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Centralia Police Investigate Rash of Vehicle Thefts, Prowls

Between Wednesday and Friday mornings this week, seven vehicles were reported stolen within Centralia city limits and another two from the rural Centralia area - most of them Hondas - in addition to three sets of wheels and tires taken off parked cars and several vehicle prowls. Sgt. Buddy Croy, wit


Olympic Club Going All in on Fundraiser for Statue of Centralia Founder

The McMenamin's Olympic Club has offered to donate every dollar spent on food, beverages and movies during a fundraiser toward the ongoing community effort to build a bronze statue of Centralia's founding family. Once it is built and paid for the statue, which is estimated to come with a price tag a


Sirens: Teens Suspected in Robbery; Assaults in Shop Class in Centralia

At 2:41 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to the 800 block of Eshom Road after receiving reports of an assault. Two juvenile males were accused of placing heated of pieces metal on two other students, causing minor injuries, in a shop class. Both suspects have been referred to prosecutors on thir


Centralia Native Charlie Albright Steps in for Soloist to Perform in Tacoma Saturday

Centralia native Charlie Albright, a world-renowned pianist, has agreed to step in on short notice to fill in for Andrew Tyson who was set to make his northwest debut in Tacoma on Saturday, Nov. 18. Tyson is suffering from an unforeseen illness and is unable to perform, according to a press release


Centralia College Trustee to Speak About Famous Centralia Native Roi Partridge

Centralia College Trustee Stuart Halsan will speak about one of Centralia's most famous residents and his wife at an upcoming History Pub Night at the Olympic Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Roi Partridge, born in Centralia in 1888, earned international fame as a teacher, etcher and artist, according to a


Letter: In Defense of Fun for Teens and the Centralia Library's Haunted House

I am writing because of all the negative views being shared about Centralia's Timberland Haunted Library. People always feel the need to share their opinions, whether positive or negative. Most of what I have heard about the Haunted Library has been negative. Well I want to be a positive voice. I co


Port of Centralia Adopts 2018 Budget; No Changes to General Levy Rate

Port of Centralia commissioners this week adopted the 2018 budget for the port, which shows revenues exceeding the expected amount of expenses for next year. The port expects revenues for 2018 to total $11,446,227 and expects an estimated $8,867,860 in expenses. During a public hearing prior to the


Teen Suspect in Alleged Robbery in Chehalis Claims Gang Affiliation

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a report of a robbery involving handguns and threats against teenagers Wednesday in Chehalis. Brandon Caley, 20, of Winlock, and Bryce A. Friedley, 17, of Chehalis made their first appearances in Lewis County Superior Court Friday on one count each


Nine Arrested At Temecula Checkpoint

TEMECULA, CA -- Nine drivers were arrested Friday night at a Temecula checkpoint. The checkpoint, which was conducted from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., happened at Rancho California Road and Margarita Road. According to the Temecula Police Department, one driver was arrested for allegedly driving under the

PATCH - 2017-11-19 17:25:27

Authentic Afghan cuisine is right at home at Skewers of Temecula

If you drove by Skewers of Temecula, you'd never guess it serves a treasure trove of authentic dishes from throughout Afghanistan. The land-locked country is bordered on the south/southeast by Pakistan, by Iran on the west, and by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on the north. Mountainous ter

RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-18 18:41:29

How a young girl from Temecula turned her experiences into published works

A middle school-aged girl moves to a small town in the 1980s. She aspires to be a writer, but how do you do that? The girl meets a remarkable high school teacher, takes two classes from her, and becomes a class favorite. When that teacher - her mentor - reads her work out loud, it validates her tale

RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-18 19:00:51

Temecula breast cancer center finds ways to help men, too

An organization that provides free services to women fighting cancer is also finding ways to help men and families. Located in Temecula, Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center has been providing free resources to women with breast cancer since 2001. The organization offers breast cancer dete


Temecula Family Displaced After Fire Scorches Home

TEMECULA, CA -- A family was displaced by a fire tonight that damaged their two-story home in Temecula. The non-injury fire was reported at 9:11 p.m. in the 42000 block of Villa Terrace Court and put out by 25 firefighters in 26 minutes, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Depart

PATCH - 2017-11-18 15:35:40

Temecula Valley Elks announces their annual "Hoop Shoot" contest

TEMECULA - All schools in the Temecula and Murrieta Valley are invited to participate in the Elks annual Basketball Hoop Shoot Contest. The 2017 winners of each school's contest will be invited to participate in the Elks Lodge Contest, to be held Dec. 2. The winners of the lodge's contest will be in


Old Town Temecula development proposal gets support from planning commission

A proposed development west of Old Town Temecula received a unanimous endorsement on Nov. 15 by the Temecula Planning Commission. The proposed Altair development on roughly 300 acres of land will next be discussed by the Temecula City Council at its Dec. 12 meeting. The development could include up


Temecula community set to commemorate Pechanga Pu'eska Mountain Day

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and city of Temecula are banding together for a holiday marking the end of the fight against Liberty Quarry. A Pechanga Pu'eska Mountain Day proclamation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at City Hall, 41000 Main Street. The inaugural holiday was


Ossining contends with a cat-roversy

Subscribed, but don't have a login? An advocacy group wants shelter boxes for neutered, vaccinated cats to be returned to public property, particularly a location behind the Central Avenue fire house, but Ossining officials say law does not allow them to be put on public property. Wochit OSSINING -


5 volunteers who go the extra mile during the holidays

The holiday season can be a time of joy and celebration, but for some, it can be a struggle to afford meals and gifts for their loved ones. Fortunately, thousands of Westchester residents volunteer their time each year to make things better for those who could use holiday pick-me-ups. After all, wha

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-20 11:00:03

High winds cause power outages in Rockland

Strong winds on Sunday downed trees and power lines in several communities in Rockland. About 40 Orange & Rockland customers in West Nyack lost power Sunday afternoon, and O&R crews have worked throughout the evening to repair the damage. The estimated time of power restoration in West Nyack was lis

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-20 01:58:47

Bulletproof Bob? The complex past and uncertain future of Sen. Menendez

With the Statue of Liberty shining in the distance, a beaming Robert Menendez took the stage at Liberty State Park in 2005 at the height of his political career. Jon Corzine, New Jersey's newly-elected governor, had arranged the ceremony in the shadow of the symbol of the American Dream to announce

NJ.COM - 2017-11-19 12:00:00