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Perris Raceway maintains tradition of classic flat track racing

Number 43, AJ Hateley, edges past his competition Colt Foster in one of the final races of the evening.
Number 43, AJ Hateley, edges past his competition Colt Foster in one of the final races of the evening.

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Zeppelin USAConcert provides Zeppelin USA farewell appearance for member

Apr 11th

The March 22 concert at Pala Casino’s Infinity nightclub was the first performance in San Diego County for the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zeppelin USA and likely the final appearance with Zeppelin USA for John Paul Jones equivalent Jonathan Gilcrest. ...

Milan Kyncl, left, and Lewis Khashan are both lawyers specializing in personal injuries.Wilson, Kyncl and Khashan – personal injury attorneys fighting for you

Apr 11th

The law offices of Wilson, Kyncl&Khashan have been working with personal injury victims for many years. They’ve seen thousands of cases come in through their doors and have won many large settlements for their clients, even when those clients mig...

Take advantage of summer discounts when dining out this season.Access deals when dining out during the warmer months

Apr 11th

The warm weather can be a boon to the restaurant business, or it can be a disadvantage depending on how restaurant owners approach the situation. Patrons dining out can make the most of summer dining by employing strategies to eat on the cheap every ...

The Elks’ Scholarship Awards recipients and their presenters on March 23, 2014 at the Elks Lodge.Elks host annual scholarship awards dinner, recognize students

Apr 11th

LAKE ELSINORE – Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge No. 2591 hosted its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the lodge on Sunday, March 23.  There were two types of scholarship awards presented. The first was that of the Elks Ladies, a lodge aux...

The Movie Review: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Apr 11th

Freedom is something that we all want: the freedom to work, freedom to play and freedom to live life. But now that the NSA has been exposed to having been tracking your social media pages, email, and phone, there has been a split debate over whether ...

La Caseta’s Fried Avocados are enhanced by lemon juice and ranch dressing.The Battle of the Fried Avos and the War of the Guacs?

Apr 11th

The 28th Avocado Festival is celebrating everything “avo” and among the celebrants will be two Fallbrook Mexican restaurants, La Caseta and El Jardín, who will again be welcoming diners to their establishments and offering avocado-based dishes. A w...

Health & Fitness
Michael Covert, president and chief executive officer of Palomar Health.Palomar Health joins forces with Mayo Clinic

Apr 11th

ESCONDIDO – More is usually better, especially when it comes to patient care. Now, thanks to a unique collaboration with the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Palomar Health patients are benefiting from access to more medical research and information, a...

Home & Garden
Raised beds for vegetables add dimension and a great growing source for your garden.Creating an edible garden in your backyard

Apr 11th

Hello fellow gardeners, this week I’d like to discuss growing edibles in your home garden. I’ve previously emphasized the use of compost in your soil, and any organic fertilizers, to “build up” the soil health, and that’s critical for edibles as well...

Motor Scene
Josiah Bierle became a certified private pilot at French Valley Airport on March 10, 2014 – the same day as his 17th birthday.Soaring above the crowd: 17-year-old earns private pilot’s license

Mar 28th 9 Reader Comments

Seventeen-year-old Josiah Bierle is pursuing his passion and doing something that most people his age don’t know how to do. The high school student, who recently celebrated his birthday, marked his special day with a grand achievement by attaining ...

Ben S. BledsoeBen S. Bledsoe

Mar 14th 1 Reader Comment

Ben S. Bledsoe passed into God’s hands Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Anza, California, at the age of 92. Born May 11, 1921, in Helendale, California, to Bertie and James Bledsoe, Ben lived his young life on a sprawling ranch in San Bernardino riding h...

Out and About
28th annual Avocado Festival coming Sunday, April 13

Apr 11th

On Sunday, April 13, Main Avenue will undergo a transformation that happens only once each year, with an expected 70,000 plus visitors streaming up and down the thoroughfare to experience the 28th annual Avocado Festival, sponsored each year by the F...

Is a pet right for your family?

Apr 11th

INLAND EMPIRE – Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children’s faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility. But the decision of whether or not t...

Real Estate
Boomerang home buyers – is it time to buy a new home?

Apr 11th

The bad economy and the crash in the housing market has been a significant reason why millions of American families lost their home to either short sale or foreclosure. What was once considered to be a negative stigma that society looked down upon ha...

Temecula Valley’s Drew Seelman picks up one of the Golden Bears five hits as they fall to the visiting Broncos 2-0 in Southwestern league playHS Baseball: Broncos shutout Temecula Valley 2-0


Senior pitcher JT McClellan scattered five hits over seven innings and quieted Temecula Valley’s big bats to shut-out the Golden Bears 2-0 and get the Broncos back into the hunt for the Southwestern league Crown. Vista Murrieta scored once in the fou...

Events Calendar

April 11 –5:30-7:30 p.m. Kids Only Club – Parents need a break night at Pennypickle’s Laboratory, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. After two weeks of Spring Break, it’s time for Mom and Dad to have a night alone. Your kids will enjoy dinner, fun, and experiments during this lock-in event. Ages 5-10. Cost: $15 per person includes dinner. Space is limited, please pre-register at (951) 308-6376.

April 11 – 8 p.m. Teen Glow Egg Hunt at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park, 31465 Via Cordoba, Temecula. Come out and hunt for Easter eggs that are filled with thousands of dollars in prizes. You can walk away with a flat screen TV or iPad. Music and dancing at the start of the hunt.

April 12 – 12-4:30 p.m. Practice SAT/ACT combo practice test and corresponding workshop hosted by the Murrieta Public Library and presented by Kaplan Test Prep. This free practice test will be held in the library’s community room, 24700 Adams Avenue. Students will learn specific information about each test as well as time saving strategies.

April 12 – 9-11 a.m. Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at Marna O’Brian Park, 20505 Palomar St, Wildomar. Bring your family, friends, Easter baskets and camera’s to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Information: (951) 677-7751.

April 18 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Egg-citing Dyeing at Pennypickles, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Bring your own half dozen hard boiled eggs as you will get to eggs-periment with egg-sperts coloring techniques. Information: (951) 308-6376.

April 19 – 9-11 a.m. Spring Eggstravaganza over 10,000 filled eggs for your children will be available to hunt for at Murrieta Town Square Park. Ages 2 and under and special needs area will be available from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please bring your own bag or basket for this fun filled morning event. Information: Murrieta Community Services Department (951) 304-7275.

April 19 – 9:30 a.m.-Noon Spring Easter Egg Hunt at Harveston Community Park, 28582 Harveston Drive, Temecula. Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park, 32380 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula, Temeku Hills Park, 31367 La Serena Way, Temecula. Egg Hunts begin at 10a.m. Sharp. Music, games and Easter Bunn for children ages 1-12. Please bring your own bags or baskets. Special Needs area for all locations. Information: (951) 694-6480.

April 19 – 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 years and under sponsored by Valley Wide Recreation Menifee will be held at the Marion V. Ashley Community Center, 25625 Briggs Road, Menifee.

April 19 – 9:30 a.m. Gardening for Kids at Rose Haven Heritage Garden, 30592 Jedediah Smith Road, Temecula. This is a hands on gardening activity.

April 21 – 6 p.m. SAT/ACT follow up workshop will be held in the Murrieta Public Library community room, 24700 Adams Avenue. This workshop is for all students and their parents, not just for those who took the practice test on April 12. Students who took the practice test will receive their scores at this workshop.

April 25 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fire Fighting Heroes Night! Firefighters will be on hand to share the science of extinguishing fires. Kids are encouraged to dress up and be heroes too. Firefighter moms and dads get in free and they’d love to see you in uniform. Information: (951) 308-6376.


April 10-20 – Temecula Valley Players presents Tom Sawyer the Musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866)653-8696.

April 11 – 7 p.m. Tim Sweeney Motivational Comedy will be at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tim will explain how Christopher Columbus, Gary Dahl and Star Trek have changed your life with his insightful tour through the past. This event will benefit the Our Nicholas Foundation and the work they do in helping families with autistic children. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

April 13 – 6:30 p.m. SpeakEasy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Enjoy live traditional jazz of the 20’s and 40’s performed by House Band, Second Hand Jazz with vocalist Rosalie Porter, in rotation with prominent Southern California traditional jazz artists. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

April 13 – 3 p.m. Classics at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Classics is a weekly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents. Each Sunday afternoon they feature an individual musician or small ensemble performing a wide range of music. Our performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

April 15 – 7 p.m. danceXchange at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Co-produced by Temecula presents and the Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California danceXchange provides opportunities for interchange among the dance community. Free danceXperience ballet fitness class begins at 6 p.m. in the dance studio prior to the performance. Information: (866) 653-8696.

April 17 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Dick Weller Trio. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information and Tickets: (866) 653-8696.


April 10 – 7:05 p.m. Opening Night at Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, LakeElsinore. Lake Elsinore vs. Lancaster Jet Hawks. Tickets and Information: (951) 245-4487.

April 11 –6-10 p.m. Reality Rally Breast Cancer Fundraiser benefitting Michelle’s Place Celebrity Reception-casino night fundraiser at Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Information:

April 11 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MSJC’s Career, Major and Job Fair in the parking lot at 28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee. This is a no cost job fair and open to the public. Information: Escarlet

April 11 – 7 p.m. Menifee’s Got Talent show will be held at Heritage High school, 26001 Briggs Road, Romoland. Come join this fun evening to check out Menifee’s best and brightest talent with singers, dancers, bands and more! Tickets: $5 per person. Information:

April 12 – 9-10:30 a.m. Reality Rally Autograph meet and greet all the stars at the autograph session. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Amazing Race type game for ages 16 and over. 12:30-3 p.m. Kidz Challenge checkpoints for families and 6-10 p.m. Red Carpet Celebration at South Coast Winery, 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Information:

April 12 – 7-9:30 p.m. 13th Annual Barn Dance and Food Drive to support the Menifee Valley Food Cupboard at Bell Mountain Middle School, 28525 La Piedra Road, Menifee. This event is free and open to the public. Information: (951) 672-0840.

April 12 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Children’s Fair and Egg Hunt at Mc Vicker Canyon Park, 29355 Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore. Arrive early for egg hunts for ages 2-8 then stay for fun family entertainment with bouncers, food, free kids activities and a petting zoo.

April 12 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 12th Annual Community Water Conservation Festival at Big League Dreams Sports Park, 2155 Trumble Road, Perris. Free family event including face painting, visit from Curious George, crafts and activities, demonstrations, hourly raffles, landscape and irrigation ideas and more.

April 12 – 5:30-8 p.m. 10th Annual Evening under the Oaks featuring live entertainment, live and silent auctions, dining from some of Temecula Valley’s restaurants and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arts and Autism programs at the Oak Grove Center. Event will be at the Oak Grove Center, 24275 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta. Information: Elicia (951) 677-5599.

April 12 – 12-3 p.m. Grand Re-Opening celebration at Marna O’Brian Park, 20505 Palomar St, Wildomar. Information: (951) 677-7751.

April 12 – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The City of Wildomar to host Community Clean Up Day at St. Francis of Rome, 21591 Lemon Street, Wildomar. Information: (951) 677-7751.

April 12 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Temecula Valley High School Football Boosters is partnering with Temecula Recycling to host an electronic waste event at the Main parking lot of TVHS, 31555 Rancho Vista Road. Everyone is welcome to drop off any electronic or battery operated time, from as small as cords to electronics to items as large as washers, dryers, and refrigerators!! Items do not need to be in working condition to be accepted. People can also bring their unwanted clothes and shoes to donate; the only stipulation is that they need to be bagged in separate bags (i.e., all clothes together and all shoes together). Funds raised will go towards TVHS’ football program.

April 12 – 5-10 p.m. Grand Opening Party of the Temecula Valley Penning and Sorting Arena, 34915 De Portola Road, Temecula. Vendors, Dancing, Kids activities and more! Information: (951) 319-5540.

April 13 – 9-11 a.m. Breakfast with the Stars and Volunteer appreciation for Reality Rally at Pala Mesa Golf Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook. Information:

April 14 – 4-7 p.m. Temecula Law Resource Center Social Mixer. As part of National Library Week join Law Library Board President, Honorable Michele D. Levine of the Riverside Superior Court in celebrating Temecula Public Libraries newest addition. Through a partnership between the City of Temecula and the Riverside County Law Library, a Law Resource Center is now available at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. RSVP to Efren (951) 693-8902.

April 14 – 3-4:15 p.m. MSJC’s Psychology Club presents Magic and Psychology at the Menifee campus, 28237 La Piedra Road, Room 407. Hollywood’s Magic Castle strolling magician of the year award recipient, Mark Collier will perform his own brand of magic with insights into psychological concepts.

April 17 – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EWDC Luncheon : A conversation with Congressman Ken Calvert at the Diamond Club, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Admission price $15 members or $20 for non-members. Reservations Required. Tickets and Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848 or


April 7-28 – 5:30-8:30 p.m. MSJC offers new class in Accent Reduction at the Menifee campus, 28237 La Piedra Road. MSJC’s continuing education program has launched a new not-for-credit class for English-as-a-second-language (ESL) for students to help them with their pronunciation. Cost: $125 includes all materials for a 12 hour workshop. Information: (951) 487-3707.

April 10 – 1-3 p.m. Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society meeting at Mission Trail Library, Community room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Guest speaker, Candy Petersen will be discussing numerous ways to look at your material to help find those elusive ancestors. The Genealogical Society meets on the second Thursday of each month except July and August at the Mission Trail Community Library. Visitors and Guests welcome the meeting is free and open to the public. Information: Candy (951) 246-2028 or

April 11 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MSJC College Career/Transfer center is partnering with California Family Life Center and STEM to offer the Spring 2014 Career and Job Fair at the Menifee Valley campus, 28237 La Piedra Road in parking lot c. The fair will provide both employment opportunities for students and community members from employers in the area, and career information from university representatives. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume. Information: Jessica (951) 639-5285 or or Betsy (951) 487-3285 or

April 12 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MSJC to host financial Aid Workshop at the Menifee campus, 28237 La Piedra Road in room 927. Financial aid staff will provide hands on assistance to students completing the 2014 FAFSA or the 2014-15 California Dream Act applications online. Students should come prepared with the following: 2013 W-2’s and Federal Income Tax information or forms, a driver’s license or state ID, parents social security numbers and dates of birth and permanent resident card number (if not a U.S. Citizen). Information: Dana (951) 487-3242 or

To submit an event for the calendar, please email Laurianna at and include the date, time, a brief summary of the event and contact information.
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