Perris man arrested for sexual assault

A Perris man was arrested on suspicion of having sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend and for assaulting her 9-year-old son, who came to his mother’s aid. The boy ran to a neighbor’s house and called police. Taken into custody was Alejandro Radilla, 30, of Perris, who was booked into the Southwest Detention Center. Deputies from Lake […]

Temecula man arrested for wife’s murder

A Temecula man was arrested on suspicion of murder after his wife went missing a few hours after she’d had him arrested for spousal abuse. Philip C. Rivers, 45, was placed into custody after Temecula police found numerous signs of a severe struggle inside the couple’s home in the 32000 block of Vail Creek Drive. […]

Clean-up after storms begins

The sun came out Wednesday morning, helping to dry up the residue of the storm that dropped 4.06 inches of rain between January 7 and 11 on the Temecula Valley. During the height of the deluge last Sunday night, the city of Temecula conducted a limited activation of ITS Emergency Operation Center at Fire Station […]

Storm wreaks havoc in Wildomar

Residents along Bundy Canyon Road in Wildomar woke up last Wednesday morning to find the street filled with downed telephone poles, exploded transformers and live powerlines. A slow-moving storm from the Gulf of Alaska pounded the southwest Inland Empire with heavy rains, flooding and winds up to 60 mph. Wildomar residents Judy Heffernan and Kurt […]

Bloodmobile to visit Temecula

The San Diego Blood Bank will accept donations at an open-to-the-public blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the parking lot of Pat & Oscar’s, 29375 Rancho California Road, Temecula. All donors at this drive will receive a Pat & Oscar’s gift certificate, a voucher for a whale watching trip for […]

Together in our Valley meeting

Together in Our Valley (formerly Not in Our Valley) will hold its fifth meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Murrieta Methodist Church, located at the corner of Kalmia and Adams. Based on the successful “Not in Our Town” movement originating in Billings, Montana, and described on two PBS documentaries (more […]

New Celtic Church takes lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh

The Celtic Christian Church of the Oaks begins its new ministry in the Temecula Valley at 11 a.m., Jan. 8, with a Celtic communion service at 11 a.m. Saturday mornings, which will usually be preceded by an adult education program at 10 a.m. The first six-week course, “The Pooh Experience,” begins on Jan. 15 and […]

Local fitness expert to give tips on how to reduce stress

Stress management expert and local author Lorraine Bosse’- Smith will be autographing books and sharing with customers how to make life less stressful and more healthful from noon to 2 p.m., Jan 21, at the Coffee Store, 40575 California Oaks, Suite D-10, in the Ralph’s shopping center. “Watch the news on any given night and […]

New Year’s resolution: dropping those extra pounds you gained during the holiday

Since the holiday season is filled with delectable foods, sweets and eggnog at every turn, it’s no wonder people are having a difficult time fitting into their clothes after the new year. “For holiday weight gain, it usually starts at Thanksgiving,” said Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Joyce Berenson. She said over the holidays, […]

Two shot over prank

A dispute over the prank of “toilet papering” resulted in the shooting of two people and the arrest of a Lake Elsinore man. Aubrey Dashielle Weldon, 34, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Victims Daniel Alvarado, 25, and Robert Limon, 26, were taken to Inland Valley Regional Hospital for their injuries. Alvarado was listed […]