Temecula Sister City Association: building bridges with other countries

The Temecula Sister City Association has been providing multiple opportunities for the community to understand the culture of their Sister Cities in the Netherlands and Japan. They’ve hosted wonderful annual cultural events and also sent individuals abroad to learn more about their neighbors living across the ocean waters.Currently, the association has an existing exchange program […]

Wildomar to remain whole Bid to annex to Murrieta denied by LAFCO

The County Local Agency Formation Commission voted 4-3 to deny Murrieta’s attempt to annex the southern portion of Wildomar. The Commission’s decision Thursday will keep the 118-year-old community of Wildomar unincorporated.On Thursday, more than 150 residents packed the meeting room at the Perris Water District to voice their opinions on the city of Murrieta’s bid […]

Ivy’s heart: part I

In a time and place where hope is sometimes all people have, one family faces a second Christmas not surrounded by the lights of a Christmas tree but by the lights of a critical care unit room at Palomar Hospital. As dark and bleak as that room can be, it’s filled with a family’s love […]

Temecula City Council bids farewell to Jeff Stone

The Temecula City Council meeting on Tuesday December 14th was replaced by a celebration in honor of Council Member Jeff Stone, for 12 years of service to the city of Temecula. It was a full room in City Hall, with the audience ranging from young to old, all to give thanks and fond wishes to […]

It was a winter wonderland in Murrieta

Though the sun was slowly melting the snow on Saturday morning, the children were still able to have some great sled time at the California Oaks Sports Park. With endless energy, the children raced down the snowy slope over and over again.The morning winter ensemble of hats and gloves were cast aside as the summer-like […]

Temecula Valley Museum: Going back in time to understand Temecula’s roots

Temecula Valley Museum is a place where visitors of all ages can take a step back in time into Old Temecula. While there’s something to learn for everyone, it’s truly a child-friendly destination, since it’s made learning an enjoyable experience.Upstairs is the ‘All Touch History’ section, and it’s a great place to bring a camera.“Here, […]

Working dogs help people lead everyday lives

For many, turning on a light, handing a check to a bank teller or picking up something is second nature, but for a disabled person, these everyday tasks can be difficult. At Canine Support Teams, dogs are trained in these areas and then teamed up with people in need of their assistance. Amazingly, the cost […]

Federal court sides with San Diego water board in sewage discharge case

Monday, a federal district court judge sided with the San Diego Regional Board and ordered the United States International Boundary and Water Commission to set a compliance schedule for the selection and implementation of remedies that will prevent the further discharge of untreated or partially treated waste to the Pacific Ocean.The Commission, a federal agency, […]

About 5,000 enjoy Winterfest in Lake Elsinore

Santa Claus and about 30 tons of snow arrived in Lake Elsinore Friday night for the annual Winterfest celebration, with about 5,000 people turning out for the event on Main Street. Lines were long for the two snow ramps, but 6-year-old Tracey Miller said the wait was worth it. “I am going to ride my […]

Book signing set for Temecula writer’s first effort

Wanda Scott Bledsoe’s sister has everything, so when the holidays come around, it is especially difficult to buy a gift for her.One year when Bledsoe asked her sister what she wanted for Christmas, the answer surprised her. What she really wanted was for Bledsoe to bake rolls for Christmas dinner from “Aunt Zelma’s recipe.”The light, […]