Young Marines graduate new class

Young Marines graduate new class

With one loud “Ooh-rah!” the 19 children dressed in uniforms ended 11 weeks of physical training, drills and studying and became leaders on Feb. 21. The youth are recent graduates of the Young Marines and will now help train future recruits in the growing Wildomar organization. “They need to be proud of what they did […]

Sinkhole causes traffic problems

Sinkhole causes traffic problems

For one week, a sinkhole along Interstate 215 focused talk around town on traffic. Residents spent hours in gridlock trying to maneuver around the closure that started Wednesday night, Feb. 18, while others searched maps for alternative routes. “It seems this problem happens once a year,” said a frustrated Bill Garcia, 43, as he pulled […]

Sinkhole closes I-215 in Murrieta

Sinkhole closes I-215 in Murrieta

Emergency road crews shut down Interstate 215 just north of Murrieta Hot Springs Road Thursday morning to fix a sinkhole caused by a corroding drainage pipe. The closure forced traffic through the side streets around the freeway, causing congestion in both Temecula and Murrieta. Crew members from the California Department of Transportation noticed a depression […]

Enochs to serve weekends in jail

Warnie Enochs, longtime City Council member and self-proclaimed “champion of the people,” will serve weekends in jail and avoid prison time after a jury convicted him on 12 charges including forgery and preparing false records. The 59-year-old electrician must attend anger management classes during a five-year probationary period and serve 180 days in county jail. […]

To market, to market, to buy a

Murrieta residents will soon have a new place to buy homegrown produce, listen to live bands and purchase crafts. In late March, the city will join Temecula, Lake Elsinore and Canyon Lake as communities with a farmers’ market. “Everyone I speak to is really excited to have it coming here,” Tami Elan, who has organized […]

Molesters beware

Molesters beware

Murrieta hopes to have made parks and other places where children hang out a little bit safer. It joined 25 other cities in California when the City Council unanimously approved a law banning registered sex offenders from child-friendly parks and venues. In staff reports, the need for a law exists because of the “high recidivism […]

DA seeks death penalty against Marines

DA seeks death penalty against Marines

The Riverside County District Attorney’s office will seek the death penalty against four Marines charged with the double homicide of Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak. Investigators believe four US Marines – Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, 20; Lance Cpl. Emrys Justin John, 18; Pvt. Kevin Darnell Cox, 20; and Lance Cpl. T Kesaun […]

Canyon Lake couple faces charges

Former Canyon Lake City Councilman Francis “Frank” Kessler was arrested Dec. 17 on suspicion of using a city credit card to pay off personal loans. His wife, Suzanne, was also arrested as part of the Riverside County District Attorney’s investigation. Both Kesslers did not return calls seeking comment. Attorneys for both also could not be […]

Enochs convicted on 12 charges

On December 17, after one day of deliberation, a Riverside County jury convicted Murrieta City Councilman Warnie Enochs on 12 charges, including extortion and forgery. Enoch will be sentenced on Feb. 6 and faces up to five years in state prison. Enochs was elected to City Council in 1995 and served for three years. He […]

Schools prepare for an increase of bullying

As the housing crisis continues to hit southwest Riverside County, bullying in area schools will increase as more students feel powerless and become stressed in their personal lives, said Wayne Sakamoto during an anti-bullying seminar on Dec. 18. “The question is: what are we going to see with more kids at risk for depression, absenteeism […]

1 2 3 4