Xenia concert helps raise money for Temecula children in need

Xenia concert helps raise money for Temecula children in need

Xenia Martinez was only 16 when she was selected to compete on NBC’s popular talent competition, “The Voice.” Like any young girl she could only dream how her life would change when country music superstar Blake Shelton chose her for his team. “I was on “The Voice” in season one which was in 2011,” the […]

County explains Common Core program

Riverside County Department of Education wants to set the record straight on allegations made against the decision to implement Common Core standards by a parent group during a recent MVUSD Board meeting. The group, Responsible Education for Murrieta or REM, made several claims including questionable teaching practices under the new standards that hold back gifted […]

Simulation offers glimpse in the lives of those less fortunate

Simulation offers glimpse in the lives of those less fortunate

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in poverty? How to make the decision of paying for groceries or medical care, or what resources are available to help make ends meet during a tough financial time? The Poverty Simulation scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16 should answer all these questions and more according to Richard Lemire, […]

Local filmmaker uses Kickstarter to fund film

Filmmaker Bryan Caron knows the power of the Internet. Reaching billions of people every day Caron knew that it could be an effective way to finance his latest inspirational film, “Never Stop Living.” “I saw the potential after Veronica Mars,” he said, referencing the cancelled television show that saw success using Kickstarter to fund a […]

Moving Wall set to arrive in Temecula

Moving Wall set to arrive in Temecula

Residents of the Temecula Valley are about to get a chance to experience the Vietnam War Memorial without having to travel to Washington D.C. thanks to the efforts of one local man. Johnny Roberts, director at Manzanita Ranch first applied to have the Moving Wall, a half-scale replica of the popular memorial, come to Temecula […]

Worsening drought brings forth new restrictions

Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) Board of Directors officially moved into Stage 3a of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan last week, according to a press release issued by the agency. Under the move, customers face overage fees and fines for wasting water. The move comes about due to historic drought conditions currently being experienced throughout […]

Foundation meets needs of orphaned, foster children

Foundation meets needs of orphaned, foster children

Natalie Shadle says she’s always had a soft spot in her heart for children, so it’s no surprise this college student puts children in need at the forefront of her nonprofit organization, Rose Again Foundation. “I’ve always had a heart for kids, and it’s always been an easy response when others ask whether I plan […]

Long commended by citizens for handling of immigration issue

Mayor Alan Long was presented with a petition bearing over 40,000 signatures during the regular Murrieta City Council Meeting on August 19. The petition pledged support in Long’s handling of the immigration issues faced by the city in early July when three buses carrying nearly 150 undocumented immigrants were forced to turn around rather than […]

Supervisors adopt new ordinance regarding sex offenders

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has adopted a new ordinance that repeals the loitering provisions previously set forth. Under the new ordinance, 902.2, residency prohibitions remain in place. The move came about following Appeals Court rulings on similar ordinances in nearby areas as unconstitutional. County attorney Greg Priamos addressed the group in attendance regarding […]

Weaker El Ni

Weaker El Ni

A weaker El Niño pattern than originally predicted could mean less rainfall for drought ridden California this winter according to a report issued by weather forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society last week. The lack of a coherent atmospheric El Niño pattern and a return to […]