MURRIETA – The unemployment rate in Murrieta is at its lowest in a decade according to a new report from the California Employment Development Department. New jobs in the hospitality, construction and health care industries are driving employment numbers up. The information in the report illustrates a bigger picture. California is charging toward full-employment and […]
Murrieta officials approved a deal that may bring the city its very own Costco location. The city council voted unanimously, Feb. 6, to reimburse the developer of a proposed retail center near Vista Murrieta High School for some of the cost of constructing an access road. Costco is currently in negotiations with the developer to […]
A 60-year-old man was struck and killed Tuesday, Jan. 31, as he attempted to cross an exit ramp after his car broke down along Interstate 215 in Murrieta.
The Murrieta City council approved some changes to its user fee schedule and delayed other increases until 2019 at its Jan. 16 city council meeting. As most municipalities do, the city charges for various permits and inspections to offset the cost of providing these services. A recent review of the city’s fee schedule determined that […]
Valley News Staff Dozens gathered at Town Square in Murrieta Sunday, Jan. 21, to share their memories and thoughts of Valley News’ own Paul Bandong, who died unexpectedly earlier this month. Visitors to the event passed around a candle and took turns telling stories about Bandong. Some had known him for years, while others had […]
MURRIETA – The City of Murrieta announced that after a nationwide search they have hired Jeffrey Kenneth Murphy as their new Development Services Director. “We are very pleased that Mr. Murphy will be joining our City team, he has extensive experience in all areas of Development Services as well as an impressive reputation for his […]
MURRIETA – A felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Randy John Morasch, 55, was convicted […]
The Riverside County coroner’s office has released the names of two people killed in a rollover crash on the Escondido (215) Freeway.
A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze in a double-wide manufactured home today in Murrieta.