Local student graduates from Springfield College

Temecula resident Denise Parker recently graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science degree. Founded in 1885, Springfield College in Massachusetts is a private, coeducational institution that emphasizes the education of leaders for the allied health sciences, human and social services, sports and movement activities and the arts and sciences.

Free art classes for youth available

The Arts Council of Temecula Valley is taking applications for the free Summer Youth Art and Music Institute. Classes are held at several locations in Temecula and Murrieta. Art classes are available for youth K-12. Music classes are available for third through fifth grades. To learn more call the Arts Council of Temecula Valley, (951) 695-ARTS or […]

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve to host art exhibit

The Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation and Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District will host an opening for the Ecological Reserve’s Ninth Annual Art Exhibition on Saturday, July 8, from 7 until 9 p.m. Titled “Connections: A Celebration of Beauty and Biology,” exhibited artwork will compliment interpretive displays showcasing the importance of the reserve in […]

Transportation forum aimed at commercial passenger vehicles in Wine Country

The Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking a step forward and offering a Transportation Forum for the many San Diego County, Orange County and local transportation companies who provide wine tours to the Temecula Valley Wine Country. In an effort to encourage partnerships between wineries and transportation business owners and drivers, this forum […]

Noted bluesman to perform at winery

Award-winning San Diego guitarist Robin Henkel plays blues with intensity, erupting at times with a fiery musical passion that’s best expressed through hollers, growls and yelps. Toe-tapping quickly gives way to full-throttle foot-stompin’ at Henkel’s shows, especially when he’s performing primitive Mississippi Delta blues. As an added treat, he frequently goes out into the audience […]

Wiens Family Cellars move into new facility

Last year I had an opportunity to visit the Wiens Family Cellars on a media visit with Linda Kissam, executive director of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. For the past six months the Wiens Family operated from a temporary 750-square-foot tasting room. Wiens Family Cellars is now getting ready to move into a new 12,000-square-foot […]

Concert to feature classic surfer music

A concert starring The Duo-Tones featuring surf music legends Paul Johnson and Gil Orr is set for 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, at Temecula’s Leonesse Cellars. Johnson is best known for The Belairs’ “Mr. Moto” and The Surfaris’ “Wipeout,” and Orr “Pipeline” by The Chantays. These two masters for surf instrumental music will also […]

Rubberboy to appear at Diamond

Referred to as “the most flexible man alive” by “Ripley’s Believe it or Not,” Daniel Browning Smith, AKA Rubberboy, will twist, bend and dislocate his body this Saturday, July 1, as he entertains the fans of the Lake Elsinore Storm Minor League Baseball team. Rubberboy, presented by Coca-Cola, will be performing between innings during the […]

Old Bricks, New Lights, Temecula Goes Live!

The stars will be aligned to shine brightly in Temecula this fall. The City of Temecula will begin celebrating life through the arts at the new 362-seat, state-of-the-art Old Town Temecula Community Theater on Main Street in the heart of Old Town Temecula. There will be six days of celebration during the grand opening festivities scheduled from […]

Disneyland still magical at 50

Disneyland is giving itself a 50th birthday bash and we’re all invited. The party began on the fifth of May and my family and I visited on the eighth. When I passed through the turnstile, the employee greeted me with a hearty “Welcome home” in keeping with the 50th anniversary theme, “Happiest Homecoming on Earth.” […]

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