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, […]

Murrieta’s high school leaders present joint ALS fundraiser plan to school board

Murrieta’s high school leaders present joint ALS fundraiser plan to school board

  Five top student leaders from the three Murrieta high schools presented the Murrieta Valley Unified School District School Board a bold plan to raise money to help victims of ALS disease, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The students, Murrieta Valley High School ASB President Dakota Brubaker, Vista Murrieta High School ASB President Wanny […]

RCWD Board studies future Vail Lake recreation uses

Optional future recreational uses of the 7,000 acres surrounding Vail Lake, including the Vail Lake Resort, are now under study by the seven-member Rancho California Water District Board of Directors. Andrew Webster, chief engineer for the district, presented a 251-page detailed report to the board on Tuesday, Aug. 25 regarding the possible future uses for […]

Metal sculptor Breceda wins 90-day eviction extension

Riverside Superior Court granted a 90-day eviction extension to metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda who’s being forced to move his studio from the Vail Lake Resort. Breceda has occupied his studio and grounds at the Vail Lake resort since 2011 and was ordered by owners of the property, the Rancho California Water District, to vacate the […]

Valley officials attend Lake Elsinore’s Pins ‘n Pockets ribbon cutting

Valley officials attend Lake Elsinore’s Pins ‘n Pockets ribbon cutting

City officials and dignitaries from the communities surrounding Lake Elsinore attended the official joint Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the newly refurbished 86,000 square foot Pins ‘n Pockets entertainment center on Thursday night, Aug. 27. The center opened to the public on Aug. 29. Pins ‘n Pockets, at 32250 Mission Trail in Lake Elsinore, […]

Murrieta’s PONY League brings home World Series Championship, recognized by City Council

Murrieta’s PONY League brings home World Series Championship, recognized by City Council

Murrieta’s Bronco PONY League World Series team was honored with certificates and applause by the City Council and those attending the Murrieta City Council meeting on Aug. 18. The smiling young members of the city’s Bronco 11U PONY League team and coaches, triumphant with a World Series victory over two other top ranked international teams […]

Murrieta eyes first roundabout intersection

Murrieta city engineers stepped away from traditional thinking on signaled road intersections presenting the Murrieta City Council with the idea of creating the city’s first roundabout intersection at Whitewood and Jackson avenues. City councilmen questioned the speed of the new conceptual street alignment plan for Whitewood Avenue near Interstate 215 presented by the city engineering […]

Metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda faces Vail Lake Sculpture Garden eviction

Metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda faces Vail Lake Sculpture Garden eviction

Renowned metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda, creator of the life-sized metal horses seen jumping over the hills above Highway 79 in Temecula, has been ordered to leave his sculpture garden at the Vail Lake Resort by the Rancho California Water District. Breceda, who has operated his sculpture garden at the resort for the past three and […]

MVUSD Board hears governor’s water use mandate, says is ‘impossible to meet’

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent mandate that urban areas must reduce their potable water usage by 25 percent from 2013’s level was called, “difficult, if not impossible to meet,” by Murrieta Valley Unified School District’s Assistant Superintendent Facilities/Operational Services Bill Olien. Olien gave his report on the district’s efforts to meet state mandated water usage […]