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 By Kim Harris    News 

Hot air balloon wows community with high-flying hijinks

Residents in Murrieta's French Valley community were treated to a rare spectacle when a hot air balloon launched from Temecula Valley Wine Country was forced to land in the... — Updated 1/22/2019

 By Kim Harris    News 

Winter storms bring flooding to Holy Fire burn area, surrounding communities

A set of winter storms that moved into the area, Monday, Jan. 14, brought flooding to the Temecula Valley and surrounding communities. As of press time, minor flooding was reported... — Updated 1/17/2019

 By Kim Harris    News

Family fun abounds at Temecula Grape Drop

Family fun was everywhere at Temecula's annual Grape Drop, Monday, Dec. 31. The city paid homage to the New Year using its favorite fruit as a focal point for the family-friendly... — Updated 1/17/2019

 By Kim Harris    News

Lake Elsinore's Railroad Canyon Road project kicks off

In an effort to help with traffic congestion and better commute times for those traveling throughout the city, Lake Elsinore kicked off its Railroad Canyon Road widening project Mon... — Updated 1/22/2019


Temecula hosts inaugural Winter Solstice event

The shortest day of the year led to no shortage of fun for those in attendance at the inaugural Winter Solstice event hosted by the city of Temecula at Sam Hicks Monument Park... — Updated 1/4/2019

 By Kim Harris    News

Old Town Temecula architect Bob Morris is remembered during Vail HQ memorial service

The community came together for a memorial service at Vail Headquarters in Temecula Thursday, Dec. 13, to remember Bob Morris, the man known for being a visionary artist and... — Updated 12/27/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Chaparral students donate gifts

Students in Ryan Leonhardi's senior English classes at Chaparral High School know how it feels to give back to the community thanks to a program Leonhardi started 13 years ago.... — Updated 12/20/2018

 By Kim Harris    News

Officer involved shooting reported in Lake Elsinore

An officer-involved shooting occurred in Lake Elsinore Thursday, Dec. 20, according to social media postings, including a video shot by a bystander who observed the incident as it... — Updated 12/21/2018 Full story

 By Kim Harris    News

Murrieta firefighters knock down garage fire, resuscitate cat

A garage fire that broke out in the 29000 Block of Eagle Drive was quickly contained by firefighters Friday, Dec. 21. The blaze was first reported around 7:30 p.m. When... — Updated 12/23/2018

 By Kim Harris    News

Winter storm wreaks havoc in Lake Elsinore

Evacuations of burn scar areas, flooding, multiple accidents and reports of mudslides were par for the course when a winter storm swept through the area recently. The two-day... — Updated 12/20/2018

 By Kim Harris    News

Registrar of Voters finalizes election

After a 30-day wait, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the 2016 election results, Thursday, Dec. 6. The delay in results, which many complained about on social media, was typical for any election cycle thanks to... — Updated 12/13/2018

 By Kim Harris    Opinion

Long awaited election results reveal instant gratification is not always the best

It’s been a long four weeks. Twice a week since election night I have spent time checking results on the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website. I watched as the number of provisional and mail in ballots waiting to be... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story


'Twas the Lights Before Christmas highlights Temecula's best holiday light displays

Holiday light lovers in Temecula are rejoicing as the city announces the winners of its annual holiday home decorating contest, "Twas the Lights Before Christmas." Each year,... — Updated 12/14/2018

 By Kim Harris    Anza

Long awaited election results reveal instant gratification is not always the best

It’s been a long four weeks. Twice a week since election night I have spent time checking results on the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website. I watched as the number of provisional and mail in ballots waiting to be... — Updated 12/14/2018

 By Kim Harris    News

Hundreds converge upon new Soboba Casino Resort for job fair

Hundreds of job seekers converged upon Soboba Casino vying for one of about 600 positions at the new Soboba Casino Resort scheduled to open in 2019. The potential employees began... — Updated 12/6/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

MSJC hosts 'Remembering the Fallen' memorial recognizing troops killed since 9/11

A mobile memorial recognizing the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who died while deployed to fight the "war on terror" since Sept. 11, 2001, was on display last week at the... — Updated 12/7/2018


Winterfest to bring holiday spirit to Lake Elsinore

Thousands of people are expected to pack Lake Elsinore's historic downtown Saturday, Dec. 1, for the city's annual Winterfest celebration. The event, which runs from 4 to 9 p.m.,... — Updated 11/29/2018


Murrieta to host annual Hometown Holiday Parade and Festival of Trees

The city of Murrieta is prepared to kick off the holiday season with a slew of free, family-friendly events designed to make even the stingiest of Scrooges leave the "bah humbug" at... — Updated 11/29/2018


New information revealed in dispute over De Portola name and De Portola Estate Winery

In the Oct. 26 edition of Valley News, Rick Neugebauer, president and CEO of RTN Development in Temecula, shared his story of development for a proposed winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country. "We proceeded down our own path doing... — Updated 11/16/2018

 By Kim Harris    News

Hemet Fire Department celebrates 110 years of service to the community

Hundreds of Hemet residents converged upon Hemet Fire Department Station 1 to celebrate the department's 110 years of service to the community Thursday Oct. 25. Residents were... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Community comes together to honor synagogue shooting victims

The local Jewish community, along with members of other faiths, came together at the Temecula Duck Pond Sunday, Nov. 4, when they held a potluck, sang and prayed together during a... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Vail Ranch Middle School students give back with unique program

Students in Tiffany Hall's family and consumer sciences at Vail Ranch Middle School recently learned that there is so much more to the class than home economics when they took part... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Kim Harris    Lifestyles

Bully bird gives others the boot; how to combat aggressive hummingbird behavior

The hummingbirds in my yard flit through the air with their wings fluttering at nearly 50 miles per hour as their tiny bodies hover above the flowers gathering the nectar that... — Updated 11/9/2018


Fall Wienerfest delights doxie lovers

With their long, low silhouette, short stubby legs, big floppy ears and their bold personality, what's not to love about one of America's favorite breeds of dogs – the dachshund?... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Kim Harris    News

UPDATED: Leaders emerge in local elections, Cox concedes to Newsom

Polls are now closed, and the following are the results for the Nov. 6 midterm election as of 7:45 a.m. a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7. Republican John Cox conceded the governor’s race... — Updated 11/9/2018 Full story


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