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5 Things to Know in Murrieta Oct. 7

Get into the school spirit with homecoming at VMHS, a hypnotist show at MVHS or a pinked out football game at MMHS.

1. The start to the weekend will be beautiful and a bit warmer, according to the National Weather Service. Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Tonight expect mostly clear skies with a low near 53. 

2. It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to show its support, is hosting its annual Pinked Out Game. Of local high schools, Murrieta Mesa raised the most funds last year for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Inland Empire, and is hoping to keep their title. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. against Summit High School. Get ready to see a sea of pink!

3. Here's what's for lunch today at elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District: Galaxy cheese pizza. 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. Join Bronco students and staff at for homecoming. For football fans, prepare for a double header. The junior varsity game starts at 4 p.m., then stay for the varsity game at 7 p.m. for an exciting matchup against Palisades Charter Dolphins. Stadium gates open at 3 p.m. and tickets for one or both games is $8 for general admission and $5 for those with ASB. Don't miss the pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. with a parade of floats. During halftime, enjoy the Golden Alliance Marching Band and Bronco Cheer, when the 2011 Homecoming Queen will also be announced.

5. If football isn’t your scene, check out hypnotist, and alum, Michael Swensen as he performs at . Presented by the MVHS Leadership, Swensen will twist reality and transforms audience volunteers into stars. This fast paced side-splitting comedy hypnosis show is perfect for any audience and will have everyone laughing, applauding and enthusiastically participating. Beginning at 7 p.m., general admission is $8 or $5 with ASB.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: The Riverside County Transportation Commission, the California Department of Transportation and the City of Murrieta are working to widen Interstate 215 to six lanes between Murrieta Hot Springs and Scott roads. The speed limit on I-215 through this area is now 55 mph for the duration of the project; traffic fines are doubled for those caught speeding. For more information and construction updates, click here.

For tonight, closures are as follows:

INTERSTATE 215: Lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 215 between Clinton Keith and Scott roads. The northbound and southbound number one lanes will experience intermittent closures between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. due to K-rail installation.

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