Monday, January 30, 2012

Guest Editorial: Medical Marijuana is a blessing, don't take it away

The following post is a guest editorial from Paul B in Temecula Ca: 

Dear friends,

I'd like those of you who really know me and understand my condition to do me a favor. The county of Riverside has recently closed the medical marijuana dispensaries in the un-incorperated land outside of Temecula and Murrieta.

Friday, January 27, 2012

ELIZABETH 'BIPSY' AMIRIAN’S KILLER SENTENCED TODAY - Update



FROM VICTIM TO VERDICT – FINALE

French Valley, CA – Today marked the closing of the saddest chapter in Temecula history since the Native Americans here were thrown off their ancestral land two centuries ago. The killer of Elizabeth ‘Bipsy’ Amirian, one of the valley’s most gifted artists, was officially handed his sentence to begin serving immediately with 1079 days credit. 

The murdered singer/songwriter/graphic artist was genuinely loved by everyone who knew and met her, both inside and out of Christian circles, save one. Though unconventionally Christian and a Messianic Jew, Bipsy could hold her own in any type of conversation, something that Paul Bahou, political writer for Smash Magazine, found out the hard way. Simply put, she was the last Bipsy.         

Thursday, January 26, 2012

IT’S OFFICIAL, PENN STATE SCANDAL STORY IS BEING CENSORED


THE QUESTION IS NO LONGER IF, BUT WHY
            Temecula, CA – As Shakespeare once said, “Something is rotten in Denmark Happy Valley.” As I continue to follow this ongoing story feeling like there is another shoe to drop, the Penn State stories (MSN), this time the one about the Nike founder delivering Joe Paterno remarks to a standing ovation, once again have no comments sectioned after the story which smacks of censorship since every other sports story there does. This isn’t the first time, but a diligent reporter digs until he finds the truth. For those interested here is the link to 747 pages of hidden comments followed by a link to what those in sports writing think (see Did Jerry Sandusky Have A Fetish For Brown Sugar, most recent TemCal archive section).

Hemet: small plane crashes in field

A small plane crashed in hemet california today near the corner of warren road and simpson road. The plane crashed in a field where workers were nearby picking vegetables. The incident was reported at 12 noon today, it is unknown whether  there are any injuries. More information will be posted later.


THE SYSTEM ISN’T BROKEN, IT’S FIXED


OCCUPY THE COURTS DAY
Temecula, CA – While I’d love to say the main title is my wordplay, it was coined by Bill Moyer who returned to the airwaves two nights before the planned Occupy Movement Event that happened this past January 20th, the day singer Etta James died in Riverside. Though some press has written off the Occupy movement as passé, see OC Weekly current issue # 21, The Last Gasp of Occupy OC, reaction against the 1886, yes 1886, plan for corporate personhood first introduced through the Supreme Court was heartfelt and earnest. You won’t read any word about the various courthouse protests that took place across the country, except here in the gonzo press.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Menifee: Man shoots girlfriend, calls police to tell them about it


Adam Starkey

On January 24, 2012, at 10:18 P.M., officers from the Menifee Police Department responded to a residence in the 25700 block of Bundy Canyon Road, Menifee, regarding a shooting. 

Adam Starkey, a 31-year-old male and resident of Menifee, called stating he had just shot his 38-year-old girlfriend. Officers arrived and detained Starkey in the front yard of his residence. Officers entered the residence and located a deceased female suffering from a gunshot wound.

Monday, January 23, 2012

REMEMBERING ETTA JAMES ‘AT LAST’


RIVERSIDE’S LEGENDARY SINGER DIES AT 73
Temecula, CA – Last Friday while I was in Santa Ana at the latest Occupy protest (see The System Isn’t Broken, It’s Fixed), legendary singer Etta James ‘left the building’ in the Riverside hospital where she was a patient. I knew her health was declining but I was touched, like many, to learn she passed. Though her ‘lonely days are over and (her) life is like a song’, her signature hit, At Last, was the start of my love affair with music. I thought I would relate the tie-in out of respect for a great singer I had the pleasure of seeing live in a dusty bar around the corner from where I once lived.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

AN ANNIVERSARY TO OCCUPY


80 PLACES TO PROTEST
Temecula, CA – The New Year has started off with a bounce. One of the things happening this week is the next Occupy Movement Event or OME. January 20th marks the two year anniversary of the Citizens United decision that gave corporations the same rights as individual living citizens of the nation. The legacy has been the rise of the super PAC or political action committee. A political action committee forms with one purpose in mind; to bring about a specific political goal, i.e., to elect a certain candidate or enact a particular piece of legislation, since the elected officials don’t seem to write much anymore. Tomorrow at approximately 80 locations across the country, people will occupy the courts.
First off though, I’d like to state the reason for my recent absence from reporting news worthy current events. The main reason for my absence is that I’m working on a story that will finally put Temecula on the music map like Austin, Texas of the late 60s/early 70s. Though the era is different, the heart for making and listening to original music from mid-teen to 20-something bands is the same and a theme I have championed from the very start of my reporting at this site. But I’ve said enough.
Like the Occupy movement itself, I needed to chill and recharge my batteries. As the Congress passed a law making it legal to grab and hold anyone, including Americans, indefinitely without due process of law [as we know it under our Constitution], the Occupy ideal was occupying the Rose Bowl parade. In a classic ‘stick and move’ maneuver, the Occupy movement is again resurfacing on the anniversary of the Supreme Court opinion that gave birth to ‘citizen corporations’, a concept that when announced made Obama blanch causing Justice Roberts, Bush’s boy, to seemingly mouth the words “shuuut uuupppp” (but don’t take my word for it, google the topic and youtube it).
Gathering in over 80 locations will be Occupiers mingled with the next wave of fresh souls who have come to realize that ‘1984’ is here in all its ‘Metropolis’ fashion. It’s either make a stand or be a steak. Coming just two days after the internet protest over Congress’ push to strangle freedom on the internet, the Occupy The Courts Day is keeping the awareness of the oligarchy’s blatant attempt to steal the freedom from a ‘sovereign’ citizenry.
Now I realize the word ‘sovereign’ may have some negative baggage attached to it by the Aryan Nation/white supremacy literature. In truth, the Constitution makes every American citizen a sovereign individual. Being as my readers are intellectual, I’ll leave you, Dear Reader, to research the word ‘sovereign’ and understand how important this recognized status is to personal privilege, especially in comparison to the people of other countries.  
Below is a link to the Occupy The Courts Day location closest to you. I’ll be heading out to Santa Ana. Join me here for the wrap up, gonzo style. Late.

Friday, January 13, 2012

TEMECULA: Teacher suspected of being drunk

Amazingly, a teacher in Temecula was arrested today, at the school - for being drunk. Read the story here: http://bit.ly/yRHPGd

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

FOOTBALL NEWS AFTER 31 BOWL GAMES


FROM THE DESK OF THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER
Hello Football Fans,
There are only 4 bowl games remaining this year, including the championship game next Monday. It's really the SEC rematch, more inbreeding and avoidance of playing against outside formidable opponents. Whatever. Check out "Black Monday" activity also,
Enjoy,
The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL
SHOCKER OF THE WEEK
“Black Monday” (see details below) was three days ago, but San Diego Chargers’ Coach Norv Turner and GM AJ Smith will retain their jobs for 2012. Mind-boggling! Bolt fans must be unhappy right now. They missed the playoffs again even with an AFC West division title ripe for picking, had a six-game losing streak in the middle of the year (coming off their “bye” week), and when they really needed a victory to stay in the playoff race in Detroit (Week #16), the Chargers lost 38-10.

Iron skillet fried potatoes with shallots and feta cheese

hot skillet
2 tablespoons oil
add chopped potatoes (I used ore ida, they are gluten free), let them cook for about 4 minutes with lid on (dont touch)
stir gently once, add salt, pepper and shallots to your taste, let cook for 4 more minutes, lid on (dont touch)
stir gently once, adding New Mexico red chili powder and granulated garlic, let cook for 2 more minutes, with lid on, no touching.
stir gently, top with cheese, lid on for 2 more minutes.
serve it and enjoy!
-bill



Via Flickr:
hash brown potatoes fried in a cast iron skillet with new mexico red chili powder salt colby cheese and a bit of feta on top

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A water park in Temecula - for real this time?

Plans were approved for the proposed water park in Temecula again. This version is on the acreage off of Diaz road in the industrial / office park area of western Temecula. For the sake of local kids and families - not to mention the workforce - lets hope this is for real this time.

I know there has been a lot of people against this project for various reasons in the past, however now is a great time for a job generator to help impact the area positively. On a side note, I would love to see some stability in Menifee's leadership, so businesses owners feel comfortable investing there and not just in Temecula.

You can read more from the Californian.com website: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/temecula/temecula-water-park-plans-approved-again/article_0c03bcc2-015a-5aff-be7a-c49ddfecd43a.html

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2012: Beginning a new year of Music and Art in Menifee


(This article will appear in the January 2012 edition of Menifee Buzz, a monthly newspaper)

Every ‘new year’ starts out with big ideas and this year isno different. Many local residents will be making lofty goals for the New Yearto better their life. Our fair town of Menifee will be having a landmark‘by-district’ City Council and Mayoral election. The city should be finalizinga General Plan that will hopefully attract business and jobs to Menifee.

One local resident, Milton Chavez has big goals for hispersonal and business life. An artist from a young age, Chavez, 31, grew up inMenifee, living here since 1987. After attending Paloma Valley High School, themajority of his professional life Chavez has been forced to commute to worklike many local residents. After years of saving, he made the choice last yearto start the process of opening a business here in Menifee.

Most of us can relate to commuting to work, and would loveto eliminate that from our lives so more time could be spent with the kids. Withthree kids Milton Chavez is certainly no different, commuting to Oceansideeveryday for work. According to Chavez, after contacting the City of Menifeeand going thru various departments he was told there was only one place for hisbusiness, the Newport Commons at 27174 Newport Road, Suite B.

After making payments and going thru the proper proceduresas requested he was then notified that his proposed business, a high endprofessional tattoo studio to be known as ‘Chavez Tattoo Studio’ was 913 feetfrom a worship facility located around the corner, 87 feet too close than thecurrent law of 1000 feet. Due to the issue, a Public Hearing has been scheduledat Menifee City Hall on January 10 2012 at 7pm to allow for a variance. You canvisit http://tinyurl.com/ChavezTattoo for all thelegal info from the City of Menifee.

I support local residents opening local businesses,including this one. There are a lot of good people in Menifee with tattoos who workhard, love their kids and go to church just the same as folks who don’t havethem. In addition to that, the plain dollar and cents of it is that someonegoing to get a tattoo will also being buying gas, food, soda or coffee on theway there and back and if we can keep that tax money local, we can help tobuild a stronger local community.

On another note, musically speaking, my good friend TimRaether of the band Universal Trap told me about an upcoming show here inMenifee for fans of awesome rock n roll. Menifee musicians ‘Universal Trap’ areplaying Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' in its entirety, along with a setof original songs, Friday January 27th 2012 at the Pit Stop Pub 26900 NewportRd, Menifee, CA 92584. The show starts at 9pm, you need to be 21+, and it’sFree. San Diego's Audio Addiction is opening the show.
The writer, Bill Gould, is a licensed property managementspecialist, entertainment promoter and former Romoland School Board trustee.Visit his blog at BillandJeney.com, on twitter @BillGould, onfacebook.com/williamjamesgould, email bill@fullvalue.us or call about rental homesat 951-704-2743.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year to all the world, and you too

Life presents challenges; its how you face them that proves what your made of. May the year 2012 provide you challenges that inspire your heart and expand your mind. Happy New Year.
- Bill