RIVCO: Headline news, sports, weather for Thurs. Sept. 3

It’s Thursday, Southwest Riverside – and here are your local news, sports headlines for today. It’s drought updates, sports, dining, and weather today as we gear toward your Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

LOCAL NEWS

EMWD DroughtEMWD Declares Stage 4b Drought Plans, necessitated because customers failed to meet the State Water Resources Control Board-required 28 percent reduction in water usage according to reports. Read how this affects you.

The Riverside Board of Supervisors met this week to review area measures, including a revision to earlier ruling in an effort to reduce crime around the Southwest Detention Center.

SPORTS

Despite the overall 13-5 team loss, Vanessa Mata, from Chaparral’s girls varsity tennis team, uses a strong backhand in her singles match against Yucaipa. Matthew Ressler photo.
Despite the overall 13-5 team loss, Vanessa Mata, from Chaparral’s girls varsity tennis team, uses a strong backhand in her singles match against Yucaipa. Matthew Ressler photo.

Temecula, Murrieta, and all of Southwest Riverside County sports are back in full swing. Follow Valley News on Facebook for latest sports coverage, or read the Valley News Sports Section daily.

Read how an area high school dance teacher from Temecula’s Chaparral High School has become a national water skiing champion.

Chaparral girls tennis team plays against Yucaipa in a gripping preseason match. Big things to come, according to Valley News Sports report by JP Ranieri.

In Lake Elsinore, more girls’ tennis news coming in with another win for the Tigers.

If fighting is up your alley, here is a report on Bellator 141.

The Temecula Football Club Quails are seeking a few new players to fill youth club teams. For more information, read:

LOCAL DINING GUIDE

Bruschetta Burrata e Carciofini will be served at the Jazz & Wine Festival at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook on August 22 by Isola Pizza Restaurant. The flavorful dish includes fresh Burrata cheese, artichokes, lemon aioli, capers, and prosciutto.
Bruschetta Burrata e Carciofini will be served at the Jazz & Wine Festival at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook on August 22 by Isola Pizza Restaurant. The flavorful dish includes fresh Burrata cheese, artichokes, lemon aioli, capers, and prosciutto.

The best places to eat in Southwest Riverside County for your long Labor Day weekend. Where would you like to go? Whether you want to blend something to do with a quiet meal and a book, or are looking for date night restaurants with your loved ones this long weekend, check out these area restaurants in Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta and Wildomar.

READ: DINING: 2015 Dining Guide for Southwest Riverside County restaurants

GAS PRICES

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside and San Bernardino counties continue to fall, decreasing to $3.43.
Gas prices are the lowest they have been since April, 2015 according to reports.

WEATHER

It will be sunny today … warm and breezy. Temperatures will be a tad lower than they’ve been. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs of 102 in Blythe, 99 in Thermal, 98 in Palm Springs and Indio, 95 in Desert Hot Springs, 85 in Moreno Valley, 84 in Riverside, 83 in Lake Elsinore, 82 in Hemet, 81 in Banning and Corona, 78 in Temecula, 74 in Idyllwild, and 66 on Mount San Jacinto.

Once again, air quality today will be in the moderate range throughout Riverside County.

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