A Message from the City Manager

Greetings –


I am proud to share that we cut the ribbon last week on renovations that expanded the Sheriff Station in Old Town Temecula and made room for Temecula's newly formed 11-member METRO Team comprised of a Sergeant, Corporal, Community Service Officer, and eight Deputies including two Motorcycle Deputies. The purpose of the METRO Team is to ensure that a safe environment for residents, businesses, and visitors is continuously maintained throughout Old Town Temecula.


The METRO Team is part of the City's strategy to preserve Old Town's charm and family-friendly atmosphere. This strategy is also reflected in the City of Temecula’s Quality of Life Master Plan in our Core Value #1 (A Safe and Prepared Community). This specialized community-oriented policing team's overall mission is to maintain public safety with engagement that includes foot patrol, bicycle patrol, bar checks, and networking with business owners, patrons, and residents. Old Town continues to be a popular destination for local entertainment, and our community expects a safe environment with zero tolerance for criminal behavior, which is exactly what Temecula’s Sheriff Captain Chris Durham has tasked the METRO Team to deliver. 

The METRO Team’s significant presence of law enforcement is visible in Old Town; an area conducive to community oriented patrols and establishing relationships with businesses and residents in Old Town. Feel free to say hello to them next time you are in Old Town. You can read more about the METRO Team here.

-Aaron Adams, City Manager

Looking for updates on current construction projects that may affect traffic?

Check out the TRIP Report (Traffic Restrictions in Progress) on the City of Temecula website and the City App for weekly updates on projects that may affect traffic in Temecula. You can also tune into 1610 AM Radio to hear these updates during your drive. The TRIP Report consists of major construction zones that are known at the time. More info: TemeculaCA.gov/TripReport

Beautiful Renovations are Underway at the Mary Phillips Senior Center

(41845 Sixth Street)

The "before" photo (provided above) compared to the renderings show what's happening at the Senior Center. Ongoing enhancements to public facilities are fundamental to maintaining a high quality of life for residents in Temecula, and the City is especially excited this $1.3 Million remodel will be enjoyed by Temecula's very deserving senior community.

Stunning Enhancements to the Senior Center. On the exterior, improvements include all new siding, soffits, fascia, trim, a new roof, windows, doors plus an outdoor shuffleboard court. On the inside, there will be upgraded lighting fixtures, new bookcases, flooring, and improvements to help with noise/acoustics (such as wall fabric).

Senior Citizen Programs will Continue at the Temecula Community Center. The City will continue programs and services provided to our senior community without construction noises over at the Temecula Community Center (28816 Pujol Street). Check out our senior programs and upcoming calendar by clicking here.

Temporary Renovations are Expected to be Completed by Fall 2023. Visit us in the Fall to view the the beautifully renovated Senior Center!

Another New, Beautiful Recreation Center is under Construction in Temecula! The Margarita Recreation Center will be completed this year.

The City's newest facility will be comprised of approximately 8,500 square feet and include a multipurpose room (with room divider), dance/fitness room, classroom, kitchen, restrooms with showers and changing areas, family restrooms, and more. A central focus of the new Margarita Recreation Center will be its large new community pool that measures approximately 45-foot by 75-foot (25-yard pool) with both a zero-depth entry and a diving board.

It's Arab American Heritage Month!

Proclamation Celebration:

Join us at the REDI Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 13th, 6pm

City Council Chambers

41000 Main Street

Temecula Public Library Literature Display:

Check out a variety of Arab American literature throughout April, with displays at the front of the library.

Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

30600 Pauba Road

Senior Softball League

Fee: $500/Team ($10/non-resident player)

Age Requirement: 55+

Game Times: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM

Field: Sports Ranch at Sommers Bend (32101 North Sommers Bend Road) Equipment Provided

Round up your friends, neighbors or co-workers and sign up a team for the 2023 league season! Temecula senior sports softball provides the perfect opportunity for fun outdoor recreation. If looking for some healthy competition, or maybe a way to meet new friends, this is the place!

For information on dates and registration, email [email protected].

Easter Egg Hunt (Ages 12 & under)

Saturday, April 8, 9:30-11am

Temeku Hills Park

(31367 La Serena Way)

Patricia Birdsall Sports Park

(32380 Deer Hollow Way)

Harveston Community Park

(28582 Harveston Drive)

Bring your basket and bounce over to one of three egg hunt sites (each with a Special Needs area). Pop in early and enjoy music, get your face painted, and have your photo taken with the Bunny! The Hunt begins at 10AM sharp so arrive early! Click here for more information.

Arbor Day & Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 9am-11am

Sam Hicks Monument Park

(41970 Moreno Road)

What better way to recognize Arbor Day than by celebrating on Earth Day! The morning will be filled with family-friendly activities, educational booths, ceremonial tree planting, and light refreshments. Visit with local groups such as Temecula Valley Garden Club and Sierra Club and others that encourage the community to embrace this year's Earth Day.

Click here for more information.

Community Services EXPO

Saturday, April 29, 10am-1pm

Civic Center (41000 Main Street)

We invite you to come and learn about all of the exciting classes and programs that are offered through the City of Temecula Community Services Department. This EXPO is a great opportunity to meet instructors and learn more about the activities offered in the Activity Leisure Guide BEFORE registration opens Monday, May 1, 2023 for the Summer/Fall Season. This is a FREE event that includes live entertainment, crafts, face painting, fun zone, giveaways, and more. For more information, click here.

April is Innovation Month!


To highlight and celebrate the efforts of our local innovators and entrepreneurs, the City's Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange will be hosting a series of events throughout the month of April. We invite you to join us:  


Southwest Region Quick Pitch Competition: Calling all startup businesses to deliver a 5-minute business pitch to a panel of judges on April 12, from 11:30am-1pm for the opportunity to win $1,000 cash prize and move on to the Regional Fast Pitch Competition on Thursday, April 27 in Riverside. If you are interested in signing up, download your application here: https://bit.ly/40QksGf and email to [email protected]. Spectators are welcome and can RSVP here: [email protected].


Youth Innovators Program: The Youth Innovators Program is a high school student-run committee in Temecula that plans and hosts community-based youth programs. Youth Innovators will meet on the following Wednesdays in April: April 12, April 19, and April 26. Meetings begin promptly at 4:30pm. Interested in joining? Complete your application here: http://bit.ly/42QSyvQ.


Digital Marketing for Your Small Business: Whether you are new to digital marketing or are a current user, join us on Thursday, April 20 from 9-11am to learn about Digital Marketing Key Components, Goal Setting and Key Metrics, and Developing and Measuring a Sustainable Digital Marketing Strategy. Register here: https://bit.ly/42uveE3


2023 Science Fair: Calling all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to showcase your creativity, inventiveness, and analytical skills at our 2023 Science Fair on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10am-1pm. The science fair celebrates enrichment and education in STEM in our region. Prize packages will be given to the top three finalists. Learn more and sign up here: http://bit.ly/3G4JObQ


All events will be held at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE²) located at 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula CA 92590. For questions, please contact TVE² by email [email protected], or by phone at (951) 506-5180. 

community partners

Blood Drive at City Hall

Wednesday, April 12 & May 10

(other dates available too)


City Conference Center

(41000 Main Street)

The City of Temecula has partnered with the American Red Cross to host this blood drive. 

Participants must make an appointment before donating. Click here to schedule your blood donation.

Message from Rancho Water

Did you know you can request a free landscape evaluation for your home or business? Get a no-cost landscape irrigation system evaluation which includes a review of your current planted landscape, irrigation system efficiency, watering times, and other related water use. You could be saving money every month with rebates, different plants, or with simple changes to your watering schedule. Evaluations are free for Rancho Water customers! Visit RanchoWater.com or fill out this form to have a certified water use specialist evaluate your landscape.

Temecula Alert

When there is an emergency in Temecula, we can't alert you if we can't reach you! Register today: TemeculaCA.gov/Alerts

Why register for the Temecula Alert system?

•It sends emergency alerts directly to your phone

•It provides relevant information to those at risk

•It allows for protective action to be taken

•It empowers citizens to react and make informed decisions

•It saves lives

These e-blasts are provided by the Temecula City Manager’s Department to share current news and information from Temecula City Hall. We encourage you to forward these to your Temecula friends and neighbors. They can sign-up at TemeculaCA.gov/SignUp to receive City e-blasts directly.

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