From the Cul de Sac: 10 Reasons to Give Thanks for Living in Temecula

We are all thankful for parts of our lives including family and friends, our health or our continued happiness. But, as you try to come up with 24 items to fill those 24 days, Temecula residents should look no further then around their own community, as the area has so many unique traits and opportunities for which any resident can give thanks.

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fall in Temecula

From the Cul de Sac: 10 Signs It’s Officially Fall in Temecula

Here in Temecula, there are a couple of telltale signs of autumn which are unique to our hometown and probably familiar to many of you. I’ve made up a list of a few of my favorites.

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South Coast Blessing of the Wine Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival

From the Cul de Sac: Grape Stomp the Yard

To kick off the autumn season, many of Temecula’s wineries uphold the yearly tradition of the grape stomp and harvest festival. Grape stomps, just as it sounds, consists of participants standing in large bushels and stomping until their feet turn purple. Just like the classic I Love Lucy episode, its good, not-so-clean fun.

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Bundle of chile peppers

Old Town Gets Spicy with the Return of the Hatch Chile Festival

Fall may be in the air, but the temperature is rising when the annual Hatch Chile Festival returns to Old Town Temecula on September 17th and 18th. Though there are many types of chile peppers, the Hatch chile is specific to the Hatch Valley of New Mexico and is the signature vegetable of the state.

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Temecula Road

Teen Country Band Temecula Road are Headed For Success

Having just been added as the opening act for country superstars Sara Evans and Martina McBride, Temecula Road has reached the kind of success many new acts take years to achieve, almost overnight. But that skyrocketing success has seen its consequences for three performers so young.

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Stadium Pizza Redhawk

Business Spotlight: Stadium Pizza Redhawk

If you close your eyes and imagine the ultimate neighborhood hangout, Stadium Pizza Redhawk might be exactly what comes to mind. Stadium Pizza is a combination pizza parlor and sports bar, complete with sports memorabilia, long bench tables and tons of televisions perfect for watching the big game.

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Back to school, again

From the Cul De Sac: Back to School, Again

After interviewing other moms and dads I was obviously not alone in my glee about my kid going back to school. The many reasons parents are thrilled about the new school year ranged from more structure for kids during the day to less money for daycare to more wine tasting time, but one happy result of back to school season seemed to be the runaway favorite.

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Chess in Concert at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater

The Barn Stage Company Presents Chess in Concert

Broadway musicals have had an array of subjects ranging from gang wars to alley cats to man-eating alien plants. Chess the Musical takes a two-person intellect driven board game and uses it as the backdrop for drama, rock music and romance.

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Alaina Blair performs in Temecula Wine Country

Country Artist Alaina Blair Brings Original Music to Wine Country

As her own songwriter, manager and booking agent, vocalist Alaina Blair may be the hardest working artist for the new music generation. Performing at several venues in Temecula through the end of the year, including Lorimar Winery, Miramonte Winery and Public House, Blair is a Southern California native yet a country girl at heart.

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Together Freedom Fit Comp Benefits Victims of Sex Trafficking

Fitness Competition Raises Money to Combat Human Trafficking

On Saturday, August 13th, Together Freedom will be hosting the 2nd Annual Together Freedom Fitness Competition, at P4L Fitness in Temecula, as a way to raise funds to rescue young girls from human trafficking and provide them the services and support they need to recover.

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