A Message from the City Manager


As we enter into November, it is also National Native American Heritage Month and we cordially invite you to join us for Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 


Ten years ago, the City of Temecula proclaimed a local holiday on November 15th to show sincere appreciation, with honor and respect, for the culture of the Pechanga Band of Indians. November 15, 2012 was the day Pechanga stopped a massive mining development proposal that would have destroyed their sacred creation area and changed Temecula as we know it today. The annual holiday is an opportunity to reflect on the profound ways in which the Pechanga Tribe, Temecula’s first citizens, has shaped our community’s character and heritage. We thank them for protecting Pu'éska Mountain. In doing so, they also saved Temecula's quality of life.  


The City, in partnership with the Pechanga Tribe, invite you to join us for a meaningful ceremony as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day.  


10th Anniversary of Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day

Temecula City Hall, 41000 Main Street (outside the front steps)

Tues., November 15, 2022, 4:15pm (we suggest arriving at 4pm for seating, mementos & food)

Mountain that Weeps Film

Appetizers, Drinks, Cake, Proclamation 

-Aaron Adams, City Manager

Under Renovation: Temecula Community Recreation Center

The Temecula Community Recreation Center (CRC) is closed to the public for major renovations and facility enhancements.

The first renovation phase includes a new roof, new flooring throughout, kitchen improvements, and Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades. These upgrades are anticipated to be complete in Spring 2023. The facility will shut down for subsequent phases, but those dates are yet to be determined. Visit TemeculaCA.gov/Refresh for updates. 

During this time, the Teen Zone will be operating on Tuesdays from the Ronald H. Roberts Public Library (30600 Pauba Road) and on select Thursdays outside at the Temecula Skate Park (42569 Margarita Road). More information can be found at TemeculaCA.gov/TeenZone.


Sun., November 6th at 10pm until Mon., November 7th at 5:30am

A full freeway closure is needed to prepare for the construction of the I-15 French Valley Parkway Interchange (Phase 2) Improvement Project. Overhead telecommunication lines will be relocated to taller poles that were recently installed to accommodate a new freeway bridge to be built at the I-15 and I-215 junction. 

The FULL freeway closure is as follows: 

  • Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 10pm until Monday, November 7, 2022 at 5:30am
  • SB I-15 and SB I-215 Closed at Murrieta Hot Springs Road
  • NB I-15 Closed at Winchester Road

Detours will be on Jefferson Avenue, Ynez Road, and Jackson Avenue. Please plan accordingly and reduce your speed near the work zone. 

Art Off the Walls

Fri., November 4, 5:30-8pm

The Merc and The Lot on Main

(42051 Main Street)

Art Off the Walls showcases art from a variety of artists every first Friday of the month. In conjunction with this event is a reception for a featured artist inside The Merc with live music and refreshments. This November event will feature Ralph Love Plein Art Competition Contestants.  

For more information visit TemeculaCA.gov/ArtOffTheWalls.

Patriotic Salute to Veterans

Fri., November 11, 6-9pm

Civic Center (41000 Main Street)


Show your appreciation for the men and women of the armed forces at the annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans. Following the military banner presentation, enjoy a musical performance by the Temecula Valley Symphony & Chorus. A free meal will be served to the first 300 patrons in attendance. 

For more information, visit TemeculaCA.gov/Events.

National Preparedness Fair

Sat., November 19, 9am-1pm 

Civic Center (41000 Main Street)

Explore fire engines and trucks, meet local disaster service workers, and learn about disaster safety and preparation. 


For more information, call (951) 694-6480.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Mon., November 28, 7-8pm 

Temecula Duck Pond

(28250 Ynez Road)

Join us for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy festive music, a tasty treat, and a visit from Santa Claus.

For more information, call 951-694-6480.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

The City of Temecula is updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and needs your input. While hazards such as wildfires and floods cannot always be prevented, this LHMP will form the foundation for our community's long-term strategy to mitigate loss during unforeseen events.

Help keep Temecula SAFE by taking our quick survey at TemeculaCA.gov/LHMP.

Election Day is Tues., November 8, 2022. Voting information is as follows:

  • Mail in the ballot
  • Drop off the completed ballot
  • Vote in-person at a polling place location

More information on voting locations can be found here. 

The City of Temecula General Municipal Election consists of three Council seats – Districts 1, 3, and 5. Districts 2 and 4 will be voted upon in 2024. To determine which district you live in, read candidate statements, and view voting locations/hours, please visit TemeculaCA.gov/Vote.

community partners

Blood Drive

Wed., November 9*

(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.

*Several other dates are available over the next few months.

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