Strong Thursday winds diminish Christmas Day, will return Saturday

RIVERSIDE – Strong winds and light rain that blew through the county overnight diminished today, though gusty conditions were expected to return this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts reported overnight reached as high as 59 miles per hour in Edom Hill, below the San Gorgonio Pass. However, the winds died down Christmas morning and will […]

Young boy continues Christmas tradition — donating all his presents to other children

Young boy continues Christmas tradition — donating all his presents to other children

For the past four years, 13-year-old Bryce Ertell, a young man with a huge heart, has been doing something almost unthinkable for someone his age; he’s been giving away all his Christmas presents to other children. For the last three years, Bryce has donated all his gifts to children at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Children […]

Fire Battalion Chief injured in Menifee collision

MENIFEE  – A Riverside County Fire Department battalion chief was injured today when his emergency vehicle was broadsided at a Menifee intersection. The fireman, a 62-year-old Menifee resident whose name was withheld, was en route to a call in his marked 2008 Ford F-250 pickup truck when the 9:25 a.m. collision occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP […]

MENIFEE: One dies following single vehicle accident on I-215

MENIFEE – A, a 59-year-old Perris resident was killed in a rollover traffic collision when his vehicle left the I-215 and smashed over the freeway’s sound wall and into a utility pole adjacent to the freeway on Dec. 16. At about 11:20 p.m., Riverside County Sheriff deputies, officers from California Highway Patrol and emergency first […]

Report: More people employed in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE  – With job gains in all but a few sectors of the regional economy, Riverside County’s unemployment rate dropped last month, state officials said today. The unemployment rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 6.2 percent, compared to 6.5 percent in October, according to the California Employment Development Department. The rate was also 1.5 percentage points lower […]

Animal Services director seeks increase in fees for services

RIVERSIDE  – The Board of Supervisors Tuesday scheduled a Jan. 5 public hearing to consider the Riverside County Department of Animal Services’ request to hike fees for dog licenses and other services, as well as establish new charges for sheltering and euthanizing pets. Animal services Director Rob Miller told the board that the agency had not sought fee adjustments since […]

Menifee wins Inland Empire PRSA Award

MENIFEE – The City of Menifee was recently awarded a Public Relations Society of America Capella award in the brochure category from the professional association’s Inland Empire chapter. The winning entry was the “Menifee Moving—Improving Menifee’s Infrastructure and Traffic Circulation” brochure produced in May 2015. According to the association’s website, the award “recognize(s) public relations […]

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