Lake Elsinore School Board balance budget shortages, future growth

At its June 2 meeting, Lake Elsinore School Board trustees approved a resolution to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire 13.34 acres of undeveloped land in Lake Elsinore to accommodate expected growth. The proposed acquisition of the parcel at the corner of proposed Ramsgate Drive and Elsinore Hills Road is planned to be the site […]

Mission Oaks gets new vice president

Rick Abrego, a veteran SBA lender, has joined Mission Oaks National Bank as a vice president and loan officer in charge of small business lending. Prior to working for the Temecula-based community bank, Abrego was vice president for Inland Empire National Bank, where he started a Small Business Administration lending department. He also has held […]

New enrichment education program comes to Temecula

New to the community of Temecula is FasTracKids, an enrichment education program for children ages 2-9. It is a business dedicating to developing tomorrow’s leaders though a CD-ROM based teaching method. The instruction focuses on 12 core areas of study, such as mathematics, biology, astronomy, literature and economics, to name a few, but also focuses […]

ATW Jets expands at French Valley Airport

Air transportation is a critical part of the growing local economy and ATW Jets plans to meet the demands of the traveling public by providing to the community aircraft equipped with the latest safety equipment and noise-friendly engines. Many area businesses and families are already taking advantage of the new charter service out of French […]

Detailed Hardwood Floors has quality nailed

Hardwood floors can add a new level of life and class to a home or business. However, it can be a difficult process to figure out which type of wood is best for the area, as well as what styles to use. Hardwood floors are, in fact, a specialty within themselves, and not one that […]

Silverado Trading Post packed with antique treasures

Walking across a gravel parking lot, you are suddenly transported to a different time when you walk across a quaint wooden footbridge and step onto the grounds of the Silverado Trading Post. You pass by an old farm wagon and beautiful rustic antique doors leaning against the trunk of a great oak tree. You walk […]

Legislation to speed interchanges survives state senate hearing

A bill Murrieta officials hope will cut the time required to gain permits to build local interchanges did not make it out of a state Senate committee Monday but did survive to be considered another day. After hearing testimony from Murrieta Mayor Pro Tem Kelly Seyarto, the bill’s author; Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth; and other local […]

Murrieta sales tax receipts grow another 26.7 percent; Murrieta retailers rang in the Christmas season with record sales

In the three-month period ending Dec. 31, Murrieta’s gross sales tax receipts reached $2.8 million, up 26.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to HdL & Associates, a Diamond Bar firm that tracks municipal sales tax receipts. The city benefited from across-the-board increases from most retail sectors. “New business starts boosted positive revenues […]

TV Planning Commissioner resigns; Boys & Girls Club debated

Mary Jane Olhasso emotionally revealed that she had recently submitted her letter of resignation as planning commissioner for the city of Temecula. “I’m not able to stay in this community because I can’t take care of my kids here. My husband has to work and I have to work,” she announced. Olhasso has long traveled […]

Thornton Winery takes four golds

Thornton Winery Temecula has captured four gold medals in wine competitions for 2005. At the San Diego International Wine Competition held at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego, Thornton’s1996 Brut Reserve made in the traditional methode champenoise process and their 2002 Grenache Rose were both recipients of gold medals. The San Diego competition continues […]