BUSINESS BEAT

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 […]

Nicholson honored for contributions

Laurel Nicholson (D), candidate for the 66th Assembly District which serves north San Diego county and Southwest Riverside County, accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from Herb Wesson, Speaker of the California Assembly, for her contributions to women in business. The award was presented January 22 at a fundraiser at the Soboba Casino.Wesson, endorsing Nicholson for […]

Wagoner joins Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors

Dayne Wagoner, CEO of EDGE Development, Inc., is the newest addition to the Board of Directors for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County. Wagoner brings the total number of board members at the Club to 25.“We’re excited about Dayne joining the Board of Directors,” said Michelle Arellano, president of the Boys & Girls […]

Dr. Joel Doughten named to Care Connexxus board

Prominent, local physician Dr. Joel Doughten has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Care Connexxus, Inc. Adult Day Services, announced Jeanne Klingenberger, Executive Director. Dr. Doughten is currently affiliated with the Citrus Medical Group where he practices Family Medicine with a specialty in geriatrics. In announcing the appointment, Ms. Klingenberger said, “our agency […]

Business Notes: Temecula author produces ‘Under False Pretense’

Maria Pease, a paralegal and substitute teacher at Paloma Elementary School, has released her first book entitled ‘Under False Pretense,’ the first of five in the Sam Parker Mystery Series. ‘Under False Pretense’ is about an amateur detective who is honest and clever. Her ambitious nature outweighs her lack of experience. ‘Under False Pretense’ is […]

Bloodmobile to visit Pat & Oscar’s on January 17

The San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile will accept blood donations at an open to the public blood drive hosted by Pat & Oscar’s, 20375 Rancho California Road, Temecula, Saturday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bloodmobile will be parked in the parking lot.All donors at this drive will be awarded a new […]