Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta Police Department has begun exploring the use of police body cameras, falling in step with nearly a third of law enforcement agencies across the country. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 32 percent of U.S. police agencies were using body cameras in 2013. The department received five GoPro test units, July 6, Murrieta […]

Western Municipal Water District considers spinning off part of Murrieta’s water service area

Western Municipal Water District considers spinning off part of Murrieta’s water service area

Western Municipal Water District held an informational meeting at the Murrieta Community Center Wednesday, July 26, on a proposal to split off its Murrieta customers to a different water district. The agency has begun studying proposals to spin off its Murrieta section, which was previously the Murrieta County Water District until Western Municipal Water District […]

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

The Southwest Detention Center in French Valley now has a new name and a fitting one. After the July 25 meeting of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, suspects in southwest Riverside County will now be booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Byrd, a Riverside Polytechnic High School graduate who served as Riverside […]

Summers sworn in as Murrieta city manager

Summers sworn in as Murrieta city manager

Kim Summers was sworn in as Murrieta’s new city manager at the city council meeting, July 18. It was her first council meeting since taking on her new position, though she has been working as city manager since the beginning of July. Summers was sworn in by county Supervisor Chuck Washington, who is a former […]

Murrieta votes to implement city council districts

Murrieta votes to implement city council districts

The Murrieta City Council approved a switch to district council elections, July 18. The council voted 3 to 1 to approve the measure, with Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Ingram dissenting and Councilman Randon Lane absent due to surgery. “I appreciate the amount of effort you’ve put forth on this,” Ingram said to the attorney and […]

Kim Summers takes the reins in Murrieta

Kim Summers takes the reins in Murrieta

Three weeks in, Kim Summers is settling into her new job as Murrieta city manager. She replaced longtime city leader Rick Dudley, who retired at the end of June. She’s got a lot of experience. But some things still take getting used to. “When something comes across my desk, I’m the final say,” Summers says. […]

Election Integrity Project concerned about inactive voter registrations, fraud

An organization calling for stricter voter identification laws in California claims to have found five counties in the state with hundreds of thousands more registered voters than voting-age citizens. The Election Integrity Project said an audit of data from California’s VoteCal database for the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Solano and San […]