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1 hr ago | Lake Elsinore Valley News

Former local woman Nia Sanchez crowned as Miss USA 2014

Sanchez, 24, won the title of Miss USA 2014 on June 8 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Menifee, CA, Sacramento, CA

5 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Riverside County Sheriff's Department is hiring

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is hiring. It held a career fair Saturday at the Palm Desert Sheriff's station to demonstrate what joining the team is all about.


Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA

9 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Deadly accident closes down Hwy 111

A motorcyclist was killed when he and a vehicle collided in Indian Wells, shutting down traffic for six hours, a sergeant said Saturday.


Related Topix: Indian Wells, CA

13 hrs ago | The Village News

Supervisors to consider $325 million bond sale to cover costs of jail

The Board of Supervisors next week will consider whether to authorize the sale of up to $325 million in bonds to cover construction costs for the East County Detention Center in Indio, as well as other public projects in Riverside County.


Related Topix: Prison, Indio, CA, Murrieta, CA, Banning, CA

17 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

PerrisPERRIS: Don't judge me, arrested councilman says

Julio Rodriguez, 28, a member of the Perris City Council, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance June 24, at a Perris motel, sheriff's officials said.


Related Topix: Perris, CA, Drugs

22 hrs ago | Lake Elsinore Valley News

Trial date set for man accused of stabbing Highway Patrolman

An Oct. 15 trial date was confirmed today for a Riverside man accused of stabbing a California Highway Patrol officer who stopped him from hurling himself off a freeway overpass in 2012.


Related Topix: Riverside, CA, Riverside (Riverside, CA), Prison

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Menifee Man Arrested on Rape, Other Sex Assault Charges

A Menifee man was jailed on a quarter million dollars bail Friday, after he was arrested this week for the alleged sexual assault of a woman.


Related Topix: Menifee, CA, Murrieta, CA

The Press-Enterprise

PERRIS: Man accused of distributing child porn, sexual assault

A Perris man facing federal charges of distribution of child pornography was arrested Thursday, July 10, on suspicion of oral copulation with a minor under age 10. Mark David Wade, 36, was also accused of child annoyance, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.


Related Topix: Perris, CA, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Press-Enterprise

THERMAL: Fire burns in heavy brush

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in the 69400 block of Fillmore Street south of Thermal between La Quinta's southeast city limits and the Salton Sea.


Related Topix: Fire, Thermal, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, La Quinta, CA

Menifee 24

County Turns Over Kay Ceniceros Center to City of Menifee

Riverside County Supervisors Jeff Stone and Marion Ashley present Menifee Mayor Scott Mann with the key to Kay Ceniceros Senior Center, symbolic of the county turning over ownership of the facility to the City.


Related Topix: Menifee, CA, Sun City, CA

NBC Philadelphia

Grandma Gets Probation for Meth Tea

A grandmother arrested after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank meth-laced tea late last month has been sentenced in Southern California to four years probation and 60 days in custody, according to court records.


Fire Breaks Out in Banning Home

Firefighters contained a Banning fire in less than an hour Thursday, and managed to stop it from spreading to any nearby structures, fire officials report.


Related Topix: Fire, Banning, CA

Menifee 24

City Stays With Animal Friends of Valleys for Field Services

Through a recent vote of the Menifee City Council, animal control field services in the city will continue to be handled by Animal Friends of the Valleys of Wildomar.


Related Topix: Wildomar, CA, San Jacinto, CA, Menifee, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Riverside County Sheriffa s Department looking for recruits

Potential applicants will have an opportunity to speak with recruiters and current employees about job opportunities and attend presentations on Saturday at the sheriff's Palm Desert station, beginning at 8 a.m. Open positions include correctional deputy, correctional cook, accounting assistant and office assistant.


Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA, Blythe, CA

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes southwest of La Quinta

Map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Thursday afternoon's 3.3 earthquake southwest of La Quinta.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, La Quinta, CA, Geology, Science, Palm Desert, CA

The Press-Enterprise

INDIO: Police make arrest in bank robbery; possible connection to more

A 34-year-old Indio man suspected of robbing a BBVA Compass bank last month has been arrested, Indio police confirmed Thursday.


Related Topix: Indio, CA, Thermal, CA

The News Tribune

Calling Pierce County renters: Do you rent from Invitation Homes? Share your story

As we've reported, Blackstone's Invitation Homes is the biggest player in this game across the country, and in Pierce County , too.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

The Modesto Bee

Grandma sentenced after toddler drinks meth tea

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Cynthia Ann Watson entered the pleas Tuesday in a Riverside County court.


Related Topix: Idyllwild, CA, Modesto, CA

Menifee 24

Locals Fight to Keep Community Rural In Midst of Change

A community meeting was held Tuesday, July 8 for residents of Murrieta and adjacent unincorporated county areas to address concerns about new housing developments that could potentially alter their rural lifestyle.


Related Topix: Murrieta, CA, Menifee, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Standing vigil in Murrieta: Immigration opponents, advocates wait for what comes next

MURRIETA >> Lounging in lawn chairs and chatting quietly about mutual friends, work and just a bit of politics, the handful of men and women by the side of the road could almost be neighbors on any street anywhere.


Related Topix: Murrieta, CA