Thursday, August 27, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Buzzelli & Bailey girls FOUND

The official family website for the missing girls,, reports that they have been found. There is no additional detail up on that site yet.

There have been many rumors of spottings and even rumors that they were found yesterday, but according to family representatives the most accurate information from this case is on the official site.

I'll post more information here and on Daily Temecula as I get it.

Summerhouse Temecula - Proposed Transitional Housing Project

Californian article

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Buzzelli & Bailey Girls STILL MISSING

I spoke by phone with a family representative this morning and as of 9:00 a.m. today, Thursday, August 27, the girls are STILL MISSING.

There have been many rumors circulating including a widespread rumor yesterday (Wednesday) that the girls were found.

The family representative I spoke with expressed concern that rumors will distract from finding the girls. She emphasized that the best place for accurate information is the website created by the girls' familiies:

I will update Daily Temecula's main site whenever there is new information.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Seen/Scene for July 22, 2009


IT'S A FREEBIE!!!...Temecula's newest fitness sensation Sweat Cardio & Yoga offers FREE classes for kids ages 6-12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. For the next three Tuesdays (July 14, 21, and 28) Sweat teams up with Premier Martial Arts (formerly Xtreme Fit) to offer a martial arts-based class. Got younger kids? Sweat also offers Mommy & Me for kids ages 18 mos to 3 yrs. Check out their schedule of classes and complete details at their website and while you're browsing, check out the Premier Martial Arts site too. Premier is THE destination for krav maga for all ages in the Temecula Valley. Some of the fittest women I know in Temecula are big fans of "krav."

COOL DOWN, SUDS UP, AND IT'S FOR CHARITY...on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dogtopia (27629 Commerce Center Drive, 506-1200, is having a charity dog wash to benefit the Murrieta Police Dept K9 unit. For $10 you get a "wash, spritz, and bandana." Sounds too cute to shake (or throw & fetch) a stick at.

SIPPING & SAMPLING...PLUS ART & ARTISTS...Fallbrook's Wine & a Bite Art Walk series continues on the evening of July 18 from 5-7 p.m. in Fallbrook's historic downtown. More info is at Future 2009 art walks are planned for August 15 and Sept 19.

SIPPING...TEA! (HOT, ICED, SHAKEN...)...Also on Saturday, July 18, California Tea and Coffee Brewery (40315 Winchester, at Margarita in the Longs Drugs center near Anthony's Ristorante) celebrates their one year anniversary. Come in from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and get a coupon for a free tea when you make a drink purchase.

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!...Visitors to Parents Connect can vote once each day until July 15 in the national survey of Best Local Places. Cruise on over to their San Diego category and cast your daily vote for Old Town's own Temecula Children's Museum aka Pennypickles.

Morning Memo for August 1, 2009

Whew! How did it get to be almost August? For those of us with kids in Temecula Valley Unified School District schools, nine weeks is too short! I grew up in the 70s, back when summer vacation sprawled all the way from early June until after Labor Day. (Ditto for my New York-bred husband, only we didn't have to contend with snow days.)

I am bound & determined to squeeze every last droplet of fun & relaxation out of this summer. Check out my blog, where my kids and I are working on the Summer 101 List. Will we finish before school starts? It might be a photo finish!

What's doing this weekend? Tomorrow, August 1, you can check out the GRAND OPENING of Delaney's in Old Town (and if you missed it, read all about it and see pictures in the Focus On... section of Daily Temecula.)

Also, did you know Pizza Fusion (on Winchester across from the Barnes & Noble side of the Promenade Mall, in the Trader Joe's shopping center) has free pizza Fridays? Follow them on Twitter (@pizzafusion, @PizzaFusion951) for the lowdown.

A friend asked me the other day, "Is there a 'season' or 'better time' to go wine tasting in Temecula?"

I say every day is a great day for wine tasting in Temecula, whether you are at a winery, tasting room, or one of our cool new regional wine bars. But psst!!!!! Go on a weekday.

Have a wonderful day here in town or wherever your travels may take you!


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