Murrieta Fire and Rescue graduates 5 new probationary firefighters

Murrieta Fire and Rescue graduates 5 new probationary firefighters

MURRIETA – Murrieta Fire and Rescue celebrated the graduation of five new probationary firefighters Aug. 3. All five come to Murrieta from outside fire agencies – four from elsewhere in Southern California and one from Arizona. The new recruits are Bradley Aarts of Lake Havasu City Fire Department; Mathew Diiullo of Cal Fire Riverside; Brandon […]

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta Police Department has begun exploring the use of police body cameras, falling in step with nearly a third of law enforcement agencies across the country. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 32 percent of U.S. police agencies were using body cameras in 2013. The department received five GoPro test units, July 6, Murrieta […]

Western Municipal Water District considers spinning off part of Murrieta’s water service area

Western Municipal Water District considers spinning off part of Murrieta’s water service area

Western Municipal Water District held an informational meeting at the Murrieta Community Center Wednesday, July 26, on a proposal to split off its Murrieta customers to a different water district. The agency has begun studying proposals to spin off its Murrieta section, which was previously the Murrieta County Water District until Western Municipal Water District […]

District Attorney’s Summer Youth Academy comes to Murrieta

RIVERSIDE – The District Attorney’s Law and Leadership Summer Youth Academy for incoming eighth and ninth grade students will be held for the first time at the Murrieta office, Monday, Aug. 7. This year marks the second summer for the program in Riverside. The weeklong Law and Leadership Summer Youth Academy is a free event. […]

Summers sworn in as Murrieta city manager

Summers sworn in as Murrieta city manager

Kim Summers was sworn in as Murrieta’s new city manager at the city council meeting, July 18. It was her first council meeting since taking on her new position, though she has been working as city manager since the beginning of July. Summers was sworn in by county Supervisor Chuck Washington, who is a former […]

MURRIETA: Accused marijuana dealer pleads guilty

MURRIETA – A probationer caught selling marijuana out of his Murrieta home pleaded guilty today to possession of drugs for sale and was immediately sentenced to three years probation. Joshua Scott Richardson, 26, admitted the misdemeanor count just as his case was proceeding to trial at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. In addition to […]

Murrieta votes to implement city council districts

Murrieta votes to implement city council districts

The Murrieta City Council approved a switch to district council elections, July 18. The council voted 3 to 1 to approve the measure, with Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Ingram dissenting and Councilman Randon Lane absent due to surgery. “I appreciate the amount of effort you’ve put forth on this,” Ingram said to the attorney and […]