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Murrieta Mayor Alan Long announced his resignation as Mayor of Murrieta at a press conference today, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He will continue his election to City Council.
Murrieta Mayor Alan Long announced his resignation as Mayor of Murrieta at a press conference today, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He will continue his election to City Council.

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Lois CormierLois Cormier honored as ‘August Artist of the Month’

Aug 15th

It is easy to find that one word that describes Lois Cormier. That word is talented. Each month Arts Council Menifee selects an artist to be honored and this month’s recipient is especially impressive. A visit to her home reveals the many beautiful ...

Business
Tom Rudnai, President/GM of the new Temecula Valley Toyota dealership stands in front of the fascia of the construction project that will expand the showroom by 2,000 square feet.New Toyota President GM: “New Ownership. New Attitude”

Oct 17th 1 Reader Comment

Amidst construction fencing, heavy equipment and large holes lined with rebar awaiting cement pours, the President and General Manager of the new Temecula Valley Toyota, Tom Rudnai, was picking up stray pieces of paper and trash as he walked from the...

Dining
Sprigs of rosemary and an edible pansy garnish Café Bloom’s ‘Chicken and Gouda Wrap.’Café Bloom is just down Reche Road, but worlds away!

Oct 16th

Some tantalizing scents have been wafting down Reche Road lately and the source is the new Café Bloom at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens&Nursery. For years Myrtle Creek has been my source for gifts, statuary, and all things green and growing. I ha...

Education
Vail Ranch Middle School leadership ambassadors show their school spirit during the leadership conference held at Great Oak High School on Oct. 8, 2014.Young leaders shaped at gathering of Temecula-area middle schools

Oct 17th

Much like baseball and life, newspaper coverage is often dictated by the pitch. This prospective source pitched an upcoming gathering of about 350 youths and adults as “a powerful event for our community.” At first, though, any power there seemed un...

Entertainment
Mariachi Champaña NevínChamber Orchestra Celebrates Latin America on El Día de Los Muertos

Oct 17th

The California Chamber Orchestra will celebrate the music of Latin America in a concert on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. “It started as a coincidence,” said Dana Zimbric, the orchestra’s Artistic Director ...

Food
Oak Grove Center Athletic Director Kevin Keller and CEO Tammy Wilson are excited for the upcoming Golf Classic and So-Cal Chef Open to be held Oct. 20 at Pechanga Resort & Casino.Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open promises to be a delicious fundraiser

Oct 17th

Foodies in Southwest Riverside County and beyond will find plenty of like-minded individuals if they attend the Oak Grove Center’s So-Cal Chef Open starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, inside the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort&Casino. Th...

Health & Fitness
County’s second case of enterovirus ‘under investigation’

Oct 17th

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County health officials Oct. 10, were investigating the second local case of the potentially deadly enterovirus D68, which left a child hospitalized. “We just received the information, so there aren’t a lot of details,’’ count...

Home & Garden
Aeonium “Kiwi”Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Oct 17th

Hello fellow gardeners! This week I’d like to discuss what we call “drought tolerant” gardening and the plants that we can use to implement this. Water isn’t getting cheaper or more plentiful is it? In previous articles I’ve recommended “Lawn alterna...

Motor Scene
A pair of soap box derby racers speed to the finish line.Menifee Soap Box Derby creates family fun, memories

Sep 19th

The third annual Soap Box Derby in Menifee has grown into a family favorite event there. The race allows the opportunity for parents and adults to work with their kids on a project creating life long memories and learning lessons. Getting out from ...

Obituaries
In memoriam

Aug 8th

Roy Ayvon Plumlee, born in Oklahoma, January 19, 1915, died in California, July 17, 2014.  Ayvon was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Plumlee, and two sons, Richard Lee and Roy Alan. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Ayvon and Claude Arthur, and tw...

Out and About
Traditional Greek folk dancers at the 2013 Temecula Greek Festival.Greek Festival to return with co-sponsorship from the City of Temecula

Oct 17th

After a record event last year, the Greek Festival has announced plans for more food, fun and musical celebration than ever before. The festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Civic Center in Old Town and will mark the ...

Pets
My name is Daisy. I am a sweet and friendly kitten! I am a brown/white 7-month-old Domestic Short Hair. I am playful and awfully cute. I will need to be spayed before going to my new home. Intake Number: 235964Pets of the Week

Oct 17th

Kitten Special! All kittens 2-6 months only $20 each (plus applicable spay/neuter fees). Adopt two and receive $5 off the second kitten. Cats older than 6 months only $5 (plus applicable spay/neuter fees) For more information, go to www.animal...

Real Estate
The 1031 exchange is for investment and business property, not personal.Investors and the 1031 Exchange: Sheltering wealth

Oct 17th

Smart investors and business owners utilize a 1031 exchange (IRS Code Section 1031) when swapping — selling and replacing — one business or investment asset for another. Normally, the seller is required to pay federal and state capital ga...

Sports
The doubles team of Clarissa Requiestas and Nicole Colica helped Temecula Valley secure an 11-7 win over Vista Murrieta at home last week.HS Girls Tennis: Temecula Valley serves up a Bronco loss

Oct 17th

The Girls Varsity Tennis team from Temecula Valley has moved into second place in league, right behind Murrieta Valley, after beating the Vista Murrieta Broncos last week, 11-7. The doubles team of Clarissa Requiestas and Nicole Colica, who are 1...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

October 17 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mad Scientist Tea Party at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Okay so you’re not really going to drink the concoctions your kids will come up with but the evening promises to be a fizzing fun time as they get to mix some crazy potions. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 18 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Lighthouse Fall Festival at 23656 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta. Meet Junie B. Jones and the musical cast performing at the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center. Storybook characters in attendance will include: Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Alice & The Mad Hatter, Snow White & Prince Charles, a costume contest and more. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character. This is a free event celebrating the centers Grand Opening. Information: www.childrenslighthouse.com/murrieta.

October 19 – 3:30-4 p.m. S.N.A.P.L. A special story time designed for families with children with special needs. Ages 2-5 at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Information: (951) 693-8980.

October 20 – All Day - Decorate a pumpkin for the Children’s Library pumpkin patch for ages 4-12 at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Information: (951) 693-8980.

October 22 and 29 – 7 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawerence Welk Drive, Escondido. This family friendly magic show features illusions, comedy, audience participation and magic. Every child in attendance will receive an autographed poster from Anthony. Tickets and Information: (888) 802-SHOW.

October 24 – 6-8 p.m. Steampunk Design Lab and Social Gathering at Pennypickle’s Lab, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Take your cue from the Victorian days to design a costume. Most creative costume wins a prize. Bring a roll of duct tape and the lab provides the rest or come dressed in your favorite steampunk attire. Cost: $8 per person. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 29 – 4-4:45 p.m. Prismatic Magic: Halloween Laser Spooktacular at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. This amazing and mesmerizing program combines high-tech lasers and spooktacular Halloween music for all ages. Information: (951) 693-8980.

October 31 – 8 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawerence Welk Drive, Escondido. This family friendly magic show features illusions, comedy, audience participation and magic. Every child in attendance will receive an autographed poster from Anthony. Show will include a costume contest at intermission. Tickets and Information: (888) 802-SHOW.

October 31 – 5-7 p.m. Safe Alternative to Trick or Treating at the French Valley Community Center, 31757 Browning Street, Murrieta. Games, jumpers, trunk or treat, DJ, music, hamburgers and hotdogs and more! Fun for all ages and free activities. Information: (951) 894-1468.

October 31 – 3-6 p.m. Pennypickle’s Trick or Treat Trail open house. Kids will get a treat in each of the Professor’s rooms as they follow his footsteps from place to place. This will be a walk-through of the Workshop and will not include time to play. Cost: $2 per child – 2 years and up. Information: (951) 308-6376.

ENTERTAINMENT:

October 16 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Jacques Lesure with Ty Bailie. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 16, 17,18,23,24 &25- 7:30 p.m. Zombie Prom presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company featuring a comedy musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 17 – 7:30 p.m. Dixieland at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring: Alan Shelton. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 18 – 7 and 9 p.m. Country Live at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Live Country music show featuring house band backing up the Valley’s country artists. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696 or www.countryatthemerc.info.

October 19 – 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Park - Old Fashioned Band concert at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring: The Valley Winds Community Concert Band with special guests: Dr. Ron Savitt on Trumpet and vocalist Rosalie Porter performing marches, show tunes, and more. Bring your chairs and a picnic. This is a free event open to the public. Information: (951) 694-6480.

October 19 – 12-1 p.m. Jimmy and Enrique concert at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula. Guitarist Jimmy Patton and Percussionist Enrique Platas have combined their talents to form an award-winning duo. International flair incorporates flamenco, middle-eastern, salsa, calypso, Brazilian and more. Information: (951) 693-8900.

October 19 – 3 p.m. Classics at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Classics is a weekly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents. Featuring: Hyueeun Ham, Piano. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 19 & 26 - 2 p.m. Zombie Prom presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company featuring a comedy musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 21 – 7 p.m. danceXchange co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theater Collective of Southern California will be in the Courtyard Stage at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 23 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Debbie Voltura. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 25 – 8 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula.  Laugh and leave the week behind you with PRN’s unique style of audience-participatory improvised comedy where you play too by helping to write, direct, and even star onstage. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 26 – Zombie-Rock Apocalypse Concert -Mrs. Jones Revenge presented by Fine Arts Network Theatre Company will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Experience the sights and sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s during this memorable two hour Halloween-themed classic rock event. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 26 – Cabaret at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Produced by Jordan Beck and J. Scott Lapp in association with Temecula Presents. Cabaret brings the best of Broadway to Old Town Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

September 1-October 31 – 2nd Annual Warm Hearts – Helping those in need stay warm this winter. Donate your slightly used coats, hats, scarves and gloves and drop them off at the SRCAR office, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula. Collecting for men, women, boys and girls of all sizes. Items will be distributed in November to Project T.O.U.C.H. and the Assistance League of Temecula. Cash donations are also being accepted to purchase what is not donated. Information: (951) 894-2571.

October 10 – November 1 – Field of Screams the Haunted Stadium at 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Tickets and Information: (951) 245-4487 or www.hauntedstadium.com.

October 17-18 – 4-7 p.m. Murrieta Rod Run is free and open to the public at Downtown Murrieta on Washington Avenue between Ivy and Kalmia. Music, entertainment, food, vendors, Friday night cruise, and get a close look at classic vehicles and much more! Saturday show hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: Beth (951) 699-1526, ext 107.

October 17-18 – 7 a.m.-3 p.m. One 2 One Single Moms’ Ministry to host Annual Parking Lot Sale at Crossroads Church, 26090 Ynez Road, Temecula. Information: Terri (951) 234-1404.

October 17, 18, 24, 25 &31 – 6-11 p.m. Terror in the Oaks at Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula. Haunted house, haunted hayride, entertainment, food, bounce house, mini maze and more. Admission is free! Information: Deanna (951) 303-0173.

October 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 – 6-9 p.m. Haunted theatre at Broadway Starz Theater, 42092 Winchester Road, Temecula. Enjoy thrills and chills at this haunted theatre. See demented forest, creepy toy room and freaky crypt. Admission: $8. Information: Teresa (951) 595-7615.

October 18 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Health Fair presented by Walker Physical Therapy at 29650 Bradley Road, Menifee. Vendors, screenings, blood drive, health tests, free raffles and more. Information: (951) 672-0455.

October 18 – 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Temecula Valley Museum’s Biannual Fall Bazaar will be held at Sam Hicks Monument Park, 28314 Mercedes Street, Temecula. Vendor space available. Information: (951) 694-6450.

October 18 – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shake Out Expo at Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Southwest Riverside County’s biggest emergency preparedness festival! Latest products for emergency preparedness, emergency responder search and rescue team demonstrations, free admission, free door prizes, and much more! Information: www.facebook/shakeoutexpo.

October 18 – Mini Photo Sessions at Sun City Library, 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd. Sun City. Bring your family, friends, pet and or yourself for this mini portrait session by Greg Vogel Photography. Cost: $20 for your choice of several poses in 1- 8”x10” and 2- 5”x7” with opportunities to purchase more online. This fundraiser supports purchases of equipment, books, media and supplies for the programs at the library. Information and appointments: (951) 679-3534.

October 18 – 12-6 p.m. Zombie Run Temecula at Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Road, Temecula. The Temecula Zombie Run is a zombie infested 5K obstacle course. Be prepared to get dirty so don’t wear your Sunday clothes. Information: Teo (951) 551-0166.

October 19 – 6:30-11 a.m. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will take place at the Promenade mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. Registration is open for individuals and teams. Registration and Information: (951) 676-7223.

October 20 – 4:30 p.m. 7th Annual Chef’s Open at Pechanga Grand Ballroom, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. 13 chefs from Southwest Riverside will compete for the title of “Top Chef” at this event. Attendees will taste signature dishes and vote for their favorite. Celebrity judges will pick the winner on creativity, presentation and taste. Tickets: $40. Available on-line at www.oakgrovecenter.org.

October 21 and 28 – 1:30-4 p.m. MSJC and Walgreens offer FREE Flu Shots for Veterans at the Menifee campus Resource Center, Building 1017, 28237 La Piedra Road. In an effort to promote community health and partnerships, Walgreens will process free flu shots for all Veterans with proof of Veteran status (VA Card or DD214) and Social Security number. Information: Terry (951) 639-5237 or trussell@msjc.edu.

October 22 – 6 p.m. Off Road Nights – Official Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series Preparty and Off Road Car Show at the Tilted Kilt, 26520 Ynez, Temecula. Information: ratsult@gmail.com or facebook.com/OffRoadNights.

October 22 – 4-5 p.m. Boooo-rific Halloween Show at the Grace Mellman Library,41000 County Center Drive, Temecula. Join Clint Perry and Crew for this Booooo-rific Halloween show for the whole family. Information: Dominique McCafferty (951) 296-3893.

October 22 – 1 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale at Mission Trail Library Community Room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Come to the library for great deals on gently used books! Information: (951) 471-3855.

October 23 and 30– 1:30-4 p.m. MSJC and Walgreens offer FREE Flu Shots for Veterans at the Temecula Education Complex, 27447 Enterprise Circle West, Temecula. In an effort to promote community health and partnerships, Walgreens will process free flu shots for all Veterans with proof of Veteran status (VA Card or DD214) and Social Security number. Information: Elias (951) 506-6250 or eescamilla@msjc.edu.

October 24 – 6 p.m. Menifee’s 7th Annual Mayors Ball - A Night of Glitter and Glitz presented by the Menifee Rotary Club will be held at the Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Country Club Drive. Reservations and Information: (951) 381-0444 or menifeerotary@gmail.com.

October 24 – 6 p.m. Halloween Carnival at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Vendors, games, costume contest, screaming contest and more! Cost: $5 per wristband.

October 24 – 3:30-5:15 p.m. Movie Time in the Library featuring a free screening of Hotel Transylvania at the Mission Trail Library Community Room, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Information: (951) 471-3855.

October 24 –4-8 p.m. Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular at the Lake Community Center, 310 West Graham Avenue, Lake Elsinore. Food, carnival, games, activities and a showing of Hotel Transylvania! Free Admission. Information: (951) 245-0442.

October 25 – 12-3 p.m. Paws on the Promenade - Spooktacular Dog Walk Pet parade and costume contest at the Promenade Mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. Fundraising walk, treat bags, vendors, pet parade, costume contest, monster mash, green screen photos $5. Event to benefit Animal Friends of the Valleys. Information: Tiffani (951) 805-6239.

October 25-26 – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Greek Food Festival at Temecula City Hall, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. Food, Entertainment, Petting Zoo, Extreme Game Trailer, Music, Vendors and more! Information: Mary temeculagreekfest@yahoo.com. Sunday hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

October 25-26 – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tough Mudder Event at Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula. 11,000 acres of rugged slopes, desert terrain this course may bring down even the toughest mudders with grueling challenges. Information: (951) 303-0173.

October 28 – World Habitat Day – Free movie “Happy” rated PG-13 presented by Habitat for Humanity – Inland Valley at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 29 – 6 p.m. 2nd Annual Menifee 24/7 Halloween Festival at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road. Enjoy games, music, treats, costume parade, and much more! Information: www.menifee247.com.

October 30 – 7:30 p.m. Thriller Night Crawl Fundraiser Halloween fun benefits the kids at Rancho Damacitas Children’s homes with photo scavenger hunt, costume contest, music, dancing and prizes beginning at Blackbird Tavern, 41958 5th Street, Temecula. The photo scavenger hunt will be at bars and restaurants on Front Street in Old Town Temecula. Cost: $10 donation. Information: www.thrillernightcrawl.com.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS/ RIBBON CUTTINGS:

NOW – MSJC College is seeking participants for its team at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! The race is scheduled for October 19 which will be held at the Temecula Promenade mall. To register visit: www.msjc.edu and click on the Race for the Cure icon. Fee: $35. Information: Lyndsey at ltone@msjc.edu.

October 17 – 8-9:30 a.m. 2014 Mayor’s State of the City – Celebrating a New Perspective at the Links at Summerly, 29381 Village Parkway, Lake Elsinore. Mayor Natasha Johnson will address the city’s recent accomplishments and speak about what is to come in the future. Information: (951) 245-8848.

October 18 – Grand Opening and Fall Festival at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, 23656 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta.

October 18 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rock the Oaks auditions will be held at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Rock the Oaks is a live music show with today’s pop, country, classic rock, gospel and patriotic music so if you are a country, pop, Broadway, gospel singer or group, duo, theater group, or choir or comedian, juggler, ventriloquist, dancer or part of a dance team? You will want to audition for this show. Register at www.smtraininglabs.com.

October 19 – 1 p.m. Sons of Norway, Vinland Lodge 6-159 to celebrate Leif Erickson 10/9 in the Temecula Wine Country with Norwegian meetball dinner and deserts prepared by real Vikings, Entertainment, refreshments, and more. Donation: $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 years and under. Information: Caronne (909) 239-8399 or threevannyhuis@yahoo.com, or Irene (951) 506-1090 or Al (951) 303-5450 or bergstromal52@gmail.com.

October 21 – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MSJC’s Career Transfer Center hosts College Fairs at the Menifee campus, 28237 La Piedra Road. College fairs provide an opportunity for students to meet with university representatives from UC’s, CSU’s, Private and Out-of-State schools to find out what it takes to enter. Information will be provided on academic programs, scholarships and financial aid. Information: Jessica (951) 639-5285 or jrodriguez@msjc.edu or Cynthia (951) 487-3285 or cvargas@msjc.edu.

October 23 – Murrieta NAFE Network will meet at RJ’s Sizzlin Steakhouse on the patio, 41401 Kalmia Street, Murrieta. NAFE is the largest global network for women; each meeting has a dynamic speaker and time to network as well. Information: Robbie Motter (951) 255-9200 or rmotter@aol.com.

October 24 – 10-11 a.m. Assemblywoman Melendez’s Monthly coffee will be held at J. Carter’s Tavern Grill, 40365 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta.
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