RS Weekly Budget
Date: 04-10-2008 10:09 PM - Word Count: 5464

RS Weekly Budget

   NOT FOR PUBLICATION, BROADCAST OR DISTRIBUTION
   This is a listing of Riverside County budget items for the week of April
13-19, provided for your planning purposes. The events will be supplemented
in daily budgets and may be revised as the week progresses.

   Sunday

   7 a.m. PALM DESERT - The College of the Desert Alumni Association will
hold its weekly street fair, featuring arts, crafts, food and live
entertainment. College of the Desert, 43500 Monterey Ave. Contact: (760) 773-
2567.

   9 a.m. PALM DESERT - The Living Desert and the California Desert Nature
Festival's three-day ``Party for the Planet'' will conclude. The event
celebrates environmental education for children. Living Desert, 47900 Portola
Ave. Contact: Cate Ervin, (760) 773-1707

   11 a.m. PALM SPRINGS - The Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival will
conclude with a tasting poolside party at the Hotel Zoso, 150 S. Indian Canyon
Drive. Contact: organizers, (760) 320-5373.

   2 p.m. RIVERSIDE - The Riverside Community Players will conclude
performances of Agatha Christie's ``Murder on the Nile.'' 4026 14th St.
Contact: (951) 369-1200.

   2 p.m. RIVERSIDE - The Landis Performing Arts Center at Riverside
Community College will conclude performances of ``Sensational Showtunes II,'' a
celebration of 25 years of musicals performed at RCC. Show highlights will
include scenes from ``Camelot,'' ``Fiddler on the Roof,'' ``Grease'' and
``South Pacific.'' Performances conclude on April 13. 4800 Magnolia Ave.
Contact: (951) 222-8100.

   2:30 p.m. HEMET - The Hemet Community Concert Association will present
Coro Hispano de San Francisco, a 32-member ensemble of singers and
instrumentalists presenting religious music. 433 S. San Jacinto St. Contact:
Diane Mitchell, (951) 927-1775.

   Monday

   8:30 a.m.  MURRIETA - Trial is set for Jorge Jiron, who is charged with
fatally slashing another man's throat with a broken beer bottle during a
September 2006 fight in Hemet. Dept. S303, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D
Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Sean Crandell, (951) 304-5549.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Trial is set for Mansa Musa Muhummed, who is
accused of torturing some of his wives and children, while allegedly keeping
them prisoner at his Aguanga home. Muhummed was arrested in 1999 and the trial
has been delayed repeatedly due to complications involving his lawyers. Dept.
S304, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Julie
Baldwin, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A trial-readiness conference is set for Ryan
Christopher Mickey, who is accused of inflicting fatal injuries on his
girlfriend's 16-month-old daughter in February 2006. Dept. S204, Southwest
Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor, Jess Walsh, (951) 304-
5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Retrial is set for Carlos Segundo-Villa, who faces
attempted murder charges for allegedly going on a shooting spree on Inland
Empire highways last year. He was acquitted Oct. 17 on one count, but jurors
deadlocked on three other counts. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D
Auld Road. Contact: court clerk, (951) 304-5204.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Trial is set for Robert Padilla, accused of
shooting at a man whose car he was allegedly trying to carjack. Dept. 63,
Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: prosecutor Sam Kaloustian,
(951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A felony settlement conference is set for James
Eric Gelert, who, following a six-month stay at Patton State Mental Hospital,
has been deemed fit to stand trial. Gelert allegedly stabbed his uncle with a
small kitchen knife during a December 2006 fight at their Lake Elsinore home.
Dept. S202, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor
Sean Lafferty, (951) 955-5400.

   8:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Trial is set for Donald Joseph Resvaloso, who is
charged with eight felonies stemming from the seizure of 60 high-powered guns,
off-road vehicles and other items at a residence on the Soboba Indian
Reservation. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact:
prosecutor Gregory Garrison, (951) 304-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Prosecution testimony will continue in the trial of
John Richard Michiels, who is accused of strangling his mother with a vacuum
cleaner cord and burying her body in an isolated area of San Bernardino County
in 1995. Dept. 11, Riverside Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main St. Contact:
District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A post-indictment arraignment is set for Frank
Gabriel Galvan, who is charged with raping and murdering an 85-year-old Moreno
Valley woman. Fingerprint evidence allegedly linked him to the crime. When
Evelyn Ruth Ryan was killed, Galvan lived within several blocks of her ground-
floor apartment. District Attorney Rod Pacheco has said he may seek the death
penalty in the case. Dept. 42, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St.
Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. BANNING - A preliminary hearing is set for Sandra Fernandez and
Miguel Angel Rivas, who are accused of trying to extort money from one of
Fernandez's family members. Fernandez went missing for a week last month and
was arrested trying to re-enter the country at the border crossing in San
Ysidro. Dept. B2, Banning Court, 135 N. Alessandro Road. Contact: District
Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is set in the trial of Mario Ivan
Soto, an alleged member of Riverside's Westside Rivas street gang accused of
gunning down a rival as the two conversed outside a Rubidoux car stereo store
in August 2005. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact:
District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is set in the trial of Daniel Federico
Casillas and Juan Jose Casillas, brothers accused in the shooting death of a
21-year-old Moreno Valley man and the attempted murder of his friend after
being kicked out of a high school graduation party in June 2006. Dept. 63,
Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office,
(951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is scheduled for
Patrick Booker, brothers Keith and Reginald Crutchfield and Kenneth Lamar
Tucker. The reputed gang members are accused of robbing a Riverside gun shop in
January and stealing about 50 handguns, plus customers' and employees' wallets.
Dept. 51, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's
Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9:30 a.m. INDIO - Defense testimony will continue in the trial of former
Desert Hot Springs police officer Dennis Decker, who is accused of molesting
an underage relative over a 10-year period and another girl who was a member of
the police Explorers program. The defendant is expected to resume testifying.
Dept. 2G, Larson Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron,
Riverside County District Attorney's Office, (760) 393-3232.

   10 a.m. MORENO VALLEY - A dedication ceremony is planned to celebrate
Riverside County Regional Medical Center's new ``Breathmobile'' unit.
Breathmobile, described as ``an asthma clinic on wheels,'' can be used to
diagnose, treat and educate children with asthma. There are currently 9
Breathmobiles in operation throughout Southern California, visiting 200 schools
each year, as well as providing services in community clinics. The RCRMC
Breathmobile unit will visit schools in Riverside County every six to eight
weeks, dispensing free medication to children and teens with asthma. 26520
Cactus Ave. Contact: ChaiTae Hasty-Rodriguez, RCRMC PR, (951) 486-4213.

   1:30 p.m. MURRIETA - A post-indictment arraignment is set for Aaron
Leroy Montgomery, a Menifee man accused in the death of his 6-week-old son. His
defense team contends the boy suffered the injuries days before he died in
2005, and not at his father's hands. Dept. S202, Southwest Justice Center,
30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor William Robinson, (951) 304-5400.

   1:30 p.m. MURRIETA - A preliminary hearing is set for Jose Alberto
Villasenor, a Romoland man shot by a sheriff's deputy when the suspect
allegedly pulled a gun on the lawman during a traffic stop. Dept. S201,
Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Gregory
Garrison, (951) 304-5400.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A doctor's evaluation on the mental health of
Bleia Mora, a 55-year-old Moreno Valley woman accused of murdering her mother,
is scheduled to be reviewed by a Riverside judge. Mora shared a house with her
87-year-old mother, Angelina, who was stabbed to death in January. Dept. 51,
Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office,
(951) 955-5400.

   2 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A trial-setting conference is set for Murrieta
psychiatrist Joel Stanley Dreyer, who is accused of violating federal drug laws
over a two-year span. The 70-year-old defendant allegedly prescribed OxyContin
and other painkillers without examining patients who paid a $100 fee. U.S.
District Court, Courtroom 3, 3470 12th St. Contact: Thom Mrozek, U.S.
Attorney's Office, (213) 894-6947.

   7 p.m. TEMECULA - Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, area
law enforcement officials and victims' rights advocates will gather for a
candlelight vigil to observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Pacheco and
other government officials are participating in a series of events across the
county this week in honor of the occasion. Temecula Community Center, 30875
Rancho Vista Road. Contact: Ingrid Wyatt, district attorney's office PIO, (951)
955-5626.

   Tuesday

   8:30 a.m. INDIO - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Orlando
Cancino, who is accused of robbing a woman at a Rancho Mirage casino and
assaulting a peace officer. Dept. 3P, Larson Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St.
Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County District Attorney's Office, (760)
393-3232.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA  - A preliminary hearing is set for Saul Avalos
Villa, who is accused of fatally shooting a 60-year-old San Jacinto man last
February. The suspect's younger brother, Javier, and another man are co-
defendants in the case, but are not charged with murder. A fourth man has
pleaded guilty to being an accessory. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice Center,
30755-D Auld Road. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5626.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold
its regular weekly meeting. County Administrative Center, board chamber, 4080
Lemon St. Contact: Ray Smith, county's executive office, (951) 955-1130.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is scheduled for
Anthony Randall Glines, 19, and Roderick Aaron Piggee, 20, who face multiple
counts of robbery and assault for allegedly snatching women's purses in Corona
and Riverside in January and February. One suspect would allegedly drive a car
while the other leaned out a window and grabbed a woman's handbag as she walked
on a sidewalk, police say. Dept. 51, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St.
Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is set for Daniel
Ray Metroka, a Riverside man accused of molesting several girls he may have met
at the California School for the Deaf, where he has worked as a sign language
interpreter and teacher since 1997. Dept. 41, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100
Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is scheduled for
Edward Alexander Montoya, a 31-year-old Moreno Valley man who allegedly led
Riverside police on a chase in December on the eastbound Riverside Freeway.
Montoya allegedly baited officers several times, stomping his brakes in an
apparent attempt to make the patrol units rear-end him. An officer collided
with the suspect's car and a foot pursuit ensued, during which Montoya was
caught and wrestled into handcuffs, investigators say. Dept. 51, Riverside Hall
of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   4 p.m. LA QUINTA - The City Council will hold its first meeting of the
month. City Hall, 78495 Calle Tampico. Contact: clerk, (760) 777-7000.

   5:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - Student groups at UC Riverside will hold the
second annual ``World Benefit'' event, selling coffee, auctioning artwork and
offering cultural dance entertainment to raise money for UNICEF's ``Roll Back
Malaria'' campaign. UCR main campus, University Theatre, 900 University Ave.
Contact: Bettye Miller, UCR News Office, (951) 827-7847.

   6 p.m. HEMET - The Hemet Planning Commission will consider amendments to
the Municipal Code that specifically address family care homes for the
disabled, which are not licensed by the state. The commission will also
consider a recommendation denying a permit for a new bail bond office at 157 N.
Buena Vista St. 450 E. Latham Ave. Contact: planning department, (951) 765-
2375.

   6:30 p.m. HEMET - The Hemet Unified School District Governing Board will
hold a public hearing on the relocation and co-location of the Community Day
School and HAAT Charter High School. 1791 W. Acacia Ave. Contact: secretary of
the board Philip Pendley, (951) 7656-5100.

   6:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - The Riverside City Council will hold its regular
weekly meeting. City Hall, Council Chamber, 3900 Main St. Contact: Austin
Carter, city public information officer, (951) 826-5231.

    7 p.m. MURRIETA - The Murrieta City Council will hold its regular
meeting. 26442 Beckman Court. Contact: city clerk, (951) 304-2489.

    7 p.m. PALM DESERT - Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco,
area law enforcement officials and victims' rights advocates will gather for a
candlelight vigil to observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Pacheco and
other government officials are participating in a series of events across the
county this week in honor of the occasion. Palm Desert Civic Park, 43900 San
Pablo Drive. Contact: Ingrid Wyatt, District Attorney's Office public
information officer, (951) 955-5626.

   Wednesday

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A hearing is set for Wilhelmina Ignacio, a former
cafeteria worker at Murrieta Valley High School who pleaded guilty to grand
theft for stealing more than $260,000 in district lunch receipts over an 18-
month period. Dept. S103, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact:
prosecutor Arthur Chang, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A trial-readiness conference is set for Bennett
William Zilonka, accused of furnishing alcohol to an underage man who later
died in an alcohol-related crash. Dept. S101, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D
Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Gerald Pfohl, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A trial-readiness conference is set for Isaac Rene
Manzano and Jason Gutierrez, Escondido residents accused of shooting two men
outside a Jack in the Box restaurant in Temecula last March. Trial is set for
May 1. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact:
prosecutor Charles Lockwood, (951) 304-5547.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A felony settlement conference is set for Joel
Stanley Dreyer, a Murrieta psychiatrist who is accused of falsifying
prescriptions for addictive drugs in exchange for cash. A federal case has
taken precedence over the local case, and the local charges are expected to be
dismissed under an agreement with the court. Dept. S101, Southwest Justice
Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5626.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is set in the trial of Dominique
Dewann Thompson, a 19-year-old Riverside resident charged with exhibiting a
firearm in a threatening manner during a confrontation involving Riverside
police, who shot and wounded him. He allegedly brandished a replica
semiautomatic handgun when police tried to break up a fight between the
defendant and another man outside a bar. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice,
4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A post-indictment arraignment is set for Robert
Albert Martin, a 20-year-old Perris resident accused in the stabbing death of a
22-year-old man during an apparent gang-related confrontation outside the Ra
Sushi Bar in Corona. Charged as an accessory in the deadly attack is Domingo
Revilla Garcia, whose trial is set for May 7. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of
Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   10:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is scheduled in the trial of
Joanna Christine Gomez and Ivan Renne Salinas, who are accused of murdering her
father during an October 2005 staged carjacking that police say was set up to
rob the victim. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact:
District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   10:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Jury selection is set in the trial of Joanna
Christine Gomez and Ivan Renne Salinas, who are accused of murdering her father
during an October 2005 staged carjacking that police say was set up to rob the
victim. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District
Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   11:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - The Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council will
honor the 2008 ``Women of Distinction,'' recognizing Inland Empire women who
have made great strides in their professional and personal lives. This year's
10 ``Women of Distinction'' award winners include Heather Ilizaliturri, former
Miss Inland Empire-Corona, Highland Mayor Penny Lilburn and Assemblywoman
Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto. Riverside Marriott, 3400 Market St. Contact:
Ellen Braunstein, PR, (909) 820-5008.

   1:30 p.m. HEMET - The Hemet Friends of the Library will hold its regular
meeting. 300 E. Latham Ave. Contact: librarian, (951) 765-3852.

   1:30 p.m. INDIO - A felony settlement conference is scheduled for 19-
year-old Candace Rochelle Duran, a member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla
Indians who is accused in the stabbing death of a handyman who visited her Palm
Springs home. Dept. 3N, Larson Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St. Contact:
Michael Jeandron, Riverside County District Attorney's Office, (760) 393-3232.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is set for Luis
Alberto Navarro, a 32-year-old Riverside man accused, along with 18-year-old
Ulises Mejia, of breaking into cars and stealing the stereos. Mejia is free on
bail. Dept. 41, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District
Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A post-indictment arraignment is set for Leslie
Gene Parker, a Perris man accused in the December 1985 killing of former
Riverside policeman Frederick A. Taylor. Parker was arrested last May, after
DNA evidence collected from the murder scene was allegedly linked to him. Dept.
51, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's
Office, (951) 955-5400.

   3:30 p.m. INDIO - Arraignment is set for Michael Anunciation, who is
accused in the strangulation murder of Orange County attorney Garvin F.
Shallenberger following a sexual encounter. Dept. 3N, Larson Justice Center,
46200 Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County District Attorney's
Office, (760) 393-3232.

   3 p.m. RANCHO MIRAGE - A media preview event is set ahead of the grand
opening of the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa. A complete tour will be
offered, as well as interviews with casino executives. Media must RSVP. Agua
Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive. Contact: Therese Everett-
Kerley, (760) 883-1396.

   5 p.m. PERRIS - The Perris Union High School District will hold its
regular meeting. 155 E. Fourth St. Contact: district superintendent's
assistant, (951) 657-3118.

   6 p.m. MENIFEE - Menifee Valley Middle School will serve as the venue
for an ``Instrument Petting Zoo,'' where children will get test various musical
instruments. 26255 Garbani Road. Contact: Betti Cadmus, (951) 813-9773.

   6 p.m. TEMECULA - The Temecula Planning Commission will hold its regular
meeting. 43200 Business Park Way. Contact: planning department, (951) 694-6444.

   6 p.m. PALM SPRINGS - The City Council will hold its second meeting of
the month. City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. Contact: Cindy Uken, (760)
323-8250.

   Thursday

   8:30 a.m. INDIO - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for former Indio
Juvenile Hall counselor Corey Riley, who is accused of accepting a bribe from
the relative of an inmate. Dept. 3P, Larson Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St.
Contact: Michael Jeandron Riverside County District Attorney's Office, (760)
393-3232.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A trial-readiness conference is set for Raul
Salazar Solis, a 41-year-old Hemet man accused of firing a double-barreled
shotgun into a vehicle -- wounding two occupants -- because he was reportedly
upset about someone breaking out his car windows during a party next door.
Trial is set for May 15. Dept. 63, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St.
Contact: prosecutor Blaine Hopp, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Trial is set for Henrietta Margarita Briones, who
is accused of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and being a
convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Briones, who was convicted of
killing a man in 1986, was released from a women's prison in 2004 after
supporters successfully petitioned for her early release on the grounds she
suffered Battered Woman Syndrome. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D
Auld Road. Contact: court clerk, (951) 304-5204.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A preliminary hearing is set for Roman Gabriel
Aldana, 20, Anthony Bobadilla, 17, and Jose Alfredo Solorza, 16, who are
accused of torturing and murdering a 16-year-old runaway girl in September
2006. Kayla Wood was stabbed to death in an abandoned duplex in Moreno Valley.
The District Attorney's office is seeking the death penalty for Aldana. Dept.
44, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's
Office, (951) 955-5400.

   11:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco,
flanked by area law enforcement officials, state and local representatives and
victims' rights advocates, will lead a march from the County Administrative
Center on Lemon Street to the Downtown Historic Courthouse on Main Street, in
celebration of ``National Crime Victims' Rights Week.'' The two-block march
will be followed by a rally on the courthouse steps, during which a number of
featured speakers will address an anticipated crowd of 2,000-4,000 people.
Among those expected to speak: Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, Supervisor
Jeff Stone, Mark Klaas, chairman of the Polly Klaas Foundation, Erin Runnion,
founder of the Joyful Child Foundation, and Kim Goldman, sister of Ron Goldman,
whose 1994 killing was, along with the Nicole Brown-Simpson homicide, the
subject of O.J. Simpson's trial a year later. Riverside Historic Courthouse,
4050 Main St. Contact: Ingrid Wyatt, District Attorney's Office public
information officer, (951) 955-5626.

   1 p.m. RANCHO MIRAGE - The City Council will hold its second meeting of
the month. City Hall, 69825 Highway 111. Contact: clerk, (760) 324-4511.

   1:30 p.m. INDIAN WELLS - The City Council will hold its second meeting
of the month. City Hall, 44950 Eldorado Drive. Contact: clerk, (760) 346-2489.

   1:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - A felony settlement conference is set for Donta
Demetrus Harris, who is accused of gunning down one man and wounding another
during an unprovoked attack at a middle school basketball court in March. Dept.
42, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's
Office, (951) 955-5400.

   3:30 p.m. INDIO - Arraignment is set for Leonard Ysiano, who is accused
of shooting a La Quinta man to death last month in the cove. Dept. 3N, Larson
Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County
District Attorney's Office, (760) 393-3232.

   5:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE - The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce will
host its monthly ``After Hours'' mixer. Riverside Marriott, Grand Ballroom,
3400 Market St. Contact: Lori Galaviz, event coordinator, (951) 683-7100.

   6 p.m. LAKE ELSINORE - The Lake Elsinore Unified School District Board
of Trustees will hold its regular meeting. 545 Chaney St. Contact: Jose
Carvajal, (951) 253-7174.

   7:30 p.m. TEMECULA - The Thursday Jazz at the Merc series will continue,
with a performance by Jennifer Hart and Llew Matthews. The Mercantile at the
Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St. Contact: Bea Barnett, (866)
653-8696.

   6 p.m. PALM SPRINGS - The city will hold its weekly Villagefest,
featuring arts, crafts, food and live entertainment. This week's event will
celebrate the city's 70th birthday, with free cake available for residents at 7
p.m. on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Former mayors
Frank Bogert and Ron Oden are expected to attend. On Palm Canyon Drive between
Amado and Baristo roads. Contact: city, (760) 323-8299.

   9 p.m. PALM SPRINGS - A welcoming ceremony is planned to open ``White
Party 2008'' at Oasis Night Club and Lounge, 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Contact:
Phil Lobel, (310) 271-1551.

   Friday

   8:30 a.m. INDIO - A trial-readiness conference is scheduled for Clayton
Cornell Jackson, who is accused of sexually assaulting a Bermuda Dunes woman
while her children slept in February 2007. Dept. 2F, Larson Justice Center,
46200 Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County District Attorney's
Office, (760) 393-3232.

   8:30 a.m.  INDIO - A trial-readiness conference is set for Ricardo Ruiz,
who is accused of killing a male transvestite he initially mistook as a woman
during an arranged sexual encounter. Dept. 2F, Larson Justice Center, 46200
Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County District Attorney's
Office, (760) 393-3232.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Trial is set for Jose Manuel Chavez of Hemet, who
allegedly shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice
Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Daniel Delimon, (951) 541-1813.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - Trial is set for Abraham Gonzalez, who is accused
of murdering a San Jacinto bar owner in 2002. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice
Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor John Davis, (951) 304-5540.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A felony settlement conference is set for Desiree
Bliss, a Hemet woman accused of driving under the influence vehicular
manslaughter for allegedly running over a bicyclist while intoxicated. Dept.
S202, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Blaine
Hopp, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. MURRIETA - A preliminary hearing is set for Joshua Alan
Richie, who allegedly tried to run down a sheriff's deputy in a carjacked sedan
with the passenger still inside, then eluded capture for about 12 hours before
being caught in a Temecula motel. Dept. S204, Southwest Justice Center, 30755-D
Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Gregory Garrison, (951) 304-5400.

   8:30 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A trial-readiness conference is set for Raymond
Lee Oyler, who is charged with first-degree murder and arson stemming from the
Oct. 26, 2006, Esperanza wildfire. Five U.S. Forest Service firefighters died,
34 homes were destroyed and more than 40,000 acres burned in the blaze. Oyler's
attorney is in the midst of another trial and plans to ask for a continuance.
Along with Esperanza, Oyler is charged with igniting 22 other fires in the
Banning Pass in 2006. He faces the death penalty if convicted. Trial is not
expected to get under way until sometime this fall. Dept. 31, Riverside Hall of
Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A trial-readiness conference is set for Alex Kermith
Mendoza, a 28-year-old Rubidoux man accused of torturing and murdering his
girlfriend's 3-year-old son. Prosecutors allege that while Mikey Sieber was
left in Mendoza's care in the summer of 2006, the defendant punched, kicked and
tormented the toddler, resulting in catastrophic internal injuries. Mendoza's
roommate, 19-year-old Richard Daniel Cox, was convicted last year of the boy's
murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Mendoza faces the death
penalty if convicted. Dept. 52, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St.
Contact: District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   9 a.m. RIVERSIDE - A trial-readiness conference is set for Billy David
Shirley, who faces two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting two
men during an attempted carjacking on New Year's Eve 2004. Shirley is acting as
his own attorney. Dept. 44, Riverside Hall of Justice, 4100 Main St. Contact:
District Attorney's Office, (951) 955-5400.

   Noon PALM SPRINGS - White Party 2008 will continue, featuring a Spring
Break Pool Party with DJ Rob Kaftan. At 9 p.m., a ``Boxers or Briefs''
underwear party will be held in the Wyndham Ballroom. Wyndham Hotel, 888
Tahquitz Canyon Way. Contact: (760) 322-6000.

   1:30 p.m. INDIO - Sentencing is scheduled for Mandie Kearns, a former
white supremacist and Desert Hot Springs mother of five, who pleaded guilty
last November to accessory after the fact in connection with a stabbing attack
on two black people near a downtown Palm Springs coffeehouse a year ago. Dept.
1A, Larson Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St. Contact: (760) 393-3232.

   1:30 p.m. INDIO - A felony settlement conference is set for Carolyn
Yvonne Ko of La Quinta, who is accused of bigamy. Ko allegedly married a Palm
Springs man while she was still hitched to a Phoenix man. Dept. 3N, Larson
Justice Center, 46200 Oasis St. Contact: Michael Jeandron, Riverside County
District Attorney's Office, (760) 393-3232.

   1:30 p.m. MURRIETA - Sentencing is set for Santos Martinez, who was
convicted of second-degree murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly
weapon in connection with the death of one man and injuries to four others
during an attack on the victims in Hemet two years ago. Dept. S202 Southwest
Justice Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor John Davis, (951) 304-
5540.

   1:30 p.m. MURRIETA - A trial-readiness conference is set for Melvin
Louis Shaw, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, whose charred body was
found behind a Temecula L.A. Fitness Center. Dept. S202, Southwest Justice
Center, 30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor Sean Crandell, (951) 304-5549.

   1:30 p.m. MURRIETA - A motion to dismiss hearing is set for Eric Michael
Brittian, a Soboba Indian accused of fatally shooting two women outside a
home in September 2005. One victim, Olivia Avalos, was the sister of Felecia
Avalos, herself shot to death less than two years later, also allegedly by a
Soboba Indian. Trial is set for April 25. Dept. S201, Southwest Justice Center,
30755-D Auld Road. Contact: prosecutor John Davis, (951) 304-5540.

   3 p.m. SAN JACINTO - The city of San Jacinto will hold a dedication and
open house for its new City Hall. 595 SS. San Jacinto Ave. Contact: city clerk,
(951) 487-7330.

   4:15 p.m. RIVERSIDE - Asghar Ali Engineer, an Islamic scholar, will
discuss ``Myths About Islam'' at UC Riverside. The public lecture caps a
weeklong visit by Engineer, who is an advocate of greater ``interfaith
dialogue.'' UCR main campus, Bourns Hall, B118, 900 University Ave. Contact:
Bettye Miller, UCR News Office, (951) 827-7847.

   7 p.m. RANCHO MIRAGE - A grand opening party is planned to celebrate the
new Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa. The event will feature fireworks,
live entertainment and remarks by Tribal Chairman Richard Milanovich, local and
state officials and actor John O'Hurley. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa,
32250 Bob Hope Drive. Contact: Therese Everett-Kerly, (760) 883-1396.

   8 p.m. PALM SPRINGS - The White Party 2008 will continue, featuring a
special benefit, ``Upright: L.A. Cabaret. An Evening of Style, Cuisine and
Song.'' Actor Neil Patrick Harris will be on hand for a cabaret show. Viceroy
Hotel, 415 S. Belardo Road. Contact: Phil Lobel, (310) 271-1551.

   8 p.m. TEMECULA - The Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will begin a two-day
program at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, during its ``Temecula
Presents'' spring season program. 42051 Main St. Contact: Bea Barnett, (866)
653-8696.

   Saturday

   7 a.m. PALM DESERT - The College of the Desert will host its weekend
street fair, featuring arts, crafts, food and live entertainment. College of
the Desert, 43500 Monterey Ave. Contact: (760) 773-2567.

   9 a.m. LAKE ELSINORE - The Canyon Lake Middle School will hold its
second annual Health and Fitness Expo. 33005 Canyon Hills Road. Contact: Jose
Carvajal, (951) 253-7174.

   10 a.m. PALM SPRINGS - White Party 2008 will continue with a Spring
Break Pool Party featuring DJ Tracy Young and transsexual Candis Cayne of the
ABC series ``Dirty, Sexy, Money.'' Wyndham Hotel, 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way. At 9
p.m., a ``Boogie Fever'' dance party will be held at the Palm Springs
Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. Contact: (310) 271-1551.

   10 a.m. PALM SPRINGS - The Palm Springs Air Museum will host ``Flight
Program and Demonstration: Vietnam War,'' featuring reflections by the first
air commandos who took part in military operations in Vietnam. Palm Springs Air
Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail. Contact: (760) 778-6262.

   10 a.m. RIVERSIDE - The third annual ``Salute to Veterans Parade'' will
be held in downtown Riverside. Marching bands, military vehicles, floats,
mounted horse units, dancers and bagpipers will follow Inland Empire veterans
from Riverside Community College to the downtown Historic Courthouse on Main
Street. Representatives from each military branch will take part, and the
parade will feature flyovers by military aircraft. 3845 Market St. Contact:
Marlowe Churchill, event coordinator, (951) 990-3553.

   10 a.m. TEMECULA - The exhibit ``Contemporary Desert Photography: The
Other Side of Paradise'' will open. It will run through July 6. The Temecula
Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes St. Contact: Wendell Ott, (951) 694-6452.

   10 a.m. TEMECULA - The Imagination Workshop at the Temecula Children's
museum will hold ``Pennypickle's Go Organic Day,'' showing children and their
parents where food comes from in a hands-on, fun atmosphere. 42081 Main St.
Contact: event coordinator Melodee Leavitt, (951) 308-6376.

   2 p.m. LA QUINTA - ``Taste of La Quinta,'' featuring premium wine and
food samplings from local restaurants will be held in Old Town. All proceeds
will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Old Town La Quinta, off of Calle Tampico.
Contact: (760) 771-8950.

   6:30 p.m. INDIAN WELLS - ``Dancing With Our Stars,'' a competition
featuring community leaders paired with local dance instructors to perform
ballroom dance routines, will be held at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and
Spa, 44400 Indian Wells Lane. Contact: (760) 218-1687.

   8 p.m.TEMECULA - The Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will conclude its two-day
run. The Merc, Old Town Temecula Community Theater. 42051 Main St. Contact: Bea
Barnett, (866) 653-8696.

   NOT FOR PUBLICATION, BROADCAST OR DISTRIBUTION
   Copyright 2008, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-04-10-2008 22:09