Murrieta, Temecula schools to be closed Friday because of air quality concerns

Murrieta, Temecula schools to be closed Friday because of air quality concerns

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District and Temecula Valley Unified School District will be closing all of their respective schools Friday, Dec. 8, because of smoke from the 300-acre Liberty fire. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory saying northeast winds are expected to continue through at least Friday morning […]

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 […]