Kinnett wins Trailer Figure 8 race

Kinnett wins Trailer Figure 8 race

Ryan Kinnett won the Trailer Figure 8 race Saturday, July 1, at Perris Auto Speedway. “It felt good to get back out there and finally get a win in my new car,” Kinnett said. This year Kinnett is driving a 1970 Camaro that he obtained from his father, Bernie Hruska, and had been working on […]

Cruz wins first in category, donated award for bead dream catcher

Cruz wins first in category, donated award for bead dream catcher

Crystal Cruz entered a bead dream catcher in the San Diego County Fair’s Decorative Arts and Crafts competition, and the Winchester resident not only won first place in the “Other Than Listed” class of the Beading division but also received a donated award from the San Diego Bead Society. “That was really nice,” Cruz said. […]

Locals earn recognition at San Diego County Fair photography exhibition

The San Diego County Fair includes an Exhibition of Photography, and Riverside County photographers were among those whose pictures were displayed and won awards. Eleven photos taken by Anita Ross of Temecula won awards. In the Wild Animals – Birds category she won first place for her “Fashionista” photo of an African crowned crane, fourth […]

McCourt wins Demo Cross main event

McCourt wins Demo Cross main event

Garrett McCourt won the Demo Cross main event May 20 at Perris Auto Speedway. The Homeland driver passed Shawn Myers during the third lap of the 20-lap race and led for the rest of the competition. “I’m pretty excited about it,” McCourt said.  “That was an awesome race.” McCourt finished second, behind David Holmes, in […]

Campbell receives two Design in Wood donated awards at SD County Fair

Temecula woodworker Peter Campbell entered the San Diego County Fair’s Design in Wood competition and took first place in the Wood Turning – Center Work:  Parallel to the Ways of the Lathe category while also being given two donated awards for his project. Campbell, who has been turning wood for approximately 15 years, used maple […]

Lakeland Village Community Center awarded Community Improvement Designation funds

The Riverside County board of supervisors allocated District 1 Community Improvement Designation funds for the Lakeland Village Community Center. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote June 13 approved a CID grant of $5,935 to the county’s Economic Development Agency, which will use the funding to purchase or rent maintenance equipment. Each county supervisor has a discretionary CID […]

Sanders wins inaugural Pete Anderson Award in San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest

This year, the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest added the Pete Anderson Award for the highest-scoring wine which was grown, produced and bottled on the winemaker’s estate. Jeff Sanders of Temecula became the initial recipient of the Pete Anderson Award. The award named after the Carlsbad winemaker who teaches vineyard development and management […]

San Diego County Fair isn’t just for San Diego County

Over the years I’ve been providing San Diego County Fair stories for the Temecula/Murrieta Valley News. Although the youth exhibits are limited to San Diego County residents, most of the other exhibits and competitions are open to residents of other counties and many southern Riverside County residents take advantage of those activities. Attendance at the […]

MWD approves Domenigoni Basin groundwater monitoring contract

A groundwater basin monitoring contract between the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and GeoPentech, Inc., to monitor the Domenigoni Basin has been approved. The $160,000 contract was authorized as part of a May 9 MWD board vote. GeoPentech, which is headquartered in Irvine, will monitor the basin west of Diamond Valley Lake. Water first […]