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Firefighters on scene Wednesday in Temecula at a commercial structure fire in the 42000 block of Zevo Drive.
Firefighters on scene Wednesday in Temecula at a commercial structure fire in the 42000 block of Zevo Drive.

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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
The back view of the planned addition to the Pechanga Resort & Casino.Pechanga announces $285 million hotel addition

Nov 14th

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians today unveiled plans to add a new luxury four-diamond hotel wing, a luxury spa, new ballroom and meeting space, a resort-style pool complex, two restaurants, and related improvements to the award-winning Pechanga ...

Dining
Friendly staff: Chef Greg Cortez, Tricket Heald, Debbie Leglise, Head Chef Jacqu Leglise and Rao Anne.Old Western Classic Americana served at County Line BBQ Cafe Wood Fire Grill

Nov 7th

In Aguanga, just three miles past Hwy 371, you will find an eclectic dining experience at the County Line BBQ Cafe Wood Fire Grill. There the friendly staff will greet and serve you a real taste of Americana. The restaurant’s meals are cooked over ...

Education
Garret Welsh, 8, races into his father’s arms after Sgt. Roderick Welsh’s surprise homecoming visit to Garret’s school, E. Hale Curran.Semper Fi Surprise

Nov 14th

After being deployed to Afghanistan for the past 11 months with the Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Roderick Welsh returned to U.S. soil Thursday and surprised his son Garrett Welsh at E. Hale Curran during the flag...

Entertainment
Beatles vs. Stones tribute show comes to Old Town Temecula Theater on Jan. 11

Nov 14th 2 Reader Comments

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 50 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a...

Food
Fresco Grill in Bonsall prepares and serves gourmet Italian entrees during the Oak Grove So-Cal Chef Open.Hundreds enjoy Golf Classic and SoCal Chef Open to Benefit Oak Grove

Oct 30th

The Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment&the Arts held its 12th Annual Golf Classic and seventh Annual SoCal Chef Open at the Pechanga Casino&Resort on Monday, October 20, 2014. The charity golf event drew 150 golfers during the day; in t...

Health & Fitness
“HipHop Grampop” Howard Tangler and his wife Betty were all smiles following his rap song performance at the Sun City Friendship Club’s October meeting.‘HipHop Grampop’ shares keys to a long and happy life in unbeatable rap

Nov 14th 1 Reader Comment

Life Coach Howard Tangler of Sun City has become known this past year as the “HipHop Grampop” after writing a rap song about how to live a long and happy life. His rapping can be viewed on YouTube and he’s under consideration to be a guest on “The St...

Home & Garden
Hybrid perpetual heirloom rose.Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Nov 14th

Hello Fellow Gardeners. I thought this would be an appropriate topic for now as the “bare root” season will be upon us shortly and in some instances you can order or, at Armstrong Nursery, you can “pre-order” bare root roses now, and they will be arr...

Motor Scene
Riders line up at the starting line for the 40+ and 50+ beginner, novice and intermediate class during the 2014 Lake Elsinore Grand Prix on Nov. 8.Annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix kicks up some dirt for the 46th year

Nov 14th

Obituaries
Mario Antonio MoramarcoMario Antonio Moramarco

Nov 19th 2 Reader Comments

Mario Antonio Moramarco died Nov. 14, 2014 in Temecula. He was born April 9, 1929 in Los Angeles to Joseph and Lucia Moramarco. One of eight children, he grew up helping his father and older brothers on the family farm and vineyards. Mario graduated...

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 Pumpkin. I am an 8-year-old, orange Domestic Long Hair. I’m a big boy weighing in at 23 pounds! I am sweet, loving, already neutered and ready to go to my new home. Seniors rule!Intake Number: 233368Pets of the Week

Nov 14th

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.animalfrie...

Real Estate
10 tips to find a down payment to buy a home

Nov 14th

The common thread in nearly every real estate transaction is that the buyer must have a down payment to qualify for a mortgage – with very few exceptions. While this article is intended to stimulate the thought process on figuring out how you c...

Sports
Eight-year-old Samuel Amoroso of Temecula recorded his first-ever hole-in-one while participating in a Valley Junior Golf Association tournament at The Country Club at Soboba Springs.Eight-year-old Temecula boy sinks hole in one, claims first tournament victory

Nov 17th

Some golfers may play for years before ever acing a hole and some may play their whole lives and never even come close, but despite that element of the game, those that play golf, do it because they love the challenge that the sport creates. Choos...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

November 14 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Frozen Science! Beautiful, Powerful, Dangerous and Cold! Your children will be discovering more about ice. Cost: $5 per person at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

November 15 and 16 Thomas and his best friend Percy to come to the Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street, Perris. Thomas the Tank Engine will TALK to his fans! Tickets and Information: (951) 943-3020 or www.thomasperrisca.org.

November 21 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Toy Testing Lab so much to check out in the gift shop. You will have a chance to check everything out as Professor Pennypickle’s assistants demonstrate and play and help you get a good start on your holiday shopping. The museum is offering 10% discount on purchases. All proceeds from the gift shop sales help to support their mission of helping kids discover science through play. Cost: $5 per person. Pennypickle’s Museum is located at 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Information: (951) 308-6376.

November 28 – 6-9 p.m. Temecula Winterfest – Santa Arrives at his workshop by horse-drawn carriage at Pennypickle’s Workshop, 42081 Main Street. Information: (951) 678-1456.

November 28 – 12-4 p.m. Kids Only Club: Playdate Afternoon at the Professor’s. Moms and Dads can get a head start on your holiday shopping while the kids have a great afternoon filled with fun with Professor Pennypickle’s at 42081 Main Street, Temecula. This is a lock-in event for kids ages 5-10. Cost: $25 per person (includes lunch and snack). Space is limited. Information: (951) 308-6376.

ENTERTAINMENT:

November 13 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Tommy Gannon Trio’s Tribute to Bill Evans. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 13, 14, 15, 16 – 6:30-9 p.m. Suessical! At Broadway Starz Theater, 42092 Winchester Road, Temecula. Cost: $12. Information: Theresa at broadaystarzmarketing@gmail.com.

November 14 & 15 – 7 p.m. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon presented by the Temecula Valley High School drama department. This show is an irreverent look at the Grimm fairy tales as told by a group of quick-witted comic actors and actresses. Show will be performed at the TVHS Theatre, 31555 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Admission: $9 or $8 for students with valid school ID. Information: Derek dheid1@tvusd.k12.ca.us.

November 14-16 – 7:30 p.m. Junie B. Jones the Musical presented by Temecula Performing Arts Company at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9 ShowTime: 2 p.m. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 15 – 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.

November 15 – 7-10 p.m. Rock Around the Clock for the Arts 2014 will be held at JDS Video & Media Productions, 28069 Diaz Road, Temecula. Rock Around the Clock for the Arts with One Fine Day featuring Jonie Fox & the Satinettes. Food, beverage dancing, entertainment, raffle prizes and more. Information: (951) 296-6715.

November 15 – noon-4 p.m. An afternoon of Award winning Blues and Jazz with Billy Watson and Robin Henkel at Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Information: Laurie (858) 635-1233.

November 15 – 10 a.m. Walking Tour of Old Town Temecula. Enjoy a historic guided tour of Old Town Temecula and feel the early 1900’s come to life. Make your way through Old Town listening to stories and historical facts about some of the oldest landmarks and most colorful residents. Information: www.temeculavalleymuseum.org.

November 16 – 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cabaret at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Produced by Jordan Beck and J. Scott Lapp in association with Temecula Presents. “It’s All About Uke” Cabaret brings the best of Broadway to Old Town Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 16-17 – 1st Annual Rockefellas Music Festival at Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. The Festival will have two stages one featuring popular classic rock tribute bands and a second one for local bands. Day includes classic car show, art walk, vendor booths, beer and wine gardens and more. Event is open to ages 16 and older. Tickets: www.rockefellasmusicfest.com.

November 16– 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: Scott Avenell, horn, Ramon Nigron, viola, Angela Yeung, cello, and Adam Eros, piano. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 18 – 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.

November 20 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Jennifer Leitham Trio. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 21and 22 – 8 p.m. Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company presented by Temecula Presents dance series at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 21 – 7:30 p.m. Dixieland at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring Jan Sutherland. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 23 – 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: Vijay Venkatesh, piano, Priyanka Venkatesh, Violin. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 28-30 – 7 p.m. The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Inland Classical Ballet Theater, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Performance on 11/29 - 2 and 7 p.m. performance on 11/30 - 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 29 – 8 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Presented by PRN productions in association with Temecula Presents. This is a audience-participatory improvised comedy where you play too by helping to write, direct, and star on stage with some of the most talented actors. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

November 30 – 6:30 and 8 p.m. 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:

November 13 – 2-3:30 p.m. Hospice of the Valleys to host a presentation and discussion on creating a roadmap for survival this holiday season. The holidays are sometimes challenging for family situations, budget struggles, conflicting calendars, and issues of sadness or loss. This is a free event open to the public. Event will take place at Mary Phillips Senior Center, 41845 6th Street, Temecula. Information: (951) 200-7800.

November 15 – 6-8 p.m. Santa’s Arrival and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at the Promenade Mall, 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. Information: (951) 296-0975.

November 15 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Elsinore / Wildomar Elks Ladies Craft Fair at the Elks Lodge, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar. Jewelry, skin care, hair bows, bird houses, cards, Christmas décor, honey / jelly, cookbooks, baked goods, handmade blankets, hand painted gourds and so much more. Information: Carol (951) 226-7920.

November 15 – 7-10 p.m. Rock Around the Clock for the Arts featuring One Fine Day at JDS Creative Academy, 28069 Diaz Road, Suite D and E, Temecula. This is a fundraising event to benefit the Arts, Education and Training. Food, Dancing, Entertainment and more. Tickets and Information: (951) 296-6715.

November 15 – 6-10 p.m. Elsinore Woman’s Club presents Casino Night Fundraiser Black Jack, Craps, and Poker at the Elsinore Woman’s Club, 710 West Graham Street, Lake Elsinore. Games, appetizers, desserts, $1000 worth of play money, prizes and silent auction. Cost: $35 pre-sale or $40 at the door. Information: (951) 277-3582.

November 15 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Gingerbread House Workshop at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street. Get ready for their Gingerbread House making contest. Learn from professional cake designer Susan Carberry who has appeared on the Food Network and also competed on the Ultimate Cake Off. Information: (951) 694-6450.

November 15 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Tour of Old Town Temecula beginning at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street. Take this historical guided tour and learn about everything Old Town. Cost: $2. Information: (951) 694-6450.

November 15-16 – Temecula Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour. 30th Annual Holiday Home tour. This year the tours will be of the beautifully decorated homes in the De Luz area. The proceeds from this event will benefit many local charities. Information: www.temeculavalleywomensclub.org.

November 17 – 4 p.m. Acrylic Painting for adults at the Murrieta Public Library, 24700 Adams Avenue in the Community Room. Artist and instructor Angela Koenig will demonstrate the basics of acrylic painting. Information: (951) 304-2489.

November 19 – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MSJC Presents: Authors in Conversation at the Menifee campus, 28237 La Piedra Road, room 927 of the Technology building.

November 21 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street. Calling all kids, families, professionals, organizations and businesses! Join in on the fun! Entries will be displayed at the Museum December 16-21. Registration by November 21. Cost: $5 per house. Information: (951) 694-6450.

November 22 – 7-9:30 p.m. 14th Annual Barn Dance and Food Drive at Bell Mountain Middle School, 28525 La Piedra Road, Menifee. Information: (951) 672-0840.

November 22 – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fight Back Predator Assault Prevention Workshop at West Coast Krav Maga, 32820 Wolf Store Road, Temecula. The Temecula Valley Police department, West Coast Krav Maga, Center for New Directions and S.A.F.E. House will provide Self Defense instruction and active practice on how to stop trouble before it starts and efficient methods to fight off an attacker and more. 100% of the profit will be donated to S.A. F.E. House which is a non-profit organization that provides shelter and support to domestic abuse victims and families in the Temecula Valley. Seating is limited to 50 participants. Registration: www.stonesoupmagazine.eventbrite.com. Cost: $49 per person.

November 22 – 7-10 a.m. 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit Project T.O.U.C.H. around Harveston Lake Community, 40299 Balboa Drive, Temecula. This is a fun Inaugural 5K Walk/Run event starting at the Amphitheater on the South end of Harveston Lake. Proceeds help fund the Cold Weather Shelter effort along with women and children in need. Information: (951) 677-9661.

November 22 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Silver Anniversary Tea and Tour. Join this special celebration of the City of Temecula’s 25th Anniversary of childhood with an old fashioned Tea and Tour of the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street. This is a free event. Information: (951) 694-6450.

November 22 – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Bark for Life Murrieta. The American Cancer Society is hosting this event in honoring the life-long contributions of Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society. This event will take place at Town Square Park, Cost: $25 1st dog and $10 2nd and 3rd dog. Information: Kristine Crothers (951) 677-7916.

November 23 – 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Classic Car Showdown and Swap Meet at the Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Come to buy, sell or just look. Bring the family for a free event.

November 28 – 6-9 p.m. Temecula Winterfest – Santa Arrives at his workshop by horse-drawn carriage at Pennypickle’s Workshop, 42081 Main Street. Information: (951) 678-1456.

November 28- January 4 – 7-9 p.m. City of Temecula Winterfest Snowbell Rockin’ Nights snowfall California-Style. This is a synchronized snow and light show on the steps of City Hall, 41000 Main Street. Information: (951) 678-1456.

November 28 – 11 a.m. Santa’s Arrival and Crafts with Mrs. Claus at the Lake Elsinore Outlets, 17600 Collier Avenue. Ride the mini-express, cookies and crafts and entertainment provided by Temescal Canyon High School Jazz Band. Free Admission. Information: (951) 245-8848.

November 30 – 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.

December 6 – 4-9 p.m. Winterfest in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore. Families will enjoy a holiday parade, bouncers, kids crafts, sled runs, petting zoo, entertainment, visits with Santa and more! Information: Melissa (6951) 674-3124.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ MEETINGS/ RIBBON CUTTINGS:

NOW - Sweet Temecula! 25th Anniversary Community Photo Album. The Temecula Valley History Museum is creating a Home Sweet Temecula Community Photo Album as part of Temecula’s modern history photo collection. Temecula’s Silver Anniversary is on December 1. They are asking for photos. If you are interested just visit www.temeculaevents.org/temecula25 to upload your favorite Temecula photos. Specifically looking for street views, landscapes, buildings, special events, families, etc. with “then” and “now” images.

November 13 – 9-11 a.m. Quickbooks for Beginners at the TVE2, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Information: Cheryl (951) 694-6409 or Cheryl.kitzerow@cityoftemecula.org.

November 13 – 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Women’s Peer Connection to host their monthly lunch meeting at the Claim Jumper, Guest speaker Wendy Whitelaw “From Surviving to Thriving! Finding Hope in Every Situation!” Information and Reservations: www.womenspeerconnection.com.

November 13 – 1-3 p.m. Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society monthly meeting will be held at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar. This informational meeting is free. Guest speaker, Wayne Anderson from North San Diego Genealogy Society and the Temecula Valley Genealogy Society. Information: Arlene - aamoore@yahoo.com.

November 14 –9-11 a.m. TVCC Professional Development Series: Stylemaker Social Media Secrets presented by Danielle Elderkin from Cover Story Communications. Get tips and tricks to become a stylemaker in your industry with examples from some of the most influential brands online. You will learn how to use a blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Google+ and how to maintain client relationships and generate sales. Bring your laptop or tablet to Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. for this special presentation. RSVP: Tiffany – tiffany@temecula.org Information: www.temecula.org/professional-development-series-women-in-business.

November 15 – 9 a.m.-Noon – The City of Temecula and MSJC present a Financial Aid Workshop to aid students in filling out a FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. RSVP to Charles (951) 694-6468 or Dana (951) 639-5241 or dtate@msjc.edu.

November 17 – 9-10 a.m. Basic Record Keeping for Small Business hosted by Michelle Steel, Vice Chair, California State Board of Equalization and the City of Temecula at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Information: (888) 847-9652.

November 17 – 9-10 a.m. Board of Equalization Record Keeping Workshop at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Basic record keeping class will teach business owners and entrepreneurs the benefits of sound record keeping, the required documents and how long to keep them, how to record out of state sales and the importance of Use of Tax records. This workshop will be instructed by the Board of Equalization Information officer Lance Christiansen. Register online at www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/sbf.htm.

November 18 – 7:30-10:30 a.m. The City of Murrieta’s Economic Outlook with Bruce Coleman, Economic Development Director of the City of Murrieta, Gene Wunderlich, Government Affairs Director with SRCAR, Patrick Kelly, Superintendent for the Murrieta Valley Unified School district, Brad Neet, CEO of Rancho Springs Medical Center, and Chief Sean Hadden of the Murrieta Police Department at St. Martha’ Catholic Church, 37200 Whitewood Road, Murrieta. Cost: $40 per person. Information: (951) 677-7916.

November 20 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Introduction to Drinking and Driving at the Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road. Do you know your rights? Erik R. Brunmer, Criminal Defense Attorney will discuss your rights and the legal consequences of drinking and driving.

November 20 – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EWDC Luncheon – Helping your Non-Profits during the Holidays at the Diamond, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. Information: Michelle (951) 245-8848.
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