Temecula presses ahead with second Veterans Memorial at Duck Pond Park

Temecula plans to soon add another pearl to its necklace of sculptures and memorials at the popular Duck Pond Park. The recently approved memorial, dubbed “Fallen Heroes,” would be the second piece at the park with a military theme. The proposed memorial, which will cost about $184,000 to create and install, is intended to honor […]

Temecula council sets course as state preps for legal marijuana

Temecula’s resistance to medical marijuana continued to soften last week, but recreational customers will likely need to look elsewhere when voter-approved legalization takes effect Jan. 1. Although that stance could change in the coming months, the city council followed its established course during a May 9 hearing that was punctuated by lobbying from marijuana advocates. […]

Temecula sets change in city council election method

The threat of costly litigation has prompted Temecula City Council members to shift from at-large elections to geographic districts. By taking that action, Temecula joins an array of public agencies throughout the region and the state to change the way their leaders are elected. The change – slated to take effect in November 2018 – […]

Long wait ends with Temecula ramping up for freeway project

Long wait ends with Temecula ramping up for freeway project

Work will soon begin on a $51 million project that is aimed at unplugging Temecula’s southern-most bottleneck. That start, which is now being painstakingly strategized and scheduled, marks a key juncture in Temecula’s 15-year push to unravel the knotted freeway ramps that serve the city’s crucial southern corridor. “We are so ready,” said Mayor Maryann […]

Murrieta council moves forward on plan to jump-start downtown

Murrieta council moves forward on plan to jump-start downtown

Murrieta officials have embraced a new vision for the city’s core, a 20-year game plan that could dramatically boost the area’s residential and commercial densities. Council members enthusiastically approved the Downtown Murrieta Specific Plan Feb. 21, an act that sets the stage for key changes to a 320-acre area that overlaps the city’s government center, […]

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