Village News’ 20-year anniversary starts with Lilac Fire

It’s been another one of those weeks. As we were making plans to celebrate our 20-year anniversary, the Lilac Fire broke out. The Lilac Fire, like the Gavilan Fire of 2002 and the Rice Fire of 2007, started the adrenaline rushing in the Village News office the minute we got the call from my son […]

Kali P. Chaudhuri, M.D. – Investing in Health & Community

Kali P. Chaudhuri, M.D. – Investing in Health & Community

Dr. Kali Pradip Chaudhuri’s path to success in the medical field has been a roundabout route that began in India and has lead him to locations around the world, including the Hemet and Menifee valleys. Despite his route being marked with some delays, detours and a dollop of controversy, he has shown a steady hand […]

Toddlers abducted from Cathedral City found safe

Toddlers abducted from Cathedral City found safe

CATHEDRAL CITY – Two toddlers abducted in Cathedral City when the car in which they were sitting was stolen, prompting the issuance of an Amber Alert, were found safe today in Desert Hot Springs, authorities said. Cathedral City police said year-old Jayden Cortez and 2-year-old Carlos Cortez were found by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies in the […]

Village News Inc. files for reorganization

Village News, Inc., owner of Valley News, has filed for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code as of Friday, March 17. As Publisher, I wanted to make this announcement publicly, to avoid rumors and to assure our readers and advertisers that Village News, Inc. will be operating as normal. We are […]

Supervisors to consider changes to marijuana regulations

RIVERSIDE  – Riverside County supervisors today will review their options in regulating the cultivation and sale of marijuana in unincorporated communities, which became legal on Jan. 1 under Proposition 64. The Board of Supervisors reserved an afternoon session to hear from the Office of County Counsel on what may be the best way to proceed now […]

Two women survive plane crash in critical condition

RIVERSIDE  – Firefighters will do a secondary search today of the wreckage of a twin-engine airplane that crashed in a residential neighborhood in Riverside, killing three people and destroying two homes. Two women, estimated to be in their late 30s to early 40s, survived the fiery crash but were critically injured after being ejected from the […]

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 […]

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