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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Local Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $1.1 Million in Community Service Grant Funding

Over $1.1 Million in City grant funding is budgeted to be disbursed in 2023 to support charitable programs that exclusively benefit Temecula residents through the City's competitive FY22-23 grant program, Community Service Funding-Reinvestment in Temecula...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Temecula City Council Selects Zak Schwank as Mayor 2023 and James “Stew” Stewart as Mayor Pro Tem

On Tuesday, December, 13, 2022, during a regular meeting of the Temecula City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Zak Schwank was chosen unanimously by the Council to serve as Mayor of Temecula for 2023.    

Mayor Zak Schwank was reelected by District...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

City of Temecula Announces $500,000 in Grants to Temecula Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

The City of Temecula has launched its Mainstreet Digital Grant Program which will provide training and funding to brick-and-mortar businesses located in Temecula. Program is designed to assist with the creation of a digital presence while driving traffic ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Old Town Temecula Police Station to Expand in Early 2023

The Old Town Temecula Police Station is under expansion and soon will be the new home of the Old Town Metro Team. The ten-deputy Metro Team, currently based out of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station, is scheduled to relocate into the renovat...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day 10th Anniversary Celebration on November 15th

November 15, 2022 is the 10th Anniversary of Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day.  Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day was proclaimed a City holiday by the City of Temecula in 2012 to celebrate the native culture and...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

The City of Temecula Appoints Chris Durham as Police Chief upon Promotion of Zachary Hall

Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn and City Manager Aaron Adams announced today that Chris Durham, a Captain and 22-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, has been appointed as the new Temecula Chief of Police effective November 17, 202...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

City of Temecula announces a Rent Waiver Program for Business Incubator (TVE2) Tenants

To support entrepreneurs of the Temecula Valley, the City of Temecula has launched its Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE2) Rent Waiver Program. “As part of the City’s COVID-19 Community Reinvestment Program, $80,000 has been dedicated to waivin...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Traffic Alert: I-15 and I-215 Full Freeway Closure: Winchester Rd to Murrieta Hot Springs Rd

A second freeway closure is needed to prepare for the construction of the I-15 French Valley Parkway Interchange (Phase 2) improvements. For this freeway closure, Charter Communications needs to relocate its overhead telecommunication lines to accommodate...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange 10 Year Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening Celebration

The City of Temecula invites business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members alike to join us for the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE2) 10 Year Anniversary and Grand Reopening Celebration! TVE2 is a business incubator and regi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Traffic Alert: I-15 and I-215 Full Freeway Closure: Winchester Rd to Murrieta Hot Springs Rd

The I-15 French Valley Parkway Interchange (Phase 2) improvements are starting. To prepare for the start of construction, Southern California Edison needs to relocate its overhead power lines to accommodate a new freeway bridge to be built at the I-15 and...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

City of Temecula Closes Evacuation Centers for Fairview Fire; Coffee with the Mayor this Saturday

The second City of Temecula evacuation center closed today as Fairview Fire evacuation orders were lifted. The Fairview Fire began on Monday, September 5th in Hemet and spread quickly through dry, rural terrain towards Temecula Wine Country, burning 28,30...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

I-15 Full Freeway Closure is POSTPONED: Winchester Rd to Murrieta Hot Springs Rd

Due to the local impact of the Fairview Fire, the I-15 French Valley Parkway Interchange (Phase 2) improvement work scheduled for September 11, 2022, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. No freeway closures are planned for this wee...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Traffic Alert: I-15 and I-215 Full Freeway Closure: Winchester Rd to Murrieta Hot Springs Rd

The I-15 French Valley Parkway Interchange (Phase 2) improvements are starting. In order to prepare for the start of construction, Southern California Edison needs to relocate its overhead power lines to accommodate a new freeway bridge to be built at the...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

City of Temecula Announces $2.2M Million in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

In a vote that won unanimous approval by the Temecula City Council, $2.2 million in City funding will be allocated to support eligible nonprofit charitable programs that benefit Temecula residents.

Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn states, "The City of Temecul...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Traffic Alert: Temecula Parkway lane closures near Wabash Lane

Due to ongoing construction of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Temecula Parkway and Wabash Lane, there will be some continual lane closures starting April 26, 2022 through May 13, 2022.  

LANE CLOSURES: 

  • The left turn lane from...
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Posted on: February 16, 2022

City of Temecula to Host Urban Forest Summit on March 16, 2022

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The City of Temecula will be hosting an Urban Forest Summit as the first step in developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) for Temecula’s trees. Community members are invited to participate and share their thoughts about the opportunities, challen...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Founding City Council Member Peg Moore

One of Temecula’s founding City Council Members, Peg Moore, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  

Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn stated, “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Peg’s passing. She was a friend, a mentor and a leader that exempl...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

City of Temecula Appoints Community Services Director

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Following six months as the Interim Director of Community Services, the City of Temecula promoted Assistant Director of Community Services Erica Russo to serve as the City’s next Community Services Director. The vacancy resulted from former Community Serv...

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