Although the prices of movies these days (and the concession stand) seem to be rising constantly, it's nice to see first-run movies in a clean, stadium style theater. Sign up for the Regal Crown Card. It's free and you can earn free movies and snacks just by having them scan your card at each visit. The staff is usually friendly and they do a good job of cleaning the theaters. On the rare occasion when they have not, a word to the management has always gotten a quick response.
We've been using Care Animal Hospital for 3 years and have always been happy with the service. They are usually able to get us in on short notice, and are polite and helpful. They have also given good advice over the phone when we have a question. Dr. Alcorn and the other staff members seem to really care about animals.
This is a typical grocery store, and has most everything you might need in the way of food, health and beauty items, produce, etc. But the prices seem higher to me compared to other local grocery stores. The produce section is fine, but not what I consider outstanding and the selection of organic items is VERY limited. Fine store to stop and grab something essential, but if you're trying to watch your budget, bring coupons and check the ads for other stores.
If you don't care about seeing a movie right after it's released (or if you really want to see that great movie again on the big screen) Temeku Cinema is a good choice. The price is currently only $3.75 for evening shows, which is about a third of what you pay at the local "big name" theaters. It's a great way to see popular movies, entertain the kids, or escape for a couple of hours for an excellent price. The theater is not as fancy as the big names either, and sometimes housekeeping leaves a little to be desired, but it's still a great option for the money.
I buy a lot of organic and natural produce, meats and grocery items. Sprouts offers a wide selection of many of these products, and also vitamins, natural bath and beauty products and more. Unfortunately, the prices are much higher than for comparable items at a regular grocery store or at Trader Joe's. If they're having a sale on an item I use often, I'll stop in, but for everyday grocery shopping I rely on the organic and natural food sections at other stores.
The Temecula United Methodist Church is a friendly and welcoming community church. Holiday services this past year offered a world-class cellist and tenor singer for musical interludes. The pastor and his sermon were low-key, loving and timely. A special children's sermon was also given about the meaning of Christmas. Non-members were made to feel very welcome and we enjoyed the service immensely.
The staff here was very friendly and helpful, even during the busy December holiday season. The framing service is competent and they offer many different styles. Aaron Bros. often has coupon and advertised specials to reduce the price on custom framing. The art supply section was not very extensive, but the items offered were of good quality. I would like to see more paints, pastels, pencils and other high quality art supplies.
Sadly, L & L Bookstore announced in January they are going out of business. Books were even further discounted from their usual low prices. This was a great bookstore--with very friendly and personable salespeople who were happy to check stock and make special orders for new books.
If you read a lot, used book stores can be a great option for saving money. Most books at the Paperback Shack are half off the publisher's price and some are discounted even further. Trade in the books you've already read and earn credit toward purchasing more. You can easily save 50 to 75 percent off the prices at big name book sellers. Although libraries are another low-cost alternative, it's nice to have the option of keeping a book you really like. The service here is so-so, not very enthusiastic or friendly--but it's well worth a visit if you are a prolific reader!
We ordered two cakes for a 50th wedding anniversary last year and were disappointed. Although the cakes were pretty, they were very dry and not particularly flavorful. One of our cakes was a white cake with a pineapple and coconut filling--again, pretty on the outside, but the cake itself was dry. And what was meant to be a rich and decadent double chocolate cake weighed a ton; I was expecting a very chocolately moist cake and filling, but sadly it was also dry inside. The price was high for our area, although I would have gladly paid a lot for an incredible and flavorful cake. Unfortunately, I have had more compliments and better cakes which were ordered from the local supermarket (Albertson's)!