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Double-sided batting cages at Lake Elsinore High that were recently purchased. The storm and possible funnel storm picked up the metal equipment, twisting it and blowing it to the ground.
Double-sided batting cages at Lake Elsinore High that were recently purchased. The storm and possible funnel storm picked up the metal equipment, twisting it and blowing it to the ground.

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Lois CormierLois Cormier honored as ‘August Artist of the Month’

Aug 15th

It is easy to find that one word that describes Lois Cormier. That word is talented. Each month Arts Council Menifee selects an artist to be honored and this month’s recipient is especially impressive. A visit to her home reveals the many beautiful ...

Business
Eli Hofshi of Eli’s Farms in Fallbrook picks fresh basil.Family provides deliciously fresh and local produce year-round at Eli’s Farms in Fallbrook

Sep 12th

Along Fallbrook’s East Mission Road, about two miles west of Interstate 15, a wonderful abundance of fresh produce is grown, harvested, and sold to the public at Eli’s Farms. Eli and Daniel Hofshi of Eli’s Farms acquired the 20 acres approximately 18...

Dining
Raw chile pods from Hatch, New Mexico get loaded into a revolving roaster in during the Hatch Chile Festival in Old Town Temecula.Hatch Chile Festival gathers a crowd

Sep 13th

Red and green peppers crackled and burned inside of a cylindrical container as they were turned over a slow burning flame in a dirt lot in Old Town Temecula and the smoky smell of the charred flesh of peppers filled the air. Meanwhile, at any given t...

Education
Students who volunteer learn new skills while improving both behavioral and interpersonal skills.Student volunteerism can have a positive impact, help pay for college

Sep 6th

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study f...

Entertainment
Kiersten Myers, 13, who attends Shivela Middle School in Murrieta, speaks about the film she wrote, directed and edited titled, “Future Earth.” Her film will be shown during the 2014 Temecula Valley International Film Festival.Media night gives sneak peek into popular festival

Sep 12th

“After two and a half years, we’re coming back, bigger and better,” said Jo Moulton, founder and director of the Temecula Valley International Film&Music Festival scheduled for September 17 – 21. After a brief hiatus, Moulton feared that...

Food
Wine and grapesBookhamer, Vigliotti win first-place ribbons in SD County Fair’s homemade wine contest

Jul 18th

The class winners in the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest included Temecula residents Bart Bookhamer and John Vigliotti. Bookhamer took first place in the Merlot class.  Vigliotti entered a bottle which received first place for Carignan...

Health & Fitness
Regular physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the breast and colon.Healthy habits to lower your cancer risk

Sep 6th

Certain types of cancer are more likely to strike certain types of people than others. For example, while men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, women are far more likely to develop the disease. But just because a person’s risk of developing cancer...

Home & Garden
Grevillea juniperina are incredible looking plants.Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Sep 12th

Well, G’day Mate! This week I’d like to talk about some of the plants that are prevalent here in Southern California gardens, mostly drought tolerant, and from the land “Down Under”, also known as Australia and New Zealand. Not only do we have some...

Motor Scene
Off Road Nights Festival returns to Temecula Aug. 9

Aug 8th

The Off Road Nights Festival will be rolling into Old Town Temecula once again this year and will take place from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The center of the event will be the area outside of Temecula’s Civic Center building locat...

Obituaries
In memoriam

Aug 8th

Roy Ayvon Plumlee, born in Oklahoma, January 19, 1915, died in California, July 17, 2014.  Ayvon was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Plumlee, and two sons, Richard Lee and Roy Alan. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Ayvon and Claude Arthur, and tw...

Out and About
Employees at the Temecula Ramona Tire location participated with President Dan Digby (pictured in the middle) in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where Digby challenged his other stores and donated $2,000 to the ALS Association.President of Ramona Tire in Temecula takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level

Sep 15th

[Video] It’s sweeping the nation and after being called out to do the ice bucket challenge by some of his employees, Ramona Tire President, Dan Digby, decided to take the “bucket” portion of the challenge a step further. Digby not only accepted th...

Pets
Snow Man is a lilac/grey Domestic Long Hair/Ragdoll, 5-year-old, neutered male. Isn’t he handsome? He is a friendly boy that loves to cuddle. He is already neutered and ready to go to his forever home.Intake Number: 233323Pets of the Week

Sep 12th

Website: www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com Address: 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: 951-674-0618 Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Wednesday from 10 am-7pm. And Saturday 10 am-5 pm Kit...

Real Estate
FHA policy change could save sellers millions annually

Sep 12th

Hundreds of thousands of home owners who have used Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loans over the past ten years have unnecessarily paid out hundreds of millions of dollars each year to lenders in interest charges at closing of the home sale or when ...

Sports
Oceanside’s solid defense stopped Chaparral as the Pumas lost to the Pirates 24-0 Friday night.HS Football: Chaparral fails to keep Pirates at bay, lose 24-0 to Oceanside

Sep 15th

The match up looked great on paper. The Chaparral Puma's, who are still heavy favorites in the Southwestern League, hosted Oceanside in front of another packed crowd last Friday night and though they dropped their second game in as many weeks, they a...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

September 12 – 6-8 p.m. Kids Only Club: Parents Date for Dinner Night! This is a lock in event for kids ages 5-10 at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $15 per person / snack included. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

September 13 – 1-4 p.m. City of Murrieta to host a practice PSAT test at the Murrieta Public Library, 24700 Adams Avenue. This standardized test provides firsthand practice for the SAT for grades 9-11. Space is limited. Information: (951) 304-2665.

September 16 – 6-7 p.m. SAT Strategies 101 at the Learn valuable test strategies. This is for all students even if they did not take the test. Students who took the SAT Practice Test on September 6th will receive their test scores. Event will take place at the Murrieta Public Library, 24700 Adams Avenue. Information: (951) 304-2665.

September 17 – 4-4:45 p.m. Registration begins for Pirate Day with Captain Jack at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Information: Children’s staff (951) 693-8980.

September 19 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hexbug Nano Adventures with Professor Pennypickle’s at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Cost: $5 per person. Information: (951) 308-6376.

September 23 – 4-5 p.m. The City of Murrieta is proud to present Illusions by Allen at the Enjoy this magic show that will astonish and amaze you! Fun for all ages. Magic show will be held at the Murrieta Public Library, 24700 Adams Avenue. Information: (951) 304-2665.

September 24 – 4-4:45 p.m. Talk like a Pirate Day with Captain Jack at the Temecula Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Talk like a Pirate Day consists of pirate tales and a fun craft for ages 3-12. Space is limited. Information: Children’s staff (951) 693-8980.

September 26 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. N8’s Nerd Party! Science geeks rule at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Show your best nerdy self by dressing up geek style lab coats, wacky glasses, and goggles. Cost: $5 per person. Information: (951) 308-6376.



ENTERTAINMENT:

September 11 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Kamau Kenyatta Quartet. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 11 -14, 18-21, 25- 28 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. West Side Story at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Presented by the Temecula Valley Players. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696. September 14, 21 and 28 performances at 2 p.m.

September 12-15 – 8-10 p.m. The Untitled John Mayer Project at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Set to the music of Grammy-Award winning songwriter John Mayer featuring live musicians and all-new arrangements by Leonard Patton. Tickets and Information: Eric Myers-Russo (866) 653-8696. September 14 performance at 7 p.m.

September 14 – 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. Featuring: Quartet Nouveau.Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 14 – 6:30 p.m. Speakeasy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by David Bradley in association with Temecula Presents an evening of traditional Jazz of the 20’s-40’s featuring the house band, Second Hand Jazz. Hotsy Totsy returns with their fun, high energy 20’s revue. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 16 – 7 p.m. danceXchange at the Old Town Temecula Theater Courtyard, 42051 Main Street. Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 17-21 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival at 27740 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, Temecula. The festival brings films and music from across the United States and around the globe to the Temecula Valley. The festival features opening night festivities, daily and nightly screenings, networking parties, an industry marketplace, industry panels and workshops and a star-studded black-tie Awards Gala. Information: festival@tviff.com or (951) 265-8130.

September 18– 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: 14 Strings- Marshall Hawkins, Bob Boss and Norah Germaine. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 19-21 – Get Shamrocked Irish Festival 2014 at Murrieta Town Square Park, 1 Town Square, Murrieta. Irish and Celtic bands/ musicians in the park. Friday and Saturday night will be for 21 and over with music and entertainment geared to an adult audience. Sunday is a day for the whole family to enjoy and will include Irish dancers, storytelling and interactive characters. Tickets and Information: (951) 595-9127.

September 20 – 7 and 9 p.m. Country Live at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Live Country music show featuring house band backing up the Valley’s country artists. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696 or www.countryatthemerc.info.

September 21 – 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. Featuring: Natalie Mann and Ed Yarnell. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 21 – 1-4 p.m. Extravaganza 2 presented by GFWC Menifee/Sun City Woman’s Club at North Town Hall, 26850 Sun City Blvd. Sun City. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment featuring a variety of artists. Refreshments will be served. Information: Robbie (951) 255-9200.

September 21 – Speakeasy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. The Second Hand Jazz Combo featuring vocalist Rosalie Porter and trumpet soloist Dr. Ron Savitt present traditional jazz of the 20’s-40’s. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 22 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. An Evening with Stephen Schwartz at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Special event with Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz with an all star lineup of performers. The concert will feature material from Schwartz’s various projects including a sneak peek at Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden, Godspell and more. Limited amount of special V.I.P meet and greet tickets are available for purchase. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 27 – 7-9 p.m. Tribute to Barbra Streisand featuring Sharon Owens at the Temecula Valley High Golden Bears Theater, 31555 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 27 – 8-10 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula is a highly audience interactive improvisational comedy show. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 28 – 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. Featuring: Ching-Ming Cheng. Music Teachers Association of California-Temecula Branch. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 28 – 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cabaret at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring the music of The Rat Pack . Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.



COMMUNITY EVENTS:

September 11 – 6-7 p.m. September 11th Remembrance at the Duck Pond (Corner of Rancho California Road and Ynez Road) join in as they reflect on the tragic events of September 11th and silently remember the bravery that took place on that day. Guests are encouraged to leave a sentiment in the 9/11 journal while the memorial wreath is laid at the veterans memorial site. 9/11 keepsake will be given out to the first 250 guests. Refreshments will be served. Information: (951) 694-6444.

September 11 – The City of Murrieta will pay tribute to those that perished on September 11, 2001 in a ceremony at dusk at Town Square Park. Information: Community Services Department (951) 304-7275.

September 12 – 6:30 p.m. Family Movie Night Under the Stars featuring Despicable Me 2 at Ponte Family Estate, 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Admission is free. Snacks and Food for purchase, Silent Auction, Donations Appreciated. All proceeds going to Rancho Damacitas Children’s Home. No outside food or beverages allowed. Information: Terri (951) 302-2317 ext 236.

September 13 – 7-9 a.m. Wild Wild West Bike Fest Stars-N-Stripes Hold’Em Run at 32665 Haddock Street, Wildomar. Information: Omar Medina (951) 567-4201 or info@wwwbikefest.com.

September 13 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez invites you to the 67th Assembly District Veteran’s Expo at Wildomar Elks Lodge, 33700 Mission Trail. RSVP: Denise.Horne@asm.ca.gov or (951) 894-1232.

September 13 – The Rotary Club of Wildomar to host their Bicycle Safety Event “Learn to Ride Right” to be held at Marna O’Brian Park, 20505 Palomar Street, Wildomar. BMX Pros trick teams shows at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Children of All ages are invited to attend this free event. Bring your bicycle and safety helmet. Information: Bridgette (951) 440-6796.

September 14 – 3-7 p.m. Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis family friendly community walk dedicated to raising mission critical funds and awareness for inflammatory bowel diseases at Mount Palomar Winery, 33820 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Information: Jackie Mizon (619) 497-1300 or jmizon@ccfa.org.

September 18-21- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fairytale Festivals Arts and Craft Show at Temecula Town Center, 27548 Ynez Road. Sunday show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: Elena (951) 694-9101.

September 19-21 – Get Shamrocked Irish Festival 2014 at Murrieta Town Square Park, 1 Town Square, Murrieta. Irish and Celtic bands/ musicians in the park. Friday and Saturday night will be for 21 and over with music and entertainment geared to an adult audience. Sunday is a day for the whole family to enjoy and will include Irish dancers, storytelling and interactive characters. Tickets and Information: (951) 595-9127.

September 20 – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. City of Temecula Citywide Clean-Up for Temecula residents only proof ID is required. Event will take place at Chaparral High School, 27215 Nicolas Road, Temecula.

September 20 – 6:30-10:30 p.m. Annual Grape Stomp at Leoness Cellars, 38311 De Portola Road, Temecula. Cost: $95. Dinner, wine, live music, dancing and more. Information: Mary McCabe (951) 302-7601ext 205 or mary@leonesscellars.com.

September 20 – 4-8 p.m. Lorimar Winery’s Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival at 39990 Anza Road, Temecula. Costume Contest, live music, hay rides, and more! Cost: $65 plus tax per person. Information: (951) 694-6699 ext 4 or events@lorimarwinery.com.

September 20 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun City Civic Association along with the S.C.C.A. to host its 2nd Annual Susan G. Komen Fundraising event at North Town Hall, 26850 Sun City Blvd. Sun City. Light lunch, entertainment, bake sale, prizes and more. Information: (951) 679-2311.

September 24 – 3-7 p.m. Health Fair and Blood Drive at29995 Technology Drive, Suites 103, 201, 202 and 203 Murrieta. Health seminars, samples, free mini massages, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, and much more. Information: Julie Richardson (951) 317-3593 or Julie.optimalspa@gmail.com.

September 25 – 6-9 p.m. 2014 Boy Scouts of America Tahquitz District Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Ben Drake will be held at Pechanga Resort and Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. Tickets: $125 per person. Tickets and Information: Tina Roy (951) 972-2201.

September 27 – 5th Annual MSJC Scholarship Motorcycle Run starts at the San Jacinto Campus, 1499 North State Street and will end at the Temecula Higher Education Center, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. This special event will benefit student scholarships and other philanthropic endeavors through the MSJC Foundation. Information: Fred Frontino (951) 487-3301 or ffrontino@msjc.edu.

September 27 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4th Annual City of Temecula Health and Community Resource Fair at the Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Great opportunity for individuals, families, and professionals who would like information on health related resources, products and services available for children, families, seniors and individuals with special needs. Free health screens, ask the Doctor Q & A, emergency preparedness information, safety awareness, community resources, entertainment, food and much more. Information: (951) 694-6444.

September 27 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. City of Murrieta Community Clean-Up at the corner of 2nd Street and Kalmia. Murrieta residents now is the time to get rid of your household trash, scrap, metal, green waste, wood and bulky waste the responsible way and it’s FREE. Information: City of Murrieta Code Enforcement (951) 461-6330.

September 27 – 6:30 a.m. Salute to Heroes Charity Cycle and Glowfest starting at 41000 Main Street, Old Town Temecula. 365 Heroes and VSSN presents the Salute to Heroes, a charity cycle in honor of local military, veterans, first responders, and teachers. The Glowfest (5-10 p.m.) includes education, employment booths, a fun zone with games, rides, a jam session, and free Famous Dave’s and Habit for teachers, first responders, military and vet families. Information: www.vetsupportnet.org

September 28 – 12-4 p.m. Family Health Fair sponsored by Loma Linda University Medical Center. Meet physicians, wellness education, farmers market, prizes, raffles, health screenings, petting zoo, rock climbing wall and more! Event will take place at Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Professional Office building parking lot, 28078 Baxter Road, Murrieta. Information: (951) 704-1950.

September 28 – 3-8 p.m. 18th Annual “A Day of Wine and Chocolate” at South Coast Winery, 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Enjoy a day of fun while raising funds to pay for Hospice of the Valley patients living in their community who have limited resources. Listen to live 80’s music by Freeze Frame, sample beer, wine, food and desserts from over 25 local food and drink establishments, live and silent auction and more. Tickets and Information: (951) 200-7800.



SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS:

September 12 – 12-1:30 p.m. A Champions Luncheon an opportunity for Rancho Damacitas to share their history of over 30 years, guest speakers, launch of their newest program, and vision of its future by Lennar Homes. Luncheon will be at Temeku Hills Golf Club, 41687 Temeku Drive, Temecula featuring guest speaker Kermit Alexander former NFL player. Information and Reservations: Terry (951) 302-2317.

September 13 – Noon-5 p.m. TEDx Temecula: Inside Out at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Inspiring talks followed by local food and beverage offerings. Cost: $45 online or $55 at the door. Information: Steve@tedxtemecula.com.

September 13 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. California Friendly Gardner Class at EVMWD Headquarters, 31315 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore. Learn six ways to make your garden California friendly. Geared for residential customers and provided at no cost. Information and Reservations: (951) 674-3146 ext 8247.

September 16 – 6-7:30 p.m. Temecula City Council Candidates Forum at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. This is a public forum to the City Council candidates and hear their visions for the City of Temecula. Information: (951) 676-5090.

September 16 – 9-11 a.m. SCORE Workshop at MSJC, 28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee building 800 room 805. Day parking pass required. Pre-registration $15 or $25 at the door. Information and Reservations: (951) 672-1991.

September 17 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Need a Job!! Job Fair will be held at The Lambs Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Road, Lake Elsinore. Register at www.thelambsfellowship.com.

September 17 – 8:30 a.m. Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum. This gives the candidates an open forum to share their visions for the City of Menifee. Forum will be held at Kay Ceniceros Center, 29995 Evans Road, Menifee. RSVP or submit questions to Joan@menifeevalleychamber.com or (951) 672-1991.

September 17 – 10-11 a.m. The How-To of Pre-Employment Screenings at the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce, 25125 Madison Avenue, Suite 108, Murrieta. Topics will include the new Grandmother Law, Pre-employment background checks, Small business HR strategy and pre-employment screenings. Cost: Murrieta chamber members free and $25 non-members. Information: (951) 677-7916.

September 18 – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EWDC Luncheon – An Economic Update on Southwest California by Gene Wunderlich at the Diamond Club, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Reservations required. Members $15 / Non-Members $20. Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848 or michelle@lakeelsinorechamber.com.

September 18 – 5-7 p.m. Parent Summit at Lake Elsinore Unified School District, 545 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore. Parents are invited to hear timely topics and trends affecting students and education in 2014-2015. Free Admission.

September 20 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. City of Temecula Annual College and Vocational Invitational at the Promenade Mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. This event gives current high school students of the Temecula Valley area the opportunity to meet college representatives. There will be over 185 colleges, vocational schools, military institutions and military branches. This gives students a chance to explore what is available to them both locally and nationally. Information: Charles.walker@cityoftemecula.org or (951) 694-6444.

September 23 – 6:30 p.m. Wildomar Candidate Forum will be held at Elsinore High School Stephen Price Theater, 21800 Canyon Drive, Wildomar. Information: Wendy (951) 245-0437.

September 30 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lake Elsinore Unified School District Annual College and Career Night at the Lake Elsinore Outlets Suite 101, 17600 Collier Avenue, Lake Elsinore. Reservations required. Information: Elsinore High School – rita.beecher@leusd.k12.ca.us, Ortega High School – sandy.marques@leusd.k12.ca.us, Lakeside High School – lorraine.palm@leusd.k12.ca.us, Temescal Canyon High School – kathy.schumm@leusd.k12.ca.us.
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