Luciano’s cannoli saves him from elimination in ‘MasterChef’

Murrieta resident Dino Luciano will advance to the Top 13 contestants on the FOX Network show “MasterChef.” Aired on Aug. 2nd, the episode name “Holy Cannoli” aptly summarizes Luciano’s experience. This week’s challenge was their first team challenge in the kitchen, with Luciano on the blue team. According to the contestants, the blue team is […]

Temecula celebrates youth interns at Mayor Luncheon

Temecula celebrates youth interns at Mayor Luncheon

More than 100 youth, students and interns gathered at the Temecula City Conference Center, July 26, in recognition of their work at the annual summer Mayor Luncheon. Led by City Economic Analyst Charles Walker, various guest speakers shared their advice and encouragement for city interns and program participants. Councilmember James Stewart, City Manager Aaron Adams […]

Temecula Parkway Interchange project updates

Temecula Parkway Interchange project updates

The city of Temecula announced it broke ground on the Temecula Parkway Interchange Expansion project, now in its second month, during an interchange project information meeting, July 24. Construction demolished the Arco-AM/PM gas station and convenience store on the southwest corner of Temecula Parkway and Old Town Front Street, June 13. The planned southbound loop […]

Murrieta ‘New Generation’ Sizzler takes summer in style

Murrieta ‘New Generation’ Sizzler takes summer in style

More than a vibrant sign off Interstate 15 and Murrieta Hot Springs Road, the recently renovated Murrieta Sizzler greets guests with a modern Craftsman design. No longer your grandfather’s Sizzler, the restaurant combines casual dining with finery and full service as it has taken strides away from the antiquated franchise look. “The Sizzler looked like […]

Showcase of the Arts empowers local girls

Showcase of the Arts empowers local girls

The Women Organizing Women mentoring program hosted their third annual Showcase of the Arts, July 10-12, a three-day boot camp of art, leadership and entrepreneurship classes for girls ages 12 to 17 at The Empowerment Center, 27262 Via Industra Way, in Temecula. For the first two days of the mentoring program, the girls attended workshops […]

Murrieta Family YMCA celebrates first 2 years

Opening in July 2015, the Murrieta Family YMCA is celebrating two years of operation in Riverside County. The facility will host free group classes for the public, July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. The celebration entails a variety of free adult fitness classes, youth classes, KidZone fun activities and free health and wellness assessments. […]

Retired Great Oak Assistant Principal Judy Stapleton reflects on her time with the district

Retired Great Oak Assistant Principal Judy Stapleton reflects on her time with the district

Great Oak Assistant Principal Judy Stapleton began her career as the school district did and has now retired from Temecula Valley Unified School District with the closure of the 2016-2017 school year, completing 30 years of service and a citywide campaign against bullying. With only two schools open in rural Temecula, Stapleton played a pivotal […]

TVUSD finalizes 2017-2018 school year adopted budget

Temecula Valley Unified School District is in the final stages adopting the 2017-2018 school year budget and Local Control Accountability Plan budget. At this point last year, the district had indications that they were heading toward financial straits with a deficit of $17.9 million by the 2018-2019 school year, according to Assistant Superintendent Lori Ordway-Peck. […]