Temecula issues raised, incumbent targeted in council election forum

Temecula issues raised, incumbent targeted in council election forum

Several hot-button issues were raised and a longtime Temecula council member was singled out for criticism during a sparsely-attended candidates’ forum. Traffic gridlock, Old Town’s parking squeeze and the controversial prospects of council term limits, a sales tax increase and the creation of a city police force were tossed out by challengers in the nine-candidate […]

Scrutiny intensifies over new plan for vast tract west of Old Town Temecula

Scrutiny of a developer’s plan for a vast tract west of Old Town Temecula has intensified in recent weeks among concerned residents, environmental activists and public agencies. The heightened interest was evident at a long, unorthodox city workshop that attracted an overflow audience. The onlookers dissected the latest plan for a 271-acre tract that has […]

Audi dealership hits high gear in Temecula

Audi dealership hits high gear in Temecula

The rhythmic thumps of a concrete pump truck on Temecula’s northern flank were music to the ears of city officials as they recently marked the start of work on the 17th new car dealership within their boundary. The ceremony to preview the arrival of an Audi dealership marked another milestone in Temecula’s march toward regional […]

Murrieta unearths time capsule to mark city’s 25th anniversary

Murrieta unearths time capsule to mark city’s 25th anniversary

Murrieta residents and officials celebrated their city’s 25th anniversary by pulling a rust-crusted metal box out of the ground that contained documents and memorabilia dating back to its municipal roots. The ceremonial unearthing of a city time capsule featured a bit of fanfare and moments of reflection on the city’s transition from a sleepy outpost […]

Fallbrook, Temecula connect on specialized senior services

Fallbrook, Temecula connect on specialized senior services

A new link – perhaps the first of its kind for the two communities – has connected Fallbrook and Temecula. This connection hinges on a key service that a Fallbrook nonprofit group provides area seniors. Temecula residents can now access this specialized adult day care service, and the Fallbrook group can mine a fast-growing market […]

Lake Elsinore approves massive project despite developer angst, initiative effort

A massive development plan – one of the largest ever proposed in the region – has been approved by Lake Elsinore despite the developer’s discontent. If it is built, the 8,024-unit Alberthill Villages project would dwarf just about every mixed-use project in southwest Riverside County. It would be a 2-square-mile city within a city. “There’s […]