Christmas tree fire destroys home in Menifee

An electrical fire that ignited a dry Christmas tree is blamed for destroying a family’s home and sending a 3-year-old boy to the hospital in critical condition last Saturday night. According to a report from the Riverside County Fire Department, the fire broke out about 9 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the 31800 block of […]

From the police blotter: Mountain Fire cause determined

Fire investigators for the California Department of Forestry and the Riverside County Fire Department have determined the cause of the Mountain Fire, which started on Oct. 26, 2003, and burned about 10,330 acres in the unincorporated community of Sage, just east of Temecula. Fire investigators have determined that the origin of the fire was located […]

Interstate-15 crash victim succumbs to injuries

Despite the heroic efforts of witnesses pulling 18-year-old Philip Hartman from his burning car after a crash on Interstate-15 last Friday, he died of his injuries later in the day. Sal Bustos, 45, of Menifee, who witnessed the crash, ran up to Hartman’s vehicle and attempted to open the passenger side door of the flaming […]

Elsinore teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A clenched-jawed Devore Wolsey faced the wall while being shackled in the courtroom on Monday, where he pled not guilty to 15 counts of child pornography and waited for his bond of $2,500 to be paid so that he could be released. Wolsey’s attorney, John Pozza, told Commissioner Jim Bishop that his client’s bond person […]

Second graders tops in canned food drive

There was a celebration in Mr. Hoekstra’s second grade classroom at Axvat Elementary School on Friday, December 17, and with good reason. Out of all the other classes in the school, Mr. Hoekstra’s collected the most cans for the canned food drive, claiming 590 cans out of the 6,000 collected by the whole school. “We […]

Holiday Lights Tour dazzles riders

As the charter bus gunned its engine and rolled out of the Temecula Community and Recreation Center, applause and holiday cheer erupted from the passengers. The tour provided a wonderful trip to the top winners’ decorated homes, raffle prizes and even a stop at the Temecula North Pole. For many passengers, it was their first […]

‘Finally Fit’ author to be heard on New Jersey radio show

Local author, personal trainer, fitness instructor and life coach Lorraine Bosse’-Smith has been selected by WIBG radio in New Jersey to be their fitness correspondent.“WIBG radio, located in New Jersey, listeners range from Philly, Maryland and New York City,” says Nancy Manno, station host. “Health is an important issue to our audience and we were […]

New Associate joins Temecula law firm

Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz is pleased to announce that Shirley Yamarino has joined the firm’s Temecula office as an associate.Yamarino focuses her practice on litigating construction defect actions on behalf of subcontractors. She is also experienced in the representation of governmental entities, including Inland Empire counties and school districts, as well as in personal […]

The gift of healthy activity

As you make your holiday gift list and consider choices for young children, it’s easy to be tempted to pick toys that may be hot new items but unfortunately keep kids on the couch, which you know is not the healthiest choice for them.There are opportunities to choose toys that carry a healthier message for […]

Surviving the holidays without sabotaging your weight

Each year millions of people look forward to sitting down at the table with loved ones for a special holiday meal. Woven into the nostalgia of the holidays are those favorite dishes that evoke memories of childhood and family togetherness but also bring along the guilt and weight of extra calories and excessive portions. Palma […]