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Murrieta police chief will speak at Friends of the Murrieta Library meeting

The community is invited to attend the virtual meeting May 18 [...]

Young bull riders try to hold on for 8 seconds in Winchester

Riders as young as 4, both boys and girls, rode sheep, calves and steers at the Southern California Youth Bull Riders third event of the season. [...]

Joan Baez packed University of Redlands for ’64 homecoming concert

"Nothing like that ever happened in Redlands before," a reviewer wrote of the line to get inside. The singer is also recalled as a popular babysitter. [...]

Man killed in shooting in Wood Streets neighborhood of Riverside

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting, which took place on Friday afternoon, May 14. [...]

March Field Air Museum offers a look into military history

The museum depends on community support. [...]

Witness in George Floyd trial gets vacation, and new friendship, from Seal Beach man

Millions around the globe saw his riveting eye-witness account of Floyd's horrific death. As Charles McMillian puts it now, "When I cried, the whole world cried." [...]

Murrieta, Riverside students return to more in-person instruction on campuses

Other Inland Empire districts will wait until fall, while Murrieta Valley Unified and Riverside Unified have students back for a more traditional educational model. [...]

4-year plan for Bloomington and Muscoy includes proposals for homeless, animal shelter, parks

San Bernardino County Supervisor Joe Baca Jr. has unveiled a plan for the unincorporated parts of the county he represents. [...]

Roaches, broken cooler, plumbing issues: Restaurant closures, inspections in Riverside County, May 7-13

Health inspectors temporarily shut down four restaurants in Riverside, Cathedral City, Banning and Winchester during the past week. [...]

Here’s how to cannonball into pool season, safely

Coronavirus restrictions are relaxing and pools and splash pads are opening up for the season. [...]

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Corona

Man pleads guilty in series of Southern California Trader Joe’s robberies

The son of Gregory Johnson, 43, earlier pleaded guilty to taking part in two of the robberies. [...]

Three vehicles on the 91 Freeway in Corona hit with pellets or BBs

A fourth vehicle was reported to have been damaged in Riverside. [...]

Man dies after attack in El Cerrito, outside of Corona

Pedro Cervantes, 28, was fatally wounded Saturday morning in the 19000 block of Washington Street, near Marilyn Drive [...]

Morongo Casino hosting 2 jobs fairs; In-N-Out warehouse sells for $17M

The casino will host two job fairs Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Morongo Grand Ballroom. [...]

Fueled by pandemic, Fender expands instrument making in Corona

"The pandemic catalyzed incredible interest in learning guitar all around the world," says Ed Magee, Fender's executive vice president of operations "With that spike in interest comes growing demand for… [...]

7 more Inland Empire schools named 2021 California Distinguished Schools

A total of 14 Inland Empire schools were recognized this year. [...]

Commanding general in deadly AAV investigation is given leave, Navy launches investigation

The House Armed Services Committee hearing Monday focused on testimony from two top Marine leaders regarding the investigation into the July 30 accident, in which an amphibious assault vehicle took… [...]

Top Marines expected to testify to Congress about fatal AAV training accident and safety procedures

California representatives John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, who both sit on the House Armed Services Committee, asked for Monday's review of the details in the latest… [...]

Tire that came off van hits Porsche, killing passenger on 91 Freeway in Corona

The tire came somehow dislodged from a van and made its way past the center divider and into the windshield of the car, according to the California Highway Patrol. [...]

Riverside man charged with murder in freeway racing death

Drivers Marcos Calderon, 25, and Eduardo Faudoa, 19, both veered off the 91 Freeway and crashed on April 6, and Faudoa died. Calderon pleaded not guilty Friday. [...]

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Hemet

Riverside County’s coronavirus vaccine clinic in Hemet ‘on hold’

Hemet and San Jacinto currently lack a fixed-site clinic that's part of the county network [...]

DA: Hemet attorneys conspired to steal money intended for LA children’s hospital

Trent Wayne Thompson, abetted by Quinton Ray Swanson, received $320,500 promised by a 95-year-old woman's trust to St. Jude in Los Angeles, the District Attorney's Office said. [...]

Hemet police officer’s shooting of teen in 2019 was accidental, DA’s Office says

The officer was pointing his gun at a car containing suspects in an investigation into illegal drugs when the firearm discharged, a report said. [...]

Hemet City Councilmember Joe Males’ election may be ‘annulled’

A judge says the new councilman was not a District 4 resident when he began his election campaign [...]

Hemet Valley Mall to get Riverside County coronavirus vaccine clinic

Meanwhile, the clinic at Alessandro High School will close Friday, May 7 [...]

‘Ramona’ pageant canceled again by coronavirus; fundraiser set

To seek donations for the Ramona Bowl near Hemet, a virtual "Ramona-Thon" event is set for Saturday, May 1 [...]

Boys and girls of summer warm up with baseball, softball clinics in Hemet

Kids from 5 to 14 can brush up on their T-ball, softball and baseball skills at Jerry Searl Sports Park [...]

3 charged in connection with 2019 killing of Anza man at marijuana cultivation site

The three were charged in connection with the Nov. 3, 2019, shooting death of 64-year-old James Cidney Brown in the 39000 block of El Toro Road.  [...]

Driver from Hemet killed in solo crash in Riverside

A vehicle struck a tree Monday afternoon in the area of Victoria Avenue and Jefferson Street. [...]

Hit-and-run driver sought in Hemet after fatal crash

The collision happened at about 3:17 a.m. on Sanderson Avenue near Fruitvale Avenue when a woman in her mid-to-late 30s was either crossing or standing in the roadway. [...]

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Lake Elsinore

Community brings inspiration for this Lake Elsinore artist

“We learn together and challenge each other,” he said. [...]

Ortega Highway paving to slow traffic near Lake Elsinore

The daytime maintenance project is set to continue through Thursday, May 13 [...]

7 more Inland Empire schools named 2021 California Distinguished Schools

A total of 14 Inland Empire schools were recognized this year. [...]

Ortega Highway to remain closed through Thursday morning as crews tackle small brush fire

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. on the south side of Ortega Highway near the Riverside and Orange county line. [...]

Here’s what you need to know as Inland minor league baseball returns

Buying tickets, getting a hot dog and where to sit will be different this year at 66ers, Quakes and Storm games, which start Tuesday, May 4. [...]

Coronavirus vaccine clinic leaving Lake Elsinore stadium

Starting Thursday, April 29, shots will given from the Outlets at Lake Elsinore mall [...]

Motorcyclist killed in weekend crash on Ortega Highway identified as a Garden Grove man

The motorcyclist collided head-on with a car on Saturday outside of Lake Elsinore. [...]

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore

The crash temporarily closed Ortega Highway (Highway 74) [...]

Lake Elsinore artist’s path began as a child

Lisa Cabrera later opened a studio in the Pomona Arts Colony and has exhibited work in Ontario [...]

Lake Elsinore opens for 2021 season, welcoming visitors for boating, fishing and more

The popular 3,000-acre natural freshwater lake remained open during the pandemic, with restrictions. [...]

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Moreno Valley

Suspect arrested in connection with fatal Moreno Valley hit-and-run

At least one person was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a man in February. [...]

Kaiser Permanente opens coronavirus vaccine site at Moreno Valley Mall

The clinic can administer about 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses daily through either walk-in service or by appointment. [...]

Moreno Valley schools to host coronavirus vaccine clinic Saturday, May 15

A health and resource fair also will be held at Vista del Lago High School [...]

Moreno Valley man found shot to death after Rancho Cucamonga collision

Corey Deshawn Cooper, 39, was gunned down while driving, causing him to lose control, the Sheriff's Department said. [...]

Moreno Valley residents clean up sites in the community

The clean-up was part of the city's Day of Community Service. [...]

Man dies in solo vehicle crash in Moreno Valley

It happened late Saturday near Kitching Street and Sunnymead Boulevard. [...]

Man found fatally injured in residential area of Moreno Valley, suspect arrested

Police identified and arrested the suspect less than 24 hours after the victim was found fatally injured [...]

Body found after fire extinguished in Moreno Valley

Firefighters responded to a blaze in the 13400 block of Old 215 Frontage Road early Thursday morning. [...]

$47 million settlement reached in World Logistics Center lawsuit

To build the warehouse complex in Moreno Valley, developer will help truckers buy electric vehicles, protect wildlife and pay for air filters for area residents [...]

Fallbrook man killed in Highway 74 crash in Riverside County

A driver who died was identified as Gabriel Nieto Ruiz, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office.  [...]

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Murrieta

Motorcyclist dies in collision with car in Murrieta

It happened Friday night on Whitewood Road and Meadowlark Lane. [...]

Murrieta, Riverside students return to more in-person instruction on campuses

Other Inland Empire districts will wait until fall, while Murrieta Valley Unified and Riverside Unified have students back for a more traditional educational model. [...]

Dine 909: In Redlands, Sugarbee moves up and Cheesewalla moves in

Plus: Find out how to get Tax Day deals at Farmer Boys and a gift card bonus at Applebee's. [...]

Murrieta’s city manager named Woman of the Year for 67th Assembly District

Kimberley Summers, who has held the post since 2017, was saluted for her community contributions [...]

Guilty plea withdrawn for former Wildomar’s Faith Baptist Academy principal accused of sexual assault

Laverne Paul Fox was expected to be sentenced to 16 months in prison under a plea deal with prosecutors, but then the victim told the judge what happened to her… [...]

Carl Love: Menifee man gets liver transplant through unusual family connection

Doctors believe surgery saved the life of Michael Smith, who says he was "a part of a huge miracle" [...]

Almost $275,000 worth of hidden cocaine seized during traffic stop in Murrieta

A 46-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of transportation for sales of more than 8 pounds of illegal drugs. [...]

Residents of Murrieta community see their families in person again

Those who live at Vineyard Place, a memory care community, marked the occasion Saturday, April 10 [...]

Carl Love: Home improvement sweeps across southwest Riverside County

As longtime residents' houses age, it seems everyone is getting into the act of refurbishing homes and yards [...]

Man sought in Kern County homicide arrested after pursuit collision in Pomona

The pursuit began about 5 p.m. Tuesday in Murrieta. The driver of a pickup led authorities to Escondido in San Diego County before returning to Riverside County. [...]

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Norco

Students learn to scout filming locations at Norco workshop

The free Norco Location Scout Seminar introduced students to the basics of finding sites and other production details [...]

7 more Inland Empire schools named 2021 California Distinguished Schools

A total of 14 Inland Empire schools were recognized this year. [...]

Norco pediatric therapy group sets annual fundraiser

Event from Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy, which uses horses to help children with disabilities, is Saturday, May 1 [...]

Ex-Riverside County sheriff’s deputy is arrested in sexual-abuse case

Michael Dean, 57, of Norco, is accused of encouraging two women to sexually stimulate themselves in the back of his patrol car while he was on duty. [...]

Procession honors L.A. County deputy, a Norco resident, who died in a traffic crash

Deputy Jeffrey McKee, 35, was killed on March 28 in an off-duty collision in East Los Angeles. [...]

Ex-Riverside County deputy charged in on-duty sexual assaults of women

Michael Dean, a 25-year veteran who lives in Norco, is accused of encouraging women to touch themselves in the back of his patrol car. [...]

Procession in Norco to honor LA County sheriff’s deputy who died in crash

The public event for Jeffrey McKee will begin at about 9 a.m. on April 17 on Sixth Street before private services in Eastvale. [...]

Eastvale student creates virtual book club for Corona-Norco youths

The group has more than 100 members across the Corona-Norco Unified School District [...]

Norco families enjoy drive-thru Easter egg hunt

The coronavirus pandemic didn't keep the Easter Bunny from Horsetown, USA [...]

Guilty plea entered by ex-Norco school library clerk accused of inappropriate contact with student

Kyle Jeffrey Kammers, 35, of Riverside, was arrested in 2019. [...]

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Riverside

Riverside pursuit ends in police shooting, no injuries reported

The pursuit started when officers attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Main Street and Russell Avenue for a vehicle code violation. [...]

Man gets 35 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting woman and her daughter with disabilities in Riverside

Manuel Paul Benavente, 35, of Riverside pleaded guilty in March to several charges related to the attack. [...]

Man killed in shooting in Wood Streets neighborhood of Riverside

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting, which took place on Friday afternoon, May 14. [...]

Murrieta, Riverside students return to more in-person instruction on campuses

Other Inland Empire districts will wait until fall, while Murrieta Valley Unified and Riverside Unified have students back for a more traditional educational model. [...]

Here’s how to cannonball into pool season, safely

Coronavirus restrictions are relaxing and pools and splash pads are opening up for the season. [...]

Coronavirus tracker: California reported 1,885 new cases and 92 new deaths as of May 13

According to the California Department of Public Health, 33.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and 37% of residents are now fully vaccinated. [...]

Riverside Public Library offers a new option: cloudLibrary

The app is just one of many community benefits offered by the library. [...]

Wild bobcat kitten roaming UC Riverside Botanic Gardens is the cutest thing you’ll see all day

The bobcat kitten was captured on video roaming the gardens, with its sibling and mother not far behind. [...]

The Eat Index IE: Find out about a new delivery-only restaurant, plus changes in Riverside and expansions in Redlands

Also a former "Top Chef" contestant teams with Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa . [...]

Bruce Varner, prominent Inland Empire attorney, philanthropist, dies at 84

The Redlands resident helped establish an endowment for cancer research at UC Riverside [...]

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San Bernardino

Here’s how to cannonball into pool season, safely

Coronavirus restrictions are relaxing and pools and splash pads are opening up for the season. [...]

Coronavirus tracker: California reported 1,885 new cases and 92 new deaths as of May 13

According to the California Department of Public Health, 33.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and 37% of residents are now fully vaccinated. [...]

Alleged San Bernardino street takeover influencer and promoter arrested

Christian Acosta, 27, of San Bernardino was arrested on Monday, May 10, after a search warrant was served at his home in the 2800 block of North Lugo Lane. [...]

Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino requiring employees to get coronavirus vaccine

Many employees are unhappy with the requirement, and an online petition protesting it has more than 1,100 signatures. [...]

San Bernardino boy, 16, arrested in fatal shooting of Rialto man

Andrew Flores, 32, was identified as the victim in the fatal April 27 shooting at Baseline Street and Valaria Drive in San Bernardino. [...]

Coronavirus: California reported 21 new deaths but 13 fewer hospitalizations as of May 10

In California, 2,152 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, according to Monday's end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,733,657. [...]

Kayzo, Dillon Francis, Tiësto top Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland lineup

The two-day festival will take place Aug. 27-28 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. [...]

3 finalists named for San Bernardino Community College District chancellor

The candidates will present their vision for the district in virtual forums next week. [...]

Coronavirus tracker: California reported 830 new cases and 18 new deaths as of May 9

The daily average of new cases over the last 14 days was at 1,878 as of Sunday, May 9. [...]

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San Jacinto

Brush fire that started with fatal crash near San Jacinto is out

The fire, contained late Wednesday night, burned 226 acres. [...]

Boys and girls of summer warm up with baseball, softball clinics in Hemet

Kids from 5 to 14 can brush up on their T-ball, softball and baseball skills at Jerry Searl Sports Park [...]

Why did a San Jacinto hardware store owner disappear in 1911?

A search began after Milan Leffingwell didn't return from a lunch and business meeting in Riverside [...]

San Jacinto-area team runs race, raises awareness about drugs

Golden Era Productions' Truth About Drugs running team ran in the Easter Run [...]

Coronavirus vaccine available next week at Mt. San Jacinto College

Moderna shots will be given Monday, April 19, through Thursday, April 22 [...]

Three Riverside County school districts win counseling awards

The Alvord, Moreno Valley and San Jacinto systems earned the inaugural Power of Hope award [...]

Delayed by pandemic, Soboba tribe’s San Jacinto shopping center still planned

Its name has changed from Luiseño Village to Soboba Crossroads [...]

San Jacinto woman sentenced for threatening to blow up school

Sonia Tabizada, 36, phoned in threats to a Catholic girls' school in Washington, DC after it said it would print wedding announcements for same-sex marriages in a magazine. [...]

San Jacinto City Councilman Brian Hawkins to run for Congress

The Republican hopes to unseat Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, in 2022 [...]

Coronavirus vaccinations available at Mt. San Jacinto College’s San Jacinto campus

As of midday Tuesday, appointments are still available at 12:30 and 1 p.m. on Thursday. [...]

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Temecula

Cold case homicide: Rancho Cucamonga man arrested in death of wife, a Temecula resident

Jack Dennis Potter, 68, is accused of killing 54-year-old Laurie Diane Potter, whose remains were found Oct. 5, 2003 in San Diego County. [...]

Here’s how to cannonball into pool season, safely

Coronavirus restrictions are relaxing and pools and splash pads are opening up for the season. [...]

Thornton Winery brings back its Champagne Concert Series for 2021

The Temecula Valley winery is bringing back the popular concert series with returning favorites such as Dave Koz and Chris Botti, after skipping 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Carl Love: Jacob’s House in Temecula adds solar power with help from its friends

From a local business to an anonymous donor, generosity allowed the nonprofit group to overcame a fundraising challenge [...]

Temecula residents debate new race, equity commission

Some support the panel to promote diversity and racial justice, but others call it a waste of resources and say the city already is diverse, equal and inclusive [...]

Dine 909: In Redlands, Sugarbee moves up and Cheesewalla moves in

Plus: Find out how to get Tax Day deals at Farmer Boys and a gift card bonus at Applebee's. [...]

Temecula councilmember’s email called coronavirus the ‘China Virus’; she says she’s not racist

Jessica Alexander, whose May 4 note refers to federal pandemic dollars as "China Virus Relief funding," says it "breaks my heart to sit here and have people tell me that… [...]

Details emerge in Rancho Cucamonga photographer’s child porn case

Jesus Alberto Moreno Velazuez, 48, is accused of adding client images onto child pornography; and of placing hidden cameras throughout his home, including in his 10-year-old daughter's bedroom. [...]

Morongo Casino hosting 2 jobs fairs; In-N-Out warehouse sells for $17M

The casino will host two job fairs Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Morongo Grand Ballroom. [...]

Readers don’t mask their feelings about Temecula coverage

Comments poured in after David Allen's columns on the anti-masking Temecula figure and her "freedom" rally. He excerpts some of the praise and most of the criticism. [...]

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Riverside County

Riverside pursuit ends in police shooting, no injuries reported

The pursuit started when officers attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Main Street and Russell Avenue for a vehicle code violation. [...]

Man gets 35 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting woman and her daughter with disabilities in Riverside

Manuel Paul Benavente, 35, of Riverside pleaded guilty in March to several charges related to the attack. [...]

Bloomington woman dies in Jurupa Valley crash with UPS truck

The driver of the Corolla was identified as Nathaly Lopez Millan, 28, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office. [...]

Young bull riders try to hold on for 8 seconds in Winchester

Riders as young as 4, both boys and girls, rode sheep, calves and steers at the Southern California Youth Bull Riders third event of the season. [...]

Motorcyclist dies in collision with car in Murrieta

It happened Friday night on Whitewood Road and Meadowlark Lane. [...]

Man killed in shooting in Wood Streets neighborhood of Riverside

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting, which took place on Friday afternoon, May 14. [...]

Cold case homicide: Rancho Cucamonga man arrested in death of wife, a Temecula resident

Jack Dennis Potter, 68, is accused of killing 54-year-old Laurie Diane Potter, whose remains were found Oct. 5, 2003 in San Diego County. [...]

March Field Air Museum offers a look into military history

The museum depends on community support. [...]

Suspect arrested in connection with fatal Moreno Valley hit-and-run

At least one person was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a man in February. [...]

Murrieta, Riverside students return to more in-person instruction on campuses

Other Inland Empire districts will wait until fall, while Murrieta Valley Unified and Riverside Unified have students back for a more traditional educational model. [...]

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Sports

MLS-leading Sounders beat Los Angeles FC

Xavier Arreaga and Brad Smith scored second-half goals and the MLS-leading Seattle Sounders beat Los Angeles FC on Sunday night. [...]

Lakers finish regular season with play-in berth, host Warriors on Wednesday

LeBron James tweaks his ankle late but insists he'll be fine after his game-high 25 points lead the Lakers to a 110-98 victory over the short-handed Pelicans on Sunday night. [...]

USC women’s water polo routs UCLA for NCAA title

The top-seeded Trojans rewrite the record books with an 18-9 victory over their third-seeded rivals to take the program's sixth NCAA national title on Sunday at UCLA. [...]

Clippers play reserves, drop regular-season finale vs. Thunder

Their quest for the franchise’s first title, and for redemption after last season’s second-round collapse, will begin next weekend as the fourth seed against fifth-seeded Dallas. [...]

UCLA softball is No. 2 seed, will host Long Beach State in 4-team NCAA regional

The defending national champion Bruins (41-4 overall) open against the Big West Conference champs (30-9) on Friday night in a regional that includes Minnesota and Fresno State. [...]

LeBron James, Steph Curry to resume rivalry in play-in game

The era’s top winner (James) and its most stylistic scorer (Curry) have met 22 times in the playoffs across four NBA Finals series, with Curry holding a 3-1 edge. But… [...]

Alexander: Dodgers’ reinforcements are on the way … eventually

There might as well be a turnstile at the door to the Dodger clubhouse. Players are going to the injured list, players are coming in, and players are trying to… [...]

Clippers play it safe with heavy rest in regular-season finale

The Clippers rested Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Marcus Marcus Sr., Nicolas Batum and Rajon Rondo on Sunday, when they also planned to limit Ivica Zubac's participation. [...]

Dodgers done in by costly error in another one-run loss

Sheldon Neuse booted a grounder in the fifth inning, extending it long enough for Adam Duvall to hit a three-run home run. That proved to be the difference in the… [...]

What a concept: Either Josh Taylor or Jose Ramirez will stand alone as the 140-pound champ

Taylor and Ramirez put their undefeated records and all their belts on the line Saturday night, and it's winner-take-all in the super-welterweight division. [...]

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