Temecula Valley Auto Mall sponsors city’s annual New Year’s Eve ‘Grape Drop’

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Auto Mall sponsored Temecula’s New Year’s Eve “Grape Drop” Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Temecula Civic Center. Residents of Temecula welcomed 2018 at the annual event with a celebration that included live music, vendors and children’s activities. “We’re so happy to be supporting this amazing annual event for Temecula,” Ryan […]

Inaugural volunteer fair to be held at the Santa Rosa Plateau

MURRIETA – The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is hosting their free inaugural volunteer fair 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Jan. 29. The community is invited to meet with representatives from the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation and Riverside County Parks. The two organizations will be announcing several volunteer opportunities in the coming year […]

Julie Reay appointed executive director for HomeAid Inland Empire

Julie Reay appointed executive director for HomeAid Inland Empire

RIVERSIDE – HomeAid Inland Empire has appointed Julie Reay as their new executive director. HomeAid Inland Empire is the nonprofit charity of the Southern California Building Industry Association’s Riverside County and Baldy View chapters. HAIE works with various homeless service provider partners to renovate or build quality housing developments to provide a safe place to […]

Bring employee engagement up, improve companies’ success

Don Rheem Special to Valley News Most American employees, it turns out, aren’t all there. In other words, the majority of U.S. workers aren’t engaged in their jobs. In its recent Employee Engagement Index, Gallup found 71 percent were not engaged in their work. Gallup defines “engaged” as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about […]

Board signals support for more money to staff new jail

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors agreed, in principle, to make up to $7 million in additional funding available for county Sheriff Stan Sniff to staff the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, slated to open in phases beginning this summer. The board’s 4-0 vote – with Supervisor Marion Ashley absent – […]

Poppa’s Barn announces partnership with OneTreePlanted

MENIFEE – Poppa’s Barn and Company, specializing in reclaimed wood products, launched its online shop and announced a partnership with the nonprofit group OneTreePlanted, Dec. 28, founder of Poppa’s Barn Mike Petrich said. Poppa’s Barn repurposes decades-old fences destined for the dump into reclaimed wood products, offering wall coverings, mantels, tables, shelves and more. Poppa’s […]

Riverside Community Health Foundation updates grants program for 2018

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Community Health Foundation announced an upcoming shift toward proactive grant making, effective Dec. 29, and away from RCHF’s practice of responsive grant making, which they have practiced since the program was established in 1997. The shift is in line with current trends in grant making, as funders strive to be more […]

Uptown Jungle Fun Park expansion includes new location in Murrieta

MURRIETA – A new upscale, indoor adventure park is now open in Murrieta. Uptown Jungle Fun Park, a city-style playground metropolis, allows children to enter into a world where they become a superhero, rock climber, explorer or even an uptown ninja warrior all inside a child safe environment. The family-focused attraction hosted a ribbon cutting, […]

GasBuddy warns 2018 gas prices to be highest since 2014

BOSTON – Motorists will be digging a bit deeper for the second straight year as the yearly national average is predicted to rise 19 cents versus last year to $2.57 per gallon, the highest since 2014, according to the 2018 Fuel Price Outlook released by GasBuddy, the smartphone app that connects 70 million drivers to […]

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