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.

Run for City Council

On November 8, 2016, an election will be held for three City Council seats. Each seat up for election will be for a full four-year term. The nomination period for these offices began July 18 and will end on August 12 at 12 noon (unless an incumbent fails to file). If an incumbent fails to file by August 12, at 12 noon, the nomination period will be extended for all NON-incumbents to August 17, at 5 p.m.

All people interested in running for City Council are encouraged to seek an appointment to pull nomination papers, and a separate appointment to return papers, to ensure that staff is on hand to assist in ensuring the documents are complete and correct before finishing the filing.

Coffee with Nancy Horton

Coffee at the Sports Stop with Nancy Horton, EVMWD Division One Board member, will take place on Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. Bring questions and topics. Nancy says, “Many people ask how we can be allowing building of homes and businesses if we all have to conserve and have a serious drought. We’ll talk about this issue and others. See you there!”

Public Safety Committee

In order to accommodate attendance by the working public, meetings of the City of Canyon Lake Public Safety Committee have been moved to the last Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 27.

Fall Ball Signups

Canyon Lake Little League is taking online Fall Ball signups at The cost for players ages 4-up is $65. Fall season will run approximately seven to eight weeks, September to November.

Player registration includes a hat, shirt, belt and socks. Registration for Fall Ball will end August 31. Coaches and managers are wanted.

For more information, contact the Canyon Lake Little League board at Those interested in coaching are invited to attend the next board meeting on August 10.

Steering Wheel Covers

With hot weather here, the Canyon Lake Lioness are offering custom-made steering wheel covers made of many different materials and patterns, which keep steering wheels from becoming too hot to handle. They also work well during cold weather. The price is $8 for one $15 for two. Contact Laverne Cann at 951-244-5715 to purchase.

The profits from this project will go to one of the Lioness Club’s ongoing philanthropic projects.

Free Spaghetti Dinner

Seniors are invited to a free spaghetti dinner at the Senior Center on Sunday, July 31. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30. This event is hosted by the Family Matters Club, which also will offer a free drawing.


Spotlight on Seniors

It’s not too late to recognize high school seniors who graduated with academic or athletic honors from local private or public high schools. Parents or students are invited to send a photo and college resume information naming awards and community involvement for the annual “Spotlight on Seniors” series. Please email information and photos to

Bingo at the Senior Center

The Lioness Club hosts Bingo every first and third Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Games are open to all members of the community and are $20 for a 12-sheet set and $10 for a six-sheet set. Funds raised by bingo are contributed to Lions’ projects for the sight-impaired and the needy of the area.

Toastmasters Meets Weekly

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room/Council Chamber. The group works on public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, contact Maureen Smith at 951-566-7185.

Repairs Needed?

The POA Operations Department requests that members let them know if they see safety issues or a need for repairs at any of the common areas in the community.

Operations Phone: 951-244-6841, ext. 510

Operations Director Mike Morrow: 951-244-6841 ext. 518 or

In an emergency, contact Community Patrol dispatch at 951-246-2721.

Titan Football

Local businesses that would like to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program printed for every home game should contact Erin Balli at 951-852-5183.

Beach Bus

This summer, Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is making it easier to reach the beach thanks to expanded seasonal service on CommuterLink Route 202. Enjoy the cushioned seats, free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports without the hassles of driving and parking. Through September 7, the express route will provide additional weekday and weekend trips to the Oceanside from the Murrieta Walmart and Temecula Promenade Mall. Round-trip cost is only $6 with discounted rates for seniors, disabled customers and veterans. Go-Pass, U-Pass and City Pass are accepted. Parking is free!

Reel Kids Movie Series

Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks in Murrieta is showing family favorites for $1 every Wednesday and Thursday, at 10 a.m., through August 11. There are specials on concessions as well. See these films again on the big screen:

June 13, 14 – Home

July 20, 21 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

July 27, 28 – The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out Of Water

August 3, 4 – Lego Movie

August 10, 11 – Hotel Transylvania 2

For more information, visit

Coffee with Nancy

Residents are invited to meet with Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Division 1 Director Nancy Horton, a Canyon Lake resident, the last Tuesday of every month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Sports Stop. She is available to talk about changing guidelines for water conservation, questions about the district’s conservation rebates, etc. Nancy also invites residents to bring their water bill for clarification of costs.

Caregivers Connection

Men and women who provide care for their husbands, wives or parents for illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart issues or Parkinson’s are invited to attend Caregivers Connection, a support group that meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in room 6 in the gym of Canyon Lake Community Church from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information about this support group, contact facilitator Jo Ann Wickerath at 679-7736 or assistant facilitator Bev Haney at 244-8711.

Menifee Valley Historical Museum

The Menifee Valley Historical Museum contains displays about Canyon Lake history, provided by Canyon Lake pioneers Don and Elinor Martin. The museum is open Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Don and Elinor sometimes serve as docents. It’s located in the old Menifee Elementary School on Garbani Rd. in Menifee.

Genealogy Research

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) meets the second Thursday of each month, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail in Wildomar. For more information, contact Yoly Jimenez at 951-764-1932 or

Sewing, Quilting Group

Canyon Lakers are invited to the Senior Center for sewing and quilting every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a project and sewing machine or just come visit and check it out. For more information, call Terri Ireland at 951-246-2571.

Breast Cancer Resources

Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group in Canyon Lake led by Janelle Basham and Kimberly Slingerland. They mentor, educate and support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during their breast cancer journey. Visit and Canyon Lake Bosom Buddies Facebook page.

Michelle’s Place is a breast cancer resource center serving this area, located at 27645 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 117, in Temecula. The center’s mission is to provide emotional and educational support to those touched with breast cancer and facilitate breast health care services. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn about available services and resources at or 951-699-5455.

Host Families Sought

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with area high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to learn more, contact 1-800-733-2773 or visit to begin a host family application.

Clothing Wanted

A couple in Canyon Lake regularly makes deliveries of food and clothing to the Riverside City Mission, where the needs of the hungry and homeless are continuous. Donations can be dropped off at the Coldwell Banker office in the Towne Center, 31620 Railroad Canyon Rd.

Lock Vehicles

Canyon Lake Community Patrol reminds residents to double-check the doors and windows in their vehicles each evening and be sure alarm systems are activated. Records show most thefts from vehicles in Canyon Lake occur because doors were left unlocked or windows left open. They also say residents shouldn’t leave items of value in front yards or driveways.

Open cars and valuables left outside can lead to “crimes of opportunity” that can be easily prevented. If a crime is in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. Then call Community Patrol.

Call Community Patrol at 951-244-5950 any time there is a suspicious-looking person.

Family Matters Swapmeet

The 2nd annual Family Matters Club Swapmeet will be held May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Port Park. Organizers have announced that parking spaces on the blacktop will be available for $15; vendors can reserve booth space on the lawn for $35. The Family Matters Club will be selling hot dogs, chips, snack food and beverages to keep everyone powered up for their shopping/selling.

For more information or to receive a registration form by email, contact Shawna Bowen at 714-394-4885 or