Monday, April 19, 2021

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Success! NASA’s Mars Helicopter makes first flight

PASADENA - The Ingenuity helicopter, designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, successfully completed a brief but historic flight above the...

Signs of recovery as California adds jobs for 2nd month

By ADAM BEAM SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of...

SoCalGas and Rancho Water to offer no-cost energy- and water-saving upgrades to eligible residents

LOS ANGELES – Southern California Gas Co. and Rancho California Water District announced Friday, April 9, the two utilities will team up to provide...

CalTrout celebrates 50 years of water and fishery restoration and protection

SAN FRANCISCO – California Trout, a conservation nonprofit that works to protect the state’s wild rivers and fish, marks its 50th anniversary this year. Leveraging five...

The 15th anniversary Art of the Avocado art competition opens

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook may not have the Avocado Festival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, but residents and visitors can still get...

Movie Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

Bob Garver Special to Valley News “Godzilla vs Kong” is a follow-up to “Godzilla” in 2014, “Kong: Skull Island” in 2017 and “Godzilla: King of the...

Memory care community in Murrieta hosts ukulele music group for residents

MURRIETA – Residents of a Murrieta memory care community danced back into time when the Good Time Ukulele Strummers paid a visit Monday, March 29,...

Historic Hemet Theatre readies for reopening

Artist Dan Melendez dedicated the past several months to bringing the Golden Age of Hollywood back to the lobby of the Historic Hemet Theatre....

Southwest Healthcare System announces $400 million Inland Valley Medical Center expansion

In a few years, Wildomar’s skyline will change with the completion of a new state-of-the-art, $400 million, seven-story patient tower and the planned renovation...

Fentanyl poisonings affect Temecula Valley families

Jake Jimenez was 23 when he was unwittingly poisoned by ingesting fentanyl. Alexandra Capelouto was 20. Both had been great students, played sports and...

Riverside county reports 545 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths since Friday, April 9

Riverside County reported 545 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, 11 additional virus-related deaths and a slight bump in hospitalizations Tuesday, April 13. The numbers were released...

Temecula heart disease survivor leads American Heart Association’s 2021 Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk

TEMECULA – Temecula resident Denyse Wilson, chair of the 2021 Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk, knows firsthand about the importance of heart...

Countywide home prices edge higher, sales drop considerably

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County edged up last month, but sales of existing homes fell by...

Pardee Homes Inland Empire announces rebranding to Tri Pointe Homes

CORONA – In a move to create stronger awareness and recognition under one brand, Pardee Homes Inland Empire, a member of TRI Pointe Group...

The Hoffman Company announces 43-acre Murrieta Hot Springs property on the market

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center and Bible College Campus, a 43-acre campus with lodging and educational facilities in southwest Riverside County, is available...

Hanley Investment Group announces sale of Chili’s Grill & Bar at Lake Elsinore Marketplace for $2.6 M

LAKE ELSINORE – Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced...

Maximize family meal flavors with cheese

Family Features Special to Valley News While there are many ways to enhance the taste and texture of your family’s favorite dishes, perhaps one of the...

Discover these trending vacation habits in 2021

Family Features Special to Valley News For many travelers itching to go on vacation, 2021 offers plenty of opportunities to get out and go. Whether it’s...

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Apr. 16 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserved Wine Tastings, Ponte Winery 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wine Tastings, Wilson Creek Winery 11 a.m. to...

Wine Country Calendar of Events

Friday, Apr. 2 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserved Wine Tastings, Ponte Winery 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wine Tastings, Wilson Creek Winery 4-7 p.m. Live...

Pets of the Week

Ramona Humane Society Foster pet parents wanted! Contact volunteer@ramonahumanesociety.org for more information. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Kitten season is anything but cute for animal shelters

KANAB, Utah – What may sound cute to the general public causes a shudder every year among animal shelter staff across the country. “Kitten Season,” as it’s known in the...

How to approach cat care while pregnant

TEMECULA – Pregnant women receive a lot of advice while they’re with child. Much of that guidance comes from their physicians and is offered...

What God does with your sin

Zachary Elliott Special to Valley News I once lost the only key to my minivan, and it just about drove me crazy. It’s not that I’m...

Angel game postponed due to Twins’ Coronavirus issues

ANAHEIM  - Tonight's scheduled game between the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium has been postponed to allow for continued testing...

Japan’s champion: Matsuyama wins the Masters for his nation

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama almost turned down his first chance to play the Masters. It was a month after a devastating earthquake...

George scores 33 points, Clippers snap Suns’ winning streak

By JOE REEDY LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are both healthy, they are one of the most difficult duos to...

H.S. Football: Week Five schedules/results

Here are reported results from Week Five of Southwest Riverside County high school football games that took place between April 15-17. Thursday, April 15 Sunbelt League Orange...

Perris Auto Speedway PASSCAR/IMCA opener pushed back to April 17

PERRIS – Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian announced that the “Grand Reopening” for the PASSCAR Super Stock, Street Stock, American Factory Stocks and...

Prep Sports Report: 4/5 – 4/11

Here are reported results from southwest Riverside County high school athletic events that took place over the last week. To report results, email information...

HS Football: Week Four brings about city championships, potential league titles

As the high school football season continues in Southern California, the CIF Southern Section football leagues are one week away from closing out this...

Former Rancho Christian standout, Dominick Harris, to play in NCAA National Championship game

With its continuous success, Gonzaga has become a national powerhouse and with the stage set for the undefeated Bulldogs to play in the NCAA...

It’s on: Gonzaga vs. Baylor for the national championship

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baylor made a mockery of the first Final Four game, stifling Houston for a chance at the program’s first national title....

Arizona, Stanford carry Pac-12 banner in women’s title game

By DOUG FEINBERG SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The last time that Tara VanDerveer and Stanford were playing for a national championship, the Pac-12 had just...