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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1988
A 30-year-old Los Angeles woman was identified Friday as the victim of a one-car accident on Interstate 15 near the San Diego County-Riverside County line Thursday evening. According to a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman, Theresa Pulliam of Studio City was driving south on I-15 near Rancho California when her car crossed the median and the northbound lanes and crashed into the roadside barrier. She was pronounced dead at the scene by a Riverside County coroner.
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SPORTS
November 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Torrey Pines (364), Diamond Bar (381) and Walnut (382) were the three team qualifiers advancing to the state championships in girls' golf after Thursday's regional at the Golf Club at Rancho California. Haley Moore of San Pasqual shot 68 for the low score. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills, Andrea Lee of Mira Costa, Brooke Graebe of Yorba Linda and Elisa Piere of Golden Valley were among a group at 70. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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REAL ESTATE
November 29, 1987
A 176-unit apartment complex is planned at intersection of Whitewood and Murrieta Hot Springs roads, Rancho California, by Philip D'Agostini, a San Diego builder and joint-venture partner Craig F. White. The project, valued at $11.5 million, will be built on a 12.9-acre parcel with 128 two-bedroom and 48 three-bedroom units.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993
As a former Air Force flyboy (1942-45) I read with a great deal of disbelief the crybaby column of Navy Lt. (j.g.) Tracy Thorne (Commentary, May 7). His enlistment as a naval aviation cadet was fraudulent at the outset. Had he told the truth about his sexual preference, he would not have been accepted, period! I believe Thorne should be dishonorably discharged with ensuing loss of rank and privileges for lying under oath and defrauding the citizens of the U.S. I've seen good men, both officers and enlisted, tried by court-martial for far less.
REAL ESTATE
July 6, 1986
Rancho California, a 97,500-acre Kaiser Development Co. project now in its 22nd year, received the first place Award of Excellence for corporate advertising image broadcasting from the Los Angeles Business/Professional Advertising Assn. The winning entry was a TV commercial, "Fun & Games," which aired in 1985 for the Skins Golf Tourney in Rancho California.
REAL ESTATE
February 21, 1988
Construction has begun on twin, 22,100-square-foot industrial buildings in Rancho California, with completion set for July. The $4.5-million project is being developed by the Rio Nedo Partnership, Cerritos. Tomislav Gabric & Associates, Cerritos, is the architect and Gabric Construction Co., Cerritos, the contractor.
REAL ESTATE
January 26, 1986
Rancho del Sol, a new 173-home community in Rancho California developed by the Toman Co. of Irvine, opens its first phase this weekend, with three furnished models available. Priced from $99,900 to $117,900, the single-family homes project has three floor plans on one or two levels with three or four bedrooms and two, 2 1/2 or 3 baths. Units are sized from 1,411 to 1,873 square feet.
REAL ESTATE
July 20, 1986
The 274-unit Spanish Oaks project by MacLeod Development of Pasadena opens today in Rancho California with an initial increment of 31 two-to-four-bedroom single-family houses priced from $87,400 to $118,400. Designed by VCA-Randy Washington Group, the houses are offered in six one- and two-story plans with 1,180 to 1,840 square feet. Features include concrete tile roofing, vaulted ceilings, air conditioning, rear- and side-yard fencing and front-yard landscaping with sprinklers.
REAL ESTATE
August 4, 1985 | TERENCE M. GREEN
Designer-builder John Stebbins' innovative "holistic house," in which every aspect of modern energy-conservation techniques and equipment are used in every portion of the structure, is open for touring every weekend in the Meadowview section of Rancho California.
REAL ESTATE
February 1, 1987
A meticulous restoration of an adobe home built in 1879 by Temecula Valley pioneer Jose Maria Gonzales is the centerpiece of Old Adobe Plaza, a new $10-million, nine-acre shopping center that is nearing completion in Rancho California. In an additional tribute to the Basque origins of Gonzales, the shopping plaza at Overland Drive and Jefferson Avenue was designed in a Mediterranean style by Coombs & Mesquita, a San Diego architectural firm.
REAL ESTATE
August 13, 1989 | JEANNE BOYER, Jeanne Boyer is a Riverside free-lance writer.
The same qualities that attract 10,000 new residents a year to the Temecula/Rancho California area also draw business and industry. Many business owners enjoy the semi-rural atmosphere enough to move themselves and their companies to town, said Michael Strode, a Rancon Real Estate broker. "A lot of people come out here because they bought a house first," he said. Channell Commercial Corp.
REAL ESTATE
August 13, 1989 | JEANNE BOYER, Jeanne Boyer is a Riverside free-lance writer.
When Norm Achen founded the Greater Temecula Croquet Society, he used the historic name of the southwestern Riverside County community. But when local riders organized the Rancho California Horsemen Assn., they chose the name of the real estate development where many people lived. By the time Duane Lewis opened his business last September, he didn't want to offend advocates of either name, so he called it Rancho Temecula Tax and Bookkeeping Service.
REAL ESTATE
June 4, 1989
A fall opening is scheduled for The Summit at Highland Light, a $31.2-million, 54-unit single-family project by the Lusk Co. in Lusk's Marblehead master-planned community in San Clemente. New England-style architecture will be featured in the four-bedroom houses, reminiscent of Marblehead, Mass., for which the more than 1,000-acre Marblehead community is named. The Summit is one of three developments in the gate-guarded Highland Light community. Houses will range in size from 2,689 to 3,397 square feet and will be priced from the low $500,000s to the low $700,000s, according to a spokesman for the Newport Beach-based firm.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1989
Carl J. Sorena has joined Palomar Savings of Escondido as manager of its Rancho California loan office.
REAL ESTATE
May 7, 1989
Plans for the development of the first major shopping mall in Rancho California have been announced by Bedford Properties of Lafayette, Calif. Preliminary negotiations are under way with Melvin Simon & Associates of Indianapolis to enter into a joint venture on the project. The 1-million-square-foot regional shopping mall, to be located at Interstate 15 and Winchester and Ynez roads, will be part of a high-quality, 300-acre retail, office and hotel development planned for the site.
REAL ESTATE
May 7, 1989
Plans for the development of the first major shopping mall in Rancho California have been announced by Bedford Properties of Lafayette, Calif. Preliminary negotiations are under way with Melvin Simon & Associates of Indianapolis to enter into a joint venture on the project. The 1-million-square-foot regional shopping mall, to be located at Interstate 15 and Winchester and Ynez roads, will be part of a high-quality, 300-acre retail, office and hotel development planned for the site.
REAL ESTATE
August 13, 1989 | JEANNE BOYER, Jeanne Boyer is a Riverside free-lance writer.
The same qualities that attract 10,000 new residents a year to the Temecula/Rancho California area also draw business and industry. Many business owners enjoy the semi-rural atmosphere enough to move themselves and their companies to town, said Michael Strode, a Rancon Real Estate broker. "A lot of people come out here because they bought a house first," he said. Channell Commercial Corp.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1989 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
The rush to buy land in Southern California continues. Costain Homes Inc., the Newport Beach unit of a British home builder, said it bought 26 acres for $3 million in Pulte Home Corp.'s planned community of Silverhawk in Rancho California, where it will build 126 single-family houses. Costain has already bought 97 acres in Victorville this year and exercised an option to buy another tract in western Riverside County for a golf community for the elderly. Meanwhile Centennial Group Inc. in Orange said its Centennial Estate Inc. unit--a builder of inexpensive, entry-level homes--recently bought 240 acres with 909 residential lots in Lancaster for $13.2 million from Hill Top Developers Inc. Centennial said it had already sold 267 lots for $3.9 million to Ahmanson Development Inc., an Irvine home builder, and would probably sell another 300. Centennial will develop the remaining 300 lots, the company said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
In this land of drought and sun, most rivers have a hard time behaving like rivers. So it is with the Santa Margarita, which cuts a serpentine path across North County. Though it roars wide and frothy when winter rains hit, the river is a mere trickle during dry months. All that could change, however, in the next few years. A Riverside County water agency has plans that would make the Santa Margarita run with water year-round by tapping an unlikely source: sewage. The Eastern Municipal Water District, which serves about 300,000 people in the sprawling Inland Empire, is investigating the concept of dumping excess sewage from the Rancho California area into the Santa Margarita--after it has been highly treated and cleansed of impurities.
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