Wednesday, February 22, 2012


The Spotted Owl has arrived!  

This wonderfully innovative company, The Spotted Owl,  was founded in December 2010, by head designer Rachel Hyatt. Her inspiration comes from a pledge she made to her community and family to become more green conscious by making lifestyle changes that allow her and her family to be more Eco friendly. Along the way her journey led her to the discovery of a remarkable passion – up cycling!


Learn some new techniques in this class that will teach you how to use your Wok, make dishes such as Beef with Broccoli, Hoisin Pork, Won Tons, Spring Rolls and much much more.

Class cost is $50 for 4 weeks 
($10 discount if you sign up 2 weeks early!!)
$5 per week in class for food to be prepared
Class is held at Vista Murrieta High School, Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-8 pm on the following dates:
March 20 and 27, April 17 and 24
(Spring break in the middle-no class)

To sign up, contact Judy McClelland
Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Adult Education
951-696-3805 ext. 5194 or

Friday, February 17, 2012



Written By PT Rothschild

Boyle Heights, LA - Now running thru February 26, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the Little Casa Theater located at 2009 E. First Street, LA. 90033, is the CASA 0101 presentation of Occupy The Heart. This new play festival features short skits written and performed by various individuals in this talented ensemble to tell the Occupy [LA] story from an 'on the ground' POV. As a person who covered the LA and SD camps, I decided to see what these playwrights wrought after spotting the ad in the Brooklyn & Boyle, a neighborhood print newspaper.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MURRIETA: local woman found trespassing on Kenny Chesney's property, get arrested

Melissa Mansfield
Nashville, Tennessee - A woman, Melissa Carol Mansfield, of Murrieta California was arrested early Wednsday morning for trespassing and public intoxication after taking a limo to Country Music Superstar Kenny Chesney's home 25 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee.

Mansfield was found by local police after 2am Wednesday, in the bathroom near Kenny Chesney's pool drinking wine according to reports. She had apparently snuck around the perimeter gate according to police.

According to police, Mansfield claims to have a relationship with Kenny Chesney, however a representative of Chesney has said this is not true. Mr Chesney was not home at the time according to the reports.

Mansfield was booked into Williamson County Jail, released on a $1000 bond and is to report to Williamson County court on Thursday February 23 2012.

Political Notes: Paule says Melendez chooses Los Angeles Interests over Inland Empire Voters

Menifee, California - Phil Paule's campaign sent out the following press release hitting his opponent hard on local control, specifically Ontario Airport leaving the control of Los Angeles. Read on:

Stating that "we need representatives who take their marching orders from  their Inland Empire constituents, not from the Mayor Antonio Villaragiosa," Assembly Republican candidate Phil Paule today questioned why  his opponent, Lake Elsinore Council Member Melissa Melendez, has sided with the City of Los Angeles on the issue local control of the Ontario Airport.

Menifee Mayor Denver speaks about future rd improvements

Menifee Mayor John Denver adresses the crowd at the 2012 Menifee State of the City address about upcoming road projects in the city.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Liberty Quarry: Tomorrow's hearing could be the fateful day...

I hope I am wrong, but I have my doubts about the outcome of Tuesday's Riverside County Supervisors meeting about the proposed quarry.

I, like many other SW RivCo residents do not support this quarry being approved. I have done the quarry tour, spoke with many of the anti-quarry folks and long ago come to the conclusion that the quarry was a bad deal for the Temecula Valley area.

There are 5 Riverside County Supervisors. I get the impression from comments in the press and political rumor blogs that a couple of the Supervisors might very well vote yes to approve the quarry. I certainly hope Jeff Stone votes no. If Jeff Stone votes yes, that will not only most likely approve the quarry but it will certainly change the local political landscape.

As we come into the June 2012 election filing period for the Supervisor seat Stone holds, a vote yes to approve the quarry will almost certainly bring new candidates into the race. If Mr Stone has a desire to continue serving his district that includes all of the Temecula Valley, he needs to do the right thing and vote no on the quarry and passionately make the case for other County Supervisors to do the same.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Come meet Phil Paule, candidate for the 67th California Assembly District

Phil Paule
Come to Boston Billies in Menifee (Sun City shopping center near the Post Office) on Feburary 18 2012 at 8am for Phil Paule's campaign kick off. Phil is running for the 67th California Assembly District seat and will be at the event to meet with local voters.

The 67th district includes Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Wildomar, Winchester, French Valley and parts of the east Hemet area. If you live in these areas, this is a perfect chance for you to meet face to face with the man who wants to represent you and your family in Sacramento.

Be sure to come hungry, Phil is hosting a breakfast buffet for everyone that gets an invite and RSVP's, and there are 'door prizes' to be awarded as well. Please see the the invitation in .pdf format by clicking this link. Make sure to RSVP and let the folks at Phil's campaign know that Bill Gould and invited you when you call. Also, take the time to visit Phil's website at, where you can find more info about him and the campaign.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


          TemecuLA, CA – At present there is a craze sweeping the internet’s YouTube which started with that outer space Lothario who planted the first interracial kiss on television. I’m talking about none other than Captain James T. Kirk, ala William Shatner. After going where no man (on screen) had gone before since Othello (on stage), Bill Shatner has set the bar again by starring in the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, which is based on the Twitter feed ‘Shit My Dad Says’ created by Justin Halpern. This ‘Shit’ has morphed into a YouTube sensation that is sweeping the nation, and Temecula is leading the pack thanks to my Jewish New Yorker friend, Susan.         

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


          Temecula, CA – Being the Saturday of the first month of the New Year seemed a good time for my latest LLWAP* adventure. As usual it all started with a phone call. I had been smoozing with Susan (see upcoming story of the same name) when the call came in from new friend Daphne, a name I hadn’t heard since Frasier or Scoobie-Doo. “Do you know The Gypsy Kings?” asked the excitedly seductive voice on other end of the cell phone. “I’ve heard of the name,” was my reply.
“Well the lead singer is singing tonight in Old Town. Do you feel like going dancing? Susan is coming with.” I think you know my answer.