Compensation for county officials released

RIVERSIDE – The top 10 highest paid officials in Riverside County government last year were mainly in healthcare, though several county executives also made the list, according to data published Tuesday by the California State Controller’s Office. State Controller Betty Yee released the 2016 “Government Compensation in California” report to show how taxpayer funds were […]

Ralls wins Best of Division in San Diego County Fair’s baked goods contest

Joe Naiman jnaiman@reedermedia.com Robin Ralls won Best of Division honors in the Quick Breads and Pastries division of the San Diego County Fair’s Baked and Decorated Food and Candy competition. The cranberry orange cream cheese loaf with toasted pecans also earned the Lake Elsinore resident first place in the division’s Fruit, With or Without Nuts […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Man charged with attempted murder after non-fatal stabbing

LAKE ELSINORE: Man charged with attempted murder after non-fatal stabbing

LAKE ELSINORE — One man was hospitalized and another was arrested after a stabbing incident Thursday, June 22. The stabbing happened in the 2700 block of Golden Court, southwest of Grand Avenue and east of the Ortega Highway, in Lake Elsinore. After an investigation, that included the service of a search warrant at the residence where the stabbing […]

Heat wave continues; temperatures may drop by middle of next week

RIVERSIDE – Scorching heat is expected again today in Riverside County as the summer season officially gets underway. On Tuesday, the heat wave baking Southern California pushed the mercury to 122 degrees in Thermal, breaking a year-old record, according to the National Weather Service. Palm Springs also reached 122 degrees, tying the city’s record high […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Charges to be filed in liquor store robberies

LAKE ELSINORE – Felony charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against 18- and 20-year-olds suspected in back-to-back robberies targeting liquor stores in Lake Elsinore. Cory Joseph Hopp, 18, and Matthew Gilbert Rochin, 20, both of Lake Elsinore, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. Rochin was additionally arrested for alleged assault with […]

 Wildfire Blackens Hillside near Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE – A wildfire erupted today on a hillside just west of Lake Elsinore, scorching about three acres before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. near Fairview and Orange streets, just east of the Ortega (74) Highway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.   With […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE — Fire and law enforcement officials are responding to reports of a vegetation fire, reportedly seen moving up the mountain from the bottom of the hill, off the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore. The wild-land fire was first reported to California Highway Patrol just after 3 p.m., triggering numerous agencies responses to the […]