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It’s not surprising that the southern California city of Temecula’s name can be translated to mean, “where the sun breaks through the mist” as it is a shining star in Riverside County. Temecula was first settled by the Temecula Indians and grew larger over the years as the local agriculture, granite and ranching industries flourished. Temecula’s community atmosphere was recognized by former President Ronald Reagan in 1983 when he said the city had a “can-do spirit”. In recent years, wine tourism has become popular: tourists visit Temecula Valley where John Moramarco planted the first 1,000 acres of wine grapes for the famous Brookside Vineyards and Winery.

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Opportunities for scientists and educators abound in Temecula. Abbott Laboratories, a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company, employs over 3,000 scientists, healthcare professionals and support staff right in Temecula while the Temecula Valley Unified School District employs close to 3,000 educators and support staff. For professionals in more varied fields, Temecula has been called a legendary commuting town and for good reason: it is located equidistant to San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.

The Temecula Valley Unified School District serves the city of Temecula and its families. Temecula Valley High School is recognized as a California Distinguished School. Great Oak High School made it to Newsweek’s top 1000 High Schools list in both 2009 and 2010. The district also has two charter schools, Temecula Preparatory School and Temecula Valley Charter School. In addition to the excellent public schools in the district, Temecula has seven private schools.

Temecula has over 30 public parks for its residents to enjoy. Parks range from athletic complexes with field and courts to trails, bike paths and a YMCA center. Locals regularly take time away from it all and explore the wine country of Temecula Valley where numerous wineries and vineyards hold tastings regularly. Golfers here can take advantage of the sunny southern California weather and choose from one of the nine excellent local courses.

For residents that like to keep busy, Temecula is the place to be. Old Town Temecula is a historic district with specialty food shops, boutiques, antique stores and hotels. The Promenade Mall has a large variety of shops, including Macy’s and the Pottery Barn. Old Town Temecula also has a nightlife scene with the fine bars and restaurants located there. For the gambling set, the beautiful Pechanga Resort and Casino has over 2,000 slot machines, 60 card tables and seven restaurants.

Several community festivals take place each year. The Temecula Bluegrass Festival, in March, features top bluegrass bands from around the nation and world. The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival brings world-famous musicians, wineries, beer and wine pairings, numerous vendors and, of course, hot air balloons to Temecula every spring. The Temecula Street Painting Festival, in June, brings families together to turn the streets of Temecula into a work of art.

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