Man suspected of molesting boy in library bathroom

TEMECULA – Police today, March 10, announced the arrest of a 20-year-old Temecula man suspected of molesting a teenage boy in a public library. Garrett Christian Gooch was taken into custody Wednesday, March 8, following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation into the alleged Feb. 4 assault. Gooch was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta […]

Estimated 30,000 ‘Revved up’ spectators enjoy the 2017 Temecula Rod Run

Estimated 30,000 ‘Revved up’ spectators enjoy the 2017 Temecula Rod Run

The weather was warm. The cars were polished and shined. The bands and orchestras were playing. It was a perfect day for the 30,000 families, children in hand, classic car drivers and even for the pet dogs that strolled the streets of Old Town Temecula March 4, for the 29th Temecula Rod Run. Every year […]

Temecula resident pleads not guilty to child-sex related charges

Temecula resident pleads not guilty to child-sex related charges

TEMECULA – A Temecula resident pleaded not guilty at his March 3 arraignment to possession of child pornography and committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old. He also denied the enhancement of possessing sexual images of a minor under 12-years-old. The alleged suspect, identified as Sky Jesus Barrera, 30, of Temecula, was arrested […]

TVUSD faces $14.3 million in budget shortfalls

TVUSD faces $14.3 million in budget shortfalls

Stephanie Lai and Paisley Trent valleystaff@reedermedia.com Temecula Valley Unified School District released a budget update in January forewarning that the district is heading toward a budget deficit of $14.3 million in two years. First confirmed at the Dec. 13, Board Meeting and based on the first interim budget report, the district will need to cut […]

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]

TEMECULA: Stolen vehicle leads to arrest

TEMECULA: Stolen vehicle leads to arrest

TEMECULA – Deputies arrested a man accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and being under the influence of a controlled substance Tuesday, March 7. The alleged suspect was arrested near the 28900 block of Rancho California Road in Temecula. After an investigation, authorities identified the man as Franky Robert Mendez, 19, of Los […]

Meet the 3rd batch of reality stars attending Reality Rally 2017

Meet the 3rd batch of reality stars attending Reality Rally 2017

To show our support for Reality Rally 2017, Valley News will be sharing the local event’s list of confirmed reality stars throughout the upcoming weeks! You can still donate directly to the charity below, which will benefit Temecula’s non-profit breast cancer resource center, Michelle’s Place. See the full list of reality stars attending the event […]

Meet the next 10 reality stars attending Reality Rally 2017

Meet the next 10 reality stars attending Reality Rally 2017

To show our support for Reality Rally 2017, Valley News will be sharing the local event’s list of confirmed reality stars throughout the upcoming weeks! You can still donate directly to the charity below, which will benefit Temecula’s non-profit breast cancer resource center, Michelle’s Place. See the full list of reality stars attending the event […]

Local war hero’s sacrifice being honored through solar power

Local war hero’s sacrifice being honored through solar power

TEMECULA – Temecula’s war hero, Cpl. Juan Dominguez, is being honored for his sacrifices serving in the Marines by being given a free solar power system. Regionally headquartered company, Sullivan Solar Power, is donating the solar power system, which will save Dominguez and his family $132,226 on electricity costs over the next 20 years. While […]