Presidential collectibles and autographs displayed at museum

If you like Ike and Abe and other presidents, then you’ll like a special exhibit of their collectibles and autographs on display now at the Temecula Valley Museum. The exhibit runs through August 28 and has close to 100 items from the Chuck Bechtloff Collection. “We pretty much got one thing from each president from Washington […]

Juneteenth celebrated in Lake Elsinore

Saturday at Yarborough Park in Lake Elsinore marked the 140th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The modern celebration of the event commemorates African American freedom with an emphasis on education and achievement. On Saturday, June 11, besides a cookout, the Lake Elsinore branch of […]

Wildomar priests record CD for church fundraiser

With the love of God and songs in their hearts and voices during daily and Sunday masses as they lead their parishioners in prayer, two Wildomar priests combined their talents in a unique fundraiser to help build a church for their community. Monsignor Ching Encinares and Father Benny Justiniano of the Catholic parish of St. […]

Elks give out thousands in scholarships

The Lake Elsinore Elks hosted its 16th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner recently, an event coordinated by Freddie Gamble, Lodge Scholarship Chairman, who was assisted by wife Dorothy. Scholarships of $500 were presented to Desiray Frye of Ortega High School, Jamie Leach of Elsinore High School, Ashlee Lightle of Elsinore High School, Erin Pool of Linfield […]

Helping Hands for Humanity completes first project

Helping Hands for Humanity completed its first community service project on Saturday, June 4, in Wildomar. The program, an extension of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, offers the labor and expertise to complete home improvement and home repair services to homeowners in need, such as low-income, senior and disabled individuals. Examples of projects within the […]

Temecula Valley Elks honor Murrieta and Temecula middle school students

Temecula Valley Elks #2801 honored 62 middle school students at its seventh annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26. Students were recognized from 11 middle schools in the Temecula and Murrieta areas. Van Avery Prep Middle School provided the location and the refreshments. Each middle school was invited to submit the names of its top students […]

Learning to establish firewise communities; Fire Safe Council public meeting Monday, June 20

In recent years, the scientific study of residential fire prevention has made impressive progress. Researchers have analyzed brushfires in rural areas and developed modern safety guidelines for property owners. At the forefront of this effort is the National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program, a consortium of concerned government, private and nonprofit organizations including FEMA, the US […]

A Conversation with Mary Jo Caulfield

As the mother of two, Mary Jo Caulfield makes her children’s education a priority. As an instructional assistant in special education, Caulfield makes educating other people’s children a priority, too. And these are children who have special needs. They have autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and a number of other disorders that […]

Firefighters raise $25,000 for burn victims

A $25,000 check will be presented to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Burn Unit from Riverside County Fire Chief Craig E. Anthony and the Riverside Firefighters Golf Association. The money was raised during an April 28 Golf Tournament at Menifee Lakes Country Club. About 152 golfers from the Riverside County Fire Department, Casino Morongo and […]