Stolen vehicle pursuit suspect arrested in Murrieta

. MURRIETA  – A suspected car thief led police on a multi-city pursuit in a stolen car, authorities said today. The pursuit began when Riverside County sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a Mercedes Benz sedan. It matched the description of a recently stolen vehicle from Temecula at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday near Mission Trail and […]

Ortega Hwy must be closed for three weeks

Ortega Hwy must be closed for three weeks

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO  – Ortega Highway must be closed for another three weeks while crews work around the clock to rebuild it, Caltrans officials said today. Storm-related damage left the road unstable for any traffic. The main thoroughfare in south Orange County has been closed since Jan. 25. The storms left a 2-foot “void under the lanes where […]

DUI checkpoints, targeted patrols planned for Super Bowl Sunday

DUI checkpoints, targeted patrols planned for Super Bowl Sunday

RIVERSIDE  – Football fans planning to take part in Super Bowl Sunday parties need to remember it’s “game over” for anyone caught drinking and driving, authorities said today. Sheriff’s deputies throughout Riverside County, along with officers from multiple municipal law enforcement agencies, will be conducting saturation patrols and staffing sobriety checkpoints to nab suspected drunken or drug- […]

Man dies after jumping from Riverside Interchange

RIVERSIDE  – A man jumped to his death from the large freeway flyover in Riverside, firefighters and police said today. As Riverside city firefighters arrived shortly after 8:50 p.m. Friday, the man had already jumped at the interchange linking Interstate 215 and routes 60 and 91. The body landed on the 60 Freeway. First responders performed CPR on […]

California DocuFilm Festival starts with VIP events

California DocuFilm Festival starts with VIP events

The California DocuFilm Festival’s first of three VIP Premier Events kicked off last night at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa in Temecula. According to event organizer Daphne Barak, the evening was dedicated to “the start of a conversation about autism.” Barak said, “While the guests tasted Southcoast’s superb wines, they bought some Grant Vasquez paintings and all […]

Man gunned down on Hemet street

HEMET – The killer of a 32-year-old man gunned down outside a Hemet home remained at large today. Jabarge Singleton of Hemet was shot about 10 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Hamilton Avenue, near Devonshire Avenue, according to Hemet police Lt. Eddie Pust. Officers were called to the location to investigate reports of […]

Appeal challenges Nestlé’s unrestricted water siphoning from San Bernardino National Forest on expired permit during historic drought

LOS ANGELES — Today, the Story of Stuff Project, the California-based Courage Campaign Institute, and the Center for Biological Diversity formally noticed their intent to appeal a federal court’s decision that allows Nestlé to continue to remove an estimated 36 million gallons of water from Strawberry Creek in the San Bernardino National Forest, based on […]

Fire erupts on Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON  – A brush fire erupted on the grounds of Camp Pendleton this afternoon, blackening swaths of open land but posing no immediate structural threats. The blaze broke out for unknown reasons in the northeastern reaches of the northern San Diego County Marine Corps station, according to the base’s public-affairs office. As of late afternoon, the flames had […]

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