Vision of Temecula Education Center comes into focus

In 1985, Superintendent of Schools Pat Novotny asked a question: When will Temecula have a facility for higher education? Today, after 20 years, the question is finally being answered. Plans for the Temecula Education Center are finally underway. Last Wednesday the Planning Commission approved the AGK Group’s plans for building the education complex on the […]

Mayor bids tearful farewell

During his final Murrieta City Council meeting, supporters of Mayor Jack van Haaster showed up to thank him for his accomplishments on the council. “There aren’t really any words to say thank you,” said Councilman Doug McAllister. “What you have done for our city is appreciated.” Councilman Kelly Seyarto, who, along with McAllister, survived the recall […]

First Trap Shoot for Charity huge success

The First Annual Murrieta Fire Department Trap Shoot for Charity was held on Sunday, April 24, at the Temecula Valley Gun Club. There were 16 teams of four shooters for a total of 64 participants and many guests in attendance. More than $3,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society and the check will be […]

Alejandro Avila convicted of Samantha Runnion’s murder

After only nine hours over a two-day period, an Orange County jury returned with guilty verdicts against 30-year-old Alejandro Avila, convicting him of one count of murder, two counts of lewd acts upon a child and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion on July 15, 2002. Her nude and battered body was found the next […]

A Conversation with Congressman Darrell Issa

Representing a wide part of the Southwest County, including Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Sun City and Perris, Congressman Darrell Issa’s 49th District also encompasses Camp Pendleton and Oceanside to the west, and south into North San Diego County. Before his election to Congress, Issa was a high-tech CEO — the founder of Vista-based Directed […]

From the police blotter…

From the police blotter… Eight arrested on burglary charges Eight people were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and being under the influence of a controlled substance after deputies searched a Temecula Home in the 43100 block of Teramo Street. Taken into custody were Ryan Wallack, 19; Juref Monzon, 19; Daniel Thacker, […]

VanHasster out! Seyarto and McAllister in!

The results of the Murrieta City Council recall election were just hours old, and it appeared that two of the three candidates supported by Rescue Murrieta had been defeated, but recall leaders promised their efforts to oust the victorious city councilmen are just beginning. “Of course we are thrilled about Rick Gibbs winning and especially […]

Strut Your Mutt Dog Walk May 15

Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV) is hosting their third annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Walk in Murrieta to benefit the homeless animals in the community. Presented by Nutro, the event will take place on Sunday, May 15, at the California Oaks Sports Park in Murrieta on Cal Oaks and Lincoln. Registration is at 9:00 […]

Temecula youth to recreate pioneer trek

Pushing a handcart over rugged terrain, dressed as their ancestors did 150 years ago, cooking, eating and sleeping outdoors isn’t most teenagers’ idea of the way to spend a weekend, but that is exactly what is scheduled for 230 local youth at Vail Lake this Friday, April 29, through May 1. Beginning at 5 p.m. […]