Fire crews to conduct prescribed burn in Idyllwild Tuesday

IDYLLWILD – Fire crews will conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow to clear away brush and create a fire buffer in Idyllwild. The burn will take place along the Redhill south fuel break below the Nature Center. The break was established in 1994 to provide a fire buffer from Pine Cove to Strawberry Creek, according to […]

Sandia Creek Ranch Offers More Than Just a Riding Center

Sandia Creek Ranch Offers More Than Just a Riding Center

For over 22 years – since 1988 — the Sandia Creek Ranch has been providing a place where youngsters can go to learn how to ride a horse while developing life skills. This is not just a horse ranch, although they do raise and train their own horses, but a very special place. Yes, children […]

Three men arrested and female driver cited for driving with suspended license during routine traffic stop in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO – Three male passengers were arrested and a female driver was cited for driving with a suspended license during a routine traffic stop in San Jacinto, sheriff’s deputies said today. Gabriel Garcia, 20, and Juan Perez, 18, both of San Jacinto, were arrested for possession of a loaded concealed firearm and Angel Vertiz, […]

Verizon upgrades wireless network along Highway 74 and 243

IDYLLWILD – Verizon has upgraded its 3G wireless network along Highway 74 and Highway 243 in Idyllwild, improving high-speed wireless data and voice connections, the company announced today. Hundreds of upgrades since December 2009 have increased the company’s 3G data and voice capacity by nearly 30 percent in Southern California, according to the company. The […]

Two microquakes reported near Anza

ANZA – Two microquakes rattled the southern Riverside County crossroads of Anza, according to automated seismographs and computers operated by the U.S. Geological Survey. A 1.5-magnitude quake occurred at 6:40 a.m roughly 12 miles northwest of Anza, followed by a 1.8-magnitude quake at 9:51 a.m. roughly 5 miles northeast of Anza. The two small quakes […]

San Jacinto man previously convicted of possessing child porn arrested again

SAN JACINTO – A San Jacinto man previously convicted of possessing child pornography was behind bars today on suspicion of the same offense after deputies called to his home saw alleged explicit pictures of minors, according to the sheriff’s department. James O’Neill, 53, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, violating the conditions […]

San Jacinto attic fire breaks out Sunday

SAN JACINTO – The cause of a house fire in San Jacinto was under investigation today, a fire official said. The fire broke out shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the attic of a two- story home in the 700 block of Sweet Clover Court, said Cheri Patterson of the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters […]

41-year-old man killed from injuries suffered from fight in Anza

ANZA – A 41-year-old man was killed from injuries he suffered from a fight in Anza, a sheriff’s sergeant said today. The altercation was reported at 11:57 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 59000 block of Reynolds Way, Sgt. Michael Lujan of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Arriving deputies found the victim dead […]