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Temecula, CA
The City That Shines Through The Mist
Area Code: 951 - Zip Code: 92592

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Temecula's ideal location for growing grapes and producing award winning wines is due in large part to the climate and geography, bolstered by the Pueska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap. The gaps help create the Mediterranean like climate that is ideal for grape growing. Temecula Wineries
Old Town Community Theater
The Old Town Community Theater is a contemporary 362 seat state-of-the-art theater in the heart of Old Town Temecula. You can enjoy; concerts, musicals, plays, dance, youth theater, and visual arts exhibits by production companies and local community organizations.. More...
According to the United States Census Bureau, Temecula has a total area of 30.2 square miles (78.2 km2), of which, 30.2 square miles (78.1 km²) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.05%) is water.
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Temecula Wine & Music Festival

Every April/May the Temecula Wine and Music Festival is held at the Vail Lake Resort in Temecula. Come see some of the greatest Jazz musicians of our time. Mark your calendar and get ready for a great time. Artists like Michael Paulo, Gregg Karukas, Patrice Rushen, and many more. - More


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Bryant's swan song to light up All-Star Weekend
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans PelicansKobe Bryant has spent a career tormenting the Toronto fan base and now he is set to entertain it as the NBA's All-Star Weekend descends on Canada for the first time and welcomes Bryant for his swan song. Set to play in his 18th and final All-Star Game on Sunday, a kinder and gentler Bryant will continue a farewell tour that will conclude his legendary 20-season tenure in the league. The Toronto faithful harbor memories of Bryant registering 81 points against the Raptors in Los Angeles 10 years ago, but in this exhibition of stars they will cheer him on to rediscover old magic and perhaps claim a record fifth All-Star MVP award.

Oakland Raiders to stay put for 2016 season
NFL: Pro BowlOfficials for the Oakland Raiders said on Thursday that they have reached a one-year lease extension agreement, keeping the team in the San Francisco Bay Area city for the upcoming National Football League season. Raiders Owner Mark Davis told a news conference that its agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority also includes one-year extension options for the following two years to stay at O.co Coliseum. "My heart is here in Oakland, and if we can get something done, that's what I'm trying to do," Davis said, when asked about the team's long-term plans.

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South Africa's Pioneer Foods expects slower half-year
South Africa's Pioneer Food Group Ltd on Friday flagged an 8 percent growth in turnover for the four months ended in January, as it battles higher food inflation from a severe drought in Africa's most advanced economy. Pioneer, which makes staple foods such as maize meal, pasta and juices, said it expected a muted first half in the current financial year, largely due to the drought and compared with a strong performance a year earlier. "The maize industry has been particularly affected by the drought conditions, resulting in input costs rising 74 percent for the period, with a significant impact on Pioneer Foods' volume," the company said.

Yellen's dilemma: a downturn with no easy response
U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods. Fed chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers this week she was studying ways to "be prepared" in the event the current slide in world stock markets, concern about financial sector stress, and slowing economic growth all translate into a recession or another financial crisis.
   

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Welcome to Temecula - "The city that shines through the mist". One of Southern California's premier destinations. A city rich in history, natural beauty, rolling hills, picturesque vineyards and expansive views of the San Jacinto mountains make it a favorite destination for thousands of visitors.

In the 1700's The Shoshone indians made the Temecula Valley their home. They call it, "Exva Temeeku". Later the Spanish interpreted and spelled the word as "Temecula" and called the Indians living in the region as "Luiseños".

The first known European to discover the valley was Father Juan Norberto de Santiago, in October 1797, while seeking a site for a new mission. Temecula was one of the stops on the route of the Butterfield Stage and in 1859 became the location of the seventh post office in California. The first post office was in San Francisco.

In 1904, Walter Vail bought 87,500 acres (four Spanish land grants) and drove 1,000 head of cattle from Arizona. It was the last large cattle drive in the United States. It remained a working cattle ranch for the next 60 years. in 1882, when the Santa Fe Railway came through our valley, Old Town Temecula was born.

Many famous people "passed this way" including mountain men like Jedediah Smith, Indian scout Kit Carson and authors Helen Hunt Jackson and Erle Stanley Gardner that have had two Temecula schools name after them.

Temecula has approximately 100,000 residents. With neighboring Murrieta, on the northwest and the Pechanga Indian Reservation on the south, Temecula forms the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. The city is almost equidistant to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County. The I-15 corridor between Los Angeles County and San Diego was completed in the early 1980's and the subdivision land boom began.

Temecula was incorporated in December, 1989. Developers tried to change the name to Rancho California, but citizens voted to officially name the city "Temecula".



 
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