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

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Since 1984 The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival welcomes guests from all over Southern California as they enjoy local food, wines, dance to music, laugh, fly with balloons and camp at beautiful Lake Skinner. Go ballooning
Temecula Certified Farmer's Market
Stroll down to Old Town Temecula and enjoy the casual atmosphere in the open air amongst Old Town Temecula's historic landmarks and unique architecture, every Saturday from 8 am - 12:30. The Farmer's Market has something to offer for everyone. "Certified" ensures that produce are grown locally, and are sold by the grower.. More...
Discover one of Southern California's premier wine destinations. With over 30 wineries you can enjoy wine tastings from award winning wineries, great food, concerts, and much more. Take a limousine wine tour, or a hot air balloon ride. Go wine tasting
























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Temecula Valley Museum

Founded by Sam Hasson, Nancy (Hicks) Maurice, and Tony Tobin, The Temecula Valley Museum has been a local attraction since 1985. The goal of the museum is to accurately portray the stories of the Temecula Valleys past and present through dynamic, fun, and exciting exhibits appealing to both local family audiences and tourists. - More


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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games
Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic GamesJust days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.

Michael Sam Makes Up With Dad Who Criticized Him for Being Gay
Michael Sam Makes Up With Dad Who Criticized Him for Being GayFormer NFL player Michael Sam, who had been estranged from his father since coming out as gay in February 2014, tweeted this week that the two have spoken for the first time since then. (Photo: Getty Images) When former NFL player Michael Sam announced to the world that he was gay back in February 2014, he was largely praised for his bravery and honesty by fellow players, various celebrities, the NFL, and ESPN — pretty much everyone, it seemed, except his father, Michael Sam Sr., who was quoted at the time as saying, “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” STORY: NFL Dad Sends Powerful Message by Confiscating Kids’ ‘Trophies for Nothing’ Shortly after, Sam discussed his estrangement from his dad during a segment of Dancing With the Stars, while he was a contestant.

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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 "Luiseos".

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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