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 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Feeling lucky? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all weekend long

It's not an official holiday, but Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day more vigorously than actual American holidays – making everyone Irish for a day. The Day of the Festival of... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

3 Doors Down to headline Saturday night at TVBWF

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival announced Thursday, March 7, that 3 Doors Down will return to perform on the main stage at the 36th edition of the festival,... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Vail Headquarters celebrates Vintage Soul

Hundreds came out to Vintage Soul Flea Market, hosted by In The Loop and Vail Headquarters, and celebrated the vintage aesthetics of 1960s to 1990s fashion and home decor Saturday,... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Callaway and Mount Palomar celebrating 50 years in 2019

Vincenzo and Audrey Cilurzo got it all started in 1967 when they purchased 40 acres of property in what would become Temecula Wine Country. It was Ely Callaway who commercialized... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News 

Fight at Great Oak High School causes major disturbance

A fight Thursday, March 7, between two Great Oak High School students escalated to involve multiple students and resulted in injuries to three students and two campus supervisors, causing school officials to cut the lunch period... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News 

Murrieta approves Downtown parking fee program, recognizes students

Murrieta city council approved its Downtown Parking In-Lieu Fee program and presented certificates of recognition to student participants of the 2019 Youth In Government event at a recent city council meeting. “The city has a... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News 

Homeowner says county, developer to blame for damage

When Eric Kincheloe and his wife moved to Monte Verde Road in unincorporated Temecula three and a half years ago, the Morgan Hill development had been there for more than a decade,... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Sports 

Mobley brothers making headlines in national high school basketball community

Rancho Christian High School's version of "The Twin Towers," Evan and Isaiah Mobley have recently earned two prestigious honors on the national high school basketball landscape.... — Updated 3/16/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Sports 

Simon named Big East Defensive Player of the Year

Former Temecula Valley High School standout, Justin Simon, became the third player in the history of St. John's University to be named Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches in... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Entertainment 

Salute the Troops Music and Comedy Festival aims to heal with creativity

The inaugural Salute the Troops Music and Comedy Festival, set for Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 in Pomona featuring headliners like Snoop Dogg and members of Wu-Tang... — Updated 3/20/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    News 

Report: SUV collides with concrete pillar on I-15, killing the driver

MURRIETA - The California Highway Patrol reported that a fiery crash on Interstate 15 killed at least one person in a solo vehicle accident that was first reported at 11:27 a.m. Thursday, March 21. According to a report from the... — Updated 3/21/2019 Full story


Vintage Soul Flea Market coming to Vail Headquarters

For those who are less than a fan of the style and fashion of the new millennium, the Vintage Soul Flea Market is hosted by In The Loop and Vail Headquarters. Celebrating the... — Updated 3/7/2019


Tour de Murrieta returns to historic downtown

The 14th annual Tour de Murrieta returns to historic downtown Murrieta Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, with some of the most competitive race teams in the country scheduled to... — Updated 3/7/2019


Annual Jazz Festival returns to Temecula theater

Some of the best jazz musicians around will flood into the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Sunday, March 10, for the eighth annual Jazz Festival presented by Temecula Presents.... — Updated 3/7/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Jailhouse visits with Merritt were recorded, Merritt's sister testifies

Day 26 of the murder trial of Charles "Chase" Ray Merritt, Feb. 27, for the deaths of the McStay family of Fallbrook saw discussions regarding conversations recorded during... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Temecula's new fire chief, Jodie Gray, marks milestone for city

Jodie Gray, a 28-year fire service veteran, was appointed fire chief for Temecula, replacing fire Chief Charlie DeHart who retired after three years in the position. It also marks... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Tractor trailer rolls off side of I-15 in Wildomar

WILDOMAR - The California Highway Patrol reported that a dirt hauler tractor-trailer ended up 50-feet down the side of an embankment on Monday, March 11 and ended up on its roof near Bundy Canyon Drive on southbound Interstate 15.... — Updated 3/11/2019 Full story


Big & Rich added to TVBWF Sunday lineup

WINCHESTER - Country music stars, Big & Rich, were added this week to the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival main stage lineup for Sunday, June 2. John Rich and Kenny... — Updated 3/14/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Community

WorkAbility program students, employers celebrated

The Temecula Valley Unified School District Special Education WorkAbility I grant program celebrated Friday, Feb. 22, the local employers, volunteers and students that have made it... — Updated 3/6/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley breaks ground on replacement of Jean Hayman House

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley ceremonially broke ground Feb. 6, on a new project called the Replacement of the Historic Jean Hayman House in Lake Elsinore. The project is... — Updated 3/1/2019


The Harmony Dolls ready to 'Sing, Swing and Sizzle!'

Presented by West Coast Performing Arts and starring one of Southern California's USO-style entertainment acts, The Harmony Dolls, "Sing, Swing and Sizzle! A Salute to Swing" comes... — Updated 3/1/2019


Rod Run set to take over Old Town Temecula

When the streets of Old Town Temecula start to roar Friday night, resident will know the Temecula Rod Run has arrived. Of course, vintage automobiles from all over the state and cou... — Updated 3/1/2019


What's happening in Temecula wine country

The vines are dormant, and the weather's been chilly – if not downright abusive – which might lead people to believe that things are slowing down in Temecula Wine Country. That... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

FBI agent testifies on Merritt, McStay cellphone locations

Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Kevin Boles testified Thursday, Feb. 21, that the cellphone belonging to Charles "Chase" Ray Merritt connected to a cellphone tower... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Murrieta approves request to provide dispatch services to Menifee

At the Tuesday, Feb. 19, meeting of the Murrieta City Council, the council unanimously authorized city staff to start negotiations with Menifee and its request for Murrieta to provide police dispatch services for Menifee’s... — Updated 3/1/2019


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