300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.  All Temecula Valley Unified School District schools will also be closed Friday because of air quality concerns. “A decision has been made to close all TVUSD schools tomorrow,” a district statment says. “The closure pertains to all TVUSD employees and department staff as well.  After consultation with Temecula Fire regarding […]

Lake Elsinore City Council holds first public hearing for election transition

Lake Elsinore City Council conducted the first of four public hearings regarding the proposed transition from at-large to by district elections Tuesday, Nov. 28. The goal of the hearing was to receive public comments and input regarding the formation of new voting districts. The city was forced to consider the move after receiving a letter […]

Tired of traffic on the 15 Freeway? City leaders hope to fix that

Tired of traffic on the 15 Freeway? City leaders hope to fix that

Bumper-to-bumper traffic that regularly afflicts a portion of the 15 Freeway in the Temecula Valley can be a major cause of frustration to commuters, but city leaders fear traffic issues will impact more than just people’s nerves. Temecula City Councilmember Mike Naggar said heavy traffic could impede the growth of Southwest Riverside County’s tourism economy, […]

Las Vegas man injured in I-15 rollover crash in Lake Elsinore

Las Vegas man injured in I-15 rollover crash in Lake Elsinore

UPDATE: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:03 p.m.  A 49-year-old Las Vegas man suffered minor injuries Wednesday, Dec. 6, when he veered off the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore and rolled his SUV over, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The man was driving in the far right lane of the freeway about 70 mph when for […]

Riverside County structure named for longtime supervisor

Board of Supervisors Chairman John Tavaglione received the “biggest honor” of his life today when his four colleagues voted to name the five-story annex situated within the County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside in his name. “I love this county,” Tavaglione said, choking back tears. “This is amazing, the biggest honor of my life. You […]

‘Naughty vs. Nice’ Roller Derby comes to town; Wine Town Rollers invite all to be jolly

‘Naughty vs. Nice’ Roller Derby comes to town; Wine Town Rollers invite all to be jolly

Temecula Valley’s first roller derby league, will be hosting a ‘Naughty vs. Nice’ roller derby bout Saturday, December 9th at Margarita Community Park in Temecula (29119 Margarita Rd., Temecula, 92591). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with WTR’s Whine Makers battling against the Resurrection Roller girls at 6 p.m. and the title bout featuring Team Naughty […]