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Main Street Lake Elsinore gets makeover, A-8 VALLEY The Movie Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, A-12 How to reduce the risk of severe hearing loss, B-10 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID FALLBROOK, CA PERMIT #499 NEWS May 9 – 15, 2014 A Section Volume 14, Issue 19 Local Churches, residents perform community service for Murrieta Laura Rathbun Special to the Valley News Judy Harter shows some affection to Eden, an Arabian Mare used in Divine Equine - a horse therapy program for combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kim Harris photo One woman’s journey affects lives of many Kim Harris Special to the Valley News When it comes to strong women making a difference, many names come to mind. Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and even Madonna have all championed causes to empower people in their local communities and around the world. While there are many women who work tirelessly on thousands of causes to make the world a better place, in honor of Mother’s Day, The Valley News decided to take a look at one local woman whose efforts make a difference in the lives of many. That woman is Judy Harter, one of the co-founders of All From The Heart, a 501(c)3 really well.” Harter started All From The supporting disabled veterans not just in the Temecula Valley but all Heart along with Kelly Shirey who owns Premier Marketing and Valof Southern California. Harter, a former ballet teacher, ley Events, 11 years ago. “We weren’t doing enough for moved to Temecula from Seattle, the (military) Washington in she 1989 to start her “I am very patriotic and I families,” said. “I am very life over after a divorce from am grateful for my freedoms. patriotic and I her husband of Now we have to take care am grateful for 20 years. of our vets, we just don’t do my freedoms. Now we have “I was an enough.” – Judy Harter to take care of hour from San our vets, we just Diego, I was an hour from Disneyland, I was an don’t do enough. I have known hour from Palm Springs and an Vietnam vets since I was 20-yearshour from dipping my feet in the old and they didn’t get welcomed ocean,” she said. “It’s worked out home or taken care and they still don’t. It’s the same with our Korean vets. It’s the forgotten war.” Harter, a mother of four grown children, now has three programs under the All From The Heart umbrella, Support Our Troops which helps to provide Christmas for active duty service members and their families, the Wheels for Warriors Project providing wheelchairs for disabled veterans and Divine Equine providing horse therapy for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All four of her kids grew up taking part and volunteering with the different programs. see HARTER, page A-6 Truax Building opens Class ‘A’ office space to attract national businesses Paul Bandong Staff Writer “It was a long time coming…a lifetime dream for me,” said Bernie Truax II, building owner and developer. “It has been in my brain for 40 years and we stayed true to the dream. We bought the property eight years ago and it has been in construction for two years. Now the building will be our headquarters.” At the ribbon-cutting, Truax mentioned construction milestones that coincided with family birthdays. The ground-breaking occurred two years ago on his son’s (Bernie III) birthday, April 25. They topped steel on his (Bernie II) birthday, April 26. And finally, the building dedication and ribboncutting occurred on April 29, 2014, his grandson’s (Bernie IV) 14th birthday. “It’s a great day for Temecula!” remarked City Manager Aaron Adams. “This is the culmination of lots of economic development success. Mr. Truax has made a significant commitment to business and jobs. This is what we envision as an example of the development of downtown.” “This represents more growth for Old Town Temecula,” said Al Rubio, board member for the Temecula Chamber of Commerce. “The architecture fits in with the existing community.” Peg Moore, chairwoman of the Old Town Local Review Board and a member of the very first Temecula City Council (1989-92), envisioned this type of building back in the 1980s. “It’s absolutely gorgeous and a great addition to Old Town.” see TRUAX, page A-6 Athletes have cool time at Temecula Special Games Laura Rathbun Special to the Valley News Despite hot weather, about 120 athletes had a cool time at the sixth annual Temecula Special Games held at Great Oak High School on Saturday, May 3. The games were set up on the school’s football field from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Temecula Council Members Michael Naggar and Chuck Washington were present and addressed a crowd of over 500 during opening ceremonies. Washington thanked city staff and the Temecula Valley Unified School District for organizing the games and spoke of its importance to the special needs community. see GAMES, page A-5 Greg Berry, 13, tilts a basketball hoop so his brother James Berry, 18, can make a dunk shot through it. The Berry family came from Menifee to participate in the games. Laura Rathbun photo Members from Murrieta’s three Mormon churches and Nazarene Church banded together on the morning of April 26 to perform up to six hours of community service work for the city. Some Murrieta residents also pitched in to help. About 550 volunteers split up into three groups to spread mulch at the Los Alamos Sports Park, hold a food drive at the Murrieta Public Library and paint monument signs in the Cal Oaks and Las Brisas areas. “We meet with the city each see SERVICE, page A-7 Home & Garden Organic disease and pest control Linda McDonald-Cash Landscape Designer Special to the Valley News Hello fellow gardeners! I thought this would be a good time to discuss problems we might incur in the garden, either now or soon. After putting in all the hard work that we do, we certainly don’t like to watch it all disappear due to disease or pests, and since I’m against toxins in the environment – I use organics when necessary – I will tell you about a few here today. see page B-2 Business Juggling a career and new motherhood The role women play in society and within their own households has changed dramatically over the last half-century. According to Pew Research Center analysis of the Decennial Census and American Community Surveys Integrated Public Use Microdata Sample files, in 1960 just 10.8 percent of married mothers were the primary earners in households that included children under the age of 18. That figure rose steadily over the next 50 years, reaching 40.4 percent by 2011. see page B-12 Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards cuts the ribbon dedicating the Truax Building. 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