69th Annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival to return

The 69th Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival will be held Feb. 13-22, 2015. Every year, throngs of thousands arrive to watch the annual camel races, plays, demolition derbies, concerts and of course to enjoy world famous date shakes and fair food. This old fashioned fair offers old fashioned competition for pies, jellies, […]

Riverside County Board of Supervisors have bare minimum to hold meeting

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors had the minimum number of members on hand to legally conduct a meeting today but was forced to end proceedings early when one supervisor left to tend to other affairs. Under state law, legislative bodies must have a quorum available to carry out government business, and in Riverside County, […]

Police: Man posing as cop sexually assaults woman – Incident highlights need to exercise caution and recommends actions for motorists to protect themselves from impostors

CORONA – Corona police asked today for the public’s help in identifying a man who impersonated a cop to commit a sexual assault. “It’s a tragic event,” Corona police Sgt. Kim Velasco told City News Service. “We’re trying to get more details. Anybody who might have information should contact us.” According to Velasco, investigators have […]

Closing arguments set in penalty trial of man who killed couple

RIVERSIDE – Closing statements are scheduled tomorrow in the penalty trial of a man who joined three cohorts in killing a Marine sergeant and his wife at their French Valley home. Kesaun Kedron Sykes, 27, was convicted Aug. 5 of the 2008 murders of 26- year-old Quiana Faye Jenkins-Pietrzak and her husband, 24-year-old Janek Pietrzak. […]

Six-month-old girl is found safe after SWAT standoff in San Ysidro

SAN YSIDRO – A 6-month-old girl is safe today after her 28- year-old father, who allegedly kidnapped her, was taken into custody at the end of a SWAT standoff at a San Ysidro mobile home park, authorities said. Joshua Ivan Martinez allegedly kidnapped Nayeli Martinez following a domestic violence incident in Santa Barbara about 9 […]

Opening statements Monday in trial of man accused of killing newlyweds

Opening statements Monday in trial of man accused of killing newlyweds

RIVERSIDE – Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the trial of an ex-Marine accused of joining three comrades in killing a young sergeant and his wife during a home invasion robbery in French Valley. Kesaun Kedron Sykes, 27, could face the death penalty if convicted in the October 2008 slayings of 24-year-old Janek Pietrzak and […]