Santa visits Pennypickles Museum

Santa visits Pennypickles Museum

Santa has arrived in Temecula a little early this year. His first stop? Pennypickles Museum, of course. The jolly old elf arrived at the popular children’s museum Friday, Nov. 24, in a one-horse open sleigh where the workers at Pennypickles Museum greeted him along with a crowd of families eager to share their Christmas wish […]

Murrieta Valley Unified School District forced to consider trustee elections by districts under threat of lawsuit

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District held a public hearing, Oct. 26, to discuss switching their election system from “at- large” to “by trustee.” The board of education heard a presentation by attorney William B. Tunick on the California Voting Rights Act and the process and schedule for a potential transition to by trustee area elections. The meeting […]

Murrieta resident wins Imax Big Picture in Focus Award for short film ‘Amercon’

Murrieta resident wins Imax Big Picture in Focus Award for short film ‘Amercon’

Local Murrieta resident Michael Brandon Wright, 25, won the Imax Big Picture in Focus Award for his short film, “Amercon.” The Imax Big Picture in Focus Award recognizes young filmmakers for their outstanding work in film. Imax Corp. is committed to cultivating filmmakers by educating, developing and inspiring youth to pursue careers in filmmaking and […]

Alexis Brown represents Temecula in Miss California USA

Alexis Brown represents Temecula in Miss California USA

Temecula local Alexis K. Brown has been chosen by the producers of Miss California USA to represent Temecula in the upcoming state pageant. The winner will go on to compete at the national Miss USA competition which is televised live on FOX. Raised in Temecula for over 15 years, Brown has strong roots to the […]

Luciano’s winning three-course meal lands him the title of ‘MasterChef’

Luciano’s winning three-course meal lands him the title of ‘MasterChef’

Murrieta resident Dino Luciano was announced as the winner of MasterChef Season 8 in the two-hour season finale. Luciano left the popular FOX television show with $250,000 and a spot as a featured chef on the MasterChef cruise departing later this year. In the finale, the three contestants faced a three-course meal challenge and were […]

Dino Luciano rises to MasterChef finale

Dino Luciano rises to MasterChef finale

“When I first came here I was a ballet dancer, and now I am in the top four of the best home cooks,” Dino Luciano of Murrieta said, introducing the semifinal. In selecting the three finalists for this season’s MasterChef, four finalists faced off in a series of timed challenges all focused with using the […]

Luciano’s winning platter on MasterChef

Luciano’s winning platter on MasterChef

After back-to-back episodes from the kitchen to the Malibu vineyards, Dino Luciano advances to the Top 6 of FOX’s MasterChef. The producers revamped the mystery box challenge with a surprising twist. When contestants opened the box, all that was in it was a pair of chopsticks. Previous mystery box challenges gave the contestants a variety […]

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