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 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

'Symphony in the Vines' returns to Wilson Creek Winery

Temecula Valley Symphony will for the second time present "Symphony in the Vines" Sunday, Sept. 15, at Wilson Creek Winery, and the winery's founder Gerry Wilson said he is hoping... — Updated 9/13/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

TVHS grad Tomlinson's comedy career continues to soar

After comedian Taylor Tomlinson performs on the Humor Me stage at KAABOO Del Mar Sunday, Sept. 15, the Temecula Valley High School graduate isn't likely to jump off the stage and... — Updated 9/13/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Western Days returns to Old Town Temecula

Western Days will bring a snapshot of the Old West to Old Town Temecula this weekend, offering Western reenactments, music and more, all presented by the Old Town Temecula... — Updated 9/13/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Three nonprofits benefit from well-attended Sunset in the Vines

As the sun began to fall in the sky and the summer heat subsided Saturday, Sept. 7, more than 100 patrons gathered at a private residence in Temecula Wine Country to raise money... — Updated 9/13/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Warrant, Kodi Lee and Midnight Satellites delight fans at Wiens

There were two distinct audiences who came to Wiens Family Cellars Friday, Sept. 6, to see Kodi Lee and Midnight Satellites and Warrant at the Toyota of Temecula Summer Concert... — Updated 9/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Sports 

Simon signs Exhibit 10 contract with Chicago Bulls

Former Temecula Valley High School standout Justin Simon has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Chicago Bulls after a solid season in the 2019-20 NBA Summer League. Playing for... — Updated 9/14/2019


Tribute bands keep wine country hot

Hot summer days mean hot summer nights and Temecula Wine Country was buzzing Friday, Aug. 30, with live bands performing into the late evening at several establishments. Fleetwood... — Updated 9/6/2019


Black Tie Bottaia raises critical funds for Rancho Damacitas

More than 100 people donned their finest to attend Black Tie Bottaia, a fundraising dinner to support the efforts of Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services Tuesday, Aug. 27,... — Updated 9/6/2019


Murrieta Hilltop Festival 2019 to benefit firefighter battling cancer

Murrieta firefighter Dean Hale has seen his share of battles with fires. Over the past eight years, he has been battling something much more dangerous to himself and his family: can... — Updated 9/6/2019


SITV takes on 'The Comedy of Errors'

William Shakespeare quite possibly would have found it humorous when a person might refer to a ridiculous situation with the phrase "a comedy of errors." He might chuckle because... — Updated 9/6/2019


Temecula Valley Players brings 'Mamma Mia' to Old Town theater

The music of ABBA will flow from the Old Town Temecula Community Theater stage for the next three weekends as the Temecula Valley Players present the hit musical, "Mamma Mia"... — Updated 9/8/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Children's clothing exchange in Murrieta helps families

Hundreds of young schoolchildren will have new clothes to wear to school Monday after their families bring them to Miss Lori's Children's Clothing Exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 3... — Updated 9/6/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Temecula council adopts energy, historic property resolutions

At the Aug. 27 meeting of the Temecula City Council, the council unanimously approved a resolution supporting balanced energy and maintaining local control of energy solutions. The... — Updated 9/6/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Rosa's Cantina closes its doors after 28 years in Old Town Temecula

After serving up Mexican food to locals and tourists in Old Town Temecula for more than 28 years, Rosa's Cantina announced it was closing its doors Sunday, Aug. 25. The news was... — Updated 9/6/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Earthquake strikes near Wildomar

WILDOMAR - An earthquake measuring 4.0 in magnitude struck 1.2 miles east of Wildomar at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt by... — Updated 9/10/2019


'Symphony in the Vines' returns to Wilson Creek Winery

Temecula Valley Symphony will for the second time present "Symphony in the Vines" on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Wilson Creek Winery and the winery's founder Gerry Wilson is hoping the... — Updated 9/12/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Sports

Field hockey programs continue to grow in Temecula

Five years ago, Great Oak High School fielded its first girls' field hockey team about two weeks after the first tryouts began. Boosters scrambled to cobble together funds for the... — Updated 9/4/2019


Beatles and Elvis musical pitted against each other for Old Town Temecula show

The music of two of the biggest recording artists in the history of music will fill the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Friday, Aug. 30, when Beatles vs. Elvis – A Musical... — Updated 8/30/2019


Cork Fire Kitchen repeats as champion of So-Cal Chef Open

Who knew a country-style pork pate could be so good? The esteemed judges at the 12th annual So-Cal Chef Open certainly thought the offering from Temecula Creek Inn's Cork Fire... — Updated 8/30/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Murrieta Fire and Rescue kicks off Citizen's Fire Academy

Some people signed up to attend Murrieta Fire and Rescue's seven-week Citizen's Fire Academy out of curiosity. Others did it for experience and understanding. Still, others did it... — Updated 8/30/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce celebrates with 2019 Awards Celebration

Hundreds gathered Saturday, Aug. 24, to celebrate a year of good business, volunteering, performance and citizenship at the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce 2019 Awards... — Updated 8/30/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Blumenthal takes control of Mercedes-Benz of Temecula

A little more than five years since opening its doors, dealer principal Garth Blumenthal has purchased 100% of the equity and became the owner of Mercedes-Benz of Temecula. "It was... — Updated 8/30/2019


Craft Brewing Co. is ready to help locals celebrate Labor Day

Kirk Medeiros of Craft Brewing Company has a great idea for helping hard-working Americans unwind during Labor Day weekend. His Labor Day Weekend Beer Crawl promises to be a great... — Updated 8/30/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Truax Hotel breaks ground in Old Town Temecula

Bernie Truax had the look of a man both relieved and excited to be embarking on construction of the $135 million Truax Hotel that will be located on the southern end of Old Town... — Updated 8/23/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Community

Students with parents battling cancer go school shopping with Michelle's Place

Back to school shopping for children of all ages can be a chore – but for the 50 or so school-age children who went shopping at Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center's "Too... — Updated 8/23/2019


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