Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Murrieta Police Department Awarded $94,000 Grant From the OTS

Murrieta, Calif. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Murrieta Police Department. The $94,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in Murrieta Police Department’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Murrieta roads. 

“Each year families are torn apart by deaths and injuries from preventable traffic collisions. Sadly, alcohol and drug-impaired driving, distracted driving due to cellular phones use, and reckless driving habits, continue to be leading factors in traffic collisions,” Murrieta Police Chief Sean Hadden said. “This funding allows us to enhance the safety of all Murrieta residents.”

The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.

The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs, including: Click or tap here to enter text.

    Patrols with emphasis on alcohol and drug-impaired driving prevention.

    Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of California’s hands-free cell phone law.

    Patrols with emphasis on education of traffic rights for bicyclists and pedestrians.

    Patrols with emphasis on awareness and education of primary causes of crashes: excess speed, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop signs/signals, improper turning/lane changes.

    Community education presentations on traffic safety issues such as distracted driving, DUI, speed, bicycle and pedestrian safety.

    Collaborative efforts with neighboring agencies on traffic safety priorities.

    Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

“Through education and behavior changes, we hope to create an environment that is safe and equitable for all road users in our community,” Murrieta Police Lieutenant James Gruwell said.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Murrieta: Fatal Traffic Collision involving motorcycle

Murrieta, CA - On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:18 p.m., the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a radio call of a traffic collision involving a single motorcycle on Murrieta Hot Springs Road near Jackson Avenue.

Murrieta Police and Murrieta Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on scene and found a 38 year old male and a 31 year old female lying on the concrete median located about 470 feet east of Jackson Avenue.  In the same area, a motorcycle was located on its side.  Both subjects were suffering from major injuries and ultimately transported to a local hospital.  The male was pronounced deceased at the hospital at 10:55 p.m. and the female is continuing to receive treatment for her serious injuries.

The Murrieta Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision and if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision.

Anyone with information related to this traffic collision is requested to contact Murrieta Traffic Investigator Jared Matthews at (951) 461-6878.

TO: All Californians - SUBJECT: Limited Stay At Home Order

Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rate of rise in increase in COVID-19 cases
across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus. These immediate actions will help reduce community spread, protect individuals at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, and prevent the state's health care delivery system from becoming overwhelmed. Reducing movement and mixing of individual Californians is critical to decreasing transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Therefore, as the State Public Health Officer, I am issuing a Limited Stay at Home order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law. This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness. Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A new restaurant coming to Temecula (in 2021)

***November 2020 UPDATE***

Actually some good news for once in 2020. As of 11/19/2020 - the website does mention a new location coming soon in Temecula - set to be opening in Spring 2021! 
Here is a link:

You can see their most recent menu updates and online ordering system at: 

I'm positive there are plenty of local folks that will be making this new place a huge success (both as patrons and employees) when it opens. Reach out to the people making this happen and let 'em know you are excited for the opening (and that sent ya!).

You may have noticed...

...we've been relatively silent over the last few months, since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Like many
other families, we were dealing with the day-to-day changes in our life. Most of that did not include cool trips, baseball games, hiking, concerts or many of the other pictures and stories we may have posted in the past. Additionally, the few cool things we did do, it seemed in poor taste to post given many families situations.

In reflecting on it, there were other adventures we undertook that may have been underrepresented in our lack of posts. While not 'cool' in some ways, they still may be of mention. It is our goal to make this a more active blog - but - we will bring you a different perspective than some of what we have done in the past.

Soon we'll be onward to 2021. We certainly hope that brings good health, good times and success to all of you. 

Cheers friends! 🍻