Menifee’s Public Works and Engineering department recently completed the city’s first speed survey to determine the “critical speed” on all major Menifee roads. The “critical speed” is defined as the speed at which 85 percent of the traffic is moving.Critical speed is used by traffic engineers to determine the correct speed limit on city streets, which is set to the nearest five mile-per-hour increment of the documented, certified critical speed.In order to enforce speed limits on city streets with radar or other electronic devices, speed studies must be completed every seven years to determine current and accurate critical speeds.
Speed limits must be updated based on speed study results and the approved speed limit (determined by critical speed) must be posted to be enforced.The recent adoption of the speed survey by Menifee City Council and the consequent changes to speed limits are certified as reasonable and safe for these street segments. Many existing posted speed limits remain unchanged. However, beginning early this summer there will be several newly posted speed limits, several speed limit increases and several speed limit reductions on Menifee streets.
APRONISTA PARTY! June 14, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Wear your favorite apron. Photos and media coverage.
At EARLE GIRL APRONS, 42030 Main Street, Old Town Temecula. Raffles, giveaways, refreshments.
Call (310) 344-9565 / (951) 764-5747 for information or visit website www.earlegirlproductions.com
Former Menifee resident, Nia Sanchez, will be representing Nevada in the Miss USA Beauty Pageant as the reigning Miss Nevada USA 2014. Nia won the Miss Nevada title in January and is determined to be the first Nevada contestant to win the Miss USA title.Nia, who was born in Sacramento, California, moved to Menifee when she was eight years old with her father, David Sanchez and younger brother, “Little” David Sanchez, Jr. She graduated from Paloma Valley High School in 2008, where she won her first Crown as Paloma Valley’s Homecoming Queen. Since then, Nia has won several other titles including: Miss Citrus Valley, Miss Hollywood USA, and she was Second Runner Up in the Miss California Pageant.
As a pageant contestant, of course you have to be a well versed public speaker. Helping to hone her public speaking skills came from teaching groups of up to thirty students at her parents’ martial arts studio, Menifee Martial Arts Academy. Nia is a Certified Instructor and has a Forth Degree Black Belt.Since graduating from high school, Nia has been a regular globe trotter. She has been to twelve different countries ranging from Dubai to the Great Wall of China. When Nia finally landed from all of her travels in 2012, she touched down in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure not to miss cheering on Menifee’s very own Nia Sanchez on The Miss USA Contest which will be televised from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on June 8th 2014 at 8pm on NBC. ALL OUR BEST NIA!!!!!
TEMECULA, CA – Fine artists of all ages will be colorizing Old Town Temecula during the Street Painting and Arts Festival, June 20-22. Artists will start their works of art on Monday June 16 and continue throughout the week, while street painters and muralists will begin Friday even, June 20th.Plein air is a French expression, meaning "in the open air" or painting outdoors. Plein air artists begin painting Old Town Temecula scenes on canvas and paper, Monday, June 16, while string artists decorate benches, trees, the gazebo, and other objects at Sam Hicks Memorial Park. Titled Yarn Splash, the string projects will be completed Saturday, June 21. The yarn art remains in place through August 24.
This is a first-time event within the Temecula Arts Festival and is hosted by the Temecula Valley Museum. For information call (951) 694-6450. Plein air artists paint with oils, water color, pastels and acrylics, through Sunday, June 22. French Impressionists Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated en plein air painting and much of their work was created en plein air. Temecula's plein air festival is inspired by Ralph Love, a popular California plein air artist who lived and taught in Temecula. His Art Shack was located where Baily's Old Town Dining is now located. The courtyard at Baily's is named in Love's honor as is the Plein Air Festival. Artwork completed during the Ralph Love Plein Air Festival will be on display in the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street, Saturday and Sunday.
Muralists, pastel artists, and painters cover the black top of Main and Mercedes Streets at Town Square Park, with vibrant pastel paintings. With asphalt as their canvas, street painters have been painting Old Town Temecula's streets for 14 years. Artists come from as far away as Arizona and Washington to participate in Old Town's Street Painting Festival. Over 140 artists painted 92 murals in 2013. Each year the event grows larger.
SAVE THE DATE
JUNE 15TH FATHER’S DAY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Boston Billie’s starting weekly
Sunday Champagne Brunch
Brunch will feature an array of:
Traditional Breakfast Items
Reservations will be required:951-679-1756
Boston Billie's has been serving the Menifee/Sun City area for 25 Years.
Join Cub Scout Pack 374!
2014 Recruitment Night - June 3, 2014, 6:30 PM
Ridgemoor Elementary School - Multipurpose Room
25455 Ridgemoor Rd, Menifee, 92586
For boys currently finishing Kindergarten through 3rd grades
(starting 1st through 4th grades in August)Games and activities for the boys - Information for parents
Visit www.Pack374.org or call 951-821-8210 for more information
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Thanks!
After more than 18 years, It has become economically difficult to continue. The grille will remain open for those who wish to enjoy the Mountain view lounge that offers entertainment every Sunday by Menifee’s own musician Ken Rice Simply Sax.May 25th will be the final brunch and Ken is bringing his well known band, OPEN ROAD, to make it a grand day. See his site at www.kenricemusic.com for more information and video clips of Menifee Members having a great time.
This month’s article is going to be slightly different from the previous ones we’ve done. Don’t worry we’ll go back to writing about plumbing again next month, but this month we’re going to focus on small businesses and how they benefit our community. This article may or may not pertain to you, but if you’re a Menifee resident than chances are that you can name a few local nearby businesses.One benefit of having a small business in your community is having higher multipliers. Now, what does that mean for us? It means that small local businesses are very likely to rely on local supplies and materials for their own businesses. Buying locally means more local income! More local income can also result in more local wealth and employment. Considering the economic struggle the average person is going through these days, higher multipliers can benefit a large portion of the community.Other benefits of local businesses are reliability and stability! One thing that you can count on with small businesses is that they’re not likely to just pack up and leave. The comings and goings of large, nonlocal business create enormous stresses, especially on a small community’s economy. A local business economy is essentially an insurance policy against these stresses. Also, the immobility these small businesses mean that they are relatively more accountable for local regulations. Globe-trotting businesses often challenge local regulations and threaten to leave if their objections are not heeded, whereas local businesses tend to adapt rather than flee.
TEMECULA, CA - When graceful hot air balloons rise over the 2014 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, eyes will most likely turn towards one balloon that makes defying gravity it's name. For the first time in Temecula the "Wicked" Balloon "Defy Gravity" will be flying over Temecula Valley Wine Country May 30, 31 and June 1 at the Festival. Sporting the poster artwork of Galinda and Elphaba from the popular musical "Wicked" Defy Gravity will also glow during the evening hot air balloon glows on Friday and Saturday Night.The balloon will be joined with 40 other hot air balloons during the dawn launches and about a dozen balloons during the glow. Balloon flights from the Festival are scheduled for 6:30 a.m. (time approximate, weather permitting) Saturday and Sunday of the event.
The Festival is staged at Lake Skinner recreation area and on most days this provides a glorious ascension over the lake with a view of wine country (weather permitting). Occasionally cloud cover may force the balloons to launch offsite and at times providing another unique experience of actually landing at the Festival.
Come Festival days, dozens of hot air balloons brilliantly dot the sky with their colorful envelopes. Many of the best pictures are taken just as the balloons lift off. Passengers will catch unique photos of balloons flying side by side, casting shadows on early morning puffy stratus clouds, or reflecting on Lake Skinner. Festival guests can catch a flight Saturday ($210) and Sunday ($200) by reserving a balloon flight now at www.hotairtours.com or by calling 1-800-965-2122.