Blaze adjacent to Ortega Highway 100 percent contained

Blaze adjacent to Ortega Highway 100 percent contained

LAKE ELSINORE – A five-acre blaze in the hills above Lake Elsinore was fully contained this afternoon, allowing officials to re-open the Ortega Highway between Riverside and Orange counties. The “Macy Fire” was 100 percent contained by 3 p.m., and an hour later, both sides of the Ortega were back in operation, according to Riverside County Fire and Caltrans […]

BREAKING: Meadowbrook fire burns brush and multiple structures

BREAKING: Meadowbrook fire burns brush and multiple structures

A fast moving fire in the unincorporated community of Meadowbrook quickly burned through backyards and outbuildings just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. The fire just outside of Lake Elsinore on River Road near Highway 74 forced the California Highway Patrol to shut down River Road as firefighters from CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department […]

Gas prices jump another 15 cents, inadequate supply to blame

Gas prices jump another 15 cents, inadequate supply to blame

A shortage of foreign oil and refinery outages have caused gas prices to jump just over 59 cents in the past week, forcing prices at most retailers throughout the region to reach more than $4 a gallon. According to Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California, Southern California refineries didn’t receive any shipments of foreign oil last […]

Man found dead behind Wildomar shopping center

Man found dead behind Wildomar shopping center

A man was found dead behind a shopping center in Wildomar on Saturday, July 11, around 7:45 p.m., sheriff officials have confirmed to Valley News. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Garcia, a man of unknown race, suspected to be middle aged, was found behind the Oak Creek Center located at 23893 Clinton Keith Rd. […]

No charges against Ariana Grande for doughnut licking incident, owner says

No charges against Ariana Grande for doughnut licking incident, owner says

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported on Monday, July 13, just after 11 a.m. that the owner of Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore declined to press charges against Ariana Grande. Since the shop’s 44-year-old owner, Joe Marin, declined to press charges in the July 4 incident that made national news, the sheriff’s department has only documented […]

Gasoline price records largest daily increase since 2012

Gasoline price records largest daily increase since 2012

RIVERSIDE – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire recorded its largest daily increase since Oct. 6, 2012, today, rising 13 cents to $3.688, one day after increasing 7.8 cents. The sharp increases are the result of a lack of gasoline produced in California and imported fuel, according to Patrick DeHaan, […]