Felon accused of manhandling women aboard bus arraigned

Felon accused of manhandling women aboard bus arraigned

A convicted sex offender accused of groping several women aboard a city bus in Menifee pleaded not guilty today to misdemeanor charges. Michael Douglas Avery, 46, of Riverside was arrested Nov. 10 and charged last week with two counts of sexual battery, as well as one count each of being in possession of a controlled […]

Menifee announces hiring of new city manager

Menifee announces hiring of new city manager

The city of Menifee on Thursday, Nov. 16, announced that it will be bringing on a new city manager next month. The Menifee City Council unanimously selected Armando G. Villa to fill that role starting Dec 18. Villa will be replacing interim City Manager Ronald Bradley, according to a Menifee news release. Villa currently works […]

Man accused of inappropriately touching several female bus passengers on ride from Riverside to Menifee

Man accused of inappropriately touching several female bus passengers on ride from Riverside to Menifee

A 46-year-old Riverside man was arrested Friday, Nov. 10, on suspicion that he inappropriately touched several women on an RTA bus ride from Riverside to Menifee. Michael Douglas Avery was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after the bus stopped near the intersection of Sun City and McCall boulevards. He was booked into the Cois M. Byrd […]

Eastern Municipal Water District begins construction on Quail Valley Sewer Project

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District and its community partners celebrated the groundbreaking of the Quail Valley Sewer Project, Nov. 2. The project will bring environmentally safe wastewater infrastructure to more than 200 properties in the rural enclave of Menifee. EMWD and other organizations have worked for nearly three decades to advance the grant-funded project […]

Old gold mines surround the hills of Menifee Valley

Old gold mines surround the hills of Menifee Valley

Most residents of Menifee know that the city’s namesake is a gold miner, Luther Menifee Wilson, who used his middle name when he filed his claim at the patent office in San Diego County in 1880. His mining district and the many other mines and mining districts in the area will be the subject of […]

Canyon Lake man accused in Southwest Riverside County robberies must stand trial, judge rules

Canyon Lake man accused in Southwest Riverside County robberies must stand trial, judge rules

A Canyon Lake man accused of committing eight robberies in Riverside County over a monthlong span must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled today. Brandon William Geer, 36, was arrested in Temecula on Jan. 11 after allegedly committing his last holdup near the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Following a preliminary hearing Monday […]

Menifee and Waste Management team up for safe needle disposal

MENIFEE – Waste Management will be providing a sharps home delivery program for Menifee residents. Residents can conveniently and responsibly dispose of needles, lancets and other sharps from homes with Waste Management’s mail back containers in just three easy steps. First, call Waste Management’s customer service at (800) 423-9986 and request a sharps container. A […]