City poised for growth in spite of concerns regarding crime, healthcare

Murrieta is poised for growth amid concerns raised by speakers at the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook breakfast held on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Murrieta Police Chief Sean Hadden shared some of the best news of the day when he announced that Murrieta ranks second as the safest city in the country based on violent crime […]

Planning group votes to send resolution to city for adoption

The Murrieta Planning Commission adopted a resolution to recommend that city council approve an amendment to the city’s general plan on Nov. 5 that changed a 64.3 acre project area from large lot residential to single family residential and open space and to change the zoning designation from rural residential to estate residential and open […]

Newcomer hopes to bring life to Murrieta City Council – Former mayor, incumbent and small business owner elected to office

Incumbent Rick Gibbs easily walked away with the majority of votes in the race for three seats on Murrieta City Council. Former mayor Alan Long and newcomer Jonathan Ingram came in second and third respectively, winning seats at the dais as well. The three beat out challengers Diana Serafin, James Richardson, C. Kent Leeper, Brian […]

100% of the votes counted – Final results in

100% of the votes counted – Final results in

Below are the results of the offices in Riverside County that are in the Valley News coverage area. 100% of the precinct votes have been counted, however, according to the registrar of voters, approximately 66,000 Vote-by-Mail, 19,000 Provisional and 8,000 damaged ballots that require duplication still must be processed. Work on those begins Wednesday. The […]

ELECTION: TVUSD candidates put children first

ELECTION: TVUSD candidates put children first

If there is one thing the seven candidates for three seats on the Temecula Valley Unified School District agree on, it is that children are the future of this country and one of the area’s most precious resources. Focus of this particular race appears to hinge on continuing to move the district’s goals forward while […]

ELECTION: Supervisor seeks seat in state senate’s 28th district

Jeff Stone, third district supervisor in Riverside County and former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia are both seeking the new state senate’s 28th district seat. Garcia, who spent six years in Sacramento representing the 80th State Assembly District, is a supporter of immigration reform, Proposition 1 and job creation. Stone, who also supports Proposition 1, lists education […]

ELECTION: Proposition 45 would put regulations on health insurance

California’s Proposition 45, the Public Notice Required for Insurance Company Rates Initiative, is up for vote this year as an initiated state statute. The initiative would impose the same rate regulation system as Prop 103 imposed on auto and homeowners insurance when it was passed in 1988. If approved the initiative would require changes to health insurance rates or […]

ELECTION: Three vie for two seats on MVUSD Board

Two incumbents will face off against a new challenger in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District election on Nov. 4. Robert Crist and Kristine Thomasian are being challenged by newcomer John K. Brown for the board’s two open seats. Read more about the candidates and what their goals for the district are below. John K. […]

ELECTION: Measure BB would increase taxes, improve schools

A Measure BB ballot question is on the Nov. 4 election ballot for voters in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. If the measure is passed, the district would be allowed to issue and sell bonds to improve schools and levy additional taxes on property owners within the district. A 55 percent supermajority vote is required for approval […]

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