Historical indexing effort making history now

Historical indexing effort making history now

Brenda Tullis Special to Valley News Thanks to the global voluntary indexing effort of thousands, a local African-American gentleman, having knowledge of only a few family names including his beloved grandmother’s, yet having a desire to find his roots, accessed a free website where he found multiple records of his ancestors, his search culminating in […]

Menifee church votes to become ‘open and affirming’

MENIFEE – In a unanimous decision, the congregation of Menifee United Church of Christ recently voted to become “Open and Affirming.” Open and Affirming is the term the United Church of Christ denomination uses to indicate that a church welcomes, celebrates and loves everyone, including the LGBT community. “Menifee UCC always was open to lesbians […]

Supervisor Washington initiates ordinance banning use and distribution of illicit synthetic drugs

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of an order initiating a new ordinance (5-0) which bans the use, distribution, sale and possession of illicit synthetic drugs. The ordinance also declares these actions to be a public nuisance. “Recreational use of synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones, commonly known as bath salts, spice, […]

RIVCO: Sample ballots and information pamphlets on the way for June 7 presidential primary election

RIVERSIDE – Approximately 876,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets were mailed out to Riverside County voters beginning April 28 for the presidential primary election June 7. About half will be mailed initially, with the remainder sent by the end of next this week. Material in the pamphlet will help voters make informed choices.  Voters may mark […]

Elks feed the needy with ‘Fishes and Loaves’

Elks feed the needy with ‘Fishes and Loaves’

LAKE ELSINORE – The Elks Grand Lodge has a variety of Financial Grants which subordinate lodges can apply for. Helene Fowler, of Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge No. 2591, is the Grant Coordinator for the lodge and as such applies for grants to provide funds for some of the lodge’s programs and charities. Art Girard, a lodge member, […]

In your own words

Editor’s note; In your own words is a new opinion column that will run weekly and features readers’ comments from our website, www.myvalleynews.com and our social media sites. Comments have been edited to reflect The Associated Press style. In response to the Dec. 12, 2015, story, “Murrieta Council approves amended ‘Golden Triangle’ development plan,” Deborah […]

Embracing the Season’s Home Trends

Embracing the Season’s Home Trends

Family Features Special to Valley News With warmer weather ahead, now is the perfect time to assess the nest and look for ways to refresh the home with the latest colors, prints, patterns and fabrics that are on-trend for the season. While trends provide a general framework, it is all about mixing and matching looks […]

May Day on The Santa Rosa

May Day on The Santa Rosa

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News For many years the residents of the Temecula Valley looked forward to May Day. Parker and Elena Dear of Rancho Santa Rosa hosted a May Day event legendary throughout the valley. Elena Couts Dear was the granddaughter of Don Juan and Dolores de Bandini one of the most prominent […]

Registration open for summer school at MSJC

MENIFEE – Registration for Summer School 2016 at Mt. San Jacinto College is open now. Students can to select from robust schedule of more than 350 classes. MSJC has flexible and convenient times and locations for summer classes. Summer classes are available in all quarters of the district: at the San Gorgonio Pass, San Jacinto […]