Temecula council to seek help to fix I-15 gridlock conditions

Temecula council to seek help to fix I-15 gridlock conditions

Temecula officials concede that commuters passing through their city endure “unacceptable” gridlock conditions, and they are now seeking help from the state, area cities, the Pechanga tribe and an array of regional planning agencies. “It’s not all Temecula traffic. It’s a choke point,” Mayor Maryann Edwards said in a recent telephone interview. “We’ve been doing […]

Two incumbents, pair of high-profile challengers win seats in crowded Rancho Water board election

Two longtime Temecula-area water district directors easily won re-election but two others were ousted by a pair of high profile challengers. One of the successful challengers, Angel Garcia, tasted victory after repeatedly falling short in his bids to win seats on the Temecula school board and the Temecula City Council. The other winning challenger, Carol […]

Vail Lake calm as activity stirs at water district headquarters

Vail Lake calm as activity stirs at water district headquarters

Vail Lake’s surface and shoreline are still these days, silenced by a low water level and storm damage that has restricted boat and vehicle access. In contrast, lake issues are churning in the offices at the Temecula-area water district that spent $49.6 million nearly three years ago to buy 7,904 acres that encircle the reservoir […]

Temecula presses ahead with second Veterans Memorial at Duck Pond Park

Temecula plans to soon add another pearl to its necklace of sculptures and memorials at the popular Duck Pond Park. The recently approved memorial, dubbed “Fallen Heroes,” would be the second piece at the park with a military theme. The proposed memorial, which will cost about $184,000 to create and install, is intended to honor […]

Long wait ends with Temecula ramping up for freeway project

Work will soon begin on a $51 million project that is aimed at unplugging Temecula’s southern-most bottleneck. That start, which is now being painstakingly strategized and scheduled, marks a key juncture in Temecula’s 15-year push to unravel the knotted freeway ramps that serve the city’s crucial southern corridor. “We are so ready,” said Mayor Maryann […]

Shakespeare troupe turns 11 in Temecula’s vines

Shakespeare troupe turns 11 in Temecula’s vines

If all the world’s a stage, then Temecula’s wine country is certainly no slouch of a setting. Shakespeare in the Vines has turned the corner of its 11th season in what could be its permanent home at a storied winery. The company oozes talent as it draws its audience, actors and advisors from far a […]

Audi dealership hits high gear in Temecula

  The rhythmic thumps of a concrete pump truck on Temecula’s northern flank were music to the ears of city officials as they recently marked the start of work on the 17th new car dealership within their boundary. The ceremony to preview the arrival of an Audi dealership marked another milestone in Temecula’s march toward […]