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.

Newport/215 Construction

As part of the ongoing construction, crews will be pouring concrete on Newport Rd. bridge over the I-215 freeway lanes. These activities will require nighttime full closures of the northbound and southbound freeway lanes at Newport Rd. to avoid working over live traffic. Closures are anticipated Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mainline traffic will be diverted to use the on- and off-ramps as temporary detours. Traffic on Newport Rd. will be diverted to use Scott Rd.

Mommy and Me

The Mommy n Me Club will have a kick-off and registration on Friday, September 23, at 9 a.m. at Holiday Harbor. A bounce house and snack will be provided for the kids. Once moms get registered, they will receive the schedule for the semester. Canyon Lake Mommy n Me events will be every first and third Friday of the month, from 9 to 11 a.m., starting in October.

Spokesperson Leslie-Ann Geer says, “We have so many fun events planned this semester, like a trip to a local horse ranch, a trip to a pumpkin patch, a potluck celebration, and so much more.”

The cost per child 1 and over is $50; a discount is given for siblings. Visit Canyon Lake Mommy N Me 2016/2017 on Facebook for more information; like this page to stay up to date for event news.

Crafters Wanted

Crafters of all ages are invited to sign up for the annual Canyon Lake Senior Center Holiday Boutique, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13. All items must be handmade. The entry fee is $30; 15 percent of each crafter’s sales will be donated to the Senior Committee. Signups will be held each Monday, 10 a.m. to noon, starting September 12. There will be one evening signup on October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. The last day to sign up will be October 24. The Senior Center is located next to the Main Gate at 23307 Canyon Lake Dr. South. For more information, call Kathy Barbay at 951-805-3278 or Betty Cannavino at 951-244-4126.

Popcorn Fundraiser

Cub Scout Pack 346 is continuing its Popcorn Fundraise this month. Drop by Canyon Hills Stater Bros. today through Sunday, September 9-11, and next weekend, September 17-18. (Today, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; next weekend, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Support the Scouts through a popcorn purchase or a donation towards “Popcorn for our Military/Veterans.” The Pack is about one-third of its way towards it fundraising goal.

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.

Support TCHS Football

See the Temescal Canyon High School Varsity Titans play an away game tonight, September 9, at 7 p.m., against Arlington High School, 2951 Jackson St. in Riverside. Tickets are $7; the game starts at 7 p.m. On September 15, Junior Varsity will go up against Linfield High School, playing at TCHS, with a start time of 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. Also, on September 15, freshmen will play Orangeview High School at Ranch Verde High School, 17750 Lasselle Street in Moreno Valley. Game starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $5.

Local businesses that would like to purchase a tax-deductible ad in the football program may contact Erin Balli at 951-852-5183.

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 Meet 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.

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.

Menifee 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.

New Talent Wanted

The Canyon Lake Choraleers are resuming their rehearsal schedule for the annual Christmas concert and look forward to performing their Christmas Concert on December 10; tickets will be available soon on Brown Paper Tickets.

President Larry Garland says, “We are always looking for ‘new talent.’ If you are interested and at least 18 years of age, please contact one of the board members to request an audition. In order to qualify, you must have at least an elementary ability to read musical notes, or you must at least have an ear for music.”

Contact Larry at 508-498-6210,; or Vice-president Steve Gaston at 714-356-0943,

P.E.O. Scholarships

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization devoted to the educational advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans. P.E.O. scholarship opportunities are now available for undergraduate and graduate California women studying in a variety of fields limited to health care, education, music, fine arts and the legal profession. These scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2017 school year. Scholarship grants are based upon scholastic ability, integrity of character, school/community activities and financial need.

Guidelines and applications are available online from September 1, 2016 through January 10, 2017.  Completed application packets are due no later than February 1, 2017. Visit the P.E.O. California website “Scholarship Opportunities” for the guidelines and application form.  For more information, call Dee Zasio at 951-244-0123.

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

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. 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.

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.