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Checkpoint, Tour an F-16, Gas Prices

Happy Friday! Here are five things to know Aug. 16 in Temecula.

The price of gas, school lunch menu, and other things to know in Temecula, Aug. 16, 2013. (Patch file photo)
The price of gas, school lunch menu, and other things to know in Temecula, Aug. 16, 2013. (Patch file photo)

1. Warm weather will continue through the weekend. The high temperature should be around 92 degrees Friday in Temecula, 92 on Saturday and 90 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows will be in the low 60s. Winds gusts as high as 20 mph are possible.

2. Temecula police will man a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city. Motorists should prepare to be briefly detained while officers check for impaired and/or unlicensed drivers. A Murrieta police checkpoint is also being held—from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.—at an undisclosed location within Murrieta city limits.

3. Here’s what’s for lunch today at elementary schools in the Temecula Valley Unified School District: chicken nuggets, jungle crackers, baby carrots, corn niblets and orange wedges. Lunches are served with juice or milk. To view middle and high school menus, click here.

4. A two-day exhibit of a U.S. Air Force F-16 begins at 10 a.m. today at Promenade Temecula. Until 9 p.m., stop by the display area on the outdoor plaza in front of Edwards Cinema. Public tours of the F-16 will be offered. The free event repeats again from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, when guests can have a green screen photo taken of themselves piloting the aircraft.

5. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped Thursday to its lowest amount since May 6, decreasing 1.5 cents to $3.892, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. That is 6.7 cents less than one week ago in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 15.2 cents lower than one month ago and 19.4 cents below what it was one year ago.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

wolfcreek August 17, 2013 at 01:02 AM
The F-16 was incredible. It was a much smaller aircraft than I imagined. Then the tour of the Air Force Trailer using the interactive IPAD was an added bonus!
BST August 18, 2013 at 01:55 AM
Do you know we in Temecula pay MORE for gas than riverside,lake elsinore,corona,(which they say is riverside county) and even more than Escondido,San Marcos. We should be asking WHY????? we pay at the Costco here, .17 more per gallon than those in the cities above. YET the Costco here pays the same or close to wholesale price as those listed above. HMMM, management at the Costco needs some looking into. Also WHY do we pay more in Temecula for gas then neighboring cities to begin with> Crime is going up, murders, car jacking,robbery's almost daily, shooting, on the rise!!!

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