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Riverside County couple sentenced to life in prison for torturing children

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Riverside County couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their Perris home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with parole possible after 25 y


New hotel, senior apartment complex proposed in eastern San Jacinto

The vision by a group of developers and three years of hard work brought the San Jacinto City Council’s approval of a proposed 25-acre major commercial development and senior apartment complex at the northeast corner of the Ramona Expressway and Main Street.


Death of cadet at Riverside County sheriff’s training center deemed suicide

A cadet died by suicide Thursday morning at the Ben Clark Training Center, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm that our staff received a call regarding the death of a recruit yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m.” sheriff’s officials said. ” … The incident


No hot water, bugs, dirty conditions: Restaurant closures and other inspections in Riverside County, April 12-18

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in Riverside County between April 12 and 18, 2019, according to the county’s Department of Environmental Health.


Soboba Fire Department offers classes

SAN JACINTO – The Soboba Fire Department will offer CPR-only classes May 7, July 2, Sept. 3 and Nov. 5. Combination CPR and first aid classes will be held June 4, Aug. 6, Oct. 8 and Dec. 3. Sessions will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Soboba Tribal Hall.


The Tuprins children talk to the Perris couple who abused 12 of them in court

Some of the children of David and Louise Turpin – who were about to be sentenced for abusing 12 of their children by shackling them to starving them – took the stand in Riverside Superior Court, saying they loved their parents and have overcome their extremely troubled childhoods.


Investment in the San Jacinto Valley is looking up!

Major projects in both Hemet and San Jacinto are poised for completion. Anyone familiar with the task of fostering economic development will readily admit that it’s an uphill climb in view of so many factors that come into play, all of which need to be present, to attain positive results.


Hemet Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center holds ribbon cutting

HEMET – This past Saturday, April 6, the community witnessed the grand opening of the Hemet Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center in the Hemet Auto Mall. Attendees enjoyed a barbecue, prize giveaways, live music and bounce houses for the children. Present were Fixed Operations Director Steve Adkinson, Qui


Hemet Council makes employment agreement with interim city manager

The Hemet City Council at its short April 9 council meeting approved an employment agreement with Christopher Lopez for the position of interim city manager until a new permanent city manager can be hired.


Head-on Gilman Springs crash kills Hemet man

A Hemet man was killed Sunday evening, April 14, in a three-vehicle crash on Gilman Springs Road reportedly caused when a driver tried to pass before slamming head-on into his oncoming vehicle.


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


16-Year-Old Believed to Be Intoxicated Is Arrested After Running Red Light, Killing Pedestrian: Torrance Police

A teenager suspected of driving while intoxicated struck and killed a pedestrian before crashing into two other vehicles in Torrance Thursday night, the Torrance Police Department said.


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification

The California board that processes tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board will begin notifying people on Monday if they owe more to the government than they paid or if a bigger refund check is coming.


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


Ex-LAPD Officer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl in Torrance

A former Los Angeles Police Department officer who admitted to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in her bedroom in Torrance was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison, officials said.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Highway 74, between Hemet and Idyllwild, to partially reopen Easter weekend

Southern Californians who like to spend time — and money — in Idyllwild will get the opportunity to do so on Easter weekend. Repairs on Highway 74 between Hemet and Mountain Center, badly damaged by a massive Valentine’s Day storm, have advanced to the point that Caltrans is ready to allow limited t


Turpin children ‘working toward forgiveness’ of parents in Perris torture case

The children of David and Louise Turpin gave their first public statements Friday, April 19, about the man and woman who had just been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for shackling and starving 12 of their 13 their children.