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FEMA offers earthquake safety tips

Federal officials are using last week’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the Mojave Desert to remind Californians of the importance of having a quake preparedness plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said such a plan should i... — Updated 7/11/2019

 By City News Service    News 

Brush fire west of Hemet damages structures

A brush fire that erupted Thursday, July 4, just west of Hemet scorched about an acre and damaged several outbuildings before it was stopped. The non-injury blaze was reported at 2:32 p.m. in the area of El Centro Avenue and... — Updated 7/11/2019

 By City News Service    Anza 

Strong earthquake felt in Southern California

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered in northwestern San Bernardino County was felt throughout the Inland Empire, including Temecula, Murrieta and Anza, shaking up local residents celebrating the Fourth of July. The quake, which... — Updated 7/12/2019

 By City News Service    Anza 

Sheriff procures social media pros to amplify agency's reach

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off Tuesday, July 2, on Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s retention of a Vacaville-based media marketing firm, at an annual cost of $72,000, to develop strategies and... — Updated 7/12/2019

 By City News Service    Anza 

Board OKs assessments on delinquent bill payers

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, July 2, to impose special assessments totaling $2.75 million on thousands of Riverside County residents’ property tax bills to collect unpaid trash collection debts.... — Updated 7/12/2019

 By City News Service    Anza 

FEMA offers earthquake safety tips

Federal officials are using last week’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the Mojave Desert to remind Californians of the importance of having a quake preparedness plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said such a plan should i... — Updated 7/12/2019

 By City News Service    News 

Man charged with killing Murrieta woman

MURRIETA - A probationer accused of killing a woman during a domestic dispute at his family's Murrieta home was charged on Thursday, July 11 with murder and other offenses. Jacob Aa... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Warrant issued for felon allegedly caught with marijuana haul in Menifee

RIVERSIDE - A convicted felon accused of transporting over 20 pounds of marijuana in Menifee while armed failed to make a scheduled court appearance on Wednesday, July 10 in Riverside, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

MMA fighter who fled, fought with deputies arraigned

MURRIETA - A professional mixed martial arts fighter and convicted felon accused of fleeing and tussling with sheriff's deputies trying to arrest him on a sex crimes warrant in Teme... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story


Pile-up on Eastbound 91 freeway leads to three-lane shutdown

RIVERSIDE - A seven-vehicle collision on the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway this afternoon blocked three lanes for about an hour. The pile-up occurred about 2:20 p.m. near the Adams Street exit, according to the California... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Man arrested after allegedly injuring motorcyclist in Menifee

MENIFEE - A man is in custody today after allegedly running a red light and seriously injuring a motorcyclist on Scott Road in Menifee early Friday, July 12, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies arrested... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story


Non-verbal man identified after six months, family under investigation

RIVERSIDE - Riverside detectives are investigating the family of a developmentally disabled man who is non-verbal after more than six months of extensive work identifying him.... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story


Mead Valley vegetation fire doused

MEAD VALLEY - A brush fire blackened nearly nine acres of vegetation on Friday, July 12 in an unincorporated area near Mead Valley before crews got the upper hand. The non-injury blaze began for unknown reasons at about 1:15 p.m.... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Child dies, woman, two children injured in crash in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO - A child was killed and a woman and two other children were injured on Friday, July 12 when the vehicle they were riding in crashed into a drainage culvert in San Jacinto. Deputies responded to a major injury traffic... — Updated 7/13/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Heat wave continues to scorch region

RIVERSIDE - A heat wave roasting much of Riverside County is expected to last through the first few days of this week, creating potentially life-threatening conditions for... — Updated 7/14/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Second juvenile dies from San Jacinto crash

SAN JACINTO - A second juvenile has died who was injured when a vehicle smashed into a drainage culvert in San Jacinto, authorities said. The crash was reported at 8:38 a.m. Friday on Sanderson Avenue north of Cottonwood Avenue,... — Updated 7/14/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Murrieta explosion damage assessment continues, technician killed identified

MURRIETA - The Southern California Gas Co. technician killed in a natural gas explosion that destroyed a Murrieta home and significantly damaged neighboring ones was identified on... — Updated 7/17/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Deputies use taser on man with self-inflicted neck wound at San Jacinto home

SAN JACINTO - Deputies called to a San Jacinto home used a stun gun on a distraught man who refused to drop a knife he used to slash himself in the neck, and who later died at a hospital, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department... — Updated 7/16/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Vegetation fire in Aguanga up to 80 acres, 60% contained

AGUANGA - A grass fire broke out today on the east end of Aguanga, blackening over 75 acres in an hour but not immediately threatening any homes or other structures. By 2:20 p.m.,... — Updated 7/16/2019 Full story


Deported Marine veteran denied entry into U.S. for citizenship interview

SAN DIEGO - A deported Marine Corps veteran from Belize has been trying to become a U.S. citizen since 1995 and was recently denied entry to the United States when he asked to be let in for a scheduled citizenship interview, it... — Updated 7/17/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Riverside County supervisor named to new state homeless advisory group

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is one of 13 elected officials and institutional representatives tapped to advise the state on solutions to tackle the state's homelessness crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom's office... — Updated 7/17/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Alleged sexual assailant who fled, fought with deputies denied lower bail

MURRIETA - A judge on Wednesday, July 17 denied a bail reduction request from a convicted felon accused of tussling with sheriff's deputies trying to arrest him on a sex... — Updated 7/17/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Lake Elsinore man arrested for allegations of sexual assault of 13-year-old

LAKE ELSINORE - A Lake Elsinore man suspected of sexually assaulting a child over a four-year period was in custody on Wednesday, July 17. Edwin Sangalang, 45, was arrested after... — Updated 7/18/2019 Full story


Comic-Con kicks into gear with first of convention's four days

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Comic-Con 2019 began in earnest on Thursday, July 18 with appearances by film critic Leonard Maltin, actors Felicia Day and Tom Lennon, comic book writer Frank Miller and more during the pop culture... — Updated 7/18/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    Anza

County hiking spots now closed to public during fire season

Riverside County supervisors authorized fire Chief Shawn Newman to close access to seven outdoor recreational locations for the duration of wildfire season to minimize public safety risks. Since 2007, the fire department has... — Updated 7/4/2019


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