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Nearly 4,000 Lightning Strikes + Temecula's Olivia Rodrigo

Patch logo Patch 10/5/2021 Toni McAllister
Monday night's light show was spectacular. © Shutterstock Monday night's light show was spectacular.

TEMECULA, CA — Here's a roundup of the latest happenings in and around Temecula:

First, today's weather:

Clouds giving way to some sun. High: 81 Low: 56.

Here are the top stories in Temecula today:

  1. ‘Quite A Light Show’: Nearly 4,000 Lightning Strikes Detected Across Southern California In 24 Hours (CBS Los Angeles)
  2. Getting texts from DMV website has been tricky, this contact could help (Press-Enterprise)
  3. Palm Springs' Lisa Middleton Announces State Senate Run (California City News)
  4. Monsoon storms triggered thousands of lightning strikes (Spectrum News 1)
  5. Black Cat Art Night Planned At Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library (Press Release Desk)
  6. Olivia Rodrigo on Growth, Britney Spears, and Being Perceived (Teen Vogue)
  7. June Edmonds: Russell Lecture (UC San Diego Health)
  8. The 1st Annual Global Jamstack Day Officially Declared for 10/10 (EIN News)
  9. Nadia Cooper, Sydney Pulver, Brennan Jackson all earn weekly award (CougCenter)
  10. Konabos Announced as Community Organizers of Inaugural Global Jamstack Day (EIN News)
  11. David 'Dave' Fawcett Free | Obituaries (Towanda Daily Review)
  12. Hop-on's Webinar Successfully Demonstrated Its Robust Digitalage UI for the Trillion-Dollar Creator Economy Showcasing a Commercially Viable Decentralized Social Media Platform (Big News Network)
  13. Washington State edge Brennan Jackson named Pac-12 defensive lineman of the week (KHQ Right Now)
  14. Week Six high school football recap from around the valley (Valley News)
  15. 'Possible' Armed Student Prompts Temecula Valley HS Lockdown (Temecula Patch)
  16. Pac-12 Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva - Football Week Five (
  17. Partners Federal Credit Union Appoints New CEO (Credit Union Times)
  18. Thunderstorms Forecast As Unstable Weather Hits Temecula (Temecula Patch)
  19. Breaking News - HBO's Emmy-Nominated Unscripted Series "We're Here" Returns October 11 | (The Futon Critic)
  20. An Experiment at the Crossroads: In Year Two, Pandemic Pods 'Find Their Legs' — and Face Their Limitations. Will They Endure Beyond COVID-19? (The 74)
  21. Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton announces bid for state Senate seat (Desert Sun)
  22. IE Varsity’s high school football rankings, Oct. 4 (Press-Enterprise)
  23. Temecula Terror offers big frights, family-friendly fun and spooky cocktails (Press-Enterprise)
  24. City of Temecula Adds GreenPower's EV Star to Its Fleet for Senior and Special Program Mobility (PRNewswire)
  25. City of Temecula Adds GreenPower's EV Star to Its Fleet for Senior and Special Program Mobility (Canada NewsWire)
  26. Quake info: Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 13km WNW of Anza, CA, on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 12:50 pm (GMT -7) (VolcanoDiscovery)
  27. RUNOFFS: Prather powers to E Prod repeat at Indianapolis (RACER)
  28. The Times' high school football rankings (Los Angeles Times)
  29. Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Palm Springs (Press-Enterprise)
  30. Week Five high school football recap from around the valley (Valley News)

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Today in Temecula:

  • RHR TEMECULA PUBLIC LIBRARY - Teens Teaching Tech (3:30 PM)
  • Girls Volleyball Dig Pink Game - Temecula Valley High School (4:00 PM)
  • GRACE MELLMAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Library Coloring Cafe (4:30 PM)
  • TVUSD Board Meeting - Rancho Vista High School (5:30 PM)
  • TVUSD Regular Board Meeting – Open Session (6:00 PM)
  • Together Tuesday Juice & Paint (6:30 PM)

Temecula Patch Notebook

  • Temecula Life : "Loving the weather and light show this evening. Our view Looking south from Temeku hills - @thelegendsgolfclub" (Instagram)
  • Great Oak High School: "ICYMI HOMECOMING GAME 2021! Thank you to all of our student performance groups, parent volunteers, WSB leadership program, GOHS staff, Lost Jeeps SoCal, alumni and 1000+ students strong Red Wave for the amazing halftime Homecoming halfti..." (Facebook)
  • MilVet: "Mark November 13th, 2021 on your calendars! The Rockabilly Rally is headed to Temecula featuring two stages of bands, car/bike shows, pin-ups and much more! Preorder your tickets today - There are still..." (Facebook)
  • City of Temecula - City Government: "Caltrans Traffic Alert - NB/SB I-15 Lane Replacement from Riverside/San Diego County Line to North of Temecula Creek Bridge Caltrans District 8 will continue working on Northbound and Southbound I-15 from the Riverside/San Diego Co..." (Facebook)
  • Rotary Club of Temecula: "Thank you to three amazing Rotarians that are now Friends of Rotary Annual Sponsors! Your kindness and generosity will help us accomplish so much in our community! Jami Fencel and John Traver " (Facebook)
  • City of Temecula - City Government: "It’s National Fire Prevention Week! This year’s National Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. We visited Temecula Fire Station 95 to get some tips on smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm testing, as wel..." (Facebook)

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