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Will Fritz

Will Fritz is an associate editor at Valley News. He has a journalism degree from San Diego State University, where he was editor in chief of the university's independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec. A graduate of Temecula Valley High School, his family has lived in Temecula for almost half a century. He can be reached by email at

Temecula City Council explores avenues to resume partial in-person meetings in May

The Temecula City Council gave direction to city staff Tuesday, March 23, to explore ways to resume in-person council, board and commission meetings while...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations stabilize, with very slight increase at one hospital

Coronavirus hospitalization levels in western Riverside County have mostly stabilized and even slightly increased at one area hospital, per data released March 22 by...

Temecula’s new Old Town Policing Team nets dozens of arrests, hundreds of traffic citations...

The city of Temecula’s Old Town Policing Team is off to a solid start, the captain who oversees police services for the city told...

Temecula students return to campuses

Students in Temecula elementary schools returned to on-campus learning Tuesday, March 16, after a little more than a year in a distance learning format.Temecula...

COVID-19 patients now make up small percentage of hospitalizations in Riverside County

Coronavirus hospitalizations in the Temecula and Hemet valleys have now dropped to such a level that two local hospitals no longer had any COVID-19-positive...

DigiFest three-day digital arts experience set for April 16-18

DigiFest, the “digital arts experience” that bills itself as the Temecula Valley’s biggest digital media festival and competition, is preparing to head into its...

Lake Elsinore elementary schools to begin reopening next month

District will start with TK-K students April 5, move to reopen for other grade levels throughout AprilWith Riverside County on the verge of moving...

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new lows

Coronavirus hospitalizations in the Temecula and Hemet valleys now stand at their lowest points in months, according to the latest data released by the...

Temecula City Council approves contract to reconstruct Margarita Recreation Center

The city of Temecula approved an agreement Monday, March 8, with a contractor to reconstruct the Margarita Recreation Center.The $8.6 million agreement with De...

Man dies in Murrieta crash early Monday morning

A driver was killed early Monday morning after he struck another car, then veered into a light pole on Interstate 215 in Murrieta.The deadly...