DailySoCal.com http://www.dailysocal.com Breaking and local news, entertainment, and lifestyle for Southern California. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:30:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Pooch Pulled From Dumpster Up for Adoption http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/pooch-pulled-dumpster-adoption/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/pooch-pulled-dumpster-adoption/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:30:57 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9092 JURUPA VALLEY (CNS) – A 3-year-old Chihuahua mix rescued from a Jurupa Valley dumpster is available for adoption, Riverside County Animal Services announced today. The dog, nicknamed “Oscar,” is in good health, according to Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh. Oscar has been in the care of employees at the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter at 6851 Van Buren Blvd., where the pooch was taken when he was found Saturday. According to Welsh, a mobile home park resident in the 6000 block of Mission Boulevard found the black-and-tan dog in a dumpster about 9 a.m. and notified the park manager, who in turn contacted animal control officers. Oscar was pulled to freedom and taken to the shelter, where he underwent a complete exam. “The dog was slightly overheated, but otherwise his health was OK,” Welsh said. An investigation into who threw Oscar in the trash was continuing. Rewards totaling $2,000 have been posted for information leading to the successful prosecution

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Crazy Video Shows Wall of Water From Tuesday’s Severe Storms http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/crazy-video-shows-10-foot-wall-water-tuesdays-severe-storms/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/crazy-video-shows-10-foot-wall-water-tuesdays-severe-storms/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:14:16 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9086 A video uploaded to YouTube by user Kirk Roland, shows a wall of water from Tuesday’s severe weather. The video, posted on September 16, was taken outside Roland’s home in Joshua Tree. “Thunder Storm dumped some crazy amount of water in minutes, a 10 foot wall of water comes down our wash,” Roland wrote in the video’s description.

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Canine Catches Suspected Hemet City Hall Burglar http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/canine-catches-suspected-hemet-city-hall-burglar/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/canine-catches-suspected-hemet-city-hall-burglar/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:04:52 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9079 HEMET (CNS) – A man suspected of breaking into Hemet City Hall today was apprehended by a police canine set loose in the building when the would-be burglar refused to surrender. Shadriss Xavier Wespi of Hemet was arrested around 2 a.m. on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and being in possession of brass knuckles. According to Hemet police, officers were called to city hall at 445 Florida Ave. to investigate an alarm activation. A sliding glass door on the second floor was found open, and officers heard what sounded like someone moving around inside the facility, according to police. A K-9 team was summoned to the location, and when Wespi refused commands to show himself, police dog “Jack” was turned loose to sniff him out, police said. Moments later, Jack had Wespi cornered, allowing his handler to immediately take the suspect into custody, according to police. The suspect apparently was bitten and was provided medical treatment before being booked into

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NORCO: Pair Suspected of Snatching Property from Cars in Parking Lot http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/norco-pair-suspected-snatching-property-cars-parking-lot/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/norco-pair-suspected-snatching-property-cars-parking-lot/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:47:30 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9076 NORCO (CNS) – Two men suspected of breaking into vehicles parked outside a Norco gym were out of custody today. Adrian Mota Fuerte, 28, and Richard Juarez, 24 — both of Norco — allegedly stole numerous items from cars outside the LA Fitness at 1377 Hamner Ave., according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The pair were spotted by witnesses Tuesday afternoon “walking through the parking lot and looking into vehicles,” sheriff’s Sgt. Christian Dekker said. “Additional information reported the subjects began breaking into the vehicles, removing property and putting it into their dark blue pickup truck.” Deputies arrived a short time later and stopped the men as they were preparing to leave the area, according to Dekker. After locating evidence in the bed of the pickup, the suspects were each arrested on suspicion of burglary, receiving stolen property, being in possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit a felony. They were booked into the Robert Presley Jail

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MURRIETA: Judge Halts Murrieta Trial; Mental State of Mom Assault-er Questioned http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/murrieta-judge-halts-trial-mental-state-mom-assault-er-questioned/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/18/murrieta-judge-halts-trial-mental-state-mom-assault-er-questioned/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:19 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9072 MURRIETA- In the face of mounting concerns about the man’s mental condition, a judge today called a halt to the Murrieta trial of a convicted felon accused of trying to kill his 70-year-old mother. After three days of testimony, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark Mandio decided to dismiss jurors hearing evidence against 49-year-old Gregory Alan Cornelius and appoint two doctors to conduct separate psychological examinations to ascertain the defendant’s mental competence. Mandio directed the doctors to file their reports by Nov. 7, when a hearing will be conducted to further discuss how to proceed with the case. Cornelius remains held in lieu of $2 million bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta. He could face more than 20 years in prison if convicted of attempted murder, torture, elder abuse and false imprisonment for an alleged attack on his mother in 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. According to court documents,

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Lights Back on After Storm-Related Outages http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/lights-back-storm-related-outages/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/lights-back-storm-related-outages/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:33:55 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9070 WILDOMAR (CNS) – Electrical service was restored today to areas slammed by thunderstorms in southwest Riverside County, where at least one road remained closed today because of damage. According to Southern California Edison, roughly 4,000 customers lost power amid a thunderstorm that knocked down transmission lines Tuesday. Outages occurred in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar, where the storm was most intense and longest lasting. Several streets flooded when storm drains became clogged or were overwhelmed. A nearly milelong stretch of Lost Road, between Navajo Springs Road and Lake View Drive, was impassable because of standing water and mud. According to Wildomar Assistant City Manager Dan York, the road remained closed this afternoon. At Elsinore High School on Canyon Drive, cleanup efforts lasted all morning. According to school officials, Monday’s downpour triggered flooding and mud flows on the campus, damaging the athletic field. Water also seeped into school buildings, including the gym,

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Friday Night High School Football Previews http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/friday-night-high-school-football-previews/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/friday-night-high-school-football-previews/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:35:01 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9061 Check Out Who Your Favorite Team Plays This Week Southwestern League Vista Murrieta-Lakewood                           Home The Broncos play their home opener this Friday night as they host the Lancers from Lakewood. Vista Murrieta is 1-1 after dropping a heartbreaker to Del Oro on an interception that was run back for a TD in the last minute of the game last week. The Lancers are 1-2 and are coming off a convincing 64-0 shutout victory over Mayfair. Murrieta Valley-Rancho Cucamonga        Away The Nighthawks travel to Rancho Cucamonga to take on the Cougars Friday night. Murrieta Valley is 1-1 and coming off a Bye week. Rancho Cucamonga is 2-1 and ranked sixth in the CIF SS West Valley Division. The Cougars were stung by Bishop Amat 46-17 and look to rebound against the Nighthawks. Murrieta Valley’s last game was a 30-20 loss to Citrus Hill. Murrieta Mesa-Palm Springs                    

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VIDEO: Car Burns Up in Fast Food Restaurant Drive-Thru http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/video-car-burns-food-restaurant-drive-thru/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/video-car-burns-food-restaurant-drive-thru/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:12:39 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9062 This is an embedded post and may take a few moments to load. Post by City of Murrieta Fire Department.

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Inland Empire Gas Price Drops to Lowest Amount Since Feb. 13 http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/inland-empire-gas-price-drops-lowest-amount-since-feb-13/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/inland-empire-gas-price-drops-lowest-amount-since-feb-13/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:27:57 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9056 RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped four-tenths of a cent today to $3.736, its lowest amount since Feb. 13. The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has decreased 66 of the past 71 days, dropping 41.3 cents, including three-tenths of a cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 4.2 cents less than one week ago, 10.3 cents lower than one month ago and 27.5 cents below what it was one year ago.

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Flash Flood Watch Issued Until This Evening http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/flash-flood-watch-issued-evening/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/flash-flood-watch-issued-evening/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9054 FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS TODAY… A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL SET THE STAGE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH BY SUNSET THIS EVENING. SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASED FLASH FLOOD THREAT. RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS COACHELLA VALLEY …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING… THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS…COACHELLA VALLEY… RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS…SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS…SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS AND SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS. * UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING * THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE RELATIVELY STATIONARY…ADDING TO THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER ONE LOCATION IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. * THE RISK OF FLASH

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TEMECULA: Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival Starts Today http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/temecula-temecula-valley-international-film-music-festival-starts-today/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/temecula-temecula-valley-international-film-music-festival-starts-today/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:39 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9045 TEMECULA- The 2014 Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival will get underway today, featuring more than 150 films, documentaries, animated pictures and shorts, as well as a dozen bands providing musical entertainment. An opening night gala and screening party for the Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Temecula Valley High School’s Performing Arts Theatre, 31555 Rancho Vista Road. The American-made film “A Little Game,” starring Olympia Dukakis, Ralph Macchio and Janeane Garofalo, will be shown. The movie chronicles the emotional recovery of a child who loses a grandparent, finding an unlikely mentor in the form of a grouchy chess player. Over the next four nights, screenings and showcases are planned at the Digiplex Tower Cinemas in the Tower Plaza Shopping Center, 27351 Ynez Road. Productions from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Spain and other countries are on the fest schedule. There will also be a series of workshops and panels

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INLAND EMPIRE: Last Day of Extreme Heat, Afternoon Thunderstorms Possible http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/inland-empire-last-day-extreme-heat-afternoon-thunderstorms-possible/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/17/inland-empire-last-day-extreme-heat-afternoon-thunderstorms-possible/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:14 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9042 Valid For:  The Inland Empire … Los Angeles and Orange County Basins … San Diego Valleys … San Diego/Orange Coasts … Long Beach … Forecast Office:  Southern California Weather Central.com has issued a Special Weather Statement effective now for Wednesday … Issued:  9/16/14 at 8:00 p.m. PT Discussion:  The flow will switch tomorrow with a drier southwest flow over Los Angeles (no rain expected) and a moist flow with a north to south motion over the San Bernardino Mountains into the Inland Empire, including the RIV/SD Mountain areas. The Special Weather Statement for most of the Inland Empire (Probably eastern half) is for the chance of thunderstorms once again.  This will be monitored. The rest of the statement zones for the OC/LA Basins, all coast, and the Western Inland Empire will be for the last day of heat.  Dewpoints in the 60s with temperatures around 100-degrees F once again means

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BREAKING: Thousands Left in The Dark Following Tuesday’s Severe Weather http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/16/breaking-thousands-left-dark-following-tuesdays-severe-weather/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/16/breaking-thousands-left-dark-following-tuesdays-severe-weather/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:37:05 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9036 WILDOMAR (CNS) – Thunderstorm cells pounded southwest Riverside County today, damaging a school, flooding streets and knocking out power in multiple locations. [Like DailySoCal on Facebook for continued coverage of these severe storms possible over the next couple days.] Isolated thunderstorms and severe weather rolled into the Lake Elsinore area shortly after 1 p.m., dumping heavy rain that left several feet of standing water in pockets of the city. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, crews were called to Elsinore High School at 21800 Canyon Drive in response to weather-related damage and discovered a portion of the campus flooded. Structures on the athletic field were left in disrepair, according to reports from the scene. Classes had apparently ended by the time the damage occurred. No injuries were reported. According to fire department officials, the Pepper Tree RV park was also flooded, though it was unclear how many residents were impacted. According to Southern California Edison, storm-related power outages left around 4,000

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TORNADO: A Tornado Nearly Touches Down During Today’s Crazy Weather http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/16/tornado-tornado-nearly-touches-crazy-weather/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/16/tornado-tornado-nearly-touches-crazy-weather/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:47:50 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9021 BY: Southern California Weather Central A tornado nearly touched down today in the San Bernardino mountains, it was reported. The photo, sent in to Daily SoCal, shows a tornado that nearly touches down in the Big Bear Lake area, according to ABC7 news. According to Southern California Weather Central, it was unclear it the funnel cloud ever hit the ground. Conditions were ripe today with winds veering at different heights and thus the reason for that Southern California Weather Central.com issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch product.  The product outlined the chance of tornadic activity, but mainly focused on hail and damaging winds. The photo was taken from the Big Bear Lake areas, considered with the SCWC Severe Thunderstorm Watch zone.  This particular cell might have been the one that formed north of town so this might be looking to the north from the Lake. The Inland Empire saw a fair share of Severe Thunderstorm Activity on the

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WILDOMAR: No Injuries Reported in Severe Storm, School Flooding http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/16/wildomar-injuries-reported-severe-storm-school-flooding/ http://www.dailysocal.com/2014/09/16/wildomar-injuries-reported-severe-storm-school-flooding/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:51:40 +0000 http://www.dailysocal.com/?p=9011 WILDOMAR (CNS) – Thunderstorm cells packed with heavy rain and wind damaged a high school in Wildomar today, but there were no reports of injuries. To read about the damage at the school, click here. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, crews were called to Elsinore High School at 21800 Canyon Drive around 3 p.m. in response to weather-related damage. A portion of the campus was flooded after an intense downpour that also knocked down power lines at the location, a fire department spokeswoman said. Classes had apparently ended by the time the damage occurred.  

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