CANYON LAKE: Firefighters douse attic blaze

CANYON LAKE – It took 21 firefighters about 30 minutes Saturday to put out a blaze in the attic of a Canyon Lake home, authorities said. It was reported at 6:58 p.m. in a 3,000 sq. ft. home in the 30500 block of Pauma Place, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. Flames […]

MSJC veterans’ centers receive donation from local Chamber of Commerce

SAN JACINTO – The Veterans’ Resource Centers operated by Mt. San Jacinto College will be able to fund more scholarships and offer additional assistance to veteran-students thanks to a $2,250 check presented today by the Hemet-San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. “This donation will allow us to continue our efforts to recruit veterans and their dependents,” […]

MORENO VALLEY: Brush fire burns 65 acres

MORENO VALLEY – A wildfire that broke out just north of Moreno Valley this afternoon burned 65 acres and prompted evacuations before it was partially contained. The non-injury “Stewart” blaze was reported at 2:28 p.m. along Reche Canyon Road, near Stewart Street, about a mile south of the boundary separating Riverside and San Bernardino counties. […]

SAN JACINTO: Man hospitalized for head trauma; sheriff’s department investigating as attempted homicide

SAN JACINTO – A 44-year-old San Jacinto man found unconscious in the city’s business district was hospitalized today in critical condition with head trauma and other injuries. The attack, which Riverside County sheriff’s investigators classified as an attempted homicide, happened Wednesday night in the 1300 block of State Street, near Esplanade Avenue. The victim, whose […]

Moreno Valley woman admits to aiding in her stepfather’s murder

RIVERSIDE – A Moreno Valley woman who admitted her part in fatally shooting her 56-year-old stepfather testified today that her mother spent months planning how to kill the man in order to collect more than $1 million in life insurance proceeds. “She told me, ‘We need to figure something out,” Briuana Lashanae Hunter, 23, recalled […]

UC Riverside study links Salton Sea dust to cardiovascular disease, other illnesses

RIVERSIDE – A recent study by UC Riverside scientists regarding the dry, exposed Salton Sea lakebed known as playa found that its dust emissions can be linked to cardiovascular disease and death, as well as respiratory illnesses, researchers said today. The study, which involved collecting playa soils between August 2015 and February 2016, found that […]

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