Poppa’s Barn announces partnership with OneTreePlanted

MENIFEE – Poppa’s Barn and Company, specializing in reclaimed wood products, launched its online shop and announced a partnership with the nonprofit group OneTreePlanted, Dec. 28, founder of Poppa’s Barn Mike Petrich said. Poppa’s Barn repurposes decades-old fences destined for the dump into reclaimed wood products, offering wall coverings, mantels, tables, shelves and more. Poppa’s […]

Menifee recognized as 41st ‘Safest City in California’

MENIFEE – The city of Menifee has recently been recognized as one of the “Safest Cities in California” with a population of at least 50,000 residents by Safe Home, a professional review company. The rankings wer analyzed using the latest FBI crime statistics, crime trends, population density, population trends, unemployment rate, median income and education […]

Winter storm to enter the region Monday

A winter storm expected to slam the Southland starting Monday was set to bring strong winds, thunderstorms and mountain snow to Riverside County, forecasters said today, and the increased moisture could cause flash floods and mud slides in burn areas. The National Weather Service predicted the storm will dump up to three inches of rain […]

Blaze damages Menifee home

A fire erupted today outside a Menifee home, damaging the exterior of the residence before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. in the 28000 block of Orangegrove Avenue, near Palm Villa Drive, fronting the Menifee Lakes Country Club golf course, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. About […]

Spot fire reported near Murrieta turns out to be false alarm

Spot fire reported near Murrieta turns out to be false alarm

A spot fire reported today along Interstate 215 near Murrieta turned out to be a false alarm. Shortly before 4 p.m., motorists reported seeing smoke rising from a mass of hay and debris in the center divider of the freeway, just south of Scott Road, on the boundary separating Menifee and Murrieta. However, crews investigated […]

Deputies investigating death of Menifee man as homicide

Deputies investigating death of Menifee man as homicide

A man died several days after being found badly injured in an area of Menifee and authorities were investigating the death as a homicide. The man, identified by the sheriff’s department as Paul Leon Smith, 53, of Menifee, was found injured by deputies in the area of Briggs and Old Newport roads on Dec. 7 […]

Menifee is not afraid of the homeless

In response to the Rev. Bill Freeman’s editorial of Nov. 10, regarding Menifee’s “Homelessophobia,” grass root organizations, municipalities, counties, states and the federal government offer any number of assistance programs for both the temporarily displaced and the monetarily challenged population. Causes of such turmoil range from uncontrolled natural disasters, such as flood, drought, fire and […]

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