“Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bags” to be delivered to every Temecula home on Saturday

TEMECULA — City officials are reminding Temecula residents that they may notice Temecula Valley Helping Hands volunteers, representatives from the City of Temecula, and other organizations including the Kiwanis Club and local scout troops, walking in their neighborhoods Saturday, June 23. The volunteers and others will be going door to door, dropping off a “Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bag” at every […]

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Winners announced for 18th Annual Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival

TEMECULA ─ Officials announced today the winners of last weekend’s 18th Annual Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival. Hosted by City of Temecula, the annual three-day festival, which ran from Friday through Sunday, June 8 – 10, featured exhibits from 48 fine artists in all mediums, as well as 18 chalk artists who vied for awards in six categories while […]

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MURRIETA: 22-year-old man arrested for repeatedly stabbing, beating father to death

MURRIETA — A 22-year-old Murrieta resident was arrested after officials responded to a private residence and found an elderly man who had been beaten and stabbed to death, Saturday afternoon, June 9. Officials have not released any known or suspected motive for the deadly attack that happened on the 39000 block of Sunrose Drive, in a residential neighborhood north of […]

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TEMECULA: Teens invited to make their own one-of-a-kind, mini-survival tins at June library event

TEMECULA — Are you a teen who loves to go on an adventure at a moment’s notice? Do you try to be prepared for any unexpected crisis or emergency? Before hitting the trails or heading out on your next adventure, join other area teens interested in making a one-of-a-kind, customize-able Adventure/Survival Tin at next month’s special Survival Kit Tins event […]

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Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival offering flights over picturesque wine country

TEMECULA, CA – It is the most picturesque flight over Southern California Wine Country. A hot air balloon flight during the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival June 1-3, whisks you over the pristine landscape of Lake Skinner in a corner 14,000 acres of a multi-species reserve. Outside of the preserve rolling hills of vineyards fill the vista – a […]

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Meet Walter Santos During Temecula Public Library’s “Conversations with a Landscape Photographer”

TEMECULA — Photography and art enthusiasts have been invited to meet local landscape photographer Walter Santos – whose art work has long graced the walls of the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library – as he recounts many of the fascinating aspects of his life and career as a professional photographer. Other featured upcoming library events: Teens invited to make their […]

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TEMECULA: Wanted for stalking & peeping, transient arrested after reports of annoying school children

TEMECULA — A man wanted in connection with an ongoing stalking and “peeping” investigation was arrested after deputies responded to reports of a possible child annoyance outside a Temecula middle school, Friday, May 11. After an investigation, deputies arrested 26-year-old, Adam Paul Baumgartel. According to officials, Baumgartel is a “local Temecula transient.” However, according to friends and family, Baumgartel grew […]

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MURRIETA: Elderly hiker rescued from remote hiking trail after heat injury

MURRIETA — An elderly woman was rescued Saturday afternoon from a remote, hiking trail in the hills west of Murrieta and Temecula. The unincorporated area is home to a number of popular, well-traveled hiking trails, including Sylvan Meadows, Santa Rosa Plateau and Hidden Valley Trails among others. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the Vernal Pool Trail, in the area of Rancho California and Tenaja Roads, shortly before […]

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UPDATED: Man charged with DUI, murder, after fiery wreck that killed woman, 28

UPDATED: Tuesday, Apr. 10, 9 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND PHOTOS BELOW FRENCH VALLEY — An allegedly intoxicated man who officials say ran a red light and plowed broadside into a car was briefly hospitalized and then arrested Sunday, April 8. The DUI-related accident caused a fiery, four-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that killed a Winchester woman. The accused drunk driver remains in custody on $1 million bail. Riverside […]

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WINCHESTER: Man with “significant injuries” arrested for murder after woman’s body found in roadway

WINCHESTER — Authorities are asking for the public’s help piecing together what might have led to a woman’s death early Saturday morning, Mar. 31. Deputies who responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon found the woman’s lifeless body in the area of Winchester and Pourroy Roads in the unincorporated area of Winchester. A man with “significant injuries” who officials found near the deceased […]

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