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3 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Chuck Vasquez will argue indictment should be overturned

Attorneys are scheduled to argue Wednesday whether a grand jury indictment accusing a Cathedral City councilman of embezzling funds from an employee computer loan program should be overturned.

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Related Topix: Cathedral City, CA, Palm Desert, CA

7 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Mexican president praises California policies

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration reform.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Lake Elsinore, CA

10 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Murder defendant to face mental competency trial

A Riverside County man charged in three stabbing deaths of pedestrians who were strolling in their neighborhoods will be evaluated by doctors before a judge decides whether he can be tried for murder.

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Related Topix: Perris, CA

10 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County: $1M verdict for family of man slain by sheriff's deputy

Arturo Fernandez, 20, of Lake Elsinore, was shot and killed by a Riverside County sheriff's deputy in June 2011.

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Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

Trio Faces 20 Years for Alleged Pistol Whipping, Violent Robbery of San Jacinto Man

Jury deliberations will get underway Tuesday in the trial of three people accused of committing a home-invasion robbery against an ailing San Jacinto man who was tied up, pistol-whipped and threatened with death for nearly two hours.

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Related Topix: San Jacinto, CA

18 hrs ago | Patch.com

RivCo War Vets Offered Opportunity to Obtain Graduation Certificates

Veterans of foreign wars who didn't graduate high school have a second chance to get their diplomas, it was announced Monday.

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22 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Inland Empire gas price falls to lowest level since February 21st

A decrease of two-tenths of a cent Monday dropped the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire to its lowest amount since February 21st, $3.82.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA

Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

Catholic bishop in San Diego being treated for prostate cancer

Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores, who suffered a stroke in April, is being treated for prostate cancer, the Diocese of San Diego announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Corona, CA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Patch.com

RivCo Arrests Now At 379 for Ongoing Anti-DUI Operation

The end-of-summer Riverside County Avoid the 30 campaign -- named for the number of police agencies involved -- began the morning of Aug. 15. Between then and Sunday night, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints have been deployed in a number of locations.

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Related Topix: Beaumont, CA, Banning, CA, Desert Hot Springs, CA

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Riverside County chief deputy promoted to assistant sheriff

Sheriff Stan Sniff appointed Chief Deputy Raymond Gregory to the rank of assistant sheriff Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Indio, CA

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Victims ID'd in deadly motorcycle crash on Hwy 62

Lorne Powers, 62, of Joshua Tree was speeding east on state Route 62, east of North Indian Canyon Drive, on his Harley-Davidson about 7:25 p.m. Saturday when he lost control and veered into the path of an oncoming Jeep, clipping the vehicle.

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Related Topix: Joshua Tree, CA, Palm Springs, CA

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

4 juveniles arrested after attempted home robbery

Four juveniles were taken into custody Monday morning after an attempted home robbery in Thousand Palms, according to Deputy Munoz with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Thousand Palms, CA

KCDZ 107.7 FM

Motorcycle Crash on the Morongo Grade Saturday Night Kills Two

A motorcyclist and his passenger are dead after a crash coming up the Morongo grade Saturday night.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Menifee 24/7

Mann Has a Plan -- Not Only for Menifee, but the Region

In addition to his community involvement and leadership at the city level, Menifee Mayor Scott Mann has played a pivotal role in many regional agencies.

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Related Topix: Menifee, CA, California, Quail Valley, CA

KRNV-TV Reno

Death recommended in Calif. Marine couple killing

Jurors have recommended a death sentence for a former Marine that they convicted of killing another Marine and the man's wife in their Southern California home in 2008.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine woman fighting felony lynching charge after arrest during immigration protests in California

A college student who grew up in Maine is fighting a charge of felony lynching after she was arrested July 4 in a fractious immigration demonstration in Murrieta, California.

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Related Topix: Murrieta, CA, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

Lake Elsinore Valley News

Hemet: Man fatally struck by vehicle identified

The Riverside County coroner's office today released the name of a man who was fatally struck by a moving full-size car as he walked on a Hemet street.

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Related Topix: Hemet, CA

The Press-Enterprise

NorcoNORCO: Enforcement of horse trail parking ban expands

Riverside County Sheriff's Lt. Eric Briddick proposed to the City Council Wednesday that the two city agencies be used to expand enforcement to seven days a week rather than Norco Citizens on Patrol, a volunteer group that helps keep watch over the city.

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The Village News

State confirms mosquitoes in Riverside County test positive for West Nile virus

The state has confirmed that mosquitoes collected from several locations in the Murrieta/Temecula area, and one location in the Hemet area, tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Temecula, CA, Murrieta, CA, Hemet, CA, UC Davis

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sensible tiered water rates needed to curb use

Most Americans take water for granted. When we turn on the tap, out comes a limitless supply of potable water for less money than we pay for cellphone service or cable television.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Opinion

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