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

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· Temecula Wine Country
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Whether you are visiting Temecula wine country among the rolling hills and vineyards, spending the day in historic Old Town Temecula, or attending one of the many annual events, you will be sure to find a quality hotel close to your favorite venue. Check availabilty
Old Town Chapel
Temecula's First Church - Old Town Chapel - was built in 1917. Today the chapel is used mostly as a wedding venue. Beautiful stained glass windows throughout offer a nostalgic backdrop, give a sense of peacefulness and tranquility for that special day.. More...
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
























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Old Town Chapel

Temecula's First Church - Old Town Chapel - was built in 1917. Today the chapel is used mostly as a wedding venue. Beautiful stained glass windows throughout offer a nostalgic backdrop, give a sense of peacefulness and tranquility for that special day. - More


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World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!
World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.

Study Finds Benefit of Cheerleading
Study Finds Benefit of CheerleadingCould cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.

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Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head: reports
Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head: reportsCommonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group, the BBC and other media reported. Queen Elizabeth on Thursday told leaders from the 53 member states that she wanted her eldest son to succeed her in the symbolic figurehead role. Leaders, gathered at Windsor Castle for private talks, agreed that Charles, heir to the thrones of 16 Commonwealth nations, should follow the monarch in the non-hereditary position, the BBC, Sky News television and the domestic Press Association news agency reported.

Video shows bullet-ridden vehicle after police shooting
Video shows bullet-ridden vehicle after police shootingDiante Yarber was driving the Ford Mustang when Barstow police officers shot in the vehicle and killed him.
   

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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 "Luiseńos".

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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