300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.  All Temecula Valley Unified School District schools will also be closed Friday because of air quality concerns. “A decision has been made to close all TVUSD schools tomorrow,” a district statment says. “The closure pertains to all TVUSD employees and department staff as well.  After consultation with Temecula Fire regarding […]

Menifee man arrested in connection with Temecula carjacking

Menifee man arrested in connection with Temecula carjacking

A 25-year-old Menifee man is suspected of taking his acquaintance’s car and dragging her through a Temecula parking lot with it as she attempted to stop the theft on Monday, Nov. 27, sheriff’s officials say. Curtis Jones was arrested Wednesday at a relative’s home in Apple Valley, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release. […]

Suspect in Temecula Walmart stabbing is identified

Suspect in Temecula Walmart stabbing is identified

UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 30, 9:15 p.m.  A suspect in a stabbing that left a teen dead on Wednesday afternoon was out on bail by the next day, according to online jail records. James Beckham Fortney, 40, of Temecula was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter and booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Initially, […]

2 arrested in attempted robbery, chase in Murrieta

2 arrested in attempted robbery, chase in Murrieta

Two people who police believe were trying to rob a Murrieta restaurant before leading officers on a vehicle chase and crashing in Temecula were arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 29, police officials say. Lillian Myers, 48, and John Brubeck, 65, both transients, were taken to the hospital for medical issues before being booked into the Cois […]

Temecula hosts 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the duck pond

Temecula hosts 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the duck pond

TEMECULA – The festive holiday season begins as the holly and the ivy are rolled out for Temecula’s 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the Temecula Duck Pond, 28250 Ynez Road. Mayor Maryann Edwards looks forward to ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’ with Temecula residents and visitors. “This is […]

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