Braynard bound for Coast Guard Academy

Katie Braynard, daughter of Nathan and Laura Braynard, has accepted a full appointment to the Coast Guard Academy. The 2006 graduate of Temecula Valley High School will report to the New London, CT, facility on July 3 for seven weeks of basic training before classes begin in September. “I always wanted to go into the […]

Supervisor Stone seeks high school students for youth council

Supervisor Jeff Stone is recruiting high school students interested in joining the Third District Youth Advisory Council for the 2006-07 school year. The council is part of the Riverside County Youth Commission, empanelled by the Board of Supervisors in January 1998 to offer advice on youth-related issues. To serve, students must attend high school and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]