Murrieta named second safest city in America

The City of Murrieta officially announced its ranking as the second safest city in the nation on Dec. 2. This is the second year in a row the city has received that distinction in the 24/7 Wall St. rankings released in November. The rankings include cities with a population of 100,000 or more. The report, […]

Three sworn in to Murrieta City Council, Ramos to retain mayorship

Three sworn in to Murrieta City Council, Ramos to retain mayorship

One new and two well-known faces were sworn in to Murrieta City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Returning council members Rick Gibbs, former Mayor Alan Long and newcomer Jonathan Ingram all took their oath of office during a regular meeting held in City Council chambers. After a nomination by Gibbs, and a unanimous vote by […]

Bandong, others recognized by IVBCF

Bandong, others recognized by IVBCF

Paul Bandong of The Valley News was one of six award winners at the Inland Valley Business Community Foundation’s (IVBCF) annual awards dinner held Dec. 3 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta. Bandong was named Community Leader of the Year, something that came as a bit of a surprise to him. “When I was […]

Former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Felony DUI charge

Former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Felony DUI charge

Former Murrieta Mayor and newly elected council member Alan William Long, 44, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday morning during his arraignment held at the southwest Justice Center. Long was charged with felony DUI in early November following an accident in October that injured four students from Murrieta Valley High School. He pleaded not […]

Annual holiday celebration set to return to Murrieta this weekend

Annual holiday celebration set to return to Murrieta this weekend

The city of Murrieta is gearing up for the holidays with its annual Holiday Pushcart Parade and Festival of Trees. Held on Saturday, Dec. 6, the event offers up a day of family fun culminating with the annual parade consisting of only non-motorized vehicles. Organizers are still looking for families and businesses to decorate trees […]

Local hotel kicks off toy drive with holiday party

The Embassy Suites Temecula is out to make a difference again this holiday season when it hosts its second annual Toys for Tots Drive. Held in conjunction with the U.S. Marines annual event, hotel guests and community members are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the hotel on Dec. 5 between the hours […]

New guide published amid TVUSD’s alleged failures with English learning students

The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) has issued a new guide, “In Plain English,” designed to assist parents with children enrolled in the Temecula Valley Unified School District in understanding the rights of English Learner students under state and federal law. The move comes about following parent complaints regarding English Learner services, according to […]

New fair promises fun for entire family

A new fair is coming to southwest Riverside County, and it promises good old-fashioned fun for the entire family with a county fair type setting. The Temecula Valley Family Fair will be held at Lake Skinner the weekend of March 27 – 29. Event organizer Shannon Karrigan said, “To enjoy a fair we usually would […]

HealthSouth announces plans for new hospital in Murrieta

HealthSouth announces plans for new hospital in Murrieta

HealthSouth Corporation has announced that it has acquired land and plans to construct an approximately 54,000-square foot, two-story inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Murrieta. The nearly five acres of land is located at 35470 Whitewood Road in Murrieta. Once built, the hospital will provide state of the art rehabilitation services closer to home for residents of the […]

Pechanga Pu’

Pechanga Pu’

Hundreds of Temecula residents gathered on the steps of City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 15 to mark Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day, the city’s holiday recognizing the efforts of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in the battle to stop Liberty Quarry. The holiday also serves as a reminder to the community of the culture of […]

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