Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Ghost in the Attic - A Book Review

It’s not easy being the new kid. It’s never easy switching schools midway through the year. It is the WORST when you are the new kid in the middle of the year and on the first day, you catch the eye if the school bully.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Deceased and Desist - A Book Review

Tallie Graver was making a name for herself as a cleaning lady extraordinaire in her native central Pennsylvania. She even landed the window cleaning job at the Crossing Bridge Inn for the grand reopening. Just when Tallie thought life might be evening out, she finds herself atop a wobbly ladder staring into the unblinking eyes of a stranger. Seconds later, she is on the ground soaking wet and thoroughly confused.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Help us (Keenwild) win so we can play the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival!

Many of you know that we also play music under the name Keenwild. 

If you didn't know that - then get over to and listen to all of our songs! 

We have been entered into the 'Rising Star' competition that Radio 94.5 puts on. Winner gets to play the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. 

We REALLY want to win. Please visit the 94.5 website at this link below and vote for our song every day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Update: Riverside County Board of Supervisors take no vote on Animal Services deal with City of San Bernardino


Riverside, California - On Tuesday the Riverside County Board of Supervisors heard information about the proposed Animal Services Agreement with the City of San Bernardino.

After many public speakers asking the County to not support the agreement with the City and multiple questions about possible employee related costs to the County; none of the Board members would put forth a motion to support the agreement.

The agenda item was not ratified. No further information was available.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Local Schools: PUHSD 'Liberty High School' construction update

Construction site of Liberty High School on Leon Rd
French Valley, California - Last week we reported on the upcoming Liberty High School that will serve the students of Perris Union High School District (PUHSD), including many who live in the incorporated area known as 'French Valley'. We received a ton of response to this article, so we followed up.

We spoke with PUHSD and asked for more information on this project and the timeline. Today by email, we heard from Hector Gonzalez, the Director of Facilities for PUHSD, "Yes, construction has begun on Liberty High School. Work began back in February on the site and crews are currently working on earthwork and grading for the project." 

Indeed, this new school is currently under construction at the corner of Leon Rd and Wickerd Rd. This is north of Scott Rd, in a very rural area just east of Menifee. We drove out to the site to see it for ourselves. Admittedly, since it is somewhat out of the way, very few people would stumble across this project, although it is huge.

Fake News Fact Check: No, these are not 'new 2019 California DMV laws'

The #FakeNews post
For the last few weeks I've seen this 'California DMV 2019 new laws' post floating around in different groups and profiles on social media. Much of it seemed far fetched, so I did some research today.

I have found this is indeed 100% #FakeNews.

None of this 'info' is correct or relevant to California in any way. This image is a combination of proposed laws in various American states that weren't enacted, Canadian provincial laws that were enacted in January 2019 and Photoshop (changing words and terms).

Absolute, total rubbish.

Many of us (myself included), have re-posted misleading or untrue things on social media and almost always it's well-intentioned. But spreading fake info just confuses other folks for no reason.

I encourage everyone to take everything you see posted on the internet with a grain of salt.

Please, before spreading what maybe untrue information, do a little research so that we can all be better informed.

Share *this* post instead.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

French Valley News Update - New Shopping, Schools, a Library and Paving!

Corner of Thompson Rd / Winchester Rd
French Valley, California - As the area grows with new homes, the need for new shopping increases. Denny's recently opened a restaurant at the corner of Benton Rd and Winchester Rd to good reviews and plenty of business from local residents. The Popeyes Chicken next door is set to open very soon, adding a few more local jobs and quick serve food choices for families. 

Recently hundreds of local residents were on facebook groups posting about a new shopping center (French Valley Market Place) being planned for the northeast corner of Winchester Rd and Thompson Rd. Among the excitement there were a few concerns by residents who back up to the new project.  The Riverside County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on April 16 and ultimately approved the project - after questions by Supervisor Washington, who represents District 3, the area in question.