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 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival set for next weekend

Do you know how summer officially begins in the Temecula Valley? Well, for many people, summer begins when the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival takes over the Lake Skinner... — Updated 5/23/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Stryder Transportation goes panoramic with hardtop convertible touring van

What's better than cruising in Temecula Wine Country with the top down on a beautiful summer day? Cruising Temecula Wine Country with the top down along with 18 of your closest... — Updated 5/24/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News 

Temecula Greek Festival donates to deceased firefighter's family

The Temecula Greek Festival recently donated a check to the family of Cal Fire Riverside fire apparatus engineer Steven Casados, who lost a battle with thyroid cancer for more than... — Updated 5/24/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News 

Temecula City Council approves speed limit increases, decreases in city

In addition to the lively discussion during public comment regarding the failed resolution opposing socialism proposed by Mayor Mike Naggar and councilmember Matt Rahn last month, t... — Updated 5/24/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Crime

Prosecution, defense squabble over Kavanaugh and length of trial

The defense team for Charles "Chase" Merritt, accused of killing a Fallbrook family of four in 2010 and burying their bodies in a San Bernardino desert, asked for a continuance due... — Updated 5/16/2019


Phan bringing his 'non-finite improvisational jazz format' to Temecula

Dat Phan has been doing standup comedy for 25 years, but he's only been learning to play guitar for a short period of time. So, it may seem strange that he used music to explain... — Updated 5/16/2019


Temecula Valley Symphony to perform 'The Experience'

Led by music director and conductor John Mario, the Temecula Valley Symphony will perform "The Experience" Saturday, May 18, at Golden Bears Theater on the campus of Temecula... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Controversy heats up over eradication of Virulent Newcastle disease

Bird owners in the region are angry with California state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones, the California Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the... — Updated 5/16/2019


Drake inducted into winegrowers association Hall of Fame

When Ben R. Drake lost his battle with cancer in November 2018, the loss greatly impacted his family, friends and colleagues near and far. In Temecula Wine Country, his death left a... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

TVUSD to host first Community Resource Fair

Temecula Valley Unified School District will host the district’s first-ever Community Resource Fair, in partnership with HOPE Collaborative and Murrieta Valley Unified School District, which is designed to showcase the work and... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Wildomar decides to move forward with cannabis ordinance research

Wildomar City Council decided in a 3-2 vote Wednesday, May 8, to create a subcommittee to work with city staff in researching and crafting a cannabis-focused ordinance for the city... — Updated 5/16/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Rahn, Naggar resolution still a hot topic at Temecula council meeting

Three weeks ago City of Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar and councilmember Matt Rahn presented a resolution to the council titled Resolution 19 and was described as "A resolution of the... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    News

TVUSD holds first-ever Parent Community Resource Fair

The Temecula Valley Unified School District held the first Parent Community Resource Fair in partnership with Hope Collaborative and Murrieta Valley Unified School District on... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Regional

Lake Perris' Moreno Beach suffers algae bloom, state agency recommends no contact

On Friday, May 17, the Department of Water Resources said there's been a discovery of blue-green algae discovered in the water at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris and urged people to avoid physical contact with the water until further... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    News

Both sides rest in McStay family murder trial, Merritt opts not to testify

SAN BERNARDINO - Both sides in the McStay family murder trial taking place at San Bernardino Superior Court have rested their case on Thursday, May 23, and closing statements are... — Updated 5/23/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Opinion

Prioritizing passion projects over a societal crisis

Spend up to $50 million on new libraries or make a larger commitment to tackling a homelessness problem that has been described as a “crisis” by many working on the homeless issue in our communities? Minutes after listening to... — Updated 5/10/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Community

Western Center Academy leads list of study's highest-ranked public schools in area

Western Center Academy in Hemet was recently named by U.S. News and World Report as the highest ranking public high school in southwest Riverside County in the publication’s 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. The school,... — Updated 5/10/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Community

Temecula Prep's theater department tabbed for high school theater festival in Scotland

The members of Temecula Preparatory School's Theatre Department – The Patriot Players – have been selected as one of 50 high schools nationally to travel to Edinburgh,... — Updated 5/10/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Community

Murrieta Valley Virtual Enterprise teams come up short at national championships

Murrieta Valley High School Virtual Enterprise teams – Nurture and Safe N' Sound – performed "extremely well" recently at the National Business Plan Championships in New York... — Updated 5/10/2019


Reality Rally takes over Temecula

Groups of reality show stars swinging samurai swords in Old Town Temecula may not sound like a fundraiser to most people, but for the reality show stars that attended the ninth... — Updated 5/10/2019


Charity Craft Fair raises funds for charity's move to Temecula

Several hundred families came out to support The Charity Craft Fair at Vail Headquarters in Temecula Saturday, May 4, to raise funds for Clear Charity #DiaperAid of Southern... — Updated 5/10/2019


The Pool at Bottaia offers the sweet life to guests

"La dolce vita" means "the sweet life" in Italian, and that's exactly what the Pool at Bottaia aims to offer guests to the new pool, bar and cafe facility in Temecula Wine Country.... — Updated 5/20/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Wildomar MND for proposed Faith Bible Church project is ready for public review

The city of Wildomar has prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Faith Bible Church project slated for Depasquale Road and Glazebrook Road in the... — Updated 5/10/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Pauba Valley students disperse a little happiness

There's not a whole lot better than a bunch of cute faces standing on a street corner on a sunny late afternoon smiling and spreading happiness to anyone who walks or drives by. Tha... — Updated 5/10/2019


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