Outlook good for Menifee, Mayor Winter says at annual ‘State of the City’

Outlook good for Menifee, Mayor Winter says at annual ‘State of the City’

Growth was a big topic during the city of Menifee’s 2017 ‘State of the City’ address. But more than anything else, optimism was the dominant theme. Ever since vehicle licensing fee money, earmarked for newly-incorporated cities, was redirected by the state of California in 2011, the city was losing close to $7 million annually, Mayor […]

Three women from 2 different area Stater Bros. allege manager sexually harassed them

Three women from 2 different area Stater Bros. allege manager sexually harassed them

Three Hemet-area women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment involving a Stater Bros. store manager and two of the grocery chain’s area locations. One of the stores is in Hemet on W. Florida and N. Sanderson Avenues and the other is in San Jacinto on S. San Jacinto and W. Esplanade Avenues. Court […]

Temecula Parkway interchange project breaks ground

Temecula Parkway interchange project breaks ground

The city of Temecula broke ground on the Temecula Parkway interchange project in a June 6 ceremony. “This is a very happy day,” Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards said at the ceremony. “We have been waiting 17 years for this opening.” Construction is set to take approximately 18 months, with completion targeted for December 2018, said […]

UPDATED: HEMET: Officer’s call for help during fight brings multiple agencies, 2 arrested

UPDATED: HEMET: Officer’s call for help during fight brings multiple agencies, 2 arrested

UPDATED: Sunday, June 18 1 p.m. HEMET — At least two adults were arrested after a reckless driving and assault incident reportedly turned into a fight between 15-20 juveniles and adults. The scene quickly spiraled into a chaotic, ten-minute-long melee, after the first officer’s arrival. One person, an “older man” using a mobility scooter was […]

SAN JACINTO: Hate crime on quiet cul-de-sac shocks victims, neighbors

SAN JACINTO: Hate crime on quiet cul-de-sac shocks victims, neighbors

SAN JACINTO — Sheriff’s officials are investigating an early-morning, hate crime-related vandalism after a woman awoke to find two vehicles spray painted with hate-related messages and symbols. The vandalism happened at a private residence June 15, on the 810 block of Horizon Court in San Jacinto. The residence is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE — Fire and law enforcement officials are responding to reports of a vegetation fire, reportedly seen moving up the mountain from the bottom of the hill, off the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore. The wild-land fire was first reported to California Highway Patrol just after 3 p.m., triggering numerous agencies responses to the […]