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 By Kim Harris    Lifestyles 

Thousands flock to Lake Elsinore for 'Super Bloom'

More than 22 inches of rain for the 2018-2019 season have once again led to what officials are calling a "Super Bloom" in the Lake Elsinore poppy fields located right off... — Updated 3/14/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    Entertainment 

Maurice Car'rie Gewurztraminer named Grand Champion at New World International Wine Competition

Maurice Car'rie winery has another feather to add to their awards cap after its estate grown 2018 Gewurztraminer was named Grand Champion at the recent New World International Wine... — Updated 3/14/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News 

Nevada Hydro addresses questions raised by Riverside County 1st District Supervisor on proposed LEAPS project

Editor’s note; This story is the third in an ongoing series exploring the proposed Lake Elsinore Advanced Pump Storage, or LEAPS, project. In this article, Valley News will explore concerns raised by 1st District Supervisor Kevin... — Updated 3/14/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News 

Conservation is key at Skunk Hollow vernal pool

Hidden in a secluded area of unincorporated Temecula in French Valley lies a wonder of nature. Nestled in a quiet field surrounded by homes, fences and plenty of open space is... — Updated 3/14/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News 

'Poppy Apocalypse' overwhelms city with visitors

The super bloom of poppies along Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore brought more than 50,000 people to the city to view the state flower in its natural environment Saturday, March 16.... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Kim Harris    News 

City shuts down poppy viewing, cites safety issues

The city of Lake Elsinore announced the shutdown of Walker Canyon for poppy viewing just after 5 p.m. Sunday, taking to social media to announce the closure. "#PoppyShutdown: The... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Kim Harris    News 

Lake Elsinore reopens Walker Canyon for poppy viewing following harrowing weekend

The city of Lake Elsinore reopened Walker Canyon for poppy viewing following a harrowing weekend when drivers parked on Interstate 15 to get to the canyon which was overfilled with... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Kim Harris    News 

UPDATED: Lake Elsinore announces steps to ensure public safety during 'Poppy Apocalypse'

UPDATED STORY: Thursday, March 21, 3 p.m. The city of Lake Elsinore announced in a news conference today, the steps it will take to manage and minimize impacts on Walker Canyon and... — Updated 3/21/2019 Full story

 

Rod Run cruises through Old Town Temecula

The weather didn't dampen spirits at the 2019 Rod Run in Old Town Temecula March 1-2, when a variety of vintage cars took to the streets impressing rain gear clad car aficionados.... — Updated 3/7/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

A job well done

Ancient Greek philosopher, scientist and one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history, Aristotle, once said, "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Weird weather brings rain to some, snow to others

Yet another storm system last week brought rain, hail and even unexpected snow to areas throughout Riverside County last week. While rain is nothing out of the ordinary for... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

MURRIETA: Bicyclist seriously injured in collision

A bicyclist was seriously injured in a Murrieta traffic collision, Wednesday, March 6, police officials said. The unidentified bicyclist, 44, who was traveling east in a westbound lane on Murrieta Hot Springs Road at the... — Updated 3/7/2019 Full story

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Murrieta man arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor

A Murrieta man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor, police officials said. John LeBaron, 60, was arrested Monday, March 4, after police responded to the... — Updated 3/7/2019 Full story

 
 By Kim Harris    News

A job well done

Ancient Greek philosopher, scientist and one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history, Aristotle, once said, "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."... — Updated 2/21/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Lack of guarantees puts LEAPS opposition group on high alert

Editor’s note; This story is the second in an ongoing series exploring the proposed Lake Elsinore Advanced Pump Storage, or LEAPS, project. In the first article “LEAPS project to support increased renewable energy in Southern... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Rancho Damacitas continues to change lives with new mission

It has been just over a year since Rancho Damacitas changed its focus from foster children to single mothers. In that year, the program continues to make strides in helping those... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce installs officers, hands out awards

Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Infinite Possibilities Awards and Installation dinner, Saturday, Feb. 2. The new board of... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

A job well done

Ancient Greek philosopher, scientist and one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history, Aristotle, once said, "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

Old Town Blues Club announces expansion

Blue lovers and frequenters of Temecula's Old Town Blues Club, 28636 Old Town Front St., Unit 102, will see some changes in the coming months, owner and blues aficionado Andy Doty... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

Rock the Oaks takes to the stage at Temecula Valley High School

Rock the Oaks, the popular fundraiser for Oak Grove Center for the Arts, took to the stage at Temecula Valley High School last weekend. The two-day, three-performance, music event... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Lake Elsinore hears update on Railroad Canyon interchange project

Lake Elsinore City Council, along with a roomful of interested residents, heard an update from the Riverside County Transportation Commission on changes to the often-congested... — Updated 3/3/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

LEAPS project to support increased renewable energy in Southern California

Editor’s note; This story is the first in an ongoing series exploring the proposed Lake Elsinore Advanced Pump Storage, or LEAPS, project. In this article, Valley News will explain the project and how it could potentially... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

Lake Elsinore gets new chief of police

The city of Lake Elsinore has a new top cop. Capt. Michael Lujan has taken over the role of chief of police for the city, from Capt. Daniel Anne who has moved to the Cois M. Byrd De... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    News

LE declares local emergency

Lake Elsinore City Council approved a resolution proclaiming the existence of a local emergency due to the after effects of the Holy Fire being felt by the city and its residents. “The city has changed with the Holy Fire and now... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Kim Harris    Community

Local cities make Top 25 of most affordable home pricing in California

Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee and Hemet all have another feather to attach to their caps when it comes to affordable living. According to a recent list released by HomeArea.com, the five cities ranked in the Top 25 of... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

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