300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.  All Temecula Valley Unified School District schools will also be closed Friday because of air quality concerns. “A decision has been made to close all TVUSD schools tomorrow,” a district statment says. “The closure pertains to all TVUSD employees and department staff as well.  After consultation with Temecula Fire regarding […]

Murrieta economy stable as growth continues

Murrieta economy stable as growth continues

Murrieta while nearing buildout continues to show growth in housing, drops in the crime rate, more emphasis on technical education in its schools, expanded health care opportunities and rising business license applications, according to the report given by panelists at the Nov. 15 Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook breakfast. The yearly economic outlook, sponsored […]

Community forum looks at comprehensive approach to homelessness

Community forum looks at comprehensive approach to homelessness

Roughly 200 people gathered at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Nov. 13 for a panel on homelessness that included city officials, law enforcement officers and religious leaders. The event, moderated by Rancho Community Church pastor Scott Treadway, gave officials a chance to talk about the homeless situation in Southwest Riverside County and what they […]

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Murrieta police arrested two women Thursday, Nov. 16 after an Irvine woman reported that her information was being used to open bank accounts, credit cards and purchases in Murrieta. Jaquelyn Gutierrez, 24, and her acquaintance Lauren Danae Colyott, 34, were both contacted at the Southwest Justice Center and arrested. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of […]

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Murrieta police officers on Friday, Nov. 17, arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of operating an illegal marijuana grow inside a home, and stealing electricity to do it. Huu Thanh Tran was arrested on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation; possessing, selling or transporting marijuana; not paying for utilities and grand theft, according to online jail records. […]

Menifee announces hiring of new city manager

Menifee announces hiring of new city manager

The city of Menifee on Thursday, Nov. 16, announced that it will be bringing on a new city manager next month. The Menifee City Council unanimously selected Armando G. Villa to fill that role starting Dec 18. Villa will be replacing interim City Manager Ronald Bradley, according to a Menifee news release. Villa currently works […]

Kaiser Permanente celebrates new Murrieta medical building with ribbon cutting

Members of the community gathered together Thursday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the completion of a brand-new Kaiser Permanente medical office building with a ribbon cutting. City officials, chamber of commerce members and Kaiser Permanente staff gathered together to celebrate the roughly 82,000 square foot building, which was opened for business Nov. 7. The high-tech new […]

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