Professional Women’s Group offers quality perspective

Members of the Southwest Valley/Temecula Chapter of the Professional Women’s Roundtable drew upon four of their own members to offer unique perspectives and business experiences that could help fellow members grow their businesses. PWR is a non-profit women’s organization serving Southern California. The group focuses on women succeeding in their businesses by providing resources and […]

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Mission Oaks now has ‘MOO’ Mission Oaks National Bank is proud to introduce a powerful and more convenient way to manage and keep track of your MOO-lah. Mission Oaks Online, or MOO for short, gives consumers and businesses immediate access to their bank accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the convenience […]

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Freese promoted to Sr. V.P. of Mission Oaks National BankTim Freese, a veteran banker with strong community ties, was promoted to senior vice president and credit administrator at Mission Oaks National Bank. Previously he was senior vice president and commercial loan officer responsible for developing and administering a $25 million commercial and real estate loan […]


Insurance vets laud new consumer protection lawSeasoned veterans in life insurance and annuity sales call Bill 620 a boon for senior citizens, also a welcome regulatory measure for the industry itself. The new law, which became effective January 1, curbs aggressive sales practices, misleading advertising and other unscrupulous tactics in the selling of life insurance […]


Comerchero appointed to TRA committeeCity of Temecula Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Comerchero was recently appointed Chairman of Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA) Board Budget and Finance Committee for 2004. The areas of review and responsibility for this committee will include: Budget, Funding Issues, Fiscal Policy, and Purchasing.Other Committee members will include Riverside County Supervisors Jim Venable, […]

Dolce Vita Home D

Nothing makes a home cozier than eye-pleasing decor. Greg and Kim Longstaff, owners of Dolce Vita Home Décor, offer eclectic home stylings that are sure to please all homeowners palettes. Dolce Vita Home Decor opened in March 2003, but Longstaff’s plans to open the unique store goes back several years. Longstaff says he got the […]

Temecula Valley Bancorp Net Income Increases 87%

Temecula Valley Bancorp (OTCBB.TMCV) announced today that net income for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2003 increased from $4,191,054 in 2002 to $7,854,339 in 2003, an 87% increase. Net income for the quarter ending December 31st increased from $1,770,529 to $2,130,887, a 20% increase. “We are pleased with the financial results for 2003 and […]

Good old-fashioned ‘gumshoe’ works out of Old Town

Jim Stice, private investigator and owner of Blackhawk Investigations, runs his business without the television hype of daily shoot-outs, exaggerated disguises and shady clients.Stice, a former Riverside County deputy sheriff, became a P.I. seven years ago due to the limited scope of his job. “When you work patrol you don’t get to see how things […]