Race That Helped Put Lake Elsinore on the Map is Adjusted for Residents

Lake Elsinore city officials, the race promoter, and downtown area neighbors reached a preliminary agreement for a new route for the city’s historic motocross race, the Lake Elsinore GFI Grand Prix. The changed leg of the route would bypass Prospect Street, keep racers off main residential streets, and confine the course primarily to the dirt […]

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac to host National Child Passenger Safety Event

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highway crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children annually. In addition, more than 40 percent of children under the age of 8 who die or suffer incapacitating injuries in fatal car crashes are unrestrained. In observance of National Child Passenger Safety […]

Newsman Naiman places third in VIP Demolition Derby

It was Valley News Correspondant Joe Naiman’s first-ever demolition derby, but he was prepared. He brought a crash helmet (borrowed from race driver Dan Sauto of Kearny Mesa), gloves, heavy boots and a towel to wrap around his neck. He even came prepared with his own nickname, which is a must for demolition derby drivers. […]

Two perish in I-15 accident

FALLBROOK — Two men perished as a result of an accident that occurred July 25 on Interstate 15 south of Mission Road in the Fallbrook area. Daniel Luis Valle, 24, of Perris and Rogelio Carillo Jr., 18, of Wildomar succumbed to blunt force trauma injuries following the incident. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. Valle passed […]

Zember, Clarizio fifth at Lucerne Valley

Cory Clarizio and Jeff Zember returned to off-road racing June 25, and the two 1998 Fallbrook High School graduates placed fifth in their class at the Mojave Desert Racing Association competition in Lucerne Valley. The Toyota pick-up truck needed one repair on the course as well as pit maintenance following each lap, but it completed […]

Grandpa’s Truck

If trucks were human, you’d say this was a near-death experience that was saved by love. In fact, there’s a lot of love Mike Johnson has poured into his grandfather’s 1941 Dodge Half-Ton truck, which today is again just like new. It didn’t just happen. Mike grew up idolizing his grandpa, spending every possible moment […]

Ron Mintel

He’s a car enthusiast, yes, but Ron Mintel seems to have enough projects underway that you look around and wonder, “Just what doesn’t he do when not at work?” Mintel’s company is based in Temecula, but the products of the firm he heads are in use worldwide by printers of telephone directories. Seeing his drive […]

Car dealership celebrates 13 years in Temecula with tropical celebration

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac celebrated 13 years of service in the Temecula Valley with a week-long celebration. On Saturday, Feb. 26, the dealership transformed itself into an island paradise, complete with palm trees, a tropical buffet, and hula dancers presenting leis to attendees. The public was welcomed to attend the anniversary celebration at the Temecula Auto […]

Car buying made easy at Paradise

Car buying does not have to be as difficult as the stereotype eludes. Not only do Fleet Managers Becky Young and Craig McKenzie provide quick, easy and affordable deals at Paradise Chevrolet and Cadillac, but they truly love their jobs. The word ‘fleet’ can be misleading; Young and McKenzie provide service to everyone, whether it […]

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