SAN JACINTO: Fire contained near Ramona Expressway

SAN JACINTO – A brush fire broke out this afternoon along a four-lane corridor just north of San Jacinto, blackening about an acre before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported at 3 p.m. in the area of Warren Road and Ramona Expressway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Multiple engine […]

Heat wave continues; temperatures may drop by middle of next week

RIVERSIDE – Scorching heat is expected again today in Riverside County as the summer season officially gets underway. On Tuesday, the heat wave baking Southern California pushed the mercury to 122 degrees in Thermal, breaking a year-old record, according to the National Weather Service. Palm Springs also reached 122 degrees, tying the city’s record high […]

Three women from 2 different area Stater Bros. allege manager sexually harassed them

Three women from 2 different area Stater Bros. allege manager sexually harassed them

Three Hemet-area women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment involving a Stater Bros. store manager and two of the grocery chain’s area locations. One of the stores is in Hemet on W. Florida and N. Sanderson Avenues and the other is in San Jacinto on S. San Jacinto and W. Esplanade Avenues. Court […]

SAN JACINTO: Hate crime on quiet cul-de-sac shocks victims, neighbors

SAN JACINTO: Hate crime on quiet cul-de-sac shocks victims, neighbors

SAN JACINTO — Sheriff’s officials are investigating an early-morning, hate crime-related vandalism after a woman awoke to find two vehicles spray painted with hate-related messages and symbols. The vandalism happened at a private residence June 15, on the 810 block of Horizon Court in San Jacinto. The residence is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in […]

Interest group aims to educate Riverside County residents on airbag recall

RIVERSIDE – A coalition of politicians, police and community activists today urged Riverside County residents to check whether their vehicles’ airbags are under a nationwide recall that was implemented following several deadly deployments, including one involving a Corona woman. “As a lifelong resident of Riverside County, and in my capacity as a city council member, […]

SAN JACINTO: Two to be arraigned in April killing

BANNING – An ex-con and another man accused of gunning down a San Jacinto woman are slated to be arraigned Monday in Banning. Traevon Denae Stewart, 40, and Michael Wayne Bird, 63, both of Banning, are accused in the April shooting death of 40-year-old Latoya Calhoun. Stewart is charged with murder, two counts of making […]

A Pawsability 4 Veterans opens service dog training center

A Pawsability 4 Veterans opens service dog training center

It is often said, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” This is particularly found true for many returning wounded American military veterans who have experienced terrifying physical and mental trauma in combat or in service to the nation. Sandy Dee, a U.S. Army, medically retired, veteran, from Hemet is one of those who have seen what […]

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