Snowy Sunday

The people of the Temecula Valley were caught a bit off guard this weekend when it snowed quite unexpectedly. According to the Weather Forecast Office, the Temecula/Murrieta area gained about an inch of snow. The foothills got about three inches.Although there have been occasions in the past of light dustings of snow, the Weather Forecast […]

Temecula dedicates third memorial at Duck Pond

“Konnichi wa,” hello in English, was a common greeting at the dedication of the Japanese Garden at the Temecula Duck Pond Nov. 19. It’s has been 10 years since former Temecula Mayor Ron Roberts, now councilman, initiated a sister city relationship with Nakayama, Japan.As a celebration of the decade-long friendship, 10 delegates, including Nakayama Mayor […]

Senior center moves to new location

Earlier this month, the Temecula Senior Service Center of the Rancho-Temecula Area, Inc. moved to Murrieta. The new location is on 41538 Eastman Drive, just west of Jefferson in the ICP Building. The center moved from its location on Jefferson Avenue and Overland Drive in the Stater Bros. shopping center.Buell Pettit, the center’s non-profit organizer […]

Veterans’ memorial unveiled

The “Letters Home” dedication was held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at Temecula’s Duck Pond, where a good crowd turned out for the ceremony. The statue at the event, created by Fallbrook artist Christopher Pardell, was unveiled empty-handed, but as time passed, people began filling his hands with flags, flowers and photos of their loved […]

Don’t fret about choosing Thanksgiving wine

With Thanksgiving just around the corner — and it being the largest wine holiday of the year — there are probably many of you who are asking, “What wine do I serve with Thanksgiving dinner?”This leads me to the question, “Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?”As for our history, in 1789, following a proclamation issued by […]

Evans-Brown Mortuary works family-to-family

Before visiting a funeral home, one imagines it could be cold, sad, and impersonal. That is the exact opposite of the atmosphere found at Evans-Brown Mortuary. Rather, clients are treated more like members of the Luyben family, which owns the mortuary. With his calm, soothing voice and kind face, President Thaddeus Luyben, Sr., immediately puts […]

Meet the new sports editor at Valley News

It is my pleasure to introduce to you an exciting new era at the Temecula Valley News. Finally, we have a sports desk!As the newly appointed sports editor, my goal is to provide, alongside the talented staff writers, continuous, in-depth coverage of valley area athletics. Whether the game merits statewide or national attention, or just […]

City Council approves Overland Center project

Considered an “important corner” to city officials, MCA Architects, a developer based out of Corona, got the go-ahead to build a retail center on the northwest corner of Overland Drive and Margarita Road in the Overland Corporate Center.The City Council voted 4-0 on Nov. 9 to approve the multi-tenant building, overturning the Planning Commission’s denial […]

Up in smoke: the hookah craze

Perhaps you remember Lewis Carroll’s vivid description of a large caterpillar in “Alice in Wonderland.” “She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom, and her eyes immediately met those of a large caterpillar, that was sitting on the top with its arms folded, quietly smoking a long hookah, and […]