Firefighters are making progress at the front lines of the Temprano Fire in Murrieta. The wildland blaze, burning in the Warm Springs Park and Reserve, has blackened more than 150 acres since yesterday afternoon. It is now 90-percent. Murrieta Fire officials say an RV and a shed were destroyed by the fire. One firefighter was injured. No word on what started the fire.
A female skydiver was seriously injured while trying to break a group skydiving record in Perris yesterday. The unidentified woman was found lying unconscious in a field. Its not clear how she sustained her injuries. She was part of a group of 100 skydivers attempting a diamond formation.
Traffic is expected to lighten up on a south stretch of the 215 freeway in Riverside County. Transportation officials say a new lane has been added in each direction from Murrieta Hot Springs Road to Scott Road. Work to expand another portion of the freeway through Menifee and Perris will begin later this year.
Trader Joe’s is recalling its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns. Officials say the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter should not be eaten. Refunds are available.
Industry analysts are predicting record numbers when Apple releases sales figures today for the launch of the new iPhone 5. It’s expected that Apple sold between six-million and ten-million of the iPhone 5 from Friday through Sunday.
New research into the genetics of breast cancer could lead to more effective treatment of the disease. Scientists revealed Sunday that they’ve found genetic similarities in some types of breast cancer and a form of ovarian cancer which has been treated effectively. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women.
The Emmys are making room for a new drama star. Showtime’s “Homeland” was the big winner at Sunday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards, upsetting four-time Emmy winner “Mad Men” in the category for Outstanding Drama Series. “Homeland,” which revolves around the personal lives and professional trials of a counterterrorism unit, is said to be among President Barack Obama’s favorite shows. Stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis also picked up individual awards in the lead drama acting categories. Lewis broke Bryan Cranston’s winning streak in the category for “Breaking Bad.”
ABC’s “Modern Family” continued its win streak in the category for Outstanding Comedy Series, picking up its third consecutive Emmy. The show’s stars Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet also picked up Emmys for their supporting roles. Julia Louis Dreyfus was named Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for HBO’s “Veep” and Jon Cryer won the actor equivalent award for CBS’ “Two and a Half Men.”
September 24, 2012 at 5:48 am | Local News | No comment