New athletic directors welcomed at Calvary Murrieta and Chaparral High School

Chaparral High School and Calvary Murrieta both recently announced that they have filled their empty athletic director positions. David Reisinger, the new assistant principal for Athletics at CHS, joined the staff in February and comes to the school from Valley View High School in Moreno Valley. His teaching and administrative experience is extensive as he […]

Woman stands accused of renting daughter out as prostitute

A mother was accused of renting her two daughters out for sex — one of them 14 years old, the other an adult — and remains jailed today. Antwana Muhammad, 39, along with her live-in boyfriend, Charles Smith, 32, are suspected of exploiting her 14-year-old biological daughter to perform commercial sex acts throughout Murrieta, the […]

Communicating with 21st Century technology

Some of you have expressed interest in receiving a regular newsletter from my office to keep you updated about goings-on in Sacramento as well as issues impacting the 75th Assembly District. My experience with newsletters, both mailed and electronic, has led me to the firm conviction that most are simply trashed without being read. Nevertheless, […]

Two appear in court for alleged child porn ring case

INDIO – A licensed foster care provider who worked for the Palm Springs Unified School District vehemently denies any wrongdoing with underage boys and will ask a judge to lower his $1 million bail when he returns to court next week, his lawyer said today. John David Yoder, 43, of Desert Hot Springs is accused with two […]

Inland Empire gasoline price rises for 20th day

RIVERSIDE – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose today for the 20th consecutive day, increasing 2.4 cents to $2.865. The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has risen 46.7 cents during the streak, including 1.3 cents on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information […]

Officers involved in deadly confrontation with robbery suspect identified

CORONA – Officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspected Corona bank robber who allegedly refused to surrender at the end of a chase were identified today. The seven officers were at the scene of the Feb. 4 confrontation that left 59-year-old Paul Alfred Eugene Johnson of Hemet dead. All of the officers have returned to duty following […]

Federal judge puts brakes on immigration reform

A federal judge in Texas has blocked President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.  The President’s plan, which passed in November 2014, would protect an estimated five million immigrants who are in the country illegally from deportation. Judge Andrew Hanen issued the order late on Monday, Feb. 16. The effort to block immigration reform was […]

Motorcyclist killed in crash

MOUNTAIN CENTER – A motorcyclist was killed on Sunday, Feb. 15 in a crash with another vehicle on state Route 74 in Mountain Center, authorities said. The rider, 58-year-old Timothy Brunner of Palm Springs, died at the scene of the crash, which was reported at 3:56 p.m. east of state Route 243, south of Idyllwild, according to Jennifer Fuhrman of […]