Animal Friends of the Valleys’ department of animal control

WILDOMAR – A Wildomar woman plead guilty to felony charges of animal cruelty May 24, according to State of California v. Nancy Tucker of Wildomar, California. Animal control officers of Animal Friends of the Valleys removed 12 Yorkshire terriers and a parakeet from her home for severe neglect July 27, 2016. After nearly a year […]

‘GEAR UP,’ an education success story

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron Special to Valley News As the mother of a high school student, education has always been one of my top concerns. That’s why I’m so encouraged by “GEAR UP” — Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. That’s a long name for a beneficial program that has helped almost 1 million […]

Temecula Parkway interchange project breaks ground

Temecula Parkway interchange project breaks ground

Will Fritz The city of Temecula broke ground on the Temecula Parkway interchange project in a June 6 ceremony. “This is a very happy day,” Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards said at the ceremony. “We have been waiting 17 years for this opening.” Construction is set to take approximately 18 months, with completion targeted for […]

Temecula Valley Elks Lodge honors local public safety personnel

Temecula Valley Elks Lodge honors local public safety personnel

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Elks Lodge recently held its annual Police & Fire Recognition Banquet to honor public safety personnel from around the southwest county. Many members of the Elks Lodge along with family, friends and co-workers from the various departments were in attendance to show their appreciation. Deputy Danny Hollingsworth is an 11-year […]


In the June 9 edition of Valley News in the headline, “Dino Flores makes Top 20 on ‘MasterChef,’” the chef competing was wrongly identified, the headline should have read “Dino Luciana makes Top 20 on ‘MasterChef.’” Valley News apologizes for the error.

Korman achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Korman achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Zacary Korman, right, poses for a photo with his older brother Ian, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in May. The 14-year-old is a member of Boy Scout Troop 304 chartered by the United Methodist Church in Murrieta. He completed 33 Merit Badges to earn the rank. Ian Korman, who served as Zacary’s mentor, is also an Eagle Scout. Zacary aspires to be an attorney and plans to stay involved with Boy Scouts. A ceremony recognizing Zacary’s achievement will be held in August. Courtesy photo

Hemet City Manager Reports on Growth, Development

Paul Bandong Hemet City Manager, Alex Meyerhoff, emphasized the City of Hemet’s “Pro-Growth and Pro-Development” approach as he described the many commercial and residential projects in Hemet during a recent First Friday event sponsored by the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. “This is a really great year for the city,” Meyerhoff said, as […]

Murrieta faces budget shortfall amid districting woes

Will Fritz Murrieta is facing a budget shortfall of over $1 million for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 budgets, approved by the city council June 6. To balance the budget, the city will draw from its economic contingency fund $1.2 million in 2017-18 and $1.7 million in 2018-19. “In two years, we have no more […]

MWD approves preliminary design to replace Lake Mathews wastewater system

Joe Naiman [email protected] The Metropolitan Water District of California has authorized the preliminary design to replace the wastewater system at Lake Mathews. A May 9 MWD board vote authorized the preliminary design process, appropriated $350,000 for that phase, and found the preliminary design phase to be categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. The […]

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