Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dear San Jacinto City Council - legalize it!

This is a copy of the letter I sent to the city manager and council members about this issue.


Dear San Jacinto Mayor Miller and esteemed City Council members,

I write to you today in support of San Jacinto allowing for expanded marijuana stores and testing facilities. As you are likely aware, tens of thousands of city residents and guests already use marijuana. None of that will change at all by dis-allowing stores and testing facilities in San Jacinto. In fact, much of the police resources that are spent on marijuana related issues and enforcement would then be better used against the gangs and other criminal elements in the city. Voting to allow dispensaries and testing facilities will not only align the city with what the states' voters have already passed, but it will allow San Jacinto to become a city looking toward a future - instead of reacting to the past. 

Aside for the obvious money that will come in to the city via sales taxes from stores and testing facilities, you allowing these places to have proper legal standing will undoubtedly increase home values. San Jacinto will become a popular place, very quickly. This will also help many families who are still slightly 'under water' with mortgages they signed in the mid-2000's. 

Additionally, I know there are many people in San Jacinto who wish to keep the rural aspect of the valley. I believe that not only will housing values go up - but the land will also become more valuable as raw farming land due to San Jacinto having a great climate for growing. By the farming land becoming valuable as actual farm land as opposed to most valuable as developed into housing tracts, this could very well help preserve the farming heritage that local residents have enjoyed for over 100 years. 

I thank you for your time,

William 'Bill' Gould
Resident, SW Riverside County
Local Business Owner

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Roasted cubanelle pepper salsa, the recipe

If you have come here, you have undoubtedly seen my picture of the roasted cubanelle salsa on Instagram. If you haven't seen the picture - here it is!

Now on to the food...

If you are having a party, this is a great recipe to wow your friends and family with. It replaces the boring pico de gallo you can buy at the store and it makes a great dip for your tortilla chips.
It can also be served over chiles rellenos or used as an enchilada sauce. Really, the possibilities are endless. :)

If you would like to make this, here is the recipe:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Suicidal Threats Prompts Lockdown at Rail Ranch Elementary

Murrieta CA - At 1:32 p.m. Murrieta Police Officers responded to a call of suicidal threats involving a male with a handgun near Busman Road and Hunter Road. At 1:39 p.m. officers went on scene and placed Rail Ranch Elementary on lock down. Rail Ranch Elementary’s proximity to the call prompted this immediate lock down decision. Officers responded to the school as a pre-caution and remained with students and staff for the duration of the incident.

The call detailed that a despondent male adult in the area was likely armed with a handgun. Officers arrived in the area of Busman Road and Hunter Road within minutes, however, the male had left his residence on foot prior to officer arrival. A very large containment was established. Officers searched the Los Alamos Sports Park, surrounding streets, Saint Martha’s church and several canyons. Officers did not locate the subject during that search.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre Letter, A Warning To All Future Concert Goers

I wrote the following letter to Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista today after my experience at the venue last night.  I am still awaiting a reply.  If I get one I will update this post.

To Whom It May Concern,
I see that you have removed your rating system.  I hope it is not so others can't see my 1 star review of your venue.

I was at Maren Morris/Sam Hunt last night and was shocked at the way your venue was ran.  When we got there it took us over 30 minutes to get from the venue entrance to a parking spot.  Then 45 minutes to get from our parking spot to just outside the entrance upon leaving. And another 20 to get the freeway from there.  The parking attendants were doing absolutely nothing.  There were no directions given to drivers or pedestrians, who stumbled across the road at random spots.

Let's get to the stumbling people.  I know you can't do anything about how much people drink before they get there, and believe me, they are drinking way before they get there.  We saw multiple people get out of their cars and pee on the side of the road while waiting in the afore mentioned traffic.  As well, people were throwing their drink cups/cans out the window along they way.