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 […]

Rally observes two-year mark of Iraq war

Marine Lt. Col. Paula Graver (Ret.) has been holding troop rallies on the corner of Mission Trail and Diamond Drive in Lake Elsinore every Saturday for two years. On a recent Saturday, a special rally was held to mark the two-year anniversary of the war in Iraq. Supporters honked, waved and shouted as they drove by […]

Temecula Valley Elks Lodge installs new officers

The Temecula Valley Elks Lodge #2801 recently held its installation of officers for the coming year at the Temecula Community Center on Pujol Street. The new officers include Exalted Ruler Diane Farrens; Leading Knight Bob Farrens; Loyal Knight Gary Pangborn; Lecturing Knight Ed Offer; Esquire Bob Walker; Chaplain Bryan Barefield; Assistant Chaplain Howard Cunningham; Inner Guard […]

Olivia Newton-John to perform to benefit breast cancer foundation

Australian singer Olivia Newton-John will be performing at the hottest new stadium seating concert venue in Corona, and she has requested that 50 percent of the profits be donated to the Inland Empire affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! Newton-John will be performing on April 21 at Stage 1 at Candlewalk, located […]

Third and final Murrieta debate is over

At the March 30 debate, Mayor Jack van Haaster and candidate Richard Gibbs entangled themselves in verbal debates while 19-year-old candidate Casey Evans steered clear of the bickering. During the candidate questioning, Gibbs was given an opportunity to ask the Mayor a question regarding the voices behind the recall signatures. “Eight thousand people said we […]

Two Murrieta police dispatchers honored

Julie Shannon remembers the chilling 9-1-1 call like it was yesterday. “I just murdered someone,” the voice at the other end of the phone said. Shannon, a veteran 9-1-1 dispatcher with the Murrieta Police Department, remained calm and listened to the man as she gathered information for officers sent to the scene. “I tried to assure […]

Seyarto defends recent letter at city council meeting

While Hope DeSmith attended the April 5 city council meeting, Councilman Kelly Seyarto defended his recent ‘letter to the editor’ about the senior citizen in the Temecula Valley News. “[That letter] wasn’t meant for public release.” Seyarto went on to say that the Temecula Valley News was not familiar with Murrieta’s local politics, since they […]