Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Rancho Water approves parcel agreement with Western Municipal Water District

The Rancho California Water District board of directors kicked off their regular meeting with a presentation on behalf of state Sen. Melissa Melendez by...

Hemet’s McSweeny Farms welcomes new Richmond American neighborhood

HEMET – McSweeny Farms in Hemet introduced a new neighborhood with three model homes Saturday, Jan. 16. Richmond American’s popular Seasons collection with one...

Hera Hub Temecula announces virtual Business Acceleration Expo

TEMECULA – Hera Hub, the first international female-focused coworking space and business accelerator, will host a two-day Business Acceleration Expo this month, Wednesday, Jan....

Soboba Tribal Environmental promotes new manager

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Special to Valley News Jennifer Salazar began working at the Soboba Tribal Environmental Department nearly five years ago as an environmental...

Movie Review: ‘Monster Hunter’

Bob Garver Special to Valley News I should have reviewed this movie three weeks ago, when it was No. 1 in the country. But my weekend...

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Bob Garver Special to Valley News “Wonder Woman 1984” is the closest thing audiences will get to a theatrical blockbuster this holiday season. After only one...

Movie Review: ‘Greenland’

Bob Garver Special to Valley News “Greenland” was supposed to get a big theatrical release as recently as August. I remember seeing trailers for the film...

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve stage pavilion nears completion

Riverside County Parks and Open Space District is planning a partial reopening of the Vernal Pool and Hidden Valley Trailheads at the Santa Rosa...

State lifts stay-at-home order, but coronavirus restrictions remain

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Citing improving conditions in hospitals, state health officials today lifted all regional stay-at-home orders, including in the 11-county Southern California region,...

California lifts virus stay-at-home orders, curfew statewide

Jan 25, 2021 9:12 AM  By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday...

Gov. Newsom keeps key virus data out of public sight

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data...

Fewer Virus-Related Deaths in Latest Count, Hospitalizations Down RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Coronarvirus infections in Riverside County have increased by roughly 2,500, with 38 virus-related deaths...

Manos joins SVN Insight Commercial Real Estate Advisors

MURRIETA – SVN Insight Commercial Real Estate Advisors welcomed Steve Manos, current city councilmember and former mayor of Lake Elsinore, to its growing team....

Home prices rise, sales slide countywide

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County jumped last month, but sales of existing homes declined, the California...

The pitfalls of holding property in joint tenancy or as community property

Paul A. Hanks, Attorney & Broker The purchase of a new home is a most exciting time for a couple. Once your offer has been...

Realtors say that 77% of potential home sellers are preparing to sell following end of stay-at-home orders

WASHINGTON – More than three in four potential sellers – 77% – are preparing to sell their homes following the end of stay-at-home orders, with half...

Get to know favorite wines for giving

TEMECULA – A glass of wine makes a nice accompaniment to a meal or a gift for friends in social situations. Many people have...

Make a comfort food classic this winter

Culinary.net Special to Valley News ’Tis the season for comfort foods, and this recipe with crumbled bacon and cubed potatoes smothered in melted cheddar cheese is...

Garage Brewing Co. receives high marks from The Beer Connoisseur magazine

TEMECULA – Garage Brewing Co. recently had two beers receive high scores from The Beer Connoisseur magazine. Both the 951 Blonde Ale and the...

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Dec. 25 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft Faire, Maurice Car'rie Winery 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Crush House + Ice Rink, Peltzer Family...

Pets of the Week

Animal Friends of the Valleys Website: www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com Address: 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: 951-674-0618 Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to...

That prayer thing

Zachary Elliot Special to Valley News Too often, people confuse prayer, thinking it’s something that it’s not. Some people believe it’s a series of chants or...

9 things you might not know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

TEMECULA – Well respected, honored and appreciated for his civil rights activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rightfully earned his place as one of...

Pastors press for injunction against state over COVID restrictions

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Attorneys for Inland Empire pastors challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on in-person church services amid the coronavirus pandemic said Friday, Jan....

Bowers to lead Sockers through season without home games

In a normal Major Arena Soccer League season, Sean Bowers, general manager of the San Diego Sockers, makes trips from his Murrieta home to...

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and...

Long time Chargers QB, Rivers, 39, retires from Colts/NFL after 17 seasons

By MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way he could....

A new era: Murrieta-based Reyes FC will join the UPSL this year

Salvador Torres Special to the Valley News The Temecula Valley is no stranger to soccer excellence, from the various boys’ and girls’ club teams to being...

‘Let Them Play CA’ rallies hope to restart sports programs in schools

It has been 10 months since high school sports teams have had any competitive playing time due to the state locking things down because...

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience to race into Perris Auto Speedway in March

PERRIS – Southern California race fans who want to get a real feel of what it is like to drive a true race car...

Orange County schools not penalized by CIF for violating health guidelines due to football game

Capistrano Valley Christian and Calvary Chapel faced various penalties, including a possible loss of membership in CIF The CIF Southern Section said Wednesday, Jan. 20...

Temecula’s Mobley brothers are double-double duo for USC basketball

Evan and Isaiah Mobley, who both played high school basketball at Rancho Christian High School in Temecula, each posted another double-double this season, combining...

UCLA’s Demetric Felton Jr. ready to move toward NFL dream

Former Great Oak standout announces via social media Ever since he was 7-year-old boy, who constantly slept with his football, Demetric Felton Jr. has wanted to...

Top-ranked Alabama beats No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 to win its sixth national championship under coach Nick Saban

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama beats No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 to win its sixth national championship under coach Nick Saban and...