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Victim refutes initial reports on crash and 25-acre fire on I-15

Man stands in what looks like shock after a F250 pickup with trailer jackknifed on 1-15 that led to 25-acres burned and 110 fire fighters called to action.
Man stands in what looks like shock after a F250 pickup with trailer jackknifed on 1-15 that led to 25-acres burned and 110 fire fighters called to action.

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Arts
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
Student Rabbi Sandy Rosenstein reads a prayer book at Temple Beth Sholom in Temecula.New Temecula synagogue to mark High Holy Days

Aug 29th

The “Days of Awe” will soon arrive for the Jewish community and be celebrated at Temple Beth Sholom in Temecula. The Temple, which hosted its first Temecula open house on Aug. 17, will observe the Jewish High Holy Day cycle from Sept. 24 through Oct...

Dining
Luscious seafood entrées, such as this three-pound “Maine Lobster,” are enjoyed by diners at Pala Casino’s Oak Room.Exquisite seafood entrées await guests at Pala Casino’s Oak Room

Aug 16th

There is a certain allure to seafood – especially lobster. The thought that it is compactly contained in a shell and once inhabited cold, unfamiliar waters, is enticing. Discovering the succulent meat inside the vibrant red shells is like disco...

Education
Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery presents “Lost and Found” a community outreach art exhibition

Aug 29th

Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) Art Gallery is hosting a new show, “Lost and Found,” beginning Thursday, September 4. The A.R.T.E.R.Y. – art recognition transition education reciprocating youth – youth will showcase its artwork between t...

Entertainment
Joanna toasts to her new EP and all the support she has gotten on her journey.Joanna Pearl EP release and birthday party

Aug 30th

Video by Chauncy Miller [Video] Joanna Pearl, a singer/songwriter is an up and coming artist with an undeniable passion for music. The exciting sound that she has made her own is certain to gain interest from young and old alike. Joanna was born ...

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
Choosing fresh fruits like strawberries instead of potato chips at snack time is one way for men and women to maintain a healthy weight.Use food to help maintain a healthy weight

Aug 29th

Maintaining or adopting a healthy lifestyle involves a host of factors. Getting off the couch to be more active is one such factor, as is taking control of your diet so it’s helping you and not hurting you. While adopting a more active lifestyle is ...

Home & Garden
Temecula Valley is a great micro-climate for tender succulents, pavers give off the warmth of the sun throughout the night.Micro-climates, what they are and how to plant for them

Aug 29th

Hello fellow gardeners! Although I have written previously on climate zones and briefly touched on micro-climates in that article, I’m not going to assume everyone read it. I’d like to get a little more in depth with this topic here this week. So, w...

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
A member of the Old Town Temecula Gunfighters takes a break from the antics of the Wild West.Old Town Temecula returns to wild west roots with gunfighter show

Aug 1st 3 Reader Comments

Old Town Temecula returns to wild west roots with gunfighter show

Pets
My name is Honey and I’m a real cutie pie. I am friendly and would make a wonderful pet. I am a Spaniel Mix, 2-year-old female, buff colored. I am already spayed and ready for my forever home. Intake Number: 177988Pets of the Week

Aug 30th

Kitten Special! All kittens 2-6 months only $20 each (plus applicable spay/neuter fees). Adopt two and receive $5 off the second kitten. Cats older than 6 months only $5 (plus applicable spay/neuter fees) Website: www.animalfriendsofthevalleys...

Real Estate
Government to seniors, “Use equity to relocate”

Aug 30th

A previous article (Valley News, August 11, 2014), explained the basics of the reverse mortgage to convert unused equity into additional income for seniors. This follow-up article focuses on another part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA...

Sports
Hawks GU10 - Pictured from left to right: Bottom row: Katelyn Parr, KK Abrenica, Kaitlyn Restrepo, Vivienne Morrison. Top row: Kayla Bird, Jordan Mitchell, Laura Shoaf, Mia Butterfield, McKenna Eblen, Madeline Myers. Top: Coach Justin ShivesHawks BU12 and GU10 bring home Classic championships

Sep 1st

The Hawks BU12 Academy team won the very prestigious West Coast Futbol Classic over the weekend of August 16-17. The tournament is considered one of the top in the country, and for the Hawks who were playing in the top flight; they were nothing short...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

August 27 – 4-4:45 p.m. Mad Science: Wild About Science take a walk on the wide side as your kids will learn about the fascinating world of animals. All ages welcome. Space is limited at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Information: Children’s staff (951) 693-8980.

August 29 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Playing with Paper. Build toys out of paper with Professor Pennypickle’s at the Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Cost: $5 per person. Information: (951) 308-6376.

August 29 – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Movie Time at the Mission Trail Library, Community Room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Featuring Muppets Most Wanted. This is a free movie for the entire family. Information: (951) 471-3855.

September 1 – Monday Madness at Professor Pennypickle’s workshop, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Information: (951) 308-6376.

September 10 – 4-4:45 p.m. Whose Tracks are These presented by Pacific Animal Productions at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Animal tracks help identify each animal. Discover which ones fly, hop, slither, crawl or run. All ages welcome. Information: Children’s staff (951) 693-8980.

ENTERTAINMENT:

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

August – 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.

August 28 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Peter Smith Trio (John Storie and Alex Frank). Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 29 – 8 p.m. Aloha Series brings the very best music of the Islands to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street featuring: John Cruz. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 30 – 8 p.m. Aloha Series brings the very best music of the Islands to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street featuring: Slack Key Guitar Festival Kawika Kahiapo and Mike Kaawa. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 30 – 8 p.m. Comedy at the Merc’s End of Summer Show at 42051 Main Street, Temecula is a highly audience interactive improvisational comedy show. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 31 – 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: Louise Farrence Quartet. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 31 – 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cabaret at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring the music of Ahrens & Flaherty . Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 4 – 8 p.m. Led Zeppelin Tribute by Led Zepagain at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 5 – 8 p.m. Trios Ellas at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 6 – 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 6 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Universe and Beyond presented by Temecula Presents will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 7 – Musical Chairs with Derrik Lewis at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Musical Chairs is a tribute to Duke Ellington featuring Derrik Lewis, Sherry Williams, Yve Evans, Richard Leibel and Deryl Jon Bair. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

August 27 – 6 p.m. Menifee Community Night at the Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Weenies, Wine and Baseball! Free hot dogs, free wine tasting and weenie eating contest. Tickets and Information: Dorothy (951) 672-1991.

August 27 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. A Good Yarn. Learn to knit or crochet or work on your current project with others who love yarn. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. Adults only at the Grace Mellman Public Library, Community Room, 41000 County Center Drive, Temecula. Information: Elizabeth Khaled (951) 296-3893.

August 27 – 3-4:30 p.m. Juicing and Health Seminar. Join this free seminar on healthy eating presented by a Riverside County Certified Nutritionist at the Mission Trail Library, Community room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Information: (951) 471-3855.

August 28 – 5:30 p.m. NAFE (National Association for Female Executives) extends an invitation to attend a dinner at Boston Billie’s Restaurant, 26850 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City with guest speaker, Barbara A. Berg, award winning author specializing in communication skills, stress management and relationships. Cost: $10 members or $15 non members. Dinner cost is separate. Information: Robbie Motter (951) 255-9200.

August 28 – 7 p.m. Lake Elsinore Night Out at the Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. $9 tickets and proceeds will benefit Troop 430. Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848.

August 29 – 6-10 p.m. Hot Summer Nights in Old Town Temecula featuring music, entertainment, food, and more. Information: Melody (951) 252-5649.

September 4 – 2-7 p.m. Blood Drive hosted by San Diego Blood Bank and Temecula 24 Hour Urgent Care at 41715 Winchester Road Suite 101, Temecula. Information: (951) 308-4451.

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 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 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 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.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS:

September 5- 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Community Access Center serves people with disabilities in Southwest Riverside County by teaching him/her what tools they can use to remain independent. This is a special service at no cost in the Menifee office, 27070 Sun City Blvd. Information: ilser5@ilcac.org or (951) 263-0708.

September 5 – 6 p.m. MTRA ( Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly) serving the surrounding communities of Homeland, Menifee, Perris, Romoland, Sun City, Winchester and the greater Southwest Riverside County. Dinner meeting will be held in the Temecula City Hall Conference Room, 41000 Main Street. Congressman Paul Cook, 8th district presents the topic of America’s Threat Matrix, Ukraine, Israel, Iraq, etc. RSVP and Information: Kurt Kunkel (949) 456-6419 or cradistrict36@gmail.com.

September 10 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free Seminar “Prepare for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” presented by The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman at Pat and Oscars On the Pond, 29375 Rancho California Road, Temecula. AAPLC will discuss three events for which every business must plan. Whether you are starting a new business or have an existing one, you will want to attend this informative seminar. Light dinner will be served. RSVP as space is limited. Information: (951) 296-3888.

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 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 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.
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