WILDOMAR: Overdue revenue bill approved by state assembly

Legislation to provide overdue revenue to four Riverside County cities was unanimously approved today by the state Assembly. READ: Bill to provide millions of dollars to Menifee and Wildomar still unsigned “I am looking forward to sending this bill to the governor and having him sign this long overdue measure of fairness and equity,” said Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside. […]

Supervisors to order Sheriff to fill ranks to combat crime

RIVERSIDE – A surge in criminal activity warrants putting more Riverside County sheriff’s deputies on the street, re-establishing staffing levels not achieved in more than five years, according to a proposal to be considered tomorrow by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors Marion Ashley and Chuck Washington – with the support of Sheriff Stan Sniff – will be asking the […]

Senate Approves Bill Co-Authored by Senator Patricia Bates to Ban Drones from Fire Zones

  SACRAMENTO – The State Senate today approved bipartisan legislation that Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) co-authored with Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado), Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Assembly Member Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and others to make it a serious state crime to fly a drone over a wildfire. Recent incidents have endangered the lives […]

RIVERSIDE: Officials caution residents to beware of bats

RIVERSIDE: Officials caution residents to beware of bats

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County animal control and health officials today reminded residents to avoid handling bats to prevent possible exposure to rabies. The Departments of Animal Services and Public Health issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for extra care when coming into contact with bats, citing recent encounters during which people handled the creatures — one of which tested […]

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Wednesday, Aug. 26

SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Wednesday, Aug. 26

Yesterday’s clouds have swept aside for high temperatures throughout Riverside County this morning. With mountain thunderstorms probable today, flash flooding near burn areas could occur. Here is the mid-week story, and your first glance at a weekend update for Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and more. LOCAL NEWS LAKE ELSINORE: Scoring a huge hit last […]

In split decision, Lake Elsinore approves hosting Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’

In split decision, Lake Elsinore approves hosting Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’

In a surprise move at Tuesday’s Lake Elsinore City Council Meeting, city leaders made the decision to host the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October. The split decision, with Mayor Steve Manos, Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman Daryl Hickman voting for the motion, included full funding in the amount of $7,500 in […]

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Morning traffic, news, weather report for Aug. 24

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Morning traffic, news, weather report for Aug. 24

Good morning, Southwest Riverside County. Here are your weekend updates. No injuries in a southbound I-15 Checkpoint accident that is snarling traffic this morning. An injury accident last night in Temecula Valley Wine Country followe a head-on collision.

The head-on collision in the wine country area east of Temecula

Wildomar police arrest man after early morning chase

Wildomar police are reporting the arrest of a man following what witnesses are referring to as a “low speed” chase in the early morning hours on Sunday, Aug. 23.. Scott Sanders, 35, of Lake Elsinore was arrested and later booked at the Southwest Detention Center after leading police through a pursuit through Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. […]

Two injured in head-on Wildomar crash

WILDOMAR – Two drivers were injured in a head-on crash that had firefighters cutting a woman out of her vehicle, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported today. The crash happened at 3:15 p.m. Friday in the 20200 block of Grand Avenue in Wildomar, according to Sgt. Dan Ponder. The vehicles, a 2010 silver Honda Civic and a 2013 […]