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Victoria Espinoza inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. – Victoria Espinoza of Sun City was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Espinoza is pursuing a degree in... — Updated 4/20/2018


Temecula Valley Council of PTAs names Founders Day award winners

TEMECULA – In honor of the 121st birthday of National Parent Teacher Association, the Temecula Valley Council of Parent Teacher Associations recently recognized outstanding PTA... — Updated 4/19/2018


Former LEUSD Trustee Sonja Wilson dies

LAKE ELSINORE – A former Lake Elsinore Unified School District trustee died last week after battling a lengthy illness, school district officials announced. Former Trustee Sonja W... — Updated 4/19/2018


Hemet High School announces its valedictorians and salutatorians

HEMET – Hemet High School has announced its valedictorians and salutatorians for graduation ceremonies scheduled later this spring. Hemet High School has recognized Michael... — Updated 4/12/2018


Wildomar resident chosen for unique Torero Trek Program

SAN DIEGO – Diana Isabel Rodriguez Sanchez of Wildomar, who is majoring in General Engineering at the University of San Diego, recently participated in the USD Career Development Center’s signature Torero Trek program. Torero... — Updated 4/12/2018


Local residents earn degree from Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY - The following local students have received their degree from Western Governors University. The university held its 64th commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on Feb. 10 to... — Updated 4/9/2018


John Bennett of Vista Murrieta High School earns dean's award with distinction at Colgate University

HAMILTON, N.Y. – John Bennett, a member of Colgate University’s class of 2019, has earned the fall 2017 dean’s award with distinction. Bennett is a graduate of Vista Murrieta High School. Bennett’s major is in... — Updated 4/9/2018


Nicole Elizabeth Chris named to Clemson University's president's list

CLEMSON, S.C. – Nicole Elizabeth Chris of Temecula has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester. Chris is majoring in mathematical sciences. To be named to the president’s list, a... — Updated 4/7/2018


Local residents receive academic honors from Northeastern University

BOSTON – Northeastern University recognized those students who distinguished themselves academically during the course of the 2017 fall semester. The following local residents were recently named to the university’s dean's... — Updated 4/7/2018


Hemet and San Jacinto Unified school districts award February Students of the Month

HEMET – The Hemet and San Jacinto school districts awarded seven high school seniors February Students of the Month for excelling in spite of any challenges they may be facing in... — Updated 4/7/2018


Mt. San Jacinto College announces recognition of excellence for premier program

SAN JACINTO – A program at Mt. San Jacinto College that delivers peer support to students in difficult courses recently received recognition for excellence in the state and the nation. MSJC Supplemental Instruction, a premier aca... — Updated 4/7/2018


Murrieta Valley Unified School District names teachers of the year

MURRIETA – Murrieta Valley Unified School District Superintendent Pat Kelley announced that Barbara Rosales and Ocean Walker are the district's 2018 Teachers of the Year. Walker... — Updated 4/5/2018


Local students named to fall 2017 dean's list at Seton Hall University

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Two Temecula residents have been named to the dean’s list at Seton Hall University for their outstanding academic achievements. Jason Bowen and Samantha Sellars of Temecula were named to the dean’s list.... — Updated 4/5/2018


Eight graduate U.S. Air Force basic military training

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – U.S. Air Force Airmen Trent C. Vert, Justin P. Gallagher, Armani I. Mejia, Cameron Stapleton, Bridgette J. Buss, Ira V. Capulong, Seth W. Harris and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class... — Updated 4/4/2018


Jourdan Ziff named to dean's list at Loyola University Maryland

BALTIMORE, Md. – Jourdan Ziff of Temecula has been named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland. In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500... — Updated 4/4/2018


Mercy Barrial named to Wheaton College dean's list

WHEATON, Ill. – Wheaton College student Mercy Barrial of Wildomar was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To earn dean’s list honors, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a... — Updated 3/31/2018


Blaise Wopperer has been named to Purchase College's dean's list for the fall 2017 semester

PURCHASE, N.Y. – Blaise Wopperer of Temecula has been named to the Purchase College dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. Wopperer is studying acting. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must carry a semester GPA... — Updated 3/31/2018


Curiosity Cube brings a mobile science lab to Vail Elementary students

Curiosity Cube, a retrofitted shipping container transformed into a mobile laboratory, paraded through Temecula, Feb. 22-24, during their second annual nationwide tour. The local branch of Millipore Sigma, an international life... — Updated 3/30/2018


California Connections Academy at Capistrano opens enrollment for 2018-2019 school year

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – California Connections Academy at Capistrano, a tuition-free, virtual public school, announces open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. The school, which serves students in transitional kindergarten t... — Updated 3/30/2018


San Jacinto Unified School District's Mountain View High School announced as 2018 Model Continuation High School

SAN JACINTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Mountain View High School of San Jacinto Unified School District is one of... — Updated 3/28/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Marching to the beat of their own drum, Paloma Valley High School's NJROTC heads to national competition

Marching to the beat of their own drum, cadets from Paloma Valley High School NJROTC are preparing to head to Pensacola, Florida, where they will take part in the 2018 NJROTC... — Updated 3/26/2018


Murrieta Rotary seeks high school speech contestants

MURRIETA – The Rotary Club of Murrieta's Four-Way Speech Contest will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Murrieta Valley School District auditorium. High school students... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Tony Ault    Community

San Jacinto Unified School District superintendent responds to criticism of Megan Cope Elementary School administration

San Jacinto Unified School District Superintendent Diane Perez’s office responded Wednesday, March 7, to allegations of poor leadership, bullying and nepotism at Megan Cope Elementary School made by more than a dozen parents at... — Updated 3/26/2018


Riverside County 'Educator of the Year' named in surprise visit to Hemet Unified School District

HEMET – Running the Hemet Unified School District's Instructional Publication Center for the last decade, Karl Melzer knows how to handle paper jams – a common occurrence when... — Updated 3/24/2018


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