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Sheriff's helicopter crashes while training in Hemet

Crew members suffered minor injuries after a Riverside County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashed in Hemet Thursday August 28th, 2014 at approximately 11 a.m.
Crew members suffered minor injuries after a Riverside County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashed in Hemet Thursday August 28th, 2014 at approximately 11 a.m.

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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
Switch jobs with grace and decorum

Aug 22nd

Women leave jobs for various reasons. Some women cite disparities in pay, an inability to advance through the company or incompatibility with a particlar place of business as their reasons for seeking new employment, while others leave jobs to take t...

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
Ken GoltaraNew principal takes the helm at Donald Graham Elementary

Aug 15th

Students at Donald Graham Elementary School in Lake Elsinore will be sharing the same back to school jitters as their new principal. Trustees for the Lake Elsinore Unified School District hired a new principal for the elementary school. Parents, te...

Entertainment
The Movie Review: ‘The Expendables 3’

Aug 22nd 1 Reader Comment

“The Expendables 3” is the third installment in the action franchise/retirement plan/biennial group vacation for aging action stars that began four years ago with the first film, directed and written by none other than Rambo himself, Sylvester Stallo...

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
Cholesterol can be detrimental to human health in large quantities.Understanding cholesterol

Aug 22nd 1 Reader Comment

Cholesterol is in many ways considered a dirty word. While cholesterol is too complex to categorize so easily, the widely known complications of high cholesterol make it easy to generalize cholesterol as something detrimental to human health. But th...

Home & Garden
The California Pepper is a tree which will take over your yard if you plant it.Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Aug 22nd

Hello, Fellow Gardeners! As a change from my usual weekly format of telling readers what to do in the garden, this week I’d like to discuss what not to do in the landscape. Just as most artists and designers know, it’s not just what is put into the g...

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

Old Town Temecula returns to wild west roots with gunfighter show

Pets
Animal Friends of the Valleys staff Christine Antonelli (left) and Michelle King (right), plus volunteer Jorge Alonso pet two shelter dogs in a play area.Animal Friends of the Valley employs four new staff members

Aug 22nd

Animal Friends of the Valleys has hired four new staff members in the past three months to fill vacant positions. The new hires are Donor Development and Programs Supervisor Christine Antonelli, Fundraising and Event Coordinator Tiffany Young and ...

Real Estate
Who pays for what?

Aug 22nd

There are numerous fees in every real estate transaction – appraisal, credit report, impound reserve, loan origination, lender, prepaid loan interest, prorated property taxes, escrow, title, deed, notary, recording, processing, underwriting, in...

Sports
TYB player Samuel GreenHalgh slides in to second base before the tag during TYB’s international games with players from Japan.The Temecula Youth Baseball League teams up to host international baseball games

Aug 28th

This past weekend the Temecula Youth Baseball league (TYB) extended its bi-annual tradition of having players from the league participate in some fun international youth baseball games against visiting players from Japan. The event has been taking pl...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

August 22 – 6-8 p.m. TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimension In Space…for ages 2 and up at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Cost: $8 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

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 21 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Ron Eschete with Dewey Ernie. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 22 – 7 p.m. Praise Him with Dancing presented by Dunamix Dance Project. An encouraging performance of dance and a chance to see ministry in motion at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 23 – 2 and 6 p.m. Praise Him with Dancing presented by Dunamix Dance Project. An encouraging performance of dance and a chance to see ministry in motion at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

August 24 – 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 24 – 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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

August 22 – 6-10 p.m. Hot Summer Nights in Old Town Temecula featuring music, entertainment, food, and more. Information: Melody (951) 252-5649.

August 23 – 8-9:30 p.m. Summer Movie Classics in the Park presented by the City of Temecula featuring: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Town Square Park, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. Bring your chairs, blankets and a snack and enjoy an evening under the stars. Information: Gail Zigler (951) 694-6480.

August 23 – 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Showdown at the Storm: Car Show and Swap Meet, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Information: (951) 245-4487.

August 23 –5K Obstacle Challenge by Circus Odelay to benefit the Breast Cancer Society at Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula. Many activities include; zip n’ slide, pole vault, tight rope walk, air crawl, clowns, dive n slide and more. Information: (469) 215-5386.

August 26 – 2 p.m. Freedom Crest Elementary PTA to host a used clothing fundraiser at 29282 Menifee Road, Menifee. Donate gently used clothing, toys, blankets, linens, stuffed animals, purses and shoes to benefit their school. Clothing in tied garbage bag, shoes separately. Information: Shellie (909) 534-8153.

August 26 – Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa to host a blood drive with Lifestream, the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties at MSJC, 28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee. Lifestream will give donors a $5 gift certificate to In-N-Out while supplies last. Information: Sandi at suhrig@msjc.edu or Phi Theta Kappa office (951) 487-3276.

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.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS:

August 21 – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Franchise Workshop “How do I Become an Owner” presented by Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce, Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Diamond Club, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Cost: $15 per person. Reservations required. RSVP: www.lakeelsinorechamberofcommerce.com. Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848.

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 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 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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