Temecula checkpoint results in 16 arrests

TEMECULA – Sixteen people were arrested during a driver’s license and sobriety checkpoint in Temecula, a sheriff’s sergeant said today, Sunday, Jan. 28. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted the checkpoint between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. this morning at Ynez Road and Dlr Drive, said Sgt. William Pratt. Of the 1389 drivers who […]

One dead, one injured in crash west of Temecula

TEMECULA – One person was killed when a Jeep went over an embankment and fell 100 feet in an unincorporated area west of Temecula. The crash was reported at 8:36 a.m. on Camino Estribo near Camino Porto, where the road sits on the ledge of a hill, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire […]

Team Home Depot helps Rancho Damacitas with home refurbishing

Team Home Depot helps Rancho Damacitas with home refurbishing

Temecula’s Rancho Damacitas, the site of the nonprofit organization’s newest project for abused and neglected mothers and their children, received a “hands at work,” effort by members of Team Home Depot who have refurbished two of the four older six-bedroom homes at the ranch in the past two months. Rancho Damacitas with its history of […]

Official Temecula app launched

TEMECULA – Temecula residents will now have news, events, information and services in the palm of their hands with the new city of Temecula app. The city of Temecula app is designed to enhance citizen engagement by streamlining access to city information. Within the app, residents can find information regarding city parks and facilities, contact […]

Environmental groups sue following city’s finalization of Altair approval

Environmental groups sue following city’s finalization of Altair approval

Conservation groups sued the city of Temecula last week after the city council approved a high density mixed use development for the foothills west of Old Town. The suit, filed in Riverside County Superior Court, argues that the 1,750-unit Altair project would endanger the local mountain lion population by disrupting important wildlife corridors. It was […]

Changes could be coming to Roripaugh Ranch land

A different mix of housing, sports park enhancements and other changes could be coming the Roripaugh Ranch land still slated for development if the Temecula City Council approves a series of amendments in late January. If amendments to the Roripaugh Ranch Specific Plan, which guides what can be built in the development and where, are […]

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 […]