City of Murrieta hires new development services director

MURRIETA – The City of Murrieta announced that after a nationwide search they have hired Jeffrey Kenneth Murphy as their new Development Services Director. “We are very pleased that Mr. Murphy will be joining our City team, he has extensive experience in all areas of Development Services as well as an impressive reputation for his […]

Cal Fire 2017 totals prompt fire safety readiness

EL CAJON – Cal Fire has provided periodic updates on current statewide wildland fire statistics throughout 2017. Early on, the organization recognized that California was experiencing an unprecedented increase in the total number of fires as well as total acres burned. According to Cal Fire San Diego, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017, Cal […]

How to learn a new language

How to learn a new language

TEMECULA – Those who harbor a desire to order croissants at a Paris cafe, converse with a fisherman in a port off the coast of Greece or understand their guide when touring Tibetan ruins may need to learn a new language. A Gallup Poll indicates that around 25 percent of Americans can speak a language […]

“Insidious: The Last Key” is predictable

“Insidious: The Last Key” is predictable

Bob Garver Special to the Valley News “Insidious” is one of those horror franchises that likes to jump around a lot in its timeline. “The Last Key” takes place second out of the four films. The story follows paranormal problem-solver Elise Rainier, played by Lin Shaye, and her techies Specs, played by Leigh Whannell, and […]

Sen. Mike Morrell now accepting nominations for veterans’ recognition event

RIVERSIDE – Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, will host the fifth annual Patriots of the Past, Present and Future ceremony, 5:30 p.m., March 9, at March Field Air Museum in Riverside to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to the nation. The event is a unique opportunity to acknowledge veterans, reservists, enlisted service members […]

Riverside Community Health Foundation updates grants program for 2018

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Community Health Foundation announced an upcoming shift toward proactive grant making, effective Dec. 29, and away from RCHF’s practice of responsive grant making, which they have practiced since the program was established in 1997. The shift is in line with current trends in grant making, as funders strive to be more […]

Felon who molested, threatened runaways sentenced

MURRIETA – A felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Randy John Morasch, 55, was convicted […]

Applicants sought for county archives commission

FRENCH VALLEY – Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington is seeking residents interested in serving on the County Archives Commission. County Archives Commission members will advise and make recommendations to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors concerning the development of the county archives and the preservation of county historical records, documents and objects. There […]

Wild Wonders offers free tours to first responders in January

BONSALL – During the Lilac fire in December, the 120 animals at Wild Wonders wildlife refuge were in the direct path of the wind and flames. Due to heroic efforts by firefighters and other first responders, no structures on the property were lost. The fire scorched the north, east and south sides of the property, but the buildings […]

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