Registrar served with new suit

It’s been a less than magnanimous exit from public life for Mischelle Townsend, the controversial Riverside County registrar of voters who announced her resignation last month amid mounting allegations of electoral mismanagement and overzealous defense of Riverside’s Sequoia computer voting machines.Having lost a crucial legal battle in which she tried to challenge the state’s right […]

Citizens vow to keep Vail Ranch history alive

Ever wonder why there is a huge portrait of seven rugged cowboys on horseback on the east side of the Kohl’s store on Highway 79 South and Redhawk Parkway? For those new to the growing Temecula Valley, the portrait serves as the gateway to structures from a gone-by era in the four acres boarded up […]

A star is born

When 11-year-old Tori Kelly picks up a microphone and begins to sing, people listen. With a voice range like Mariah Carey and the singing style of Christina Aguilera, this sixth-grader is headed for the big time.Tori’s father Allwin, who plays in the local band 24E, had know for a long time that his daughter had […]

Help Becky take a deep breath

Jenny Lee has already suffered the unimaginable, when ten years ago she watched one of her daughters die after struggling with the ravishing disease cystic fibrosis. Now Jenny is reliving the lurid malady with her second daughter, who has been given only months to live unless she receives a lung transplant. Rebecca Lee is a […]

Salvation Army needs radio operators

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) needs dedicated, but not necessarily educated, volunteer radio operators. SATERN is a group of amateur radio operators willing to provide emergency communications support for the Salvation Army operations in local, regional, and international disaster and emergency situations. No experience is required! SATERN provides periodic training through both […]

Local church makes impact on community

Dave Barrett, resident manager at Oak Tree apartments in Temecula, has been so pleased with the outpouring of love and time offered by members of the Rancho Community Church that he contacted the Valley News requesting the word be spread about all the work they do for the community. “I really appreciate the efforts the […]

Community Announcements

Lets Play Poker Pechanga Resort & Casino is quickly gaining attention across southern California for the great gaming action that goes on around the clock in the Pechanga Poker Room. Now there’s more cause for excitement with the inauguration of No Limit Hold ‘Em live games like players see on television in the World Poker […]

From the Police and Fire Blotter

Local school robbed On July 16, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police/Sheriff’s Station were notified of a burglary in progress at Goodhope Elementary School, located at Theda Street and Ellis Avenue. Based on the proximity of the school to the city of Perris, deputies assigned to the Perris police/sheriff’s station also responded to the […]

Keep the sweeps

Temecula has become the center of the storm regarding the battle against illegal immigration. Just weeks ago the Border Patrol’s Mobile Task Force started a “sweeps” program to detain and deport illegal aliens. Illegal alien activists protested this policy at the Temecula Border Patrol Station.Now citizens are coming to Temecula from all over Southern California […]

Wildomar to reopen parks

There was standing room only as residents gathered at a recent Wildomar Municipal Council meeting to listen to County Supervisor Bob Buster discuss the fate of Wildomar’s closed parks.Supervisor Buster told the crowd of Wildomar residents that there is enough money available from the county to reopen four parks for up to three years. The […]