Valley News’ Groves graduates

Valley News’ Groves graduates

Valley News’ own Alex Groves graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in a ceremony held on campus at Titan Stadium on Saturday, May 16. Groves said he began writing for the Valley News as an intern back in 2010 as a senior in high school. “I started writing for Valley […]

Student of the Year program honors 7 LEUSD seniors

LAKE ELSINORE—Seven Lake Elsinore Unified School District seniors were recognized on Monday, May 11 as Students of the Year under the auspices of the Student of the Month program, founded by Sally Myers and BMW Management, Inc., in partnership with the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce and LEUSD. Student of the Year honorees were selected from among 52 Student of […]

Local residents named to Dean’s List

TEMECULA—John Kroencke of Menifee was named to the Dean’s List at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va. for the spring 2015 semester. To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Brooke Pernice of Murrieta qualified for the spring 2105 Dean’s List at Belmont University […]

Thompson Middle School honored as Gold Ribbon School

MURRIETA—Thompson Middle School is one of 193 California Gold Ribbon Middle Schools for 2015. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently notified Thompson Middle School Principal Dale Velk that the school is being honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. Velk said, “We are honored to have been selected as a […]

City of Temecula offers Summer Enrichment Camps

TEMECULA—Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? The Temecula Community Services Department is offering over a 100 partial or half-day summer enrichment camps for kids and teens. These exciting fun-filled camps are a great way for kids to enjoy their summer vacation. Check out the following camp listing and be sure […]

Local residents receive college degrees

TEMECULA—Taylor Brianne Edwards of Murrieta was among about 2,900 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on May 8 and 9. Edwards earned a B.A. degree. Amanda Ann Abbott of Temecula and Carli Jaymes Smith of Temecula were among 316 graduates who received degrees from Concordia University, Neb. Abbott earned a B.S.Ed., L.T.D. […]

Chaparral High School Honor Guard selected

TEMECULA—The Chaparral High School 2015 Honor Guard is composed of junior class academic leaders, with a grade point average of 4.00 and above. These exemplary students have been chosen to participate in the 2015 commencement to lead the seniors through the graduation ceremony. The students selected to the CHS 2015 Honor Guard are: Alyssa Alegre, […]

CHP offers training for teen drivers and their parents

TEMECULA—The California Highway Patrol is teaming up with local teenagers and their parents/guardians to kick off a program specifically geared towards the reduction of collisions and injuries involving teen drivers. This innovative program is called Start Smart. Start Smart addresses traffic safety issues that directly affect new drivers in a way no other program does. […]

Local residents graduate from Army and Air Force basic training

TEMECULA—Army Pvt. Anthony L. Pangallo has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Pangallo is the son of Cory Pangallo of Murrieta. He is a 2013 graduate of Kootenai High School in Harrison, Idaho. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and […]

Altura Credit Union Partners with Cal State San Bernardino to bring 40,000 new books to local students for free

RIVERSIDE—Altura Credit Union and the Watson and Associates Literacy Center at Cal State San Bernardino are working together with the nonprofit First Book to bring 40,000 new books to children across Riverside County. Altura and the Literacy Center are seeking Riverside County teachers and educators from all grade levels who are interested in obtaining free […]

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