Menifee Mustangs Needs Players

David Williams, coach of the Menifee Mustangs, a baseball team for 9 and 10 years olds, is in need of two more players to complete the roster on his team.

Contact him by phone at: (951) 212-4835.

Unusual Activity at Tierra Shores

I received the following comment from someone wanting to know if anyone else has experienced unusual activity at the Tierra Shores community...
Tierra Shores....Has anyone else had any unusual activity at home. i.e. strangers knocking on doors asking questions, people trying to open front doors at night and day time?
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Holiday Concert at Menifee Valley Middle School

Menifee Valley Middle School's Annual Band and Choir Holiday Concert will be Wednesday December 20th from 6 to 8 PM at the school, located at 26255 Garbani Road. The public is invited to come and enjoy the sounds of the Holiday Season. The band, under the direction of Craig Yancey, and the choir, directed by Tom Oliver and Mark Massey, have practiced long hours to present this program as a gift to their parents, their fellow students, and to the community.
Admission: FREE Parking: FREE The Experience: PRICELESS

Newport & Domenigoni Road Connector Opens Soon

That stretch of asphalt connecting Newport Road with Domenigoni Pkwy will open up in a matter of weeks, according to the Press Enterprise.

While this is going to be great news for Hemet, will it be great news for Menifee?

Congestion along Newport RD near the 215 Freeway is going to get worse, as Hemet folks make their way to points north and south. And Riverside County doesn't plan to relieve that congestion for another four years...
Unfortunately, parkway travelers still will endure a crowded stretch of Newport Road before reaching I-215. Perez said improvements to Newport Road near I-215 will take four years.
The biggest expectation for this new connector is that it will relieve congestion along Winchester Rd through Murrieta and Temecula. But will that relief come at a major cost to us in Menifee?

If Hemet commuters now have a straight shot to the 215 Freeway, will that increase congestion on the 215?

Retail centers in Menifee will not necessarily benefit right away from this new connector, because people in Hemet don't need to come to Menifee to do their shopping. However, the new road will make it easier for Menifee folks to get to the Super Wal-Mart in Hemet. Hemet could stand to get more of our tax dollars via this new road.

Overall, I think this new connector is a good idea for the entire South-West Riverside County as a whole. But I'm disappointed to learn that traffic relief along Newport & I-215 is still another four years away. In the long run, this connector will become vital to Menifee's future, but only after retail and business centers have been built here.

Until then, Newport Rd is going to become very busy, very soon.

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Ribbon Cutting for Ember Care Health Center

The Menifee-Sun City Chamber will be participating in a ribbon cutting for Ember Care Health Center at 2225 N. Perris Blvd., Perris, CA on Thursday, December 7 at 2:00pm. Ember Care will be giving tours of their facility and refreshments will be provided. The public is invited to attend. For further information, please call 951-943-5837.

Golf Skins Game Announced in Sun City

Menifee Valley Golf School would like to let all the golfers in the Menifee Valley area know about their weekly golf skins game. Located at California Golf & Art C.C. in Sun City, they begin play at 8:00am on Sundays.

The cost is $35 plus $20 for the skins game. They play both gross and net skins.

Call the pro shop for info. (951) 679-1182.

Menifee JAAF Superbowl Sunday

The following was submitted by Dave Fokken, a coach at one of the two Menifee JAAF teams that played for their respective championship games last Sunday.

If you missed Super Bowl Sunday at the Paloma Valley High School you missed some great football games!

The Division 3 Micro Super Bowl game was a defensive battle between the Menifee Wildcats and the Perris Patriots. The Patriots scored almost immediately to take a 6-0 lead and most likely thought they had the championship in the bag but they did not know what type of team they were up against. The Menifee team started the season 1-3 and could have easily given up on the season. These boys knew they had it in them to become a winning team and got together and decide to rededicate themselves to work harder and focus on becoming a TEAM.

Seven straight wins later they were in the Super Bowl, down 6 points and were not about to give up. They scored on a 75 yard run by their Tailback in the second quarter to tie the game at 6-6. After a long run the Tailback said in the huddle for the extra point, "I am not too tired coach, I can get the extra point." Sure enough, with some great blocking once again, he scored on another run around the right side to give the Wildcats a 7-6 lead.

The rest of the game was defense dominated, mainly by the Wildcats. They sacked the quarterback twice, intercepted a pass and stopped the Patriots several times on their 4th down attempts. In the end the Wildcats ran out the clock with some power blocking and running to win the Conference Championship. No one would have guessed a group of 8, 9, and 10 year old boys who struggled in the beginning of the season, would end up Super Bowl Champions. No one but the boys of course.

The Division 3 Jr. Peewee game was an offensive explosion. It was a rematch of the Menifee Wildcats vs. Corona Chargers who in regular season played a double overtime game. The Chargers charged out to a 16-6 lead just to see the Wildcats charged back themselves with their second kickoff return of the game and a touchdown pass to make it Chargers 22 Wildcats 20 at the end of the Third Quarter.

The Chargers extended the lead to 28-22 with 6 minutes left in the game but the Wildcats came right back on a 40 yard Touchdown pass to make it 28-26 with 3 minutes left. The Wildcats defense forced a 4 and out but there was only 1 minute left in the game thus they ran out of time on the Chargers 20 yard line as time expired.

The Menifee Jr. Peewee team turned out to be the surprise team of their Conference. They pretty much dominated everyone they played. The Corona team was the only one to beat them all year. Congratulations Jr. Peewee Wildcats on an AWESOME 9-2 season! We are very proud of you!

This turned out of be a great year for JAAF Menifee Chapter. Several more teams made the playoffs and had great seasons but most importantly…hundreds of boys and young men had a great year learning what you can achieve with hard work and discipline, learning what it means to have sportsmanship and understanding how to set personal and team goals and what it takes to meet those goals and of course…had fun making a lot of new friends.

Congratulations Boys, Coaches, Parents, JAAF Menifee Chapter, on another great year of Menifee Wildcat Football!
Congratuations to everyone involved for putting Menifee on the JAAF football map!

28 Cars Vandalized in Menifee

The Sheriff issued a statement yesterday, November 30, that at least 28 vehicles were found with broken windows or other damage in Menifee. It appears vandals used BB guns.

Here is the statement...

On Thursday, November 30, 2006, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department / Perris Station were dispatched to a number of reported vandalism incidents in the unincorporated community of Menifee. At least 28 vehicles were found with broken windows or other damage, which all appeared to have been caused by a BB gun or similar weapon.

The vandals struck between 11:30 PM on Wednesday, November 29, and 3:30 AM on Thursday, November 30. All of the vehicles were parked on residential streets east of Interstate 215 in an area bordered by Holland Road on the north, Menifee Road on the east, Garbani Road on the south, and Antelope Road on the west.

The investigation is continuing. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information regarding these incidents to call Sheriff's Investigators at the Perris Station at (951) 940-6200.