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June 7, 2013

Taco Tuesday begins!

Taco Tuesday begins!

Perfect weather and hungry crowds welcomed the first Taco Tuesday of summer this week at the Lodge and Sunset Beach. The weekly event began June 4 and is scheduled to run weekly through September 2 at the Lodge. Hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m. This year, the Lighthouse Restaurant is hosting a “Throwback Taco Tuesday” serving tacos for a buck.  The Snack Shack and Kids Zone are back, hosted by ABC …

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Residents invited to discuss Main Gate proposal

Big changes are proposed for the Main Gate entrance to the community and residents are invited to get involved in the discussion by attending the next meeting o…

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Public safety officers report monthly statistics

The following departments provided monthly statistics at the June 4 meeting of the Public Safety Committee. • Canyon Lake Police – The Police Report submit…

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Station 60 to remain open for now

Captain Brent Carter and firefighters present at Wednesday's City Council meeting were all smiles when the Council voted to delay the decision regarding the pos…

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Photo of the Week

A Fiesta Day crowd filled Sunset Beach last week to watch the annual ski show, as seen in this photograph by volunteer photographer Dennis Bickers. Dennis was working on the lake in Special Enforcement that day, and provided several more pictures that can be seen on Page B-2. The flag line traditionally gets the annual exhibition of skiers, wakeboarders and hydrofoilers off to a rousing start.

Leading citizens recognized in Fiesta Day parade

Leading citizens recognized in Fiesta Day parade

The City of Canyon Lake and the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce were well represented in the Fiesta Day parade on May 25. City representatives included Mayor Mary Craton, driven by Tom Harkenrider of the Car Club; Mayor Pro-tem Randy Bonner and wife Sue and other family members, driven by Sam Theodora of the Car Club; Councilman Jordan Ehrenkranz and son Steven, driven by Dave Garcia; and Councilm …

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Ski show delights Fiesta Day beach crowd

Ski show delights Fiesta Day beach crowd

The ski show was one of the highlights of the recent Fiesta Day event at the Lodge, with skiers, wakeboarders and hydrofoilers performing several tricks they normally aren't allowed to do on regular days, starting with the flag line composed of skiers Sean Larson, Sabrina Bargar, Erik Larson, Krista Rudberg and Geoffrey Gilbert. Sean, Sabrina and Erik also participated in the pyramid, along with …

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Three Learn-to-Ski days to be offered

The Canyon Lake Ski Club has scheduled three Learn-to-Ski Days this summer. The dates are June 12, July 10 and August 7.  Pre-registration is necessary for all three dates as sp …


Learn to ride a wakeboard on June 15

The Wakeboard Club will host a Learn-to-Ride Day on Saturday, June 15, in the back part of the North Ski Area, with special guest Jimmy Lariche. Signups begin at 8 a.m. at the Ski …


Kids' Summer Tennis Program begins this month

Tennis Pro Baba Soysa is offering his Kid's Summer Tennis Program starting Tuesday, June 18, and ending Thursday, July 11. This year, the classes will be one-hour sessions, twice …


Wanted: new teen reporter

The Friday Flyer is thankful for Heather Zermeno and the insights she provided the past two years through "Teen Talk." Now that she is off to college, The Friday Flyer will accept …


Spotlight on seniors: Sean Larson

Sean Larson is graduating from Temescal Canyon High School. While at TCHS, he has been a member of California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society and is a valedictorian …


School board to vote on new calendar

The Lake Elsinore Unified School District will consider approval of the new calendar on June 20. New start times affecting multiple grade levels except high school, and the elimina …


Foundation awards money to two CL students

Two Canyon Lake students are recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation. They are Arielle Tripp and Stephanie Opp. Arielle is a 2013 grad …


Hope Suhr of Hope's Chest wins SBA award

Hope Suhr, owner of Hope’s Chest Co., a bra and lingerie boutique located at 31630 Railroad Canyon Rd., Suite 15, in the Canyon Lake Towne Center, has been selected to receive th …


Business Showcase: Exit Blue Water Reality

Exit Blue Water Reality in the Towne Center is owned by broker Matthew Svendsen. Blue Water is a new start-up franchise of parent company Exit Reality, which began in 1996. Exit Bl …


Kids to compete in boxing championships

Steve Harriman of Canyon Martial Arts in the Towne Center invites residents to the State Amateur Boxing Championships on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, at the Valley Wide Recre …


Announcement: New arrival

Joey, Jenn and Angelina Gambina announce the arrival of their newest family member, Dominic Charles Gambina. Dominic was born on April 26, 2013 weighing 9 lbs., 9 oz., and measuri …


Canyon Lake mom filmed for 'Extreme Moms'

Canyon Lake mom Deborah Call and her children, Cody and Kaylee, were featured in the reality TV show, "Extreme Moms," on May 28. It was filmed last August at their home in Canyon L …


Lenox wins men's softball championship 

For the second year in a row, Lenox Custom Plumbing has taken the championship title for the Canyon Lake Men's Softball League. There are six teams in the league and they play each …


Wagoner graduates magna cum laude

Althea (Ali) Wagoner graduated magna cum laude from Cal State Fullerton on May 26 with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Radio-TV-Film. She graduated with a 3.80 GPA …


In Memoriam: Jim Cross

Jim Cross passed away peacefully on May 31, 2013. He was born September 8, 1930 in Franklin, Missouri and grew up in Springfield, Illinois before moving to California in his teens …


Baby owls are cute but be warned

Reanea Maslach sent this picture of her chimney, which lately has been lined with three baby barn owls and one mama owl. She lives on San Joaquin Dr. West and warns area residents …


News Briefs

This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications.com no later than …


Yacht Club awards scholarship

At its May meeting, the Canyon Lake Yacht Club awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Arielle Tripp. Though Arielle was unable to attend the meeting due to illness, her mother, Danielle, …


Club News: Kids Club graduation

The Canyon Lake Kids Club held a graduation ceremony at Holiday Harbor on May 30 for youngsters leaving their care-free pre-school life to head off to kindergarten. Even though th …


Club News

This section provides information submitted by Canyon Lake clubs regarding activities and upcoming events. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications no later than …


Golf News

Women's Golf Club The Women's Golf Club once again is sponsoring its annual Breast Cancer Tournament for the purpose of helping find a cure, raising awareness and honoring loved o …


Adopt-a-Pet: Simba and Ricky

Simba is a 2-month-old unaltered male domestic shorthair kitten. He is using his litter box and likes to play with toys, strings and feathers. Ricky is a 6-year-old neutered male Y …


Here are tips for living with 'boomerang kids'

Because of the recent recession and continuing economic weakness, more and more adult children are still living with their parents or have moved back in with them. According to a …