Felon who molested, threatened runaways sentenced

MURRIETA – A felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Randy John Morasch, 55, was convicted […]

Applicants sought for county archives commission

FRENCH VALLEY – Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington is seeking residents interested in serving on the County Archives Commission. County Archives Commission members will advise and make recommendations to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors concerning the development of the county archives and the preservation of county historical records, documents and objects. There […]

Eighth annual Taste of Temecula Valley looks for sponsors

The eight annual Taste of Temecula Valley is inviting local businesses to sign up for a booth at this year’s two-day event, April 27-28, as all proceeds go to support local Temecula students and educational opportunities in the arts, music, sciences and performing arts. Taste of Temecula Valley features live musical entertainment, activities for all […]

Planning commission approves apartments for Rancho California Road

Planning commission approves apartments for Rancho California Road

A 160-unit apartment complex received high praise from members of the Temecula Planning Commission before it was unanimously approved Wednesday, Jan. 3. “I’ve seen the worst, and I’ve seen the best, this is right up there with the best,” Commissioner John Telesio said of the project, which will be constructed on a currently vacant parcel […]

CIF Southern Section Ford Top 16 Polls for local winter high school sports programs

CIF Southern Section Ford Top 16 Polls for local winter high school sports programs

The winter sports season is in full swing and the Southern Section offices of the California Interscholastic Federation just released the updated rankings for boys’ Basketball, girls’ basketball, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and girls’ water polo. Local area teams that have cracked the rankings as of Jan. 8 are listed below. Boys’ Basketball OPEN DIVISION […]

Fire erupts in Hemet mobile home

A fire broke out this afternoon in a Hemet mobile home, seriously damaging the structure before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported about 3:35 p.m. at 881 W. Johnston Ave., near San Francisco Drive, according to the Hemet Fire Department. Crews reached the doublewide trailer less than five minutes later and […]

SAN JACINTO: 4 arrested in connection with fatal Ramona Expressway shooting

SAN JACINTO: 4 arrested in connection with fatal Ramona Expressway shooting

Four young adults were in custody today on suspicion of fatally shooting a man and a woman in San Jacinto. Authorities developed information about the identities of the suspects involved in the Jan. 3 slayings of 19-year-old Lauren Lopez and 22-year-old Patrick Powell and made the arrests Tuesday following a pair of search warrants served […]