Unemployment rate drops to a record low in Murrieta

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 adopts changes to its user fee schedule

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 […]

City of Murrieta hires new development services director

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 […]

Felon who molested, threatened runaways sentenced

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 […]

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