Two Temecula writers receive awards

Kelly Bell and Rebecca Farnbach recently received awards from the San Diego Christian Writers Guild during the annual awards luncheon. Bell, the author of inspirational articles, received an honorable mention for her article “Ice Bag,” published in the Vineyard Press. Farnbach, co-author of “Images of America: Temecula,” received the Writer of the Year award for her published […]

‘Mrs. Beasley’ and ‘Journey’

This week, the Pets of the Week are a cat named Mrs. Beasley and a dog named Journey. Mrs. Beasley (held by helper Mary) was spayed last weekend, is current on shots and has an excellent temperament. She is good with kids and other cats. “Journey” is a 1-year-old lab mix. She is spayed and her […]

Rain causes wrecks in Riverside

Local fire personnel respond to one of the eight collisions reported on Monday, January 2, as a storm front moved through Southwest Riverside County, bringing with it rain, wind and chilly temperatures. Because of the slippery roadways, two of the collisions involved multiple vehicles, said CHP Spokesman Ron Thatcher, who called them “just a mess.”

Temecula Music Festival announces call for entries

Full Value Entertainment is now announcing a call for entries for the 2006 Temecula Music Festival. All artists are encouraged to enter this year’s festival, as it will be showcasing live music performances and visual art relating to music (poster art, album covers, t-shirt design). Applications will be accepted from January 4 until February 11 […]

Ron Roberts to take over helm as Temecula Mayor

Residents of the city of Temecula have a new mayor, Ron Roberts, as of January 1 but had no say in deciding if Roberts was the best choice to lead the city on its charted course. The mayoralty in Temecula is an appointed position rather than an elected one, and the city council, rather than […]

Cowboy Christmas allows Hassinger contact with Western discipline

Alex Hassinger, whose career as a racehorse trainer includes six years with Allen Paulson and two years with Laura de Seroux, is now the regional representative for a veterinary product and made inroads into the Western discipline during the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show which was held December 1-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “I […]

Wellness Spa helps people look and feel their best

FALLBROOK — Are you beginning to feel the stress of the holidays or are you looking for the perfect gift? The Fallbrook Wellness Spa can help you through the season with your gift-giving needs! Or treat yourself and take a break from the demands of holiday shopping with a treatment that will relax and rejuvenate […]

Explosion at Temecula Valley High School

An explosion occurred at 10:44 a.m. on December 16 in a chemistry lab at Temecula Valley High School. It has been reported that 43 students have been injured. One male was airlifted to a medical facility; two were transported by ground ambulance and 40 were treated at the scene for their injuries. Those treated at […]


In the November 10 issue of the Village News, the engagement announcement of Jennifer Gee Albarran and Michael Scot Oslund was headlined “Gee-Oslund engagement announced.” The headline should have read “Albarran-Oslund engagement announced.” We apologize to both the couple and their families for this error in publication.

Arraignment again postponed for Temecula murder suspect

The arraignment of murder suspect of Gustavo Valencia, 19, of Temecula was postponed for the second time on October 21. Ingrid Wyatt, spokeswoman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, said it is uncertain if the arraignment on October 28 will go off as planned. “Usually it’s a defense motion to postpone the case so […]