1. The rain will continue according to the National Weather Service. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny with a high around 70. Tonight, there will be showers, partly cloudy skies and a low around 49.
2. Elementary and middle school students in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District are on an early release schedule today and high schoolers will have a late start. Parents, check your child's school website, as release times differ. Motorists, beware of students walking and earlier-than-usual traffic near schools.
3. Here's what's for lunch today at elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District: bean and cheese burrito. 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. For those interested in participating in the City of Murrieta’s Holiday Push Cart Parade, the deadline to turn in applications is today at 5 p.m. For more information and to download the application, click here.
5. Do you have a case of the Mondays? Resolve it with a killer night of karaoke and dancing at The Stampede, 28721 Old Town Front St., in Temecula. Or are you more of a hoofer than a crooner? Free dance lessons are also offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Stampede is open to those 18 and older.