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MWD approves contract for Lake Mathews storage tanks

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved a procurement contract for sodium hypochlorite tanks at Lake Mathews. A May 14 MWD board vote awarded a $331,996 procurement contract to Pacific Mechanical Supply.... — Updated 5/24/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Sharing religious faith can be done without trying

Sometimes someone can share their religious faith without even trying. I left my church’s Stewardship Council on good terms in 2015. The parish mission that year was “Forming Intentional Disciples,” and the cornerstone to tha... — Updated 5/3/2019 Full story

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Thompson-Winchester development approved

A commercial development at the northeast corner of Thompson Road and Winchester Road has been approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors' 4-0 vote April 16, with Karen Spiegel absent, approved a Specifi... — Updated 5/3/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

MWD to replace filter

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be replacing the filter valve gear boxes for Module 7 of the Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant. The MWD board authorized the replacement of the filter valve gear... — Updated 5/9/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Focus on community allows independent grocers to compete

The National Grocers Association annual conference at the San Diego Convention Center included a session called “Thriving as an Independent” in which four industry leaders told the audience why independent retailers will... — Updated 4/25/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Regional

MWD to replace filter

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be replacing the filter valve gear boxes for Module 7 of the Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant. The MWD board authorized the replacement of the filter valve gear box... — Updated 4/26/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Seasonal merchandise helps grocery businesses

In many cases seasonal merchandise for grocery stores focuses on candy or other food, and grocery stores which sell greeting cards also address seasonal demand. The National Grocers Association conference at the San Diego... — Updated 4/12/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

County to pave Juniper Flats Road

Juniper Flats Road in unincorporated Hemet will be paved later this year. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, April 2, to approve the use of county Transportation Department personnel to pave Juniper Flats Road... — Updated 4/12/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Lease extended for Department of Public Social Services office in Temecula

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the extension of the county’s lease for the Department of Public Social Services office in Temecula. The supervisors voted 5-0, April 2, to extend the lease for the 10,142... — Updated 4/12/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Supervisors approve advanced life support agreement with Soboba

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized an agreement which recognizes the Soboba Fire Department as an advanced life support first responder. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, March 26, authorized the agreement which will... — Updated 4/5/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Advice on marketing to Hispanics given at NGA show

The National Grocers Association conference at the San Diego Convention Center included a presentation on marketing to Latino shoppers. Lilly Rocha is the president of the Latino Food Industry Association. Her talk “Attracting... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

San Diego Comic Fest addresses urban design in comics

Most comics take place in large cities: “Superman” is headquartered in Metropolis, “Batman and Robin” operate out of Gotham City and the actual New York City is used for “Spider-Man” and the “Teenage Mutant Ninja... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Eliminating advertising circulars is not necessarily a good idea

During the National Grocers Association conference at the San Diego Convention Center, the experience of a Milwaukee-area chain which discontinued circular advertising but returned to the circular nearly a decade later was... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Seasonal merchandise helps grocery businesses

In many cases seasonal merchandise for grocery stores focuses on candy or other food, and grocery stores which sell greeting cards also address seasonal demand. The National Grocers Association conference at the San Diego Conventio... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Community

Supervisors approve rezone for La Ventana development

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a rezone for the La Ventana development in Winchester. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote March 12 does not change land use designation for the 149-acre area but establishes legal... — Updated 4/6/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Link between pot and psychosis merits better definitions

Recently essays and scientific papers have been published indicating a link between marijuana use and psychosis.  That link may or may not be accurate, but questions need to be asked to determine whether marijuana use is the true... — Updated 3/28/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Temecula Valley AAUW, Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation given CID funds

The Temecula Valley chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Mount San Jacinto College Foundation were among the recipients of Community Improvement Designation grants awarded at the March 12 Riverside County... — Updated 3/29/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

County approves sale of San Jacinto parcels to EMWD

Riverside County approved the sale of three San Jacinto parcels to the Eastern Municipal Water District. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, Feb. 26, to authorize the conveyance of fee simple interests for the... — Updated 3/7/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports

Passing on baseball free agents isn't necessarily about money

I have lived in San Diego County since the Padres were in the Pacific Coast League. I have seen at least one Padres home game in person every year since 1970, so those players who... — Updated 3/8/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

County renews lease with LEUSD for joint use library

The joint use agreement the Riverside County has with the Lake Elsinore Unified School District for the joint use library at Lakeside High School has been renewed. A 5-0 county board of supervisors vote approved a three-year... — Updated 3/8/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Supervisors establish speed limits on California Avenue, Clinton Keith Road, Leon Road

Next month new speed limits will take effect on California Avenue in unincorporated Hemet and on Clinton Keith Road and Leon Road in unincorporated Murrieta. A 5-0 Riverside County Board of Supervisors vote Feb. 27 approved a 45... — Updated 3/8/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Taking on the mob museum

It’s safer to take on the Mob Museum than the mob itself. I had wanted to visit the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas for years, but I didn’t have the opportunity during my previous trips to Las Vegas. When I was staying in the... — Updated 2/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Murrieta Palms waste discharge permit is replaced by county agency enrollment

The waste discharge permit for what was formerly Warm Springs Mobile Home and RV Park has been replaced with enrollment of the Murrieta wastewater facility in the county’s Local Agency Management Plan. A 6-0 Regional Water... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Sports

HS Baseball: Nighthawks defeat Warriors in baseball opener

Murrieta Valley High School's baseball team traveled to Fallbrook High School for a Feb. 19 game which opened the season for both teams, and the Nighthawks returned home with a 6-0... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    News

Sales tax records to be used to determine Temecula Wine Country marketing district feasibility

Sales tax and other transaction tax records will be studied to determine the feasibility of establishing a wine marketing district in Temecula Wine Country. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, Feb. 5, to declare... — Updated 2/21/2019

 

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