Family-owned Macala Orchards in Sage offer high quality extra virgin olive oils

Family-owned Macala Orchards in Sage offer high quality extra virgin olive oils

With concern of health care costs continuing to rise, residents are becoming more aware of the value of using virgin olive oil and other healthy foods. Meeting those needs with their own local extra-virgin olive oil and pomegranate jellies are Rich and Genine Macaluso working from their 20-acre Macala Orchards in Sage and warehouse outlet […]

Manzanita Ranch Mondays benefit begins Feb. 5

“You all come on down,” the Manzanita Ranch staff said, inviting residents and veterans to the first Manzanita Mondays event at the Rainbow Oaks Cafe in Rainbow all day, Monday, Feb. 5. Johnny Roberts, the Manzanita Ranch manager who operates a horse ranch in Anza “where the horses are the therapy,” announced the nonprofit ranch’s […]

Prescribed burns coming to Inland Empire mountains

Prescribed burns coming to Inland Empire mountains

SAN BERNARDINO – After the previous storm system moved through the area two weeks ago bringing considerable moisture and new grass growth, officials with San Bernardino National Forest are reminding the public of planned ecological restoration efforts using prescribed burning throughout the forest this winter. The prescribed burns, which will include both broadcast and pile […]

10 bald eagles spotted during January count

SAN BERNARDINO – More than 140 people participated in the winter bald eagle count in and around San Bernardino National Forest, Saturday, Jan. 13, observing 10 bald eagles. The seasonal count, which takes place during the winter months, is now in its 39th year and is organized by the U.S. Forest Service with California State Parks. The eagle […]

Interim fire chief named for Riverside County

PERRIS – An interim fire chief is in charge in Riverside County Fire Department, following the still-unexplained removal of John Hawkins by Cal Fire, the agency that employs him. Hawkins is still an employee of Cal Fire but is no longer Riverside County fire chief, a Cal Fire spokesman reported. Deputy Fire Chief Dan Talbot […]

New laws bring new questions about firearms and weapons in Riverside County

New laws bring new questions about firearms and weapons in Riverside County

A new law which addresses registering, regulating, purchasing, selling and possessing firearms in the state, which took effect Jan. 1, has some 6 million gun owners in the state wondering how those laws affect them. The sweeping changes to gun legislation over the past two years and subsequent court challenges, changing deadlines and contradictions in […]

Felon who molested, threatened runaways sentenced

MURRIETA – A felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Randy John Morasch, 55, was convicted […]

First baby of 2018 born at Hemet Valley Medical Center

First baby of 2018 born at Hemet Valley Medical Center

HEMET – On Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, the nurses and staff of the Family Birthing Center at Hemet Valley Medical Center welcomed into the world, little baby girl Karen Alexandra Morales, the first baby born in 2018 at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Little Karen Alexandra entered the world 2:09 p.m., Jan. 1, 2018, weighing 7 […]

Cal Fire 2017 totals prompt fire safety readiness

EL CAJON – Cal Fire has provided periodic updates on current statewide wildland fire statistics throughout 2017. Early on, the organization recognized that California was experiencing an unprecedented increase in the total number of fires as well as total acres burned. According to Cal Fire San Diego, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017, Cal […]

Volunteers needed for homeless point-in-time count 2018

RIVERSIDE – In just a few weeks, communities nationwide will begin conducting their annual point-in-time homeless count and survey. Up to 500 volunteers are needed to conduct Riverside County’s survey of the homeless to determine the region’s needs for homeless services and to help guide decisions about how to use resources. The Department of Public […]