Nearby DeLuz VFD receives county funding for two brush rigs

The allocation of Community Projects funds usually passes on the Board of Supervisors’ consent calendar, but on February 10 a last-minute modification turned out to be good news for the DeLuz Volunteer Fire Department as the department received funding for an additional brush rig.The supervisors approved $50,000 for the purchase of two used brush rigs, […]

Temecula/Murrieta developers bombard Water District, biggest influx since 1989

The Eastern Municipal Water District reported an increase in the number of projects submitted for plan check, with housing developers in Temecula and Murrieta bearing the heaviest load. The district area, which covers 555-square miles including Moreno Valley, Temecula, Hemet, San Jacinto, Perris, Sun City, Menifee, Good Hope and Mead Valley has been growing, but […]

Trying to get a picture of him

Parents, family members, school officials and students were all relieved the week of February 10 when a high risk sex offender, who was reportedly living in the Mira Loma Drive neighborhood, moved to the Mead Valley area. Darrell Edward Golem, 69, pleaded guilty in 1987 in San Diego County to nine counts of child molestation […]

Police and Fire Blotter

Four car accident snarls Interstate 15A traffic accident that occurred on Friday, February 13 at approximately 12:38 p.m., on Interstate 15 at Overland Drive, Resulted in multiple injuries. Christina Chomprasob, 23, of Desert Hot Springs was northbound on I-15 in a 1991 Toyota 4-Runner, north of Overland Drive, at approximately 45 mph when she failed […]

Niles honored for outstanding philanthropic work

As a fund-raiser for local non-profit groups, Carol Niles hardly seems like the tenacious type. Soft spoken and optimistic best describes this seasoned fund-raiser and founder of Safe Alternatives For Everyone (SAFE). SAFE assists families who have experienced or are at risk of abuse or violence.Niles is the honored recipient of this year’s Professional Women’s […]

It’s that time of year

Pull out your calendars and start marking the days for Temecula’s spring and summer events! No matter what your age or taste, there will be something for everyone.Thousands of car enthusiasts will be heading to Old Town on February 28 and 29 for Temecula’s 18th annual Good Old Days car show. The show is a […]

Community Announcements

Artists: 15th Annual Visual Expressions Juried Art Show Applications are available now for the Arts Council of Temecula Valley’s 15th Annual Visual Expressions Juried Art Show. Artists may enter as many as five works. Photos of artwork, accompanied by a completed application and initial entry fee will be accepted until March 12. Categories include Oil/acrylics, […]

Assembly Passes Haynes’ Bill to Protect Special Issue License Plates

Measure will establish constitutionally acceptable procedure for approvingnon-profit sponsored license platesSACRAMENTO-The California Legislature over the years have approved overfifty specialty license plates to raise money for various certified charities. This system allows drivers to pay extra for a license plate that sports a distinctive logo or picture to express his or her support. Examples of […]