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2015 EDITION

YOUR SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING MENIFEE - LOCAL INFORMATION, NEWS & BUSINESS

Grandmother Oak at Wickerd Farm pg 4

Menifee is ‘Moving’ Menifee’s bright future pg 9

America’s Veterans

Stories of some of Menifee’s many veterans who proudly served pg 40

Featured Menifee Residents Top boxing trainer Robert Garcia pg 17 Motocross legend Ron Turner pg 30 Earth angel Ella Vraines pg 44

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Welcome to Menifee’s business community. In one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, no organization better connects you to the business, political and community leaders of the city than the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Since 1977, the chamber has dedicated its staff and resources to growing the economic vitality of the region and its businesses. Understanding that a strong economy is central to the quality of life in a city, the chamber supports civic, philanthropic, educational and cultural organizations in Menifee. Members benefit from an unparalleled professional development, networking and influence on the local, regional and state level. The rewards of belonging to the chamber are full-time representation and year-round results. Our activities, programs, and initiatives all serve one purpose – to make Menifee a better place to live, work, and play. With more than 38 years of experience, the chamber offers unprecedented benefits, discounts, and opportunities to make area businesses prosperous. The Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to pave the way for a growing regional economy. Stop by the chamber office or visit us online at www.MenifeeValleyChamber.com or www.ShopInMenifee.com for more information and discounts.

Welcome to The Greater Menifee Area Sourcebook featuring Menifee business and lifestyle information. Menifee’s nearly 50 square miles is centrally located in Southwest Riverside County along Interstate 215. With available land, a businessfriendly city and a population of close to 85,000 residents, Menifee is set to become a regional hub for commerce. New and longtime businesses alike are capitalizing on the estimated $400 million in sales leakage to nearby cities. We see the results, as Menifee’s sales tax revenues have continued to increase for the sixth consecutive year providing additional funding for important city services like public safety, infrastructure improvements and park enhancements. In its sixth year of cityhood, Menifee has reached significant milestones. The city’s $100 million Capital Improvement Program is improving infrastructure and traffic flow and has resulted in attracting new businesses and restaurants that have successfully opened, as well as future businesses and amenities, including the Krikorian Premiere Theaters and bowling alley project that are coming to town. On behalf of the City of Menifee and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, thank you to our local businesses, restaurants and retail outlets – we value your contribution to our community. Together, we’re building Menifee’s future.

Dorothy Wolons

Scott A. Mann

CEO/President Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mayor City of Menifee

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Whether you’re a longtime resident, a newcomer or a visitor, the City of Menifee is glad you’re here! As the sixth fastest growing city in California, the second fastest growing city in Riverside County, Menifee prides itself on serving our residents, businesses and visitors in the smartest, most efficient and most cost effective way possible, while building a comprehensive approach that helps Menifee’s economic stability, financial prosperity and cultural vitality. Over the next five years, Menifee is investing more than $100 million in infrastructure and traffic solutions to improve access to local businesses and drive new companies and amenities into the city limits. The city council and city staff look forward to serving you as we make the City of Menifee an attractive and inviting place to live, play and work.

Robert A. Johnson City Manager City of Menifee

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 6 9 10 13 14 15 17 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 32 34 40 44 46 48 49 50 51 2

Grandmother Oak Motte Museum Motte Historical Museum Menifee is ‘Moving’ 2015 Calendar of Events Edie Schmoll; Menifee Valley’s Most Notable Settlers Author, Poet, Menifee Parks, Recreation Centers & Libraries Map Artist, Musician Menifee Parks Offer Recreation Opportunities for All & Composer Top Boxing Trainer Robert Garcia Mensa, Magic and Music ‘Back to the Future’ Fan Lenny Hochteil Menifee’s Former Postmaster Bob O’Donnell St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church ‘Back to the Future’ in Menifee Nonprofit Organizations of Menifee Provécho Grill, Offering Old World Taste in Menifee Motocross Legend Radical Ron Turner State and Local Contact Information Government Contact Information Menifee’s New State Senator Mike Morrell Provécho Grill Delights Diners Menifee’s Military Veterans ‘Earth Angel’ Ella Vraines Menifee Resident Jerome Robinson - second generation member of the world famous Platters The New Menifee Valley Boys & Girls Club Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors Menifee’s Veterans Southwest California Legislative Council Lunch Meetings Brandman University Opens in Menifee

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Publisher’s Note The Valley News is very excited to bring you the first Menifee Sourcebook in Julie Reeder partnership with the Menifee Chamber of Commerce and the City of Menifee. Inside The Greater Menifee Area Sourcebook, readers are given the opportunity to explore all that the city has to offer. There are columns from city and chamber leaders, as well as features on businesses, restaurants, and the people who make Menifee unique. There is useful information such as a Menifee Chamber of Commerce listing of businesses and a citywide calendar of events. We are already in the planning stages for Menifee Sourcebook 2016, so ideas are always welcome for important or interesting stories showcasing the strength and unique characteristics of Menifee, the fast-paced growth, and the residents and businesses who call Menifee home. For any editorial or advertising information relating to Menifee Sourcebook or its sister publication, the Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook, please email editor@myvalleynews.com. Best Wishes,

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“Build Your Business in Menifee”

Volume 1 • 2015 Published by Valley News in partnership with the City of Menifee and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Publisher Julie Reeder Copy Editor Laura Rathbun Editorial Todd C. Clement Kim Harris Michelle Mears-Gerst Robbie Motter Tim O’Leary Laura Rathbun Joan Ring Prisha Savoia Bill Zimmerman

Graphics & Production Samantha Gorman Mylena Matheny Photography Shane Gibson Laura Rathbun Bill Zimmerman

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Grandmother Oak by Bill Zimmerman

With its scenic vistas, rolling hillsides and natural granite rock outcroppings, Menifee is a place of true aesthetic beauty. However, one of Menifee’s most unique natural features is hundreds of years old and still alive today. Menifee is home to the “Grandmother Oak,” as it is known by our Native American friends. The stately tree is located on the Wickerd Farm on Scott Road. The Grandmother Oak is a Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia), one of the largest trees of its species, and thought to be over 500 years old. With permission, residents visiting the Wickerd Christmas tree farm may walk to the Grandmother Oak tree and enjoy its size and beauty. Standing adjacent to its main trunk, viewers are in awe of the vast canopy of shade that it provides. It evokes a feeling of pride and respect when we consider that the Native 4

Americans who originally inhabited this area found a staple food supply from the acorns of local oak trees like this one. We are fortunate to have this historic natural wonder still growing strong in Menifee.

Wickerd Farm is open to the public in the fall offering a pumpkin patch, hay rides, Christmas tree farm, tours and more.

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Motte Museum [Above]The Motte Historical Museum is located at 28380 Highway 74 in Menifee.

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[Left] 1930s photo of the Motte brothers with their wives. From left: Frank and Judy Motte, Charles and Ottie Motte, Evelyn and John Motte. Courtesy photo

The Motte Historical Museum is a hidden treasure in Menifee. It displays decades of history from the Roaring 1920s to the Nifty 1950s.  The interior has life-size nostalgic photos, a 1950s diner, jukebox, soda fountain, art deco cinema and vintage popcorn and Coca-Cola machines, plus much more. The museum’s collection of antique cars is amazing. Most of them are local to the community such as the 1950 Chevy Deluxe, which once belonged to the grandmother of 5th District Supervisor Marion Ashley. The museum commemorates how the valley has grown and changed. It hopes to encourage the community to continually preserve, teach and educate others about local history. Following is information about the museum’s development and what it offers the public. Motte family history The Motte family is one of the oldest pioneering families in the Perris Valley. Business records indicate that Alphonse Motte and his brothers immigrated to America in the late 1880s from Gap, France with an interest in sheep and agriculture. In the 1930s John Victor (eldest son of Alphonse Motte) took on his two brothers, Frank and Charles, as business partners. They called their business the “Motte Brothers.” The Mottes became an active family within the valley, concentrating on crops such as potatoes, onions and grains. Their farms spread over parts of Perris, Romoland, Nuevo and Lakeview. By 6

by Robbie Motter 1944 the transition was complete; the Mottes were now well established farmers within the valley. By the 1960s, John Victor established his own farming operation with his two sons, Leon and John, naming it Motte and Sons. Ever present in the valley and keen to changing trends, a decision was made for the family corporation to also become active in real estate and development opportunities.   John and Evelyn Motte privately founded the museum through their estate. Their aspirations were to showcase the history of the pioneer families who first settled in the valley, their antique car collection and document the area’s agricultural roots. Therefore, the museum was made possible by the JEM Foundation to do just that. And in 2007, Motte Historical Museum, Inc. became established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Car collection In 1951, John Victor Motte bought a 1926 Chevrolet Touring car for $15, overhauled the engine, and restored it in the late 1970s. That Chevrolet was the car that began the private collection and fueled the Motte brothers’ desire to restore antique automobiles. The Chevrolet Touring car is on display at the museum and the preservation of the rest of the restored automobiles continues today. SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015


Classic car shows Each April the museum hosts its annual Classic Car Show, which features exhibitors, food vendors, crafters and usually a live band. Trophies are given to the top three winners in each class. Romola Farms Barn Leon E. Motte and his wife Darlene built the Motte’s Romola Farms Barn in 1985 with architect Robert Morris. Robert Morris has done much architectural design in downtown Temecula and is known for his wrought iron work and western artistic touch. After building the barn from all salvaged materials, the Mottes sold produce for about 10 years before leasing it out to other food vendors, such as Tom’s Farms and Hamshaw Farms.

Inlays designed by artisan Bob Morris. Morris is known for his archways at the north and south end of Old Town Front St. in Temecula.

A 1950’s themed neon sign at the Motte Historical Museum.

Romola Farms to Romoland to Menifee The surrounding community began as “Romola Farms,” developed by the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1925. Small ranches of four to five acres were offered for the cultivation of fig trees. The project became so popular, it was decided that the Ethanac Post Office across the highway from Romola Farms, should have its name changed to the Romola Post Office. When the Post Office Department requested another name to avoid confusion with San Diego County’s Ramona Post Office, the name was changed to Romoland Post Office. The area of Romoland was then voted in to be part of the new City of Menifee on October 1, 2008.

Classic cars on display at the Motte Historical Museum in Menifee.

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Events venue The Motte Historical Museum is a great place to hold an event. The barn is available to rent for a wedding or party. Table and chairs can be provided for up to 200 guests.  In fact, the Menifee Valley Chamber has held several events at this location. There are always some great events that take place at the museum that the public can attend. Visit its website www.mottemuseum.com to see what’s happening. To schedule an event or for more information, contact General Manager Maria Mathey at (951) 928-3210, (951) 269-1437 or email her at maria@mottemuseum.com. [Far Left] Immigrated from France, Alphonse Motte is one of the oldest known pioneers in the Perris Valley. [Left] Son of Alphonse Motte, John Motte with his wife Evelyn.

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A vintage replica tractor garage exhibit at the Motte Historical Museum.

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Visiting the museum Admission to the museum is free though a dollar donation per person is appreciated. Children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.   Hours of operation are:   Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Open first and third Sundays of the month, 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.  All hours pending special events and holidays.  The museum is a member of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce and is located at 28380 Highway 74 East in Menifee.

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Menifee is ‘Moving’

Looking back, the City of Menifee had an exceptional year in 2014 in several key areas, including becoming one of the fastest growing cities in the state, and the second fastest growing city in Riverside County, with a population of close to 85,000 residents. Menifee is also one of the safest cities out of the 25 communities in Riverside County, based upon violent crime statistics in 2013. At an all-time high, there are over 75 development projects moving forward in the city, including over 100 homes receiving new building permits on a monthly basis. The new Audie Murphy Ranch Sports Park opened in May 2014, and features multi-purpose fields, a baseball field, a full size basketball court and a skate park. Menifee’s median housing value in September 2014 was recorded at $307,014, which shows there is great value in owning a home in the community. Several new retail and restaurants opened in Menifee last year including Ulta Beauty, Justice, CVS, Applebee’s, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Jersey Mike’s Subs, the Flame Broiler, Fitness 19 and many others. Looking ahead in 2015, Menifee has several new retail developments that will begin to come on line, including Town Center Marketplace located at the southwest corner of Newport and Haun roads. This exciting new project will consist of 85,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, including Petsmart, Party City, Kirkland’s,

Aldi’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Habit Burger Grill, Sonic, El Pollo Loco, Jimmy John’s and more. Other projects moving forward include the Shoppes at The Lakes located at the southeast corner of Newport and Menifee roads, the Menifee Crossroads Walmart Supercenter at Scott and Haun Roads, the new Menifee Union School District Student Education Center on Haun Road located across the street from Menifee City Hall, and the Menifee Town Center located off Newport Road and Town Center Drive that will have a Krikorian Movie Theatre Entertainment Complex with bowling alley and restaurant, and will one day be known as the focal point of the city and a retail and entertainment hub of excitement for residents. The city is also moving forward with over $100 million in Capital Improvement projects including construction of the Newport/I-215 Interchange Widening project and design of the future Holland Road Overpass. Beginning in 2015, the city and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce will launch a new website called WWW.SHOPIN MENIFEE.COM. This is a great way for Menifee residents to shop at local stores and restaurants that will generate additional sales tax to benefit quality of life needs such as additional police, fire, and parks. With all of the current and new projects on the horizon, the increase in demands from residents, and a premium housing stock, Menifee clearly is “Moving” in the right direction.

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2015 Check the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Menifee websites for more events, updated information, dates and times. www.menifeevalleychamber.com | www.cityofmenifee.us January 21 – 9-11 a.m. SCORE Workshop at MSJC, 28237 La Piedra Road, Room 805. January 22 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. January 26 – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road. January 28 – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Economic Forecast with Mayor Scott A. Mann at Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Menifee Lakes Drive. January 28 – 4 p.m. Mega Mixer February 4 – 7 p.m. City Council Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. February 4 – 8 a.m. Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber Conference Room, 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite 102. February 10 – 9-11 a.m. SBDC Workshop at the Chamber, 29737 New Hub Drive Suite 102. February 11 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber Mixer at MVP Awards, 27166 Sun City Blvd.

February 18 – 7 p.m. City Council Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. February 18 – 8:15-9:30 a.m. Student of the Month at Perris Sizzler. February 21 – 6:30-10 p.m. 38th Annual Chamber Anniversary Rockin’ the Night Away dinner dance at Motte Museum, 28380 California 74, Menifee. Information: Robbie (951) 672-1991. February 23 – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road. February 25 – 7 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. February 26 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. March 4 – 7 p.m. City Council Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. March 4 – 8 a.m. Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber Conference Room, 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite 102.

March 11 – 5:30-8 p.m. Chamber Mixer at Pitstop Pub and Grill, 26900 Newport Road. March 11 –7 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. March 11 – 8:15-9:30 a.m. Student of the Month at Perris Sizzler. March 13 – 10:30 a.m. Check in 10:30 a.m. Shotgun 12 p.m. 10th Annual Green Ball Golf Tournament at Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Menifee Lakes Drive. Contact Joan at the Chamber for more information. (951) 672-1991. March 16 – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road. March 18 – 7 p.m. City Council Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. March 25 – 7 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. March 26 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road.

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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 1 – 7 p.m. City Council Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. April 1 – 8 a.m. Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber Conference Room, 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite 102. April 8 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber Mixer at Miller-Jones Mortuary, 26770 Murrieta Road. April 8 – 7 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. April 8 – 8:15-9:30 a.m. Student of the Month at Perris Sizzler. April Spring Fest at La Ladera Park, 29629 La Ladera Road. April Menifee’s Got Talent April 17 – 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 3rd Annual “Strategies for Success” Women’s Conference at Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Menifee Lakes Drive.

Tickets and Information: Robbie (951) 255-9200 or (951) 672-1991. April 20 –11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road. April 23 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. May 5 – 9 a.m. – Noon SBDC Workshop at the Chamber, 29737 New Hub Drive Suite 102. May 6 – 8 a.m. Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber Conference Room, 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite 102. May 13 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber Mixer at New Hub Auto Repair, 29683 New Hub Drive, Ste. B. May 18 – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road.

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May 27 – 5:30 p.m. Student of the Year. May 28 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. May Arts Council Menifee Annual Showcase at Countryside Marketplace. May Menifee Half Marathon and 5K at MSJC, 29837 La Piedra Road. May Veteran’s Day Memorial Event. June 3 – 8 a.m. Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber Conference Room, 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite 102. June 5 Installation and Awards Dinner at Soboba Country Club. June 10 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber Mixer TBA.

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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS June 15 –11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road. June 18 – 5:30-9:30 p.m. All Chamber Mixer at the Storm Stadium 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore. June 18 –8:30 a.m. 7th Annual State of the City at Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Menifee Lakes Drive. June 25 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. June Father’s Day Camp out at La Ladera Park, 29629 La Ladera Road. June M.A.R.S. City of Menifee Summer Camp June Camp T.R.E.K. June 27 – 4-9 p.m. City of Menifee’s Independence Day Celebration and Parade at Wheatfield Park.

June Menifee’s Movies in the Park. July 1 – 8 a.m. Ambassador Meeting at the Chamber Conference Room, 29737 New Hub Drive, Suite 102. July 8 – 5:30-7:30 Chamber Mixer, LCL Realty and Property Mgmt., 28057 Bradley Road. July 20 – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. SWCLC Southwest California Legislative Council, MSJC Room 805, 28237 La Piedra Road. July 23 – 6 p.m. Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission Meeting at Menifee City Hall, 29714 Haun Road. July Summer Family Nights at Lazy Creek Recreation Center, 26480 Lazy Creek Road. August 12 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber Mixer TBA. August 26 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ambassador Rally at the Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore.

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Menifee Valley’s

Most Notable Settlers

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enifee Valley was a peaceful setting in the 1800s for explorers, miners and families looking to homestead. Following is information on some of the valley’s most notable settlers. The City of Menifee was named after Luther Menifee Wilson, a miner from Kentucky who came out west in the 1880s to seek his fortune after the railroads were built. He owned about 200 acres of land, had various mining claims and established the Menifee quartz mine located where current day Holland and Murrieta roads cross. William Newport was another early settler who came to the valley to seek his fortune. He was born in England in 1856 and immigrated to the United States in the 1870s to study farming in and around Los Angeles County. In 1885, he bought 2,000 acres of land in Menifee Valley on the north side of Newport Road between Murrieta and Bradley roads.

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Robert Kirkpatrick came to the valley from Tennessee with his wife Betsy in the 1850s and established a ranch at the southeast corner of Newport and Antelope Roads. Robert’s eldest son Luther Menifee Wilson Courtesy photo William and his wife Callie built a large house on the land in 1882 and continued farming. They had nine children and Callie established the valley’s first school in 1890. Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School was named in her honor. In 1904, the Wickerd Family homesteaded off Bradley Road. The 47-acre farm is owned today by Jack and Julie Wickerd. The Wickerd Farm is home to Menifee’s oldest oak tree, which is close to 500 years of age. Sources: cityofmenifee.com and cityofmenifee.us.

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Menifee Parks Offer Recreation Opportunities For All by Kim Harris

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Audie Murphy Ranch Sports Park is the newest park in Menifee. It features a baseball field, multi-purpose/soccer field, restrooms, full basketball court, skate park [shown above], playground/tot lot and three covered picnic shelters.

The city of Menifee offers a wide variety of recreation activities, from parks and trails to classes and activities there is an abundance of activities to get visitors and residents alike up and moving. Menifee offers miles of trails and owns seven parks available for use by those who are interested in spending time outdoors. All recreational opportunities offered by the city are important both economically and to the quality of life in Menifee, according to community services Director Robert Lennox. “The economic benefit to any city to have a multitude of recreational options, open space and trails is great because it encourages businesses to come here and people to come and live here,” he said. “The bottom line is people want to live where they have opportunities to recreate instead of having to travel … they want them nearby; they want them close.

Parks also offer an aesthetic benefit, said Lennox. “People’s property value goes up and it discourages blight and crime and other things,” he said. The city recently approved funding utilizing a grant to resurface three park playgrounds that were in disrepair with a rubberized surface to make them a bit safer for children to play on, said Lennox. “Some were very old as well,” he said. In an effort to improve parks, the city approved funding in December of 2014 to create the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan. The plan, which will seek community input, will serve as a ten-year guide that prioritizes goals and projects for the community’s outdoor amenities, said Lennox. “Ultimately, they are not city staff parks, they are community parks,” he said. “Our main goal is putting in parks that the community wants.” Complete park information can be found by visiting www.cityofmenifee.us and choosing Area Parks from the City Services menu.

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obert Garcia, one of the top boxing trainers in the world, has recently become a Menifee resident. His father Eduardo Garcia, a Pro Boxing Hall of Fame member, and his brother Mike Garcia, the current featherweight boxing champion, have also relocated to Riverside County. For the past 20 years, the Garcia family has made headlines with their Youth Boxing Center in Oxnard, Calif. Robert’s parents moved to Riverside County a few years ago and he found it difficult with his boxing career to keep driving from Oxnard to visit them. So, he and his wife Karla visited Menifee, fell in love with it and bought a home in the city to raise their family. They have four children Robert Jr., 19, Eduardo, 16, Isabella, 10, and Alex, known as “Alvin”, 3. Now that Robert has relocated, he wants to help the community by maybe fully equipping and starting a local youth boxing program. If this happens, it would garner lots of attention because of the publicity he gets from his world class boxing events with HBO, Showtime, ESPN, NBC and DirecTV. He currently has eight world class champs training under him and all of them would be part of any program that he undertakes. Robert was born in 1975 in San Pedro, Calif. and grew up in Oxnard. He’s a retired professional boxer in the lightweight division, a former International Boxing Federation super featherweight champion and the current trainer of the year in boxing. He was trained by his father at the popular La Colonia Youth Boxing Club. He retired from boxing at 26 because his passion for the sport had evaporated. However, after taking 13 years off, his love for the sport has returned. It’s even stronger now that he’s decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a trainer.

Robert took all the knowledge he learned as a fighter, and from training with his dad, and has steadily climbed the training ranks. He’s now one of the most successful and sought-out trainers in the sport. In the last six years, he has put together an impressive list of champion fighters who have sought to train with him from across the world. The list includes Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana, Jesus Cuellar, Evgeny Gradovich and his brother Mike. The success of what Robert has done with his fighters has been noticed by those who cover the sport. In 2011 and 2012, Ring TV.com named him the trainer of the year and the Boxing Writers Association of America named him the top trainer of the year. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who has known Robert since he turned professional, said in an article that his “background and his ability to connect with his fighters allows him to get the most out of the guys he trains.” But while Robert reached the top as a fighter, many believed he wasn’t cut out to be a boxer. He hated everything from having to make weight to dealing with all the prefight media hype that went along with being a world champion boxer. His easygoing nature also made it hard for him to generate ill will toward the people he was fighting. “I am not the type of person who likes to hurt people, or knock people out, but it was my job,” he said.

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eet Edie Schmoll,  a 90-years-young, interesting, accomplished and fascinating woman. She lives in Menifee and most of her home consists of four large pianos and two organs. “No room for a boyfriend,” she said, laughingly. Edie’s life,  aside from her fondness for music, art and literature, is magical. She was born in Boston and from age 10  was a silver medalist in the Massachusetts  State Spelling  Bee. Thus began the story of a woman destined for greatness. She attended the New  England Conservatory of Music and studied accordion in  Germany  at the Akkordeon Schule in Kaiserlautern. She is

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an author, poet, artist, musician  and composer. At  one time in her  illustrious  career, she held a top secret position with the Pentagon. After spending much of her adult life working and raising children, this true Renaissance woman  busied  herself with accomplishments in multiple areas of the arts.  She has written and published four books in four years, all available on Amazon. Her most recent work,  which she wrote and illustrated, “Holly, the Christmas Tree Fairy” won rave reviews from the Mensa World Journal. Being a Mensa member is just one of her many honors. Her style has been described as lively, colorful and impressionist. Edie has a lifelong love of learning. After retiring, she went back to school at Mt. San Jacinto College and studied creative writing,

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guitar, tap dancing and watercolor painting. Her art works will be displayed at the Arts Council of Menifee’s  event held at the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center. Her painting “Glow”  has won awards in many art shows, along with her many other paintings and are available through Amazon. She does paintings on a commission basis. As an accomplished concert  pianist, who also plays the organ and accordion, she has appeared as  a  guest  soloist at several local church and hospital events.   Additionally, she  has played with the Mt. San Jacinto College Symphony. Her current project is a collection of songs with her own musical composition and original lyrics for piano and voice due out in 2015. She sums up her attitude towards  living in three words, “Life is exciting!” You can view more of Edie’s work on  www. edie-schmoll.artistwebsites.com  Watercolor by Schmoll entitled “Peace.” or www.amazon.com. SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015

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enifee resident Lenny Hochteil is such a fan of “Back to the Future” that he bought and converted a DMC DeLorean car into a replica of the movie’s time machine. He found the DeLorean just outside of Chicago after it had been wasting away for about a decade and decided it was perfect to bring to back to life as a time machine replica. He built it to have all the essential components featured in the movie and it can be seen in action in a YouTube video about DeLoreans. Lenny’s son Jeremy also loves the movie, which came out in 1985, so they enjoyed replicating the car together. It costs over $20,000 to buy a DeLorean and it cost Lenny just about as much to convert it into a time machine replica.

Lenny Hochteil displays familiar items from the ‘Back to the Future’ movie inside his 1981 DeLorean.

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Lenny actually owns two DeLoreans and it was the first one that inspired him to buy the second and convert it. When he bought the first car, he wanted to surprise his family with it. So he asked them to show up at a specific place and time to meet him. Then he happily surprised them by arriving in the car dressed in “Back to the Future III” Old West clothes. Lenny travels a lot with his time machine car and is a guest at numerous events each year showing it off. The Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce had him bring it to the Pechanga Casino & Resort where they were holding their annual installation. It was thrilling for everyone present to see the car and have their photo taken with it. Lenny is a member of many car clubs, including the DeLorean International Club, Star Car Central and DeLorean Owners Association.   He can be frequently found at car shows in Southern California. He loves to take his time machine car out at least twice a month to shows.  Prior to becoming an avid “Back to the Future” fan he also was into model train building. 

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Many details from the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean are accurately engineered for Hochteil’s Delorean.

Hochteil behind the wheel of his 1981 ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean.

Lenny and his wife Robin moved to Menifee a year ago from the Los Angeles  area. While he keeps busy with his cars, Robin is busy running her own antique doll business. The couple is also involved in charity work because they love to give back to their community. To find out where Lenny and his time machine car will show up in the future, contact him at lennyraveon@hotmail.com. To view the video about his cars, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5GmqZJ1s5s.

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Bob O’Donnell Menifee’s former Postmaster for over 30 years and a First-Class Citizen

by Bill Zimmerman Bob O’Donnell, Menifee’s former postmaster, has lived in Sun City for over 43 years and has been actively involved in the community to make it a better place. He has served as a trustee of the Menifee Union School District since 1983, and a volunteer at the Menifee Valley Medical Center since 1994. In addition to these duties, he serves as a director with the Hospice of the Valleys, volunteers helping hospice patients and serves with the Menifee Crime Watch. O’Donnell was born in Philadelphia and came to California in 1968 with the Air Force and was stationed at March Air Force Base until 1970.  In that year, O’Donnell began to work for the United States Postal Service as a part-time carrier. In 1971, the Sun City Post Office had just seven routes  to serve  the Del Webb senior community of 5,000 residents.  There was only one rural route, which covered the Romoland,

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Quail Valley and Canyon Lake communities. The rural carrier traveled 157 miles each day to accomplish all deliveries to what were mostly farmhouses and homesteads. In 1975, O’Donnell was promoted to assistant postmaster and in 1980, became postmaster. He remained in that position until his retirement in 2002. O’Donnell and his wife Alice have seven children and 14 grandchildren.

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St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church

Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Before St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church was built in 1965, Fr. James Munnelly of the St. James Catholic Church in Perris offered one mass a week in the Sun City Town Hall. Parishioner Vincent Carbo generously offered a donation of $35,000 to the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino to build a much needed church in Sun City. The only stipulation Carbo made was that the parish be named after St. Vincent Ferrer, the patron saint of his home parish in Palermo, Sicily. Even after the large donation, an additional $100,000 was needed for construction. The response from parishioners for more donations was tremendous. They cashed in stocks and securities, dipped into savings and raised over the amount needed. San Bernardino architect Jerome Armstrong drew up plans for the church and a contract was awarded to Bob Meier Construction of Norco, at a bid of $136,000. Construction began in October 1965 and the first service was celebrated nine months later on June 5, 1966. The building fund flourished so construction of the church’s rectory began in 1966.

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The church’s beautiful stained-glass windows, designed by an accomplished Holland artist, majestically complement the purity and simplicity of the modern sanctuary. The sacristy furniture was designed and installed by Brendan Murray, the brother of the first priest Fr. Sean Murray. He also designed and fabricated the baptismal font, a wooden replica of one of the great treasures of Irish antiquity, the Ardagh Chalice. Over the years, the parish has changed from a church of retired generations to one of multi-generations. The following priests have served St. Vincent Ferrer Church: Fr. Sean Murray....................................1965-1968 Fr. Denis Mangan.................................1968-1971 Msgr. Michael O’Conner.....................1971-1974 Fr. James Munnelly..............................1974-1995 Fr. Adrain Brinn....................................1995-1996 Fr. Gerard McGuinness.......................1996-2002 Fr. Antonio Das Neves.........................2002-2012 Fr. Frederick Costales.....................2012-Present

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NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SERVING MENIFEE RESIDENTS

n American Cancer Society

(951) 300-1220 6355 Riverside Ave. Riverside, CA 92506 n Arts Council Menifee (951) 290-2781 P.O. Box 385 Menifee, CA 92586 n Assistance League of Temecula Valley (951) 694-8018 28720 Via Montezuma Temecula, CA 92590 n Boys & Girls Club of Menifee (951) 746-6121 P.O. Box 2423 Menifee, CA 92586

n Community Access Center

(951) 274-0358 6848 Magnolia Ave. #150 Riverside, CA 92506 n Cub Scout Pack #374 (951) 821-8210 dboring@dboring.com www.pack374.org n GFWC Menifee Woman’s Club (951) 301-8258 P.O. Box 846, Menifee, CA 92586 n Heritage High Mighty Patriot Regiment Band Booster Club (858) 722-6916 P.O. Box 1262 San Jacinto, CA 92581

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n Inland Valley Symphony

(760) 318-0460 P.O. Box 637 Temecula, CA 92593 n Inland Valley Youth Symphony (760) 318-0460 P.O. Box 637 Temecula, CA 92593 n Kay Ceniceros Senor Center (951) 672-9673 29995 Evans Rd. Sun City, CA 92586 n Knights of Columbus Sun City 7846 (909) 260-4832 MURRIETA CAMPUS

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n LifeStream

(800) 879-4484 384 West Orange Show Rd. San Bernardino, CA 92408 n Marine Corps League Detachment 1057 (951) 775-1191 rockusmc@ca.rr.com www.mcl1057.org n Menifee Animal Clinic of Ramona Humane Society (951) 654-8002 30145 Antelope Rd., #106 Menifee, CA 92584 n Menifee/Perris Democratic Club (951) 928-2463 P.O. Box 2006 Menifee, CA 92586 n Menifee United Way (951) 929-9691 418 E. Florida Ave. Hemet, CA 92543

n Menifee Valley Community

Cupboard (951) 301-4414 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd. Menifee, CA 92586 n Menifee Valley Masonic Lodge #289 (951) 679-9493 27221 McCall Blvd. P.O. Box 312 Sun City, CA 92586 n NAFE (951) 255-9200 27701 Murrieta Rd., #30 Menifee, CA 92586 n Oak Grove Center (951) 677-5599 24275 Jefferson Ave. Murrieta, CA 92562 n On Track School (951) 301-9881 29876 Baypointe Ct. Menifee, CA 92584

n Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center

(951) 686-7273 1845 Chicago Ave., #A Riverside, CA 92507 n SCORE (951) 652-4390 www.score503.org n Susan G. Komen Inland Empire (951) 676-7465 43397 Business Park Dr., #D-9 Temecula, CA 92590 n Street Witnessing Ministries (407) 777-3224 Support@streetwitnessing.org www.StreetWitnessing.org n Studio 395 Foundation (951) 506-3606 P.O. Box 395 Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 n Sun City Gardens (951) 679-2391 28500 Bradley Rd. Sun City CA 92586 www.suncitygardens.org

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Provécho Grill, Offering Old World Taste in Menifee

by Kim Harris

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osie O’Connor, chef and owner of Provécho Grill in Menifee, knew from the tender age of nine that she would own Fajitas (top) and Courtesy photos a restaurant one day. She always Certified Angus steak tacos. loved everything about her parent’s restaurant, Guadalajara Mexican Grill, and couldn’t wait to go there after school each day. “I knew it; out of all the kids, I was the one who would do this,” she said. O’Connor said that she watched her parents, who have been in the restaurant business for 30 years, and saw how much they enjoyed what they did. “I knew that they worked, really, really hard; they were always at the restaurant, but I couldn’t wait to get out of school and just go play restaurant.” Founded by a third generation Italian family in 1991 New York’s Upper Crust Pizza specializes in traditional thin crust, deep dish (Sicilian) or stuffed pizza by the whole pie and slice. We also specialize in made from scratch Lasagna, Stromboli, Spaghetti ‘n Meat Balls, salads, deli sandwiches, garlic knots and stuffed pin wheels.

Three years ago O’Connor had the chance to make her dream come true so she took it. “It was a good opportunity and the timing was just right,” she said, adding that the former owner had gotten to know her through her previous job with U.S. Foods as a Hispanic specialist. “He called the company and asked if he could have somebody come by and help with his business,” O’Connor said. “Once he got to know me, he offered the restaurant to me. I strongly feel that he gave me a great opportunity here in Menifee.” After she purchased Provécho Modern Restaurant, O’Connor changed the name to Provécho Grill so she could offer more than just Mexican food.

“My heart is in that mole, because one of my dad’s cooks at Guadalajara taught me how to make that and he made the best mole and I remember him taking his time making it with me.” “I wanted to have the ability to be more creative and offer more,” she said. All dishes are influenced by her Mexican heritage. From certified Angus beef to sustainable seafood, O’Connor, who attended the Art Institute of San Diego, said that high quality, fresh foods are her specialty. “We have a delivery every single day; we don’t even have a walk in,” she said. “It’s something that you don’t really see around here.” O’Connor’s favorite dishes to prepare include Chile Relleno and Mole Enchiladas. “My heart is in that mole, because one of my dad’s cooks at Guadalajara taught me how to make that and he made the best mole and I remember him taking his time making it with me. Making it

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Provécho Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. They offer traditional Mexican favorites as well as specials from Thursday through Sunday depending on what items are in season.

now, serving it and having people love it so much brings me back to the thought that somebody took their time to teach me how to make something that they loved so much.” The restaurant also features special items not listed on the menu from Thursday through Sunday depending on what items are in season and what meats and fish are available. Provécho Grill’s fresh take on Mexican favorites such as Carne Asada Tampiquenas and Carnitas earned the popular eatery the distinction of being named Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant of the Year two years in a row. “It was such an honor. It reinforced to me that I am hiring the right people … that I have a strong team that has the same vision that I do,” O’Connor said. “You can have the best food in the world, but if your service is awful, they’ll never come back.” O’Connor said winning restaurant of the year wasn’t about just her, but rather the restaurant as a whole. “A restaurant is such a big animal; you have your cooks, servers,

bartenders, hostesses, bussers, runners, everybody all working together to achieve that goal,” she said. “The first year we felt blessed. We were the new kid on the block doing something crazy in a little community. It just made us feel blessed.” The second win gave O’Connor confirmation of her employees and how hard they all work. “It has raised the bar. We don’t take it for granted; now we want to keep that distinction,” she said. “It’s like that teacher who gave you an ‘A’; we worked so hard for that and now we want to keep that.” Provécho Grill is located at 26862 Cherry Hill Blvd. in Menifee and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. They can be reached by calling (951) 246-3200. A full menu is available online and can be accessed by visiting www.provechogrill.com.

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Retired pro motocross rider Ron Turner of Ron Turner Motocross Training. Turner has been riding dirt bikes since 1965 and is highly regarded throughout the motocross community.

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Quail Valley is home to Motocross Legend

by Prisha Savoia

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otocross legend “Radical Ron Turner” began riding at the age of 12 in a small town in Arkansas. He was sneaking rides on his cousins’ bikes and it was obvious from the beginning that he had not just a natural talent for riding, but for racing and winning. At the age of 13 Ron got his first sponsor, entered a race and came in first place. He proceeded to win the next five races as well. His winning streak awarded him an astounding 947 wins throughout his career from 1969 to the late 1980s. And that’s just his motocross wins. Ron was also the premier Southern California test rider for Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha and Cagiva. He had the first single shock bike, the first water cooled bike and worked with ProAction Suspension as well. Some of his wins include the first Aloha Supercross in Hawaii in 1984, the first Golden State Nationals in Carlsbad in 1986 and Evel Knievel’s Snake River. Evel gave him a Harley Davidson for his win. Ron retired in 1990 and went back to Arkansas for a while. In 1997, he came back to Glen Helen Raceway to win his class at the 30

World Veteran Championship. It was then that he decided it was time to come back to Southern California. He passed the sign that said “Welcome to Quail Valley, Spark Arrestors Required,” which also had a picture of a motorcycle on it. How fitting, he thought. So he leased a home with an option to buy and has been in Quail Valley ever since. Ron went on to win the Vet Nationals two more years in a row. He and his wife Patti have been enjoying their home while he continues training anyone from beginner to professional and working on motorcycles. The couple has seen many changes in Quail Valley over the last 17 years due to much growth in Menifee. Before all the homes came in, Ron enjoyed riding around the hills. He had a lot to do with the building and design of the track in Lake Elsinore. His wife, three daughters and stepson also ride. While Ron tells stories of all the fellow greats he rode with, amazing places he went and people he met along the way, you can feel his passion for motorcycles. He’s been fortunate to do what he loves almost his entire life. SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015


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State and Local Contact Information STATE RESOURCES

CITY RESOURCES

BUSINESS RESOURCES cont

Cal Trans........................................916-654-5266 Department of Motor Vehicles........800-777-0133 Highway Information.......................800-427-7623 Highway Patrol............................... 951-676-0112 Insurance Consumer Hotline..........800-927-4357

Animal Control................................951-674-0618 Animal Shelter................................951-357-7387 Building & Safety (Inspection Requests).....951-246-6213 City Clerk........................................951-672-6777 City Hall www.cityofmenifee.us.............951-672-6777 Code Enforcement.........................951-246-6214 Community Development & Planning...................................951-672-6777 Community Services......................951-672-6777 Economic Development.................951-672-6777 Finance...........................................951-672-6777 Fire Dept.........................................951-679-5163 Graffiti Hotline.................................951-246-6216 Police Non-Emergency...................951-776-1099 Public Works/Engineering..............951-246-6215 Street Lights (SCE)........................ 800-611-1911

Workforce Administration Centers Hemet............................................951-791-3500 Temecula........................................951-600-6000

COUNTY RESOURCES Emergency..................................................... 911 Assessor.........................................951-955-6200 County Clerk...................................951-486-7000 Fire Department Homeland #54..................................951-926-2433 Menifee #68....................................951-679-5163 Menifee Lakes #76............................951-674-2241 Quail Valley #5.................................951-244-6462 Sun City #7.....................................951-679-3413 French Valley Airport......................951-600-7297 Health Department Riverside........................................951-358-5000 Murrieta..........................................951-461-0284 Office on Aging...............................800-510-2020 Planning & Zoning..........................951-955-3200 Public Information...........................951-955-1000 Recorder.........................................951-600-6200 Regional Parks...............................951-955-4310 Registrar of Voters..........................951-486-7200 Sheriff’s Department Perris Station...................................951-940-6200 Temecula Station..............................951-696-3000 Third District Supervisor.................951-955-1030

BUSINESS RESOURCES Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce...............................951-672-1991 Better Business Bureau..................909-835-6064 Consumer Affairs............................800-952-5210 Contractors State License Board...800-321-2752 Federal Tax ID Board of Equalization...................951-680-6400 Income Tax, Franchise Tax Board....................800-338-0505 Internal Revenue Service...............800-829-3676 Social Security................................800-772-1213

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Heritage Senior Care......................951-461-4313 Bee Removal..................................951-246-6214 Contact a pest control company if private property Central County United Way............951-929-9691 Crisis Line for Domestic Violence...800-339-7233 First Aid-CPR Citizen Training Hotline................951-765-2468 Poison Control................................800-876-4766 Kay Ceniceros Senior Center.........951-762-9673 Libraries Paloma Valley..................................951-301-3682 Romoland.......................................951-325-2090 Sun City..........................................951-679-3534 Menifee Community Center............951-672-6744 Menifee Gym..................................951-672-0507 Menifee Valley Community Cupboard Food Distribution..............................951-301-4414 Thrift Store......................................951-672-3078 Sun City Concern...........................951-679-2374 U.S. Post Office..............................800-275-8777 Valley Wide Recreation & Parks District............................951-672-6744

HOSPITALS Menifee Valley Medical Center.......951-679-8888 Loma Linda Medical Center...........951-290-4000

Government Contact Information FEDERAL OFFICIALS PRESIDENT Barack Obama (D) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, CD 20500...................202-456-1111 U.S. SENATOR Dianne Feinsten (D) Senior Seat / District Office 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 704 Los Angeles, CA 90025..................202-224-3841 U.S. SENATOR Barbara Boxer (D) Junior Seat / District Office 3403 10th Street, Suite 704 Riverside, CA 92501.......................202-224-3553 City Council: (L-R) Greg August, Matthew Liesemeyer, Mayor Scott A. Mann, John V. Denver and Wallace Edgerton.

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U.S. CONGRESSMEN Representative Ken Calvert (R) 42nd District 4160 Temescal Canyon Road, Suite 214 Corona, CA 92883..........................951-277-0420 SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015


NEWS MEDIA Valley News....................................951-762-5510 www.myvalleynews.com Menifee Buzz..................................951-588-5558 The Press-Enterprise..................... 951-672-4911 UT San Diego.................................951-676-4315 Menifee 24/7............................ www.menifee247.com

SCHOOL DISTRICTS / ADMINISTRATION Riverside County Superintendent of Schools....................................951-826-6670 Menifee Union School District........951-672-1851 Perris Union High School District...951-943-6369 Romoland School District...............951-926-9244

COLLEGES Brandman University Menifee Campus..............................951-676-1784 Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee Campus..............................951-672-6752 University of Phoenix Murrieta Campus..............................951-677-0883

UTILITY SERVICES Eastern Municipal Water District....800-698-0400 www.emwd.com...............................951-928-3777 Southern California Edison.............800-684-8123 www.sce.com Southern California Gas Company.800-427-2200 www.socalgas.com Waste Management ......................800-423-9986 www.wm.com

STATE OFFICIALS GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (D) c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814..................916-445-2841 STATE SENATOR Mike Morrell (R) 23rd District 10350 Commerce Dr, Ste. A-220 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.....909-919-7731

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Menifee anchors more than just a corner of

State Senator Morrell’s New, Vast District

by Tim O’Leary

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enifee’s location in a remote corner of state Senate District 23 hasn’t dimmed its importance to freshman officeholder Mike Morrell. Not long after Morrell took office in April, Menifee leaders took steps to ensure that their city had landed squarely on his radar screen. Local business and government leaders met with the newlyminted senator to familiarize him with what has become one of the fastest growing cities in the state. “Menifee was very pro-active in reaching out to the senator,” said Nick Calero, who serves as Morrell’s district director. “That was really appreciated. It’s a big district with a lot of diverse issues, but there’s a lot that unites it.” Over the past eight months, Morrell has had to adjust on the fly. First he had to adjust to his jump from the state Assembly, where he served for about three years, to the state Senate. Next he has had

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to adjust to the addition of many new communities – including Menifee, Romoland and Nuevo – to his political purview. Morrell made his mark in the business world and community service arena before he set his sights on the state Legislature. He was a small business owner for more than 25 years in the title, lending and real estate industries. His community service included key roles with the Building Industry Association, Inland Empire Economic Partnership, the Inland Empire Prayer Breakfast and the Pacific Justice Institute. He served on the business advisory boards of several state legislators that included Bill Emmerson. Morrell then shifted gears and entered politics. He won his Assembly seat in 2010, where he served as a member of five standing committees. Those panels included Labor and Employment, Banking and Finance and Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy. Emmerson resigned his state Senate seat in December 2013 at about the halfway point of his second term. Emmerson’s resignation prompted Morrell to set his sights on the state Senate, and he became one of five candidates to vie for that seat in a March 25 special election. Morrell netted 63 percent of the ballots cast in the election. He avoided a run-off election by capturing more than a 50 percent margin of the votes. Morrell, 62, was sworn in April 3, and his track record in the Assembly won him some instant kudos from his new colleagues. “Senator Morrell is a man of principle and integrity,” Bob Huff, who serves as the Senate minority leader, said in a press release at that time.

It’s just being open and available to folks and it’s one of the main things the Senator wants to do. – Nick Calero, Morrell’s district director

“Based on his history of serving the needs of his constituents while he was in the Assembly, I have every confidence he will bring this same level of service to the Senate,” said Huff, R-Diamond Bar. Morrell’s geographical oversight multiplied as a result of his shift from the Assembly, where his district just served a portion of San SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015


Bernardino County, to the state Senate. His current term ends in November 2016. Morrell presently serves on the Senate’s Health, Budget and Financial Review and Banking and Financial Institutions committees. His Senate district is about three times as large as his Assembly district and has double its population. He now represents a vast area that blankets about 1,500 square miles in three counties that is home to about one million people. The 23rd District edges into Los Angeles County, where it serves the Wrightwood and Mount Baldy areas. It takes in a vast and diverse chunk of San Bernardino County that includes Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Loma Linda, Highland, Yucaipa, Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake. The district also blankets a large swath of central and Southwest Riverside County. Those communities include Calimesa, Cabazon, Banning, Beaumont, San Jacinto, Hemet, Lakeview, Nuevo, Romoland and

Menifee. Menifee is in the southern corner of the district. “I think we’ve made a conscious effort to know the communities and the people,” Calero said. Besides introducing and voting on legislation, Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, helps constituents navigate state agencies, informs residents on laws and pending legislation and authors certificates and resolutions to noteworthy individuals and organizations. He offers intern positions to college students and uses brochures and other methods to stay connected to his constituents. Because Morrell’s district is so varied and far-flung, he and his staff hold regular office hours, typically at chamber of commerce offices, to meet with constituents, organizations or groups. The Menifee Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly session from 10 a.m. until noon every second Tuesday. The Hemet / San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts

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its monthly session from 10 a.m. until noon every first Tuesday. Similar sessions are held in Banning, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake. “It’s just being open and available to folks, and it’s one of the main things the senator wants to do,” Calero said.

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ART STUDIO

Latonja Fine Art Studio....................................(213) 703-7477 3830 Agave Court, Perris, CA 92570 | LatonjaFineArt.com

ASSOCIATIONS

COMMUNITY CREDIBILITY: Our residents appreciate knowing that you have committed to the community through your chamber investment. This tells them that you plan to work in this community for many years to come.

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Margarita Style................................................(951) 265-8904 32105 Heather Lane, Menifee, CA 92584

BREWERY & TASTING ROOMS

The Mason Jar Brewing Company..................(760) 846-0729 29683 New Hub Dr., Ste. A, Menifee, CA 92586

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce...........(951) 672-1991 29737 New Hub Dr., Ste. 102, Menifee, CA 92586

CABLE COMPANY

Mediacom........................................................(951) 679-2327 1500 Auto Center Dr., Ontario, CA 91761 | business.twc.com

Gain recognition with affordable advertising opportunities! Our monthly newsletter, The Advocate, reaches thousands. Our annual map and annual membership directory reach people throughout the U.S. seeking to relocate to our wonderful area. With our website, each member gets a free listing and a free link.

We help build a strong community with sustainable economic growth through our Economic Development Committee. Marketing the community to out-of-thearea residents and developing plans for becoming a new business hub in Southwest Riverside County are among our priorities. We seek to bring more purchasing power to Menifee.

30010 Haun Rd., Ste. 250, Menifee, CA 92584

Operation Silver Star.......................................(951) 550-7584 26529 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH:

BEAUTY SALONS

27192 Sun City Blvd., Ste. A, Sun City, CA 92586

27691 Camino Bella, Sun City, CA 92585

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES:

No need to travel on your own to Sacramento to fight harmful anti-business laws. We travel to fight the taxes and anti-business legislation that are crippling our economy. The Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at Chamber offices. The Chamber also brings our legislators to our office meet you and discuss your problems.

26900 Newport Rd., Ste. 113, Menifee, CA 92584

Menifee Action Group......................................(951) 218-4676 26100 Newport Rd., Ste. 12 PMB 13, Menifee, CA 92584 | operationsilversar.org

A VOICE IN SACRAMENTO:

BARBER SHOP

Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS....(951) 894-2571

ATTORNEYS

Law Office of Rob Schelling............................(951) 301-6200

29826 Haun Rd., Ste. 202, Menifee, CA 92586 | rschelling.com

Law Office of Robert Karwin...........................(951) 246-4514 29800 Bradley Rd., Ste. 103, Sun City, CA 92586 | karwinlaw.com

Raxter Law.......................................................(951) 226-5294 27851 Bradley Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | raxterlaw.com

Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC......................(951) 296-3888 28600 Mercedes St., Temecula, CA 92590 | rosenhitz.com

Swan, Carpenter, Wallis & McKenzie..............(951) 672-1881 26858 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586

AUTO PARTS

Time Warner Cable..........................................(909) 238-9536

CAMPGROUNDS

Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails.................(951) 672-4831 30605 Briggs Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | thousandtrails.com

CARPET CLEANERS

Gentle Genie Rug Care.....................................(951) 244-7268 33460 Furrow Ct, Wildomar, CA 92595 | gentlegenierugcare.com

Service Masters Cleaning...............................(951) 440-5237 23811 Washington Ave., C1-10-24, Murrieta, CA 92562 | servicemasterccm.com

CASINOS & RESORTS

Pechanga Resort & Casino..............................(951) 770-8618 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, CA 92592 | pechanga.com Soboba Casino.................................................(951) 665-1312 P.O. Box 487, San Jacinto, CA 92581 | soboba.com

CEMETERY/MORTUARY/CREMATORIES

Amatulli Auto Parts #1.....................................(951) 657-2127

Evans-Brown Mortuary...................................(951) 679-1114

AUTO REPAIR & SERVICES

Inland Memorial Harford Chapel.....................(951) 345-4655

316 E. 4th St., Perris, CA 92570 | amatulliautoparts.com

Advanced Emission Specialist........................(951) 246-8147 29770 Bradley Rd., Ste. C, Menifee, CA 92586 | aessmog.com

Auto Air Pro......................................................(951) 679-0996 32525 Murrieta Ave., Menifee, CA 92584

International Auto Crafters.............................(951) 672-0727 29723 New Hub Dr., Menifee, CA 92586 | intlautocrafters.com

New Hub Auto Service.....................................(951) 381-0711 29683 New Hub Dr., Ste. B, Menifee, CA 92586 | aessmog.com

Sides Auto Repair, Inc. ....................................(951) 679-1142 29750 Bradley Rd., Menifee, CA 92586 | sideautorepair.com

Top Tech Auto & Sons, Inc. .............................(951) 928-8488 27271 Ethanac Rd., Ste. 103, Menifee, CA 92585

AUTO SALES & SERVICE

Gosch Nissan/Hyundai ...................................(951) 658-3181 100 Carriage Circle, Hemet, CA 92545 | goschhyundai.com

Lake Chevrolet ................................................(951) 674-3116 31201 Auto Center Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530| lakechevrolet.com

Paradise Chevrolet/Cadillac/Buick/GMC........(951) 699-2699 P.O. Box 9036, Temecula, CA 92589 | paradiseautos.com

Quality Nissan of Temecula.............................(951) 676-6601 41895 Motor Car Prkwy, Temecula, CA 92591 | qualitynissan.com

Toyota of Temecula Valley...............................(951) 694-0575 26631 Ynez Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 | tvtoyota.pe.net

BAKERY

Sweet Tee’s Heavenly Cupcakes.....................(951) 672-4433 28089 Bradley Rd., Menifee, CA 92586 | sweetteescupcakes.com

27010 Encanto Dr., Sun City, CA 92586

38820 Sky Canyon Dr., Ste. A, Murrieta, CA 92563 | inlandmemorial.com

Miller-Jones Mortuary and Crematory...........(951) 672-0777 P.O. Box 1179, Romoland, CA 92585 | miller-jones.com

CHILD CARE

Child Development INC. (CDI)..........................(949) 553-4440 1936 E. Deere Ave., Ste. 220, Santa Ana, CA 92705 | cdicdc.org

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

Wickerd Farms.................................................(951) 672-3020 32761 Bradley Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | wickerdfarm.com

CHURCHES

Bahai Faith of Menifee.....................................(951) 301-4000 P.O. Box 2016, Sun City, CA 92586

Center for Spiritual Living...............................(951) 679-6622 26805 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, CA 92586

Eagle Ridge Church.........................................(951) 679-3239 25891 Holland Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

His Light on the Hill Assembly of God.............(951) 679-4667 28125 Bradley Rd., Ste. 180, Menifee, CA 92586 | hislight.net

Impact Church.................................................(951) 679-0600 26878 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | impactmenifee.com

St. Stephens Episcopal Church.......................(951) 679-0757 26704 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, CA 92586 | ststephensmenifee.com

The View Mountview Community Church.......(951) 693-0771 26201 Ynez Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 | mtvcc.org

United Church of Christ...................................(951) 679-1149 26701 McCall Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | uccmenifee.com

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MEMBER DIRECTORY CLEANERS

Newport Cleaners............................................(951) 246-8411 28937 Heaton Ln., Menifee, CA 92584

COINS

Sun City Coin....................................................(951) 672-7470 26010 McCall Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586

COMEDY CLUBS

Aces Comedy Club...........................................(951) 525-5653 39745 Avenida Acacias, Ste. B, Murrieta, CA 92563 | laughyouraceoff.com

COMPUTERS

eTechLLC..........................................................(661) 742-7376 27701 Scott Rd., Bldg. I, Menifee, CA 92584 | etechllc.us

Xtreme Business Solutions.............................(951) 643-7663 27475 Ynez Rd., Ste. 702, Temecula, CA 92591

CONSTRUCTION

PV Maintenance, Inc........................................(951) 672-4474 23282 Arroyo Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 | pvmaintenance.com

RBF Consulting................................................(949) 742-3505 40810 County Center Dr., Ste. 100, Temecula, CA 92591 | RBF.com

CONSULTANTS

Earth Systems Southwest...............................(951) 928-9799 1680 Illinois Ave., Ste. 20, Perris, CA 92571 | earthsystems.com

Mann Consulting..............................................(951) 764-4766 29813 Park City Ave., Menifee, CA 92584

COPYING MACHINES & SUPPLIES

Burtronics........................................................(909) 885-7576 216 S. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408

Sharp Business System...................................(951) 268-9184 125 Corona Pointe, Corona, CA 92879

COUPONING/SAVINGS/DISCOUNTS

www.ShopinMenifee.com

29737 New Hub, Ste.102, Menifee, CA 92586 | ShopinMenifee.com

CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING

MedX Event Specialists...................................(951) 970-7027

Unstoppable Entertainment.............................(949) 232-6302

Pediatric Partners............................................(951) 252-8588

ESCROW SERVICES

SheridanWellness & Weight Loss Center........(951) 672-8060

29330 Warmsprings Dr., Menifee, CA 92584 | unstopentertainment.com

Menifee Valley Escrow....................................(951) 679-2343 28005 Bradley Rd., Ste. B, Menifee, CA 92586

ESTATE SALES/GARAGE SALES

Elissa’s Estate Sales........................................(951) 285-6461 28151 Winged Foot Dr., Menifee, CA 92586 | californiaestatesale.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ameriprise Financial.......................................(951) 679-2222 29826 Haun Rd., Ste. 206, Menifee, CA 92586 ameripriseadvisors.com/team/taylor-taylor-associates

Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Debbie McClure...............................................(951) 679-5869 26876 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586 | edwardjones.com

LPL Financial...................................................(805) 878-9627 29349 Eagle Dr., Murrieta, CA 92563

27699 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 300, Temecula, CA 92590 | pediatricpartners.net 26900 Newport Rd., Ste.110, Menifee, CA 92584 | healthplusie.com

Southern HospitalityCare................................(909) 604-3681 29941 Blue Water Way, Menifee, CA 92584 | southernhospitalitycare.com

HEARING AIDS

Superior Hearing Aid Service..........................(951) 679-1139 28071 Bradley Rd., Sun City, CA 92586

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Airforce 1 Heating & Air..................................(951) 244-0916 31566 Rail Rd. Canyon, Ste. 682, Canyon Lake, CA 92587 | Airforce1.com

Castillo Heating & Air Conditioning................(951) 301-4452 32105 Heather Ln., Menifee, CA 92584 | CastilloHeatingandAirConditioning.com

Monks Air Conditioning...................................(951) 679-4502 30530 Murrieta Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

HOME BUILDERS

Northwestern Mutual.......................................(951) 850-7092

Brookfield Residential Homes.........................(714) 200-1514

PFS Investments..............................................(951) 595-7160

KB Homes.........................................................(951) 691-5300

1917 Palomar Oaks Way, Ste. 130, Carlsbad, CA 92008 | anthonychristopher.nm.com

27570 Commerce Center Dr. Ste. 223, Temecula, CA 92590 | primerica.com/tseroogy

FITNESS CLUBS

Bring Your Own Baby Fitness..........................(951) 202-5568 26100 Newport Rd., Ste. 325, Menifee, CA 92584 bringyourownbabyfitness.com

CrossFit 951.....................................................(805) 215-9444 29723 New Hub Dr., Ste. G, Menifee, CA 92586 | crossfit951.com

Fitness 19 Health Club.....................................(951) 679-0019 26100 Newport Rd., Ste. 1-40, Menifee, CA 92586

3090 Bristol Street, Ste. 200, Costa Mesa, CA 92676 | BrookfieldLA.com 36310 Inland Valley Dr., Wildomar, CA 92595 | kbhome.com

Lennar Homes..................................................(951) 817-3525 29105 Nectarine St., Menifee, CA 92584 | lennar.com

Stonegate Development, LLC..........................(949) 367-9400 27071 Cabot Rd., Laguna Hills, CA 92653

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

Sun City Civic Association...............................(951) 679-2311 26850 Sun City Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586 | suncitycivic.com

HOSPICE SERVICES

Geri-Fit Company LLC......................................(951) 694-6873

Hope Hospice & Health Care, Inc.....................(951) 679-8872

FLORIST

Hospics of the Valleys.....................................(951) 200-7800

P.O. Box 2522, Temecula, CA 92593 | gerifit.com

Heaven Scent Flowers & Gifts.........................(951) 301-0112 29800 Bradley Rd., Ste. 114, Menifee, CA 92586 | heaven-scent-flowers.com

FOOD & BEVERAGE

29826 Haun Rd., Ste. 108, Sun City, CA 92586 | thehopehospice.com 25240 Hancock Ave., Ste. 120, Murrieta, CA 92562

HOSPITALS

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta.(951) 704-1950 28062 Baxter Rd., Murrieta, CA 92563 | llu.edu

29356 Harlequinn Ct., Menifee, CA 92584 | cprbymedx.com

Carl’s Hawaiian Shave Ice...............................(951) 634-4056

Menifee Valley Medical Center........................(951) 679-8888

Diana’s Dance Co. ...........................................(951) 301-3881

Western Way Granola......................................(951) 526-7383

Temecula Valley Hospital................................(951) 331-2220

DENTAL SERVICES/SUPPLIES

FURNITURE

DANCE STUDIO

29683 New Hub Dr., Ste. H, Menifee, CA 92586 | Dianasdanceco.com

Dental Fix Rx....................................................(951) 966-8699 29226 Castlewood Dr., Menifee, CA 92584

DENTISTS

Erickson Orthodontics Inc...............................(951) 679-6822 27180 Newport Rd., Ste. 4, Menifee, CA 92584 | menifeebraces.com

Kids Dental Care..............................................(951) 672-1666 27180 Newport Rd., Ste. 3, Menifee, CA 92584

1093 Alcott Ct., Hemet, CA 92543

26565 Meadow Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | hitnpostranch.com

28400 McCall Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586

31700 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592

HOTELS & MOTELS

Living Spaces Furniture..................................(951) 821-2000

Americas Best Value Inn.................................(951) 672-1861

GOLF COURSE

Best Western Lake View Inn & Stes................(951) 674-3131

30251 Antelope Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

Menifee Lakes Country Club...........................(951) 672-4824 29875 Menifee Lakes Dr., Menifee, CA 92584 | menifee-lakes.com

GOVERNMENT

27680 Encanto Dr., Sun City, CA 92586 | americasbestvalueinn.com 31781 Casino Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 | Bestwestern.com

Motel 6 Menifee...............................................(951) 679-1133 27955 Encanto Dr., Menifee, CA 92586

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Menifee Dental Group......................................(951) 679-1667

City of Menifee.................................................(951) 672-6777

Menifee Smiles & Orthodontics.......................(951) 679-4624 30406 Haun Rd., Ste. 740, Menifee, CA 92584 | menifeesmilesdental.com Pesh & Petrol Orthodontics.............................(951) 698-8200

District 5 Supervisor Marion Ashley...............(951) 955-1050 Riverside County DPSS....................................(951) 443-1158

Stu Blaze.................................................................. (619) 913-9222 Chuck Reutter......................................................... (951) 679-3752 Paula Ruscigno...................................................... (951) 672-2228 Mayo Sotel............................................................... (951) 400-3714

Richard G. Kennedy DDS.................................(951) 679-9355

Riverside County Workforce Development..... (951) 304-5421

HF Resources, Inc............................................(951) 230-8131

The Children’s Dental Practice of Menifee.....(951) 301-9111

Western Riverside Council of Governments...(951) 955-7985

29950 Haun Rd., Ste. 302, Menifee, CA 92586

29826 Haun Rd., Ste. 101, Menifee, CA 92586 | petrolorthodontics.com 27180 Newport Rd., Ste. 1, Menifee, CA 92584 27180 Newport Rd. Ste. 3, Menifee, CA 92584 thechildrensdentalpractice.com

29714 Haun Rd., Menifee, CA 92586 | CityofMenifee.us P.O. Box 1645, Riverside, CA 92502

371 Wilkerson Ave., Ste. L, Perris, CA 92570 | dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/

30135 Technology Dr., Murrieta, CA 92563 | rivercoeda.org

4080 Lemon St., #3rd Floor Annex, Riverside, CA 92501 | wrcog.cog.ca.us

GROCERS

INSPECTION SERVICES

27070 Sun City Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | HFResources.org

INSURANCE SERVICES

Humana............................................................(951) 236-1473 41690 Ivy St., Murrieta, CA 92562

DEVELOPER

Sam’s Club.......................................................(951) 696-4500

Linda Brown Medicare Insurance Services - Boomers.(800) 815-1966

200E.Baker St., Ste. 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | donashueschriber.com

Stater Bros. Corporate Office Store #111........(951) 672-6780

Rilynn Company, Inc........................................(951) 672-3476

Document Security Solutions..........................(951) 672-6224

Stater Bros. Store #83.....................................(951) 679-6655

SCR Insurance Agency....................................(951) 219-6463

EMBROIDERY & SILKSCREENING

HARDWARE STORE

State Farm Insurance......................................(951) 616-9316

Countryside Marketplace/Donahue................(714) 545-1400

DOCUMENT SHREDDING

4500 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, CA 92562 | SamsClub.com

301 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernandino, CA 92408 | staterbros.com

28039 Scott Rd., Ste. D239, Murrieta, CA 92563 | documentsecuritysolutions.net

301 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernadino, CA 92408 | staterbros.com

Tri-Lakes Sports Wear.....................................(951) 301-8884

Wildomar Ace Hardware.................................(951) 834-9075

Wee Tole-U-Sew...............................................(951) 776-9965

HEALTH CARE SERVICES

32100 Menifee Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | trilakessportswear.com 19810 Gustin Ln., Perris, CA 92570

ENTERTAINMENT

23881 Clinton Keith Rd., Wildomar, CA 92595 | AceHardware.com

Bright Star Healthcare.....................................(951) 679-6986 29737 New Hub Dr., Ste. 101, Menifee, CA 92586

26380 Brandywine Ct., Sun City, CA 92586 27070 Sun City Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586

28699 Maplewood Dr., Menifee, CA 92584

1688 North Perris Blvd., Ste. H6, Perris, CA 92571

State Farm Insurance......................................(951) 723-1900 29950 Haun Rd., Ste. 205, Menifee, CA 92586 | yourneighborlisa.com

INVESTIGATORS

NBI/MPS Security............................................(866) 624-8050

Entertainment by Nicole..................................(760) 807-4300

Home Instead Senior Care...............................(951) 696-2100

25020 Las Brisas Rd., First Floor, Murrieta, CA 92562 | investigations-nbi.com

Storm Baseball................................................(951) 245-4487

Neighborhood Healthcare................................(760) 737-6934

Beverly Heath...................................................(951) 679-7474

Menifee, CA

500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 | stormbaseball.com

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25136 Hancock Ave., Ste. A, Murrieta, CA 92562 | homeinstead.com/281 26926 Cherry Hills, Menifee, CA 92586 | nhcare.org

JEWELRY & JEWELRY SALES

26097 Brandywine Dr., Menifee, CA 92586

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MEMBER DIRECTORY LAND SURVEYORS

Arts Council Menifee.......................................(951) 290-2781

28346 Roan Ranch Rd., Romoland, CA 92585 | RalstonLandSurveying.com

Assistance League of Temecula Valley...........(951) 694-8018

Ralston Land Surveying..................................(951) 928-3366

LANDSCAPE SERVICES

P.O. Box 385, Menifee, CA 92586 | arts_council_menifee.org

28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula, CA 92590 | temeculavalley.assistanceleague.com

A Cut Above Construction, Pools & Landscape, Inc..(951) 244-7754

Boys & Girls Club of Menifee...........................(951) 746-6121

Southern California Mulch..............................(951) 246-8081

Community Access Center..............................(951) 274-0358

LASER & EYE CARE

GFWC Menifee Woman’s Club.........................(951) 301-8258

26025 Newport Rd., Ste. A533, Menifee, CA 92584 | acutabovepools.com 30141 Antelope Rd., Ste. 116, Menifee, CA 92584

LoBue Laser & Eye Medical Center, Inc..........(951) 691-1600 29950 Haun Rd. Ste. 206, Menifee, CA 92586

LEGAL SERVICES

NuQuest Process Serving................................(951) 392-0454 P.O. Box 2692, Hemet, CA 92546

LIBRARY

P.O. Box 2423, Menifee, CA 92586

6848 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 150, Riverside, CA 92506 P.O. Box 846, Menifee, CA 92586

Inland Valley Symphony..................................(760) 318-0460 P.O. Box 637, Temecula, CA 92593

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center...........................(951) 672-9673 29995 Evans Rd., Sun City, CA 92586

Knights of Columbus.......................................(714) 317-2470 26723 Manchester Dr., Menifee, CA 92586

Friends of the Sun City Library.......................(951) 505-1374

Lake Menifee Womens Club............................(951) 672-7277

LINGERIE

LifeStream........................................................(800) 879-4484

26983 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586

French Quarter Lingerie & Boutique...............(951) 679-0458 27168 Sun City Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | frenchquarterlingerie.com

LOCKSMITH

A-1 LockMasters.............................................(951) 230-6058 27230 Paloma Way, Menifee, CA 92586 | A1Lockmasters.com

Jim Rogers Lock & Key...................................(951) 679-4206 P.O. Box 754, Sun City, CA 92586 | jimrogerslockandkey.com

MARKETING SERVICES

ChamberMail....................................................(888) 531-6775 1202 Kirkbride Dr., Danvers, MA 01923

R & R Business Solutions................................(800) 342-2079 P.O.Box 962, Sun City, CA 92586 | rrbizcenter.com

RKR Media Associates.....................................(951) 719-3604 43176 Business Park, Temecula, CA 92590 | RKR marketing.com Welcome Wagon.................................................... (714) 878-1738 welcomewagon.com

MARRIAGE, FAMILY & CHILD COUNSELOR

30627 Menifee Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

384 West Orange Show Rd., San Bernardino, CA 92408 | lstream.org

Menifee Animal Clinic of Ramona Humane Society...(951) 654-8002 30145 Antelope Rd., Ste. 106, Menifee, CA 92584

Menifee Sun City Concern, Inc........................(951) 679-2374 26814 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586

Menifee United Way.........................................(951) 929-9691 418 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92543 | ccuw.org

Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce...........(951) 672-1991 29737 New Hub, Ste. 102, Menifee, CA 92586 | MenifeeValleyChamber.com

Menifee Valley Community Cupboard.............(951) 301-4414 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | MVCupboard.org

Menifee Valley Masonic Lodge #289..............(951) 679-9493 27221 McCall Blvd., P.O. Box 312, Sun City, CA 92586 calodges.org/no289/f_home.htm

MEDIA MARKETING

31102 Desert View Ct., Menifee, CA 92584 | menifee247.com

Sight Local.......................................................(951) 505-4246 558 Birch St., Bldg 1, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 | sightlocal.com

Well Said! Communications............................(951) 216-9515 31842 Cercle Chambertin, Temecula, CA 92591 | wellsaidcommunications.com

MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING

Abbott Vascular, Inc.........................................(951) 914-2400 26531 Ynez Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 | abbottvascular.com

24275 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562 | Oakgrovecenter.org 351 Wilkerson Ave., Ste. F, Perris, CA 92570

1845 Chicago Ave. Ste. A, Riverside, CA 92507

Rotary Club of Menifee....................................(951) 672-1731 P.O. Box 57, Sun City, CA 92586

Shella Foundation............................................(951) 723-8460 P.O. Box 263, Sun City, CA 92585

NON-MEDICAL HOMECARE

Cambrian Homecare........................................(951) 301-4300 27994 Bradley Rd., Ste. A, Sun City, CA 92586

NURSES

Inland Empire Home Health.............................(951) 672-4829 27851 Bradley Rd., Ste. 125, Sun City, CA 92586

NURSING HOMES & RESIDENTIAL CARE

MORTGAGE SERVICES

Brookdale Cherry Hills.....................................(951) 679-8811

22182 Hoofbeat Way, Canyon Lake, CA 92108 | S1L.com

Sun City Gardens.............................................(951) 679-2391

Security One Lending......................................(951) 215-2225

MOVERS

Jon’s Movers....................................................(951) 226-0312

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS

Pediatric Partners............................................(951) 252-8588 27699 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 300, Temecula, CA 92590

Rancho Family Medical Group........................(951) 676-4193 30420 Haun Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | ranchofamilymed.com

Sun City Dermatology......................................(310) 218-6415 7264 Berry Hills Dr., Rancho Pales Verdes, CA 90275

Temecula Valley Cardiology............................(951) 698-4600 29826 Haun Rd., Ste. 301, Menifee, CA 92586 | tvcmg.com

PLUMBING

Accurate Leak Locator’s, Inc./Menifee Plumbing.(888) 333-5325 26025 Newport Rd., Ste. A 413, Menifee, CA 92584 accurateleaklocators.com

Cross-Linked Plumbing...................................(951) 928-5532 P.O. Box 427, Nuevo, CA 92567

PORTABLE TOILETS

Diamond Environmental Services...................(760) 744-7191 807 E Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069 | diamondprovides.com

PROMOTIONS

Galleria Advertising Specialties......................(951) 471-3317 26025 Newport Rd., Ste. A-546, Menifee, CA 92584 | adspecz.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Amber Management........................................(951) 244-1985 29826 Haun Rd., Menifee, CA 92586

PUBLISHING SERVICES

D & M Publishing.............................................(909) 748-0244

27701 Murrieta Rd., Ste. 30, Menifee, CA 92586 | nafe.org

Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center..................(951) 686-7273

Menifee 24/7....................................................(760) 408-2010

29650 Bradley Rd., Sun City, CA 92586 | walkerphysicaltherapyinc.com

Oak Grove Center.............................................(951) 677-5599

MASSAGE THERAPY

29706 Avida Dr., Menifee, CA 92584

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Walker Physical Therapy, Inc..........................(951) 672-0455

Community Little Book Local Media...............(951) 695-1928

ResCare Workforce Services...........................(951) 657-7105

Executive Chair Massage................................(760) 402-2139

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NAFE.................................................................(951) 255-9200

Kolibri Coaching & Life Celebration................(951) 764-4232 28853 Loire Valley Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

Greg Vogel Photography..................................(760) 535-2259

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RADIO/BROADCASTING

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment............(951) 296-9050 27349 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, CA 92590 | KTMQ1033.com

REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY MGT

Century 21/Cal Oaks Realty............................(951) 679-5003 26880 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586

Coldwell Banker...............................................(951) 966-5252 28120 Bradley Rd., Menifee, CA 92586 | vickicarpenter.com

Diamond Real Estate Group, Inc......................(951) 672-6711 29950 Haun Rd., Ste. 102, Menifee, CA 92584 | diamondrealestategroupinc.com Exit Alliance Realty............................................... (951) 595-1785 wilkinsonrealtysolutions.com

Haas Real Estate..............................................(951) 834-7602 26010 McCall Blvd., Ste. I, Menifee, CA 92586 | haasrealestate.com

John Denver Realty.........................................(951) 657-5118 414 East Fourth St., Perris, CA 92570 | johndenverrealty.com

LCL Realty & Property Management...............(951) 260-0711 28057 Bradley Rd., Menifee, CA 92586 | LCLRealty.com

Rancon Real Estate..........................................(951) 679-1959 29950 Haun Rd., Ste. 101, Menifee, CA 92587 | rancon.com

Staples #1466..................................................(951) 301-1109

RE/MAX Diamond Realty.................................(951) 301-9888

OPTOMETRY

Realty Mavericks.............................................(951) 265-5848

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27168 Newport Rd., Ste. 4, Menifee, CA 92584 | menifevalleyoptometry.com

Tarbell Realtors................................................(951) 271-2835

26025 Newport Rd., Ste. B, Menifee, CA 92584

Southwest California Pageants.......................(951) 541-9163

502 Chaney St., Ste. K, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 | JonsMovers.com

MUSEUM

Motte Historical Museum, Inc.........................(951) 928-3210 28380 HWY 74 #15, Menifee, CA 92585 | Mottmuseum.com

Red Persimmon Nails and Spa........................(951) 246-8448

NEWSPAPERS

Menifee Buzz...................................................(951) 588-5558 Menifee, CA 92584 | menifeebuzz.com

30450 Haun Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

Menifee Valley Optometry...............................(951) 679-0545

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PAGEANTS

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PARTY PLANNING SERVICE & SUPPLIES

Party Rental Planners......................................(877) 367-8449

Neighbors Newspaper.....................................(951) 244-7025

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Valley News......................................................(760) 723-7319

Hope Plaza Pharmacy......................................(951) 301-6255

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHARMACIES

29789 Haun Rd., Ste. 100, Menifee, CA 92586

Christine Piccola Photography........................(951) 746-6120 31207 Bell Mountain, Menifee, CA 92584 | christinepiccolaphotography.com

RECREATION

Envy Rentals....................................................(951) 639-7996 29336 Starring Ln., Menifee, CA 92584 | envyrentals.com

Valley Wide Recreation and Parks District.....(951) 672-6744 30627 Menifee Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

RECYCLING

Greener California............................................(951) 867-2039 29723 New Hub Dr., Ste. A, Menifee, CA 92586 | greenercalifornia.org

REPAIRS & SERVICE

Glass Doctor of SWRC.....................................(951) 239-3381 26015 Jefferson, Ste. E, Murrieta, CA 92562 | glassdoctor.com/murrieta

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RESTAURANTS

SOLAR SERVICES

Applebee’s.......................................................(951) 301-5094

Solarmax Technology .....................................(951) 530-5810

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.....................(951) 566-9935

SunPro Solar....................................................(951) 678-7733

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BMW Management..........................................(951) 676-8616 43172 Business Park Dr., Ste. 101, Temecula, CA 92590 | sizzler.com

Breakfast House..............................................(951) 301-7246 27701 Scott Rd., Ste. 206, Menifee, CA 92584 | breakfasthouse@yahoo.com

Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta.............................(951) 544-3923 26900 Newport Rd., Ste. 112, Menifee, CA 92584 | giovannispizzaandpasta.com

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SPAS

Premier Laser & Day Spa................................(951) 672-4200 29798 Haun Rd., Ste. 209, Menifee, CA 92584 | premierlaserdayspa.com

SPORTS & TRADING CARDS

Super Sport Hobbies........................................(951) 301-8111

Jersey Mike’s Subs..........................................(951) 973-8715

26804 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586 | supersporthobbies.com

McDonalds Restaurant....................................(951) 698-1245

Champion Self Storage....................................(951) 301-9099

Merna’s Cafe & Grill.........................................(951) 970-9493

McCall Storage................................................(951) 679-1313

Miguel’s Jr. Restaurant....................................(951) 679-5518

Statewide Self Storage....................................(951) 301-8110

New York’s Upper Crust Pizza ........................(951) 301-8600

TAX SERVICES

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Panera Bread...................................................(951) 301-6093 30318 Haun Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | Panerabread.com

Papa Murphy’s.................................................(951) 473-7101 31630 Serrento, Murrieta, CA 92563 | papamurphys.com

Pitstop Pub Sports Bar & Grill.........................(951) 679-0869 26900 Newport Rd., Ste. 101, Menifee, CA 92584

Ponderosa Bar & Grill......................................(951) 679-7008 27126 Shadel Rd., Menifee, CA 92586 | ponderosabarandgrill.com

Provecho Grill Restaurant...............................(951) 246-3200 26862 Cherry Hills, Menifee, CA 92586 | provechogrill.com

STORAGE FACILITIES

29985 Berea Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | Championstorage.com 27370 McCall Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | mccallstorage.com 27090 Newport Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.............................951) 301-0200 28238 Bradley Rd., Sun City, CA 92586 | jacksonhewitt.com

Jag Tax & Financial.........................................(714) 641-3295 21710 Appaloosa Ct., Canyon Lake, CA 92585

Joe E. Daugherty..............................................(951) 679-3088 28097 Bradley Rd., Sun City, CA 92586

Ontkean’s Tax and Financial Services............(951) 301-8844 31345 Hawthorne St., Menifee, CA 92584

TAXICABS

Menifee Taxi Company....................................(951) 331-6901

Texas Roadhouse.............................................(951) 244-0600

28536 Chaucer Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | menifeetaxicompany.com

The Beer Hunter...............................................(951) 301-4700

Southern California Telephone........................(951) 693-1880

Whimsical Frozen Yogurt and Gelato..............(951) 301-1977

Temecula Answering Service..........................(951) 506-1888

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RETAIL STORES

A Whole Lotta Hoopla......................................(951) 880-7344 27147 Fitzgerald Place, Menifee, CA 92584 | awholelottahoopla.com

Arbonne.................................................................... (951) 672-7432 lesliecgreer.mtarbonne.com

Lowe’s..............................................................(951) 723-1930 30472 Haun Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

Walmart............................................................(858) 541-7863 Menifee, CA 92124 | Walmart.com

ROOFING SERVICE

TELEPHONE SERVICES & SYSTEMS

27515 Enterprise Circle West, Temecula, CA 92590 42250 Baldaray Circle, Temecula, CA 92595

TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS

Riverside Transit Agency.................................(951) 565-5250 1825 Third St., Riverside, CA 92507 | riversidetransit.com

TRAVEL AGENCIES

Elevation Travel................................................(877) 294-3918 27070 Sun City Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | Goelevationtravel.com

TROPHIES

Anadys Trophy & Engraving Inc......................(951) 658-1225 128 N. Jaunita St., Hemet, CA 92543 | anadystrophies.com

Baker Roofing Corporation..............................(951) 255-7237

Menifee Valley Awards & Event Photographer...(951) 672-2817

Housetop Roofing............................................(951) 679-8369

UTILITIES

29515 Dunkirk St., Menifee, CA 92586 | roofsbybaker.com

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SCHOOLS

27166 Sun City Blvd., Menifee, CA 92586 | facebook.com/menifeevalleyawards

Eastern Municipal Water District....................(951) 928-3777 SEMPRA/Gas Company...................................(800) 427-2200

Menifee Union School District.........................(951) 672-1851

Southern California Edison..............................(800) 684-8123

Mt. San Jacinto Community College...............(951) 672-6752

Waste Management.........................................(951) 280-5462

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On Track School...............................................(951) 301-9881 28976 Bay Pointe Court, Menifee, CA 92584 | ontrackschool.com

Perris Union School District............................(951) 943-6369 155 Est Fourth St., Perris, CA 92570 | puhsd.org

Romoland School District................................(951) 926-9244 25900 Leon Rd., Homeland, CA 92548 | romolandk12.ca.us

Santa Rosa Academy.......................................(951) 672-2400 27587 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | sra.mn

SECURITY SERVICE & SYSTEMS

NBI/MPS Security............................................(866) 624-8050 25020 Las Brisas Rd., First Floor, Murrieta, CA 92562 | investigations-nbi.com

Total Watch Security........................................(760) 668-2429 77852 Wildcat Dr., Ste. 3; Palm Desert, CA 92211 | Totalwatchsecuirty.com

SIGNS - COMMERCIAL

SIGN-A-RAMA..................................................(951) 304-9993 26019-B Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562 | Signaram-Murrieta.com

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Tony Amatulli - Chair Amatulli Auto Parts Andrew Vallejos - 1st Vice Chair Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Karen Nolan - 2nd Vice Chair LCL Realty & Property Management Margarita Castillo - Treasurer Castillo Heating & Air Conditioning & Margarita Style Jim Diaz - Director Lake Chevrolet Luis Hutchins - Director Atlas D. Consolidated, Inc. Cynthia Nemelka - Director RE/MAX Diamond Realty Debbie McClure - Director Edward Jones Investments Vicki Carpenter - Director Coldwell Banker Adam Eventov - Director Well Said! Communications Yanik Gozlan - Director Menifee Buzz

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VAPORY/SMOKE SHOPS

Menifee Vapory................................................(951) 246-3752 27701 Scott Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 | menifeevapory.com

WATER

Superior Water.................................................(858) 679-2200 13230 Evening Creek Rd., Ste. 216, San Diego, CA 92128 | Superiorwater.com

WEIGHT LOSS SERVICES

Before-N-After.................................................(888) 240-6242

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE 2014-2015 Laurianna Briana, Nicole Farrell, Laura Roeder, Fanella Stevens, Jean Alexa & Anita Pederson Ambassadors provide a strong communication link between chamber members, staff and board of directors. Their primary goal is retention of new members while promoting the City of Menifee and the Chamber. Interested in becoming a chamber ambassador, send an email to info@menifeevalleychamber.com

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WINERIES

Wilson Creek Winery.......................................(951) 699-9463

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YOUTH/COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

Boys & Girls Club of Menifee...........................(951) 746-6121 P.O. Box 2423, Menifee, CA 92586 | menifeebgc.org

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America’s Veterans Drawn to Menifee The City of Menifee is home to many veterans who proudly served America during war and peace time. Here are biographies of some. by Robbie Motter Navy Veteran Donald D. Reed Donald said the duty he liked most was in Monterey, Calif. where he ran into lots of his old buddies who worked on the Berlin airlift, including many of the pilots. He enjoyed sharing stories about those days. His last tour of duty was at Moffett Field, Calif. After retirement in 1959, Donald worked for Lockheed, Hewlett Packard and Memorex in quality control.  When it was time for him to retire from the private sector, he and his wife Florence moved to Roseville, Calif. They remained there for three years until deciding to move to Oceanside, Calif. to be closer to their daughter, grandson and great-granddaughter. In 1988, they relocated to a warmer climate in Sun City for his wife, who had serious arthritis problems. They built their home on Braddock Road. His wife passed away 14 years ago. He recently sold his second home in Sun City’s Core area and moved to Brookfield Cherry Hills five months ago. For many years he was active in Sun City’s Masonic organization. One of his favorite things is talking to other service people who served when he did. LaVerne and Martin Talbot 2014.

Army Veterans Martin and LaVerne Talbot Menifee residents Martin and LaVerne Talbot both joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and met each other during their service. He was in the infantry and she was an Army nurse. After basic training, Martin was deployed to several bases and the Philippines where he was wounded.   He was sent to Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kans. to recover and later discharged due to his wound. 3.5” x 2” LaVerne was stationed at Camp Carson, Colo., Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kans. and Fitzsimmons Hospital in Patrick C Keplinger Denver, Colo. She met Martin at Winter Financial Advisor . General Hospital when he was a patient 26876 Cherry Hills Blvd. Sun City, CA 92586 and they fell in love and married. 951-679-5869 Martin was born in Tennessee and www.edwardjones.com raised in Chicago, and LaVerne was born and raised in Minnesota.  They have lived in Menifee since 1978 and have two sons and four grandchildren. The couple loves to bowl and LaVerne enjoys golfing and playing cards. 40

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Donald D. Reed’s numerous service medals. The one on the bottom left was for the Berlin airlift. Courtesy photos

Donald D. Reed, 93, is originally from Sedgwick, Kan. and was born into a family of five boys. He was the middle son and all of his brothers, except one, were servicemen. He joined the Navy upon high school graduation in 1939 and retired as a chief petty officer after 20 years of active service and 10 years in the reserves. He was awarded with numerous medals during service to his country. Donald enlisted in Wichita, Kan. and got his first training at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. His career took him to locations in California, Washington, Alaska, Minnesota, Hawaii, Samoa and the South Pacific. The highlights of Donald’s service career were participating in a Berlin airlift operation to drop food behind the Berlin Wall and working in a VIP squadron in Hawaii that carried only dignitaries, admirals and other high ranking officers. He also remembers going to Samoa to take supplies and said they could see planes in the jungle that had been left behind due to the war. When the Korean War started, he was fortunate not to go to any conflict zones.

U.S. Army WWII veteran Martin Talbot and veteran nurse LaVerne Talbot pictured in 1944. Courtesy photos

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Air Force Veteran Phyllis Carmen Bailey Menifee resident Phyllis Carmen Bailey, 82, proudly wears a ball cap that says “Korean Veteran” and can always be seen around town with a smile on her face. In fact, she’s so friendly that she stops to talk to nearly everyone. She likes to eat almost daily at Boston Billie’s and if another veteran shows up, she won’t hesitate to share stories with them. She grew up on a dairy farm Courtesy photo in Long Beach, Calif. and loved to ride and rope calves. Her mother was an Army nurse and sometimes she accompanied her on base while she cared for wounded veterans returning from Japan. Phyllis remembers that they were so sad that she made them happy by dancing for them. When she was 19, she realized that most of her friends were coming back from the Korean War dead and it moved her to get involved. So, she joined the Air Force as a nurse and went to combat zones to care for the wounded as they were flown to stateside hospitals. Phyllis also worked at Selfridge Air Force Base where she cared for the wounded until they were well enough to be discharged. Many of them had shrapnel and loss of limbs so it wasn’t always easy for her to be cheerful, but she did her best. She felt blessed to be helping them. She loved the service, but had to leave to take care of family

when her mother had a serious heart attack. After leaving the service, she couldn’t get a full-time job in nursing so she went into dentistry and then embarked on other careers. In Huntington Harbor, Calif. she owned a bakery and catering business. She also raised grapes to sell to vineyards and make her own wine. Today, she loves to garden and grow vegetables when she has the time. Phyllis, who has been divorced for over 27 years, has two children and helped to raise five others. She moved to Menifee 20 years ago from Huntington Harbor. She was awarded with many medals during her service time and was honored recently to be given the Medic-Vac Medal. “I am so thrilled as it is beautiful; it has two crosses, one on the front and one on the back,” she said.

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Navy Veteran Luis Hutchins Navy veteran Luis Hutchins has lived in Menifee for seven years and is involved in many local organizations so he can give back to the community. Luis is a proud alumni of Valley Forge Military Academy and College and joined the Navy in 1993 at age 17. He served five years active duty with three of those years on sea duty as a search and rescue crewman. He was stationed at North Island Naval Air Station in California, Anderson AFB in Guam and Whidbey Island Naval Station in Washington. He served on the USS Belleau Wood, USNS Kilauea, USNS Spica and the USS John F. Kennedy. He was awarded various medals for his service and left the Navy with the rank of E-4. Following active duty, he was a reservist for three years. After serving his country, Luis entered the gas and oil industry and has worked in it for 14 years. He’s a graduate of the College of Oceaneering in Long Beach, Calif. and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector, plus he holds multiple certifications through the International Code Council. Today he’s President/ CEO of Atlas D Consolidated/Hutchins Consulting/Professional Services Testing and Engineering. Some of his clients include Cal Trans and federal and state agencies. His company’s philosophy of having the right staff and tools and choosing the best clients has enabled him to win contracts on projects exceeding $3 billion in total build out cost. He and his company have received awards and recognitions, including nominations as Business of the Year from the Menifee Valley and Perris Valley

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chambers. Also, Senator Mike Morrell recently nominated his company for the Top Chamber Award. Since he’s a veteran, Luis’ company has offered job training opportunities to fellow Courtesy photos veterans. Luis helps with community projects and his company recently donated building supplies to Menifee’s new Boys and Girls Club. He’s involved in local organizations such as the American Legion Post 593, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, “One Eye Open” Toastmasters Club, Valley Young Professionals and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the chamber’s board of directors and is co-chair of its annual Green Ball Golf Tournament set for March 13 at the Menifee Lakes Country Club. Luis is a devoted family man. He has three children, Sierra, Tyler and Liam and is engaged to Dannica Nicholls, owner of Dannicakes. Like Luis, she believes in giving back to the community and her incredible desserts have been featured at many local events. (Visit www.facebook.com/thinksweetdannicakes to view her desserts.)

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Marine Veteran Sergeant Major Larock W. Benford Retired Sergeant Major Larock Benford has been a Menifee resident since 2005 and is originally from the East Coast. He was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and moved during his high school years to the Great Lakes/North Chicago area of Illinois. He was athletic in high school and participated in wrestling, cross-country and baseball sports. During high school Larock was also a NJROTC Cadet and after graduation he joined the Marine Corps. In July 1979, he underwent recruit training with the 1st Battalion at MCRD in San Diego, Calif. His tour of duty took him to North Carolina, Kansas, California, Japan and Iraq. During these tours he acquired new skills to serve his country and earned promotions from Private to Sergeant Major. He is a former three-time All-Marine Wrestling Champ and an Armed Forces and World Military Champ. He was recognized as one of the Honor Graduates in NCO School (Class 1-84 [#3]), Drill Instructor School (5-85 [#2]), SNCO Career Course-Honors List (Class 5-91 [top 10%]), and SNCO Advance Course (Class 5-94 [#2]). In November 2002, under the Marine Corps Martial Arts program, he earned his Black Belt Instructor Belt. Larock’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meri-

torious Service Medal (2nd Award), Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three stars, the Good ConCourtesy photo duct Medal with silver star and four bronze stars, and the National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars. On February 1, 2010, Larock retired after 30 years of honest and faithful service to his nation and the Marine Corps. He’s currently a member of the 1st Marine Division Association, the West Coast Drill Instructor Association and is the 2014 Commandant of the Southwest Riverside County Marine Corps League Detachment 1057. He has an Associate’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. After retiring from the military, Larock opened a picture framing business and owns Benford’s Custom Matting and Framing.

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of Peter and their four children, Ella was able to care for over 80 babies during a span of nearly 20 years. The first special needs child the Vraines fostered was born without tibia bones in his legs and had them amputated at the age of five months. Ella was determined that the boy would walk someday. With an undaunted spirit, she got him prosthetic legs and she and Peter designed a device to rehabilitate him themselves. They cut a hole in the center of a little table and strapped the boy in it. They walked him around in this device until he could walk by himself. He was eventually adopted thanks to the Vraines’ efforts to teach him how to walk. Another baby the Vraines took in weighed only eight pounds at five months old. Doctors told Ella

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The first child Vraines fostered with a birth defect was born without tibia bones in his legs and had them amputated at the age of five months.

Ella was determined that the boy would walk someday.

to just give the baby girl medicine and she’d be fine. However, Ella felt the baby needed to feel loved so she tenderly cared for her. The baby responded to Ella’s loving attention and gained four pounds in two weeks. She quickly grew into a beautiful little girl and was also adopted. Ella had the honor of fostering the first child to be adopted interstate from California to New Mexico. The historic adoption was chronicled in an article in the San Diego Union Tribune. Ella took time and care to make keepsake albums for each of the children she fostered to give to their adoptive parents. The albums contained the children’s pictures from birth until they were adopted. She also bought gifts for the children to give to their new brother or sister when they joined a family so the siblings wouldn’t be forgotten in the excitement of the adoption. Amazingly, one of the children Ella fostered named Harmony still keeps in touch with her by email and occasional visits. She came into the Vraines’ home when she was three years old and

Ella Vraines with her great-granddaughter Eloise Browne.

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stayed one year until she was adopted. Harmony once told Ella that if it wasn’t for her loving care, she wouldn’t be where she is today – a happily married mother living in San Diego County. Today Ella is considered to be an “Earth Angel” by many for all the care she provided to children in need. She’s a warm, charming and dynamic woman who’s still full of energy and has a heart that makes her want to keep giving to everyone. She’s proud to be a mother of four children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and have been a foster mother to over 80 children.

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MENIFEE RESIDENT

Jerome Robinson

Second generation member of the world famous Platters

by Robbie Motter Menifee resident Jerome Robinson has led an interesting life. The Vietnam veteran, former police officer and popular singer has traveled the world performing for sold-out crowds. He has been written about in newspapers and magazines across the country and received numerous awards, including a proclamation from the City of Banning for his performances there and a certificate of appreciation from President Barack Obama. He was born the son of a couple from Nassau, Bahamas, James and Barbara Burgess. They gave Jerome – then named Jerome Benjamin Alexander Burgess – up for adoption when he was just four weeks old. He was taken in and adopted “by a wonderful woman named Ruby Robinson,” he said adding that he had been told his entire life that his natural family had passed away by Ruby. So it came as quite a shock when Ruby called him while he was on the road with a group called The Spirit of St. Louis and told him his biological father was trying to get in touch with him. “He was living in Baltimore, Maryland and he had tracked me down. I did get a chance to meet him about two years before he passed away,” Jerome said. “It was a very emotional and unique experience.” Upon meeting his father, Jerome learned of a family he had never seen and of a father that wished to share his love. He was a big, tall gentleman with a full head of white hair,” Jerome said. He was able to pick him out of the crowd. “After I wiped the tears from my eyes there was nothing left for me to say,” Jerome said. Unfortunately Jerome’s father passed away just two years after they met. The experience was life changing for him. It led to Jerome to record his hit record “I Never Sang for My Father.” The song was part of the 1979 “Pieces of Love” album he recorded under the name Alexander Love, his stage name at the time. “I sent him a recording of the song and it was very emotional for him; It was a very beautiful song,” Jerome said. “The record did OK; it got some airplay.” 46

Jerome began singing and developed his love for music as a young child, singing with the children’s choir in Springfield Baptist Church, in Washington, Georgia. I was about six or seven when I was singing in the children’s choir,” he said. “I’ve basically been singing all my life.” Jerome, who is best known for his performances with the popular Second Generation Platters, did leave the music business for a while and became a police officer in Washington, Georgia. “I went to Vietnam and when I came back, that is when I joined the Second Generation Platters,” he said. Jerome has a repertoire of almost 600 songs, from “Sentimental Journey” to Credence Clearwater’s “Proud Mary.” Amazingly, he also has the ability to lend his voice to impersonations of such greats as Billie Holiday, Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Louie Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin and more. He left the Second Generation Platters and struck out on his own, starting his own show and traveled throughout the United States for about a decade. “I was young and I wanted to go out on my own,” he said. Jerome eventually settled in Las Vegas where he performed for several years but when he was faced with a health problem, he decided to move closer to his son, Jerome Jr. who lived in Hemet at the time. “It wasn’t really serious, but it was serious enough that I felt I needed to be where my family could help me if I needed them.” The year 2003 brought about many changes for Jerome; he moved to Menifee from Las Vegas that year and he placed second in the NBC hit show “America’s Most Talented Seniors – Second Chance!” Jerome Jr. was gone a lot, according to Jerome so one day Alexander Love and the Love Affair: he decided to walk down to a Alexander Love (Jerome), John Shalakes (back), Chris Hughson (right). Hemet restaurant. Courtesy photos SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015


Robinson at age 22, known then as Alexander Love.

“They had Karaoke,” he said. “I sang Karaoke there and left, but when I went back again everyone was excited that I came back. One gentleman started taking me to different places to sing Karaoke.” From that point on, Jerome jumped back into the music scene, booking a gig in Idyllwild on Sundays from May through October that has lasted nearly 12 years. Jerome said he loves living in Menifee. The quiet lifestyle and chance to slow down and do what he wants to do for a change all agree with the 65-year-old crooner. “The quietness of it allowed me the chance to move at a slower pace; I was always moving,” he said. He loves the people he has met in Menifee over the years. But don’t expect this grandfather of two to slow down anytime soon; he continues to perform all over Southern California, including Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and many places locally. He delights audiences with his smooth sound and velvety tones twice a month at the Grand Oaks Steak House and at the French Valley Café

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Robinson in 1975.

Robinson performs with his current band all over Southern California.

the last Friday of each month. “I’m working more here than I did when I was in Vegas,” he quipped. “I thought I would come here and be semi-retired, but that never happened.” Jerome also loves to give back to his community and has performed for many local organizations over the years. When not performing, he likes to show up on Monday nights at the Menifee Lakes Country Club to lend his talent to Karaoke night and always gets a standing ovation. In addition to his son, Jerome Robinson, Jr., now living in San Antonio, Texas, Jerome also has one grandson, Brandon, and one granddaughter, Sabrina. In February he will add a new greatgrandson to his family. All of his family now lives in Texas and he loves to visit them when he can. For more information on Jerome and his performance schedule, visit his website at www.jeromerobinsonsings.com. Also available is a download of his song, “I Never Sang for My Father.”

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Families Discovering the

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or years parents had to shuttle their kids  to Temecula  or Murrieta to enroll in a Boys & Girls Club program. Now, thanks to the diligence of a few parents, volunteers and community leaders, a club has been established in Menifee. It opened last June.  “It was something that our community really needed,” said Bill Zimmerman, a club board member. In 2013, a steering committee was formed by former Menifee City Council Member Sue Kristjanssen to explore ways to start a program in town. With the support of Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, the club raised the necessary funds to incorporate.  A board of directors was formed and nonprofit status was granted by the state. The  board then  found  the perfect  location for it at the shuttered Menifee Elementary School campus. John Whann, who had many years of experience at the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Riverside County, was hired as executive director and then the doors were opened and the activities got under way. The club’s first event was a Family Day that included food, music, bounce houses and other children’s activities. Residents were given the opportunity to sign up for programs and apply to be volunteers. Annual membership in the Boys & Girls Club is $25, with specialty programs like guitar lessons and cooking classes offered for a

Boys and Girls Club staff member leads a group of children in a song during Shane Gibson photo the Menifee Boys and Girls Club grand opening event in June 2014.

nominal fee. Following an  enjoyable summer program, the word quickly spread that the Boys & Girls Club was the fun and affordable place for  Menifee’s kids. In the fall, membership eclipsed at 500 kids. After-school programs include bus transportation from school, a Power Hour where homework assignments are completed and then  programs designed to build social skills, character and responsibility. “Menifee’s  new Boys & Girls Club is a real success story  that illustrates how the  efforts of a few  visionaries can  have a positive impact on the quality of life for children, families and our community,” Zimmerman said. “We are fortunate to have such a safe and positive place for our youth.” For information on the club and its programs, call (951) 246-8845, email info@menifeebgc.org or visit menifeebgc.org.

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Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors by Todd C. Clement, President BrightStar Care

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or many seniors, the thought of losing their independence can be an intimidating experience. Some families may think that quality in-home care is out of reach and that moving a senior relative into a facility, such as a nursing home, is the only option, but this is a common misconception. Recent research has found that there are many benefits for seniors that choose to stay in their homes and receive in-home care versus moving into a facility. One key benefit of seniors staying in their homes is that there is a level of comfort and familiarity that cannot be attained by moving to new surroundings such as an assisted living facility. Seniors with memory-related illnesses tend to become confused, frustrated, and sometimes frightened when they don’t know where they are. By staying in their homes, seniors have an easier time remembering where things are and feel more comfortable in their surroundings. Seniors opting to stay in their homes and receive in-home care also avoid the potential “culture shock” of moving into the unfamiliar surroundings of a care facility. Moving out of the home can prove to be a huge lifestyle shift that some seniors aren’t mentally and emotionally prepared to accept. Such radical changes can put unnecessary stress on seniors that can have adverse effects on some medical conditions. Wanting to maintain their independence is one key reason that many seniors give for not wanting to move into a facility. Once seniors feel like they’ve lost the capabilities of providing for themselves, they also feel like they’ve lost a part of who they are.

By staying in their homes, and yet still receive the high-quality skilled medical and non-medical care they need, many seniors have a sense of independence because they are still maintaining their normal routines. At BrightStar Care, we have over 250 locations nationwide and are one of the only in-home care companies in the industry that can provide both skilled medical and non-medical care to people of all ages from newborns to seniors. So, no matter what you or your loved one’s care needs are, we can help. From companionship, running errands, and light housework and cooking, to toileting, hygiene and bathing assistance, to post-op and rehabilitation services, blood draws and other skilled nursing needs, BrightStar Care caregivers offer the necessary level of services from A to Z. With BrightStar Care, you can always expect “A Higher Standard of Care.” Our Professional Care Team, led by a RN Director of Nursing, delivers expert, compassionate and personal care. “Elitestatus” accreditation and client satisfaction are testaments to quality care standards validated through The Joint Commission Accreditation and independent third party Press-Ganey Client Satisfaction Surveys. Nine out of 10 clients recommend us (2014 Patient Impact Survey). Our services are available on your schedule, based on your needs from hourly visits on a weekly basis, to 24-hour live-in cases. Please call us anytime – (951) 679-6986, or visit us online at www.brightstarcare.com/central-western-riverside-co.

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Menifee Valley Chamber to Host 2015 Southwest California

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL LUNCH MEETINGS The Southwest California Legislative Council was founded nine years ago as a coalition of local chambers. The original chamber founders were Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar and later the Lake Elsinore and Menifee chambers joined the council. “The Menifee Valley Chamber is honored to be this year’s host,” said Dorothy Wolons, CEO of Menifee Valley Chamber. The luncheons will be held at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee campus in room 805. Dates for this year’s monthly luncheons are: January 26, February 23, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19 and November 16. Mission Statement The SWCLC’s mission is to advocate on behalf of local business interest at a state level and support legislation that will encourage business growth or oppose bills that put additional burdens on California business. The focus of the SWCLC policy platform will be to support these primary care initiatives: Job Creation, Business Retention, Budget and Tax Reform, and Healthcare Reform. Under this, the organization has a broad platform that covers transportation and infrastructures, tourism, healthcare and pro-business leadership, as well as any policy or legislative initiatives that may impact local members. The SWCLC Board consists of 17 voting members, five representatives appointed by the board of directors from each of the original founding chambers of commerce of the SWCLC and one seat appointed by the Wildomar and Menifee chambers. The SWCLC voting membership shall be a general representative makeup of the total five chambers and a balance of industry representation throughout the region. The chair position is assigned to one chamber for a two-year term rotating thereafter among the three original chambers. The SWCLC board membership is open to all chamber members in good standing. SWCLC meetings are open to all members of the five chambers. All elected officials, or their designees, representing the region or individual cities are ex officio, nonvoting members of the SWCLC. Each year the SWCLC develops a policy platform consistent with SWCLC’s mission statement of local, state, and federal legislative issues for the following year. The Policy Platform shall be used to track local, state, and federal legislation that might have an impact on the Southwest California region. The Policy Platform shall be recommended to the board of directors of each chamber no later than their January meeting for discussion and approval. We welcome you to join us this year. Please check out the chamber’s website at www.menifeevalleychamber.com and be sure to RSVP to (951) 672-1991. SOURCEBOOK MENIFEE 2015


Brandman University Now in Menifee Brandman University’s Temecula campus has moved to Menifee. The Menifee campus is conveniently located off the 215 Freeway and Newport Road on Antelope Road within the Mt. San Jacinto College grounds. Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees are available. Programs in education, psychology, leadership, business and more are available. Courses are offered in a blended format, combining on-campus instruction once a week with collaborative online learning between class meetings. This flexibility lets students achieve their educational goals without putting their lives or work on hold. For 50 years, Brandman University, a branch of Chapman University College, has been committed to providing a challenging, exciting and accessible intellectual environment in which adult students can achieve their full potential and attain their educational goals. The mission of Brandman University is to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers. The nonprofit university is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, affiliated with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and holds membership in the National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services. More information is available at brandman.edu.

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