A Conversation with David Mathewson

Anyone who is familiar with Temecula’s Planning Commission is familiar with David Mathewson. Mathewson was elected chairman of the commission in January of this year; however, he is already serving his second three-year term as a planning commissioner. Married with three children and an eight-year resident of Temecula, Mathewson was an ideal candidate for chairman […]

Temecula continues proactive approach against West Nile Virus

Temecula continues proactive approach against West Nile Virus The city of Temecula continues to take a proactive approach in dealing with the West Nile Virus issue. Code enforcement, public works, and now the Temecula Community Services Department will be patrolling the city to locate areas or standing water where mosquitoes breed. Once these locations are […]

Confident prosecution finishes Avila case early

Orange County prosecutor David Brent concluded his case against former Lake Elsinore resident Alejandro Avila, 30, last Tuesday after three weeks of evidence including testimony from 35 witnesses. In the last stage of the assistant district attorney’s presentation, a forensics expert from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police compared the footprint found at the crime scene […]

Police officer pleads not guilty in child molestation case

Toby Freestone, a San Diego Police Officer living in Murrieta, pleaded “not guilty” to seven charges in a child molestation case before Judge Hider at the Southwest Justice Center Friday, April 8. His father and counsel accompanied Freestone to court. When asked for his plea, Freestone calmly answered, “Not guilty.” Freestone, charged with giving alcohol […]

From the police blotter…Sheriff to continue fighting crime with grant money

Riverside County Sheriff Bob Doyle, on behalf of the county, is applying for $253,859 in Justice Assistance Grant funds available through the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance. The grant program allows states, tribes and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime […]

County trails create critical links through the Temecula Valley

A patchwork of regional and community multi-use trails crisscross the Temecula Valley, waiting for development to catch up to the utopian vision of the Riverside County General Plan. Ironically, fees collected from developers determine the pace of trail implementation. According to Riverside County Trails Coordinator Dan Nove of the Regional Park and Open-Space District, it […]

Lake Elsinore superstar remembered

The late Thelma Ball of Lake Elsinore would have loved a good celebration for her friends at the senior center, but next week the party will be in her honor. At 1 p.m. on April 20, friends, family and community leaders will dedicate a building at the Lake Elsinore Senior Center in honor of her […]

Farewell to a Pontiff

A mass attendee touches the portrait of Pope John Paul II at a novena said Monday night for the late pontiff at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Temecula.

Permanent makeup has lasting appeal

It is often joked about how long it takes women to get ready in the mornings. With the ever-growing cosmetic field, women have to spend more time each day picking out their perfect shades and colors in everything from eyeliner to lipstick. In addition, perfecting makeup techniques is not easy for everyone. Now, permanent makeup […]