New partnership helps Riverside vets find jobs

Riverside County Supervisors voted unanimously last week to partner with the Work For Warriors program. Since 2012, the state and federally funded free direct placement program in California has helped to place more than 3,500 veterans and their dependents into gainful employment. According to Office of Military and Defense Services Commissioner Tom Freeman, the move […]

Taste of Osher offers opportunities for lifelong learning

California State University San Marcos will present Taste of Osher, previewing the spring schedule of classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Temecula Higher Education Center located at 43200 Business Park Drive in Temecula on Friday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The institute, named after Bernard Osher, a patron of education […]

Hack serves as reminder to protect personal information

It’s been a busy news week here at the Valley News. From breaking news, car accidents, robberies and prostitution stings to groundbreakings and clean-up from winter storm Frona, reporters have been out virtually 24 hours a day seven days a week. One of the biggest national news stories we heard this week was the hack […]

Salary comparison shows how local government shapes up

Editor’s note: The following is a year-end review and comparison of the Temecula Valley cities’ employee salaries. Since each city varies in size, the Valley News has determined the best way to give an accurate comparison is by taking the salary for each individual position and dividing that number by the city’s population to determine […]

Six award winners recognized by IVBCF

Six award winners recognized by IVBCF

Six award winners were celebrated at the Inland Valley Business Community Foundation’s (IVBCF) annual awards dinner held Dec. 3 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta. Winners included George Mills, Business Person of the Year; Lemonchello’s, Business of the Year; Valerie Geason, Educator of the Year, Paul Bandong, Community Leader of the Year, and Save […]

Local woman who lost 109 pounds shares her experience

Local woman who lost 109 pounds shares her experience

Kathy Kirby accomplished a goal and she is proud of it. The 62-year-old Temecula resident is member of T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and because of that, along with sheer willpower and smart choices, managed to lose 136 pounds – 109 in 2013 alone – the weight of an entire adult person. “I felt ugly, […]

Students provide holiday cheer to those less fortunate

Students provide holiday cheer to those less fortunate

Students at Chaparral High School recently held its 10th annual Operation Holiday Cheer, providing 186 gifts for 68 less fortunate children at the Valley Restart Center in Hemet. Program coordinator and high school English teacher Ryan Leonhardi said he started the program while teaching at a Long Beach high school 11 years ago; he brought […]

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