Elks honor law enforcement personnel

Recently, selected law enforcement officers and emergency personnel were honored at a special dinner hosted by the Temecula Valley Elks. The officers were nominated by their respective agencies for their outstanding service to the public. Each received a plaque from the Elks for their dedication and commitment to thecommunity.

Congress votes to support music education

As more and more school districts across the nation face budget constraints and possible program cuts, the U.S. House of Representatives joined together Tuesday to recognize the importance of music education as a key component in a well-rounded academic curriculum. The House passed, by a vote of 402-0, a special Congressional Resolution, introduced by U.S. […]

From the Police and Fire Blotter

Man shot in the back dies, suspect at large On Thursday, May 6, at approximately 5:10 p.m., officers from the Moreno Valley Police Dept responded to a call regarding a man that was shot. Upon arrival, officers found Joseph Moreno, 27, of Moreno Valley, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the back. Emergency medical personnel […]

Community Announcements

Walk for the Cure this SaturdayThe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host its annual Walk-A-Thon, Walk for the Cure, this Saturday, May 22, beginning at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula. The event begins with registration and check-in at 7:30 a.m. The 10k walk starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call Corporal Dennis Gutierrez […]

Military News

Tamai graduates from Lackland AFBAir Force Airman Benjamin J. Tamai has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field […]

Spencer 2nd in SCRA Barona debut

The Sprint Car Racing Association made its Barona Speedway debut May 1, and Temecula’s Mike Spencer finished second in the main event.The second-place finish was the highest ever for Spencer in an SCRA feature. \\"I’m happy with that,\\" he said. \\"Second place is pretty good. It’s definitely not as good as a win, but it’s […]

Citizens vent over state spending

In an effort to trim excess fat off California’s budget, two state lawmakers turned to local residents for solutions to improve government spending. What state Assemblyman Ray Haynes and state Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth got was an earful on issues ranging from the cost of illegal immigration to bureaucratic misspending. The “Suggestion Box” town hall forum […]

Hollingsworth Names Woman of the Year

Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) announced Friday he has named Stephanie Schwetje of Murrieta as Woman of the Year for the 36th Senate District. In 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Stephanie organized an effort to mail care packages to the marines and sailors of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion with donations from the residents of Murrieta and […]