Sunday, September 27, 2009


DID WE JUST GET DISSED?...Check out a blogger's take on attending the Temecula Valley International Film Festival on the Focus Hey, at least they know where Temecula is, right? (Thank you, Sir, may I have another?)

TICKLED ORANGE....Tangerine Boutique (41377 Margarita, in Bel Villagio on the outer ring of the Promenade Mall) won "Best Boutique in Murrieta/Temecula Valley" in a recent My Fox LA viewer poll. Congratulations! (And next time you're at Tangerine, check out Anela Apothecary next door (featuring an in-store studio & shop of local jeweler Tina Steinberg.) Don't drive to LA or Orange County! We have fantastic shopping right here in town.

FARMER'S MARKET PARADISE....We are lucky to have so many to choose from! I recently learned about the Bonsall Certified Farmer's Market on Sundays from 9:30 to 1:30 located at the Bonsall Community Center & Elementary School. Now Fallbrook is getting into the action on Sundays with a half-day market beginning September 6. Fallbrook Town Center Certified Farmer's Market is in the Caffe Primo parking lot on Main Street in downtown Fallbrook. Beginning on September 6 it will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekly, year round.

NESTING...and while you're at the Promenade Mall , see if you can spot the bird's nest in the "R" of the Sears sign (near Sears Auto Center.) This thing is amazing, and very sturdy. We first spotted it about six months ago and it's going strong.

Morning Memo from Juliet

Morning Memo from Juliet for Monday, September 14, 2009

Good morning! So much is going on around town at this time of year. The local 2009 grapes are being harvested right now as I write this. Palomar Winery had a grape stomp this weekend and Ponte's is coming up on September 27 (check out Ponte's site for complete information on this fun event for the entire family.)

Peltzer Farms opens for the fall season on Saturday, September 26. We don't need to drive all the way to Bates Nut Farm for the pumpkin patch experience, and Peltzer does a fantastic job.

As we enjoy the bounty and beauty of summer-into-fall (what a glorious time of year here in town!) now is a good time to think about our quality of life here in the Temecula Valley.

I am often asked my opinion on some important local issues so today I want to share my views on two hot topics: Liberty Quarry and the new hospital on Temecula Parkway.

* I am opposed to Liberty Quarry locating a mining operation at the Santa Rosa Plateau. I join many of my friends and neighbors who are members of Save Our Southwest Hills, as well numerous local business owners, realtors (who know the crippling effect the project would have on our property values), and the scores of doctors (including my kids' pediatrician, who sees enough asthma cases already even without this project) in our wholehearted, earnest opposition to this project. I fully support the Temecula City Council in their opposition and I also support those members of the County Board of Supervisors who oppose the project.

I believe this project would cause grave harm to our local air quality on a persistent, ongoing, long-term (decades!) daily basis. The light and noise pollution would be destructive to sensitive rare wildlife who live in the area. And on a purely pragmatic level, as a homeowner, real estate investor, and small business person living and working in this community, we can't afford the dollars and cents consequences of the loss in value of our investment. The demand for quarried materials waxes and wanes with demand; the quarry itself cannot be undone as trends change. The irreversible damage is done the day the first blasting begins.

* I support the California State Department of Public Health's decision to delay construction of the new hospital on Temecula Parkway (79S) until the company which will run the hospital can PROVE it has its act together and will run it in a safe, effective manner.

I agree with everyone else who has had to be treated at Rancho Springs or Inland Valley (especially the ER.) Readers of my blog know I (un-)affectionately call Rancho Springs "Beirut ER."

Great people work there. Great doctors and great nurses have dedicated their careers to serving the people of our valley. They are given an impossible task by the company that runs the hospital. Huge fines aren't doing the trick to get through to this company that their way of doing business is UNSAFE. It's a tragedy waiting to happen.

So that's what I think. Check out Focus On... to see what some of our neighbors think of the proposed Summerhouse devleopment.

Have a sunny day!


Who is talking about Temecula today?

Special thanks to Tipster Scott for sending me the link to this really interesting blog about IE real estate.

* Press-Enterprise

* Californian

* Valley News

* Under the Sun

* Neighbors Newspaper

* Full Value Review

* Temecula Insider

* Temecula Eats

* Thanksgiving Feast: Temecula Blog-a-rama

* Q 103.3 Radio

* KMYT Smooth Jazz

* Only 2 Degrees

* Jeff Pack's blog the.jeffpack.prjkt

* Paul Gallaher's My Frame of Mind blog

* Stacy Nelson's Real Women Drink blog

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Morning Memo for August 27, 2009

Good morning! Happy first day of school to students and teachers in the Temecula Unified School District. I hope your year is fantastic!

Make sure to check out our Charity & Nonprofit page here, where you can read about Gospel Fest 09 to benefit Oak Grove and Wishes for Children's upcoming golf tournament at Pechanga's Journey golf course.

This year I remembered to snap a picture of the kids as they head off to the first day of a new friends, crisp new binders and freshly sharpened pencils, blank notebooks waiting to be filled in, and the promise of fun and friendship all year long.

Whatever YOUR first day of school tradition, I hope you have a little magic in your day today!


August 27, 2009

BREAKING FIRE NEWS@Shortbusdriveby reports via Twitter seeing a fire in Temecula at around 10:45 a.m. This RVCFire report is that a structure is fully engulfed in flames. Stay safe and watch this space for breaking fire news.

UPDATE 6:10 p.m. Thursday, August 27 -- The official Buzzelli/Bailey family site reports that the girls have been found!

UPDATED 9:05 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2009, Temecula, CA: Julianne Buzzelli and Alexis Bailey are STILL MISSING. According to a trusted representative of the families, as of 9:00 a.m. today, Thursday, August 27, the girls have not been found, despite rumors circulating yesterday that they were. The families' representative advises that the most accurate source of information is their website: and that information on Facebook and other outlets might be incorrect.

The families also request that volunteers continue posting flyers (available to download from their site) and that businesses are asked for permission before posting.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009: MISSING! Winchester teens (ages 15 & 16) have been missing for five days. Please view this site to stay informed. There is information that they might have been in the Pechanga Casino area so please keep your eyes and ears open. Friends at Temecula Prep, where the girls are students, say that running away would be extremely uncharacteristic for the girls. DAILY TEMECULA will report information as we get it. Media covering this story:

* Full Value Review
* Californian (North County Times)
* Press-Enterprise
* San Diego Union Tribune