The truth is out there! Local author to conduct wellness workshop

Long’s Drugs in Murrieta is proud to present a free workshop open to the community entitled “The Truth About Carbs” on August 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at their Murrieta store located at 23791 Washington Avenue.Everywhere we turn now, we are seeing “low carb” signs and claims. Some foods have always been low in […]

Local family asks for help

Mike Nordskog and his wife Cindy live right here in Temecula. Their family has lived in the area for most of their lives. Their extended family, Michael and Tina McCarbery, who reside in Cottonwood, Arizona, have a tragic situation, specifically as their niece, 20-year-old Stephanie, has been diagnosed with cancer. Amongst other hardships, this has […]

Cars and characters, Part III: the other Packard V-12 limo in Occupied Japan

Five-star General Douglas MacArthur was the Supreme Commander Allied Powers in the Post-WWII Occupation of Japan. My route to work took the Packard past the American Embassy, the General’s residence during his years as “SCAP”. General MacArthur worked a split-shift to accommodate the 12-hour time difference between the Pentagon and Tokyo. He left the Embassy […]

Rally supports Border Patrol agents

Despite the simmering heat, close to 300 people came out to support the Border Patrol’s recent efforts in rounding up illegal immigrants at a rally on July 24. The rally was held at the Temecula Border Patrol Station and representatives from multiple local political groups, politicians, activists and political candidates were in attendance. People gathered […]

Caring For Kids motorcycle ride

With a mighty roar, Harley and Indian motorcycle riders headed out from Java Junction in Lake Elsinore for an 80-mile scenic ride up to Idyllwild County Park.This was the first time this type of event has been put on by the Employees Association of Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD), with all proceeds going to […]

Pechanga’s Great Oak inspires awe

It is the oldest known coast live oak and it’s called the Great Oak. Experts at UCLA have estimated that the tree is between 1,500 and 2,000 years old. That means it could possibly have been a sapling at the time when Jesus walked the earth. A fascinating thought.The base of the tree is 22.8 […]

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 […]