‘Water wise’ Rose Haven Heritage Garden in Temecula

If you are planning on doing some gardening, why not plant some native California “water wise” vegetation? The Temecula Rose Society is doing just that. Members of the Temecula Rose Society gathered for an intimate groundbreaking ceremony on December 1 to commemorate a new garden that will be planted at the corner of Jedediah Smith […]

Murrieta gets new mayor

In step with the Murrieta City Council’s new policy to rotate the position of mayor, Mayor Pro Tem Kelly Seyarto was sworn in as Mayor at Tuesday’s council meeting and Councilman Doug McAllister was named Mayor Pro Tem. McAllister had been in line to replace Mayor Warnie Enochs, but he declined the position, saying he […]

A conversation with Kari Spencer-Hollis, president of Murrieta Rotary Club

Rotary International is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and the Rotary Club of Murrieta is doing a Centennial Community Project to commemorate the milestone. The project is Murrieta Through Time, which will be a permanent historical exhibit at the park currently under construction at Murrieta Town Square. The exhibit will have paved walkways, benches […]


November 2005 Students of the Month for the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lake Elsinore area, and the Murrieta area were recognized at a luncheon at Sizzler.

Lake Elsinore Winterfest warms hearts

Flashing red lights on a fire truck courtesy of Station #10 heralded the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick at the City of Lake Elsinore’s 14th Annual Winterfest Celebration on December 2. Twenty tons of snow and the chilly evening air made Santa Claus feel right at home in the historic downtown. After wishing everyone […]

Murrieta’s hometown tree-lighting features Carolers

Murrieta kicked off the start of the holiday season last Thursday with the lighting of the Christmas tree in historic downtown. About 150 residents and local dignitaries were on hand to witness the inaugural event. Mayor Warnie Enochs said a few words before the tree lit up. Enochs was flanked by all four city council […]

Serendipity brings Lake Elsinore Marine and two artists together in San Clemente Marine Corps monument

Attired in the Marine Corps “dress blue” uniform, a bronze statue of former Marine Sgt. Rob Elliott, 27, of Lake Elsinore salutes an American flag in Park Semper Fi and overlooks the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean in San Clemente. Commissioned by the nonprofit Heritage of San Clemente Foundation, the 400-pound, seven-foot-tall statue of Elliott’s […]

Threat of rain did not discourage Temecula Holiday Light Parade

Mother Nature cooperated with the citizens of Temecula last Friday night and didn’t rain — very much — on their parade, but the rain wouldn’t have deterred them from the promise of a free movie in exchange for a donated toy. Although forecast throughout the day and into the night, the rain held off and […]

Animal Friends of the Valleys joins Home 4 the Holidays

Animal Friends of the Valleys has announced they will join with Helen Woodward Animal Center, The Iams Company and more than 2,000 pet adoption centers for Iams Home 4 the Holidays 2005, an event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. By the end of the event on January 2, 2006, […]