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Soboba Casino Resort opens in San Jacinto, aims to boost local economy

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (KABC) -- The new Soboba Casino Resort is open for business in San Jacinto. Only about a mile away from its previous location, the new 209-acre resort boasts a 15,000 square foot events center and a 200 room hotel.


Ex-Riverside County Man Charged in 1973 Murder of 11-Year-Old

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA -- A man who previously lived in multiple Riverside County cities has been arrested for the cold case murder of an 11-year-old Orange County girl who disappeared in 1973.


Major Crash Shuts Down SR-60 In Beaumont

BEAUMONT, CA — A crash in Beaumont on Thursday morning prompted officials to close a portion of State Route 60. The wreck was reported just after 10 a.m. along the westbound side of the highway, just west of Interstate 10, according to the CHP.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Hemet Police Rush Into Dangerous Crash Scene to Help Driver Suffering Medical Emergency

Hemet police arrived at a crash scene Wednesday afternoon to find a truck crashed into a tree with tires spinning at full speed and spewing dark smoke. Officers had to break into the truck to reach the driver, who they said was in the midst of a medical emergency.


Emaciated German Shepherd Dropped Off at Riverside County Shelter Now Recovering

A 23-pound German shepherd that was dropped off at an Inland Empire animal shelter earlier this week is "very emaciated," but "making a great comeback." The 8-month-old dog was dropped off Monday at Riverside County Animal Services' Jurupa Valley shelter.


Cheese steak sandwiches come with a Philly flair at Big Daddy’s in Hemet

The last time I had a memorable cheese steak was at Greasy Tony’s in college at Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J.Well, Big Daddy’s CheeseSteaks in Hemet just brought back all those physical memories in Technicolor, with a nod to Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past.


Closures of Storm Damaged Riverside County Routes May Last Months

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA -- Highways between Hemet and Palm Springs that were severely impacted by last week's storm will remain out of service for the next month or two while repairs are made, state officials said Feb. 19.


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Tax returns and your car

Greetings from the Hemet Car Guy, All year long, you shell out money to keep your car rolling. But as you file your federal tax return this year, your car-related expenses could actually save you some money. I’m not a tax preparer nor do I play one on TV, so that’s why I investigated the following.


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Cold storm to hit Southern California, dropping snow levels and producing hail

Another storm is moving into Southern California, bringing some rain but also the possibility of snow at very low elevations. ►A storm moving in Wednesday night and Thursday morning will bring light rain to coastal and basin areas but snow to very low mountain elevations.


California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder

California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.


See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it

In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.


Latest location of California bikini-barista coffee shop encounters criticism: 'Just disgusting'

The opening of a new bikini-barista coffee stand in California’s Bay Area is drawing the eyes – and the ire – of nearby residents. The latest location of Pink Pantherz Espresso, a coffee chain that employs bikini- or lingerie-clad servers, is being criticized as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” afte


Hemet woman may have killed herself, beloved aunt after 20 years of caregiver exhaustion

She dedicated herself to the often exhausting and thankless job of care giving. Then a few days after Christmas, 54-year-old Saundra Jay took her life — and the life of the beloved aunt she had cared for 20 years, said Mary Tisdale, Jay’s younger sister.


Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions

LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


White House cuts off talks with California over fuel standards

(CNN)The Trump administration has cut off talks with California over vehicle emission standards, setting up another high-profile legal showdown between the Democratic-controlled state and the Trump administration.


Murreita Pothole Becomes a Sinkhole: Beware of Street Closure

MURRIETA, CA -- A pothole that emerged on Alta Murrieta Drive between Murrieta Hot Springs and Rockcrest has turned into a sinkhole, and police are urging motorists and pedestrians to use caution in the area.