1. It will be another warm one in Murrieta. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds may pick up in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight brings partly cloudy skies and an overnight low around 61.
2. Save the date for Monday, Aug. 19, when Murrieta National Little League will hold sign-ups for fall ball beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Jersey’s Pizza, 40557 California Oaks Road, Murrieta. For more information, see MNLL’s event listing on Patch.
3. Paws 4 Law, a nonprofit organization that supports the Murrieta Police Department K9 Team, is seeking volunteers for its second annual benefit event to be held Saturday, Oct. 5 on the sports field at Calvary Chapel Christian Schools in Murrieta. For more information about the volunteer opportunity, click here.
4. Here’s what’s for lunch today at elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District: chicken bites and Goldfish crackers. Lunches average 639 calories and 28.64 percent fat, and are served with a fruit and salad bar, juice or milk. To view middle and high school menus, click here.
5. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped Wednesday to its lowest amount since May 7, decreasing 1.2 cents to $3.907. The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has fallen for 15 consecutive days and 21 of the past 22, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 6.4 cents less than one week ago, 13.2 cents lower than one month ago and 16.9 cents below what it was one year ago. The average price has fallen 16.2 cents over the past 22 days, including eight-tenths of a cent on Tuesday.
"The decreasing prices are the result of wholesale prices backing down when supply issues in California did not materialize as feared," Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
—City News Service contributed to this report.