54-acre fire fully contained after repeated ground and air assaults

ANZA – A 54-acre brush fire near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was fully contained tonight after repeated ground and air assaults, and a firefighter was hurt, the Riverside County Fire Department reported. The blaze at Tule Canyon Truck Trail and Terwilliger Road was reported at 3:26 p.m. Saturday, said department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson, adding that […]

Gunman ends argument at party by shooting three people

HEMET – A gunman ended an argument at a party in Hemet today by shooting three people, deputies said. The shootings occurred at 1:03 a.m. in the 40000 block of East Stetson Avenue in Hemet, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Mike. Deputies found three victims with gunshot wounds to their lower bodies. Two of […]

Bicyclist Shoots at Car During Road Rage Confrontation

HEMET – A bicyclist shot into a car occupied by a man, woman and child — none of whom were hit — during a confrontation in Hemet between the driver and a friend of the shooter, who slipped away in a waiting vehicle, authorities said today. The attack happened around 4 p.m. Thursday near the […]

Anza couple to raise money for Ronald McDonald camp

Anza couple to raise money for Ronald McDonald camp

Team We’re Not of this World led by Anza residents Cameron and Lois Henson will participate in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern California Walk for Kids 2011 held April 10 at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga to raise money for the SoCal nonprofit organization’s mission to send children, who have cancer or are in […]

50-year-old hiker found dead along Hemet trail

HEMET – A 50-year-old man was found dead along a hiking trail in east Hemet today, according to the sheriff’s department. Dean Hockersmith was found about 12:30 a.m. on a trail near Ramona Bowl Road after deputies got a report of a missing person about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. An autopsy will determine the […]

3.0 magnitude quake recorded in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD – A magnitude-3.0 earthquake was recorded today in the San Jacinto Mountains area, about eight miles from Idyllwild. The epicenter of the 12:55 p.m. temblor was eight miles southwest of Idyllwild and eight miles northwest of Anza, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damages or injuries as a result […]

Ill hiker near Crazy Horse Canyon Drive airlifted

AGUANGA – A hiker who became ill near Crazy Horse Canyon Drive was rescued and airlifted to a hospital today, a county fire spokeswoman said. The hiker was reported ill around noon in a remote area near the Riverside-San Diego County border. A San Diego County helicopter airlifted the hiker to a safe zone, where […]

All charges dropped for seven of nine San Jacinto school board and city council members

SAN JACINTO – Seven of the nine developers, school board and city council members caught up in an purported political corruption scandal in San Jacinto will apparently all charges dropped, it was reported today ”Mere association does not a conspiracy make,” said Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michele Levine. The defendants faced ”a hodgepodge of […]

Sandia Creek more than a riding center

Sandia Creek more than 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. Children take […]