Earthquakes strike near San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO – A magnitude-3.9 earthquake followed by a 3.1 aftershock shook parts of Riverside County early this morning. The first shaker was reported at 12:39 a.m., the second came nearly two hours later at 2:19 a.m. both were at a depth of 9 miles with the epicenter located two miles north-north-west of San Jacinto and four miles […]

Victims identified in Anza crash

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on Saturday, April 18 has been identified as Teresa Gonzales, 50, of Mountain Center. Gonzales, who died at the scene, was driving her 1990 Ford F-150 westbound on SR-74 west of the intersection of Bull Canyon Road when she crossed the double yellow lines and collided head […]

Rep. Paul Cook Votes for California Drought Relief

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 2028, the 2016 Energy and Water funding bill. Included in this bill were two provisions offering relief from the worst California drought in a century. The first provision, offered by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) instructs the Bureau of Reclamation to finish and submit feasibility […]

San Jacinto man charged with manufacturing ‘Honey Oil’

BANNING – A convicted felon accused of making hashish and beating up his girlfriend in their San Jacinto home was charged today with manufacturing illegal drugs and inflicting corporal injury on an intimate partner. James Earl Ferns, 22, was arrested Tuesday morning after Riverside County sheriff’s deputies conducted an investigation at his residence in the 1100 block of Arrowhead Avenue. […]

Free household hazardous waste collection event in Idyllwild

The Riverside County Waste Management Department has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection on Saturday (April 25) in Idyllwild at the county road yard, starting at 9 a.m. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents. The event is an opportunity for residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure it […]

BREAKING: Promenade bomb threat was “only shoes,” says RCSO

BREAKING: Promenade bomb threat was “only shoes,” says RCSO

Deputy Albert Martinez with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has given the all clear following a bomb threat that caused the Promenade Temecula to be evacuated and surrounding roadways to be shut down. The Riverside County Hazardous Device Team arrived at the Promenade and upon investigation of the suspicious package determined the shoebox contained a pair […]

New supervisor names priorities going forward

RIVERSIDE – Former Temecula City Councilman Charles “Chuck” Washington took his seat Tuesday, March 10 on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, pledging to support programs and policies that create jobs, control spending and ensure public safety. “In performing my duties, I will draw on my experiences as a veteran, airline pilot, small business owner, investor and 15-year councilman,” Washington […]

BREAKING: Governor appoints Temecula City Councilman Chuck Washington to the Board of Supervisors

On March 4, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Temecula City Councilman Chuck Washington to fill the Board of Supervisors seat left vacant when former Supervisor Jeff Stone was elected to the California Senate. Washington is expected to join take his seat as a member of the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Board Chairman Marion […]

Search for missing hiker set to resume

Search for missing hiker set to resume

WARNER SPRINGS – The search for a man who disappeared during a hiking trek in the East County wilderness east of Palomar Mountain is scheduled to resume about 7 a.m. today. Authorities have searched in vain for two days for 28-year-old Chris Sylvia, who was reported missing Tuesday after he failed to arrive as planned at his final destination […]