Most important day in Temecula’s history formally proclaimed to be Nov. 15, 2012

The mood was sublime Tuesday night (Dec. 11) at the packed Temecula City Hall Council meeting. “Pechanga Pu’eska Mountain Day” was proclaimed to be Nov. 15, 2012, “and every Nov. 15 thereafter.” A long, moving, formally printed proclamation in plaque form was presented to Pechanga Chief Mark Macarro and the Tribal elders by our Council. […]

After seven years

“Within us is the Soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) The Pechanga Tribe has stepped forward and saved this land, these elegant hills……for eternity. I, for one, owe them a boundless debt of gratitude. They saved the communities of Rainbow, Fallbrook and the Temecula Valley […]

Fallbrook Healthcare District requests that Riverside County Board of Supervisors deny Liberty Quarry

To: Board of Supervisors, Riverside County Attention: Supervisor Bob Buster, Supervisor John F. Tavaglione, Supervisor Jeff Stone, Supervisor John J. Benoit, and Supervisor Marion Ashley. As administrator of the Fallbrook Healthcare District, I am contacting you to again state the position of this district relative to the Liberty Quarry. It is our understanding that on […]

Alcohol awareness

One hundred thousand people die every year from alcohol-related accidents. Alcohol has been called the first choice for children considering drugs. Did you know that when you drink, even as a young adult, you are at risk for cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, hemorrhagic stroke, and cancer? Yet, every year, 2,550,000 kids under the age […]

To The Community

We can’t come up with any words that seem appropriate. We have had an overwhelming outpouring of support from family, friends, and strangers following the loss of our much loved son, brother, and uncle, Trevor Slusher. We have been given food, plants, love, pictures, donations, and prayer consistently throughout this most difficult time. The only […]

Thank You

I want to thank the community for all of the support my family and I received after our house burned down. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that the community came together to help me and my family. I wish that I could thank each person individually for all of their […]

True cost of annexation

I appreciate Peter Surowski’s February 21st article that outlines what is currently taking place between Granite Construction and the City of Temecula. However, the claims of the opposition continue to cloud the facts about this much needed project. I would like to take a moment to address a number of statements that need correction or […]

GUEST EDITORIAL : Budget must be balanced, capped

CA Senator (Rep.) 36th District Vice Chair, Senate Budget Committee Since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arrival in Sacramento, the beginning of the calendar year has typically been a time of announcing major new policy initiatives, legislative proposals and of generally hopeful days ahead for California. Yet in 2008, all has been focused on the solemn news […]

Farewell to my friends

I have spent a lot of time trying to think of what I would say to each of you in this, my last, Monday Morning Memorandum. God, and some gonzo lawyer, has put an end to this phase of my political career, and I personally don’t have the hardware or the training to send this out […]