Local historian spearheads restoration of Wolf’s tomb

West of Pechanga Parkway, tract homes line the hills overlooking Wolf Valley, yet there are no wolves, just mostly coyotes, critters, and small vermin fighting to survive. According to local history buffs, the name “Wolf Valley” was tapped from Temecula’s early history, inspired by renowned shop owner, Justice of the Peace, postmaster, tax collector and […]

City Council denies wine sales at Target

Target shoppers won’t be purchasing wine at the Target store on Rancho California Road anytime soon. On Nov. 23, the Temecula City Council voted 3-1-1 to deny the large chain’s request to sell wine, upholding the planning commission’s denial of a license earlier this year.Target was denied a license because of the wide availability of […]

Council approves large-scale shopping center

Residents of the Roripaugh Ranch and surrounding communities are slated to get a new shopping center on the northeast corner of Winchester and Nicolas roads.Last month, the Temecula City Council voted 5-0 to allow Pacific Development Partners LLC, a developer based out of San Juan Capistrano, to construct 162,860 square feet of commercial and retail […]

Chorale tunes up the Christmas season

’Tis the season for parties, shopping and wrapping gifts. The stress of the holidays may seem endless, but the Temecula Valley Master Chorale offers a concoction of joy to soothe the soul via music. On two nights prior to Christmas, the ensemble will dish up a variety of spicy and sweet holiday choral favorites, forcing […]

Rancho California power lines may go underground

Most of the above-ground power lines on Rancho California may be heading underground if the Temecula Planning Commission allows AGK Group LLC, a developer based out of Capistrano Beach, to add 20 more units to the Temecula Ridge Apartments, now under construction.Officials from the Temecula Community Services Department also requested that the developer grant an […]

Temecula dedicates third memorial at Duck Pond

“Konnichi wa,” hello in English, was a common greeting at the dedication of the Japanese Garden at the Temecula Duck Pond Nov. 19. It’s has been 10 years since former Temecula Mayor Ron Roberts, now councilman, initiated a sister city relationship with Nakayama, Japan.As a celebration of the decade-long friendship, 10 delegates, including Nakayama Mayor […]

Senior center moves to new location

Earlier this month, the Temecula Senior Service Center of the Rancho-Temecula Area, Inc. moved to Murrieta. The new location is on 41538 Eastman Drive, just west of Jefferson in the ICP Building. The center moved from its location on Jefferson Avenue and Overland Drive in the Stater Bros. shopping center.Buell Pettit, the center’s non-profit organizer […]

City Council approves Overland Center project

Considered an “important corner” to city officials, MCA Architects, a developer based out of Corona, got the go-ahead to build a retail center on the northwest corner of Overland Drive and Margarita Road in the Overland Corporate Center.The City Council voted 4-0 on Nov. 9 to approve the multi-tenant building, overturning the Planning Commission’s denial […]

October Students of the Month

Each month during the school year, two students from the high schools within the Lake Elsinore Unified School District are nominated for outstanding performance in the areas of academics, sports and/or community service. On Nov. 16, about 50 family members and friends of five students, along with community supporters and corporate sponsors, attended the Student […]

Commission approves new Boys & Girls Club in Temecula

Good news to families living in the area of Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park in Temecula. By mid-2005, children should have access to a brand new Boys & Girls Club facility. The five-member Temecula Community Services Commission unanimously approved the conceptual master plan for the Boys & Girls Club at its Nov. 8 meeting. The park […]

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