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  • Welcome to Another Edition of the REALTOR Report!

    I just got back from another conference with colleagues around the country, and the same story continues – inventory shortages and housing affordability remain top concerns for everyone. However, some good news was announced last week that will help with the affordability, and that’s the increase in Conforming and FHA loan limits. This increase will […]

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  • The City of Murrieta Thanks Former Mayor Scott Vinton for Service and Appoints Council Member Warren During City Council Meeting

    During the Murrieta City Council Meeting, the community honored outgoing mayor Scott Vinton, andalso swore in new Murrieta City Council Member Cindy Warren. Regional dignitaries, Council colleagues, family, and staff expressed gratitude for former Mayor Vinton’s dedicated service. In August of this year, former Mayor Vinton submitted his Murrieta City Council resignation effective at the […]

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  • The City of Murrieta Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    The City of Murrieta is proud to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Murrieta for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. This award highlights the […]

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  • The “Best of the Best” Chevrolet Dealers were Recently Honored at the General Motors Dealer of the Year Award Ceremony

    The Dealer of the Year program honors dealer partners who have done an exceptional job toward GM’s collective goal of earning customers for life.  To receive this honor, a Dealer must be a top performer in Sales and Customer Satisfaction.   Dealers also must show commitment to these areas on a long-term basis by retaining customers […]

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  • Long-Serving Menifee Assistant City Engineer Yolanda Macalalad

    On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the Menifee City Council during a regular scheduled City Council meeting, officially congratulated and recognized long-serving Menifee Assistant City Engineer Yolanda Macalalad on her announcement of her upcoming retirement, effective December 30, 2021. The Menifee City Council and key executive city staff honored Macalalad for her service since 2014, starting […]

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  • It’s Time to Step It Up!

    Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency across California, urging residents to reduce their water use after the state saw its second-driest year on record. The state is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, according to the governor’s office. August 2021 was the driest and hottest August on record since the state began […]

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  • DigiFest Temecula Opens Submissions to its 6th Annual Digital-Media Festival

    The sixth annual three-day festival, DigiFest Temecula, hosted by nonprofit JDS Creative Academy, has opened submissions for the 2022 digital-media competition. Categories include short film and video, animation, game design, music, photography, digital art and illustration, podcast, and website design. Anyone and everyone is welcome to submit their work! Students still in high school are […]

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  • Burke Takes Seat as EVMWD Board President

    LAKE ELSINORE, CA – Director Darcy M. Burke was elected president at Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s (EVMWD) Thursday board meeting after a 5-0 vote by the board. Burke has extensive experience in the water industry and has focused her professional efforts on strategic planning, operation efficiencies, communications, and legislative regulatory affairs. After serving as […]

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  • 2021 City of Menifee Receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

    On December 7, 2021, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the City of Menifee received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2021/2022 budget. This is the City’s first GFOA Budget Award and is the result of a cross departmental collaboration in the City’s continuous efforts of operating as a responsive […]

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  • It’s time to Step It Up!

    Governor Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency across California, urging residents to reduce their water use after the state saw its second-driest year on record. The state is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, according to the governor’s office. August 2021 was the driest and hottest August on record since the state began […]

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  • Operating a Consulting Service

    There are differences between running a business that provides goods and one that provides a service. Most notably is that there is no tangible product with a service. Providing a service is a great way to generate income on a full or part-time level. Some include pet services like walking or sitting. Some consumers will […]

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  • Tune In to Temecula Presents 2022 Classical Series at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater

    The Old Town Temecula Community Theater invites audiences to experience Temecula Presents’ 2021-2022 Classical Series featuring class acts of long-time favorites and brand- new friends. The Season launches on SAT, JAN 8, 2022, at 7:30 pm, with the Delirium Musicum, a self-conducted, ethnically diverse chamber orchestra dedicated to providing vibrant and engaging musical performances that […]

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  • New Interfaith Council Officers Elected

    The Interfaith Council of Murrieta & Temecula Valley at a recent monthly meeting elected its officers for the coming year. Those elected as co-chairs were Lina Akari, member of the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley, and Beth Schweighofer of Hospice of the Valleys as treasurer, Jim Willis of Center for Spiritual Living of the Temecula […]

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  • Michelle’s Place Celebrated Their 20th Anniversary

    Thank You to All Those Who Helped Michelle’s Place Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary   It was an amazing evening celebrating 20 years of service to cancer patients and their families. Over 250 people toured the newly constructed Center, enjoyed the silent auction, inspiring survivor stories and live music by HyjNx. Michelle’s Place looks forward to their […]

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  • Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley’s Christmas Tree Lane

    Christmas Time is Here, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley’s Christmas Tree Lane is Open The Christmas season is officially upon us. When the Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley (Habitat) Christmas Tree Lane display goes up at Promenade Temecula, Christmas time is here. Since 2006, Habitat’s signature event, Christmas Tree Lane is known as a symbol […]

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  • Economic Development Coalition Hires Executive Director

    Award-winning economic development veteran to bring new direction to the regional economic development organization Temecula – The Economic Development Coalition has hired long-time Idaho economic leader Connie Stopher as its new executive director after an extensive nationwide search. Stopher had been the Executive Director of Southern Idaho Economic Development, based in Twin Falls, prior to […]

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  • Margaret Rich Awarded Woman of the Year for the California Senate District 28 GAIT Therapeutic Riding Program Serves Special Needs Community

    Local business owner, equestrian and longtime Temecula Valley Resident Margaret Rich has been named Woman of the Year for the California Senate District 28 in recognition of her non-profit Green Acres Interactive Therapy (GAIT) therapeutic riding programs that provides support to children and adults with special needs in our area. The award was presented to […]

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  • 2021 Tech Gift Ideas – Giving the Gift of Upgrade

    When working through your Christmas list, think about what might be the best upgrades to give for 2021.  Here are some ideas. Smartphones are always a great gift idea but even more so for someone on your list that needs an upgrade. With better cameras, 5G connectivity, larger storage, and faster processors the owner of […]

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  • Professional Women Toastmasters Participates in Playhouse Blitz for Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley

    Professional Women Toastmasters participates in Habit for Humanity Playhouse build with Eric Bunge, Outreach Director and Tammy Marine, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley benefiting local first responders and healthcare families. Participants are gifted these playhouses as a surprise and proceeds raised by playhouse builds provide direct support to Habit for Humanity programs […]

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  • New Immigration Attorney Joins REID & HELLYER Law Firm

    Reid & Hellyer, A Professional Corporation, welcomes Ednna Meraz Ibarra as an associate attorney in its Murrieta office. Her practice focuses on immigration and business transactional law. Ms. Ibarra heads the firm’s immigration practice and handles family and employment-based immigration matters. She also practices business transactional law. Ms. Ibarra is fluent in Spanish and English. […]

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  • Use Water Wisely This Winter

    Water conservation is no longer an emergency response to a drought. It is a way of life across California, where water is needed to support out growing economy and population and sustain us in linger and more sever dry periods that accompany climate change. Southern California has faced some of the hottest and driest years […]

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