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 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 Full story

 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

 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Secular Christmas isn't more important than National Donut Day

It’s time for my secular friends to put their money where their mouth is – literally. If Christmas isn’t about the birth of the Savior then it has no more significant than National Donut Day, which is the first Friday in... — Updated 6/7/2019 Full story

 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Timeshares need to reflect travel preferences

Some businesses have concluded that offering to provide information with no obligation to buy does not constitute a violation of the telemarketer do not call list, so I’ve received several recent calls from timeshare companies... — Updated 5/30/2019 Full story

 By Joe Naiman    News

RCTC, SANDAG wrapping up interregional park and ride report

The Riverside County Transportation Commission and the San Diego Association of Governments are on the verge of completing a report on an interregional park and ride strategy for San Diego County and western Riverside County.... — Updated 5/31/2019

 By Joe Naiman    News

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


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