Former local players, now in college, return to play in Holiday Bowl

Former local players, now in college, return to play in Holiday Bowl

Heritage High School graduate Jamal Morrow, Chaparral graduate Darrien Molton, and Vista Murrieta graduate Greg Hoyd III played in college football’s San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl which was contested Thursday, Dec. 28, at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. Morrow, Molton, and Hoyd all played for Washington State University, which lost the 42-17 game […]

Riddle buys Dale Chavez headstall with $150 bid at Cowboy Reunion auction

Riddle buys Dale Chavez headstall with $150 bid at Cowboy Reunion auction

Temecula saddle maker Dale Chavez donated a headstall to the Cowboy Reunion auction which sold for $150, Dec. 16. “He’s been a good supporter of ours, and these are first class,” auctioneer Jesse Franks said. Former National Finals Rodeo bareback rider Rusty Riddle had the winning bid for the headstall at the live auction which […]

RWQCB modifies permit for Santa Rosa Water Reclamation Facility

The Regional Water Quality Control Board approved a modification of the master recycling permit for the Santa Rosa Water Reclamation Facility. The Dec. 13 decision now recognizes the Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority as the party responsible for the waste discharge requirement order. The Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority includes the Rancho California Water District, […]

Local ownership makes the difference between Fallbrook newspaper and Chargers football team

In December the National Football League’s Chargers football team will be concluding their first season since leaving San Diego for Los Angeles. On Dec. 18, the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News will be celebrating 20 years as Fallbrook’s community weekly paper. The contrast demonstrates the commitment local ownership has in maintaining a local asset. Fallbrook’s previous weekly […]

Two county flood control easements vacated and declared surplus

The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has vacated two flood control easements and declared the land to be surplus. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is also the board of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and Nov. 14, the board voted 5-0 twice to approve the easement vacations […]

Metropolitan Water District approves repair of Lake Mathews’ forebay lining and outlet tower

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved the repair of the forebay lining and outlet tower at Lake Mathews. The Nov. 14 MWD board vote awarded a $3,248,000 contract to J.F. Shea Construction for the work while appropriating $4,570,000 for the project. The board action also found the project categorically exempt from California Environmental […]

Rainbow Water District allows meter size reductions

The update of the Rainbow Water District capacity charges included allowing for smaller meters. The Rainbow board voted 4-0, with Hayden Hamilton absent, July 27, to approve the revisions in the district’s capacity fee ordinance which also changes the wastewater capacity fee variable for single-family homes from number of bedrooms to square footage of the […]

Supervisors approve Salt Creek Trail

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the Salt Creek Trail project. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, Nov. 14, approved the 16-mile trail while also accepting the final initial study and adopting an environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The planned Salt Creek Trail will be a multi-purpose regional trail which will […]

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Rainbow’s Grange hall is one of two Grange halls remaining in San Diego County, and Rainbow Valley Grange is the only active Grange chapter still in the county. Bill Hitt, who is now 93, has been a permanent resident of Rainbow since 1946, and his family purchased property in Rainbow in 1929. Hitt was part […]