Defensible space important for upcoming fire season

Spring is the time of year to make your home fire safe for the fast-approaching fire season by clearing dead and dying vegetation and flammable leaves, brush and dry grass within 100 feet of your home and other structures. For many years, clearance was required out to 30 feet from structures. As of January 1, […]

St. Martha’s new parish to be dedicated on May 22

The year 1991 proved to be historic for Murrieta and for the local Catholic community. That year, Murrieta officially became a city and St. Martha Catholic Parish was established in Murrieta. From Masses held in temporary quarters in the Murrieta Town Hall in Old Town Murrieta with 1,534 registered families to modular units on their […]

Young Marines earn national recognition

The Temecula Valley Young Marines (TVYM) received national recognition at the Young Marines Adult Leaders Conference on April 30. Out of 290 Young Marine units across the country and abroad, TVYM received top honors by coming in a close second for Unit of the Year. Battalion Commander Michael Guiles received one of the highest honors […]

Chase of stolen car ends in Redhawk

The serenity of a Redhawk neighborhood was shattered late Tuesday morning when law enforcement officers chased a stolen Porsche into the area. After the car chase, a foot pursuit and a search of a home in the area, Daman Green, 29, of Perris and Michael Roland Jones, 27, of Temecula were taken into custody. Police […]

Balloon and Wine Festival tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd Annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, June 3-5, 2005. The tickets are currently available at the Festival office at 27498 Enterprise Circle West, Unit 01 in Temecula, and online at The concert lineup includes an eclectic collection of headliners. Friday night features Eddie Money in […]

A Conversation with Councilman Doug McAllister

Relieved he survived but saddened by the loss of his council colleague Murrieta Mayor Jack van Haaster, Councilman Dan McAllister beat the recall by the widest margin of any incumbent. He talked with us about his job, his family, his friends and his enemies. And what’s next. On Rescue Murrieta: “Rescue Murrieta made a strategic […]

Council remembers David Michael

Temecula City Council members were sad to announce the recent death of friend David Michael, who was a key worker in planning and creating the Letters Home Veterans Memorial at the Temecula Duck Pond on Ranch California Road. Council member Mike Naggar asked City Manager Shawn Nelson to work on adding a plaque to the […]

Temecula Elks choose Officer of the Year

At a recent meeting, the Temecula Valley Elks presented Mike Wisener with the Officer of the Year Award. Wisner serves as the golf club chairman, golf tournament chairman, and on the board of trustees for the lodge. In addition, he can always be counted on to help on any committee requesting help. Wisner is committed to fundraising and […]

Wildomar MAC gets new council members

Former pro-Murrieta annexation advocate Joe McCabe and longtime Riverside County resident Roger LeClerc join the Wildomar Municipal Advisory Council (WMAC) at a time when the momentum in Wildomar is riding on a crest of community activism. With the unveiling of designs to re-open closed parks last month, the county’s recognition of a new Wildomar county […]

From the police blotter…Sweep snags truants

A truancy sweep was held in Temecula on April 27 focusing on students who are habitually absent from school. The operation, which took place between 8 a.m. and noon, focused on 57 students. Of that 57, 36 were found to be in school during the hours of the sweep, while four had moved. Out of […]