Hometown spirit parades through historic Lake Elsinore

With a visual buffet of more than 100 entrants, from the swirling hems of colorful Ballet Folklorico dancers, drum majors leading middle and high school marching bands, energetic cheerleaders and waves from Snow White and Santa Claus, spectators cheered and clapped during the city of Lake Elsinore’s Unity in the Community parade on Saturday, November […]

Lake Elsinore Boys & Girls Club celebrates grand opening

About 200 people attended the opening of Lake Elsinore’s first Boys & Girls Club amid balloons, music, food, drink and dignitaries all giving each other well-deserved pats on the back for bringing the club’s plans from mere dreams to a solid brick and mortar structure. Showered with the lion’s share of the credit were Lake […]

Wildomar town meeting Nov. 18

Vital transportation projects; sheriff’s programs to promote safe, secure neighborhoods; and plans to restore and open three parks will be among topics discussed Saturday, November 18, at a Wildomar town meeting hosted by Supervisor Bob Buster. The meeting will be an open forum for residents to ask questions and share opinions and ideas about important […]

Knights sponsoring food drive

Lake Elsinore Knights of Columbus Council #7809 is collecting non-perishable goods for their annual Christmas basket deliveries to needy individuals and families. They are hoping to collect enough donations to fill 75 to 100 baskets. The scouts from Troop 99 and Pack 99 will make help make deliveries. Please leave donations at the St. Frances […]

Unofficial Elsinore/Wildomar election results indicate potential changes

(A representative of the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office said by phone Tuesday morning that final election results will not be determined until sometime next week. Absentee ballots are still being verified and tabulated for a final vote count. As of press time, 120,000 ballots were left to be counted.) Running neck and neck […]

Elsinore sphere of influence request of Wildomar property approved by LAFCO

Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) commissioners approved an expansion of the city of Lake Elsinore’s sphere of influence (SOI) into the boundaries of the unincorporated community of Wildomar in a 4-1 vote on October 26. The next step for the south Orange County-based developer Trumark Companies and the city of Lake Elsinore will […]

Lake Elsinore scouts exchange Tootsie Rolls for charity

Standing outside the exit of Albertson’s in Lake Elsinore on a Sunday afternoon as bright as the yellow vests they were wearing, the Boy and Cub Scouts of Troop 99 and Pack 99 were patiently collecting castoff coins and dollars from shoppers to help 100 developmentally disabled adults stay on the road to independence. The […]

Magical world of books comes to life at Mission Trail Library

A coffee table slowly floats into the air. A young girl peeks around it in amazement. A sleeping woman elevates sidewise while leaning on a pole against her arm. Gasps of surprise erupt when she awakens and gently bicycle kicks in the air. The magical sleight of hand performed by Rafael and his assistant Katia […]

Elsinore park receives funding, Alberhill Boys & Girls Club set to open

A downtown Lake Elsinore landmark is about to receive some TLC. A construction bid to revitalize the nostalgic City Park, built by volunteer labor in the 1970s between Library Street and Limited Street on the Main Street thoroughfare, was approved by the city council at its October 24 meeting. The total cost of the project […]

Elsinore voters to decide whether city treasurer to remain elected

The “F” doesn’t stand for finances, but the arbitrary lettering of Measure F might as well be. Lake Elsinore voters will settle the question whether the city treasurer shall be appointed or elected. A “yes” vote chooses appointment of the treasurer by city officials, while casting a “no” vote means the election of the treasurer […]