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Corona man hit and killed by vehicle in Menifee while trying to assist dog in the road

A Corona man died Thursday evening after officials said he was hit by a vehicle in Menifee while trying to help a dog in the road. Abel Soto, 25, was hit by a vehicle at around 5:20 p.m. on Highway 74 between Menifee and Briggs roads, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.


Heavy rainfall leaves mess in Riverside County, scattered showers expected

RIVERSIDE - Scattered showers are expected in Riverside County on Friday, Feb. 15 following a powerful storm that caused flooding that left a homeless woman dead in Corona, threatened a home in Lake Elsinore and prompted evacuation orders around recent burn areas.


Aranda Briones missing case in Moreno Valley: 2 brothers charged with murder

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- Two brothers suspected of killing a missing Moreno Valley teen have been charged with her murder, the district attorney's office said. Owen Skyler Shover, 18, and Gary Anthony Shover, 21, were charged with the murder of Aranda Briones, 16, who was reported by her fami


Did one email cost Riverside County $435,000 (and maybe more)?

Paul Angulo, the top financial watchdog for Riverside County, recently lamented the high cost of settling civil litigation against county government, telling supervisors in a public meeting that the county spends too much and settles too easily in the face of such claims.


Gov. Newsom Endorses Kamala Harris for President in 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020. The Democrat said in an MSNBC interview Friday: “I think the American people could not do better” than Harris. He added later in a tweet: “Kamala Harris is a fearless fighter. A voice for the voiceless and vulnerable


Heavy Rain Brings Flash Flooding, Debris Flows In Riverside County

The brunt of a powerful storm is expected to hit Riverside County Thursday, threatening flash flooding as well as mud and debris flows while mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for neighborhoods in Lake Elsinore and the Temescal Valley.


Riverside County firefighters rescue 14 from swift water in 5 separate incidents

Firefighters in Riverside County rescued at least 14 people in five separate incidents who were all trapped by fast-moving water amid a storm Thursday morning, including one person pulled from the middle of Temecula Creek and five who were freed from their vehicles stuck on a flooded roadway in Meni


Son arrested in California killing of parents, housekeeper

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community, authorities said Friday. Richard Nicholson, 64, Kim Nicholson, 61, and Maria Morse, 57, were identified as the victims found dead in a Newport Beach home


California man sentenced to more than 12 years for starting wildfire

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California man was sentenced to more than 12 years in state prison Thursday after he admitted to starting last summer’s Cranston Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, prosecutors said.


Loretta Beckwith is Arts Council Menifee February Artist of the Month

Some of Loretta Beckwith's earliest memories have to do with the world of art. She was born in 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and her father was a professional artist. His skills were wide-ranging, and he worked with a variety of mediums. He made much of his income as a graphic artist for theat


Menifee resident named to fall 2018 dean's list at Dean College

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Dean College announced that Tatum Ramsey of Menifee has earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree prog


Soboba Casino Resort is about to open, here’s how it’s honoring the past and looking ahead

A large, burgundy-colored Soboba Casino sign surrounded by light bulbs will greet visitors as they make their way to the luxe, new Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto. And while it will become a symbol for the new resort and a likely focal point for Instagram selfies, the sign itself is a link to th


$1.9 Million to Be Spent on Ridding California Marshlands of Giant Rodents

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.


Earthquake rattles parts of Riverside County

TEMECULA - A magnitude-3.3 earthquake struck Riverside County, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, authorities said this morning. The quake struck about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 about five miles northeast of Aguanga and 20 miles east of Temecula at a depth of about three miles, accor


California likely to sue Trump over emergency wall declaration: state AG

California is likely to sue President Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, told reporters there is no emergency at the border and Trump doesn't hav


California mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.


BMX riders now have limited use in Menifee's skateboard park

BMX bicycles will now be permitted for limited times at the Menifee’s Audie Murphy Sports Park’s skateboard area, and an amended administrative fine schedule for the violation of park rules was approved by the Menifee City Council Tuesday, Feb. 6.


Riverside Woman Killed in Flood Control Canal

CORONA, Calf. – A 20-year-old Riverside woman who was living with her boyfriend in a flood control canal in was killed in a flood on Thursday. At around 6:34 a.m., Corona Police and Firefighters responded to McKinley Street and Sampson Avenue for a swift water rescue from a nearby flood control cana


Storm damage limits access to mountain communities

Yesterday's storm caused all roads up and down the mountain to close. The Idyllwild Fire Department reports there was major damage to Highway 243 between Banning and Idyllwild and Highway 74 between Idyllwild and Hemet.


California lost nearly 10,000 solar jobs in 2018

California’s solar industry shed nearly 10,000 jobs last year over uncertainty about the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported solar panels and state policy changes, a new report reveals.