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 […]

One supervisor race ends, other narrows for November

One supervisor race ends, other narrows for November

One southwest Riverside County supervisor race has ended and the other will stretch into November. Supervisor Kevin Jeffries easily deflected a pair of challengers in the June 7 primary election. That allows him to sidestep a November runoff election. His colleague to the south, however, must go the distance. Incumbent Chuck Washington will take on […]

Temecula examines path as future budget worries cited

Temecula’s financial health will be stable in the coming fiscal year, but underlying weaknesses pose serious problems for the future, city officials agreed recently. The consensus that emerged in a city budget workshop was not new. Temecula’s city staff has been raising such concerns for more than two years and a key recreation project was […]

Temecula council lifts microbrewery moratorium, cements plan for helicopter landings at hospital

In rapid succession, Temecula council members recently ended a moratorium on microbreweries and then pinpointed the location in which its hospital can stage its air ambulance takeoffs and landings. There was scant audience input on the moratorium that temporarily halted the approval or expansion of microbreweries and craft beer tasting rooms. There was a profusion […]