Detainee found dead at Murrieta jail

MURRIETA – A detainee died while in custody at a Murrieta jail, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported today. Jail personnel found an unresponsive person at 7:20 p.m. Friday in a holding cell of the Southwest Detention Center, said Sgt. Wallace Clear of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Paramedics and jail medical staff responded, but the person was pronounced dead. […]

Doctor accused of assaulting patient charged

Doctor accused of assaulting patient charged

MURRIETA – An Escondido doctor accused of sexually assaulting a patient during surgery at a Temecula hospital was charged today with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts. John Francis McGuire of Carlsbad, 44, was arrested Wednesday morning and booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, where he’s being held in lieu of $3 million bail. McGuire is charged with […]

Ask the Orthodontist: Dr. Pesh speaks on life with braces

Ask the Orthodontist: Dr. Pesh speaks on life with braces

Dr. Shawn Pesh discusses life with braces . I’m 28-years-old and new to the area. My new job offers more face time with the public than I’ve ever had before. On my off days I like to work out at a local MMA gym. Thinking I’m ready to do something about my crooked smile. How will my day to day change if I choose clear braces over Invisalign?

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Morning news, traffic, weather report Aug. 21

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Morning news, traffic, weather report Aug. 21

It’s Friday, Aug. 21, and morning news headlines for Southwest Riverside County include the launch of Broadway musical Urinetown, produced and directed by Temecula’s Barn Stage Company. News from Murrieta shows prosecutors pondering the case of Carlsbad ENT doctor…

TEMECULA: Third grader is track and field competitor and shines in national spotlight

TEMECULA: Third grader is track and field competitor and shines in national spotlight

Isaiah Bright, a Temecula 3rd grader at Rancho Elementary School, is flourishing in the Temecula Rangers Track and Field club. Isaiah will compete at the USATF (USA track and field) Southern California Association Junior Olympics for the 800 meter, long jump and mini javelin, according to reports.

Anti-abuse organization S.A.F.E. holds meeting to discuss fundraising shop

Anti-domestic violence organization Safe Alternatives for Everyone held a meeting on July 29 to discuss the creation and challenges of funding a shop to raise money for itself. The meeting took place at 27470 Jefferson Ave. from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Development Coordinator Patti Drew stood in front of the podium and introduced President […]

Fine dining, golf, casino reasons Pechanga Resort & Casino named top casino in U.S.

Fine dining, golf, casino reasons Pechanga Resort & Casino named top casino in U.S.

Pechanga Resort & Casino began with a dream 20 years ago, blossomed with the 2002 opening of their current facility, with a major renovation underway for 2016. Now, this Temecula gem has bloomed into the favorite United States casino, according to a recent national USA Today 10 Best poll. “We are ecstatic about being voted […]

Blackbird Tavern for large groups, intimate dining in Old Town Temecula

Blackbird Tavern for large groups, intimate dining in Old Town Temecula

Blackbird Tavern, off 5th and Front streets in Old Town Temecula, welcomes all with rustic whimsy and amazing flavors. Founded in 2013, the barn-style building has charm to spare, in the self-described continual pub experiment. “We started out as a pub, but Blackbird Tavern has morphed into something unexpected,” owner Julian Nelson said. Blackbird Tavern […]

5th annual Taste of Temecula Valley draws crowds amid stormy weather

5th annual Taste of Temecula Valley draws crowds amid stormy weather

Despite overcast skies and storms bringing rain, the crowds flocked to Old Town Temecula for the fifth annual Taste of Temecula Valley, hosted by the Temecula Education Foundation. Thousands braved the chilly, wet weather not just sample local beer, wine, and restaurants but to offer support for the TEF in their mission to provide curriculum […]