Nena's Pizza & Rong's Chinese Are Gone

I guess you can call me "late for dinner". I just found out that Nena's Pizza and Rong's Chinese Restaurant are closed up for good. At least, their original locations in the Sun City Shopping Center are gone.

I never went to Nena's Pizza, but I guess that means I won't be getting those tiny little pizza boxes on my driveway anymore.

As for Rong's, I've eaten there a few times, and everytime I was there it was awful. Not sure why I kept going back. But then again, I've yet to find any chinese restaurant in SW Riverside County that I could consider "great", except for Dragon House in MoVal, and that includes PF Chang's.




Wal-Mart Petitions in Front of Target




Over the weekend, solicitors with petitions have been approaching customers at both entrances of the Super Target in the Countryside Marketplace with petitions. They claim that these petitions are to get the measure on the ballot to allow Wal-Mart to build one year earlier, having the store open in 2013. The are also claiming that this will allow Wal-Mart to provide "badly needed jobs to Menifee, as many as 3000 full-time regular jobs." Another claim made was that "the Menifee City Council has already fully approved Wal-Mart building a store in Menifee on Scott and Haun Roads, this will just speed up the process."


The solicitors have been met with some resistance by members of the community, the Target management, and have been asked to leave the premises by the Menifee Police numerous times, only to return. The solicitor I spoke with vowed to keep returning until they receive enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot. I also spoke with a member of management from Target, and she informed me that Target Management, Menifee Police and the Mayor of Menifee are working together to remove these solicitors and have a meeting today to discuss thier continued presence in front of Target. The management member also informed me that Target is keeping a list of customers who are complaining about the solicitors, and will be turning that list over to thier Asset Protection Department, as well as the Menifee Police, to discourage this activity.


It is important to note that on my three visits to the center, spanning Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I saw these solicitors only in front of Target, and not any other establishment in the Countryside Marketplace.

For more information, click the link below to read other articles posted here on Menifee 24/7 regarding Wal-Mart. http//www.menifee247.com/search?q=Wal+Mart&x=18&y=18




Hundreds of Nativities to be seen at 6th Annual Christmas Celebration

"Born is the Light of the World" is the theme for the the sixth annual Community Christmas Celebration held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, December 2-4th.

This free event showcases hundreds of miniature Nativity scenes shared by local individuals and families, with a dramatic (1 hour) presentation at 7:00 pm each evening featuring traditional Christmas music.

December 2 - doors open at 5:00 pm

December 3 - doors open at 5:00 pm

December 4 - doors open at 4:00 pm

Free refreshments will be provided.

The Menifee chapel is at 29725 Bradley Road, on the corner of Lazy Creek and Bradley, north of Newport Avenue.




Faulty Refrigerator Burns Menifee Home

A fire broke out at a home on the 29000 block of Squaw Valley Dr in Menifee this afternoon.

CAL Fire and Riverside County Firefighters were on scene at the single-story, single family dwelling which started in the garage and spread to the attic. Cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty refrigerator.

Three adults and two children were displaced.

Squaw Valley Drive Menifee




Lines, Lines, and more Lines


By 3:30 am, the Black Friday shopper lines at the Marketplace were as far as the eye could see. The photo shows the Target line that reached all of the way to Lowes. Target was scheduled to open at 4am, and Best Buy at 5am. The Best Buy lines reached to Old Navy, and Old Navy had a line out the door, even though they opened at midnight.

The lines inside each store were phenomenal,wrapping and weaving through the aisles. Sales associates were cheerful, and the deals were everywhere!,
.




Kohls Black Friday 3am


Recession? What recession?

There was certainly no sign of a recession at 3am in the Countryside Marketplace this Black Friday morn.

This photo was taken at 3:05 in Kohls. The parking lot was packed and Menifee Police made thier presence known to keep order.




Lines Already Forming at Countryside Marketplace



Determined Black Friday shoppers have already begun lining up at Best Buy and Target in Menifee. These photos were taken at 5:00 pm Thanksgiving evening. Shoppers, although cold, seemed in good spirits!




Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting - The Children's Dental Practice of Menifee

Ribbon Cutting-Grand Opening

The Children's Dental Practice of Menifee
27180 Newport Rd - Ste 3, Menifee, CA 92584

Friday, December 10, 2010 , 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Music by Paloma Valley High School Jazz Band


RSVP To mmugo@thechildrensdentalpractice.com


http://www.thechildrensdentalpractice.com




Donate Toys to Santa's Workshop

Pre-qualified low-income families in Menifee Valley have been invited to bring their children 12 and under to visit with Santa Claus and receive gifts during Santa’s workshop on December 18, 2010

Low income families interested in receiving presents from Santa’s Workshop must apply through the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City 951-301-4414

This is the sixth year for Santa’s Workshop, a community project organized and conducted by volunteers from

Menifee Valley Community Cupboard

Central County United Way

Spark of Love

Cal Fires

Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce


Last year’s event provided toys, snacks and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus – as well as a healthy helping of the Holiday Spirit – to more than 800 disadvantaged children in the region. The 2010 holiday season has been heavily impacted by the current economy and more then 1000 children are expected to enroll in this years’ program.

We encourage the community to show their support and bring toys to the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Toys are also being collected at various local businesses, local Menifee Valley schools and the fire departments in Menifee and Quail Valley.

For more information about participating in Santa’s Workshop or to donate toys, bicycles and other gifts:

Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, sandra@mvcupboard.org
26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586 (951) 746-0295

OR Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, ceo@menifeevalleychamber.com

TOY COLLECTION BOXES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MENIFEE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CALL (951) 672-1991




Heritage High Football UNDEFEATED - going into CIF Playoffs Round 2

Wow wow WOW!!!

Congratulations Heritage Football Team, going into Round 2 of the CIF Playoffs with a record of 11-0 !!!

Their next game is this Friday,
November 26th at 7:00 pm
AB Miller High School
6821 Oleander Avenue Fontana, CA 92336-1400

They will be playing Summit High School.

I had heard our Heritage boys were doing good... but I'm a girl, so I didn't keep up on what obviously has been HOT Season for our local boys. I tried to find more info but my googling gave me nothing much but a few snips here and there and a headache.

Anyone with details about this great bunch of guys, highlights from these games, links, videos, pics... etc. Please SEND THEM TO ME so that I can post them here on Menifee 24/7.

Send to: Cynthia@TeamDadAndDaughters.com




"A Christmas Concert" at MSJC first week of December

Geared toward the entire family, The Menifee Valley Campus College Singers will present “A Christmas Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Menifee Lab Theatre, room 207.

MSJC students will be performing works from Jose Feliciano, Handel's "Messiah", as well as popular Christmas Carols and an audience sing-a-long.

General Admission: $8.00

$7.00 for Students with an ASB sticker

You can make reservations by calling 951-639-5790.


For more information, contact Michael Tausig at 951-639-5666 or mtausig@msjc.edu

Mt. San Jacinto College, 28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee, CA 92584



Read more: http://www.swrnn.com/southwest-riverside/2010-11-24/lifestyle/msjc-menifee-valley-campus-college-singers-perform-%e2%80%9ca-christmas-concert%e2%80%9d#ixzz16FKFHMnJ




Menifee Marketplace Madness

Black Friday, the first official shopping day of the Christmas season, always falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Eager to get your shopping dollars before you run out of money, retailers open early, to attract the crowds. For a preview of sales ads, visit www.theblackfriday.com to see what businesses across the nation are offering.

Since the first year the Countryside Marketplace opened, it has attracted the crowds. This year should be even better for retailers, even though the weather forecast is downright chilly! When the first store opens, the temperature should be around 37 degrees! So bundle up shoppers!

We have assembled a list of some of the retailers in the Marketplace, and the hours they open:

12:00 Midnight
Old Navy

2:30 am
Starbucks (Gotta have coffee. . . )

3:00 am
Kohls

4:00 am
Target

5:00 am
Best Buy
Lane Bryant
Game Stop
Tillys

6:00 am
Lowes
Staples
Michaels

Other retailers in the Marketplace may also be opening early, so if I missed one, I would suggest you call them to see when they open.

See you there!




Duffy Hudson Comes to Sun City

Duffy HudsonThe tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life at the Sun City Library on Tuesday, December 14th, at 4:00pm under the Dickens classic "Christmas Carol".

Duffy Hudson is a Broadway and film actor who will be playing every character himself without the aid of props or costumes. After the seventy-five minute performance children and adults alike can decorate their own sugar cookie with yummy and colorful frosting, sprinkles, and a little holiday love.

Space is limited so please arrive early.

If you have any questions, please contact the library staff at (951) 679-3534.

Event is open to the public. The Sun City Library is located at 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd. (cross street is Bradley).




Lighting Up The Menifee Nights

Well, it is that time of year ~ time to dust off the Christmas decorations, and hang up the lights! Over the years I've seen many spectacular Christmas displays in Menifee, each more breathtaking than the last.

This year we are inviting you to share with your fellow Menifee residents the secret, and not so secret, amazing Christmas displays. Share with us all where you have seen beautiful, unique, exciting, and elaborate displays. Please include in your comments the cross-streets, so we can all find these Menifee Christmas Displays.

If you have a display of your own you would like to share, feel free to do so here.

Happy Lighting!




Breakfast With Santa, 2010 & Santa's Toy Workshop

The City of Menifee announces its "Breakfast with Santa" and "Santa's Toy Workshop", which will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 7:00am to 1:00pm, at Kay Ceniceros Center.

Bring the kids to have breakfast with Santa Claus, take pictures with him, then experience Santa's magical workshop.

You must purchase tickets by December 2, which are available for $5.00 at Lazy Creek Recreation Center (link).

Breakfast with Santa




Relay For Life Menifee, 2011

Relay for LifeThe American Cancer Society's 6th Annual 24-hour "Relay For Life Menifee" will be held at Paloma Valley High School, from 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th to 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 10th, 2011.

Walkers and runners will go round the clock in the battle against cancer in honor of friends and loved ones, hoping to raise funds in the local community for the fight against cancer. Dozens of business and community teams are forming, and cancer survivors are needed to participate in the inspirational "Survivor's Lap," during the Opening Ceremony.

"Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for our community to come together in the fight against cancer," said Cathi Hill, staff partner for the Relay For Life of Menifee for the American Cancer Society. "Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this disease and that we can actually help our friends, families and neighbors that have been touched by cancer."

Teams of walking and running enthusiasts from all walks of life will gather for the 24-hour relay against cancer. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's version of a relay, but with a new twist. Relay for Life is a family-oriented team event where participants can walk or run around the track, relay-style, for 24 hours. Participants camp out around the track and when they aren't taking their turn on the track, they take part in fun activities with family, neighbors, and co-workers.

At the Relay for Life events, local cancer survivors are honored during the "Opening Lap" for survivors only, where participants receive a special medal in celebration of their survivorship.

"There will be activities for attendees of all ages," said Hill. "There will be cancer prevention, healthy lifestyle and nutrition education available so that we can all learn how to take charge of our health. And, of course, we will have music, dance, and the very moving Luminaria Ceremony in the evening." Businesses and organizations throughout the community are joining in the celebration.

"We are still looking for teams and team captains, for cancer survivors and their families, and for local businesses to help us with donations and underwriting," said Hill.

Teams from companies and organizations collect donations and can win prizes for their efforts. A team consists of ten or more members, and can be made up of neighbors, family members, co-workers, church friends, students and youth, or any combination of cancer fighters. Each team member is asked to collect $100 in donations to the American Cancer Society.

"Relay for Life is as much an awareness raiser about progress against cancer as it is a fundraiser to fight cancer," said Hill. "For cancer survivors, their involvement is proof of the progress that has been made not only in cancer cure rates, but in the quality of life following cancer treatment."

"The funds raised will enable us to expand our services to cancer patients and their families, to offer more educational programs that will reduce people's risk of getting cancer, and to expand cancer research programs," Hill added.

Registration forms and information about the Relay for Life are available at www.relayforlife.org/menifeeca or from the American Cancer Society by calling the Inland Empire Area Office at (951) 300-1220. For information on cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, call (800) ACS-2345, or visit the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.




Kids Holiday Workshop, Nov 29-30, 2010

The City of Menifee, through the Riverside County Economic Development Agency is offering a "Kids Holiday Workshop" where kids get to make Christmas decorations.

It's taking place at Lazy Creek Park.

You must register your child by Tuesday, November 23, 2010. The workshop will be held at various times between Monday, November 29, through Tuesday, November 30.

$8.00 per child, $6.00 per sibling.

kids holiday workshop




Scott Mann Awarded for Service

Last night's city council meeting was Scott Mann's last city council meeting.

The one-term city councilman lost his reelection bid to Tom Fuhrman during the general election on November 2. Mann's term as city councilman doesn't officially expire until Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at which time Fuhrman will be sworn in.

In the council meeting, Vice Mayor Twyman claimed he lost a bet with Tom Fuhrman, whereby Twyman had bet that Mann would win his reelection bid. As payment for losing the bet, Twyman wore a white t-shirt at the meeting emblazoned with, "I Voted for Tom Fuhrman".

Scott Mann receiving award from Wallace Edgerton
But Twyman apologized to Mann claiming that it was nothing personal against him, and that he holds the highest regard for Mann, going on to say, "Scott Mann is a godsend to Menifee".

Mayor Edgerton presented Mann with a trophy for his service and gave a speech saying that "No one has put in more personal time into the City of Menifee than Scott Mann", to which Mann received a round of applause from everyone.

Scott Mann later told the audience that while he won't be on the city council after December 7, he wants to continue serving on the city's Veterans Committee.




Nautical Cove Development Approved

This evening, the Menifee City Council approved a new housing development called "Nautical Cove".

The development is a project of The Rancon Group, and as such, the audience was attended by all the higher-ups from Rancon, including Dan Stephenson, the head honcho, and Temecula Mayor Jeff Comerchero, who's Rancon's CEO.

Nautical Cove is a housing project eight years in the planning, and originally started through the County. Rancon hoped it would have gotten under way a couple years earlier, but Menifee Cityhood kinda set things back for them.

It builds 239 single family homes on a total of 77 acres, of which 14 acres set aside for recreational amenities, including 12 acres for the lake, and the rest for parks, recreational facilities, and paseos.

Nautical Cove Map
The development is located on the corner of Briggs Road and Holland Road, at the north-west corner. At its northern border is Wilderness Lakes RV Park, and at its western border is the unfinished "Lakes at Menifee" development.

Water Issues

Seemingly at the heart of Nautical Cove, as well as its issues against it, is it's own man-made lake.

Rancon proposed that the lake be initially filled using ground water that they pump up from underground. And then it would be maintained by rain runoff from the nearby hills and farms. The lake itself is part of the watershed that creates Salt Creek, and is actually intended to be a flood control facility, but conveniently doubles as Nautical Cove's main attraction.

If you look at a map of Nautical Cove and the nearby developments, you'll see that Nautical Cove will capture farm run off and channel it into its lake, then overflow into The Lakes at Menifee, which are then designed to overflow into Menifee Lakes.

Nautical Cove chain of lakes
But if it turns out that during times of drought there is not adequate runoff, it will be left to the Homeowners Association to buy water from EMWD via the same underground water.

Louis Mazei, stepped up to the podium to make a public comment that even though there are assurances there is plenty of water to support the lake, pumping out this water could adversely impact nearby residences that may still rely on ground water.

John Goodman, also stepped up to the podium noting that he represents a nearby farm, and that approval of Nautical Cove would increase the supply of homes in Menifee, and thereby lower property values overall.

Dan Stephenson, Rancon's founder, stepped up to the podium and brought in Ron Barto, a water consultant that Rancon hired to study the water feasibility. Barto displayed some graphs to the council showing that there is indeed plenty of ground water to initially fill the lake, and even refill the lake during times of drought.

What I found interesting is one slide dubbed "Extractions" showing the amount of water that nearby land owners pump up from underground. From 2005 to 2008, the amount of water pumped steadily decreased by about 15%. But in 2009 the amount of water pumped dramatically decreased by about 80%. Barto could not supply an explanation why all of a sudden people stopped pumping water out of the ground, but only suggested that weather may be a factor and/or nearby wells and pumps might have been removed due to increased development.

nautical cove ground water extractions
So consequently, the amount of underground water has actually increased by about 16 feet over the past six years, thus working out in Rancon's favor.

And just as an FYI, this underground water is not drinkable due to higher than allowed levels of minerals.

It's worth noting that water availability was a big consideration in getting the council to approve this project. Mann noted that "There is plenty of water to go around ... the lake under the lake has risen 16 feet in six years". Kuenzi noted that "I am one of the nearby property owners ... the water table fluctuates ... we are never going to have an adequate supply", but she went on to say, "This (Nautical Cove) is going to be an additional amenity to our community".

Before the vote was taken, council members were given an opportunity to issue comments. Mann noted, "I want to thank Rancon Group for taking care of all of our concerns". Mayor Edgerton noted, "This project is unusual in the amount of scrutiny it has gotten. Some of us feel we are moving too fast ... I would not be surprised if it passed unanimously ... They (Rancon) have a long history of doing quality work."

The city council approved the project unanimously.




Christmas in Menifee 2010 - Saturday, December 4th

Craft Fair, Vendors and Food!
Live Entertainment & Great Music!
FAMILY FUN - FREE!!


Saturday December 4, 2010 @ Dusk 5:00pm
The FAIR Starts @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Mt. San Jacinto Community College Menifee Campus
Presented by: Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce

100% Visible from I-215

Vendor Information: 951-672-1991




Holiday Home Tour & Boutique Sale

Tour four decorated Model Homes at Pacific Orchard, Pacific Communities' newest active adult community, November 20 & 21, at 26546 Roseate Circle, Menifee.

For more information 951-301-8347 www.pacificcommunities.com

christmas boutique sale




Menifee Wal-Mart To Seek Petition

The Press Enterprise reports that Wal-Mart will seek voter approval via ballot initiative instead of seeking city council approval...

City Attorney Karen Feld also said if the initiative passed, Wal-Mart would not have to comply with the environmental standards set forth in the act, which was passed in 1970 and requires government agencies to measure and reduce the environmental effects of new developments before they are built (link)

At issue is an environmental lawsuit that opposes Wal-Mart to build a new store. It's the same lawsuit that opposes Wal-Mart, each and every time they plan to build a new store, anywhere.

The caveat is that doing a ballot initiative will cost the City of Menifee $40,000.

Whether you support or oppose a new Wal-Mart, the point is that these legal challenges against Wal-Mart always somehow screws the taxpayers.

But it's not limited to Wal-Mart. It happens to everything.

Everyone in Menifee likes Countryside Marketplace right? Well there was also an environmental lawsuit tried to stop that from going in also (link)

If environmental lawsuits were more important than anything else, would Menifee even exist? Would Sun City even exist?




Veterans Memorial Service in Menifee

To all whose sacrifices, both today, and yesterday, have added meaning to our lives... Thank You.


The day was quite chilly and the wind was blowing like crazy, but the cold weather could not stop the warmth that radiated from our hearts today as we honored our Veterans.











Presentation of the POW Flag by the Mission Chapter of the Rough Riders Motorcycle Club

For Those Who Came Home…

For those Who Did Not Come Home…

For those Who Have Yet to Come Home…

























Rough Riders Motorcycle Club - Mission Chapter
(Pictured from left to right)

Vance
Hagar
Rough Cut
Bullet
Minuteman
Arnold
Fuego









Margarita Castillo (Mrs. Menifee)
and Tom Furhman (newly elected City Council Member) embrace a local active Marine















Veterans Memorial















Commander
Merle Derscheid
(Merchant Mariner & Veteran WWII)


C.L. (Burke) Burton
had joined the Merchant Marines at age 15





A big Sun City bus delivered these special ladies to us today: (Pictured From Left to Right)

Florence Abbott -Navy
Delores Ballard - Army
Aileen Power - Navy
Betty Mullendore - Army
Emma Tremper - Army wife








Bamboo Cage and Flags


-Remembering our Prisoners of War-




Huge Rummage Sale in Menifee

Gloria Hetland of the Lake Menifee Women's Club wants everyone to know about a huge rummage sale...

The Lake Menifee Women's Club is having a huge rummage sale on Saturday ~ Nov. 20th, 2010 from 8:30am -til- 12:30pm at the Wheatfield Park Community Center's parking lot, located at 30627 Menifee Rd., Menifee, Ca. 92584. For further information and details, please contact: Gloria Hetland @ (951) 672-7277.

If raining.....rummage sale will be postponed to another date.




DANCE-A-THON 4 The Cure - This Saturday!

Now THIS is what I'm talking about!!!

I don't really like to "walk", but if you dangle a Fuji Apple in front of me, throw in a few friends, add a good cause ... and I WILL walk. But this is WAY different because I LOVE to dance!

The Annual
Dance-A-Thon 4 The Cure
is this Saturday
November 13, 2010
10am to 4pm
(check in starts at 8am)
at Heritage Park in Menifee


-FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
-

COME AND SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE

If you want to be a participant, pay an entry fee of $25.00 and you'll get a breast cancer hip hop or ballet t-shirt, a badge and you will be an official Dance-A-Thon'er
(check in opens at 8 am)

There will be on stage performances (solo, pairs, trios & groups)

DJ "J" will be rockin' the park
Live Band... Guitar & Melodies
Food Vendors
Non-Food Vendors
Raffles


This event helps raise money for the cure for Breast Cancer
and for these Dancers to bring the DANCE-A-THON to New York

For More Information Contact 951-723-8538


Sponsored by: WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN DANCE, INC.


If you're like me, you are wondering: "Why don't I hear about these great events until the week before or until AFTER the event is over!"

Please, please, if you have an upcoming event, email me the information so that I can post the event here on Menifee247.com and on MenifeeNewsNow.com.
My email: Cynthia@TeamDadAndDaughters.com




Tanglez Salon – Open for Business! 10% off all first time clients

I found out about today’s “soft” opening from a cute and extremely friendly gal out introducing herself and the new salon “Tanglez”. Tracy Emery has been a stylist for over 11 years, and had been working for salons as far away as Oceanside. A Menifee Lakes homeowner, Tracy is excited to forego a commute and take part in the 'Beautifying of Menifee' at the Tanglez Salon.

Owners Sabrina Burford and Bill Leo recently acquired the location for their salon, in the Bradley Business Center, which was formerly occupied by New Image Hair Salon.

Tanglez is a full service salon, offering Extensions, Brazillian Blow-outs and Japanese Straight Perms.

(I had to google to figure out what some of these were! Informational links can be found below.)

Pictured from left to right: Diane Snyder-Newman, Sabrina Burford (owner), Shonda Schilling, Tracy Emery, Lisa DeMoss (client), Domonique Palomino.


While taking pictures of the Salon and meeting the stylists I was introduced to a sweet lady named Kathe Crebar, who is Sabrina’s first client on the first day of the opening of her new Salon.

What is so extraordinary, is that Kathe was Sabrina’s VERY FIRST customer, her first day out of Beauty School, over 16 years ago! Now THAT is something!

With dedicated clients like this, Tanglez is definitely a Salon worth checking into.


Sabrina Burford (owner) & Kathe Crebar (client of 16 years)


Be sure to keep an eye out for Tanglez' Official Grand Opening which will be taking place after the first of the year.

Hours of operation are: Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm

Tanglez Salon is located 1 block North of Newport Rd in the Bradley Business Center (Next to Menifee Athletic Club and Bradley Auto Plaza)

Tanglez Salon

29800 Bradley Rd., Suite 112, Menifee, CA 92586

951-301-5919


http://www.brazilianstyles.com/what-is-the-brazilian-blowout.html


http://ezinearticles.com/?Japanese-Hair-Straightening&id=5952




Spirit of Santa Unites Menifee Community

This is a message from the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce...

Pre-qualified low-income families in Menifee Valley have been invited to bring their children 12 and under to visit with Santa Claus and receive gifts during Santa’s workshop on December 18, 2010.

Low income families interested in receiving presents from Santa’s Workshop must apply through the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City 951-301-4414

This is the sixth year for Santa's Workshop, a community project organized and conducted by volunteers from the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, Central County United Way, Spark of Love, Cal Fires and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Last year’s event provided toys, snacks and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus – as well as a healthy helping of the Holiday Spirit – to more than 800 disadvantaged children in the region.

The 2010 holiday season has been heavily impacted by the current economy and more then 1,000 children are expected to enroll in this years’ program. We encourage the community to show their support and bring toys to the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Toys are also being collected at various businesses, as well as the local Menifee Valley schools and the fire departments in Menifee and Quail Valley.

For more information about participating in Santa’s Workshop or to donate toys, bicycles and other gifts, Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, sandra@www.mvcupboard.org

26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586 (951) 746-0295
OR Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, ceo@menifeevalleychamber.com

TOY COLLECTION BOXES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MENIFEE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CALL (951) 672-1991




Living Spaces Furniture Grand Opening

Living Spaces Furniture, located on the corner of Antelope and Newport, east of the 215, will be opening their doors for the first time tomorrow, November 11th, Veterans Day.

Living Spaces has been a leader in their communities philathropically, recently furnishing 17 homes in Orange County for Habitat for Humanity. Many of those homes were for retired and active military.

They offer same day delivery, no interest financing, and contemporary furniture selection in this enormous location. For many Menifee residents, this should be good news, as we are a growing city and need all of shopping options we can get. Shopping locally means tax dollars stay local, and that benefits all of us.

Just in time to do some redecorating before the relatives come for a holiday visit, the opening of Living Spaces is a welcome sight.




Revival MOPS 2nd Annual Christmas Boutique Fundraiser

Revival MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is having their 2nd Annual Christmas Boutique Fundraiser on Saturday, November 20th from 11am-3pm at Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Menifee (on the corner of Menifee Road and Reviere Road).

Vendors to include:

Little ReFashionista (Pillowcase Dresses)
Stella and Dot Jewelry
Toto’s (Custom Flip Flops and Hair Accessories)
Almost All Things Celtic (Stained Glass)
Gold Canyon Candles
Shaklee (all natural cleaning products)
Bodies in Harmony Health and Wellness
Fashionable Burp Clothes and Diaper Wipe Holders
Scentsy (wickless candles)
Custom Tutus
Princess House
Wall Decals & Scrapbook items
Custom Christmas Ornaments
Babies in Green (cloth diapers, hair bows)
Fitness Revolution
Catalina’s Designs (felt toys, towels, pillows)
Harlee’s Hideaway (Monogram Wall Art)
CrossFit 951
Cash for Gold
Custom Shirts, Wallets and Purses
Sensaria (natural facial products)
House Wife Creations (diaper cakes)
Premier Designs Jewelry
Custom Aprons and Scarves
Bath Salts and Potpourri Ornaments
The Basket Lady (Holiday Décor and Baskets)

There will also be a bake sale at the event offering up some fabulous homemade goodies.

Click on the Flyer to see the full size.




Menifee Election Results - November 2010

Here are the results of the November 2, 2010 election results for Menifee City Council and the Ballot Measures.

These are the totals as of November 3, 11:20am.

City Council Races...

City of Menifee - Member, City Council, Dist 2
6/6 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
THOMAS FUHRMAN 1,318 60.60%
SCOTT A. MANN 857 39.40%
Total 2,175 100.00%


City of Menifee - Member, City Council, Dist 4
10/10 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
CAROL ''RED'' SULLIVAN 1,001 26.64%
ANNE E. PICA 969 25.79%
JOHN DENVER 1,787 47.56%
Total 3,757 100.00%


With 100% of the precincts reporting for District 2 and District 4 races, Fuhrman easily defeated Mann, while Denver easily defeated Sullivan and Pica.

Note that both Mann and Denver were elected in 2008 under an "at-large" election system. While now in 2010, they had to run under a district election system.

In the case of Mann, he was the 4th highest vote getter in 2008. But here in 2010, having to run under a district system, he was easily defeated. And in the case of Denver, back in 2008 he was the 5th highest vote getter, but just barely won by a mere 45 votes over Dean Deines. Yet in 2010, Denver easily trounces his rivals under a district voting system.

So it goes to show what a profound difference results between At-Large and District elections.

Ballot Measures...

Y - Menifee Approp. Limit
74/74 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,697 70.93%
NO 4,385 29.07%
Total 15,082 100.00%


Z - Menifee Council Service
74/74 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 13,165 81.70%
NO 2,948 18.30%
Total 16,113 100.00%


AA - Menifee Council by District
74/74 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 11,697 73.81%
NO 4,151 26.19%
Total 15,848 100.00%


BB - Menifee Mayor's Term
74/74 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
FOUR (4) YEARS 7,137 43.88%
TWO (2) YEARS 9,129 56.12%
Total 16,266 100.00%


CC - Menifee Mayor's Salary
74/74 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
$8,000 YEAR 9,028 56.36%
$10,000 YEAR 6,991 43.64%
Total 16,019 100.00%


DD - Menifee At Large Election
74/74 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 11,434 71.02%
NO 4,665 28.98%
Total 16,099 100.00%


NOTE: regarding Measures AA and DD, both are competing against each other. Whichever gets the highest vote total in favor of will trump the other. After 100% precincts reporting, Measure AA has defeated Measure DD by a vote of 11,697 to 11,434.




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