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 By Halle Kowalewski    News

Fur your eyes only

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: assume your secret agent identity and rendezvous at the 15th annual Wines for Canines and Kitties Gala. There, attendees will raise funds for a local organization by participating in... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Halle Kowalewski    News

Binky Patrol pours love into the community

Binky Patrol started with a sick and scared little boy who received a handmade blanket from people in his community. From there, the organization grew into a network of volunteers and friends who made it their mission to help... — Updated 7/26/2019


'An Evening in White' a local tradition supports a good cause

As the night sky grows darker, the surrounding lights reflect off the water of the lake and the trees seem to sway and dance to the music. In elegant clothes, attendees of “An Evening in White” can wander the whimsical... — Updated 7/4/2019

 By Halle Kowalewski    News

Kre8tive Bites creates allergy-friendly delights

The Inland Valley is brimming with tasty treats and designer goodies. From ice cream to cookies to combinations of the two, residents have every sugary possibility open to them;... — Updated 4/6/2019


High school math competition showcases local students

The Inland Valley is admired for its English, science and Advanced Placement options, but one Temecula teacher made it his mission to add mathematics to the list. Last year, Steve Maxey organized an annual high school math... — Updated 3/7/2019


The 'KonMari' method of tidying up takes local homes by storm

Everyone dreams of having a perfect home, but few people know where to start in the labor-intensive process of decluttering. It's difficult to know what may be useful later and... — Updated 2/15/2019


Golfers can help provide scholarships for local students at Pechanga golf tournament

Dollars for Scholars announced their invitation to all golfers, beginners and skilled athletes alike, to take part in the third annual Golf and Give Back Tournament Saturday, Feb. 23, at Journey at Pechanga. “It’s a really clas... — Updated 1/18/2019

 By Halle Kowalewski    News

Help Inland Valley charities this holiday season

This time of year, many people want to know how to make a difference in their community. Between the holiday spirit and new year’s resolutions, residents want to help those in need and start the new year on a good foot by... — Updated 12/27/2018


Temecula student earns $100,000 scholarship for computer science

For many students, the idea of paying for college produces dread. With the cost of attendance as well as housing, textbooks and meal plans at an all-time high, prospective undergraduate students struggle to decide if their... — Updated 12/20/2018

 By Halle Kowalewski    News

Murrieta's 13-year-old aspiring judge is the Honorable Giselle Penserga

When Giselle Penserga's middle school teacher first asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she didn't have an answer, she said. She said she knew that she had strong... — Updated 11/22/2018


The Spirit of Great Oak holds Senior Night at Vail Headquarters

The Spirit of Great Oak band is a staple at Great Oak High School events and functions. Over 100 performers make up the combination marching band, color guard and drumline, which... — Updated 11/2/2018


Michelle's Place offers numerous fundraising events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This year, local nonprofit Michelle’s Place is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a series of fundraisers and events that benefit countless women in the Temecula area. These events span from slot tournaments... — Updated 10/12/2018


St. Nicholas festival celebrates Greek culture in Temecula

Home to classical architecture, beautiful tavernas and the much-loved filo pastry, Greek culture has had a large impact on America. Even in the small city of Temecula, its... — Updated 10/5/2018


Ethan Johnstone represents Temecula at student leadership summit

Many high school students moan about the 40 hours of community service they are required to complete in order to graduate, but Ethan Johnstone from Chaparral High School met the... — Updated 10/5/2018

 By Halle Kowalewski    News

Temecula Startup Week helps entrepreneurs make new connections

Temecula has gained a reputation among tourists and locals alike for its abundance of unique small businesses. Old Town, Vail Headquarters and even local homes act as centers of business. To aid and celebrate local entrepreneurs,... — Updated 9/20/2018


Temecula golfers play for charity

When the golfers at the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course arrived Friday morning, Aug. 24, they were met with an extraordinary sight. Fellow participants were everywhere, dressed in neon colors or Scottish kilts. People talked... — Updated 9/20/2018


Temecula Valley Players put on 'In the Heights'

The summer days are long and hot in the Washington Heights. Amid tearful arrivals and tearful departures, the citizens of the small Latin community yearn to return to their homes... — Updated 9/6/2018


Temecula Library explores the dark history of Temecula in Halloween program

Few Temecula citizens are aware of the frightening nature of the city’s past: the murders, massacres and chilling ghost stories that mark the founding of Temecula. To bring these events to light, Temecula Valley Museum docent... — Updated 8/30/2018


Valley Resource Center 5K to support veterans

The Valley Resource Center will host its first 5-kilometer run and classic car show at the Mt. San Jacinto Community College, Sunday, Oct. 7, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Veterans 5K, hosted as part of Menifee’s 10th anniversary... — Updated 8/30/2018


'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' ballet encore at Temecula theater

Finding intricate ballets, built on influences from a variety of cultures and starring a large cast of talented dancers can be a challenge, but the Inland Valley Classical Ballet... — Updated 8/16/2018


Discovery Isle Preschool in Temecula raises $1,450 for charity

When the Discovery Isle preschoolers raced through their playground as colored powder hit them from all sides, they didn't entirely grasp the significance of their newest game. Wher... — Updated 8/16/2018


Laurent's 'Le' Coffee Shop brings a piece of France to Temecula

At first glance, the small building just off 4th street is perfectly unassuming. A few trees surround the modest courtyard. A dark awning, painted with a subtle French flag, acts as... — Updated 8/10/2018


Know how to care for plants in the heat of the summer

It's no secret that the summer weather is particularly taxing this year. Around town, air conditioners break, ice cream shops thrive and the Costco freezer section is full of... — Updated 8/16/2018


Williams-Sonoma Pizza Party benefits No Kid Hungry

High-end cookware and gourmet food store Williams-Sonoma will offer their Junior Chef Pizza Party, Aug. 25. In addition to teaching children an important and tasty life skill, this class will benefit the community and help feed chi... — Updated 8/10/2018

 By Halle Kowalewski    News

French Valley Airport Center set to open in September

In early September, Lee & Associates will open their French Valley Airport Center to the public. Construction, which began fall 2017, concluded only a few weeks ago. The center will contain 16 buildings in its first phase, with an... — Updated 8/9/2018


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