Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fw: Community Services Department- Fields CLOSED 11/24 & 25/10

Here is some info for you sports teams in Murrieta.
------Original Message------
From: The City of Murrieta
To: Full Value Review
Subject: Community Services Department- Fields CLOSED 11/24 & 25/10
Sent: Nov 24, 2010 1:39 PM

Good Morning,

The fields at Alta and Los Alamos are still too saturated to accommodate any type of use. In order to prevent any more
damage the fields have been CLOSED today and tomorrow, November 24th and 25th 2010. Please send out notification to all
of your members to ensure no teams use the fields. You may refer all of your members to the rain out hotline number
(461.6101) to check the status. Barring we get no additional rain the fields should open November 26th. All lights will be
canceled for tonight and tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during the closure.

Have a great day.

Community Services Department

Monday, November 22, 2010

Inverse - Do You Wanna

Here is a video from my friends in the band Inverse. Check it out.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ask me anything Ask anything. Music, real estate, travel, politics, food or life in general

Thursday, November 11, 2010

#PicOfTheDay - its true, sarcasm is awesome.

No, really. My good buddy @Mongoose478 gave me this sticker years ago, it has provided me with many smiles.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No Quarry - Temecula has a powerful, new friend: Dan Stephenson head, of Rancon Group

I am opposed to the proposed Liberty Quarry, are you? Read up for more info. My short film on the subject will be done by the first of the year with some luck and lots of editing hours.

Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:04:22 EST
To: <>
Subject: Temecula has a powerful, new friend: Dan Stephenson head, of Rancon Group

Dan Stephenson's Community Forum today is the best news we've heard in years.
Clearly the man loves Temecula in his sentimental nostalgia for 40 years of memories of pristine Pacific Ocean breezes blowing through the Santa Margarita Gap, etc., and his  "project would be a mistake and would seriously undermine this beautiful community that we have all fought so hard to preserve".
I for one personally believe in epiphanies, have made bad calls, then rescinded them, and in fact at first DID believe Granite (only for three days in March, 2006 after their slick Temeku Hills presentation).
This man is for real, and is now our influential friend in the power circles of Riverside County in which he operates.
I wish him all good luck as he pushes on to becoming Temecula's very own self-made billionaire, but as he fondly honors and defends his beautiful home town.
His un hedged words ring true.
Nick Biddle

Sent: 11/10/2010 6:40:22 A.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: Community Forum from the head of Rancon Group

FORUM: Developer believes quarry is a bad idea

By DAN STEPHENSON North County Times - Californian | Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:00 am

It has been several years now that Granite Construction's Liberty Quarry application has been working its way through the county of Riverside. I have followed this important issue with interest during this time and have always felt that the open review process was a valid one and that ultimately the real facts would rise to the surface. My decision was to wait for the environmental impact report to be completed before I took a stance.

I have to admit that, when I first heard about the quarry, it sounded like a project that made good sense. Those of us in the development industry are well aware of the need for aggregate and other road-building materials and the fact that they obviously have to come from somewhere. The more I learn, the more I realize that this discussion should be about only where the most appropriate locations are to build a quarry.

It has become very clear to me that the proposed site for Liberty Quarry is not an appropriate location. I have not come to this conclusion lightly. After carefully weighing the information being brought forth, I realize that approval of the project would be a mistake and would seriously undermine this beautiful community that we have all fought so hard to preserve.

A great deal of my success over the years can be attributed to the fact that this region is a wonderful place for people to live. Just look at what we have that will be jeopardized by this huge mining operation. Beautifully clean air that needs to be preserved, the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve and the important scientific work going on there, and the lovely dust-free afternoon breezes may all be a thing of the past if the quarry is approved. I know proponents for the project and the EIR say the dust will be mitigated, but my common sense says it will not be.

For 40 years I have felt the breezes that are pushed from the Pacific Ocean through the Santa Margarita Gap, past Temecula and Wine Country, on its way to the desert. These breezes are the key reason we have clean air and growing conditions that are ideal for vineyards. The location of the quarry is in the middle of the Santa Margarita Gap and could jeopardize what is so important to me and the community.

In studying the matter, I believe there is sufficient aggregate in the region to meet our needs, and if, as Granite says, the majority of its products will go south to San Diego County, then the quarry should go there. I realize the political environment makes it difficult to get a new quarry approved in San Diego County. It should be no different in Riverside County, especially considering that the impacts dramatically outweigh the benefits.

It is imperative to the future welfare of our region that the Riverside County Board of Supervisors denies Liberty Quarry's application.

DAN STEPHENSON, founder of the Rancon Group, is a resident of Murrieta.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Anthonys in Murrieta #PicOfTheDay

At the 'only 2 degrees' event. Awesomeness.

Bill Gould
sent from my blackberry