Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Temecula, CA – Over the years one truth came out first. The high school that I graduated from was unique from all others I have ever heard about. Returning to my old Alma Mata in the block long building I attended, now an ample Salvation Army facility, and being back in the company of fellow grad classmates at the country club dinner bash was certainly something I hope my grandfather in Paradise witnessed and smiled about.

Always a class act, the late afternoon-evening 50 year class reunion featured the sweetest compliment to Walt Oster, creator of the tee shirt/cake top reunion logo. More for sports than artistic talent is how I remember Walt, but either way, Male pulled the best out of its pupils. After the jump, a look at some classmates and the room we all enjoyed each other’s company again together.

Monday, July 29, 2013



Temecula, CA – Music and band reviews is how I ‘broke into the press biz’ around these parts. Not commercial bands or mainstream music, but the music made by local/regional groups in the scene known as ‘All Ages’. While championing this ground level collective genre as fresh, it is seeing these bands start and progress that really warms the cuckolds of my heart as a parent from the times when I was one.

In the past two weeks, very live, up close and personal, I have witnessed the evolution of two different bands playing two separate styles of music but yielding one common result: complete crowd appeal, or more appropriately, kid appeal.

So you can imagine my surprise at singing along to the lyrics of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline with a room full of Neil Diamond 'grand kids' in a scene that looked and sounded like something from Glee. It was great, btw.

Sunday, July 28, 2013



Temecula, CA – Though it is a funny line when delivered by Owen Wilson’s character in Wedding
Crashers to Rachel McAdams’ Claire, we doubt the following report about real world ‘interstellar domination’ would make Claire crack a smile.

A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (7/20/2013) reveals that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was bought by the multinational giant Monsanto, no longer even referred to as being ‘American’ anymore.

This under-the-radar move explained in detail after the jump reflects the Star Wars line by Darth Vader, “Finally all vestiges of the Old Republic have been swept away.” The ‘standing army’/Military Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned Americans about 50 years ago has birthed the head of the dragon. Welcome to the Age of The Terminator.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013



Temecula, CA - Part of a road trip, when you have been gone from a place, is to see how, or if
things have changed since you left. My stay in Louisville was to see and visit the past, reconnecting visually as a life traveler. In Indy, it was father-son time but I started to also push off some of my newly acquired food education learned from my John Diaz/Prop 37 involvement. However, the time I spent in Iowa was more to check on the country’s pulse. Iowa is the center of the country for good reason. Once something gets planted there, it stays like an old oak. But thinking is not a tree. Thoughts have movement, trees do not.

Staying at Winston’s*, I asked him one day if he knew that fluoride was bad for him, and that it had been fed to Jews in the concentration camps to keep them docile? True to his form, the friend who debated my taste bud cravings for unique Iowa food brands, stuck to his youth taught programming and argued for fluoride. After the jump the question is answered in two vids, but here’s a musical clue:

“War! (dum-de-dum, dum-de-dum) What is it good for?”

Tuesday, July 23, 2013



Hello Football Fans,

Attached is NFL info to get you fired up for the upcoming season, including a summary of projections from various publications and from The Fugitive.


The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

If you follow projections going into the season, you probably have noticed that experts tend to use last year’s results as a predictor of success for this year, which of course is one factor in the analysis.  But, as the statistics bear out, it is not necessarily the overriding factor.  Since 1998 and prior to last year, teams repeated as division winners only 30% of the time, or less than 1 in 3.  However, in 2012, SIX of the 8 divisions had repeat winners (counting ties). 

Murrieta: Two male roommates arrested for meth and firearms offences

Murrieta, California - On Sunday July 21, 2013, at about 2pm, the Murrieta Police Department received a call from a Paul Hinkston (48-year-old resident of Murrieta), reporting a past residential burglary that occurred during the nighttime hours to his residence in the 28000 block of Ware St., Murrieta.

Mr. Hinkston called back on the “911” emergency line to report that he was parked outside his residence waiting for the officers to arrive. During that time, he observed his roommate—Bill Morlet (52-year-old resident of Murrieta) walk inside the residence, but has yet to come out. Mr. Hinkston also told the “911” call taker that there were guns in the house and that he was in possession of a loaded shotgun in his vehicle.

Upon arrival, officer’s located Mr. Hinkston seated in his parked vehicle. Officers also located Mr. Morlet leaving the area in another vehicle. Both subjects were contacted to further this investigation. At the request of Mr. Hinkston, officers conducted a protective sweep of the interior of his residence to ascertain if he had been a victim of a residential burglary.

Murrieta: two men arrested after car chase, hit and run, meth found

Murrieta, California - On 07-18-13 at almost midnight, a concerned citizen contacted the Murrieta Police Department regarding a suspicious vehicle driving through the businesses area near Elm Street and Jefferson Avenue.  The citizen believed the subjects in the vehicle were casing the closed businesses prior to attempting a burglary.

Just after midnight, a Murrieta police officer located the suspicious vehicle travelling southbound Jefferson Avenue, approaching Elm Street, with a large screen television in the bed of the truck.  The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle to investigate further but the driver of the vehicle failed to yield.  The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed with its headlights off, running numerous red lights and stop signs.

Officers followed the vehicle as it drove into the dirt field at the far east end of Corning Place.  As the vehicle came to a stop due to the rough terrain, two passengers, identified as Michael Holliday and Jason Martinez, attempted to exit the vehicle and flee on foot.  

Menifee: Local man arrested for murder after woman found dead in pool

Menifee, California - On July 22, 2013, at 2pm, officers from the Menifee Police Department responded to a residence in the 28000 block of Stone Lane, in the city of Menifee, regarding a possible domestic disturbance; with a male and female yelling. Officers arrived and attempted to make contact at the front door. After several attempts, no one answered. 

While attempting to make entry, officers noticed a shirtless male running from the rear of the residence. A perimeter was established and the male was located near the intersection of Briggs Road and Hwy 74. Officers entered the property and located a deceased female in a backyard pool. The female, later identified as Darlene Flynn, (58-year-old resident of Menifee) had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma.

*UPDATE* Temecula: Lightning in a Bottle festival ends with 57 drug arrests and dozens of noise complaints

Temecula, California - The event, known as "Lightning in a Bottle" occurred at Lake Skinner Regional Park between Friday, July 12th and Sunday, July 14th and attracted an estimated crowd of approximately 15,000 each day of the event. Based on tips preceding the event, a large contingent of Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel took enforcement action against event participants they believed were engaged in illegal activity.

Specifically, Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel, in conjunction with members from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the state Alcohol and Beverage Control office, detected numerous participants engaged in criminal acts including activity associated with the intent to possess and sell illegal drugs. In the course of drug sales investigations, one individual was also arrested for auto theft. According to many posts on social networks, many of the event attendees who were 'arrested' were detained at Southwest Detention Center and released after 72 hours with no charges.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Idyllwild: Mountain Fire Update, 7-19-2013 at 945am

Idyllwild, California - Under the cover of night and with the advantages of lower temperatures and higher moisture recovery, firefighter crews worked tirelessly to improve upon the southeastern fire containment
Photo Credit: CAL FIRE, Ed Sherman
and to keep fire at bay from the Trails End community. 
At the northwest flank of the fire, crews have been building direct handline to corral the fire away from Idyllwild and surrounding communities. Night air operations continue to support firefighters, increasing crew safety and capabilities of fire suppression operations.
Crews and fire support personnel hail from local districts, state stations, federal lands, and forests from all over the country. The conditions are difficult, but all personnel are fixed on the goals of protecting the public and keeping firefighters safe.
Photo Credit: NASA
Fire conditions today are conducive to extreme fire behavior given unstable atmospheric conditions. A large smoke column could form over the fire and then produce thunderstorms. Strong down drafts winds could develop, potentially causing spot fires and rapid fire growth.
Priorities remain to the North and Southeast—with crews and air support working in the north to slow fire progress and push the fire to the north away from communities. At the southeast flank of the fire, crews and engines are working to keep the fire away from residences. Structure contingency plans are in place in impacted communities. 
Since 2002, local, state, and federal agencies have been organized in Idyllwild, prioritizing community defense, safe evacuation routes, and protecting communications infrastructure.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mountain Fire Update 7/18 945am: Now over 22,000 acres, Fern Valley / east Idyllwild still under evacuation order

Idyllwild, California - The Mountain Fire continues to challenge firefighters as it grows to the north and south. Firefighters take advantage of reduced fire activity whenever it is possible. Last night the fire settled down enough to allow fire crews to attack the south flank of the fire directly. Crews worked hard and built additional containment lines towards the east. This change in tactics demonstrates the flexibility firefighters use to keep the fire size smaller and avoid adding additional fire to the mountain. On the north flank, crews made extraordinary effort building line in steep terrain toward South Peak.
The weather today remains hot and dry and the high level winds are coming out of the east. This change in wind direction aloft will be demonstrated by the top of smoke columns bending to the west. Please be aware of the possible poor air conditions that may occur in Hemet, San Jacinto and Winchester areas due to the shift in winds and adjust your outdoor activities as needed. 

San Jacinto: 2 suspects sought in robbery of local business

San Jacinto, California - On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 4:58 PM, officers from San Jacinto Police Department investigated a robbery that occurred in the 1200 block of N. State Street, San Jacinto. An armed suspect entered the business, exposed a handgun and demanded an undisclosed amount of cash. During the robbery, a second suspect entered the business and acted as a "lookout." Both suspects left the business and fled in the suspect vehicle. The employee was not injured.
Suspect #1: is described as an African-American male, approximately 20 years old, 6'01", 170 lbs., wearing a dark baseball cap, white shirt and plaid shorts.
Suspect #2: is described as an African-American male, approximately 20 years old, 5'09", 150 lbs., wearing a dark baseball cap, purple striped shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect vehicle: Midnight blue early 1980's coupe, possible Chevy Monte Carlo with tinted windows.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013



Temecula, CA – As I sit, still caught up in the afterglow of my best summer vacation ever, the world around me is experiencing what we used to call politically, ‘a long hot summer’. The under-

reported anti-Monsanto moms, Egypt’s Middle East turmoil, nude protests, and now the Zimmerman verdict rolls into focus. Perhaps Dick Gregory was right about the effect of chem trails on people, or maybe this is Emmet Till’s revenge.

‘On August 24, 1955 fourteen-year-old Emmett Till reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him, and shot him in the head. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them. Till's murder and open casket funeral galvanized the emerging civil rights movement.’

BREAKING NEWS: RivCo Sheriff says - Evacuate East Idyllwild and Fern Valley Now!

Idyllwild, California - EVACUATION NOTICE at 545pm - Due to the rapid growth of the Mountain Fire the Riverside County Sheriff’s office in cooperation with the Idyllwild Fire Protection District has issued an Evacuation Order.

The following areas are being evacuated: The communities of Idyllwild and Fern Valley east of Hwy 243. US Forest Service Campgrounds and the US Forest Service Wilderness and the Mt. San Jacinto State Park are also included.

This evacuation notice does not include the areas of Pine Cove, Mountain Center, Idyllwild West, and Poppet Flat.

Idyllwild: UPDATE - Mountain Fire burns over 14,000 acres, see video of the flames

Mountain Center, Ca - The Mountain Fire started at 1:43 PM on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74. It is currently burning east of the Mountain Center and Apple Canyon Areas. It is burning in very steep and rugged terrain in the southern portion of the San Jacinto Wilderness along the Desert Divide and in the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista Areas. See the intense flames on our YouTube channel - FullValueTV.

Murrieta: Elderly woman goes missing, grandson arrested for murder

Murrieta, Ca - On 7/14/2013 at 10:17 PM, the Murrieta Police Department responded to the 27000 block of Greystone Lane to investigate a missing person call.  Officers arrived on scene and evaluated the circumstances surrounding the incident.  

A search of the property was completed and several witness statements were taken from both neighbors and family that had responded to the scene.  The missing person was identified as Catherine Sutton (age 71).  
At 0000 hours, officers on scene determined the case was suspicious in nature and Murrieta Police investigators were called out.  

Murrieta: 30th Annual National Night Out scheduled for August 6

Murrieta, Ca - The Murrieta Police Department would like to extend an open invitation to the citizens of the City of Murrieta to participate in the 30th Annual National Night Out event at Town Square Park in the Murrieta Civic Center (behind City Hall) on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  

There is absolutely no charge to attend this event.

This family event is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships, and send a firm message to criminals, letting them know that our community is organized and will FIGHT BACK!
Last year's National Night Out campaign involved local residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37.5 million people participated in National Night Out 2012. Locally, we had several hundred attend last year's event in Murrieta and we anticipate this 30th annual event to be the biggest yet!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013



Temecula, CA – After hearing/reading numerous comments before and after the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, I can no longer sit on the fence as this is turning into something political. So let me share some thoughts.

America is a house divided because it is an enigma.

As I watched George Zimmerman in his taped interview say the killing of Trayvon Martin, he felt, was God’s plan, I was struck by the look on his face. He was at peace and seemed a bit pleased.
I immediately flashed back to the killer of Elizabeth Amirian, ‘Bipsy’, and how he had seemingly rationalized his killing of the local artist who was his fiancĂ© at the time. Even at the end of the verdict sentencing, he tried to control the damage he had caused. A killer’s motive may differ but in the end the view is always the same, ‘it wasn’t my fault’.

Temecula: Car kills pedestrian crossing Rancho California Road, road closed for hours

Temecula, Ca - On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to the intersection of Rancho California Road, east of Moraga Road, Temecula, regarding a reported traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.

Upon the officers' arrival, along with other rescue personnel, they discovered a male in the roadway on Rancho California Road who was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel. Further investigation revealed the male, a 57-year-old resident of Temecula, was crossing Rancho California Road southbound, not in a crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Rancho California Road in the number one lane.

Perris: 29 year old Hemet man shot and killed, police looking for leads

Perris, Ca - On July 13, 2013, at about 11:36 PM, deputies from the Perris Sheriff Station responded to the 1900 block of Murrieta Road regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival deputies located a black male adult in the front yard of the residence. The male victim sustained gunshot wound injuries and was transported to transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

Menifee: Court rules in favor of city, Wal-Mart project can proceed

Menifee, Ca – Judge Sharon Waters of the Riverside County Court ruled in favor of the City in the Mizak v. City of Menifee lawsuit. The Wal-Mart project at Haun and Scott roads can now proceed after the favorable ruling in this lawsuit that stalled development of the project during the past two years.

Southwest RivCo: Internet Safety Class for Parents and Teens

Temecula, Ca - Safe Alternatives for Everyone is offering FREE Internet Safety classes to the public as part of their Be Safe Summer Series. Experts from Riverside County Sheriffs Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team will talk to Parents on July 31 and Teens on August 1 about the dangers of social media.

Monday, July 15, 2013



Temecula, CA – Fellow Male High ’63 grad Terry Davis* called me just the other day to report that another ’63 grad, John Thomas*, a Memoirs book patron from the Franco’s dinner, gave the work
a glowing review. That prompted Terry, a retired Vietnam vet who keeps the flame for the black student body of Class 1963, to dive right into his copy.
Now the voice on the other end of the phone expressed a surprised note of admiration for the variety of my dalliances since I wasn’t taken as a slut puppy in high school. I wanted to be but this was before the advent of the birth control pill. Yeah, I’m that old. Lol.

Getting off the phone I paused to wonder what my old family/school friend and fellow Male High Bulldog will think once he reads just a little further. From the references that he used, he, as a reader, stands at the gateway to learning about a world unseen by him. This is the gateway chapter called, ‘Start of the Magical Mystery Tour’, and though featuring the running thread of cannabis [pot], it details when my life path shifted onto a road less traveled.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Lake Elsinore: 60 year old woman arrested for dealing meth

Lake Elsinore, Ca - On Thursday, July 11, 2013, at approximately 4:00 PM, an officer assigned to the Lake
Elsinore Police Department, Special Enforcement Team conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Grand Avenue and Machado Street in the City of Lake Elsinore. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013



Temecula, CA – Coming back to town recently, I couldn’t help but notice the story about the missing eleven year autistic boy being hunted for in neighboring Menifee. On the surface this
appears like a lot of missing children cases, although this one has now turned tragic.

At 12 o'clock yesterday investigators were called to the home when mom, Shawna Smith, wouldn't give permission to search the property. Officials thought it was extremely fishy especially after someone reported finding human remains on the property [a tip]. After she still did not allow officials on her property an emergency restraining order was obtained. They went right to the site where the ‘tip’ said he was and he was discovered as we know now, in a shallow grave close to a tree.
A body that matched the description of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. was found partially exposed in a shallow grave on the family property, Menifee police Chief John Hill said at a news conference. The body has been positively identified, Hill said, adding that the death was the result of "a domestic issue" at the house.

Official details regarding Terry Smith case from Riverside County Sheriff

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 12:55 am, officers from the Menifee Police Department received a report of possible human remains found at a property located in the 33000 block of Helen Lane, Menifee. This location is Terry Smith's residence. Officers arrived within minutes and contacted the reporting party who was a citizen volunteer who had found the remains.



This letter is dedicated just to college football.  I’ll send out a pre-training camp NFL letter separately in the next few weeks.  As the season approaches in late August, I’ll kick out another letter for both NFL and college.

Some fans are already itching to see what the first week of the 2013 NCAA football season will bring.  There is almost a full slate of games that week from Thursday, August 29th through Monday, September 2nd, including many FBS (Division I-A) vs. FCS (Division I-AA) games.
Here we go, Mick.  Following is a partial list of games to kick off the season on the gridiron (preseason rankings are from Lindy’s magazine (listed first), and Phil Steele’s (PS) magazine; FCS rankings are Lindy’s and “NR” means not ranked in Top 25):

Search for missing Menifee boy, Terry Smith Jr., suspended, community lauded for search efforts, outpouring of support

MENIFEE – The search for 11-year old Terry Smith Jr., of Menifee, who was last seen at his home on Saturday, July 6, has been suspended. 

Yesterday, Menifee Police Captain John Hill called off the search after a tip led investigators to the boy’s home on Helen Lane where human remains consistent with a young boy’s were found. The Riverside County Coroner will confirm the identity of the remains as information becomes available.



Temecula, CA – It isn’t every day that one attends a high school class reunion, especially a reunion celebrating 50 years. On June 6th, 2013, the 1963 graduating class of Louisville Male High School held their reunion in Louisville, KY. I know this because I was there. I’m that old.

Leaving town June 5th, I finally rolled back to T-town July 5th, coming to a halt at 5AM on the 8th following a party celebrating Ivan’s [Ivan Promotions] 30th birthday.

Over the next few weeks join me as I write down the experience of reclaiming my past, revealing my future, and the ruckus raised about Mary Jane Green, the star in my self-published work, Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, on sale here.   

The best summer vacation, ev-ver, started with attending the class reunion for the best and possibly the oldest high school in Kentucky, Male High, which was founded in 1859. At that time, only white boys, males, were offered a public education, hence the name Male High School.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say body of Terry Smith found at Menifee home

*** The 4pm press conference scheduled for today will be streamed on the Temecula Calendar channel online at: ***

Menifee, Ca - Sources close to the investigation and images from news helicopters have confirmed that
Riverside Sheriffs have recovered the body of what authorities believe to be Terry Smith Jr, the 11 year old boy who was found missing from his home on Sunday July 7.

We are receiving reports at this time that a member of the family may have provided more information to authorities late last night and that was the catalyst for the Sheriffs Department action this morning.

We have just been updated by The Riverside Sheriffs Department that they have scheduled a press conference today at 4pm pacific time.

We will update with more information as it becomes available.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Autistic Boy in Menifee

Menifee, Ca - On July 7, 2013, at approximately 10:33 am, officers from the Menifee Police Department responded to the 33000 block of Helen Lane, Menifee reference an at-risk missing autistic child, 11-year-old Terry Smith. Terry was discovered missing from his residence sometime between July 6, 2013, at 7:30 pm and July 7, 2013, at 10:30 am.

Crime: More Marijuana Madness in Murrieta!

Murrieta, Ca - On Friday July 5, 2013 Murrieta Police Officers conducted a probation compliance check at 24600 New Haven Drive. One of the subjects at the location also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest related to drug activity. During the compliance check, Joshua Marer (22 yrs) tried fleeing out a second story window.

Murrieta: Cops Bust Ganja Grow Operation

Murrieta, Ca - Over the last several weeks, detectives from the Murrieta Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team conducted an investigation into a possible marijuana growing operation at 41700 Elm Street in the City of Murrieta.

Lake Elsinore: Robbery suspect arrested

Lake Elsinore, Ca - On Thursday, July 4th, 2013, at approximately 5:10 P.M. officers were dispatched to
the 31000 block of Mission Trail in the city of Lake Elsinore reference a robbery. Officers arrived within minutes of receiving the dispatched call. Preliminary investigation revealed that a subject approached the clerk, stuck his left hand in his black jacket as to simulate a hand gun, and demanded the clerk give him all the money. The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspect fled the business.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

PERRIS: UPDATE Woman found dead in apartment, suspect Randy Tell Jr arrested

Randy William Tell Jr. was taken into custody in Phoenix, AZ, by the Phoenix Police Department. Tell has been charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend, Ashley Dyer. Anyone with information regarding this homicide please contact Riverside Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Lake Elsinore: Parolee arrested after vehicle pursuit

Lake Elsinore, Ca - On Monday, July 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Lake Elsinore Police officers responded to the
area of Highway 74 and Rosetta Canyon for a burglary call. Prior to officers arriving on scene, information was received that the white male suspect, William Huntsinger, age 33 of Wildomar, was seen leaving the area in a Silver Honda Accord.

Menifee Cops to Target DUI drivers on July 5th

The Menifee Police Department's Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on July 5, 2013, in the city of Menifee at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

Temecula Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with July 5th DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint

The Temecula Police Department's Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on July 5, 2013, in the City of Temecula at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.