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Lake Elsinore reopens Walker Canyon for poppy viewing following harrowing weekend

The city of Lake Elsinore reopened Walker Canyon for poppy viewing following a harrowing weekend when drivers parked on Interstate 15 to get to the canyon which was overfilled... — Updated 3/18/2019

Supervisor seeks to prevent repeat of 'Super Bloom' chaos in Lake Elsinore

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Jeffries vowed on Tuesday, March 19 to hammer out a plan of action with state and local agencies to prevent another "Super Bloom'' stampede in and around Lake... — Updated 3/19/2019

Pechanga seeks applicants for more than 100 open jobs

TEMECULA – Pechanga Resort Casino needs to fill more than 100 jobs as it gears up for the busy spring and summer resort season. Lifeguards, pool supervisors, pool cocktail... — Updated 3/19/2019

Orange County man dies when parachute fails to open

PERRIS - A 65-year-old Lake Forest man died when his parachute failed to open and he crashed in an empty field near the Perris Valley Airport, it was reported on Tuesday, March 19. Deputies found Robert Davies in the empty field... — Updated 3/19/2019

Storm system expected to bring light rain, chance of thunderstorms

RIVERSIDE - A low-pressure storm system is expected to reach the Inland Empire on Tuesday, March 19, bringing light rain and a chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. The system is expected to move... — Updated 3/19/2019

Students prepare for Spelling Bee

MORENO VALLEY - More than two dozen students in grades 4-8 will put their word power to the test on Tuesday, March 19 in the 42nd annual Riverside County Spelling Bee. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference &... — Updated 3/18/2019

Two motorcyclists seriously injured on Ortega Highway

LAKE ELSINORE - Two motorcyclists crashed on Ortega Highway, were seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital on Sunday, March 17, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. on... — Updated 3/18/2019

City shuts down poppy viewing, cites safety issues

The city of Lake Elsinore announced the shutdown of Walker Canyon for poppy viewing just after 5 p.m. Sunday, taking to social media to announce the closure. "#PoppyShutdown: The... — Updated 3/18/2019

'Poppy Apocalypse' overwhelms city with visitors

The super bloom of poppies along Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore brought more than 50,000 people to the city to view the state flower in its natural environment Saturday, March 16.... — Updated 3/18/2019

Three people killed, one injured in head-on crash in Perris

PERRIS - Three people were killed and one person was hurt in a fiery head-on crash Saturday, March 16 in Perris, authorities said. The crash involving two pickup trucks took place... — Updated 3/16/2019

Evidence removed from apartment where missing Corona boy lived

CORONA - Evidence was removed from the Corona apartment where a missing 8-year-old boy lived, but police did not give an indication this morning what the item was before it was loaded onto a police truck. The item, taken from the... — Updated 3/19/2019

Pilot killed in Riverside plane crash

RIVERSIDE - One person was killed when a small, twin-engine plane crashed into the backyard of a home in Riverside on Saturday, March 16, fire officials said. The plane went down around 11:50 a.m. in the 10500 block of Robinson... — Updated 3/16/2019

Endangered Bighorn Sheep die-off reduced desert numbers to third of 2016 size

BERMUDA DUNES - Endangered bighorn sheep populations in the desert area have declined to a third of their 2016 numbers due to a disease introduced by domestic livestock, officials announced on Friday, March 15. "Die-offs of... — Updated 3/15/2019

Simon named Big East Defensive Player of the Year

Former Temecula Valley High School standout, Justin Simon, became the third player in the history of St. John's University to be named Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches... — Updated 3/18/2019

Mobley brothers making headlines in national high school basketball community

Rancho Christian High School's version of "The Twin Towers," Evan and Isaiah Mobley have recently earned two prestigious honors on the national high school basketball landscape.... — Updated 3/16/2019

Tour de Murrieta speeds through town

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Varsity Brands names two local finalists in 2019 School Spirit Awards

Varsity Brands, the market leader in sport, spirit and achievement, recently announced that its signature school pride event, the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, has named... — Updated 3/14/2019

Vieira claims Iron Cowboy victory at recent PBR event

In late February, Joao Ricardo Vieira, who trains locally but hails from Itatinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil, rode his way to a record-setting third Iron Cowboy title at Professional Bull... — Updated 3/14/2019

Temecula FC defeats High Desert, plays to draw against Riverside Coras

The Temecula FC Quails have been taking care of business garnishing two wins and a draw through the first three weeks of their season. Two weeks ago, they faced league newcomers... — Updated 3/14/2019

Local Forza1 volleyball teams compete with top finishes in Las Vegas

Each year, approximately 800 teams take the journey to Las Vegas over Presidents Day weekend and compete against teams from all over the country in a volleyball showcase of... — Updated 3/14/2019

HS Boys' Golf: San Jacinto High School tournament going strong after 11 years at Golden Era Golf Course

SAN JACINTO – The San Jacinto "Match Play" Tournament at Golden Era Golf Course is in its 11th year and is a competition for high school golfers that is played differently than a... — Updated 3/14/2019

Great Oak track and field race results

The Great Oak High School track and field team didn't let a little water get in their way last week with a number of their squads placing well during the Corona Relays preseason... — Updated 3/14/2019

CIF Southern Section offices to memorialize Glenn Martinez this weekend

The Southern Section offices of the CIF recently announced the service times for Glenn Martinez. Martinez, who died last weekend, was the CIF Southern Section assistant commissioner who oversaw football, boys and girls wrestling... — Updated 3/13/2019

Callaway and Mount Palomar celebrating 50 years in 2019

Vincenzo and Audrey Cilurzo got it all started in 1967 when they purchased 40 acres of property in what would become Temecula Wine Country. It was Ely Callaway who commercialized... — Updated 3/14/2019

Maurice Car'rie Gewurztraminer named Grand Champion at New World International Wine Competition

Maurice Car'rie winery has another feather to add to their awards cap after its estate grown 2018 Gewurztraminer was named Grand Champion at the recent New World International Wine... — Updated 3/14/2019

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Mar. 15 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 5-7 p.m. Live Music, John Carlson and... — Updated 3/14/2019

Inaugural Pechanga Sake & Beer Festival to benefit Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley

TEMECULA – For anyone keeping track of the festivals in California, the number exceeds a dizzying 250 each year. For enthusiasts of beer, sake and sushi, a new festival comes to... — Updated 3/14/2019

Thompson Square to headline the Menifee Music and Arts Festival, March 30

MENIFEE – The inaugural Menifee Music and Arts Festival features Grammy-nominated country music duo Thompson Square, local art from all mediums and a wide variety of local flavor, including craft beers and unique food trucks.... — Updated 3/14/2019

Vail Headquarters celebrates Vintage Soul

Hundreds came out to Vintage Soul Flea Market, hosted by In The Loop and Vail Headquarters, and celebrated the vintage aesthetics of 1960s to 1990s fashion and home decor Saturday,... — Updated 3/14/2019

3 Doors Down to headline Saturday night at TVBWF

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival announced Thursday, March 7, that 3 Doors Down will return to perform on the main stage at the 36th edition of the festival,... — Updated 3/14/2019

Circus Vargas is back in Temecula with 'The Greatest of Ease'

TEMECULA – Circus Vargas' 50th anniversary extravaganza is an homage to the golden era of circus in America, making their Temecula debut March 21 and running through April 1, as... — Updated 3/14/2019

Colleen Ackerman is Arts Council Menifee's Ambassador of the Month for March 2019

Arts Council Menifee named Colleen Ackerman as March's Ambassador of the Month for her commitment to furthering the arts, her passion to help others, her desire to spread joy and... — Updated 3/14/2019

Temecula Presents announces the teen cast, crew for 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

TEMECULA ─ Temecula Presents announced the cast and creative team for a new, free, student-led musical production arts education internship featuring students ranging from 12 to... — Updated 3/14/2019

Riverside officials talk about caregiver burnout, healthy aging, home safety

HEMET – Doctors, firefighters, paramedics and advocates for the aging joined Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington, Hemet fire Chief Scott Brown and local seniors in a heart-to-heart conversation about isolation,... — Updated 3/14/2019

Cope with chronic pain without opioids

Pain can impact nearly every aspect of a person's daily life from cleaning the house to going to work or playing with their children. In fact, according to the Institute of... — Updated 3/14/2019

Thousands flock to Lake Elsinore for 'Super Bloom'

More than 22 inches of rain for the 2018-2019 season have once again led to what officials are calling a "Super Bloom" in the Lake Elsinore poppy fields located right off... — Updated 3/14/2019

Stacked stone walls bring a touch of Sweden to SoCal

StenErik Rolfo and his wife, Kay Gallen-Kallela, moved from Sweden to Fallbrook in 2013. While Gallen-Kallela, a horse trainer and riding instructor, brought her love of horses... — Updated 3/13/2019

State modifies quarantine boundaries on Virulent Newcastle disease in Southern California

SACRAMENTO – California state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones modified Southern California's quarantine area to further restrict bird movement as work continues to eradicate... — Updated 3/13/2019

Volunteers are needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment by composting or recycling? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and help the earth by helping others become better recyclers... — Updated 3/13/2019

Develop good exercise habits for your pets

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Pets in the U.S. are even more likely to be overweight than their human families, but exercise can help. Last year, PetFirst saw a significant rise in... — Updated 3/13/2019

Pets of the Weeks

Living Free Animal Sanctuary For more information on these pets and other pets up for adoption at Living Free Animal Sanctuary call (951) 321-9982 or visit — Updated 3/13/2019

The Inland Empire and Southwest Riverside County Heart and Stroke Walks are scheduled for April

WINCHESTER – The Inland Empire Division of the American Heart Association is moving both their walks to April to better align with Move More Month and create Heart and Stroke Walk Week. Heart & Stroke Walk Week will encompass... — Updated 3/13/2019

Clear aligners are popular alternative to metal braces, but myths persist

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Instead of traditional metal braces, more people are opting for the clear aligners on the market such as Invisalign, Candid Co., Byte and similar products, but plenty of myths and misconceptions surround... — Updated 3/13/2019

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