NAACP scholarship fundraiser set

The Lake Elsinore/Southwest Riverside County NAACP will hold its annual scholarship banquet and Storm baseball game from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 8 at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium. Tickets are $40 per adult, which includes the Storm baseball after dinner. Dress is baseball game casual. The scheduled speaker for the evening will be […]

Temecula Valley Elks honor scholarship winners

Temecula Valley Elks #2801 honored six students and their families at a recent dinner. The lodge presented awards and certificates to the six winners of the lodge competition for the Elks National Scholarship contest. Each winner received a scholarship from the Temecula Valley Elks Lodge to help with college expenses. Scholarship applications were judged on […]

Local on Dean’s List

Temecula resident Jonathan B. Jackson of Temecula made the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Azusa Pacific University. Jackson is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Christian School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Jackson.

Local songbird to compete for top honors

Murrieta resident Katherine Ascani is a finalist at the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards. She will be competing for either first or second place on April 29 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. She was selected as a finalist in the classical division from among 150 singers. Katherine, 17, is a junior with a […]

Temecula Elks donate dictionaries to third-graders

Recently Bob and Diane Farrens, representatives from the Temecula Valley Elks, visited Temecula Preparatory School to distribute dictionaries to the third grade classes of Mrs. Jonec and Mrs. Woodruff. Each student was given his or her own dictionary. This is part of a national program called the Dictionary Project, which is designed to aid third […]

Drug and alcohol awareness program aimed at students

Taking a lesson from the history books, Van Avery Prep played host to the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) program on its 500-plus-student campus. Targeting middle and junior high school students, the 45-minute program demonstrated the difference between making a good decision and a bad decision. The assembly-style program featured video clips and relevant music […]

Bargains galore at community swap meet

The Chaparral High School Education Foundation will be sponsoring their annual community swap meet Saturday, February 25, in the parking lot at Chaparral High School, 27215 Nicolas Rd. (corner of Winchester and Nicolas) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide array of vendors, crafters, antique dealers and garage sale items will be available for an outstanding […]

Help name Murrieta’s new high school

Murrieta Valley Unified School District is accepting suggestions from students, parents, district staff and community members for a name for the third high school that will be built on 62 acres off Los Alamos Road. The deadline for submitting name suggestions is February 15. In the past the district has chosen school names that represent […]

CSUSM Extended Studies offers Global Commerce Certificate

Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM) Extended Studies now offers a 61-hour certificate program to help business owners and other executives expand their reach into markets around the world. The series of classes will meet on the CSUSM campus and begins with an introductory session on February 7. To obtain more information or to register, prospective […]

Student loans a ticket to debtor’s prison?

Student loans used to be the way to a better life through a better education. Today, more and more borrowers in the Temecula Valley are regarding them as a ticket to debtor’s prison. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can garnish a student loan borrower’s Social Security check if he defaults […]