News Breiefs


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.

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. Her next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, where she will discuss the recent closure of the lake, lessons learned and next steps.

Emergency Preparedness

After taking a break for summer, The Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee (CLEPC) will hold its first meeting of the season on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room, downstairs from City Hall. Speakers will be Zuzzette Bricker and new City employee Mike Borja, who will be working with CLEPC in the coming year. New committee officers all will begin their service at this meeting.

CLEPC Chair Nancy Carroll says, “Please plan on attending this first meeting of the fall. We will be setting in motion the plans for the rest of the year and would like input from all of you.” To learn more about CLEPC, visit and click on “Services,” then “Disaster Preparedness.”

CLLL Fall Ball

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.

CLLL is always looking for good coaches. Fall Ball is less demanding and a great way for new coaches to test the waters and for experienced coaches to keep in touch without the time demands of the spring season. For more information, contact the Canyon Lake Little League board at

New Talent Wanted

The Canyon Lake Choraleers are resuming their rehearsal schedule for the annual Christmas concert on December 10. Persons at least 18 years of age with an ear for music, who are interested in auditioning for Choraleers, are invited to contact President Larry Garland at 508-498-6210,; or Vice-president Steve Gaston at 714-356-0943,

Cub Scout Pack 346

Cub Scout Pack 346 is kicking off its Popcorn Fundraise this month. Drop by Canyon Hills Stater Bros. This Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and  28, and next Sunday, September 4, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (more booth times to come later in the September). Support the Scouts through a popcorn purchase or a donation towards “Popcorn for our Military/Veterans.”

New this year, coffee is available in both grounds and K-Cups via the Scouts online order system. Contact to arrange to make a popcorn order with a Scout or to get a link to make an online order.

Pack 346 is the Canyon Lake/Canyon Hills/Tuscany Hills Pack for boys in 1st through 5th graders. For more information, call 951-363-3346.

Elks Car Show

The Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge will host its 4th annual Car Show and BBQ at the Elks Lodge on Monday, September 5, from noon to 6 p.m. This event is open to the general public and the lodge is located at 33700 Mission Trail in Wildomar. The big event is the car show where all types of cars, trucks and vehicles can be entered for judging with an entry fee of $10. Trophies will be awarded for winning entries. Barbecued chicken with side dishes are $12 a plate. Music will be provided. For information, call Michael Cain at 951-672-0819.

Support TCHS Football

Canyon Lakers are invited to support Temescal Canyon High School Football by watching the TCHS Varsity Titans play their first game of the season on August 26, at 7 p.m., at Vista De Lago High School, 15150 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley. Tickets are $7. Local businesses that would like to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program printed for every home game may contact Erin Balli at 951-852-5183.

Bereavement Support

Pastor Peter Van Dyke is facilitating a Bereavement Support Group in the chapel at Canyon Lake Community Church. Meetings are at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. The group is meeting for 13 weeks and provides insight and support to those who have experienced a loss and desire healing and encouragement. The group setting is very comfortable and helps people to determine whether they’re grieving in a way that leads to hope and ultimate healing. For more information, contact Pastor Pete at 951-244-1877, ext. 204.

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 Lioness charities.

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.

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.

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.