Arts, Dining & Entertainment

  • Guests Wined, Dined & Laughed at Rancho Damacitas’ Intimate Evening

    Guests provided rave reviews and looked forward to next year’s event.  The event began with VIP transportation on the Dream, Hope, Inspire, Courage and Believe Shuttles provided by Stryder Transportation and Temecula Winery Transportation. Guests’ first stop was at Ponte Family Estate Winery where they were entertained with live music by Desert Rose and nibbled […]

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  • Family First – The Family Behind Wilson Creek Winery

    My relationship with the Wilson family dates back to 2009. I had just launched my website, WINEormous, and saw Bill Wilson on Mornings on 2 on the Los Angeles Fox affiliate. It was harvest time, and Bill was talking about the grapes that had already been harvested and shared his thoughts on how he envisioned […]

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  • Diego de Jesus Mondragon

    When he was seven, he found a red and white record player in his dad’s closet along with a stack of Herb Alpert albums. He picked up his violin and began playing along, realizing he had an “ear” for music. He first began wanting to play after his first concert at age 10 when he […]

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  • 17th Annual Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival

    The City of Temecula will be hosting the annual Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival on June 9th, 10th, and 11th  located in the heart of Old Town Temecula. Now in its 17th year, artists of all mediums will participate in Temecula’s Art & Street Painting Festival. This 3 day extravaganza is giant, colorful and […]

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  • Temecula’s 4th of July Parade Entry Applications Now Available

    The City of Temecula will be hosting the annual Temecula Community Pride 4th of July Parade on Tuesday, July 4th located in the heart of Old Town Temecula. Application for Parade Entry are available online for download at http://temeculaca.gov/4thofjuly. The application and fee deadline is Friday, June 3rd.  Notifications of accepted applications will be sent […]

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  • Kelly Orchard Releases Her 2nd Book – ‘Apple a Day’

    When you discover that your purpose is to grow, life takes on new meaning. Like tending a garden in each of the four seasons, your personal growth process needs nurturing to thrive. When you learn how to plant and tend these “seeds of growth,” they create potential for growth in your personal and professional life. […]

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  • The Broken Yolk

    So a recent morning found me in Temecula looking for lunch and in the neighborhood of the Broken Yolk Cafe on Ynez. Even though the Broken Yolk has a great lunchtime menu of burgers, soups and salads, I opted for a Border Benedict, one of six distinct Benedict styles they offer. The Border Benedict features […]

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  • Nestle Toll House Café Opens in Promenade Mall

    The brand’s first Temecula café is owned and operated by husband and wife franchisees Rob and Gina Hernandez. They moved to the area from Madison, Wisconsin, last June and have three of their four children among their 20 employees. “Gina and I couldn’t be more excited about opening Temecula’s first Nestlé Toll House Café by […]

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  • Bamboo House – Temecula’s Hidden Treasure

    Chase has local roots in the Temecula Valley, and he and Executive Chef/owner Dong Ho pay tribute to the region in everything they do. Local wines are prominently featured, and they use only the freshest ingredients, choosing local at every opportunity. Bamboo House features local musicians, with violin virtuoso Diego de Jesus Mondragon performing nearly […]

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  • JDS Creative Academy Presents Digifest May 5-7

    Though Cannes, Sundance, and other film festivals remain popular, the past few years have given a rise to the film festival’s cutting-edge “offspring”—the digifest. Digifest 2017 presents “All Things Digital,” which encompasses not just films, but video, logos, real-estate renderings, music, video games, photography, art—basically, if you can create it or enhance it digitally, it […]

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  • 13th Annual ‘Evening Under the Oaks’ Gala and Silent Auction

    “Evening Under the Oaks” is a relaxing and enjoyable night out featuring delectable food and beverages from a variety of the area’s best restaurants and winery sponsors. Guests are invited to mingle as they place bids in the Silent Auction including an extensive array of enticing items, generously donated by local sponsors. Also, back by […]

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  • Rancho Damacitas Hosting Intimate Evening Through the Vines

    Wine, Dine & Laugh Your Way through an Unforgettable Night Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services will hold its 2nd Annual Intimate Evening in the Vines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The event will be hosted by Rob & Trish Shea, teachers and community advocates for foster youth. “We love that Rancho Damacitas provides such […]

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  • The Bridge on Third Opens in Temecula

    ‘The Bridge on Third, the newest food venue in Temecula is definitely a hit among visitors and Temecula Valley locals.  It offers the best version of traditional English food with a modern flare.  All food and sauces coming out of the kitchen is flavorful and made from scratch.  Fresh fish brought in daily; the handmade […]

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  • Michelle’s Place ‘Pink & Black Spring Fling’ at Galway Downs May 19th

    This is the first year Michelle’s Place has hosted an event at Galway Downs with Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center, a management company that manages the events at the beautiful equestrian center. This collaboration promises to deliver a spectacular event! This year, guests will enjoy a champagne reception, cash bar and silent auction outside the […]

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  • Leaving a Legacy at Thornton Winery

    “We’ve had a good run,” he told me, when I asked him about the awards Thornton wines have been accumulating. The wines he has been crafting have picked up several gold and silver medals over the past few years. “Bronze doesn’t count,” he said. “It’s like a tie.” Two years ago Thornton’s Barbera picked up […]

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  • Friday Night Live at Thornton Winery

    We will be rockin’ the house with some live music, dancing, great wine and food from our specialty created menu.  6:00pm to 9:00pm Friday, April 7th – Featuring:  “LIFETIME ROCKER” Food & Wine available for purchase. Cost: FREE – Reservations:  Call (951) 699-0099 or online to “Open Table”   Friday, April 14th – Featuring “MISSY […]

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  • Thornton Winery’s 29th Annual Champagne Jazz Concert Series

    As of press time, this year’s lineup had not yet been announced, but concert series manager Tonya Wake says this year is certain to be another stellar one. Thornton Winery president Steve Thornton and his dad John are gratified when they look back and see what this iconic concert series has evolved into. “Looking back, […]

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  • Ken Rice to Receive a Great Honor for Musical Achievement

    “Music has always been my life” Ken Said & he is also a nightly & well received entertainer. “I don’t know any Saxophone players can sing great too, and play everything from Sinatra to Emenim” said one his many faithful followers. He provides everything musical from his Single to a 6 piece band, and there […]

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  • Campsites on Sale March 7th

    Each year campsites at Lake Skinner during the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival sell out in less than an hour. Campers have the best seats in the house for the early morning hot air balloon launches as they awake to skies filled with colorful balloons. This year’s event is June 2-4,  and reservations for […]

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  • Balloon & Wine Festival Wins CalFest Awards

    The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival gained two more first place Celebration Awards for the 2016 event at the California/Nevada Festivals and Events Association (CalFest) Convention January 20, 2017.   The first place awards were for “Best Digital Marketing Campaign” and “Best Press Kit.” Celebration Awards are given each year to events for outstanding […]

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  • A Love Story for the Ages

    Rosie had just graduated from Iowa State and was setting up an Easter Seals cerebral palsy center for children in Boise, Idaho. Gerry had graduated from the University of Minnesota and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Air Force ROTC and was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho. On a train ride home to Iowa […]

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