Old gold mines surround the hills of Menifee Valley

Old gold mines surround the hills of Menifee Valley

Most residents of Menifee know that the city’s namesake is a gold miner, Luther Menifee Wilson, who used his middle name when he filed his claim at the patent office in San Diego County in 1880. His mining district and the many other mines and mining districts in the area will be the subject of […]

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 […]

Inaugural San Jacinto Heritage Festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21

SAN JACINTO – The San Jacinto Unified School District, in partnership with the city of San Jacinto, the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, the Hemet San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce and the San Jacinto Education Foundation, invites the community to attend the inaugural San Jacinto Heritage Festival, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. […]

The Mormon Battalion enters the Temecula Valley

The Mormon Battalion enters the Temecula Valley

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News The Mormon Battalion of 1846-1847 came about as a matter of mutual assistance between the American government and the Mormons. President Polk was looking for aid in fighting the Mexican-American War, and the Mormon leader Brigham Young was looking for help in moving his religious community westward. An agreement […]

Temecula Historical Society to present two-part program on Chinese in San Diego County

Temecula Historical Society to present two-part program on Chinese in San Diego County

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society will present a two-part program on the Chinese in San Diego County during the 1880s including the Chinese workers on the California Southern Railroad in Temecula Canyon, July 24. The California Southern Railroad was in San Diego County before the formation of Riverside County. Dr. Susie Lan Cassel, professor of literature and writing at California […]

Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting focuses on handwriting to determine personalities

Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting focuses on handwriting to determine personalities

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society will present a unique program 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, for people who are interested in knowing about the personality traits of their ancestors based on looking at handwriting samples. Paula Sassi, a certified master graphologist, will present principles of handwriting analysis in her program “What Was Great-Grandpa Really Like?” She will […]

Temecula Valley High School to present ‘The Legendary Earp Clan in Southern California’

Temecula Valley High School to present ‘The Legendary Earp Clan in Southern California’

TEMECULA – Nick Cataldo, a writer and historian from San Bernardino, will present “The Legendary Earp Clan in Southern California,” Monday, April 24. The lecture will be held at Little Temecula History Center, 32075 Redhawk Parkway, located next to Kohls at the corner of Wolf Store Road and Redhawk Parkway. While the story of Wyatt Earp […]

The History of Temecula’s wine country

Southern California is a dream vacation spot for millions of individuals from around the world. Temecula Valley welcomes approximately 3 million of those visitors yearly. Nestled in rolling hills, Temecula’s wine country epitomizes the easy, relaxing, carefree spirit that people long for. The fusion of Southern California’s laid back style and the relaxing vibe in […]

American pickers to film in California

American pickers to film in California

TEMECULA – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the rest of the team from the television show American Pickers are excited to return to California to begin filming episodes throughout the region in spring 2017. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Wolfe […]

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