Supervisors consider re-enforcing restrictions on pot

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors today will consider a measure re-enforcing the county’s prohibitions against mobile marijuana dispensaries — an action deemed necessary to counter the effects of a new state law that permits the transportation of legally grown pot on roads throughout California. Ordinance No. 928 was drafted by the Office of County Counsel and added to the Board […]

Water district alerts customers to more than $70k in unclaimed money

PERRIS – Hundreds of current and former customers of the Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District could be entitled to unclaimed money that the water district is slated to transfer to its general fund, officials said today. According to the EMWD, nearly $72,000 is waiting to be claimed. The funds have been accumulating over the last three years […]

CHip’s for kids

Each year the California Highway Patrol participates in the “CHiP’s for Kids” toy drive. CHiP’s for Kids started from humble beginnings 20 years ago in Los Angeles.  Back then, a small group of California Highway Patrol officers banded together and decided to help the less fortunate children living in the communities they served. This popular […]

Death sentence expected for man who murdered teen

MURRIETA  – A death sentence is expected to be handed down today for a convicted felon who fatally stabbed a Hemet boy after the youth refused to hand over his mobile phone. A Murrieta jury in August recommended that 23-year-old Francisco Roy Zavala receive capital punishment for the Jan. 14, 2013, slaying of 16-year-old Eric Ronald Sargeant Jr. […]

Below freezing temperatures possible in Inland Empire

TEMECULA  – Below-freezing temperatures could blanket the Inland Empire starting Friday night, as a cold air mass moves through the region, the National Weather Service reported today. A freeze watch will be in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning, with temperatures possibly ranging from 28 to 32 degrees in the eastern and central portions of the Inland […]

Head on crash leaves one dead, one arrested

HOMELAND  – A 26-year-old man was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision near Hemet that was triggered when the other driver’s vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic, the California Highway Patrol reported. David Preciado of Hemet died at a hospital less than an hour after the 7 a.m. crash on state Route 74, just east of Steinhoff Avenue, according to […]

TEMECULA: Thanksgiving weekend crackdown begins today

Motorists heading out to join friends and family or have other sorts of fun during the Thanksgiving weekend need to remember to drive sober and safely – or there could be consequences, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Red Flag Warning issued for Inland Empire

RIVERSIDE  – A red flag warning has been issued for Riverside County today, warning of gusty winds and low humidity in the region, potentially contributing to fire conditions through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was issued at 10 a.m. and will be in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa Ana winds will pick up […]

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