New Park In Menifee

I have just got off the phone with Jeff Stone's Office. He is our County Supervisor. I called in regards to the park that was supposed to be built off of La Ladera Road in Menifee. They informed me that they are having a ground breaking ceremony in the beginning of April 2005. This is good news to anyone involved in youth sports. We are in desperate need of playing fields for soccer and baseball. Both the Menifee Valley Little League and Menifee AYSO are raising money to purchase their own land.

I believe all of these new home developers should be footing the bill for these facilities, and not by attaching Mello Roos to the Homebuyers. They are bringing in all of the new people to Menifee Valley.

If any one has 10 acres that they would like to lease to the Little League, please email me.

Law of the Lash

Back in December, I blogged about a movie in which the story takes place in Temecula. The movie is "Law of the Lash". My neighbor rented the movie, and I got a chance to watch it.

It's about a U.S. Marshall named "Cheyenne" and his sidekick "Fuzzy". Cheyenne's been tracking down a gang of robbers led by guy named Decker. They set up operations in a shack just outside of Temecula, and pose as gold prospectors. Eventually, Cheyenne nabs the whole bunch with the help of the Sheriff.

As far as how well the movie portrays Temecula, is not known to me. I imagine the whole movie was filmed elsewhere, maybe in Hollywood, or who knows where. The movie focused a good deal on a store named, "Hilton's General Store". I don't know if there was such a store in the real Temecula.

The movie showed lots of oak trees, chaparral, and mountains strewn with boulders, just like how Temecula probably would have looked.

The beginning of the movie portrayed a stage coach robbery, perhaps this would have been the Butterfield Stage. But it was not. It turned out to be the "Hagerstown-Medina Stagecoach". Characters in the movie also spoke of a nearby town named "Hagerstown". The best that I find is that there was no such nearby town by that name in those times.

But nonetheless, it was an enjoyable movie if you like old westerns.

Music Bands Wanted for Temecula Valley Band Clash

The Temecula Valley Band Clash takes place on May 28, 2005 at the Temecula Rec Center Ampitheater. Local area bands are being sought to fill the venue.

Band Info:

  • Must be a local area band (Menifee, Temecula, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, De Luz, Fallbrook, Anza)

  • Focus is on the area youth, although everyone who writes original music is encouraged submit an application.

  • Last day to enter is February 25, 2005, bands will be announced March 1, 2005

  • Each band selected to play will receive 2 raffle tickets on the day of show for the chance at winning: #1 - an 8 hour recording session at Sinewave Studios in Hemet, produced by Bill Gould of Full Value Entertainment, and #2 - an opening slot for a national touring band at Madlins or another venue produced by Full Value Entertainment.

  • All genres of music are accepted
For more information, visit Full Value Entertainment, or Temecula Arts Council.