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4 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Fire agencies prepare for busy season, ask residents to do the same

Dry weather and an ongoing drought in Southern California are putting fire departments all over Southern California on high alert for a dangerous and active fire season.

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Related Topix: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Hawkins, Chemicals, Idyllwild, CA

6 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Prison for man who tried to have wife killed

Eric Scott Nelson, 49, of Wildomar, was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill his wife.

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Related Topix: Wildomar, CA, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Murrieta, CA

7 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Public Safety: Inland fire departments promote smoke detectors

Murrieta Fire Department Capt. Matt Corelli, left, ask about the smoke detector batteries supplied by home owner Delvin Smith, 85, right, as firefighter/paramedic Ben Hunt, middle, removes the old battery in a smoke detector on Friday, April 18. The department has a program that helps seniors replace batteries in smoke detectors that are out of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Murrieta, CA

11 hrs ago | Patch.com

Woman Turns Knife on Would-be Rapist in Cherry Valley Attack

A Beaumont man is behind bars Thursday, suspected of trying to rape and kill a woman in a violent encounter at an abandoned Cherry Valley home, Patch has learned.

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Related Topix: Cherry Valley, CA, Beaumont, CA, Cabazon, CA

14 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

TEMECULA: Pechanga mechanics build cool service truck

With a burnt-orange paint job and diamond chrome plating, it looks like something that would be on display at one of the local Southwest Riverside County car shows.

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Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Canyon Lake, CA

18 hrs ago | My FOX LA

Whooping Cough Cases Spike

From Ventura to Los Angeles, Orange to Riverside, whooping cough cases are on the rise.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infants & Newborns, Family, Los Angeles County, CA

22 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts

Highland man makes 1,000th blood donation at Lifestream

Bob Hitchman, 59, of Highland, makes his 1,000th blood donation totaling 125 gallons, at LifeStream in San Bernardino, Ca., Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Highland, CA, San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County: Da Zellerbach under investigation for political sign tampering

Indio police confirmed Wednesday they were investigating a complaint that Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach had pushed over an outdoor campaign sign of his opponent, prosecutor Michael Hestrin.

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Related Topix: Indio, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Menifee 24

Arrests Made in Connection With Perris Home Invasion Robbery

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred April 10 in Perris, police said today.

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Related Topix: Perris, CA

The Press-Enterprise

HUNNEMAN: America's 50 funniest cities listed in new survey

Kevin Millard from Murrieta, a local aspiring comedian performed at The Comedy Club at Pechanga Resort & Casino in 2010.

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Related Topix: Murrieta, CA, University of Colorado Boulder, Temecula, CA

Patch.com

Riverside County Superior Court Speeds Up Availability of Online Documents

People seeking information on criminal and civil cases via the Riverside County Superior Court website can now obtain documents nearly instantaneously -- at a cost -- instead of waiting for a clerk to send them.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

DHS Police Chief on medical leave; city asks Sheriff's Dept for bid

The city of Desert Hot Springs police department is once again thrust into center stage.

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Related Topix: Desert Hot Springs, CA, Calexico, CA

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Cancer patient's medical marijuana ripped away by thieves

Doctors diagnosed David Cochran with stomach cancer in 2008. He turned to medicinal marijuana for the pain, got licensed and started growing it.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Palm Desert, CA

Lake Elsinore Valley News

Caregiver Accused of Killing Moreno Valley Women to Stand Trial

A convicted felon accused of killing two Moreno Valley women for whom he worked as a caregiver, and later breaking into his sister's home and assaulting several occupants, must stand trial on murder and other charges, a judge ruled today.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

City Crews Prepare for Another Round of High Winds

As the high winds are expected to pick up Tuesday night, it could make driving difficult by reducing visibility, and forcing the closure of several roads in the valley.

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Related Topix: Weather, Palm Springs, CA

The Press-Enterprise

MENIFEE: Man shot by deputies was 'eyes and ears' of Sun City

Jason Larragoitiy, 40, of San Clemente, looks at his father's dead body while Riverside County sheriff's investigators collect evidence Tuesday, April 22. Mickey Larragoitiy, 58, was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in his garage in the Sun City neighborhood of Menifee the previous night, family and sheriff's officials said.

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Related Topix: Sun City, CA, Menifee, CA

The Modesto Bee

Alleged gunman shot by Riverside County deputy

Authorities say deputies were called to a home in Menifee Monday night to check on a man's welfare and found him in the garage.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Patch.com

Two Supervisors Say Public Would 'Do Well' If Either D.A. Candidate Elected

By Paul J. Young, City News Service: Residents of Riverside County will be well served by whoever prevails in the Riverside County district attorney's race, whose two candidates are both "impressive," supervisors who have endorsed both men said this week.

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The Press-Enterprise

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Temecula march a first

Two 'Stolpersteine', or stumbling stones, in Berlin that are memorials to Jews killed by the Nazis.

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Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Israel, World News, Middle East, Murrieta, CA

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County: Youth character award to be renamed for Jamil Dada

Riverside County supervisors are poised to rename an award recognizing character in youth for a longtime community leader and workforce investment advocate.

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