Two graduate from military training

SAN ANTONIO—Air Force Airman Julian D’Trinidad graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Locals begin secondary education

John Bennett, Darius Simmons, Jordan Leake and Trevor McCaughey all of Murrieta, along with Kayla Thompson of Lake Elsinore, Roemello Mccoy of Menifee and Brandon Chacon of Temecula, all recently began their secondary studies. Bennett is attending Colgate University and is a member of the Colgate bicentennial Class of 2019. Simmons is attending the Conservatory […]

TVUSD students rank #1 overall in Riverside County in English and math on new Smarter Balanced assessments

TEMECULA—TVUSD announced on Sept. 9 that its students exceeded overall expectations on the new Smarter Balanced assessments as part of the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. Overall, TVUSD students scored an average of 20 percent higher in both English language arts and math among Riverside County students, and 17 percent higher in […]

Murrieta Public Library offers free college admission practice test

MURRIETA—Improve your college admission test scores by participating in the New SAT Practice Test hosted by the Murrieta Public Library and presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. This free Practice Test is for students in grades 9 – 11 and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1–4 p.m. in the library’s Community […]

SDSU Mortar Board earns honors, students inducted into Weber Honors College

SAN DIEGO—At the Mortar Board National Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz. in August, the San Diego State University Chapter of Mortar Board earned the Gold Torch Award, a national distinction that is given to the most exceptional chapters of Mortar Board. Recipients must excel in all areas of chapter operations while promoting scholarship, leadership and […]

Creative ways to recycle leaves

Creative ways to recycle leaves

Leaves cascading down from trees indicate the arrival of autumn. However, colorful and awe-inspiring autumn leaves can be a hazard if left to lie on the ground too long. Fallen leaves form a dense insulator to protect trees’ roots and prevent competing plants from growing. Decomposing leaves also provide nutrients for the tree. But wet […]

Fallbrook Chorale rehearsing for Christmas concert program

FALLBROOK—Fallbrook Chorale started rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 731 S. Stage Coach Ln. The Christmas concert program will include holiday favorites as well as “The Many Moods of Christmas Suites” arranged by Robert Shaw and will highlight a full orchestra.  For information contact [email protected] or call (760) 390-9726.

Nominees for the 7th Joan Sparkman Unity Award announced

Nominees for the 7th Joan Sparkman Unity Award announced

TEMECULA—The Professional Women’s Roundtable invites you to join them for an evening to celebrate women in our community who go above and beyond in service following in the footsteps of the exceptional Joan Sparkman. Professional Women’s roundtable is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping women. With the excitement of Pechanga Resort & Casino in the […]

Donaldson steps down from role at SAFE

TEMECULA—SAFE Alternatives for Everyone Executive Director Melissa Donaldson has announced she is leaving the agency close to her 15-year anniversary, according to a press release issued by the organization. Donaldson was the first employee of SAFE and was hired to take the agency from a volunteer based fundraising agency to a domestic violence service delivery […]