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Photo Contest, Movie at Library: Today in Temecula

Here are five things to know Thursday, Aug. 15 in Temecula, Calif.

The price of gas, school lunch menu, and other things to know in Temecula, Aug. 15, 2013. (Patch file photo)
The price of gas, school lunch menu, and other things to know in Temecula, Aug. 15, 2013. (Patch file photo)

1. It will be another warm day in Temecula. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds may pick up in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight brings partly cloudy skies and an overnight low around 61.

2. There’s still time to enter the City of Temecula Community Services Department’s Mobile Phone Photo Contest. The contest began July 28; entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Winners will be announced on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the “Through the Lens” Photography Exhibition to be held at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater and Gallery at the Merc. There are three age groups and four categories for entries. The winning photos will appear on the City’s Channel 3, and will be displayed in the January 2014 issue of the Guide to Leisure Activities. Contest rules can be downloaded at http://temeculaevents.org/photocontest/. For more information, contact Gail Zigler, Sr. recreation coordinator at 951-694-6480.

3. Beat the heat by watching a movie at Grace Mellman Community Library. The movie shown will be “Snow Dogs” (PG). The movie begins at 3 p.m. in the community room of the library at 41000 County Center Drive, Temecula. Popcorn will be served and the air conditioner will be on. Call 951-296-3893 with any questions. (Ask for reference staff.)

4. Here’s what’s for lunch today at elementary schools in the Temecula Valley Unified School District: chicken frank on whole wheat bun, grapes, celery sticks and applesauce. Lunches are served with juice or milk. To view middle and high school menus, click here.

5. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped Wednesday to its lowest amount since May 7, decreasing 1.2 cents to $3.907. The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has fallen for 15 consecutive days and 21 of the past 22, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 6.4 cents less than one week ago, 13.2 cents lower than one month ago and 16.9 cents below what it was one year ago. The average price has fallen 16.2 cents over the past 22 days, including eight-tenths of a cent on Tuesday.

"The decreasing prices are the result of wholesale prices backing down when supply issues in California did not materialize as feared," Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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