Passion Play set for Easter Sunday

A Passion Play with all its drama will be performed by the youth counselors at Gem of the Valley Church in Wildomar. The play is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 27, at the church, 23510 Bundy Canyon Road. Together, a group of energetic performers will recreate the story of Passion Week in […]

Food Pantry seeks hams

The Community Food Pantry of Murrieta seeks 200 hams for Easter food baskets. The staff also hopes to replenish the pantry’s shelves. Needed are donations of cereal, peanut butter, jam, macaroni and cheese, potatoes, stuffing, canned vegetables, soup, beans, tuna and fruit. Donations can be dropped off at the back of St. Martha’s Second Hand […]

Easter program scheduled

Elsinore First Assembly’s music and dramatic arts department presents the Passion Play in the dramatic musical “Choices.” This powerful, original musical portrays the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Performances are on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, at 4 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 20, at 4 and 7:p.m. Admission […]

Pancake breakfast to benefit Special Olympics

Sponsored by The Original Pancake House, Temecula Fire Department and Sterling Senior Communities, a pancake breakfast will be held to benefit Special Olympics. The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 12 at Sterling Senior Center, 41780 Butterfield Stage Road in Temecula. The cost will be $5 per person. To learn […]

Deadline nears for egg hunt registration

The city of Lake Elsinore Community Services Department will host its fourth annual Flashlight Fun Hunt for children in grades four, five and six. This is a free event, but all children must pre-register because space is limited. The event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Lake Community […]

Youths cited in truancy sweep

During a truancy sweep last week, Lake Elsinore sheriff’s deputies found and detained 22 truant juveniles, all of whom were issued citations and returned to their respective high school campuses. The sweep was held between 8 a.m. and noon on Feb. 25, when deputies and personnel for the Lake Elsinore Unified School District patrolled the […]

Suspicious container containing water deemed safe

At about 7 a.m. on March 1, officers from the Temecula Police Department received a call about a suspicious sealed 20-gallon plastic container holding an unidentified clear liquid at Paseo Goleta and Rancho Vista roads. The container was found next to the east curb of Paseo Goleta. It was reported that the container had been […]

Temecula man struck and killed on freeway

A Temecula man was struck and killed when he got out of his vehicle after losing control of it and hitting the center divider, ending up in traffic lanes on southbound Interstate-15 north of Winchester on Sunday. Pronounced dead at the scene was Eric Eugene Stransky, 20, who got out of his car and was […]

Three arrested after car chase

Three people were arrested in Lake Elsinore after leading police on a wild chase in a stolen car on the afternoon of Feb. 24. Arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and evading peace officers were driver Virgil Lee Howard III, 22, of Lake Elsinore; Carmen Plesa, 28, also of Lake Elsinore; and Gabriel Watt, 29, […]

Man shot in Elsinore bar fight

A 20-year-old man was shot during a bar fight at the Bikini Beach Club in Lake Elsinore on Feb. 26. The victim, Calub Brown, was treated for his injuries, which were not life-threatening, at Inland Valley Medical Center. About 25 to 30 men were involved in the fight, which occurred at about 1:30 a.m. The […]