WILDOMAR FIRE: Containment now up to 90 percent

WILDOMAR FIRE: Containment now up to 90 percent

UPDATE: Oct. 29, 9:48 a.m. Firefighters strengthened containment lines overnight on an 850-acre fire that broke out in the Cleveland National Forest a few miles southwest of Wildomar, increasing the containment level to 90 percent today as cooler temperatures set in. Full containment of the fire is expected by Monday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. UPDATE: Oct. 28, […]

Murrieta council gives grant money to 7 local nonprofits

Murrieta City Council voted during its Oct. 17 meeting to allocate grant money to seven nonprofit organizations in the area. The city had $43,000 to give to local organizations—despite receiving requests totaling $126,000 from 11 separate organizations. “This is the hardest thing that your council gets to do,” Murrieta Mayor Rick Gibbs said during the […]

Dream, believe and achieve with the ‘Queen Making Experience’

Shelby Cokeley Special to Valley News A “Queen Making Experience” empowering women, was held at Europa Village Oct. 25. Celeste Ducharme set out to encourage and motivate the room full of women gathered for the event. Ducharme is co-author of the #1 Bestselling book Turn Possibilities into Realities. She shares her experiences and perseverance to […]

WILDOMAR FIRE: With blaze now at 700 acres, evacuations remain in place; some Murrieta schools are dismissing

WILDOMAR FIRE: With blaze now at 700 acres, evacuations remain in place; some Murrieta schools are dismissing

UPDATE: Oct. 27, 2:36 p.m. The blaze that was reported about 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness area, south of the Ortega (74) Highway and Main Divide Road was 15 percent contained and burning in a northeasterly direction as of 1 p.m., according to the U.S. Forest Service. No injuries have been […]

MURRIETA: Temecula woman accused of vehicle theft, bringing drugs into jail

MURRIETA: Temecula woman accused of vehicle theft, bringing drugs into jail

As Murrieta police were bringing an 18-year-old vehicle theft suspect into jail Monday, Oct. 23, they discovered the woman had come in with drugs, officials said. Manijeh Separ, of Temecula, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a vehicle known to be stolen, bringing a controlled substance into jail and for a narcotics-related warrant, according to […]

Condition of Murrieta boy at center of abuse case is improving, police spokesman says

Condition of Murrieta boy at center of abuse case is improving, police spokesman says

A 5-year-old Murrieta boy who authorities believe was tortured by his father and his father’s girlfriend to the point that he was comatose was starting to show some signs of improvement after months of medical care, a Murrieta Police Department spokesman confirmed. “His condition has improved,” Lt. Ron Driscoll said. “He’s no longer in the […]