SNACK BAR AT WHEATFIELD

I would like to thank those of you who responded to my post and clarifying how the Women's Club came to run the snack bar. We have talked to the Women's Club about running the snack bar and giving them a portion of the funds received. No luck. Our problem is, the Women's Club is not consistantly open during our games.
I will be contacting Valley Wide to see if we can put a portable snack bar some where on the facility during our season's Saturday Games.
We don't need any fundraising ideas, just a snack bar that is open during our game times.




2ND ANNUAL LA LADERA CONCERT & PICNIC IN THE PARK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 FROM 2PM -4PM. BRING YOUR FAMILY, PICNIC BLANKET AND DANCING SHOES. IN HONOR OF VETERAN'S DAY, THEY WILL CELEBRATE WITH A FREE PICNIC DINNER, USO REVIEW CONCERT AND GIVEAWAYS.
THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPERVISOR JEFF STONE AND THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY




MENIFEE JUNIOR ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL DISTRICT CHAMPS

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO BRAG A LITTLE BIT. MY 9 YEAR OLD SON WHO PLAYS QUARTERBACK, KICKER AND DEFENSE FOR THE JUNIOR MICRO TEAM OF THE JUNIOR ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE OF MENIFEE HAS HELPED HIS TEAM BECOME THE DIVISION CHAMPS. THIS IS A GREAT BUNCH OF KIDS WITH ALOT OF SKILL!!
I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE HIS COACHING STAFF FOR A GREAT YEAR. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPS!!!




Audie Murphy Ranch Is Too Noisy

Here is a note from someone who lives just south Audie Murphy Ranch, and complains the construction work is too noisy...
Hi all, just found out about this web site, very informative! I have a comment/question if anyone wants to contribute. I live just south of the Audie Murphy project between Newport and Holland. It used to be the most peaceful place on earth when we first moved here 14 years ago. My comment is, this is pretty much hell on earth now. Dirt and noise and trucks and traffic! It not no fun living with all of that going on right in my backyard. My question is: does anyone know if there is any developer looking at our property? I will sell in a minute as I know several others around me will too. As it is, we couldn't sell it ourselves because no one wants to live with all of this going on - we can't move even if we want too! Developers can have this area; it is not our peaceful little ranches any longer; I want to get out of here!
Even if you're not a developer, I'm sure that real estate is going to go up in price, once Audie Murphy Ranch completes construction.




Growth in Menifee

I went to a lunch sponsered by the Chamber a couple of weeks ago where Jeff Stone was the speaker. He gave out alot of good information. He is pushing to get an emergency lane put in on the 215 freeway to ease the congestion. Although, there is lots of red tape with the Transportaion department he has to break through. He talked about the Sheriff Dept. and how we have more police patrolling the area. I have noticed an increase of Sheriff cars on the roads.
We are supposed to be getting a large sports park put in on Newport Road, East of Bradley.
This Town needs more parks, but not little neighborhood parks. We need large sports complexes to house Football, Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Basketball Leagues. Jeff Stone mentioned putting lights at all the Schools, I don't think he realizes that the schools aren't that easy to work with. The Leagues have to pay for using these facilities,they have to be done by a certain time so the Janitor can lock up, etc...
The baseball and softball leagues would like to utilize the snack bar at Wheatfield Park, we can't do it, somehow the Women's Club of Menifee is the sole group that can run a snack bar there. How is this possible? They don't own Valley Wide. It is a battle we at the Menifee Valley Little League has been battling for years.
We should be getting large anchor stores and around 15+ restaurants at the Haun and Newport Road intersections.
Off of Ethanac Road in Sun City, a large shopping complex, with Home Depot as an anchor store is coming.




Menifee History Book

There is a book covering the early days of Menifee and the area, entitled "Menifee Valley". It's a pictorial history of Menifee using old photographs depicting the valley as it looked a hundred years ago up to today.

Written by Elinor Martin and Betty Bouris, members of the Menifee Valley Historical Society, and descendants of Menifee's pioneering families, it provides a wealth of information on our city's unique history.

You can buy it from Amazon.com. (Click on the book to the left)




Hearing Tonight About Edison's Proposed Power Plant

The following announcement came to us from the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce...
If you are interested in learning more about Edison's proposed power plant, the South Coast Air Quality Management District tonight is hosting a hearing at the Romoland Elementary School, 25890 Antelope Road, Romoland. The hearing begins at 6 p.m. and the District will answer questions and take comments from the audience.

If you can make it, Edison would appreciate the support.

As a reminder, the power plant is near the intersection of Matthews and Menifee Roads. The project would produce 500 megawats of power and operate only when the power grid is strained due to air conditioners running on hot summer days or if there is a power emergency.

The power plant will use clean-burning natural gas and recycled water and will meet all local, state and federal regulations that cover energy producers. It will also generate millions of tax dollars for the region.
Here is a map of where the power plant would be...




Why city hood for Menifee Valley?

Another reason for city hood is to protect ourselves from being piecemeal annexed by surrounding cities. We have contiguous borders with four cities and another, Wildomar, is about to become a city. At the time, Murrietta wants to annex Rose Hills to the south, Lake Elsinore wants Christianson Ranch on the west and Perris wants to expands its' sphere of influence to the north. Fortunately, we don't have anyone to the east.

Ron




Sun City in 1969

I was going through some old newspapers when I found an article about Sun City, California. The article was dated October 23, 1969, and appeared in the LaVerne Leader.

It goes into detail about Del Webb's innovative new sales technique that eliminated the traditional practice of building a set of model homes apart from the rest of the homes. Instead, they scattered their models throughout the community, and allowed people to buy them on the spot. This way potential buyers could see the models at various places around the community, and get a better idea of what the environments looked like.

The article also goes on to discuss the Sun City Shopping Center, and throws out numbers and figures. Good stuff for history buffs.

I transcribed the entire article below. Of course, the article is still under copyright protection, but being so old, I hope the folks at LaVerne Leader won't mind...

SUN CITY - They call this Del E. Webb Corporation resort retirement community Sun City for a reason.

Here, is the tranquil Menifee Valley in Riverside County, the smogless and blue skies have contributed more to the economic and demographic growth than anything, officials say.

Sun City's location 25 miles south of Riverside on U.S 395 is sun-drenched most of the year, and because of the climate and population increase has been somewhat surprising to Del E. Webb Corp. Sun City executives.

It has been the catalyst that has forced the Del E. Webb Corp to initiate a building program that calls for both commercial and housing expansion at Sun City, now with 6,400 population.

The company will construct immediately $1 million in new homes and add $800,000 in commercial construction to the $1.6 million Sun City shopping center, reports Joe Aubin, Project Manager.

Aubin said Sun City has launched a different sales approach to its model home complex, and it has already responsible for the sale of $500,000 in new dwellings.

Heretofore, he said, Sun City prided itself in the display of model homes in a special area. Now, a completely new approach to model home exhibit is being achieved.

Aubin said the company will start its model home exhibit program with the construction of 20 models, valued at $500,000.

The models will be scattered throughout the expanding areas of Sun City, and they will be sold upon immediate demand, Aubin said.

He said this approach is in reverse of the traditional, which has been to build a model home complex and permit potential buyers to make tours of the models.

sun city model home
"All units will be available for immediate sale and occupancy whenever demanded", says E. Wayne Grippin, project sales manager for the Del E. Webb Corp. "We are in the position of constructing a series of new models on a continuing basis. This eliminates the model area and provides greater flexibility to people who get the opportunity to study the environment as it really is."

The homes are brand new designs, fresh from the drawing boards of Del E. Webb Corp. architects in Phoenix, Arizona. He said home sales will be directed from a new sales headquarters to be located at the Sun City entrance from U.S. 395.

Detailing Sun City's 1969 growth, Aubin said that the Sun City shopping center should gross $4 million this year, up about 10% over 1968.

Additions to the shopping center area are seven new shops and one service station. A $500,000 Safeway store is expected to start construction soon.

Other expansion moves include increasing the size of the Sun City community recreation center and the travel trailer parking area and planned additions are the Perris Masonic Lodge and County Fire Station. A U.S. Post Office was constructed recently.

Sun City already has a 7,000-ft. regulation golf course. In December, it will open another golf course, one block away. The new golf course will 3,817 yds. and par 61. "It should relieve the playing pressure on the regulation course", says Aubin. The new course cost $500,000.

Aubin reports that 254 home were sold last year at Sun City, with a real estate value of $6,350,000. He says home sales this year will approach this figure.

Besides the climate, Aubin says, one of the greatest attractions of Sun City is the community recreation center with its more than 100 clubs and activities, including swimming, shuffleboard, lawnbowling and social, hobby, travel and civic groups.

"Residents of Sun City are the cream of the nation's retired intellectuals and professionals," he says. "Your neighbor may be a former football player or actor, or he may be an economist or an archaeologist. They have come here from state in the union and from 15 foreign countries."

He says Sun City features both single-family and apartment environments. The new Sun City homes, priced $20,790 to $32,990, are designed in the manner of Contemporary, Mediterranean, and Spanish, and there is on that instills the architectual flavor of old fashioned country living.

Sun City is reaching via the San Bernardino Freeway, right at the Riverside-Corona off-ramp to U.S. 60 and then left to U.S. 395.




2nd Annual Golf Classic November 3, 2006

Menifee Sun City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its second golf tournament at Menifee Lakes Country Club, on Friday November 3, 2006.

Premier sponsors for this event are Pechanga, Supervisor Jeff Stone, and Meridan Capital,and will playing in the tournament. We have spots open for foursomes.

Hole in one prizes include $10,000, a new Toyota and Nissan.

The Silent Auction prize is a lunch with Supervior Jeff Stone, a develpoers dream bring plans in hand and no interuptions. The live auction will be auctioneered by Lori Stone.

Many more great prizes, BBQ dinner and adult beverages.

To register, visit our online registration form, by clicking here.




Christmas In Menifee - Vendors Wanted

We are currently seeking venders for our community branding event Christmas in Menifee on Saturday November 18,2006 from 6:30 am to 3:00pm this will be held at the San Jacinto College outside at the market place.

Please contact the chamber for further details 951-723-8511.




HELP WANTED AT MENIFEE SUN CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

We are currently seeking a person to help recurit members to our chamber. This is a part time postion to work out of our office here in Sun City.

Contact Joan Ring our membership director at 951-723-8511.




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