Mission Oaks among top lenders to small businesses

Temecula-based Mission Oaks National Bank was among the nation’s 100 busiest US Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, according to a report complied by Coleman Publishing Co.“We are really proud of the work our SBA staff has done catering to the needs of the region’s small businesses,” said Gary […]

Siggy’s has served free Thanksgiving meals to thousands

The cooks at Siggy’s Restaurant in Temecula are preparing their grocery list for another year of free Thanksgiving Day meals. This will be the 12th consecutive year the establishment has reached out to their community.“My uncle and co-partner, Jim Stavrakis, came up with the idea,” said Jim Spiropoulos, co-owner of Siggy’s Restaurant. “We were talking […]

Murrieta names new building department head

Daniel F. Kaiser, one of the most certificated building inspectors in the nation, became manager of Murrieta’s Building and Safety Department effective Nov. 15.“We are real pleased to have Dan join the Murrieta team,” said Lori Moss, city manager. “His experience and insight will be invaluable as we move forward.”In his new role, Kaiser will […]

Find good-paying jobs online

The Southwest California Economic Alliance, the regional business and job attraction group comprised of the cities of Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula and the County of Riverside, is making it easy to find good-paying manufacturing, bio-tech, bio-med and technology-related jobs in the quickly growing region now known as Southwest California. The alliance plans to begin posting […]

Old Pacific Coffee Company one of first to open inside a high school

Coffee shops are springing up on every corner, attaching themselves to every store, and purchasing coffee has become one of the most popular ways to spend money. And not just for adults. A new venture in the coffee industry has recently taken place in Temecula. Old Pacific Coffee Company has added a new location, in […]

Speedband owner a ‘serial entrepreneur’

Ari Nadelman describes himself as a “serial entrepreneur.” This is a giant benefit to many homeowners, businesses, and individuals who crave fast-working internet services. The reason for that is Speedband, Nadelman’s latest achievement. Created and founded by Nadelman in February of 2002, Speedband offers wireless internet connection in a way that beats out his competition.From […]

Rustam Rug Gallery offers variety and quality floor coverings

Mohammad Rustamzada’s interest in rugs goes back a long way.“I remember going into my father’s rug store in Afghanistan when I was a little boy,” said Mohammad Rustamzada, owner of Rustam Rug Gallery. When he was younger, he worked in his father’s store and enjoyed his experiences. It was from his father that he learned […]

Commission approves Meadows Village shopping center

It’s hard to keep track of all the shopping centers sprouting up in Temecula. To add to that growing list, on Oct. 8 the planning commission approved the construction of the 80,524-square-foot Meadows Village shopping center on Rancho California Road and Meadows Parkway.VenturePoint, a real estate group based out of Newport Beach, could begin construction […]

100 red balloons celebrate 100 new agents

A celebration of hundreds took place at the Keller Williams Realty Market Center in Murrieta to acknowledge Barbara Horan’s achievement of recruiting 100 agents in eight months. At the event on Aug. 31, she was presented with 100 red roses, one for each agent, and six yellow roses representing her staff. Keller Williams broker Mike […]

Fourth Street Antiques

The antique mall may be new, but from the outside Fourth Street Antiques blends right in with the western-themed feel of Old Town Temecula, making visitors think it’s been there since the 1800s. Western music coming from the store beckons tourists to come up to the covered porch for a peek, where they are then […]