighting to claim championships

The CIF Southern Section playoffs are coming to an end for the local high school baseball and softball leagues as well as boys' tennis and boys' volleyball. Only a few teams remain... — Updated 5/16/2019

Wildomar Marna O'Brien Park readied for the Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Fest May 18

Hundreds of volunteers from the Valley will be anxiously awaiting the arriving guests coming to the first Rooted In Nature Craft Brew Festival Saturday, May 18, at Wildomar's Marna... — Updated 5/17/2019

Diversify the dinner menu

Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a... — Updated 5/16/2019

Drake inducted into winegrowers association Hall of Fame

When Ben R. Drake lost his battle with cancer in November 2018, the loss greatly impacted his family, friends and colleagues near and far. In Temecula Wine Country, his death left... — Updated 5/16/2019

Garage Brewing nabs gold

TEMECULA – Fresh off Garage Brewing Co.'s six medal win at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, the results are in from San Diego International Beer Competition. The... — Updated 5/16/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, May. 17 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, Son and Reynolds,... — Updated 5/16/2019

Temecula Valley hosts a harvest of bread favorites

Man may not be able to live on bread alone, but that doesn't mean they can't try! Temecula Valley, rich in lush vineyards, rolling hills and natural resources, also boasts an... — Updated 5/16/2019

Twenty19 Pet Walk puts pets on parade for AFV

People gather with their dogs at the levee at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore for the annual Twenty19 Pet Walk presented by Animal Friends of the Valleys and the city... — Updated 5/16/2019

Theatre Royale to present Disney's 'Newsies" at Pechanga

TEMECULA – Theatre Royale presents Disney’s “Newsies,” at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., June 22 and 2 p.m. June 23, at Pechanga Resort Casino. Stop the presses. This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to... — Updated 5/16/2019

Historical Society program offers free program on Native American rock art

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society will present Steve Freers and his lecture "Rock Art in the Grand Canyon Region – The Adventure" Monday, May 20, at 6 — Updated 5/16/2019

Menifee shows off its talent, young and old

Menifee parents, grandparents and friends crowded into Hans Christensen Middle School multipurpose room to hear their children and friends from 7 to 80 years old show off their... — Updated 5/16/2019

Pets of the Weeks

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 5/16/2019

Compassion on the menu at Evening for the Animals fundraiser

Wiens Family Cellars will once again play host to a fundraising event Saturday, May 18, that will benefit the Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Temecula. For the fourth year, Wiens... — Updated 5/16/2019

Senior living resident realizes dream through community program

MURRIETA – Murrieta Gardens, an Integral Senior Living community specializing in memory care, fulfilled resident Doris Dubay's lifelong dream of flying in a helicopter. It is... — Updated 5/16/2019

'Brain Games' fun helps The Village Retirement Community residents improve cognitive abilities

It’s not unusual to see children, even those in strollers busily playing or using an iPhone or iPad these days. What may be unusual is to see a group of seniors all sitting around viewing Facebook or other social media, looking... — Updated 5/16/2019

MVHS hosts blood drive with San Diego Blood Bank

MURRIETA – Murrieta Valley High School is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank Tuesday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their gym at 42200 Nighthawk Way in Murrieta. Anyone 17 and older, who... — Updated 5/16/2019

County provides portal to address measles concerns

To help residents understand the causes and consequences of measles, the Riverside County Health System recently activated an online portal that provides resources connected to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... — Updated 5/16/2019

Valley Health Coalition offers Free Fit at local parks and facilities in the summer 2019

TEMECULA ─ The cities of Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar announced their collaboration this summer for their regional health program. The collaborative organization, Valley Wellness Coalition, will... — Updated 5/16/2019

Pechanga hosts free, community yoga day benefiting veterans with PTSD

From child's pose to mantras, yoga and meditation promote healthfulness and mindfulness in a myriad ways. Pechanga Resort Casino will host a free community yoga and meditation day... — Updated 5/16/2019

A beginner's guide to running

TEMECULA – Running is a way of life for many individuals. When others witness just how fit and content some runners seem to be, they may want to follow suit. Running has many... — Updated 5/16/2019

Prevent blisters while hiking

TEMECULA – Hiking is a popular sport that takes people into the great outdoors on a regular basis. Hiking over varied terrain and up inclines and down declines is a great way to... — Updated 5/16/2019

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