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5 Things to Know in Murrieta: Oct. 17

Temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm again.

1. The heat is on the rise, according to the National Weather Service. Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 99. Tonight, expect clear skies and a low around 61.

2. Get to know Phil Paule and candidates for the 67th State Assembly District, by attending a forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Webb Hall, 26850 Sun City Blvd. in Menifee. The forum is being hosted by the Sun City Civic Association; the public is encouraged to attend. If you miss this one, there is another forum Thursday evening in Wildomar.

3. Here's what's for lunch today at elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District: orange chicken and brown rice. Lunches are served with a fresh fruit/salad bar and a choice of juice or milk. Lunches average about 658 calories and 16.29 percent fat. To see middle and high school menus, click here.

4. The Riverside County Office of Aging, along with Supervisor Jeff Stone and Councilman Rick Gibbs, are hosting CarFit, a free 20-minute safety check-up for older drivers. CarFit takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the Murrieta Senior Center, 41717 Juniper Street. Drivers will leave with recommended safety adjustments, community resources, free giveaway items and a greater peace of mind. To learn more, click here.

5. A special business event, Entrepreneur Conference “Building Sustainable Businesses,” sponsored by Redtail Capital, will be taking place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Murrieta Innovation Center located at 2644 Beckman Court in Murrieta. A series of speakers will discuss issues of importance to entrepreneurs, including funding, the JOBS Act, sustainable investing, new incubators in the area, and more. The Murrieta Innovation Center is located in the former City Hall building and is being opened up to entrepreneurs who are creating innovation in the medical and defense technology sectors.

BONUS TIP: Make tonight a family night out at Big Cheese Pizza, where every Wednesday night kids eat free. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., those ages 10 and under eat free with an adult meal purchase. Big Cheese Pizza is at 41080 California Oaks Road.

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