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Two children killed in two-vehicle wreck in Menifee

A two-vehicle collision in Menifee killed two children, who were ejected from a pickup truck, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 14. The crash occurred about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, on Domenigoni Parkway, between Laguna Vista Drive and Leon Road, according to the Menifee Police Department. Capt. Dave Gutierrez said 18-year-old Logan Shell of Corona was driving a Ford F-150 pickup going west on Domenigoni Parkway when, for reasons unclear, he allegedly veered into the adjacent westbound lane and hit a Chevrolet Silverado pulling a trailer and occupied by five people, including two children, Legend Aries Girard, a 1-year-old from San Jacinto, died along with a 16-year-old boy, whose name has not been released. “As a result of the collision, the Chevrolet lost control, crossed o.
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Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Riverside

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Riverside: 1. Parkside Medical Building, 8990 Garfield St #12 951-688-5232; 2. 7117 Brockton Ave (951) 782-3653; 3. 3361 Market Street (951) 680-1145; 4. 8280 Magnolia Ave (951) 687-1308; 5. 3440 La Sierra Ave (951) 352-1933; 6. 3520 Tyler St
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Wildomar Council amends its Housing and Safety Element to meet Fair Housing standards

The Wildomar City Council, considering their five-year Housing and Safety Element to bring it up to the latest state mandated Fair Housing requirements, made several amendments to the city’s Housing Codes at their Oct. 13 meeting. The city had to amend a number of requirements in their housing codes for any new apartments, condominiums and apartments to allow for better access for lower moderate income families in need of affordable housing. It would allow for more apartments in smaller areas of land, more amenities and parking that eliminated most new single family home development zoning standards. The city held a number of public meetings on the housing and safety element plans to review the new standards set by the state that attempts to address the state’s housing shortage a.
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The Winery Review: Cougar Vineyard & Winery

The Mystery Wino Welcome to fall in Temecula! Time to unpack those wool sweaters, stack a cord of firewood by the back porch, and retrieve the snow blower from the shed. Winter is coming. Just kidding. Harvest time in Temecula is usually scorching and this year is no different. Despite the heat, I love early fall in wine country. The ardent anticipation of hundreds of winemakers, owners, and wine lovers hangs palpably in the air. Each year’s harvest, crush and press are like final exams for which the grades will be largely unknown for another year. It’s also a perfect time to visit the wineries, where new vintages, smaller crowds, cooler temperatures (eventually), and an overall more pleasant winery experience await. The Background I have to admit that until fairly recen.
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San Jacinto Valley women don’t give up

The annual San Jacinto Valley Women’s Conference has raised and awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to deserving women since its first conference in 2012. The nonprofit usually hosts its annual event in February but due to pandemic-related restrictions, this year’s conference didn’t happen until Oct. 7. This year’s theme of “Women Don’t Give Up” seemed to address both the postponement and the personal stories of some of the guest speakers. The event attracted 85 women, and a few men, to the Elks Lodge in Hemet. San Jacinto Unified School District’s Dawn Lawrence emceed for the second time. On behalf of the San Jacinto City Council, councilmember Brian Hawkins presented a Certificate of Recognition plaque to SJVWC President Dee Cozart to express its sincere appre.

Haunt of Halloween Brings Terror to Mission Viejo, CA

Haunted mazes are the rage during the Halloween season, and Southern California sees its fair share of big attractions including Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. For those in the Mission Viejo area, there’s the Haunt of Halloween at Kaleidoscope, a creepy experience featuring entertainment and a spooky maze for those wanting to stay local.
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Lake Elsinore City Council gets third quarter update on law enforcement

The Oct. 12 Lake Elsinore City Council meeting’s first order of business was to hear the 2021 third quarter statistical update from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office, presented by Lt. Jim Rayls. Covering the period of July through September, patrol officers made 182 felony arrests and 370 misdemeanor arrents. Assaults were the most reported violent crimes; no homicides were reported. Larceny theft topped the list of property crimes during that period. Total traffic citations issued were 453 in July, 459 in August and 420 in September with three fatal collisions during the quarter. Average response times remained consistent. Rayls provided the first report of statistics from the recently installed Flock Safety cameras. He said the technology has enabled them to make 19 arrests, rec.
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Temecula-based Gridopolis among 10 tabletop games to earn 2021 Mensa Select® award

Temecula – Following four days of nonstop gameplay at Mensa’s 2021 World Gathering, American Mensa and Mensa members have recognized Gridopolis and nine other tabletop games with the coveted Mensa Select award. Awarded annually by a judging panel of Mensa members, the Mensa Select seal indicates that a game is distinctive, challenging and thoughtfully designed. Additional criteria include good value for the price, easy to comprehend and play, and fun factor. “We developed Gridopolis to push the boundaries of what tabletop strategy games can be,” Dave Schultze, Founder and CEO of Gridopolis Games said. “We’re honored to earn the coveted Mensa Select seal and for being recognized as a well designed, challenging tabletop experience.” Gridopolis is an innovative 3D table.
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Stampede’s inaugural Oktoberfest brings German culture to Old Town Temecula

Hannah Hanford Writer Oktoberfest, held Oct. 9-10 at the Temecula Stampede located in Old Town was a German inspired event with German beer, bull riding, Bavarian bands and food that brought together residents and visitors to celebrate German heritage. The inaugural event was well-attended and those participating enjoyed live music, drinks, food and more, providing an immersive cultural experience for all ages. “For the last 20 years the Temecula Stampede has been really stagnant,” Stampede Manager Steven Merems said, “same thing every weekend and the owners wanted to bring something new into the community.” Stampede bartenders Kimberly Riley and Adam Reinwasser pose for a photo dressed in their German a.

El Toro girls volleyball sweeps Tustin to make strong return to playoffs

LAKE FOREST >> El Toro’s players performed like playoff veterans, which they were not. None of the Chargers on the girls volleyball team had played in a CIF Southern Section playoff match before Thursday. They made the most of the opportunity, sweeping Tustin 25-14, 25-11, 25-14 in a Division 3 first-round match at El Toro High.
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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibit at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library in October

TEMECULA – During the month of October, the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, will be the home of the Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote pop-up exhibit from the National Archives. The exhibit marks the Centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in August 1920. The 19th Amendment allowed fuller citizenship for many women across the country and paved the way for universal women’s suffrage in 1965. The pop-up display was originally scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary in 2020 but was postponed due to library closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Too important to be forgotten, the pop-up exhibit was rescheduled for October 2021. The Temecula Valley American Association of University Women offered to join in t.
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Vineyard Place names community relations director

Adrianne Brouckaert has been named community relations director for Vineyard Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Murrieta. In this position, she will be responsible for community outreach and marketing. Brouckaert previously was sales director for Felicita Vida Senior Living in Escondido. She was also community relations director for Las Villas De Carlsbad in Carlsbad. She brings over 10 years of senior living experience to this position. She earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. Vineyard Place is located at 24325 Washington Avenue in Murrieta. Submitted by Anthem Memory Care.