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Holocaust Remembrance, Red Carpet, Gas Prices: Things to Know this Week in Murrieta

Here are five things to know the week of Jan. 27, 2014 in Murrieta, Calif.

1. Today is designated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945 and honors the victims of the Nazi era.

2. It's a good time to fill 'er up! The streak of dropping prices for a gallon of self- serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire was extended today to a 20th day, but barely, as it decreased one-tenth of a cent to $3.596. The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has dropped 8.8 cents over the past 20 days, including six-tenths of a cent on Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 2.6 cents less than one week ago, 3 cents lower than one month ago and 12.2 cents below what it was one year ago.

3. Coffee with the City, a chance for business owners and residents to get their questions answered, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce offices, 25125 Madison Ave, Suite 108. Click here to read more about the event that is held on the last Tuesday of each month.

4. A red carpet affair is coming to Murrieta! The City of Murrieta’s Youth Advisory Committee will host its annual talent showcase; “Red Carpet Talent Showcase” on Saturday, March 15. The talent showcase is a chance for youth ages 5 through 18 to show off their skills in front of a live audience. Start your path to fame by turning in an application by the deadline of Feb. 21. Click here for more information.

5. Attention husbands, boyfriends and significant others: Valentine’s Day is just three weeks away. Now is a good time to think about gifts and make restaurant reservations. Don’t say you weren’t told!

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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