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  • Frank Sinatra's California Rat Pack home for sale

    11/03/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    ABC7 KABC Los Angeles ^ | November 3, 2016
    Cancel any upcoming flights to the moon, because living in Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack home is a great reason to stay on Earth. Named "Villa Maggio," Sinatra's hideaway from Hollywood is on the market for $3.9 million. The Palm Desert, California home was a spot where Sinatra and fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop would hang out and get some R&R from their fans in a private location.
  • Parents Demand Answers After Jurupa Valley Leprosy Scare

    09/07/2016 8:11:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 9/6/2016 | Staff
    JURUPA VALLEY ( — Parents and students in Jurupa Valley could be dealing with a rare disease from the Middle Ages. Scared parents were demanding more information Tuesday after letters were sent went home to parents saying two students at Indian Hills Elementary in Jurupa Valley “might” be sick with leprosy. School officials say the letter was sent Friday out of what they called, an abundance of caution. Some parents refused to send their children to school Tuesday after receiving the warning from the Jurupa Unified School District. It was unclear whether the students are related to each other. Barbara...
  • FBI, DA raid Palm Springs City Hall, (Democrat) Mayor Pougnet's home

    09/01/2015 12:27:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | 8-1-2015 | Jesse Marx and Kia Farhang
    A dozen agents with the FBI and Riverside County District Attorney executed search warrants at Palm Springs City Hall on Tuesday morning, shutting the building down, sending employees home and removing evidence for an investigation. About half a dozen law enforcement officials are also at an apartment that Mayor Steve Pougnet listed as his home address in county voter registration records. Pougnet lives part of the year with his husband and two children in Colorado. Laura Eimiller, a public information officer with the FBI, said the warrants are sealed so she can't comment on their nature. But she did confirm...
  • CHP Dashcam Video Shows State Sen. Ben Hueso's DUI Tests

    04/24/2015 11:33:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Newly released California Highway Patrol dashcam video shows an impaired California State Senator Ben Hueso undergoing sobriety tests and answering questions before his August arrest. In the footage, the San Diego senator is seen driving the wrong way onto a one-way street in Sacramento on Aug. 22. He quickly U-turns, but a CHP officer is quickly on his tail, pulling him over at a nearby gas station. Hueso gets out of his car and is asked to do field sobriety tests. At the officer’s request, he walks back and forth in a straight line. He is then asked to do...
  • Jurors: 'Riverside Man Should Be Put To Death For Murdering, Torching Ex In Front Of Her 6 Children'

    11/21/2014 3:07:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | November 21, 2014
    Jurors decided the fate of a 41-year-old man Friday who murdered and lit his former girlfriend on fire in front of her children. According to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, jurors decided Tyrone Harts, of Riverside, will be sentenced to death early next year ... At the time of the murder, the children ranged in ages from six to 15-years-old. On Feb. 21, 2011, Harts shot his former girlfriend, Brandi Morales, inside of her Moreno Valley home she shared with her six children ...
  • Family Pit Bull Attacks Toddler, Bites Off Boy’s Ear

    11/05/2014 4:09:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | November 5, 2014 12:33 PM
    JURUPA VALLEY ( — A toddler was severely injured Wednesday morning when the family’s pit bull attacked him, ripping off the child’s ear. The incident happened shortly before 7:45 a.m. in the backyard of a home on Pontiac Avenue in Jurupa Valley, the Riverside Department of Animal Services said. The child, who is about 1.5 years old, was being babysat by his grandmother and was supposed to be taking a nap when the attack occurred. “Somehow the boy ended up outside in the backyard with the dog and that’s when the grandmother heard the boy screaming,” Fuller said. The dog,...
  • Riverside County Democratic Chairman Apologizes for (Racist) Comment

    06/13/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | June 13, 2013 | AARON CLAVERIE
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Democratic chairman apologizes for comment The chairman of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee is apologizing for making a reference to Vaudeville-era character “Stepin Fetchit,” who some consider racially insensitive. Howard Katz made the statement during a gathering of central committee membership in Moreno Valley on Monday, June 10. “It was a stupid statement,” said Katz, a retired IBM manager who lives in Temecula, during a phone interview Thursday morning. The incident has promoted calls for Katz’s resignation, but Basil Kimbrew, chairman of the California Friends of the African American Caucus, said that as far as he’s concerned...
  • 2 Riverside County cities vote to support Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law

    06/26/2010 11:56:44 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2010 | LA Now
    The city councils of Hemet and Lake Elsinore, both in Riverside County, approved proclamations Tuesday in support of Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law. The Yorba Linda City Council in Orange County approved a similar resolution earlier this month, countering actions taken by leaders in cities such as Los Angeles, who voted to boycott doing business with Arizona companies in protest of the law. The law tells police officers to check the immigration status of people they have stopped for another reason and reasonably suspect are in the U.S. illegally. The Hemet City Council unanimously approved the measure, proposed by Mayor...
  • Calif. polygamist gets life term for family abuses (Muslim Convert Gets Life)

    02/15/2009 9:06:59 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 894+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/13/09 | AMY TAXIN
    MURRIETA, Calif. – A self-proclaimed polygamist was sentenced Friday to seven consecutive life prison terms for torturing seven of his 19 children, abusing four others and imprisoning two of his three wives. Mansa Musa Muhummed, 55, also was sentenced to additional terms totaling 16 years and eight months by Riverside County Superior Court Judge F. Paul Dickerson III, who said Muhummed's treatment of his family amounted to "a reign of terror over defenseless children." "If his appeals are exhausted and he does not prevail, he will die in prison," said Peter Morreale, Muhummed's attorney. Muhummed was convicted in June of...
  • McCain's chances in California depend on Republican strongholds such as Inland area

    09/01/2008 10:36:27 AM PDT · by granite · 36 replies · 294+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | 10:03 PM PDT on Sunday, August 31, 2008 | By BEN GOAD and JIM MILLER
    Michelle Winslow, a stay-at-home mother of three who home-schools her kids in Temecula, strongly opposes abortion and gay marriage, and said she'll vote accordingly in November. Dan Ault, a recently retired human resources administrator from Corona, couldn't care less about those issues. For Ault, 60, the most important issues at stake in this year's presidential election include runaway fuel prices and the housing foreclosure crisis. Despite their differences, Winslow and Ault both intend to vote for Republican John McCain in November. So, likely, will most voters in Inland Southern California, a longtime conservative stronghold where Republicans hold four of five...
  • PEACE, LOVE, DEATH METAL (unusual info about Adam Pearlman Gadahn)

    11/01/2004 7:18:25 AM PST · by gobucks · 34 replies · 18,197+ views
    LA City Beat/Valley Beat ^ | 09-09-04 | Annette Stark
    Adam Gadahn was just another Riverside County devotee of death metal, but then he turned up on an FBI terror list If the radical right wanted to paint a portrait of a terrorist, they couldn’t do much better than Yahiye Adam Gadahn. In fact, the FBI’s announcement last May that it was actively seeking Gadahn for questioning regarding his possible ties to Al Qaeda energized conservatives in ways they could not have imagined – helping to not only whip up fears of Islamic radicalism but also to fuel the deepening “culture war.” The 25-year-old former Orange County resident had a...
  • 6 People found dead in their California home (Deputy District Attorney & his family)

    05/10/2005 11:00:55 AM PDT · by kcvl · 108 replies · 6,355+ views
    Garner Valley, Califonia Riverside District Attorney per Fox News
  • CA: Army buys land to compensate for tank training expansion (SoCal)

    01/18/2005 9:10:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 349+ views
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Three desert cattle ranches and some former railroad property in San Bernardino County have been purchased by the U.S. Army as part of a deal that will allow it to expand its tank-training center onto land set aside as endangered-species habitat. As part of the plan, free-ranging cattle - which compete with desert tortoises for food - will be eliminated from 250,000 acres in the western Mojave Desert. It clears the way for the Army to train tank brigades in Superior Valley, an area considered crucial to survival of the reptile. "It's got the healthiest, most...
  • This Just In: Riverside County to sue Sacramento and KEEP property taxes

    12/16/2003 4:47:41 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 7 replies · 173+ views
    Heard on KFI Radio
    Assemblyman Todd Spencer on the John and Ken show stated that the Board of Supervisors in Riverside County voted today to sue the state for the car tax backfill money, and will not be forwarding their property tax monies. The battle has started against Schwartznegger!