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Beleaguered water park plan resurfaces in fourth bid to build Temecula project

The Temecula water park plan is at the hub of one of the most colorful and problem-laced development sagas in the 25-year history of the fast-growing city.
The Temecula water park plan is at the hub of one of the most colorful and problem-laced development sagas in the 25-year history of the fast-growing city.

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Arts
David Ruch enjoys creating art from wood using the styles of intarsia, segmentation, and fretwork.Wood working artist selected for Artist of the Month

Jun 27th

When we think of an artist we envision a painter with a brush and palette, splashing colors onto a canvas. But those who have recently visited Arts Council Menifee’s gallery at the Kay Ceniceros Center have discovered an interesting and creative arti...

Business
The Mortgage House keeps lending local

Jul 18th

Home ownership has always been an “American Dream.” Owning a home is a sign of success; you become part of a community, placing down roots and offering stability to your family and future. A home however is more than a financial asset. It is a place...

Dining
Coffee and desserts are always favorites.Traditional yet modern dining at Corner Bakery Café

Jul 19th

The newest restaurant in Temecula, Corner Bakery, is a hit. The fast casual restaurant opened its doors this month where the old Original Road House Grill once stood with lines of customers going out the door at peak times. When you walk into the r...

Education
‘Engage You’ seminars to be held at Pala Mesa Resort

Jul 11th

[Video] Having experienced and benefited from Engage You seminars in the past, the Valley News is bringing the seminar to our area for our readership, families, employees and clients. “Engage You” seminars are entertaining while helping people ac...

Entertainment
The Movie Review: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

Jul 18th

It was Earth all along! This may have been one of the biggest twists in a movie when this revelation was set in stone for Charlton Heston in the 1968 classic, “Planet of the Apes.” But truth to be told, I’ve never seen any of the original movies. M...

Food
Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs.Gather around the grill this Father’s Day

Jun 13th

It’s all about remembering Dad’s favorites on Father’s Day. While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection. Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs Ingredients • 5 pound...

Health & Fitness
Strength training can result in muscle soreness if men and women do not take certain preventive measures before, during and after their workouts.How to prevent muscle soreness

Jul 18th

Daily exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. When paired with a nutritious diet, daily exercise can help men and women maintain their personal health and put them in a better position to battle many of the physical quirks that come with...

Home & Garden
Think about what you like and enjoy when putting together a garden, as you want it to reflect your personality.Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Jul 18th

Hello, fellow gardeners! This week I thought I’d talk about another very important part of your garden and that is not the plants; its everything else, and its called your “hardscape.” Hardscape consists of items such as your walkways, paths, pool...

Motor Scene
California Subarus were not part of recall that included 660,000 vehicles.California Subarus not part of recall

Jul 3rd

Subaru recently announced a voluntary recall of 660,000 vehicles for brake lines that may rust and leak fluid. The recall includes vehicles sold or registered in twenty-one states and Washington, DC where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. S...

Obituaries
Rick RobinsRicky “Rick” Lamont Robins

Jul 18th

The loved and cherished Ricky “Rick” Lamont Robins, 45, of Temecula, California died tragically and unexpectedly on July 4, 2014. Rick was born October 25, 1968, in San Diego, California to James Norman Robins and Rosetta Mae (Robins) Phelps. Rick ...

Out and About
The Museum of Man’s façade is adorned with European and Spanish patrons dating back to the 1800s.Balboa Park: Where arts and culture collide

Jun 20th

Koi ponds, organ concerts, historical museums, and a vast array of European Spanish architecture can all be found in one location: Balboa Park, San Diego. Defined as “a landscape of arts and culture,” Balboa Park is just that – a 1,200-acre ...

Pets
Baxter has a custom-made chaise lounge in his bedroom.Pampered pet pig lives high on the hog

Jul 18th

Baxter is a pet pig that has it made.  He lives in a beautiful home and has his own downstairs bedroom with a specially constructed entrance to a backyard patio where he can lie on comfortable pillows and sunbathe at his leisure.  His bedroom is furn...

Real Estate
Group items by scale, color, shape, or texture. Large items should sit in the back and the smallest at the front from the initial entry point to the room.Romancing the buyer

Jul 18th

Think of this as romancing the buyer – you want your home to look good, smell good, be attractive, welcoming and comfortable. You want the buyers to fall in love with your home. This is more about aesthetics: design, organization and appearance...

Sports
Murrieta Valley Water Polo Head Coach Bryan Lynton.Murrieta Valley’s Bryan Linton helps guide Team USA to a Gold Medal

Jul 20th

Murrieta Valley Water Polo Head Coach Bryan Lynton was selected as an assistant coach for the 2014 Team USA. The team recently won the UANA Junior Pan American Championship over Brazil. Team USA held off a tough Brazilian rally late in the final peri...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

July 18 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Supermarket Science at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Find out what Professor Pennypickle and Beaker have on their agenda and do some experimenting. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

July 22 – 10:30 a.m. Desert Animals for ages 10-12 at the Murrieta Public Library, 8 Town Square. Put on a bandana and howl like a coyote! Learn about the animals who roam the Joshua Tree National Park with crafts and games included. Space is limited to 60 children. Events are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Murrieta Library. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the program. Information: (951) 304-2665.

July 23 – 10:30 a.m. Wild Wonders, Small Wonders from the Land of Down Under at the Murrieta Public Library, 8 Town Square. Enjoy a walkabout with some of Australia’s most popular and exotic citizens. Events are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Murrieta Library. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the program. Information: (951) 304-2665.

July 25 – 6-8 p.m. Phinea’s Cosplay-Anime-Con Meet up at Pennypickle’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Missed Comic-Con or Wonder-Con? Come and fulfill your comic book and science fiction dress up fandom. Pictures of the most uniquely dressed will be posted up so show up in your best costume. Cost: $8 per person. All ages welcome. Information: (951) 308-6376.

ENTERTAINMENT:

July 17 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Chris Dawson on Piano, Sinclair Lott on Drums. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 18-19 – 7:30 p.m. Giselle presented by the Ballet Studio and Fine Arts Network Theatre Company at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Enjoy the classic story of love, betrayal and intrigue. July 19 performance at 3 p.m. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 19 – 6-8 p.m. Murrieta Summer Concerts in the Park series at Town Square Park. Bring your chairs, blankets and some food and relax while enjoying the music of Three Chord Justice–country music. This is a free event open to the public. Information: Laura (951) 461-6110.

July 19 – 7 & 9p.m. – Country at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by GaS Productions and The Ranch Rockers. Tickets: $15. AUDITIONS: Think you got what it takes to be a performer on the show? Join us between shows at 8:30 and give it your best shot! Audition with only your voice or bring a karaoke track or guitar. Those wishing to audition can also email TheMerc@TemeculaLive.org or visit www.CountryAtTheMerc.info. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 20 – 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.

July 24– 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Keith Droste and David Enos. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 25 – 7 and 9 p.m. Skytrooper at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by First Team Productions. Skytrooper is a musical performance featuring songs that represent some of the common experiences of soldiers serving in the Vietnam War. Ranging from pulsating rock and roll to haunting ballads, all of the songs were written by Bill Ellis, many while he was serving in Vietnam. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 26 – 6-8 p.m. Murrieta Summer Concerts in the Park series at Town Square Park. Bring your chairs, blankets and some food and relax while enjoying the music of the Moyer Family Band – original music as well as contemporary. This is a free event open to the public. Information: Laura (951) 461-6110.

July 26 – 8 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by PRN Productions in association with Temecula Presents Improve comedy with Pseudo Random Noise. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

July 27 – 2-3:15 p.m. Jason Weber on Saxophone at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Weber performs all forms of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop and R&B. Information: (951) 693-8900.

July 20 – 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.

July 31– 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Theo Saunders with Henry “the Skipper” Franklin. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 9 – 9-10:30 a.m. Zumbathon to benefit Michelle’s Place at 32839 Temecula Parkway Suite A, Temecula. Reservations must be made over the phone at (951) 302-0088.

August 1-10 – 7:30 p.m. Wizard of Oz 2014 presented by Fine Arts Network Theatre at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

July 15 – 5-8 p.m. Bottles and Brushes at Macaroni Grill, 41221 Margarita Road, Temecula. Grab a few friends and enjoy an evening with instructor Ruth Hobbs as she guides you step by step to create your own masterpiece while benefitting the youth at Rancho Damacitas. Canvas, Easels, paint, brushes and aprons will be provided. Cost: $40. Information: Dorothy (951) 302-3088 or doughawthorn@verizon.net.

July 18 – 7-10 p.m. Summer Nights in the Park, Get your neighbors together, some blankets, chairs, snacks and enjoy fun crafts, family activities and a movie featuring: “Monsters University” at Rosetta Canyon Community Park, 39423 Ardenwood Way, Lake Elsinore. This event is free and open to the public.

July 18 – 3:30-5 p.m. Movie Time at Mission Trail Library, Community Room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Enjoy the feature presentation of Homeward Bound rated G. Information: (951) 471-3855.

July 19 – 10 a.m-2 p.m. Christmas in July Party ad Boutique at Chancellor Place of Murrieta, 24350 Jackson Avenue. Enjoy holiday treats, drinks, music, bounce house and pictures with Santa for the kids. Also, get a jump start on your holiday shopping in the Christmas boutique filled with local vendors. A portion of the profits will benefit “Temecula Valley People Helping People”. This is a free event open to the public. Information: Amy (951) 696-5753.

July 19 – 6:30-10 p.m. Movie in the Park at Windsong Park, 35459 Prairie Road, Lake Elsinore. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and watch the feature movie “Dispicable Me”. This is a free event open to the public.

July 19 – 2-4 p.m. Music at Grace Mellman’s Library, 41000 County Center Drive, Temecula. Free music recital provided by the Inland Valley Symphony. Enjoy this friendly, informal and fun concert and enjoy refreshments too. No registration required. All ages welcome with a parent. Information: Elizabeth (951) 296-3893.

July 23 – 8-10 p.m. Movies in the Park…After Dark at Summerlake Park, 900 West Broadway Avenue, Lake Elsinore. Bring your chairs, blankets and some snacks and enjoy the feature movie “Epic”

July 25 – 7:05 p.m. Wildomar Community Night at the Diamond, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. $10 box seats. Proceeds to go towards a wheelchair accessible swing at Marna O’Brian Park on August 23. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office or by calling Wendy at (951) 245-0437.

July 25 – 5-8 p.m. Splash into Fun with Free Family Swim Nights at Lakeside High School, 32595 Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore.

July 25 – 6-8 p.m. Phinea’s Cosplay-Anime-Con Meet up at Pennypickle’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Missed Comic-Con or Wonder-Con? Come and fulfill your comic book and science fiction dress up fandom. Pictures of the most uniquely dressed will be posted up so show up in your best costume. Cost: $8 per person. All ages welcome. Information: (951) 308-6376.

July 29 – 6 p.m. Backpack’s 4 Kids! We Care to host a backpack, school supply school drive for the foster youth of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Please drop off school supplies for ages 13-18 to 24909 Madison Avenue, Murrieta. Information: Kimberly (951) 852-8480.

August 2 – 4-9 p.m. National Night Out sponsored by the City of Menifee and Perris at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road. The purpose of our National Night Out event is to promote crime prevention throughout our neighborhoods and communities, all in an alliance against criminal activity. Sheriff and Cal Fire demos and displays, free food, fames, giveaways and more! Information: Cpl. Goodson (951) 210-1014.

August 2 – Dusk- Movies in the Park presented by the Murrieta Community Services Department at California Oaks Sports Park, 40600 California Oaks Blvd. Murrieta. There will be food for sale so bring your chair and blanket and enjoy the feature presentation of The Lego Movie. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 304-PARK.

August 9 – 2-10 p.m. Off Road Nights in Old Town Temecula - Dirt Lifestyle Festival. Interested in being a vendor at this event? Contact rat@offroadnights.com.

August 9 – Dusk- Movies in the Park presented by the Murrieta Community Services Department at California Oaks Sports Park, 40600 California Oaks Blvd. Murrieta. There will be food for sale so bring your chair and blanket and enjoy the feature presentation of Karate Kid. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 304-PARK.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS:

July 15 – 6 p.m. Free Solar Workshop presented by Sun Pro Solar at the Murrieta Public Library, 8 Town Square. Bring a recent electric bill and receive a free gift. The highest electric bill at the workshop will receive a grand prize valued over $100. RSVP and Information: (888) 905-9614.

July 17 – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EWDC Luncheon How to make your digital presence work for you presented by Tim Doyle at the Diamond Club, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Tickets and Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848.

July 19 – 1 p.m. 1st Sgt. John Farritor shares his stories of his military career at West Coast Ammo, 41892 Enterprise Circle South, Suite B, Temecula. Presented by the World War II Experience, (an educational non-profit organization) and West Coast Ammo. Information: Dr. Linda Dudik (760) 744-2763 or ldudik@wwiiexperience.com or Robert (888) 293-2225.
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