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 By Joe Naiman    Opinion 

Exemption acceptance will be vital to local news coverage

The acceptance of exemptions in legislation expected to become law in California will be essential to continued coverage of local news. Last year the California Supreme Court issued a ruling requiring certain criteria to be met... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports 

Altman wins Trailer Figure 8 race, laps field

Not only did James Altman Sr. win the Trailer Figure 8 race Saturday, Aug. 31, at Perris Auto Speedway, but the Lake Elsinore driver lapped every other car which finished. Altman to... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports

VanderLans wins steer wrestling at Tehachapi

Jack VanderLans won the steer wrestling event at the Aug. 16-17 Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo in Tehachapi. The Temecula cowboy had a time of 8.5 seconds to take first place at the rodeo... — Updated 9/6/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Ataturk shows Muslims can accept Western values

Let me explain something to the Muslim politicians who believe that their practice of Islam includes erasing American values. After Turkey was on the losing side of World War I, the position of sultan was abolished, Turkey became... — Updated 8/21/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

County approves paving of Rainbow Canyon Road, Bautista Road

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the paving of 17 road segments including portions of Rainbow Canyon Road in unincorporated Temecula and Bautista Road in Anza. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, Tuesday, Aug. 6, also... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Anza

County approves paving of Rainbow Canyon Road, Bautista Road

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the paving of 17 road segments including portions of Rainbow Canyon Road in unincorporated Temecula and Bautista Road in Anza. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, Tuesday, Aug. 6, also... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Flores, Ralls win best of division in San Diego County Fair's baked goods competition

Hemet’s Janelle Flores and Lake Elsinore’s Robin Ralls won best of division awards at the San Diego County Fair’s baked and decorated foods and candy competition. Flores entered a Southern banana nut cake which was given... — Updated 7/29/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Cloake wins two Best of Division awards in SD County Fair's decorative arts contests

The Decorative Arts and Crafts portion of the San Diego County Fair's Home and Hobby exhibit included a Fair Theme division and a Dolls, Stuffed Toys and Soft Sculpture division, an... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Ross sweeps Mammals category, places at SD County Fair's Exhibition of Photography

Temecula photographer Anita Ross swept all four places in the Wild Animals – Mammals category of the San Diego County Fair’s Exhibition of Photography and added five honorable mention ribbons in that category and four... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

County to pave Lancashire Drive

Lancashire Drive in unincorporated Lake Elsinore will be paved between Washington Street and Greenwood Drive. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, June 25, to accept the dedication of Lancashire Drive as a public... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

What if independents wrote in Carolyn Goodman?

I do not belong to a political party with ballot status, so I can vote in the Presidential primaries for the Democratic or Libertarian parties but not for the Republican Party. Between now and next year’s primary election, I... — Updated 7/18/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Blair wins Best of Division for lace at SD County Fair

The theme of this year's San Diego County Fair was "Oz-some" and commemorated the 80th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz" movie. Murrieta's Janice Blair entered three pieces of lacew... — Updated 7/18/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

CID funding approved for Mt. San Jacinto Foundation, VFW Post 1956

The Mt. San Jacinto Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1956 were among the organizations awarded Community Improvement Designation funding during the June 25 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting. The... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Paramount Journal front page stresses niche market

I recently came across a copy of the suburban weekly newspaper for the Los Angeles suburb of Paramount. The front page of the Paramount Journal reinforces what the rest of the industry is thinking. Those people in the newspaper... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports

Veatch wins Factory Stocks main event

Cameron Veatch won the Factory Stocks main event, June 15, at Perris Auto Speedway. The Temecula driver started the 20-lap main event on the outside of the front row and after... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Campbell wins two firsts, special award at Design in Wood exhibit

The San Diego County Fair’s Design in Wood exhibit included two first-place awards given to Temecula’s Peter Campbell with one of those pieces also receiving a special award. Campbell’s creation he called “Saturn Box... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Smokey the llama wins performance, driving grand champion awards at San Diego County Fair

Smokey, a Hemet llama owned by Barbie Carlson, was the grand champion in two activities at the San Diego County Fair's livestock breed show. Both the performance grand champion and... — Updated 7/4/2019

 

Diez takes top San Diego County Fair homemade wine contest awards

The San Diego County Fair has a homemade wine contest, and Temecula’s Dito Diez received several of the top awards. Diez received the Winemaker of the Year Award given to the winemaker with the best overall score for those who... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

County approves funding agreement for Ethanac Road connector

There are plans to connect the Ethanac Expressway between Interstate 15 and Interstate 215. The corridor consisting of Ethanac Road, state Route 74 and Nichols Road would connect five cities as well as unincorporated areas in... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Western Center Community Foundation, Rose Again Foundation, Murrieta Chamber of Commerce given county CID funds

The June 18 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting included the allocation of Community Improvement Designation grants to the Western Center Community Foundation, the Rose Again Foundation and the Murrieta Chamber of... — Updated 6/27/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports

VanderLans wins All-Around, two events at Jurupa Valley

Jack VanderLans won the All-Around at the June 7-8 Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo, and the Temecula Cowboy also won both the Steer Wrestling and the Tie-Down Roping. "Any time you can win... — Updated 6/21/2019

 

Global Road Sealing awarded contract for De Portola Road equestrian crossings

Global Road Sealing Inc. was awarded the contract to improve the three equestrian crossings on De Portola Road in the Temecula Valley Wine Country area. A 5-0 Riverside County Board of Supervisors vote, June 11, awarded the... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Supervisors approve amendment to Menifee landfill remediation contract

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the contract for the final cover and drainage remediation for the Menifee Landfill. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, June 11, increased the contract with Contrera... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Community

Supervisors approve Newland Homes development

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a 48-home development proposed by Newland Homes LLC. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, June 4, approved a rezone, a tentative tract map, a plot plan and an environmental Mitigated... — Updated 6/13/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports

Wagner places fourth in Firefighter Demolition Derby

Cal Fire Menifee Lakes firefighter Bryce Wagner took fourth place in this year's Firefighter Demolition Derby, June 1, as part of the San Diego County Fair. "I had a great time,... — Updated 6/7/2019

 

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