Supervisors formally declare emergency to deal with aftermath of wind event

RIVERSIDE – To obtain federal and state assistance, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally declared a local emergency due to the effects of the recent Santa Ana windstorm. The proclamation, approved in a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Chuck Washington absent, said that the county “experienced extreme weather conditions, including … sustained damaging winds, numerous […]

Fundraiser for fire victims planned for Jan. 8

FALLBROOK – Roxanne Greene is planning a fundraising event for fire victims at Pala Mesa Resort Monday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include music by The Pompatus of Love featuring Greg Douglass, James East and Hector Toro, a cash bar and a silent auction as well as food from local […]

Blaze erupts in Santa Ana Riverbottom in Riverside

A wildfire that broke out today in the Santa Ana River bottom near downtown Riverside quickly spread to residential areas, spawning spot fires amid high winds, damaging at least one property and threatening many more. The blaze was reported about 11:10 a.m. on the perimeter of a Boy Scout camp, in the area of Mission […]

In the wake of Lilac fire’s destruction, family tries to pick up the pieces

In the wake of Lilac fire’s destruction, family tries to pick up the pieces

Hardly anything was left of Jerry Yang and Jenni Southwell’s childhood home in Bonsall Tuesday as they sifted through the rubble, ash and twisted metal that had been left behind from the 4,100 acre Lilac fire that blazed through the area. Amid the ash there were some recognizable items: ceramic bowls, some kitchenware and antique […]

U.S. Postal Service suggests steps to prevent mail theft during holidays

RIVERSIDE – U.S. Postal Service officials are recommending that Inland Empire residents take a few extra precautions this holiday season to ensure the safe receipt and delivery of packages and to protect against mail theft. Postal Service spokeswoman Kemie Green said the agency anticipates carrying 15 billion items – from cards to boxes – throughout […]

Aguanga man convicted of numerous sexual crimes against teen runaways

MURRIETA – A 55-year-old Aguanga man has been convicted of sodomy, kidnapping, solicitation of murder and 19 other felonies involving two underage runaway boys, according the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. The Riverside County jury convicted Randy John Morasch of the 22 felony counts, Dec. 7, including kidnapping, solicitation of murder, sodomy by force or […]

Residents return home following fast-moving Lilac Fire

Residents return home following fast-moving Lilac Fire

Reeder Media Staff [email protected] North County residents are returning to their homes following a wildfire that scorched 4,100 acres between Fallbrook and Oceanside. As of press time, officials have reported 92 percent containment of the Lilac Fire which officials don’t expect to fully contain until Dec. 21, which would mark exactly two weeks since it erupted for unknown […]

Is this holiday season a good time to buy a home?

Should home seekers buy a home now? Is this season a good time to buy? What’s going to happen with the real estate market next year? What effect, if any, will a new president have on housing in general? What about interest rates? Will they finally start going up or down even further? These are […]