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Issue # 7
INSIDE A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW LAWS
Now that the Holidays are over, and most people are back to work we can take a moment to peruse the new laws enacted by the California Legislature. Like any other year, there are some laws where one wonders, did we really need a law for this? Page B1
COMING SOON TO MENIFEE...
the new movie theater that truly is a one of a kind, coming soon.
This year is already oﬀ to a great start! With all of those New Year’s resolu�ons, one might get lost in hustle and bustle of everyday life. Make it your resolu�on to stay connected with the community and share not only your personal success but the local successes taking place all over the city. Menifee con�nues to expand and cater to the people of its town. With so much opportunity and growth, it’s hard to keep up with all the new events going on. There are a lot of posi�ve changes to look forward to., the Chamber of Commerce Tony LoPiccolo for a very successful ﬁrst year as CEO him and the staﬀ have been a great addi�on to the Directors its members. The opening of the new City Hall and the ﬁrst oﬃcial Menifee Police Department are just a couple of things we are looking forward to seeing this year. There are many new establishments under construc�on. Such as,
It’s hard to know where to begin to look for all the events happening around own. Look no further, the Buzz has you covered! Here is a look at our amazing upcoming year and why you should be proud to be a part of this exci�ng �me. Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events: Business Awards and Installa�on: MVCC and its members are looking forward to future and its inﬁnite possibili�es. Which is the theme for our Business Awards and Installa�on that will be held on February 2,2019. Tickets will be live to purchases on Jan 2, 2019. High School Ground Breaking Ceremony : Please join the City of Menifee, Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Perris Union High School Dis-
trict for the new High School Ground Breaking Ceremony on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The new High school will be called Liberty High School. Career and Job Fair : Mt. San Jacinto College is partnering with California Family Life Center and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce to oﬀer the spring 2019 Career and Job Fair. The fair will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Menifee Valley Campus from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Last year, we had over seventy employers and over 1,000 students and community members a�end our event. Mt. San Jacinto College invites you to save the date! Wake up Menifee: First Thursday of every month, check the website of Facebook page for upto-date �mes and loca�ons. menifeevalleychamber.com
CHAD BIANCO SWORN IN AS RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF
Newly-elected Riverside County’s 14th Sheriﬀ, Chad Bianco, 51, a former Sheriﬀ ’s Lieutenant and 25-year Department Veteran, was sworn in by his brother, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Bre� Bianco, Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, in a ceremony a�ended by hundreds who gathered and cheered at the front of Riverside County Historic Courthouse in Riverside. Page B6 UPDATE: NEWPORT TOWNE SQUARE, MENIFEE LAKES PLAZA AND SHOPPES AT THE LAKES CONTINUE TO GROW
Come on in we’re Open for business. Read more on what is open in these centers. Page A2
A NEW YEAR, A NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
all the Directors over these past years who played a part, especially this year’s Directors which are the best group of individuals I’ve worked with collec�vely on a Board. Of course, we needed a stellar crew to help navigate the ship, that being our new Captain, CEO of the Chamber, Tony LoPiccolo, and his ﬁrst mate, Opera�ons Manager, Des Cassady.
by Vicki Carpenter
As I reﬂect on my term as Chair of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, I can say that I am leaving the Chamber a be�er place than when I came on board over 3 years ago.
Our staﬀ and the Directors have been instrumental in revitalizing the ship, along with our Ambassadors, Commi�ee Par�cipants, and Chamber Members. I can’t thank you enough for everything you, we, have accomplished to enhance the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce for our members and business community.
This ocean liner (Chamber) and our hard working tug boats (Directors), worked diligently to revitalize, repair, repaint, and redirect its course. I thank
DENVER HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE CITY OF MENIFEE.
ACES COMEDY IS BACK
That's right ACES Comedy is BACK!!! Now located at Page B7 Mount Palomar Winery, Page A3
HEALTH BUZZ WHY SETTING RESOLUTIONS SET YOU UP FOR FAILURE Every year as the clock strikes midnight we all celebrate as a New Year graces us with it’s presence. Page A9
WINE COUNTRY TEMECULA VALLEY ANNUAL BARREL TASTING JANUARY 26 & 27, 2019 Page A7
TECH BUZZ NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE GEEKS Page B4
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Local Con�nua�on from Page 1
WHAT’S BUZZING IN 2019
Menifee City Hall City Council Regular Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m. City of Menifee Community Services Department 2019 Special Event List: March 16, 2019 – Multicultural
Menifee Buzz—www.menifeebuzz.com Day Celebration @ Wheatfield Park 30627 Menifee Road 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM July 12, 2019 – Menifee Night Market @ Wheatfield Park 30627 Menifee Road 5:00 PM -10:00 PM July 13, 2019 – Neil Winter Football Camp @ Audie Murphy Ranch Sports Park 30376 Long Pine Drive July 26, 2019 – Menifee Night Market @ Central Park August 2, 2019 – Menifee Night Market @ Central Park Please check their website for up-to-date events times and locations.cityofmenifee.us
UPDATE: MENIFEE MOVIE THEATER PLANS TO BE COMPLETE BY JUNE 2019... MAYBE Plans to build a high-end movie theater in Menifee are moving forward. In fact, the venue could be open in time for filmgoers to see the fourth “Avengers” movie 12 months from now , five years after the project was announced. Krikorian Premiere Theatre, CEO George Krikorian said: “the project will include the state’s largest indoor screen, it will be worth the wait. It’s going to be a pretty amazing project,” Krikorian said by phone from Lexington, Ky., where
lions of dollars into the Menifee complex and once plans are complete and approved by the city, construction could start in 60 days. He’s hoping to open the theater by June 2019. The theater will have a 100-foot by 54-foot screen that would be the largest indoor screen in California. Another theater will have a 70-foot screen. There will be luxury seating with dining and drink service. The complex will include a 21-lane bowling alley and a game area, including laser tag. Four additional building pads are targeted for restaurants, retail sales and services. Two more screens will be added when the planned courthouse is built adjacent to the project, as that will add additional parking.
Other fun events and happenings: January 26, 2019 – Homes for
An artist’s rendering shows a proposed Krikorian entertainment and retail complex in Menifee. Photo courtesy of city of Menifee his company is constructing a similar project. “I think the people of Menifee will be very happy.”
Festival March 28, 2019 – Music & Arts Festival April 13, 2019 – Spring Fest/ Central Park Grand Opening @ Mayfield Park 26410 Rim Creek Path 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day Ceremony @ Wheatfield Park 30627 Menifee Road 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM June 21, 2019 – Menifee Night Market @ TBD 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM June 29, 2019 – Independence
Our Troops – Ceremony & Lunch 10:00AM @ MSJC Room 927 – 28237 La Piedra Road For more information call (774) 218-2194 March 23, 2019 – Soap Box Derby – 8:00 AM Valley Wide Recreation Center For more information call (951) 672-6744 Keep an eye on the Buzz for future events and announcements. Have a great 2019! Stay safe!
His company is in the final planning stages for a 14-screen facility that will be part of a 177,000 square foot entertainment complex at Newport Road and Town Center Drive. A bowling alley, restaurants and bars are also planned for the project. The project is moving forward in the wake of Krikorian selling theaters in Redlands, Monrovia and Downey to Studio Movie Grill in September. The Torrance-based company also closed its theater in San Clemente in November, leaving Buena Park as its lone Southern California location. Krikorian’s company has invested mil-
Menifee has added a number of restaurants in recent years and residents have been clamoring for more entertainment op�ons. To see a ﬁrst-run movie, they must drive to Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, San Jacinto or Perris. The closest bowling alleys are in Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet or Lake Elsinore. Plans to build the theater won approval in 2014, with hopes to open in summer 2015, but Krikorian said such projects take time. “All of this is to provide people an outstanding presentation,” he said. “It will be a wonderful project.” Menifee Mayor, Neil Winter, said the theater will be a centerpiece to an area that also includes a park and amphitheater. “We want to provide an area that has a lot of amenities people can come to,” he said.
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MYSTERY DINNER CAST ANNOUNCED Arts Council Menifee Theater Arts Division is proud to announce cast selection for “Masked for Murder”, an interactive murder mystery dinner to be sure to captivate even the most elementary investigator. The interactive dinner will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Kay Ceniceros Senior Center, 229995 Evans Road, Crawdaddy” Crawford, played by Menifee, at 6:00 p.m. Doors Glenn Turner; Parish clerk Lana open at 5:30 p.m. Lando by Darcy Kuenzi; street mime Silent Sam by J Kay Weldon; Mardi Gras is a festive time, espe- float designer Marigold Flowers cially enjoyed by a unique troupe by Cynthia Nemelka; chef and of entertainers as well as busi- restauranteur Pierre Bagette by ness owners from Gallo Parish, Brian Walker; riverboat captain Louisiana. The traditional parade “Murky” Waters by Tom Kuenzi; is brought to a somber end the hotelier Misty Mourning by Megmasked float rider is murdered. S an Cortes; and voodoo queen by Monika Reichl. Suspects are jass musician, “Cool Director Linda Denver and As-
sistant Director Bettie Spatafora lead the cast. Tickets go on sale January 27 for $35 per person by going to the ACM website: artscouncilmenifee.org. Reservations close February 22. For more Local News visit us at: www.menifeebuzz.com
ACES COMEDY IS BACK That's right ACES Comedy is BACK!!! Now located at Mount Palomar Winery, you can catch your favorite "A List" and Celebrity comics live on stage inside the "Barrel Room". Get your tickets by calling 951-821-6262. Discounts are available for wine club members. $15 tickets in advance and $20 at the door. Make your reservations now.
ENJOY A NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT IN MENIFEE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS
By Nicole Farrell
Canyon Cowboy Bar Restaurant 31504 Railroad Canyon Rd., #1, Canyon Lake, Ca • Sunday Funday Sunday • Monday, Football • Tuesday, Line Dancing • Wednesday, Open Mic • Thursday, Football • Friday and Saturday, Live Music • Saturday, October 27th, Halloween Party Call for details (951) 723-2201 Canyon Lakes Country Club 32001 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, Ca • Friday, Live Music Call for details (951) 246-1773 Carvers Bar & Grill 40365 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., C-14, Murrieta, Ca • Friday & Saturday, Live Music, 9pm Call for details (951) 894-2700 Franklin's Cove Bar & Grill 40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, Ca (951) 696-2211 • Monday, Open Mic • Tuesday, Karaoke with a live band • Thursday, regular Karaoke • Friday & Saturday, Live Bands French Valley Cafe 37552 Winchester Rd Murrieta, Ca 92563 • Monday, Karaoke with Leon “Big Lee” 6pm to 10pm • Friday, Live Entertainment • Saturday, Live Entertainment Call for details (951) 600-7396 Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant 26900 Newport Rd., Ste. 112, Menifee, Ca • Thursday through Saturday, Tom, the owner will sing for you • Sunday, Live Music, 4pm to 8pm Call for details (951) 672-8080 Pepes Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill 31780 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lakes, Ca (951) 244-7373 • Friday and Saturday, Live Band Sunday, Karaoke with Randy, 6pm to 10pm Pitstop Pub Sports Bar And Grill 26900 Newport Rd., Menifee, Ca (951) 679-0869 • Monday, DJ Spinning The Tunes, 8pm - 12 midnight • Tuesday, Karaoke, 8pm - 12 midnight • Wednesday, Karaoke with Laura, 8pm - 12 midnight • Thursday, Karaoke with Laura, 9pm - 1am
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Friday, music, 9pm Saturday, Music un�l 1amm. Sunday, 6pm - Open Mic Jam
Ponderosa Bar And Grill 27126 Shadel Rd., Menifee, Ca (951) 679-7008 • Sunday, Karaoke 7pm - 11pm • Monday, Karaoke 7pm - 11pm • Tuesday, Music with Pam & Paul, 5pm to 8pm • Wednesday through Saturday, Karaoke 7pm to 11pm Call the Venue for details Provecho Grill 26862 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, Ca Behind Stater Brothers • Thursday, Live Music 5pm to 8pm • Closed on Monday • Saturday and Sunday, Champagne Brunch, 9am to 1pm Call for details (961) 246-3200 Skybox Bar & Grill 30724 Benton Rd., Ste. C308, Winchester, Ca • Tuesday, Karaoke, 6pm to 10pm • Wednesday, Magic, 6pm to 8pm • Thursday, Friday & Saturday, DJ, 9pm to 12 midnight Call for details (951) 325-2299 The Tavern Grill 28039 Sco� Rd, Murrieta, Ca (951) 723-8004 • Tuesday, Live Entertainment, with Tom “The Guitar Guy” • Saturday, Karaoke, 9pm to 12 midnight Call for details (951) 723-8004 Whiskey Babes 33040 Simpson Rd., Winchester, Ca 92596. (951) 599-0506 • Tuesday, Karaoke with Randy, from 6pm to 10pm • Wednesday, Karaoke with Nicole, from 6pm to 10pm • Thursday, Karaoke with Randy, from 8pm to 10pm • Friday, call for details • Saturday, Halloween Party, Costume Contest Prizes. Call For Details (951) 5990506 Wild West Arena & Saloon 32150 Grand Ave Winchester Ca 92596 • Sunday, Line Dancing, 1pm to 5pm • Friday, and Saturday, Live Bands Call for details (951) 325-2116 Nicole Farrell Entertainment/singer & Karaoke, music for all Email, call or text me for your special event: (760) 807-4300 Nicolefarrell123@Hotmail,com * Ambassador Menifee Valley Chamber Of Commerce * Menifee/Sun City Women's Club * Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center -survivor- Public Rela�on * Na�onal Associa�on Of Female Entrepreneur * Menifee Buzz Entertainment Reporter
6pm amd 8pm shows are available. Amazing food and full bar. *2 item minimum required. 1st show is ACES favorite World Wide Headliner ... "Paul Ogata".
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Menifee Buzz—www.menifeebuzz.com In the spirit of Miami, we will share a Black Berry Mojito to make at home. You can always add other fruits such as peaches, raspberries, pineapples or mango. You will need a wooden muddler which is a bartender’s tool used as a pestle to mash or to “muddle” fruits or herbs commonly used in Mojitos. This is a great way to start your own personal bartender kit. Cheers!
A NIGHT IN LITTLE HAVANA
weather. We are at 88% humidity as I write this at 80F. Yeah my hair is a li�le kinky and it took my hair By Chef Rosie OConnor style back to the nine�es when my In the heat of the night in Li�le days were ﬁlled with Aqua-net and Havana there is rumba playing, gel. I know some of you girls readpeople dancing and drinking Mo- ing this totally get what I’m saying. jitos. The bartenders line them up in twen�es on the bar as people However, I’d much rather be in rush oﬀ the dance ﬂoor to sip on Miami than anywhere else. This is another Mojito and quickly get the ﬁrst �me we have traveled to BLACK BERRY MOJITO back to moving their hips and Miami and I have always been curious. However, it just took me a li�le twirling their partners. 8-10 Mint Leaves plus extra longer to get here. I had the movA Mojito is a refreshing, minty ie Scarface and the Housewives of stalk for garnish drink made with lime, sugar Miami to give me a li�le insight of 2 - Lime Wedges and rum. It’s perfect for Miami’s what I was missing. .75oz fresh squeezed lime juice 2 - teaspoons of sugar
In a highball glass add ﬁrst four ingredients to glass. Muddle ingredients to release oils and dissolve sugar. Fill glass with ice. Add rum and top with club soda. S�r gently to mix items together.
1.5oz Silver Rum Club Soda
VIRGINIA EARL, OWNER OF SEVEN MYSTIC RINGS
by Robbie Mo�er
Virginia Earl is a gi�ed psychic. She is Clairvoyant, Clairsen�ent, a Medium, a Cer�ﬁed Reiki Master and the owner of Seven Mys�c Rings in Old Town Temecula, California. She was born in Uruguay and lives in Murrieta with her daughter. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. She has since worked for major publishing houses and traveled overseas to interview CEOs as far away as the Amazon. She has worked as a writer for trade journals in the environmental, fashion, food and beverage industries, among others. In 1995, she started her ﬁrst business “Transla�ons Unlimited South America”. She provides transla�ons services from English into European, Asian and South American languages. She speaks Spanish
and Portuguese but most of her transla�on work is handled by a staﬀ of freelancers. In 2001, Yogi Bhajan blessed Virginia to live with the spiritual name of Guru Soorya Kaur, which means "Princess of the Sun” who brings one from darkness to light; a ﬁ�ng name honoring the spiritual work she oﬀers her clients today as a Cer�ﬁed Akashic Records Consultant. Through Akashic Records Readings, she helps unveil your life’s purpose. By consul�ng these Records Readings with her, she can iden�fy and remove the obstacles that prevent you from achieving your fullest poten�al, and get a path toward a more balanced and fulﬁlling spiritual life
with clarity and peace within. Virginia is the only “Journey to the Heart Akashic Records Cer�ﬁed Consultant” in Murrieta, California, and oﬀers Akashic Records Readings in Temecula in English and Spanish, locally and outside of California. She is also an editor for a news agency in New York and is in the process of ﬁnishing up her ﬁrst book. It is her compassion, kindness and loving heart, combined with her spiritual talents, that she is able to help her clients iden�fy blockages, as well as belief systems and behavioral pa�erns that no longer serve them. There are several guidelines that must be followed before any reading. You may contact Virginia Earl to schedule your session. In-person appointments are available in Temecula and throughout Southern California. Clients worldwide may schedule appointment �mes on Skype and Facebook Messenger, Twi�er and Instagram. She can be reached at (951) 551-4566. Her website is www.sevenmys�crings. com. Virginia is a member of Murrieta NAFE Group. She is ac�vely involved with the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce and was awarded Ambassador of the Month in August 2018.
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tasks. Just because you can push yourself harder does not mean you have to.
AQUARIUS January 20 - February 18 Today’s Sun-Neptune link warns you need to be careful with your money and possessions. You may be a giving person by nature but some�mes you go too far and give away things you should have kept for yourself. Charity begins at home. PISCES February 19 - March 20 It may seem as if you have managed to sweep a rela�onship problem under the carpet but the approaching full moon warns it will surface again over the next few days. This �me you must deal with it once and for all. Yes, you will have to be ruthless. ARIES March 21 - April 19 The next few days will be demanding, both physically and emo�onally, so be kind to yourself and be kind to other people as well. On the work front, don’t take on any new
TAURUS April 20 - May 20 Something you have been hoping for is no longer an impossible dream, in fact it is now well within your reach, and the planets indicate there is every chance that it will soon be yours. Crea�vely and roman�cally you can do no wrong at the moment. GEMINI May 21 - June 20 Some kind of showdown is likely over the next two or three days and in a way that’s good in that the air needs to be cleared. Make sure partners and loved ones know why you are upset and what they can do to make things right again. CANCER June 21 - July 22 Put your worries behind you and have fun. Mars, planet of energy and enterprise, moves into the travel and ideas area of your chart today, so you won’t lack for opportuni�es to get out into the world and showcase your talents. Be posi�ve Cancer!
Because heat expands the metal, the Eiﬀel Tower always leans away from the sun. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out The ﬁrst coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914. 0.3% of solar energy from the Sahara is enough to power the whole of Europe. Many theologians es�mate that Jesus wasn't born on December 25 but some�me in September between 6BC and 30AD. 6. People spend about two weeks of their lives at traﬃc lights! 7. Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree. 8. Apple seeds are poisonous! 9. In outer space there exists a gigan�c cloud of alcohol which can be used to produce 400 trillion trillion pints of beer. 10. The U.S. Government spent $277,000 on pickle research in 1993
head together and remember that love and laughter can always be had for free. VIRGO August 23 - September 22 With Mars joining the Sun in your sign today you will be on top of your game mentally, emo�onally and physically. Focus on what you are good at and don’t worry that not everyone will appreciate what you are doing. Their views are irrelevant. LIBRA September 23 - October 22 Your conﬁdence has taken a few knocks of late but you must not allow yourself to get depressed. That is an indulgence you cannot aﬀord. Take �me out today to remind yourself of all the good things in your life – of which there are many. SCORPIO October 23 - November 21 Yes, of course, you want to change
the world, but it would be be�er if you changed yourself ﬁrst. Friends, family and colleagues won’t take kindly to being told they are on the wrong track, so lead by example and let them make their own choices. SAGITTARIUS November 22 - December 21 If you remain posi�ve in thought and deed over the next two or three days you will see some remarkable advances, both in your personal life and in your career. Make sure important people know who you are and what you can do. Shout about it! CAPRICORN December 22 - January 19 The Sun in Virgo at this �me of year means your outlook is hugely op�mis�c, and with Mars joining it there today nothing and no one will be able to throw you oﬀ your stride. Follow your dream and act as if you cannot possibly lose.
LEO July 23 - August 22 A more detached view of money and possessions is a must today. There are many more important things in life than bits of paper with numbers on them, so get your
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Laura Ann Tjan grew up in Blaine, Minnesota. A�er high school, she joined the military and became an Army Nurse. During her �me in the military, she did three tours of duty in Honduras. She was assigned to a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) unit. They serviced the local military community and provided emergent care to the indigent popula�on. It was an extremely humbling experience for her. . One of her fondest memories was taking the helicopters into the villages and immunizing the children. She held the record for doing 971 children immuniza�ons in one day. It was hard work, but very rewarding. A�er the military, she relocated to San Francisco and became a foodie by default. San Francisco has the highest number of restaurants, per capita. The food culture in San Francisco and Napa are world renowned. Laura met her husband, Paul, there and were avid cyclists. They spent more than 30 weekends a year cycling in Napa Valley enjoying visi�ng the local vineyards and restaurants. "Riding our bikes to the wineries, was not only an amazing conversa�on starter, but re-
She fell in love with the ar�san breads, pastries and desserts, all of which cannot be easily replicated in the United States.They even ate at some of the ﬁnest Two Star Michelin Restaurants in Paris and Bordeaux. Her inquisi�ve nature garnered so many ques�ons for the local ar�sans. They were so open and invi�ng, literally invi�ng cyclists into their homes to share a meal. In 2008 she re�red from nursing. It was at that point that she made it her goal and mission, to perfect the art of bread making and baking. “I started my journey in Aus�n, Texas. Aus�n is a very progressive and young city. They are innovators and risk takers. They think outside the box and push the limits of innova�on", she said. Pulling all three inﬂuences and experiences together is what she believes has blessed her with the skills she uses today. She received rave reviews from friends and family and they encouraged her to grow and share the baked goods she created. The baking has given her the enjoyment of crea�ng incredible baked goods, made with love and giving to the community. Here are some photos of her beau�ful work, In 2017, they moved to Menifee and opened LA’s Ar�san Bakery, an online, made to order business serving Temecula and the surrounding areas. She provides free delivery service. She has a large re�rement community with mobility issues and wants everyone to have access to her baked goods. She believes in providing only the best customer service and considers all her customers part of her extended family and she treats them as
ally allowed us to experience the local food and wine culture", says Laura. They toured Europe on their bikes and connected with a travel company known for their ﬁrst class trips. They would cycle from one country to the next, averaging 50 to 60 miles per day. They spent their days enjoying lunch in a family owned cafe, followed with a dinner in a Michelin Rated Restaurant. She fondly recalls having lunch in a remote European village. They were on their bikes, hungry and exhausted. This state of mind coupled with the fact that they spoke not one word of English, which forced her to rely on her use of her high school foreign language skills. "It's amazing how quickly you learn any art or language when you are thrown into the midst of it", she said. From her European travel experiences, she quickly learned how passionate Europeans are about their dishes.
such. This is truly a labor of love for her and a way to stay connected to their community. *A note to the readers: Everything is made from scratch. Nothing is pre made. We only use the ﬁnest, freshest ingredients. No preserva�ves. Our products are only made to order. Ar�san bread making is a slow process, some�mes taking as much as 24-48 hours to make. The slow fermenta�on process is what develops the ﬂavor and the crumb (texture) of the bread. Please allow at least a day's no�ce when ordering bread. Two days is normally suﬃcient when ordering cakes, pies, cookies and desserts. We usually require 24 hour no�ce as it is our goal to provide you with the freshest products and highest quality baked goods. You may reach Laura on Facebook: LA's Ar�san Bakery or call (213) 2203008 Email: LauraAnnBakery@gmail.com
LAURA ANN TJAN, AN AVID ARTIST OF BREAD MAKING AND BAKING
By Robbie Mo�er
BRUNCH WITH TIFFANY
At the December 2018 Holiday Luncheon, hosted by Jean Olexa and Robbie Mo�er, the tables were all holiday decorated with green table cloths and fresh poinse�as. The outstanding entertainers were Jerome Robinson, 2nd Genera�on Pla�er lead singer, Nicole Farrell who sang and provided the equipment, and the amazing Mirjana Anastasijevic played for us on the Grand Piano. All 34 in a�endance le� with a Santa Hat as a gi� and an ornament for their tree, donated by NAFE and Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs. The poinse�as were given out as door prizes. Seventeen women le� with a beau�ful plant for the holidays. We welcomed two new members at the luncheon: Pamela G. Garrisi, a re�red Customer Service Representa�ve from Kaiser Permanente, sponsored by Melodee Warne,
Therapy Center in Temecula, and Deanna Ritter, a bookkeeper expert from Murrieta. All are NAFE Members. January 14, 2019 mee�ng is going to be so much fun. The hostesses are Sue Lopez and Denise K. Locke, both Real Estate Agents with LCL Realty, in addi�on to being Woman's Club, NAFE and Menifee Valley Lions Club Members. The theme is "Brunch at Tiﬀany's". The menu catered by Skip Thomas will be strada, fruit kabobs, small croissants, danish, juice and coﬀee. We are asking guests and members, if they can, to dress in black and wear their pearls as Audrey Hepburn was famous for “Breakfast at Tiﬀany's” loved to dress that way. It's not mandatory but we thought it would be fun. Life is about having fun as well as serving one's community. Jean Olexa and Robbie Mo�er are responsible for all the Tiffany type decora�ons for the lunch. Lunch is $12.00 and can be paid online at www.gfwcmenifeesuncity.com or by calling Pauline Hall at (951) 639-7125 and paying at
who received her beau�ful GFWC Rhinestone Gli�er Pin for bringing in the new member. The second member, Angeline Benjamin, a NAFE Member, sponsored by Jean Olexa who also received her GFWC Gli�er Rhinestone Pin for bringing in a new member. Other guests that came at the event were: Shelly Ruﬁn, Owner of EDFIN Cash for College, Yvonne Constan�ne, who does lots of Karaoke in Menifee, Jennifer Walker who owns a studio that teaches self defense in Menifee, Dharlene Marie Fahl and her daughter. Dharlene is the publisher of some great Angel Books by Menifee Ar�sts, Virginia Earl, a Clairvoyant Medium and Cer�ﬁed Akashic Records Consultant as well as a Language Interpreter, Elizabeth Perdomo, who use to own a beauty shop several years ago in Menifee, Gigi Mindreau-Banks, one of the owners of Crea�vesolu�onmktg.com from Riverside, Dr. May Ellio� who owns Rise and Shine Salt
the door. The table decor will be the �ﬀany blue colors. A cardboard full size cutout of Audrey Hepburn will be displayed for people to take photos. This GFWC Menifee/Sun City Woman's Club does so much for the community. They serve our veterans, Boys and Girls Club of Menifee Valley, Canine Support Team, Domes�c Violence, and give scholarships each year, plus many other things. So many new people are moving to Menifee and we welcome them all to come and visit us and consider being a member. For more informa�on on the club, contact Robbie Mo�er, VP of membership at (951) 255-9200 or email rmo�email@example.com. The best way to see if we are a match for you is to SHOW UP and check us out. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am at Webb Hall, 26850 Sun City Blvd, Sun City. Check out our website at www.gfwcmen�feesuncity.com.
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH The Perris and Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce kicked oﬀ the 20182019 Student of the Month program in September. The students are nominated by their teachers and staﬀ at their respec�ve school sites and are chosen for their character, integrity, love of learning, ability to persevere and overcome challenging circumstances, community service, and how they make a diﬀerence on their high school campus. December’s students and their families a�ended a breakfast sponsored by the Perris and Menifee Chamber of Commerce along with local businesses and organiza�ons. Principals and teachers from each high school shared stories about the students and they each received cer�ﬁcates of recogni�on, numerous gi�s, congratula-
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Menifee Buzz—www.menifeebuzz.com �ons and encouragement from Local, County, State and Federal Dignitaries. Perris Lake High School Student of the Month is Aurora Dye. She has faced major challenges to reach the point where she is now. She shared a �me when her mother and father le� her and struggled in trying to understand what was happening. During this process her grades began to decline and she became extremely depressed to the point where she tried to take her own life. However, through this experience, she remembered a moment when her father told her to never let anyone take away her happiness. Attending Perris Lake had given her hope through the support of caring teachers and staﬀ. Aurora s�ll has her challenges but now works through them with a smile and the strength she has gained through her experience. Now she helps to encourage others when they are struggling. Aurora plans to con�nue her educa�on to become an art therapist and help other kids get through their challenges. Perris High School, Enrique De Los Santos is December’s Student of the Month. He is an exemplary example of a student athlete, according to Principal, Juan Santos. He sees the importance of ge�ng involved in school while keeping up his academics. He has been involved in Advancement Via Individual Determina�on (AVID) program since seventh
Pictured are December’s Students of the Month; Front row - Aurora Dye, Perris Lake High School; Spencer Eyre, Heritage High School; Brisa Perkins, Paloma Valley High School; and Enrique De Los Santos, Perris High School. Back row - Sally Myers, Founder; Grant Bennett, Superintendent, Perris Union High School District; Tim Moore, Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce and local VFW Post 888; and John Denver, Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce.
grade and is currently President of the AVID senior class. A soccer player since the age of eight, he is also an integral part of the varsity soccer team. He shared of the sacriﬁces his parents made moving from El Salvador to the United States to provide a be�er life for their family. One life lesson Enrique shared was that high school was hard and there are a lot of awkward moments and bad choices that are made before the right ones are. However, he’s also learned that those experiences have helped him grow as a person, and will take those lessons with him to college. Enrique plans to a�end Cal State Long Beach to major in biology and become a physical therapist. Brisa Perkins is Paloma Valley High School Student of the Month. She currently holds a 3.97 GPA and takes mul�ple AP and Honors courses. She also par�cipates in compe��ve swimming and tennis. While excelling in both athle�cs and academics, she has also had her challenges according to Principal, Jennifer Thomasian. Earlier in the year, Brisa, along with her family, lost her older brother in a tragic accident. As she was trying to come to terms with losing her brother, her grades began to suﬀer and she became more isolated and depressed. However, through the strong support system in her family, friends, and staﬀ at Paloma Valley, she was able to regain her passion for school. Even with everything Brisa and her family have gone through, she has never wavered in her goals. She’s not sure which college she will a�end yet, but she will be majoring in Marine Science/Biolo-
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gy, Microbiology, and Immunology to help those with diseases along with protec�ng the environment. Heritage High School’s Student of the Month is Spencer Eyre. Spencer currently holds a 4.0 GPA in general educa�on classes and is also ﬂuent in American Sign Language (ASL). What is unique about Spencer is that he has au�sm. However, he does not let it deﬁne who he is and works hard in his academics while also helping and encouraging other students. He shared that one of the legacies he would like to leave behind is to let people know that all students, even those with disabili�es, can strive to achieve excellence. He does not allow his au�sm it to be an excuse for failure but rather an opportunity to excel. According to Principal, Erika Tejeda, Spencer takes great pride in his work and always has a posi�ve a�tude. He has a love of learning and is a great example to others in his classes. He will con�nue his educa�on at Mt. San Jacinto College majoring in ASL and art. He then plans to help with the family business. All of these students demonstrated a desire to work hard and have a drive to exceed others and their own expecta�ons. The Perris and Menifee Valley Chamber wish them the best in their endeavors. If you wish to learn more about the Student of the Month Program, please contact Founder, Sally Myers at (951) 506-8024.
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Local WHY SETTING RESOLUTIONS SET YOU UP FOR FAILURE
By Jennifer Sinclair
Every year as the clock strikes midnight we all celebrate as a New Year graces us with it’s presence. We clink our glasses to a New Year where we can forget about the year prior and start with a clean slate. We are going to crush those goals and by this �me next year our bank accounts will be bigger, our waists smaller and we will have ﬁnally booked that dream vaca�on. I know I am guilty of indulging in this phenomena called “New Years Resolu�ons” but I have also realized that I have almost always abandoned ship when it comes to the resolu�ons I set by mid Feb. Irritated with my lack of follow through, I decided to hop over to my trusty sidekick, Google. I wanted to look into the sta�s�cs of this crazy thing we all do and understand why I was epically failing. I came to know that more then half of the popula�on makes NY resolu�ons and a shocking 8% actually achieve them. Why is this? And why do we con�nually set ourselves up for failure if most of us never actually s�ck to these goals? To learn more I turned to psychology professor Peter Herman where he iden�ﬁed the problem with these resolu�ons crea�ng a thing called “false hope syndrome”. This is when we are making goals that are actually out of alignment with our internal view of ourselves. Therefore on a subconscious level we can’t follow through or take ac�ons that
support our goals. The worst part is most �mes we don’t even realize it. I also discovered from brain scien�st, An�onio Damasio that our habitual behavior is created by our thinking pa�erns. If we don’t address our thought process our thoughts will con�nue to be the same therefore our behaviors will remain the same. This creates a serious disconnect between who we are and what we are trying to be with these New Year’s resolu�ons. Lastly, when we set goals or resolu�ons we are taught to make them SMART, speciﬁc, measureable, a�ainable, realis�c and �mely. While this may work for some, this type of goal se�ng can actually be another reason we are not a�aining our desired outcome. This type of approach can cause us to be narrowly focused and can lead to behavior such as chea�ng. Think extreme die�ng. We may get the result we are looking for but at what cost? The worst part is the results are usually temporary and then we ﬁnd ourselves in the same space months later in turn reaﬃrming that we yet again failed. Here are a 7 simple ways we can actually attain our New Years resolu�ons: 1.
Focus on one resolu�on - Losing weight or ge�ng healthy is not a realis�c goal. Los-
ing 15 pounds in 120 days is. Don’t wait for a speciﬁc day to start When we wait for New Years, Monday or next week we are not only delaying results but we are subconsciously reaﬃrming that we are about to a�empt is going to be difﬁcult. Don’t eat the whole elephant - Many �mes when we set goals looking at them can seem overwhelming which can cause us to give up prematurely. When we are feeling overwhelmed we should remember the ques�on, “How does one eat an elephant?” One bite at a �me. Celebrate your accomplishments - When we can celebrate what you have accomplished you are sending reward signals to your brain. This increases our chances of success and in turn makes the journey that much more fun. This doesn’t mean when you lose 15 pounds you celebrate with unhealthy food. Find accountability – This one is a game changer. When we can ﬁnd someone that will check in on us and make sure we are staying on track then our chances for success skyrocket. It is easy to tell ourselves that we don’t feel like it but it is much more diﬃcult to tell someone else. Try ﬁnding a personal trainer or a health coach to help you reach your goals.
Be mindful - When you can focus on one thing at a �me or one day at a �me you can decrease the overwhelm. Taking moments to be present with where we are instead of focusing on where we think we should be can be monumental in our success. Be pa�ent – Know that anything that is worth having takes hard work. We also have to know that we may not get the results we want overnight but if we are consistent and pa�ent with ourselves, we will poten�ally end up in the top 8% of the popula�on who are kicking ass.
And lastly, have fun! We all tend to mess up, have a bad day or make mistakes. Let’s learn to laugh our way through this funny thing we call life. If you need addi�onal support or would like to kickstart your weight loss journey, you can ﬁnd more informa�on at www.UntedFitnessCenters. com Jennifer Sinclair 562-447-0133 Info@weighthappens.com weighthappens
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!
by Sandie Fuenty
Last month was a month I had to stop and take a look at what I had accomplished compared to what I wanted to accomplish. Do you know that feeling? I’m now thinking about it in a diﬀerent way and want to ask you “where will you end up on purpose this month, this year, or even today”? I’m going to try to keep this in line with beauty and not stroll oﬀ into at�tude and self-help. Look at yourself in a mirror. Are you happy with what you see? If not, can you ﬁx it? Can you learn to live with it and make it a unique look that is all your own? In other words, own yourself. You can try new colors and new styles, but if you don’t look good in them and you don’t get compliments, then don’t wear them. Who are YOU? Do you feel best when you are wearing a Natural Look and comfy clothing? Or, are you the Diva that loves the Drama�c, Colorful Look and it’s reﬂected in your choice of clothing? Which one is right? Whichever makes you feel good. Your fashion sense can change
daily according to what you have on your schedule. Your career will also dictate towards what clothing choices are acceptable for you. You can always add a touch of uniqueness even to make a drab uniform solely yours! If you are constantly tugging on your clothing, it doesn’t ﬁt properly. If you have to keep playing with your makeup or touching it up, it’s not the right look or products for your type of skin. This is a great month to experiment and try some new colors (in li�le touches and then graduate to a new blouse or dress). Metallics in lips, eyes, and clothing are all the rage. Not as gli�ery and shiny as in December, but you can s�ll have fun. Your skin may also need a new rou�ne because of the change in the weather. Are you having to use extra moisturizers and exfoliants? Have you had a “skin check-up” recently? We only have one face in our life�me and if
you are in need of help, please contact a professional and start the year out with a complimentary consulta�on so you can be the best NEW YOU in this NEW YEAR! Sandie Fuenty, Ind. Advanced Color and Skin Care Consultant with Mary Kay, has been with the Company for over 27 years. She oﬀers complimentary consulta�ons. She is an Ambas-
sador for the Mary Kay Founda�on, researching cures for women’s cancer and bringing awareness to domes�c violence. She can be reached at: (714) 981-7013; sandiesldy@aol. com; www.marykay.com/sfuenty
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A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW LAWS
(driving under the inﬂuence) will have to install breathalyzers or igni�on interlock devices, in order to start their vehicles.
Now that the Holidays are over, and most people are back to work we can take a moment to peruse the new laws enacted by the California Legislature. Like any other year, there are some laws where one wonders, did we really need a law for this? Others, you will be convinced there were already laws on the books for the exact issue. Below is short summary of a select few of the more per�nent laws taking eﬀect on January 1st, 2019: AB3129Creates a life�me ban on gun ownership for anyone convicted of misdemeanor domes�c violence a�er January 1, 2019. This is not retroac�ve to prior misdemeanor convic�ons. AB2103Requires anyone seeking to obtain a carry concealed weapon permit (CCW) to undergo a minimum of 8 hours of training on ﬁrearm safety, handling, and ﬁrearm technique. The applicant must also demonstrate how to safely handle and shoot a ﬁrearm and perform a life-ﬁre shoo�ng exercise. AB748Requires the release of body-worn cameras within 45 days of an incident if oﬃcers ﬁred shots or if a use-of-force causes death or great bodily harm. (eﬀec�ve July 1, 2019).
SB10 The end of cash bail. Beginning in October 2019, instead of pu�ng up money to obtain release from jail, people charged with a felony will go through a pre-trial risk assessment to determine if they can be released. AB216 Star�ng next year, elec�on oﬃcial must include a prepaid return envelope with delivering voteby-mail ballots.
end of 2019. The number of mandatory woman directors increase with the number of directors.
be required to provide low-income students with one nutri�ous meal per each school day.
SB946Prohibits local governments from banning street vendors from selling food or other products. Instead, the local governments will be required to set up a licensing system if they want to limit the prac�ce.
AB1755 Hit-and-run laws will be expanded to include bicyclists. This means, if a bicyclist hits a person, resul�ng in a death or injury, the bicyclist must stay at the scene un�l law enforcement arrives.
AB1871 Beginning next school year, charter schools will
SB1046 Drivers who have been convicted of two DUI's
Trade has become increasingly global In recent decades, a driving force behind increased interna�onal trade was the belief that beneﬁts would extend to more people across the world. Landmark trea�es, like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) established in 1994 between the U.S, Canada and Mexico, highlighted an extended period of open borders for the movement of goods and services. The European Union (created in 1993) represents another form of trade agreement, reducing barriers to the movement of goods.
disputes can be a contribu�ng factor to market vola�lity. This is because markets do not like the uncertainly that happens when global powers are nego�a�ng.
SB1448 Star�ng in July, doctors will have to inform pa�ents that they or on proba�on before they can oﬀer treatment.
RAXTER LAW Jeremiah Raxter, Esq 27851 Bradley Rd, Ste 145 Menifee, Ca 92586 951-226-5294 www.raxterlaw.com
SB1421Inves�ga�ons of police oﬃcers of use-of-force, sexual assault and untruthfulness while on duty are now open to the public. AB3109The law will now invalidate any provision in a contract or se�lement agreement that waives a person's right to tes�fy in a legal proceeding concerning alleged criminal conduct or sexual harassment. AB2770Allows previous employers to inform a prospec�ve employer if they would rehire the former employee and whether the applicant received a credible accusa�on of sexual harassment. SB826Requires public California companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the
TRADE TENSIONS AND YOUR PORTFOLIO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW A prominent economic story of the past year has been the growing �de of trade disputes across the globe. The U.S is at the center of it – most notably with China – which means investors are o�en subject to daily headlines deba�ng possible implica�ons for global markets and the economy. But are there reasons for investors to be concerned? The short answer is that trade tensions are nothing new, and our country has dealt with the impacts of interna�onal nego�a�ons many �mes over. Yet, as trade becomes increasingly global, its important for investors to understand the current environment and what may be ahead for the markets. Let’s dive into this more, star�ng with a quick history lesson to provide some perspec�ve on today’s trade environment. Trade issues are nothing new Challenges with trading partners for our na�on go back to its founding. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was a protest against taxes imposed by Britain on a number of products used by colonists.
Yet a common concern with many trea�es is the belief that they beneﬁt some industries while leaving people in others behind. For example, many U.S. farmers beneﬁt from agricultural exports to other countries, and the U.S. generally has a trade surplus when it comes to services it supplies interna�onally. On the ﬂip side, in the 1970s for instance, Japan’s automobile industry rose, while U.S. car companies struggled. We’ve seen similar trends with industries like tex�les and steel manufacturers. The current trade deﬁcit shows that the U.S. economy is more dependent on imports than it is on exports. The last �me the U.S. ran a trade surplus was in 1975. Since then, the trade deﬁcit has risen signiﬁcantly, peaking in 2006 at $761 billion (according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Indicator Division), before dropping and remaining fairly consistently between $500 and $600 billion.
Fast forward to when the U.S. economy struggled during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Congress imposed the Smoot-Hawley Tariﬀ. That legisla�on was designed to protect American jobs, raising du�es on over 20,000 imported goods. Many of the targeted countries countered with retaliatory tariﬀs. As a result, trade ac�vity dropped drama�cally, contribu�ng to global economic turmoil.
Should you be concerned about tariﬀs? Fast forward to today, where we ﬁnd ourselves at another crossroad with trade. Take for example the recent implementa�on of tariﬀs on a variety of interna�onal products. These tariﬀs are aimed, in part, to help domes�c industries that are losing business to lower-cost goods from overseas – a similar goal of past tariﬀs. Whether these industries and their workers will beneﬁt over the long run remains in ques�on.
The U.S. economy picked up with the onset of World Word II and emerged as a dominant force in global trade. However, in the years that followed the war, Europe and Japan rebuilt their economies and by the 1970s emerged as trading powerhouses. This transforma�on in many ways set the stage for increased global trade as we know it today.
There are other factors that bear watching. The primary concern for investors is whether tariﬀs will create nega�ve economic consequences for the targeted industries, the U.S. or global economy. Recently, trade tensions have had an impact on investor sen�ment, with more people becoming cau�ous about the state of the global economy. In many instances, trade
So, what does all this trade history mean for investors? The key takeaway is to keep an eye on trade developments and to not overreact to daily headlines. Remember that trade policies are just one of many factors likely to impact the economy and markets. Maintaining a diversified portfolio – that is reflective of the level of risk you are willing to accept to reach your own financial goals – is one of the best defenses to all types of market uncertainty. Jeremy Taylor is a Financial Advisor with Taylor Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory prac�ce of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Menifee, CA. He specializes in fee-based ﬁnancial
planning and asset management strategies and has been in prac�ce for 13 years - To contact him, please call 951-6792222, 29826 Haun Rd #206, Menifee, CA 92586. h�p://www.ameripriseadvisors. com/jeremy.i.taylor/proﬁle/ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and its aﬃliates do not oﬀer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or a�orney regarding their specific situa�on. Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2018 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 1333081
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HAPPY NEW YEAR MENIFEE Well a year has come and gone since I took over as the President/CEO of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. I would like to thank all the members, current and new members, for suppor�ng the Chamber. I truly love what I do. That is assis�ng to help all businesses succeed. We will support you and we will be your advocate. I must give credit to our Board of Directors. They’ve devoted their �me, talents and treasures to this Chamber by leading a group of volunteers on all our events throughout the year. Let’s not forget the glue that holds these events together. That would be Desiree Cassady, our Opera�ons Manager. She puts her heart and soul into making the behind the scenes happen.
Thank you! Lastly, I must give a huge thank you to Vicki Carpenter. The Chambers current and outgoing Chair. Vicki has been associated with the Chamber for several years. This is her third �me as Chairperson. She has led out ship with knowledge of the past (things not to do) but also her vision to the future. We valued her leadership; however, she isn’t going anywhere because she will s�ll be on the Board of Directors. Our Chamber has grown signiﬁcantly over the last year. We’ve increased our membership, solidiﬁed rela�ons with the City of Menifee, we put new systems in place to make the Chamber run smoother, we’ve upgraded the oﬃce with new furniture and upgraded our computer system. -Tony LoPiccolo President/ CEO- Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce
NEW MEMBERS Smart Home Innovators Grace Family Health, Inc The Canyon Lake Jr. Womens Club 4 Paws 4 Patriots Temecula Valley Family Physicians Great Life Senior Care
The Vineyard Team Inland Wharf Brewing Co. Elephant Fire Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Canyon Lake Auto Repair, INC Smart & FInal Zesty Shawarma and Grill Artesa at Menifee Town Center
2018—2019 Board of Directors Vicki Carpenter: Coldwell Banker - Chair Georg Mills: A Be�er Look Home Inspec�on - 1st Vice Chair Ben Diederich: Law Oﬃces of Ben Diederich - 2nd Vice Chair Karla Gonzalez: SBDC - Secretary Larry Luna: South Paciﬁc Financial Corpora�on Treasurer Karen Nolan: LCL Realty & Property Management Past Chair Yanik Gozlan: Menifee Buzz - Director
Darci Cas�llejos: French Valley Café Director Paul Everson: Hitzeman & Evenson APC - Director Gary Gilleon: RE/Max Realty - Director Noel Cajudo: Caring Transi�ons of Menifee Director Carrie Tate-Myer: Mt. San Jacinto College Director Derek Phillips: Grand Canyon University - Director Jessie Simms: netVolu�ons - Director Denise Moore: AFLAC - Director
New Address: 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite #102, Menifee, CA 92586 - Phone Number: (951) 672-1991
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A NEW YEAR, A NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
By Vicki Carpenter, Immediate Past Chair
As I reﬂect on my term as Chair of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, I can say that I am leaving the Chamber a be�er place than when I came on board over 3 years ago. This ocean liner (Chamber) and our hard working tug boats (Directors), worked diligently to revitalize, repair, repaint, and redirect
its course. I thank all the Directors over these past years who played a part, especially this year’s Directors which are the best group of individuals I’ve worked with collec�vely on a Board. Of course, we needed a stellar crew to help navigate the ship, that being our new Captain, CEO of the Chamber, Tony LoPiccolo, and his ﬁrst mate, Opera�ons Manager, Des Cassady. Our staﬀ and the Directors have been instrumental in revitalizing the ship, along with our Ambassadors, Commi�ee Par�cipants, and Chamber Members. I can’t thank you enough for everything you, we, have accomplished to enhance the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce for our members and business community.
Now while back at shore for a short �me, some Directors will be departing us. New Directors (or re-elected Directors) will be coming on board the ship, to embark on a new journey to the next port of greatness. We’ve accomplished a great deal this past year, grew membership by over 200 new members, commi�ees have grown, value has increased, but there’s s�ll more work to be done. I know your 2019 Chair, George Mills, will take the helm and keep this vessel on course. George has some great ideas and am excited for 2019. Thank you Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Members, Directors, and staﬀ for this voyage as it’s been a privilege serving the Chamber the past 18 months as Chair. I salute 2019’s crew and look forward to my new role as Immediate Past Chair. I’d like to individually thank each
Director on the Board, namely, George MillsBen Diederich, Karla V Gonzal Noelez, Larry Luna, Karen Nolan, Yanik Gozlan, Paul Evenson, Gary Gilleon, Denise Moore, Darci Cas�llejos, Jesse Simms, Carrie Tate-Meyer, Derek Phillips and Cajudo for your �me and excellent service to the Menifee Chamber, along with Luther Menifee Wilson (City-of Menifee) for the great partnership we have forged these past years.
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Biz Buzz YEAR-END: PUT THIS YEAR'S INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE IN PERSPECTIVE How can you assess your investment por�olio’s performance in 2018? The year was full of wild swings in the ﬁnancial markets, so your own results may well have bounced around quite a bit, too. But you can s�ll get a clear picture of how you did if you keep your investments’ returns in the proper perspec�ve – by making sure your expecta�ons are relevant, realis�c and reviewed. Let’s look at how these terms can apply to a meaningful evalua�on of your investment progress: Relevant – Many investors compare their por�olio returns to a popular market index, such as the S&P 500. But this comparison is not really valid for a variety of reasons. For one thing, indexes are typically not diversiﬁed across diﬀerent types of investments – the S&P 500, for instance, only tracks large U.S. companies. But your por�olio should consist of a broad range of investments: domes�c and interna�onal stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securi�es and so on, appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance. Also, your por�olio’s performance will be aﬀected by your contribu�ons and withdrawals, while market index returns are not. So,
CHALLENGE FOR 2019
By Brian Walker - Rilynn Company
Learn to socialize with people working in the same industry. Be open and honest and try to listen more than you speak. Many business people, especially sales oriented professionals operate believing there is not enough clients around for them and their compe��on. They hoard their ideas, don’t play well with others and only want to help themselves. However, the fact remains: there is enough business to go around and the best suitable clients will come to you. Menifee has around 100,000 people in it, add the surrounding areas and a salesperson can do quite well in their chosen industry. Sure
instead of measuring your results against an index – and possibly worrying about underperformance – you’re be�er oﬀ establishing relevant expecta�ons of your investment returns, based on your speciﬁc goals. So, for example, if you want to re�re at age 62, you’ll need to know the rate of return you need to achieve this goal – and then compare that desired return with your actual results. Realis�c – Ideally, of course, you’d like really high returns with really low risk – but that’s really not feasible. To get high returns, you’ll need to invest aggressively, which means you’ll need your por�olio to be heavily weighted in stocks. However, stocks are also riskier than more conserva�ve investments, such as bonds or government securi�es. So, you’ll need to be realis�c in what you can an�cipate from your portfolio. You can shoot for high returns and accept the higher level of risk, or you can lower your expecta�ons in exchange for greater stability. Reviewed – The performance of the ﬁnancial markets – and also your own por�olio – will ﬂuctuate from you could say you want it all, every family and every person, but do the math. If you only needed to sell 5,000 units to make a great living, you only have to have 5% of the city’s popula�on. Therefore, 95% of the business could go to someone else selling the same thing. What number gets you to your goals and what percentage does that work out to be? This is where Laser Focus versus Shotgun Approach comes in handy to understand. Do you ‘farm’ one area and niche market or do you throw your informa�on everywhere and pray someone picks it up? Rumor has it, 7 touches to a poten�al client will yield a sale on average. Can you do 700,000 touches or focus on 35,000 per the example above? Figure out your number and you can have your success. Moving forward, knowing you only want/need 5% of Menifee’s popula�on, can you share success stories with someone working in your ﬁeld? Can you listen to their stories and apply their ideas to your own plan? Remember, listening doesn’t mean you need to compare numbers or try to outdo your counterpart. Listening means learning what works for someone else and applying it to your own ac�ons. Find someone in your profession and in the same stage of their career as you. Try the Chamber of Commerce, community organiza�on or a social group for names. Plan a coﬀee mee�ng or lunch during the week and see how much you can learn from someone else. Make 2019 the year to re-tool your skills and break out to capture your 5% to take your business Up One Level. Brian Walker Rilynn Company Insurance Services Home and Auto Insurance 951-934-0630 CA License 0D76384
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year to year. Consequently, it’s important to review your por�olio’s results and the progress you’re making toward your goals on a regular basis, possibly with the help of a ﬁnancial professional. In these reviews, you may conclude that you’re doing ﬁne, or you might discover that you need to rebalance your por�olio by realigning your investments with your goals and risk tolerance, or perhaps make other
adjustments – such as changing the amount you invest – to get you back on track. In addi�on, you may even need to re-evaluate these goals in response to changes in your life – a new job, marriage, new child, and so on – as these changes could aﬀect the rate of return you need from your investments. As you look back on 2018, and look forward to 2019 and beyond, take a holis�c approach to how you evaluate your investments’ performance. By looking for relevance, being realis�c about what you can expect, and reviewing your por�olio in the context of your goals, risk tolerance and changing circumstances, you can gain a thorough understanding of where you are, where you want to go – and how you can help yourself get there. This ar�cle was wri�en by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
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Menifee Buzz—www.menifeebuzz.com Hello, my name is Yanik Gozlan from Local IT Repair and I write “Tech Talk”. My goal is to give tips and information on the latest gadgets or common issues you may have with your technology. I have been helping people solve their technology problems since 2002. With multiple certifications and over 20 years of experience in this industry, I will try to educate and share common interests that most of the surrounding areas are talking about.
make 2012 the year that you really spend �me doing what you love.
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE GEEKS The word “geek” isn’t an insult anymore – it’s a lifestyle, and like any way of life, we all know we can always improve your game. No ma�er what you’re geeky about, here’s my advice on how to be the very best geek you can be this year. Pledge to get ﬁt And by “ﬁt” I don’t mean “skinny.” Make yourself feel be�er and help your body perform be�er by keeping ac�ve. Come conven�on season, you’ll be thrilled to see that you’re not dying a�er the ﬁrst day on the conven�on ﬂoor. There are so many fun and geeky ways to get mo�vated, whether it’s by playing ﬁtness games on your new console, keeping track of your steps with tech like FitBit, or training for a zombie-themed marathon. Find some other geeks who enjoy the same things as you, and have Dance Central nights, or compete to get the most steps each week. Don’t read the comments Simple as that. Don’t read the comments on your work, and don’t read the comments on others’. If you need to leave a comment, imagine you’re saying it to someone’s face. When in doubt, don’t be a dick. Support those you love Your favorite authors, ar�sts, ﬁlmmakers, musicians, and game makers need your support. Many of them crowdfund their new works and/or accept dona�ons. Tell them you want
to see more from them by suppor�ng them ﬁnancially when you can. Don’t have the money? Not a problem! Help spread the word about their new projects, ask for some of their merch for your birthday, and let them know what you think of them. A kind word or two can mean even more to an ar�st than money. If you have a conven�on or event near you that needs speakers or exhibitors, suggest them. You’ll help them grow in popularity which will enable them to create more of the work you love. Finish that game We all have it. An unﬁnished game. A “To Be Read” pile of books. An unopened RPG guide si�ng on our shelf. Make the �me to ﬁnish it. Schedule it into your calendar if you must. Your mind will thank yourself for giving it one less thing to feel guilty about, and you’ll enjoy having some scheduled �me to do something you love! Find a healthy go-to food Yes, Cheetos are delicious, but are
they the best thing you should be ea�ng? As my friends and I get further away from those days in high school and college where we can eat anything, we’re trying to ﬁnd healthier alterna�ves to our favorite snack foods. Try veggies and hummus, airpopped popcorn, or a homemade version of something you normally get from a drive-through or a convenience store! Prac�cing your cra� Whether you've resolved to improve your photography skills(like me), learn to code, or design great products,
Disconnect I know, I know. You’re tech savvy and your job and hobbies all revolve around your phone, computer, and tv screen. But ﬁnd some �me to disconnect. Set daily limits for the amount of �me you’re gaming or on Socal Meida. Don’t refresh your phone looking for new emails a�er 10pm. Pick up and read a physical book instead of grabbing your Kindle. Eat dinner with friends or your family without the tv on and with phones put away. Sure, you won’t be able to take a selﬁe or tweet about your meal, but you’ll be able to reconnect with the people that are right in front of you. It’ll be worth it. Contact us at: LocalIT Repair Phone: 951.643.7663. Email info@LocalITrepair.com
Local WHAT IS A VISION BOARD?
By Robbie Mo�er
A Vision Board (also called a Treasure Map or Visual Explorer or Crea�vity Collage) is typically a Poster Board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple. Vision Boards add clarity to your desires, and feeling to your visions. There are several methods you can use for crea�ng your Vision Board. Below are some examples. You can choose which one works best for you, depending on where you ﬁnd yourself on this path of crea�ng your life. Supplies you’ll need for crea�ng a Vision Board: Poster Board. (Dollar store sells a really nice thick Board as does Staples) If you come to my class I furnish the Board, glue and scissors. A big stack of diﬀerent magazines. (You can get them at libraries, hair salons, den�st oﬃces, friends, etc..) Make sure you ﬁnd lots of diﬀerent types. If you limit your op�ons, you’ll lose interest a�er a while. I have found great photos in a variety of magazines. Glue.. Glue s�cks are my second choice as they use up fast so you need lots of them. Before you begin your Vision Board: No ma�er which method you’re choosing, have a li�le ritual before you begin your Vision Board. Sit quietly and set the intent. With lots of kindness and openness, ask yourself what it is you want. Maybe one word will be the answer. Maybe images will come into your head. Just take a moment to be with that. This process makes it a deeper experience. It gives a chance for your ego to step aside just a li�le, so that you can more clearly create your vision. Put on so� music. Music will help you keep your mind quiet. The Five Steps of Crea�ng a Vision Board: Step 1: Go through your magazines and tear the images from them. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Have fun with it. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words. Step 2: Go through the images and begin to lay your favorites on the Board. Eliminate any images that no longer feel right. This step is where your intui�on comes in. As you lay the pictures on the Board, you’ll get a sense how the Board should be laid out. For instance, you might assign a theme to each corner of the Board. Health, Job, Spirituality, Rela�onships, for instance. Or it may just be that the images want to go all over the place. Or you might want to fold the Board into a book that tells a story. At my retreats, I’ve seen women come up with wildly crea�ve ways to present a Vision Board. Step 3: Glue everything onto the Board. Add wri�ng if you want. You can paint on it, or write words with markers. Step 4: (op�onal, but powerful) Leave space in the very center of the Vision Board for a fantas�c photo of yourself where you look radiant and happy. Paste yourself in the center of your Board. Step 5: Hang your Vision Board in a place where you will see it o�en. Three Types of Vision Boards: The “I Know Exactly What I Want” Vision Board Do this Vision Board if: • You’re very clear about your desires. • You want to change your environment or surroundings. • There is a speciﬁc thing you want to manifest in your life. (i.e. a new home, or star�ng a business.) How to create this Vision Board: With your clear desire in mind, set out looking for the exact pictures which portray your vision. If you want a house by the water, then look through the magazines for the house that ﬁts your vision and start there. If you want to start your own business, ﬁnd images that capture that idea for you. If you want to learn guitar, then ﬁnd that picture. I remember at the last retreat, one woman yelled out, “If anyone ﬁnds a picture of a li�le girl with red hair who looks happy, give it to me!” And someone else yelled out, “I’m looking for a Cadillac!” Pre�y soon, a lively trading session began. Following the ﬁve steps
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above, create your Vision Board out of these images. The “Opening and Allowing” Vision Board Do this Vision Board if: • You’re not sure what exactly you want • You’ve been in a period of depression or grief • You have a vision of what you want, but are uncertain about it in some way. • You know you want change but don’t know how it’s possible. How to create this Vision Board: Go through each magazine. Tear out images that delight you. Don’t ask why. Just keep going through the magazines. If it’s a picture of a teddy bear that makes you smile, then pull it out. If it’s a co�age in a misty countryside, then rip it out. Just have fun and be open to whatever calls to you. Then, as you go through Step 2 above, hold that same openness, but ask yourself what this picture might mean. What is it telling you about you? Does it mean you need to take more naps? Does it mean you want to get a dog, or stop hanging out with a par�cular person who drains you? Most likely you’ll know the answer. If you don’t, but you s�ll love the image, then put it on your Vision Board anyway. It will have an answer for you soon enough. Some women at my retreats had NO idea what their Board was about, and it wasn’t un�l two months later that they understood. The Opening and Allowing Vision Board can be a powerful guide for you. I like it be�er than the ﬁrst model because some�mes our egos think they know what we want, and lots of �mes those desires aren’t in alignment with who we really are. This goes deeper than just ge�ng what you want. It can speak to you and teach you a li�le bit about yourself and your passion. The “Theme” Vision Board Do this Vision Board if: • It’s your birthday or New Years Eve or some signiﬁcant event that starts a new cycle. • If you are working with one par�cular area of your life. For instance, Work & Career. How to create this Vision Board: The only diﬀerence between this Vision Board and the others is that this one has clear parameters and intent. Before you
begin the Vision Board, take a moment to hold the intent and the theme in mind. When you choose pictures, they will be in alignment with the theme. You can do the Theme Vision Board on smaller pages, like a page in your journal. Some things to remember about Vision Boards: You can use a combina�on of all three types of Vision Boards as you create. Some�mes you might start out doing one kind, and then your intui�on takes over and shi�s into a whole diﬀerent mode. That’s called crea�vity. Just roll with it. Your Vision Board might change as you are making it. I was just talking with a friend of mine who said that she had been making a Vision Board for the new year. The theme was all about what she wanted in this year. Then, as she pulled pictures and began to lay them out, the theme changed into a simpler one about her everyday life and the moments in each day. It surprised and delighted her to experience that evolu�on. You might ﬁnd that you have li�le epiphanies from making a Vision Board. Make a Vision Journal Another op�on is to use these same princi-
ples in a big sketch book. Get a large sketch book and keep an ongoing Vision Journal. This is especially eﬀec�ve if you’re going through many transi�ons in your life. Remember Vision Boards can be updated any�me and its important to put it in a place you see it all the �me, mine is on the wall in front of my computer. In January I plan to make my 2019 Vision Board. HOW ABOUT YOU GETTING YOURS DONE for 2019. If interested come and join me Saturday, January 19th, from 1 to 5pm at my Clubhouse. Cost is $15.00. I supply the Board, scissors and glue. You just collect and bring any kind of magazines. Call me for more informa�on at (951) 255-9200. Your payment will save your seat for the event. Call me to RSVP or if you have any magazines to donate, we can use them.
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Local CHAD BIANCO SWORN IN AS RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF Newly-elected Riverside County’s 14th Sheriff, Chad Bianco, 51, a former Sheriff’s Lieutenant and 25-year Department Veteran, was sworn in by his brother, Los Angeles County Superior
Court, Judge Brett Bianco, Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, in a ceremony attended by hundreds who gathered and cheered at the front of Riverside County Historic Courthouse in Riverside.
“This election is not, was not ever about me,” Chad Bianco said. “It’s always been about us. I promise you that we, as a team, will make this Department a better place. This was a long and hard journey. We did it.” Also sworn in were three Assistant Joined by wife, Denise, right, Sheriffs, Robert Gunzel, Raul newly-elected Riverside Coun- Vergara and Dennis Vrooman. ty Sheriff, Chad Bianco, center, and two of their children, Tyler Chad promised to increase paBianco and Tori Kimsey, present- trol staffing with current funded the new Sheriff his badge and ing, change the culture and distars. His wife, Denise, present- rection of the County’s largest ed the Bible he used to take his law enforcement agency. With Oath of Office. broad support from the Coun-
Bianco is aware of the multiple challenges facing the department of more than 3,000 employees. “We are a profession of service and that demands a servant leadership. What I am telling all of you, all of our department members here, is that what happens to you is more important to me than I am to myself. I just want you to do and to give it your best every single day. We will always forgive mistakes but we cannot forgive a lack of integrity.”
ty’s Police Unions, Bianco unseated eleven year incumbent Stan Sniff last November in a bitter campaign in which Bianco accused Sniff of mismanagement and poor leadership. Sniff questioning his opponent’s experience and ability to stay independent of the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association, gave six figures to Bianco’s campaign. Without naming Sniff, Bianco said after the election, “I was prevented from any sort of a transition because the cornerstones of our profession have long been ignored and replaced with self-promotion and self-service and misguided sense of loyalty. Service was surpassed by self. I promise you that those days are over. We are about ‘service’ and ‘integrity’. The Department is in need of a 180-degree change of direction, and we must change the culture and direction of our Department from the top down”.
Sniff publicly clashed with the Board last year over Department funding, with supervisors saying the County can’t afford to keep increasing the Sheriff’s budget. There is a patrol staffing problem and a hiring problem. A budget issue is not a problem. Efforts are already underway to boost staffing and expect ‘tremendous gains’ in the next year to 18 months. He promises the Board of Supervisors not to ask for more money but he’s doing it within what he has. Bianco doesn't want to live in the past, but learn from it. “If you would have asked me a year ago, eight months ago, six months ago, if I thought it was possible to change all of the things that people were telling me and what I was telling them, did I think it was possible for it to happen?” he said. “At the time, I probably wouldn’t have said yes. And this is for Denise, there’s a new sheriff in town.” For more Local News visit us at: www.menifeebuzz.com
CITY RECEIVES GRANT TO INSTALL A RAISED MEDIAN ON ANTELOPE ROAD The City of Menifee’s Engineering/ Public Works Department received no�ce from the State of California’s Department of Transporta�on that Menifee has been awarded a grant of $525,870 from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to install a raised median on Antelope Road from Sunstream Drive to La Piedra Road. This grant covers 90 percent of the $584,300 project. These projects are selected for funding either based on the state-
CITY OF MENIFEE PICKS ITS FIRST POLICE CHIEF Today, Menifee City Manager Armando Villa announced an addi�on to his execu�ve team of former Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown to serve as Menifee’s Interim Director of Public Safety. “This is a big step towards the establishment of the City of Menifee Police Department,” said City Manager Armando Villa. “Dave’s primary focus will be laying the groundwork for the new depart-
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wide Beneﬁt Cost Ra�o (BCR), or under the various set-asides. The selected HSIP projects, totaling $182 million, will be programmed in the 2019 Federal Statewide Transporta�on Improvement Plan (FSTIP). “Replacing the plas�c delineators with a raised concrete median will not only improve the traﬃc circula�on, but will beau�fy the project area,” said Menifee City Manager, Armando Villa. “We are proud of our engineering/public works team that works to bring federal dollars to our local projects, thereby oﬀse�ng general fund dollars that can be further spread among other compe�ng needs in the City. “ Mayor Bill Zimmerman adds, “our City leadership team is always looking for any funding opportuni�es available to complete projects quicker, and more eﬃcient, but also enhance our community.” at the State level on the California Commission on Peace Oﬃcer Standards and Training Regional Policing Task Force, as well as the CA Police Chiefs’ Municipal Policing Workgroup. Dave and his wife, Carol, have been Menifee residents for over 27 years, and have three adult children. The City of Menifee will begin a na�onwide search for its ﬁrst Chief of Police in the coming days. The goal is to have the new Police Chief on board in April 2019. Brown has indicated that he will not seek the permanent Police Chief posi�on. “I am just thrilled
Update: Newport Towne Square, Menifee Lakes Plaza and Shoppes at the Lakes Con�nue to Grow
Raising Cane’s and Cafe Rio is now open at Menifee Lakes Plaza, located at Newport Road and Antelope Road. At the Shoppes at the Lakes, located at Newport Road and Smart & Final Extra! is under Menifee Road, Zesty Shawarma construc�on at Newport Towne Grill and Blitzer’s Frozen Yogurt Square II and will open this Winter. are now open.
Dean Deines was sworn in as the new District 4 City Council Member Deines defeated Gloria Sanchez in the race to replace Denver. Mat Liesemeyer, who ran unopposed in District 2, was sworn in for a second term.
DENVER HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE CITY OF MENIFEE
ment and star�ng the procurement process for the necessary equipment and infrastructure needs of the new department, which will help keep the City moving forward while we search for the City’s ﬁrst Police Chief.” Dave Brown is a well-respected and seasoned police execu�ve having served in California Law Enforcement for nearly 30 years. Brown has broad experience in establishing innova�ve policing programs and policies, and is a strong advocate for comprehensive community policing. Brown served two terms as the President of the Riverside County Police Chiefs’ Associa�on, and chaired the Inland Empire SWAT Commanders Associa�on for many years. He served
to be a part of this exci�ng and groundbreaking venture, and look forward to working alongside Menifee’s leadership team to make this process as smooth as possible,” Brown said. For more informa�on, please contact City Manager Armando Villa at (951) 672-6777 or email avilla@ cityofmenifee.us, or Dave Brown, Interim Director of Public Safety at email@example.com.
John Denver, a member of the Menifee City Council for its complete 10 years, was venerated upon his re�rement at the council assembly December 19.
2012, was president of the Rotary Club and Sun City Chamber of Commerce. Denver was honored by representa�ves of Congressman, Ken Calvert and Senator, Jeﬀ Stone, by Assemblywoman, Melissa Melendez, County Supervisor, Marion Ashley, the City of Menifee Staﬀ and the City Council.
Local dignitaries made presenta�ons to a crowd of packed locals “I'm so honored to have contributto honor Denver. John Denver was ed for nearly 20 years leading up
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the only person to take a seat at to the Incorpora�on and to serve the city council all 10 years. the City of the last 10 years. I want to thank those who supported me Denver served for 13 years as a in that ﬁrst elec�on and the two trustee for the Perris union exces- elec�ons a�er that”. Denver Said. sive school district and joined the Menifee Incorpora�on Commi�ee Thank you John Denver for Servicin 2007-08. He served as mayor in ing our City and its Residents.
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Local CITY RECEIVES $6.5M IN INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING COMMITMENTS FROM WRCOG The Engineering/Public Works Department for the City of Menifee received no�ce from WRCOG authori�es that the City will receive an alloca�on of $6.5M in Transporta�on Uniform Mi�ga�on Fee (TUMF) funding from its updated Nexus study, a program administered by WRCOG. The TUMF program ensures that new development pays its fair share for increased traﬃc that it creates, and is distributed from a pool of funding to jurisdic�ons that are par�cipate with WRCOG.
As the fastest growing City in Southwest Riverside County, and 7th in SoCal, the addi�onal $6.5M in revenue will assist the City in reducing traﬃc impacts, and improving overall circula�on through two key major infrastructure projects in the City, the Holland Road Overpass, and the Sco� Road Widening Project. WRCOG has iden�ﬁed $4.2M to be marked towards Holland Road Overpass, and $2.3M towards the Sco� Road Widening Project, which will widen Sco� Road to six lanes from the Sco� Road Interchange project to the Menifee/Wildomar boundary at Murrieta Rd (Bundy Canyon). For addi�onal informa�on, please contact Jonathan Smith, Menifee City Engineer, at (951) 672-6777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHIBALD’S DRIVE THRU ANNOUNCED AS MENIFEE’S BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT The City of Menifee’s Economic Development Department is thrilled to announce Archibald’s Drive Thru as this month’s local business to receive the Menifee Business Spotlight, a program that is a part of the B3 (Building Be�er Businesses) program. Archibald’s is one of Menifee’s fastcasual restaurants that is located oﬀ Newport & Menifee Roads, which oﬀers great food that is cooked to order. Archibald’s has 11 TV screens, is decked out with sports memorabilia, and has ice-cold beer on tap, creating the perfect atmosphere to catch a game. Archibald’s also oﬀers the NFL �cket during football season and the extra innings package during baseball season, giving their customers all access to their favorite team. Archibald’s is a well-known spot to catch a any game. What is not so well known is how generous Archibald’s CEO, Andy Sehremelis is and how much he and his company give back to the Menifee community. “Andy has lent a helping hand to so many people that were in need in our City” said Mayor Pro Tem, Lesa Sobek, District 3. “I have witnessed his generosity on
countless occasions, and it truly makes me proud that Archibald’s is home in District 3.” The City of Menifee Business Spotlight is part of the Economic Development Department’s B3 (Building Be�er Businesses) program, which aims to showcase local businesses, foster pride in Menifee’s thriving business community and promote diversity in Menifee’s local economy. The “Business Spotlight” is a free business recogni�on program with the purpose of crea�ng awareness for the variety of local businesses and their contribu�ons to the Menifee Community. The City of Menifee Business Spotlight program highlights one local business in the City every month, who has gone above and beyond the call of business
to be�er the community they have become a part of. Chosen applicants are honored during a special presenta�on at a City Council Mee�ng and in addi�on will receive a 30- second professional video produc�on clip created by the Department of Economic Development and their team that will be showcased on the city’s Economic Development website: MenifeeBusiness.com . Nomina�ons are encouraged to recognize businesses in Menifee that contribute to the be�erment of the Menifee community. For more informa�on on the Business Spotlight program, or other resources available to Menifee businesses, please contact Gina Gonzalez, Economic Development Director at email@example.com or (951) 672-6777. receive a 30- second professional video produc�on clip created by the Department of Economic Development and their team that will be showcased on the city’s Economic Development website: MenifeeBusiness.com . Nomina�ons are encouraged to recognize businesses in Menifee that contribute to the be�erment of the Menifee community. Please visit the link below to apply: https://menifeebusiness.com/business-resources/#programspotlight For more informa�on on the Business Spotlight program, or other resources available to Menifee businesses, please contact Gina Gonzalez, Economic Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 672-6777.
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Menifee Buzz January / February 2019