KZSW-TV to air AIDS awareness movie on World AIDS Day

December is AIDS Awareness Month. In recognition of this, Temecula-based KZSW-TV will air “Fearful TRUTH,” a documentary about the AIDS epidemic in one California community. “Fearful TRUTH” examines the AIDS epidemic in Alameda County, where a state of emergency was declared in 1998. The film looks at the spread of the disease in the county’s […]

Workshop to help computer buyers

On Monday, December 11, the Murrieta Senior Center will hold a two-and-a-half-hour workshop that will help anyone who is looking to buy a computer but doesn’t quite understand what they want or need. This session will share four easy steps to ensure the right purchase. The workshop will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. […]

Classes help cancer patients cope

The American Cancer Society is hosting a series of free educational classes for cancer patients and their families, where patients can participate by simply dialing the phone. As part of the Society’s many free patient service programs, “I Can Cope” is a monthly series of educational classes held by teleconference for people facing cancer. Patients […]

Murrieta schools earn funds from Altura Credit Union

Altura Credit Union recently made donations totaling $8,200 to nine area high schools and Riverside Community College by rewarding the schools for prowess on the football field. Altura sponsored the homecoming game for $500 at each participating school then added $100 for each quarter the home team was ahead, with an additional $100 if the […]

Garden Club ‘Plants the Promise’ in school gardens

For the past several years, Temecula Valley Garden Club has made school gardening one of the most important and exciting community service projects it supports. This year has been no exception. Sharrie Chandler, the Youth Gardens Chairman for the Temecula Garden Club, and her committee of garden supporters continue to work with the Youth Gardening […]

Temecula City Council proclaims Monday ‘Family Night’

In support of National Family Week, the Temecula City Council adopted a proclamation suggesting families “set aside every Monday per week as family night” at their meeting on November 14. The proclamation, put forward by the Southwest Riverside County Interfaith Council, recognized that “quality time together provides an opportunity for parents to reinforce family values […]

First 5 shares ways to spend quality time with your child

The rush of the holiday season is approaching! This time of year often brings feelings of excitement, anticipation and anxiety. For many parents, whether they work fulltime or not, it can be particularly challenging to spend quality time with their young children. First 5 Riverside highly recommends parents and caregivers set time aside daily to […]

Patriot’s Pen winners celebrated

Three winners of the 2006 Patriot’s Pen essay contest were recognized last Saturday, November 18, at Fallbrook’s VFW Hall. Patriot’s Pen, themed “Citizenship in America” this year, is an annual essay-writing contest that gives students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades the chance to express their views on democracy. Celebrated last weekend were (from […]

‘My School!’ campaign unites charters in support of school choice

Temecula Preparatory School in French Valley has announced its support for the “My School!” public awareness campaign launched in an effort to mobilize parents statewide to find charter schools for their children. The California Charter Schools Association kicked off the campaign with the introduction of, an interactive Web site that includes a map of […]

It’s time to ring the bell

Area residents are invited to attend the Wildomar Elementary School Bell Rededication Ceremony on Saturday, December 9, at 2 p.m. at the school (corner of Palomar and Central streets). The school bell, monument and tower have been lovingly restored by community volunteers. Ceremony-goers will learn about the past and celebrate a bright future. Two time […]