Man shot following standoff with deputies in De Luz, sheriff’s officials say

Man shot following standoff with deputies in De Luz, sheriff’s officials say

A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy fired his weapon at an uncooperative 59-year-old De Luz man who refused to come out of his home and who was in possession of a firearm on Thursday, Jan. 4, sheriff’s officials said. Robert Utley was admitted to a hospital after suffering injuries in the deputy-involved shooting and is expected […]

Fallbrook Public Utility District asks De Luz farmers to reduce irrigation during aqueduct shutdown

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Public Utility District has asked its largest agricultural farmers in De Luz to reduce irrigation by 30 percent as it and other water agencies in the county will have some imported water services discontinued, Nov. 3 to Nov. 15. The utility district’s water wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority, will […]

De Luz group seeks AVA designation for grapes and wine

De Luz group seeks AVA designation for grapes and wine

  Over 40 residents, farmers and growers gathered at a private residence in De Luz, Sept. 21, to discuss plans to apply for an American Viticulture Area designation for the De Luz area. Many brought samples of their locally grown wines. “Our goal is to elevate and separate,” Heather Petersen, organizer for the gathering and […]

Local sculptor debuts newest work

Local sculptor debuts newest work

DE LUZ – Nationally recognized sculptor and De Luz resident Austin Casson has recently installed two life-sized horse sculptures in La Cresta in Murrieta. One of Casson’s bronze eagles was presented to President George H.W. Bush by Howie Long. Five of his works are installed in the world golf hall of fame and the permanent […]

De Luz fire consumes 50 acres

De Luz fire consumes 50 acres

A wildfire that erupted Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9, shortly after 3 p.m. in the De Luz area spread rapidly and immediately began threatening homes in the area. Due to the quick action of firefighters, no structures were lost. “There was an immediate threat to structures,” said CalFire Capt. Kendal E. Bortisser, public information officer. The […]

BREAKING: Driver dies in early morning De Luz crash

BREAKING: Driver dies in early morning De Luz crash

The driver of a small sedan died early Saturday, May 2 after flipping over on a mountain road, which was reported just before 4:15 a.m. It is unknown what time the crash occurred since there were no witnesses to the collision, according to California Highway Patrol Officer and Spokesman Mike Lassig. According to the CHP, the driver […]