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June 26, 2015

Getting ready for crowds on the 4th of July

Getting ready for crowds on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is the busiest day of the year in Canyon Lake, with thousands of guests entering the gates and spending the day at beaches, parks and backyard pools. The fireworks show is one of the best around, made doubly beautiful for being held over the lake. Those who have lived here a few years know that planning ahead is the key to enjoying this special day. Here are tips from the Canyon …

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City officials assure residents fire services will continue

The City of Canyon Lake is at a critical juncture. The contract for fire services with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire is set to expire on Tuesday, with the liti…

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Tickets now on sale for Johnny Lee, David Cook

Johnny Lee, a country music legend, is coming to Canyon Lake on August 23, at 6:30 p.m. for a special performance. Johnny’s biggest hit, “Lookin’ For Love…

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Family Movie Night is tonight at Holiday Harbor

Family Movie Night is tonight, June 26, at Holiday Harbor. The movie is free and starts about 8 p.m. or when it's dark enough to see it on the giant screen. (Li…

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Photo of the Week

Is this wispy cloud an angel with arms outstretched? A seahorse galloping across the sky? A mermaid sent to inspire women to apply for Mermaids of the Lake? Some cloud shapes require more imagination than others, but everyone needs a little whimsy. What do you see in this Photo of the Week by Pat Van Dyke.

Amy stands strong after losing feet and hand

Amy stands strong after losing feet and hand

Canyon Lake resident Amy Martinez is a wife and mother of two small children. She is also a fighter, survivor and recent triple amputee. For 27-year-old Amy Martinez, February 24, 2015 started off just like any other day. By the end of the day, Amy's life would be forever changed. By the end of May, Amy would have both legs and her right hand amputated.  Amy, a personal assistant for a promotio …

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Sara Price, Erica Sacks officially are 'Gazelles'

Sara Price, Erica Sacks officially are 'Gazelles'

Teryx Girls Sara Price and Erica Sacks captured the imagination of Canyon Lake adventurers when they set out last March to race in the 2015 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, a grueling all-women's race set in the Sahara Desert of Morocco. Since returning home, they have been busy with special appearances for Kawasaki to talk about their adventures, along with Erica returning to school and Sara getting b …

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YMCA to offer programs in Canyon Lake

The YMCA of Riverside County is now offering several YMCA programs to Canyon Lake community residents, starting with Summer Day Camp and Date Night. YMCA staff currently are at t …


Movie Reviews by Reel People: 'Love & Mercy'

For those who love the Beach Boys (and who doesn’t?), “Love & Mercy” is a must-see. This exceptionally well-crafted biopic presents the darker side of all that fun, fun, fun. …


Spotlight on Seniors: Cody Hankins

Cody Hankins, a senior graduating from Murrieta Mesa High School, has lived in Canyon Lake his entire life with his mother and father, Dave and Donna Hankins, and his sister, Taylo …


Columnists wanted for The Friday Flyer

The Friday Flyer is looking for a columnist interested in writing about social media, smart phone applications and Internet security. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are old favo …


Sarena Hernandez excels at TCHS

Sarena Hernandez, soon to be a sophomore at Temescal Canyon High School, is the daughter of Michelle Hernandez and a top scholar athlete at TCHS.  Playing for the Freshmen Girls …


AA All-Stars are District 28 champions

Thirteen players were picked out of 55 players in the Canyon Lake Little League AA Division (7-8 year-olds) to represent Canyon Lake at the District 28 AA All Star Tournament on J …


Team Black wins Coed Softball Championship

Congratulations to Team Black in its dramatic win in the Canyon Lake Coed Softball championship tournament. According to League President John Stepanek, it took two extra innings f …


Wegs' 1965 Ford Galaxie is Car of Month

The Canyon Lake Car Club congratulates Hans Weg for having his Ford Galaxie chosen as Car of the Month. Hans Weg says, about five years ago, he was looking on eBay for a converti …


Wegs' Model A is 'Judges' Choice'

Hans and Linda Weg's 1929 Model A won the Top 20 Judges' Choice Award at the "Rods and Rails" Car Show in Perris on June 13. The show was held at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. …


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 …


Wunderlich Realtor Report for May

This May "Realtor Report" is provided by Gene Wunderlich, director of government affairs for the Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors. For space reasons, some of the …


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 …


Women's Golf champions announced

The Women's Golf Club Championship Tournament was held June 9, 11 and 16, with lunch and awards at the Country Club. The overall gross winner was Inga Loy with a three-day total sc …


Golf News

Women's Golf Jack and Jill The Canyon Lake Women’s Golf Club is sponsoring a Jack and Jill Tournament on July 11. “Play for Fun Under the Desert Sun” is open to all golf clu …


Adopt-a-Pet: Jake and Ash

Jake is a 1-year-old, tri-color, male Shepherd and Australian Cattle Dog mix. He is a friendly dog who, according to his caretakers, would make a great family pet. Jake will need t …


Furry Friends Kids' Camp

Animal Friends of the Valleys is currently holding its kids camp to help kids from ages 5 to 11 learn about pet care and responsibility as well as how to be safe around pets. Each …