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Jeff Pack

Editor and journalist for more than 25 years in San Diego and Riverside counties and has reported on everything from arts and entertainment, sports and hard news. Raised in #Fallbrook, lives and raised his children in #Temecula.

Monday: What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The Associated Press The United States is bracing for a painful week, with a wave of coronavirus deaths expected across the nation. "This is going to...

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might...

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered...
Mad Madeline’s Grill

Local businesses do what they can to survive

As you drive through Old Town Temecula these days, the silence and emptiness are downright eerie. Then you see it: a parking lot with tables...
food prep

Storm hits homerun for community with meal relief program

There’s no baseball being played at Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium these days, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on at the old ballfield. On...
Danae Wegner

Two Wilsons, two approaches to handling coronavirus outbreak

While most wineries in Temecula Wine Country have stayed open to a limited degree since California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a hard closure of...

Temecula city parks remain open, playgrounds closed

While parents of young children all over southwest Riverside County look for ways to keep their youngsters entertained, one of their options is off...
Oak Grove Center

Murrieta’s Oak Grove Center caring for residential students during COVID-19 outbreak

Oak Grove Center is a nonprofit residential, educational and treatment center for children throughout California with psychological, emotional and behavioral problems and special needs. Considering...

County health office has ordered schools to close through June 19

Because of an expected rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across Riverside County, Riverside University Health System - Public Health has reportedly ordered that all...

Couple elopes amid a whirlwind of circumstances 

Jeff Pack Staff Writer Despite all the trials and tribulations that it took to get Sadie, 25, and Armand Rack, 26, married, the newly wedded Temecula...