Murrieta Fall Festival set Oct. 24

Murrieta merchants and nonprofit organizations are preparing for the fun-filled annual Murrieta Fall Festival coming Oct. 24 at the California Oaks Sports Park. As a precursor to the Halloween holiday on Oct. 31, the Fall Festival promises fun and entertainment for the entire family without the scary spooks and goblins. On hand for the festival […]

Veterans, First Responders, Teachers Honored as VSSN Community Heroes

Veterans, First Responders, Teachers Honored as VSSN Community Heroes

Heroes come in many forms and Saturday Temecula and Murrieta’s best heroes, military veterans, first responders and teachers were recognized in a Salute to Heroes night at the Promenade Mall. The Veteran Supplemental Support Network (VSSN) sponsored the special event that provided each hero a certificate of appreciation for their service with a free meal […]

MURRIETA: ‘Twas a fine weekend at Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival

MURRIETA: ‘Twas a fine weekend at Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival

The hurlers batted a ball around, dancers jigged to the bagpipes’ squeal, and the air was filled with the aroma of Guinness at the weekend’s Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival in Murrieta. The special event drew thousands to Murrieta’s Town Square Sept. 18-20 for the third annual Irish music festival presented by Guinness and Jameson […]

MVUSD board reviews new teacher development plans

Ongoing plans to teach new and experienced teachers in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District how to teach in compliance with state educational standards were reviewed by the Murrieta School Board at their Sept. 10 regular meeting. Presenting the plans and goals for the 2015-2016 district teachers to meet the state school educational standards was […]

Riverside supervisors seek new Sheriff’s patrol rate analysis

Faced with FBI reports of a recent 8.4 percent overall crime increase in Riverside County supervisors urged the Sheriff’s Department to make an in-depth analysis on how much it would cost to once again increase the patrol ratio to 1.2 deputies per 1,000 residents in the unincorporated areas. The board came short of authorizing the department […]

Riverside Board of Supervisors reinstates RIDE program for released inmates

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the reinstatement of the Riverside Inmate Destination Endeavor program providing free transportation home to inmates released late from the Southwest Detention Center jail. Following a discussion on the effect of the recent discontinuance of the program on the criminal activity Murrieta’s French Valley area, led by Third District […]

Murrieta police chief reports 2015 property crimes up, violent crimes same or decreased

Murrieta’s property crimes showed an increase while violent crimes decreased or stayed the same in the city’s 2014-2015 crime statistics report presented to the Murrieta City Council by Murrieta Police Department Chief Sean Hadden. “Unfortunately we had a crime increase in the city,” the chief said at the Tuesday, Sept. 1 city council meeting. Hadden, […]