1. The second in a series of public hearings about changes to The Triangle development plan is scheduled to be held during Tuesday’s Murrieta City Council meeting which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1 Town Square. The developer, Domenigoni-Barton Properties, seeks to include fast food restaurants and drive-throughs as permitted uses in its updated vision for the large swath of land where Interstates 15 and 215 intersect in Murrieta—forming a triangle. City planners continue to recommend against those uses as well as large billboards. Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include discussions about the city’s allocation of community development block grants; the formation of a 9/11 memorial committee; and adoption of a revised municipal code concerning medical marijuana dispensaries. To view this week’s agenda in its entirety, click here.
2. A Community Earthquake Preparedness Forum is set to take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Murrieta Mesa High School, 24801 Monroe Ave. The forum is being hosted by the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in conjunction with the upcoming Great California ShakeOut drill. Guest speakers include Kathleen Springer, senior curator of geological sciences for San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, Murrieta fire Chief Matt Shobert and MVUSD Safe Schools Director Wayne Sakamoto. Residents are encouraged to attend. For more on what to expect duing the forum, click here.
3. The City of Murrieta’s Halloween Costume Exchange is underway. Through Monday, Oct. 7, drop off gently-used children’s costumes at Murrieta Senior Center, Murrieta Community Center or Murrieta City Hall. Those who donated a costume are then invited back to shop for a new one from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Senior Center, 5 Town Square.
4. Certified yoga instructor Susiana Lechiara will teach a pair of beginning yoga classes for adults on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Murrieta Public Library. The free, one-hour classes begin at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. Each class is limited to the first 25 participants; tickets will be available in the foyer 30 minutes before the class begins. Click here for more information.
5. Rows and rows of American flags will fly Nov. 9-16 at Town Square Park during Murrieta Rotary’s fifth annual Field of Honor. Community members wishing to honor a veteran—past or present— or emergency services provider by sponsoring a flag may do so online through Nov. 6 by visiting Murrietafieldofhonor.com. Each flag costs $35 and will bear a yellow ribbon with the name of the honoree. Flags may also be purchased onsite beginning Nov. 9. Flags from past Fields of Honor may be reposted for a sponsorship fee of $10 if in good condition, according to the Rotary Club.