Below freezing temperatures possible in Inland Empire

TEMECULA  – Below-freezing temperatures could blanket the Inland Empire starting Friday night, as a cold air mass moves through the region, the National Weather Service reported today. A freeze watch will be in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning, with temperatures possibly ranging from 28 to 32 degrees in the eastern and central portions of the Inland […]

TEMECULA: Thanksgiving weekend crackdown begins today

Motorists heading out to join friends and family or have other sorts of fun during the Thanksgiving weekend need to remember to drive sober and safely – or there could be consequences, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Red Flag Warning issued for Inland Empire

RIVERSIDE  – A red flag warning has been issued for Riverside County today, warning of gusty winds and low humidity in the region, potentially contributing to fire conditions through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was issued at 10 a.m. and will be in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa Ana winds will pick up […]

Riverside County public safety agencies reportedly under-funded by $44 million

RIVERSIDE  – Riverside County’s public safety agencies are collectively under-funded by $44 million or more and will likely require financial infusions to offset their deficits by the start of the next fiscal year, according to a report to be reviewed tomorrow by the Board of Supervisors. The Executive Office will present its first-quarter 2015-16 analysis during the board’s policy agenda […]

Gusty winds expected to continue through mid-morning

RIVERSIDE  – Gusty winds blew across parts of Riverside County today and was expected to continue through mid-morning as a trough of low pressure sweeps through the region. A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning is scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour […]

UC Riverside received record amount of federal grant funding

RIVERSIDE  – The University of California, Riverside has received a record amount of federal grant funding to support numerous research projects, the university announced today. UCR received $97 million in federal grants during the 2014-15 fiscal year, a UCR record and about $19 million more than the school received in 2013-14. Grant funding helped back research projects associated […]

Council seats in play in Menifee, Norco, Perris

RIVERSIDE  – Voters in three western Riverside County locations today will choose whom they want to represent them on their local governing bodies. In Menifee, residents will determine who fills the Third District seat left vacant following the May death of Councilman Wally Edgerton, who was among the first council members to win a seat at the same time […]