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Canyon Lake: 2023 Year in Review

City Manager Chris Mann announced his resignation on January 10.

As 2023 draws to a close, the Canyon Lake Insider takes a look back at some of Canyon Lake’s news and events of 2023.

January

The Canyon Lake Fire Department responded to 93 calls in January 2023. Deputies responded to 333 calls for service and made five arrests. Community Patrol received 61 calls for service and issued 298 citations. Marine Patrol received 32 calls for service and issued two citations.

City Manager Chris Mann announced his resignation on January 10, effective March 1. Mann served as city manager since March 1, 2019.

The Canyon Lake Bassmasters Club kicked off its 2023 season with a tournament on January 7. Twenty-five anglers competed. Mark White and Hank Dunbar reeled in first place with a total fish weight of 15.59 lbs.

The Canyon Lake City Council recognized Susan Gamble as January Citizen of the Month.

The Tennis Club kicked off its 2023 season with a New Year/New Member Tournament on January 14.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a speed networking event on January 19.

The Guild kicked off its 2023 season with a Huey Lewis and The News tribute concert on January 21.

On January 30, the POA accepted an offer from the city to purchase the fire station property.

Honoring its most skilled anglers, the Bassmasters Club held its 36th Annual Awards Banquet at the country club. Kevin Hugo was named Angler of the Year. Jerry Jones was named Sportsman of the Year. The Big Fish of the Year Award was presented to Mauro Magalo, who caught a bass weighing 8.80 lbs.

February

The Canyon Lake Fire Department responded to 85 calls. Deputies responded to 296 calls for service and made three arrests. Community Patrol received 61 calls for service and issued 318 citations. Marine Patrol received 51 calls for service and issued 20 citations.

On February 8, the Canyon Lake City Council honored Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies Darnell Calhoun and Isaiah Cordero, who were killed in the line of duty. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider photo.

The Canyon Lake City Council approved a contract agreement with Nicole Dailey to replace City Manager Chris Mann, who announced his resignation in January.

With three months left of his two-year term, POA Director Tim Cook announced in a Facebook post that he would be resigning from the board after the February 7 board meeting. At the February 7 meeting, President Renee Griffiths announced that Cook rescinded his resignation.

On February 7, resident Jeannette Williams sank a hole-in-one on hole 15 from 125 yards. This marked her fourth hole-in-one, three of which were achieved on the Canyon Lake Golf Course.

During the February 8 council meeting, the council honored two Riverside County deputies who were killed in the line of duty: Darnell Calhoun and Isaiah Cordero. Deputy Calhoun was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call. Deputy Cordero was fatally shot while attempting a traffic stop. 

The Yacht Club announced it was granted 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the State of California.

The Canyon Lake City Council recognized Nick Lawrence as February Citizen of the Month.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce selected the Jr. Women’s Club as February Business of the Month.

The Men’s Golf Club named Norma and Bruce Yarbrough as its 2023 Sweetheart Couple of Year for their contributions to the Canyon Lake community and golf community.

The Mermaids of Canyon Lake Club kicked off its 2023 fundraising events with a Red Heart Casino Night on February 18 at the senior center. Forty club members and guests enjoyed Vegas-style games, food, drinks, and a silent auction.

The Pickleball Club held its 7th Annual Sweethearts Tournament for couples and singles on February 18.

The POA held a ribbon-cutting for Vacation Park on February 24.

March

The fire department responded to 88 calls for service. Sheriff’s deputies responded to 364 calls for service. 

On March 4, the Senior Chair Volleyball Club won silver at the Inland Valley Senior Volleyball Tournament. Photo provided by Teresa Fidler.

The POA Board of Directors approved increasing the 2023/2024 annual assessment by $15 per month. 

The Senior Chair Volleyball Club won silver at the Inland Valley Senior Chair Volleyball Tournament on March 4. 

The Yacht Club’s “Get Your Boat Ready for Boating Season/Trick Out Your Boat” clinic brought out 30 to 40 boaters.

Amidst interest from the community related to various public safety topics, the city established a Public Safety Ad Hoc Committee to explore and discuss public safety-related initiatives and opportunities within the city as needed. The council appointed Mayor Jeremy Smith and Councilman Mark Terry to the committee. 

The POA Board of Directors approved $16,000 in funding for a community garden area.

The 9ers Women’s Golf Club celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a “Shake Your Shamrocks” tournament and a corned beef and cabbage lunch.

For the third consecutive year, KK Beecher won the Women’s Golf Club Championship Tournament. 

On March 15, the city bid farewell to City Clerk Ana Sauseda, who accepted a position with the City of Yucaipa.

Longtime resident Ken Cable passed away on March 26 at the age of 91. Ken and Dorothy Cable were early supporters of many Canyon Lake clubs and organizations, including the Fine Arts Guild and Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce.

April

The Jr. Women’s Club held its Helicopter Ball Drop on April 1 at the country club. The winner was awarded $1,000.

On April 22, the Ski Club presented its Bob Barton Award to Kim Larson, left, for her contributions to three-event waterskiing in the Western Region. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The Yacht Club officiated the Blessing of the Boats on April 3 on the main lake. The ceremony signaled the official start of boating season in Canyon Lake.

The POA Board of Directors approved the Canyon Lake Enrichment, Activities and Recreation (C.L.E.A.R.) Foundation as a sanctioned club.

The city completed a Local Road Safety Plan that identified and evaluated hot spots and systemic risks along its Railroad Canyon Road corridor and made recommendations on improvements and enhancements that could be made. Recommendations included installing additional roadway lighting, retro-reflective signal plates, median barriers, chevron signs, enhanced crosswalks, and other warning devices.

The city’s monument on Railroad Canyon Road was destroyed during a single-vehicle traffic accident on April 8.

The Bible Club held Easter services at Indian Beach.  

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce announced Farmers Insurance as April Business of the Month.

Canyon Lake Boy Scout Matt Thomas of Troop 2011 was named VFW Post 1508 Scout of the Year. 

The Ski Club presented its Bob Barton Award to Kim Larson on April 22. The award is presented annually to the Ski Club member who has made the greatest contribution to three-event waterskiing in the Western Region.

The Canyon Lake Enrichment, Activities and Recreation (C.L.E.A.R.) Foundation hosted a free Stroke Clinic at the lodge pool for kids ages eight to 15 who planned to try out for the Jr. Lifeguards program.

The Mermaids of Canyon Lake Club hosted its second annual ladies-only Derby Day on April 29.

May

Marine Patrol received 335 calls for service, an increase of 139 calls from the previous month.

In May 2023, the members of the Canyon Lake Quilters presented Petty Officer Adam McNaughton with a patriot quilt in appreciation of his service. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

Past and present Tuesday Work Group members gathered on May 2 at the 10th tee to take a group photo and unveil a plaque in commemoration of the group’s 50th anniversary of dedicated volunteer labor toward the beautification of the golf course.

Members of the community and local leaders and pastors gathered at the fire station to observe Canyon Lake’s 10th Annual National Day of Prayer.

The Yacht Club held its Spring Lake Cleanup on May 6 in honor of Bill Thomas, the oldest member of the Yacht Club. 

The Triathlon and Fitness Club held its Splash and Dash Sprint/Olympic Triathlon event on May 6.

The Canyon Lake senior softball team captured second place in the SoCal Senior Softball Tournament on May 6 and 7 in Hemet. 

Fourteen members of the Garden Club toured Benedict Castle on May 8.

A steady stream of visitors strolled through the fire station on May 13 for the department’s inaugural Open House. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

A steady stream of residents strolled through the fire station on May 13 for the fire department’s inaugural Open House.

Members of the Canyon Lake Quilters presented Petty Officer Adam McNaughton with a handmade patriotic quilt in appreciation of his service to the country.

Jeff Bill, Alex Cook, and Joe Kamashian were elected to serve on the 2023/2025 POA Board of Directors.

Seven Canyon Lake athletes participated in the Ironman 70.3 race in Morro Bay.

The Canyon Lake City Council honored Aprile McKinnon as May Citizen of the Month.

The Canyon Lake Little League hosted a Speed Challenge and Home Run Derby on May 19. 

With 17.59 lbs. of fish, Jeremy Duncan and Herman Preston took the top spot in the Bassmasters Club’s Open Tournament on May 20.

On May 28, a ribbon-cutting was held for the new 9/11 monument at the fire station. Photo by Kasey Castillo.

For the second consecutive year, the city honored service members with a flag for every home. City staff and 78 volunteers placed an American flag in the front yard of every home in the city, covering 17 miles of street to place 4,800 flags throughout the community. 

A ribbon-cutting was held on May 28 for the new 9/11 monument at the fire station. The monument features two towers connected by an American flag, a symbol representing the Pentagon, and a piece of rebar from to base of the World Trade Center. A bag of crushed concrete from the World Trade Center was mixed with the cement when the foundation was poured on January 26.

June

About 20 bicycling enthusiasts participate in the Triathlon and Fitness Club’s Tour de Canyon Lake on June 3.

In June 2023, the Canyon Lake City Council honored Rachel Tolber as Citizen of the Month. Tolber is the first woman to be appointed chief of police of the Redlands Police Department. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The Yacht Club hosted a free “Learn How to Drive a Boat” clinic for Canyon Lake residents ages 12 and older.

The Lions Club held its 31st Annual Golf Tournament on June 8.

June 9 marked the seventh anniversary of the passing of resident John Ruppert, a fire engineer and paramedic with the San Bernardino City Fire Department. Ruppert was electrocuted on June 9, 2016, while performing a repair on a houseboat while vacationing with his family. He was 36 years old.

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle on June 10 near the intersection of Railroad Canyon Road and Canyon Lake Drive South.

The Yacht Club hosted its 3rd Annual Whale Hunt on June 10.

On June 14, the Canyon Lake City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Interwest Consulting Group for grant management, design services, and construction management services for the city’s Railroad Canyon Road Improvement Project.

On June 19, 40 Canyon Lake kids headed off to Lake Perris State Recreation Area to participate in a two-week Jr. Lifeguard Program. Bus transportation was provided by the City of Canyon Lake. The program teaches kids valuable life-saving techniques, boating safety, water safety, and teamwork skills.

Construction was underway for two new lakeside pickleball courts at the lower level of East Port Park. 

The Canyon Lake City Council honored Rachel Tolber as June Citizen of the Month. Tolber was appointed chief of police of the Redlands Police Department. She is the first woman in the department’s history to hold this position.

Canyon Lake veteran and business owner Johnny Juarez was certified through the SBA Veteran Small Business Certification Program, which allows service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to pursue sole-source and set-aside contracts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under the VA’s Vets First program.

Resident Kathy Barbay was honored on June 21 at the Senior Legacy Awards Luncheon hosted by Riverside County Second District Supervisor Karen Spiegel.

The Yacht Club awarded $1,500 scholarships to Canyon Lake students Faith McCloskey and Harrison Rowe.

The Senior Center Work Group announced Bertie Murray and Linda Milan as the winners of its photo contest.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce named Caregiver Provider as June Business of the Month.

The Jr. Women’s Club awarded its 2023 scholarships to eight Canyon Lake high school seniors.

The Canyon Lake City Council unanimously voted to waive special event permit application fees for active and exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations for the remainder of the calendar year.

The Tennis Club introduced Keeley Arendt as its new assistant tennis pro.

July

July 1, 2023, marked the ninth anniversary of the passing of 15-year-old Samuel “Sam” Xavier Siroky, who was killed when his bicycle collided with a vehicle at Green Pine Drive and Vacation Drive.  

One driver was arrested and several individuals were injured in a vehicle accident on July 4 on Canyon Lake Drive South. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The Canyon Lake Fire Department received 100 calls for service. Deputies responded to 486 calls for service, a decrease of seven calls from the previous month. Seven Part One crimes were reported.

One driver was arrested and several individuals were injured in a 4th of July vehicle accident on Canyon Lake Drive South.

A Dedication Ceremony was held on July 14 for a new memorial bench honoring resident Karen Bevans, who succumbed to cancer on July 14, 2022, at the age of 73. Bevans served the community for more than a decade.

More than 150 kids participated in the week-long Jr. Golf Camp.

The POA hosted a movie night at the pool on July 15.

Canyon Lake firefighters, deputies, city council members, and POA directors compete against each other in a Cornhole Tournament on July 15 at Sierra Park. The POA won the title of City of Canyon Lake Cornhole Champions. The fire department won the Battle of the Badge against the sheriff’s department.

Hosted by the Canyon Lake Association of Men and Lions Club, more than 100 players attended a Bingo Bash Fundraiser at the lodge.

The POA and city held a joint workshop on July 17 to address community security and safety concerns.

The Canyon Lake Enrichment Activities and Recreation (C.L.E.A.R.) Foundation, in collaboration with the Canyon Lake Wakeboard and Waterski Clubs, hosted its first-ever three-day Wakeboard and Waterski Camp from July 24 through July 26, providing 20 kids the opportunity to learn how to wakeboard and waterski.

Anglers Kevin Hugo and Bobby Castner weighed in 19.05 lbs. of fish to win the Bassmasters Club’s second night tournament of the season. 

The Yacht Club hosted its Summer Splash member potluck picnic on July 23 at Roadrunner Park.

The Canyon Lake City Council honored the members of the Canyon Lake Quilters for their contributions to veterans and active duty service members in the community.

In its commitment to supporting Canyon Lake businesses, the city partnered with the chamber to host a free “How to Build Your Business Through Social Media” panel and discussion. The panel featured seven Canyon Lake business owners representing Canyon Lake Mobile, Canyon Lake Insider, Hoffman’s Painting, Century 21, Daisy Dukez, Queen of Fun Travel, and Legacy Realty.

Former POA Board Director Phil Hawgood passed away at the age of 73.

August

In partnership with the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Department, the City of Lake Elsinore, and the City of Wildomar, the City of Canyon Lake hosted National Night Out on August 1 in the Towne Center.

In partnership with the City of Lake Elsinore, City of Wildomar, and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Canyon Lake hosted National Night Out on August 1 in the Towne Center.  Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

An early morning fire erupted on August 2 at a residence in the 30000 block of Big Range Road displacing three adults, three children, and two dogs.

The Community Gardeners Club hosted a Fairy Garden Workshop on August 5.

Kayaks, paddleboards, stand-up pedal boards, and row boats filled the East Bay on August 12 for the 11th Annual Paddle and Pedal Regatta.

On August 16, resident Donica Loney proudly walked across the stage at California Baptist University (CBU) to receive her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Canyon Lake’s first cannabis dispensary opened its doors on August 19.

September

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Yard Fresh on September 1.

In September 2023, the city honored firefighters Tim O’Marra, Nathaniel Garcia, and Ryan Moore for saving the life of resident Dale Erwin, who went into cardiac arrest at the fire station. Photo provided by the Canyon Lake Fire Department.

The city recognized firefighters Tim O’Marra, Nathaniel Garcia, and Ryan Moore for saving the life of resident Dale Erwin, who went into cardiac arrest at the fire station.

The POA Board of Directors approved a 28-day reading for new rules for the community garden under construction on Schooner Drive.

In preparation for the fall season, the Little League held a Field Clean-Up Day on September 9.

The city held a remembrance ceremony in the Veterans Memorial Park in honor of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The 60-minute ceremony included speeches by Mayor Jeremy Smith and Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse, a special performance by Elsinore High School’s ROTC, and a bell tolling to honor the lives lost.

Hosted by the Bassmasters Club, more than 270 kids participate in the 37th Annual Canyon Lake Kids Fishing Derby. 

On September 24 at approximately 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a fatal single-vehicle traffic accident on Canyon Lake Drive South near Continental Drive.

On September 30, local businesses gathered at Sierra Park for some friendly competition at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Battle of the Businesses. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The POA held its Maui Monday on September 28. The annual event featured Hawaiian food, inflatable water slides, a DJ, lawn games, and performances by the Polynesian Entertainment Group. 

The Yacht Club took advantage of the large crowds at Maui Sunday to raise funds for Maui wildfire relief.

The Ski Club hosted a Memorial Ski Tournament on September 16 and 17. Canyon Lake skiers competed with skiers from across the state, including collegiate skiers.

Sponsored by the Guild, Harbor Fest 2023 was held on September 23 at Holiday Harbor Park and featured a Journey tribute concert.

Local businesses gathered at Sierra Park on September 30 for some friendly competition and community spirit at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Battle of the Businesses.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce selected Patriotic Arms as September Business of the Month.

The 9th Annual City of Canyon Lake Golf Championship was held on September 30 and October 1. 

October

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Canyon Lake firefighters wore pink shirts throughout the month of October.

The 3rd annual Dock-or-Treat was held on October 21 and featured costumed children trick-or-treating by boat. Photo provided by Heather Thompson.

The Yacht Club recognized Kathy Barbay as its 300th member.

The POA Board of Directors approved new rules pertaining to the operation of electric bicycles within the gates of Canyon Lake.

The Canyon Lake City Council presented the fire department with a proclamation recognizing National Fire Prevention Week.

The POA Board of Directors recognized seven outgoing volunteer committee chairpersons. Each chairperson was presented with a $100 gift card in appreciation for their services.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Canyon Lake Mobile on October 6.

On October 26, the city presented Ria Riley with the Jordan Ehrenkranz Spirit Award during the State of the City Address. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The Wakeboard Club hosted Learn to Ride Day on October 7.

The Mermaids of Canyon Lake Club hosted its inaugural Halloween House Adventure on October 7. The event featured tours of the inside of four homes.

Canyon Lake skier Emilia Horton competed in the three-event International World Waterski Championships held October 8 through October 15 in Groveland, Florida. Horton represented the Canyon Lake Ski Club skiing for her home nation of Finland.

Sponsored by the Canyon Lake Jr. Women’s Club, the 9th Annual Rocktoberfest was held on October 14 at Holiday Harbor Park and featured a DJ, two bands, food and merchandise vendors, and contests.

The Yacht Club recognized Kathy Barbay as its 300th member.

Councilwoman Kasey Castillo was recognized by the council for her work with the Inland Empire Blue Belles and her support for first responders.

The 16th Annual Canyon Lake Car Show featured more than 225 classic and specialty cars, trucks, and hot rods. 

The city presented Ria Riley with the Jordan Ehrenkranz Spirit Award. The award is presented during the city’s State of the City Address to a resident who embodies community spirit and gives selflessly of their time and resources for the betterment of the community.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce named Castillo Harper Business of the Month.

Resident Tina Inkrote completed her first half marathon in honor of her late mother. 

Hundreds of kids participated in the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Parade of Frights on October 28 in the Towne Center.

The Women’s Club held its Annual Witches Gathering Luncheon on October 28 at the senior center.

The K9 Club held its 5th Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest on October 31 at the dog park.

November

Firefighters responded to a residential fire on November 1 at 2:15 a.m. on Strawberry Lane. The fire was caused by hot firewood discarded in a trash can located near the residence.

During the month of November, the Canyon Lake-based business Yard Fresh held a Blanket Drive and collected 106 bags of blankets for Animal Friends of the Valleys. Photo provided by Yard Fresh.

On November 3, the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the Canyon Lake Enrichment, Activities and Recreation (C.L.E.A.R.) Foundation.

Hundreds of shoppers filled the senior center on November 4 and 5 for the 22nd Annual Senior Center Holiday Boutique.

The Yacht Club hosted its inaugural Commodore’s Ball on November 9 at the lodge.

The City of Canyon Lake held its 15th Annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at Holiday Harbor Park. The “Salute to Service” event featured live music, inspirational speakers, food vendors, contests with prizes, and a flyover.

For the third consecutive year, Canyon Lake businesses PZA Oven Fried Goodness and Patriotic Arms teamed up on Veterans Day to offer free pizza meals to veterans and active duty service members.

The 14th Annual Many Wonders of Christmas was held on November 18 at Canyon Lake Community Church. This ever-popular holiday event featured a catered lunch, entertainment, a Christmas tree raffle, and door prizes.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a $34,358.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to support ongoing enforcement and education programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads in the City of Canyon Lake.

Two American flags in two separate locations in the Towne Center were burned.

The Canyon Lake City Council recognized resident Kaelyn Bloch, a paraeducator at Temescal Canyon High School, for assisting a driver who suffered a medical emergency and crashed into a fence in the school’s student pick-up area.

The Holiday Harbor Park courtesy dock was upgraded to better accommodate lake activities and eight additional boats.

The city hosted its 12th Annual Turkey and Food Drive on November 16.

The POA held a ribbon-cutting on November 16 for its two new lakeside pickleball courts.

The Canyon Lake POA kicked off its pilot Neighborhood Watch Program, beginning with community members who live on Old Wrangler Road.

Residents Jenniver and Nick Lawrence purchased, assembled, and donated 40 bicycles to the Lake Elsinore School District and three local organizations.

The Canyon Lake City Council honored 17-year-old twins Zack and Zane Zander for their Eagle Scout accomplishments.

In the spirit of November being the month of giving thanks and helping those in need, the Canyon Lake-based business Yard Fresh held a Blanket Drive and collected 106 bags of blankets, four dog beds, three boxes of toys, one box of leashes, and three boxes of dog clothes for Animal Friends of the Valleys. 

For the third consecutive year, Team Platinum won the Canyon Lake Sunday Coed Softball League championship.

Jesse Beecher was named the Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club’s 2023 Player of the Year, a title he has earned three times in the last four years.

December

The City of Canyon Lake turned 33 on December 1.

EVMWD crews work on an underground sewer pipe that failed on December 18 near Village Way Drive and Canyon Lake Drive South, prompting the temporary closure of three Canyon Lake Beaches. Photo provided by EVMWD.

The Towne Center was transformed into a winter wonderland on December 2 for the city’s annual Winter Wonderland and Tree Lighting event.

More than 80 whimsically decorated golf carts participated in the 13th Annual Golf Cart Parade and Toy Drive on December 3.

The POA Board of Directors approved $295,862 for the Tennis Area Shade Project aimed at refurbishing the picnic area adjacent to the tennis courts. 

In a historic move, the POA completed the sale of the fire station to the City of Canyon Lake with the close of escrow on December 8.

Canyon Lake boaters showed off their creativity on December 9, dazzling and entertaining crowds at the 41st Annual Parade of Lights holiday boat parade.

Resident Hans Weg had the honor of escorting Santa in the 33rd Annual City of Perris Christmas Parade on December 9.

More than 100 kids participated in the Ski Club’s Cookies and Photos with Santa event on December 9 at the north ski area pavilion.

The Choraleers performed “A Reel Christmas” on December 10 at the lodge.

The Guild wrapped up its season with a festive finale, hosting an evening filled with camaraderie, laughter, and shared moments at its annual membership dinner.

In a heartwarming holiday gesture, the Canyon Lake City Council presented a Certificate of Recognition to Santa for his unwavering commitment to spreading joy throughout the community during the holiday season.

On December 16, resident Joan Ke celebrated reaching her goal of walking every day for two consecutive years. She walked approximately 5,110 miles during her 730-day journey. 

For the second consecutive year, the neighbors of White Wake Drive transformed their cul-de-sac into a “White Wake Wonderland,” capturing the essence of community spirit and holiday joy.

The Mermaids of Canyon Lake Club embarked on an endeavor to give back to the community and to raise funds for its charitable causes by curating a calendar showcasing the beauty of Canyon Lake, featuring photos submitted by residents.

The Canyon Lake City Council appointed Dale Welty mayor and Mark Terry mayor pro tem. 

Families embraced the holiday cheer at the fire department’s inaugural Donuts with Santa event on December 16.

Tim O’Marra earned the prestigious title of Firefighter of the Year, an honor bestowed upon him by his peers for his accomplishments in 2023. James Sanchez was recognized as Reserve Firefighter of the Year.

The Canyon Lake City Council recognized John Grande as December Citizen of the Month.

The POA announced the launch of its new pickleball webcam. The live webcam allows residents to conveniently check the conditions and availability of the courts online in real-time.

In a unanimous vote, Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) board members selected Canyon Lake Councilman Jeremy Smith to lead the RTA Board of Directors in 2024.

A 10-inch underground sewer pipe failure near Village Way Drive and Canyon Lake Drive South prompted the closure of three Canyon Lake beaches.

The city relaunched its Canyon Cash Program, aimed at keeping spending local. 

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