Murrieta Valley graduates 977 in class of 2005

With the weather warming and the flowers blooming, seniors at Murrieta Valley High School have been gearing up for the exciting end of their high school careers. May 14 marked the memorable night of their senior prom, which took place at Amada Plaza in Buena Park. Since then, there have been several events and activities […]

Local student earns national honor

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Francesca has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Nobel. “Francesca is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future.” “Our vision […]

New charter school to open this fall

A new educational opportunity is now available for kindergarten through ninth grade students in Southwest Riverside County. With a vision to develop, sustain and enhance the educational potential of children, the Santa Rosa Academy is a new public charter school located in Menifee. It will open in September. The process was begun in November and the […]

Students of the Year honored

Eight students and their families were honored at Sizzler’s Restaurant in Temecula on Monday, June 13. These students previously received recognition as Students of the Month over the past school year. They were selected by their teachers and school administrators based on their many achievements. Each Student of the Month recipient was asked to submit […]

Scholarships given at Vineyard Valley Women’s Club reception

The Vineyard Valley Women’s Club marked the end of another successful year by holding a luncheon reception at the Temecula Public Library on June 8. There the members celebrated the accomplishments of the club as well as that of four distinguished students. The Vineyard Valley Women’s Club is dedicated to helping the community in as […]

Controversial academy approved in preservation zone

Of the roughly 50 in attendance, more than 20 people signed up to speak on the matter of whether or not the four-building preschool with a 31-space parking lot should be permitted in an area zoned light residential and, according to the city’s newly adopted general plan, a parcel that is located within a rural […]

Chaparral graduates ROTC class

The Chaparral High School (CHS) Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) held its Fifth Annual Awards ceremony on Friday, June 3, in the CHS Performing Arts Center. Local veterans groups, including the American Legion, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution and AMVETS, presented awards to many of the outstanding cadets. […]

Elsinore High School’s FFA reaping awards

The future looks promising for the Elsinore High School chapter of Future Farmers of America. A recent Saturday barbecue at the school’s new and expansive farm grounds provided the perfect setting to celebrate another successful year. It was also a time to distribute a stack of awards and agriculture achievement pins to members from first […]

Well-respected Wildomar music teacher says farewell

Wildomar resident and music mentor Frank Dodini came to live in the Elsinore Valley in 1979. More than 25 years later, he leaves a legacy of thousands of students who have blossomed under his tutelage, learning to create music from acoustic and electric guitars, drum sets, piano keys and even their own voices. The familiar […]

California Lutheran High School to graduate 23

California Lutheran High School will graduate 23 seniors in the class of 2005, 19 of whom are college-bound. One has joined the Navy, one the Coast Guard and the rest plan to go straight into the job market, said principal Greg Bork. Krystle Williams, the class valedictorian, has earned a full ride to California State […]