City of Temecula and Southwest Riverside Autism Task Force receive support and recognition from Sesame Workshop

TEMECULA – In March 2017, on behalf of the Southwest Riverside Autism Task Force, Temecula City Council member Mike Naggar recognized the nonprofit Sesame Workshop for promoting autism awareness through the introduction of Julia, a Muppet with autism. Julia debuted on Sesame Street as part of the show’s nationwide campaign to “See Amazing in All […]

 Five displaced by Temecula Fire

TEMECULA – Firefighters today, Aug. 19, extinguished a fire that burned two homes and displaced five people. The fire broke out shortly before midnight Friday in the 46000 block of Pinon Pine Way, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Initially, the fire burned in the garage and second story of a single-family […]

Scam artists try to dupe residents into paying ransoms

TEMECULA – Riverside County residents are being targeted by scam artists claiming to have abducted their loved ones and demanding money for their release, a sheriff’s sergeant said today, Aug. 18. Sgt. Russell Hilton said suspects most recently tried working the ransom scheme in Temecula, but residents countywide should be alert to the fraudulent activity. According to Hilton, […]

Probationer who killed man during shootout sentenced

  MURRIETA – A probationer who fatally shot a man during a gunfight with another man just west of Temecula was sentenced today, Aug. 18, to 23 years, four months in state prison. Agustin Contreras Cruz, 49, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder, with sentence-enhancing gun use allegations, for the 2016 death of 42-year-old Pedro […]

Positions are available with the Temecula Public/Traffic Safety Commission and Community Services Commission

TEMECULA – The Temecula City Council invites interested residents to apply for two positions on the Public/Traffic Safety Commission. The positions are for full three-year terms through Oct. 10, 2020. The Temecula City Council also invites interested residents to apply for one position on the Community Services Commission. The position is for a full three-year […]

Capt. Lisa McConnell appointed Temecula police chief

Capt. Lisa McConnell appointed Temecula police chief

TEMECULA – City Manager Aaron Adams announced that Lt. Lisa McConnell, a 26-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has been promoted to sheriff’s captain and appointed as the new Temecula chief of police effective Aug. 1. McConnell is succeeding former Police Chief Jeff Kubel, who served as Temecula since August 2013 and was recently […]

TEMECULA: County waste department seeks outreach volunteers

TEMECULA: County waste department seeks outreach volunteers

TEMECULA – Are you interested in helping the environment?  Do you like to compost or recycle?  Become an Outreach Volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and help the earth by helping others become better recyclers and composters. Outreach Volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting with the public, answering questions on […]

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