Shelli DeRobertis

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"[Breast] Size Matters" billboard down, controversy over

Temecula plastic surgeon saw humor where others saw objectification

A breast-size billboard controversy recently came to an end after two freeway signs that advertised a plastic surgery center in Murrieta were changed. The first sign, which read "Size Matters," was placed in January above ...

Cowboy business opens in Temecula

Vail Ranch gets to work after being saved from demolition

A cluster of buildings in Temecula from the mid-1800s that once served cowboys, cooks, kids, and travelers, is useful again after nearly 20 years of planning by a restoration association that won a settlement in ...

The non-greedy developer of Southern California

Fruit from grapefruit groves in Temecula pays homeowners' fees

When Matt Fleming purchased 120 acres in Temecula’s wine country five years ago, the land was a dying grapefruit orchard that he envisioned would someday become a community of million-dollar homes. But the real estate ...

More ducks, more problems

Temecula park ranger outlines why the feedings had to stop

Feeding the ducks at Temecula Duck Pond Park and Harveston Lake is no longer allowed, as the city aims to reduce the waterfowl population with new signs prohibiting the practice. The duck pond was dedicated ...

Frankencart to assist casino clients

Mechanics at Pechanga piece together service vehicle from discarded ones

Eight months after beginning the project, mechanics at Pechanga Resort & Casino’s auto shop unveiled their custom showpiece last week — a golf cart modified into a tow truck, which was made from parts of ...

Tomatoes to fly, bulls to run in Temecula this summer

Unless a lawsuit from animal rights activists gains traction

Adrenaline junkies don’t have to travel far this summer, as a Southern California version of Pamplona’s running of the bulls is slated to come to Galway Downs Equestrian Center at 38801 Los Corralitos Road on ...

Freedom of speech protest in Temecula

Girl's Christmas speech stopped by teacher due to religious content

In Temecula on January 21, about 50 people waved American flags and held up signs in front of Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School in a rally to support the family of a first-grade girl who ...

Halt! Temecula Police Department! Just kidding.

Mostly teens order victims from cars, facedown onto pavement

A group of teenagers and a young adult who pretended to be police officers — ordering people out of their cars and onto the ground — were arrested December 27 after a tipster informed police ...

Temecula teens identified as arsonists

Molotov cocktails used as incendiary devices

The identities of two teenagers sought by police for lobbing molotov cocktails at a school during the summer have been turned over to the Riverside district attorney for prosecution, fire investigators announced November 7. The ...

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