Posts Tagged ‘elsinore’

A day after super bloom shutdown, Lake Elsinore reopens Walker Canyon, looks to alleviate jams

One day after Lake Elsinore announced it was closing access to the popular poppy fields in Walker Canyon, city officials reopened the entrance to the fields, which have been overrun during this year’s super bloom . Officials estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people visited the canyon each day over the…

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Super bloom ‘better than going to Disneyland.’ But will flowers survive the crowds?

In the hills of Lake Elsinore, children carried drooping apricot-colored poppies while panting dogs ran alongside them, their paws tainted orange. Girls braided flowers into their hair and nature photographers juggled tripods and cameras, waiting for the lighting to be just right in Walker Canyon.

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Patient who broke out of his restraints steals ambulance and leads officers on pursuit

A patient who broke out of his restraints and stole an ambulance led authorities on an hour-and-a-half-long pursuit from Lake Elsinore to Hesperia on Sunday before officers used spike strips to stop him, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol began chasing the man about 3:30 p.m. Paramedics…

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Holy fire containment rises to 29% as firefighters battle heat and steep terrain near Lake Elsinore

Firefighters made significant progress overnight against the Holy fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest near Lake Elsinore, raising the fire’s containment to 29%, officials said Saturday. The blaze has been burning along inaccessible ridges and mountains in Orange and Riverside counties..

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‘It feels like a war zone’: Lake Elsinore residents fight to save homes as Holy fire rages

The Holy fire marched toward Lake Elsinore on Thursday afternoon, forcing a new round of evacuations as flames came perilously close to homes. Residents living in homes on the mountainside of Lake Street and in the southeast region from Grand Avenue to Ortega Highway were told by the U.S.

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Today’s lesson: Teachers should not fib on disability claims

A local teacher learned a hard lesson this month when a judge sent her to jail and ordered her to pay $92,000 in restitution for disability insurance fraud. Sheila Marie Green, who lives in Lake Elsinore, pleaded guilty to two counts of insurance fraud after prosecutors accused her of submitting…

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Man killed Newport Beach urologist over prostate surgery, prosecutors say

As he spiraled into obsession, Stanwood Elkus increasingly traced many of his woes to what he called a botched prostate surgery at the Long Beach VA in 1992. The Lake Elsinore man, who served briefly in the Marine Corps, blamed the operation for diminished sex drive, incontinence, erectile dysfunction,..

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Orange County animation teacher accused of possessing child pornography

An animation teacher at Tesoro High School in Orange County was charged Tuesday with possessing hundreds of pornographic videos and images depicting children, according to court records. Keh-Tai Culbreath, a 30-year-old Lake Elsinore resident, is facing two felony counts of possessing and distributing…

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3 people found dead from ‘violent crime’ inside Lake Elsinore home

Three people were found dead Tuesday morning in a Riverside County home, prompting officials to launch a homicide investigation. Deputies were called about 10:30 a.m. to the home in the 31000 block of Wisconsin Street in Lake Elsinore, Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Armando Munoz said. The bodies..

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3 people found dead from ‘violent crime’ inside Lake Elsinore home

Three people were found dead Tuesday morning in a Riverside County home, prompting officials to launch a homicide investigation. Deputies were called about 10:30 a.m. to the home in the 31000 block of Wisconsin Street in Lake Elsinore, Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Armando Munoz said. The bodies…

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