News Briefs


This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to no later than 5 p.m. Monday.

Field of Honor Flags

In preparation for the Veterans Day event on November 11, approximately 200 honor flags will be placed at the Veterans Memorial Park in the Towne Center on November 7. A flag sponsorship is $10 and will bear a yellow ribbon with the name of the honoree. The flags will remain at the Memorial park until November 14, at which time residents can pick up their flag and take it home if they wish.

To reserve a flag in honor of a loved one, submit $10 along with name, mailing address, email address and the name of the person being honored to:

City of Canyon Lake

31516 Railroad Canyon Rd.

Canyon Lake, Ca 92587

Lioness Yard Sale this Weekend

The Canyon Lake Lioness Club is holding its annual fundraising garage sale on Friday, October 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, October 31, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 30489 Meadowlark Dr.

Items to be sold include kitchenware, china, glassware, clothing, books, holiday decorations, small appliances, artwork, electronics, hobby equipment, tools, etc. Residents who would like to donate items are asked to contact Joanna Spiller at 951-244-1553 or Sharon Ormond at 951-244-4494.

All proceeds of the sale will be used to help needy families in our community as well as those in need in other states or countries and to support organizations that aid the sight-impaired.

Lioness Friendship Brownies

Lioness-jarsOnce again, the Canyon Lake Lioness Club is selling its famous Brownie Jars. The quart jars are decorated for the holidays, filled with the ingredients to make brownies for family, friends, neighbors. Only four ingredients need to be added: eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla and brown sugar. The recipe is under the decorated lid.

The Club is also selling smaller jars filled with candy or nuts. These jars also make great gifts. The brownie jars are $10 each or two for $18. The smaller candy/nut jars are $6 each or two for $10.

To purchase these gifts, call Barbara Weatherman at 951-244-1618. The proceeds from this project will be used to help those in need.

TCHS Football vs. Elsinore

Canyon Lakers are invited to watch varsity play tonight, October 30, as Temescal Canyon High School goes up against Elsinore High School in an away game at 21800 Canyon Dr. in Wildomar. There are several Canyon Lake teens who attend Elsinore, making this a big rivalry to claim the City Cup. Another interesting aspect of this game is that twins Jake and Nick Rabin of Lake Elsinore will be playing on opposing teams. Gates open at 6, the game starts at 7. Tickets are $7.

On Thursday, November 5, junior varsity will play an away game against Paloma Valley High School. The game starts at 4 p.m.; tickets are $5. Also, on Thursday, at 4 p.m., the freshmen will play at home against PVHS; admission is free.

Local businesses wishing to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program may contact Bruce MacDonald at 951-246-9938.

‘Shop for the Cause’

Temescal Canyon High School Aquatics is selling tickets for the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center’s annual “Shop for the Cause” event on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and include catered lunch, dessert, beer and wine samples, exclusive discounts, baggage check, entertainment, free gift wrap, casino room, one entry into the prize drawing, one entry into the $500 shopping spree and a day of fun.

One hundred percent of proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the TCHS Aquatics Program. To purchase tickets, contact Andi Rowe at 951-490-1450 or Wendy Cordon at 909-816-8161.

JWC Holiday Boutique

The Jr. Women’s Club’s annual Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lodge. This boutique offers more 40 vendors for holiday shopping. For more information, contact Julie Aguirre at 951-265-9722  or

Senior Scams

A free ‘Senior Scam Stopper’ seminar will be held on November 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., at The Trilogy Ballroom, 24477 Trilogy Parkway, Temescal Valley. It is hosted by State Senator Jeff Stone, County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, and the California Contractors State License Board. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

One in five seniors has been a victim of fraud and seniors are the most targeted group. In addition, new scams are developed every day. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attended. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Megan Locke at Senator Stone’s office at 951-894-3530.

Many Wonders of Christmas

On Saturday, November 21, the “Many Wonders of Christmas” luncheon will be held at Canyon Lake Community Church. Doors open at 10 a.m. There will be a drawing for 30 decorated trees, and lunch will be Chicken Cordon Bleu. Tickets are $20 and sold at the church. For more information, call Sandy Fulmer at 951-244-7394.

Donations Wanted

From The Lord Ministries is in need of clothes, shoes, gloves and beanies for men, women and children. Also appreciated are hotel sized shampoos, conditioners, lotion, bar soap, deodorants, tooth brushes, tooth paste and lip balm for hygiene kits. These items will be donated to families and homeless in need and may be dropped off at 30420 Bear River Dr. in Canyon Lake.

Arrest report update

Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Station provided the following report of arrests that occurred in the City of Canyon Lake from September 21 to October 25, 2015. Residents are reminded these reports represent arrests of suspects and not convictions of a crime.

September 21, 2015 – Illegal Drugs – 30000 Block of Golden Gate Dr., Canyon Lake – CN152640005 – 7:04 p.m. – Christopher Ryan Delong, 39, was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

October 15, 2015 – Illegal Drugs – 31700 block of Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake – CN152870006 – 6:30 p.m. – Luis Antonio Rios Medel, 32, was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

October 20, 2015 – Illegal Drugs – 22900 block of Blue Bird Dr., Canyon Lake – CN152930005 – 4:33 p.m. – Larry Coleman White, 57, was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

October 22, 2015 – Spousal Abuse – 24100 block of Continental Dr., Canyon Lake – CN152950002 – 9:00 a.m. – Kenneth James Morgan, 55, was arrested for spousal abuse.

October 25, 2015 – Public Intoxication – 31000 block of Lakeview Dr., Canyon Lake – PE152980008 – 1:00 p.m. – Richard Quintana, 21, was arrested for public intoxication.

Emergency Preparedness Meeting

The next meeting of the Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee (CLEPC) will be held Thursday, November 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. Canyon Lake resident Dr. Robert Ireland will speak on how to work with a person who is out of control during a disaster and how to calm a group during a disaster. All residents are invited.

CLEPC meeting are held the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room. Those who join this active group of volunteers will earn how to make a difference during a disaster. For more information, call CLEPC Director Nancy Carroll at 951-244-8230 or visit and click on “Services” and “Disaster Preparedness.”

Veterans Day Sponsors

The Canyon Lake Veterans Committee is seeking residents and business owners who would like to contribute $100, $300 and $500 donations to the committee to go towards the expenses for the event held in the Towne Center on Veterans Day (November 11).

Donors will be recognized in the event program with an ad or business card. If interested, contact Vicki Warren at

Coming up at City Hall

  • Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting – Thursday, November 5, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chamber
  • Administration and Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday, November 3, 8 a.m., City Council Chamber
  • Public Safety Committee Meeting – Tuesday, November 3, 9:30 a.m., City Council Chamber
  • Canyon Lake City Council – Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chamber

City Council meeting

The agenda for the November 4 City Council meeting is available at Meetings are televised live at Time Warner Channel 29 and Verizon Channel 39.

Any person wishing to address the City Council at its monthly meeting on any matter within the jurisdiction of the City, whether or not it appears on the monthly agenda, is asked to complete a “Speaker Request Form” available on the back counter.

The completed form is to be submitted to the City Clerk prior to an individual being heard by the City Council. The City Council has adopted a time limitation of three minutes per person. If commenting on an agenda item, comments will be heard at the time that particular item is scheduled on the agenda.

Please note that, for anyone addressing the City Council on items not on the agenda, the Brown Act does not allow discussion of such items. Therefore, the City Council may only do the following; refer the matter to staff, ask for additional information or request a report back, or give a very limited factual response.

CLPOA Board Meeting

The next Regular Session Board of Directors Meeting will be Tuesday, November 3, at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Meetings are broadcast live at Time Warner Channel 29 and Verizon Channel 39 and stream live at Only Canyon Lake homeowners can attend these meetings, so POA ID is required. To view the agenda, visit the website.

Recall Fails

The Recall Measure failed. The Special Meeting of the Members and Recall/Election had to be adjourned until October 17 due to lack of quorum. At that meeting, a total of 1,522 ballots and proxies were received. A total of 257 No votes were necessary to defeat the recall measure for each director. Director Eilers received 876 No Votes, Director Gordon received 911 No Votes, and Director Yarbrough received 914 No Votes.

New Menu at Country Club

The Country Club has introduced a new menu and new hours. Dining Room Hours are Monday through Wednesday: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bar Hours are Sunday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CLPOA Classes

The Association offers a variety of classes that are held weekly. All classes can be purchased at the Member Services office or at the Pool. Instructors cannot accept payments. For more information on classes, visit