Community forum looks at comprehensive approach to homelessness

Community forum looks at comprehensive approach to homelessness

Roughly 200 people gathered at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Nov. 13 for a panel on homelessness that included city officials, law enforcement officers and religious leaders. The event, moderated by Rancho Community Church pastor Scott Treadway, gave officials a chance to talk about the homeless situation in Southwest Riverside County and what they […]

Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency medical technicians flooded a Pechanga Resort & Casino parking lot as dozens of people – many seen complaining of injuries – were rushed out of the nearby employment training building. Several onlookers watched calmly from a nearby parking garage. The surreal scene was part of a planned active shooter training […]

Large housing project to come before Temecula Planning Commission

Large housing project to come before Temecula Planning Commission

A large housing development that will bring about 1,750 residential units to the foothills west of Old Town Temecula is slated to come before the city’s planning commission, Nov. 15. The project, known as Altair, would bring a variety of residences to that area, including detached single-family housing, multiplexes, rowhouses and live/work spaces that combine […]

Hemet sisters, both in their 90s, are avid dancers at the Temecula Stampede

Hemet sisters, both in their 90s, are avid dancers at the Temecula Stampede

Sisters Eveline Baldock and Elsie Shallenberger of Hemet are regulars at the Temecula Stampede in Old Town. They get dressed up and greet all their friends every Friday and Saturday. Country music rings out through the air as teens and young adults line dance across the Stampede’s hardwood floor, and Baldock, 90, and Shallenberger, 91, […]

Man suspected of burglarizing Temecula home, setting fires and stealing homeowner’s vehicle

Man suspected of burglarizing Temecula home, setting fires and stealing homeowner’s vehicle

Deputies on Saturday, Nov. 11, arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of burglarizing a Temecula woman’s home, setting two fires and stealing the woman’s vehicle, sheriff’s officials said. Jack Lee Larrabee, 28, of Corona was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, carjacking, arson and first degree burglary. He was booked into […]

School memories grow

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News My husband and I moved to Temecula in 1979, when we were both hired to teach at Temecula Middle School. I was hired as teacher No. 50 in the district, and he was No. 51. He was hired to keep class sizes to 21 students. In those days, there […]