Monday, June 30, 2014

WHIZ-BANGING IT




TEMECULA’S PROF X CREATES MUTANT SCENE

Temecula, CA – Like Marvel’s Professor X, Ivan of Ivan Promotions has created a mutant scene by 
injecting his brand of showmanship into the nerd gene nucleus of costumed role playing. For the last six months germinating it as if from Dexter’s Laboratory, Ivan watered the seed of a club scene happening for nerds only, nerd-safe with no Homers allowed, at comic cons, comic shops, and on Face Book.

Kicked off in grand style with Kick Ass in person, the first-ever club event for nerds-in-costume ignited a nerve not noticed until Ivan attended a Stan Lee signing at mega toy swap meet, Frank & Sons, on the request of Dave (The Maxies/The Vault). 

“Great Caesar’s Ghost! 5000 people on a Saturday Morning?” Ivan is rumored to have said.

Carpe Diem[ing], ‘Club Cosplay’ was legitimately born on June 28th at M15, the venue that hosted Afroman recently, a day before I turned my favorite number. This reporter was in the mix as I morphed into nerd for a night. After the jump find the date/location for the next Club Cosplay.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

MEET PROFESSOR HEMP – PATRICK MOORE



ANOTHER OCCUPY ALUMNI

Temecula, CA – The Occupy Movement and the time I spent involved opened me up to a new level in life and activism. Obtaining my medical marijuana rec came from that experience as well as the publication of my book Memoirs, but more central than those accomplishments was that I became aware of the their importance for my personal movement growth. For this I credit all the wonderful and unique people I met in camp at the foot of the Daily Planet Building, LA’s City Hall.

Two of the people that impressed me most with genuine intelligence, integrity, and warm friendship under the blanket of ancient trees which completely blocked the LA skyline, were Jeanette Perez and Patrick Moore, a duo well suited to sit at any council table. Recently I ran back into them at a members-only cannabis social club called The Tree House, closed now but in the process of moving closer to downtown.  

So in keeping up with the growing demand of knowledge for the world’s most useful plant, the Temecula Calendar is proud to welcome onboard the male side of cannabis, brought to us from our Professor Hemp, Patrick Moore, who in conjunction with the Calendar’s herbologist ChaCha Va Voom representing the Mary Jane side, will fill us in on the business side of cannabis through his innovative series, HempOvations

The first episode appears after the jump.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

UFO FLAP IN T-TOWN



MORE LIGHTS, MORE ACROBATICS, SAME MYSTERY

Temecula, CA – Last Wednesday night this reporter along with an unknown number of valley inhabitants witnessed one or two strange lights in the sky over the central portion of Temecula. The story has quickly hit No.1 in our Top Ten ratings. The Facebook issue has over a thousand views. For several nights after I combed the skies around the same time, 10-11PM, but saw nothing. Like most of my strange adventures, I thought it was a one-time occurrence. I was wrong!!

Coming home from an excellent Wednesday night show at The Edge which featured Keenwild (publisher Bill Gould and wife Jenny) and Black Hat Patsy, a new 6-piece cover band that includes old friends Phil Locash (Java Joz/Cuppy’s) on sax [say what!] and Tim (Spaceman Jack) on bass. It was a good night and besides the show, uneventful, until I got home around 10:30PM. 


Walking in and starting to settle in from the night, I noticed bright lights again coming from the same direction through the trees. This time however, it wasn’t a single UFO or even a momentary brief second UFO. Upon first notice this time were two triangles each formed by a corner light. Later in the flap moment the lights/UFOs in the designs flattened out becoming the pattern you see above in the picture. And this time I wasn’t alone in seeing T-town’s UFOs. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BEE KILLERS MEET IN SAN DIEGO



FOOD BILL REDEEMED AFTER CHECKOUT

Temecula, CA –  A statewide California protest at the biotechnology BIO International Convention has been called for this Thursday as worldwide resistance against the practices of the largest international chemical companies which produce genetically engineered (GMO) foods, has sparked the attention of prominent sustainability, food, environmental and water conservation groups across the Pacific. 

This peaceful ‘family friendly’ demonstration is June 26th, 2014 12:00PM-5:00PM, San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.  Please take public transportation if possible and meet in front of Exhibit Hall D/San Diego Convention Center lobby on the side of Harbor Drive, picket line will run along sidewalk.


The Recent GMO Labeling SB 1381 which narrowly lost has morphed into SB1040. Senator Evans is a trooper and has really embraced being a champion for labeling.  She could not let GMO Labeling die without one more try so she gallantly eviscerated her Wine Bill SB 1040, did what's called a "Gut and Amend" and changed it into our GMO labeling bill. It will be heard in the Assembly Ag Committee on Thursday, June 26 at 10:30. Once again you are asked to call those on the committee. The list continues after the jump.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A LOCAL CRY FOR HELP



HOW TO DIY YOUR 501c

Temecula, CA – Living in a town where street-corner preachers who play guitar have their charitable tax-exempt 501c designations celebrated in the local mainstream press by crowing career
politicians, you might think all life here in this Christian stronghold is held in the same noticeable light. Unfortunately that is not the case.

Thankfully one of the aspects of any small town press is bringing attention to those left in the shadows, often times almost isolated in their illness. Recently attending a birthday bash at a local cannabis growing collective, I met Mitchel Larsen [no relation to Sam Larsen, x-15North, Glee], someone with a disorder that I had never heard of, chronic bilateral radiculopathy. This is the story of Mitchel Larsen and the diy way to funding for those without the golf tournament connections.

I am 23 and I have chronic bilateral radiculopathy with damaged nerve roots in my lumbar spine and herniated and bulging discs in my cervical spine. My debilitating condition causes me chronic pain in my entire body and I am unable to do most things for myself. My wife is my sole caregiver right now but I desperately need someone who is trained to handle someone in my situation.

Monday, June 23, 2014

REMEMBER FUKUSHIMA?



WORLD LEAVES 3 STOOGES IN CHARGE

Temecula, CA – Living in the United States of Amnesia, it wasn’t surprising that the media trotted
some other news story to take people’s minds off the still polluting Japanese nuclear power plant complex, Fukushima, years ago.

In this report video filed not long ago, the narrator takes us back to the events which happened, what we were told, how they lied to us, and what, if any progress, is being made. This ‘wormwood’ drama is forecasted in Revelation which states what will happen and is happening.

Though the video is disturbing or would be if this were the only disaster potentially threatening humankind, it is only one of probably ten event horizons that can doom us beyond our own country’s egotism. Whatever is coming, we don’t have to wait long, that part of history is behind us.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

AFROMAN FROEVER



TALK NERDY TO ME

Temecula, CA – As the latest story about UFOs over T-town has shot to the top of our ratings, a few words about the trending story are called for before we move on to another awesome Afroman show, this time at the M15 concert venue this side of Corona, an exit before Dos Logos up the I15 North.

After checking with friends and some delivery services as to whether anyone else saw the UFOs over Temecula last Wednesday night between 10 and 11PM, confirmation came from almost the last place to look, my neighborhood. My closest neighbor or rather his wife was driving back from Santa Ana and told me the moon she saw “was flat, not round like moon. Never saw moon like that before” was how the Vietnamese-born woman described what she saw. Her POV would have been southeast while mine was southwest. It would seem she saw the edge view while I mostly saw the flat surface which sometimes rotated. Also another neighbor’s son and his group witnessed the UFO event. It was said that plenty of other people also saw the peculiar sight.


Meanwhile, last weekend Afroman, aka Joseph Foreman, came to town. Actually he had been here in Menifee, for two days prior, staying out at the compound of the West Coast Pop Lockers, reviewed here awhile back and appearing on the June 23 Hip-Hop Award Recognition show on cable TV.  Check local listings.

Friday, June 20, 2014

OFFSEASON FOOTBALL TRIVIA


FROM THE DESK OF THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER

Hello Football Fans,

Since there is not much football news out there right now,  attached are a few tidbits for you to chew on - NFL and  college.

There’s not much good football info and happenings these days, with all due disrespect to relatively boring futbol.  So let me just throw out some stuff I’ve been accumulating since my last letter.

Enjoy,

The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

(Disclaimer - All opinions about futbol are Commissioner's and do not reflect any staff - ED) 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

UFOS OVER TEMECULA LAST NIGHT 6-18-14



STRANGE, STATIONARY, HOVERING

Temecula, CA – At approximately 9:30 to 9:45PM, a bright orange-ish glowing light was observed through the tree directly west of my bedroom window. Turning off my room light to get a better look, I could see what seemed a pinpoint of bright orange light dancing around like a laser pointer on a chart. Holy Moley, I said to myself. 

The UFO is the top center bright light, picture taken by this reporter, 6-18-14, French valley, looking south to hills
Walking out in the back yard I could see the object as a bright light that just hung there in the sky over Temecula at what seemed about 1500-2000 feet from the ground. The height estimate comes from the hill I live on and the height above my plane of view. With the naked eye, the light glowed like a fire but wasn’t flame-like in texture. There was no movement in the light as you get in a flame. No heat, noise, or movement was seen. At times a second light/object would ‘pop’ into view/existence and sort of move closer to the first one but they never joined. One did move to the same place in the sky as the other light dimmed and went out, replacing the first light/object’s location.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CLUB COSPLAY



FIRST EVER COSTUME NITE CLUB VENUE CONCERT PARTY HAS ELVIS TOO

Temecula, CA – One of the area’s most dynamic entertainment impresarios has rubbed the magic lamp
of ideas once more in this latest inspired gathering of talent. Calling the scene Club Cosplay, this is the leading edge of costumed play that has emerged from the overflow of nerds that are into video, comic book, and movie hero/villain characters.

Back in your grandfather’s day, kids jumped off roofs with bed sheets for Superman capes and made headlines. Other kids, like me, kept our cap guns loaded until we reached the coming of age time in our lives of Toy Story’s Andy. In that bittersweet period of puberty, we are asked to forego our imagined principles of right and wrong for the Adult world of responsibility, order, and sex. Our collected toys, comics, and memories are usually given away when we are not there to guard them. That was then. Today we live in the future.

Monday, June 16, 2014

THE MONDAY MORNING SENATE RESULTS ARE IN



THE ROMNEY REALITY

Temecula, CA – The premise was simple. As an online publication, a small citizen news blog with a readership of 40K a month [according to the owner/publisher], a simple question was asked.

“A grassroots bill to label GMOs, SB1381, came up for a vote and the senator voted against the bill. We’d like an official statement.”

As a representative of this great country’s citizenship, where everyone is professed to be equal, and as a registered voter, the reason given for the inquiry was that this grassroots bill venture started by moms, was it was covered as a story from the beginning. Indeed it was.

Now the results are in, but solve this old riddle and you don’t have to make the jump.

“What do alcoholics, perverts, and politicians all have in common?”

Sunday, June 15, 2014

“ODDS ARE FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN’T DO IT” – C. BOSH



A LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY

Temecula, CA – Those may be the ‘famous last words’ of the Miami Heat this 2014 NBA Finals on Father’s Day, but someone else surmounted seemingly impossible odds and made it to the finish line. This person didn’t accomplish the feat just for a ring, though a ring was involved. Also he didn’t do what he did for a championship, though it made him a champion in the eyes of others. No, this person did what he did because he is a father, and this is his Father’s Day story. 

The story actually begins before Basil Maqbool, chief druggist at Vail Ranch Phamacy, became a father, and just shortly after he was a husband. I had met Basil, my (then) day job boss’ friend before he got married and he seemed the nicest of my boss’ associates. I remember saying congratulations to him about his upcoming nuptials.

For awhile Basil seemed to have a perfect life. His business career was taking off, he had a new wife and a solid position in the community. When Beenish became pregnant, Basil had just recently purchased a new home in the valley. First son Raafay was born hale and hearty. Life was good for all in the valley for some time.

And then what seemed to be perfect in planning, a vacation with a side trip to a wedding of family friends, turned horribly wrong in a WTF way. Basil’s wife Beenish was ambushed by a shotgun wielding gunman whose hail of buckshot almost took her life. This happened outside their guest lodging in Pakistan. As the gunman later was either killed or committed suicide, a motive for the vicious attack was never determined. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

NO STRAUSS FOR SNOOP



BREAK A LEG BUT EAT THE RICH WEEDIES

Temecula, CA - If you wanted to attend the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever marijuana-friendly concert last week, you had to follow the rules, see previous CSO story post. As the elite "vow" to fight elitism, we see how upper class people enjoy a privilege bestowed upon them by the folks they despise because of outward appearances. Let’s go in and mingle with the people in Aerosmith’s song, Eat The Rich. To get inside…

First, you had to be one of the lucky 250 or so who scored an invitation to the event, since the May 23 brass quintet concert, the first of four “Classically Cannabis” fundraising shows in the symphony’s “High Note Series,” wasn’t open to the public. Then, you had to be at least 21 years of age and bring your own cannabis. Finally, warned a lengthy disclaimer on the Web page for the event, each of the guests who donated at least $75 to attend assumed all risk associated with using pot; concert-goers had to agree to not hold accountable “the Colorado Symphony Orchestra … and their owners, partners, employees, directors, officers, agents, affiliates and related entities” if something went horribly 'Reefer Madness' wrong.

If you were a member of the media who showed up at the large, modern art gallery hosting the concert last Friday night, there were more rules to follow—such as, according to the press advisory, not going on the gallery’s open-air patio, the only place at venue where people could actually consume marijuana.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

MOZART PLAYS TO MARY JANE GREEN



HITTING NOTES HIGH ON THE HOG

Temecula, CA – In this second of three parts about the country’s first ever live symphony music played to an uptown group of legal cannabis enthusiast music lovers, we present the official version report. In our last in-depth view, we comb the crowd. Be here then for, No Strauss For Snoop, as we rap this series and anxiously await feedback from our elected state senators. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. 

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's first "Classically Cannabis" event began that Friday night like any other fine-arts fundraiser — with suit- and dress-wearing attendees politely mingling in a high-ceiling art gallery, sipping drinks and shaking hands.


No clouds of pot smoke, no tie-dyed T-shirts. Not at first, anyway.

A closer look revealed the distinctly cannabis-related nature of the event. The first of three fundraisers in which invitation-only attendees were encouraged to BYOM, Friday's "Classically Cannabis" event also featured a patio on which attendees casually smoked pot from joints, vaporizer pens, and glass pipes under umbrellas as a light rain fell.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NO MORE BRICKS IN THIS WALL



CALIFORNIA K-12 TEACHER TENURE STRUCK DOWN - Breaking News

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's public school teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional, after hearing testimony from students who argued the job protections made it virtually impossible to dismiss low-performing teachers. Low-performing is a 'dog-whistle politics' word for a white racist mindset resulting in lazy classroom performance toward non-white and poor white students.

The decision's implementation was put on hold, however, pending appeals. 

Vergara v. California had pitted the state and its largest teacher unions against a group of students who asked the judge to consider laws regarding teacher tenure, dismissal and seniority consideration for layoffs.

A Silicon Valley-based group called Students Matter brought the lawsuit on behalf of nine students, contending the targeted laws hinder the removal of ineffective teachers and disproportionately hurt low-income and minority students. 

POT SYMPHONY BEATS – NO HEADPHONES REQUIRED



UPTOWN ONE PLACE, TRAILER TRASH ANOTHER

Temecula, CA – We start the first of our 3-part series from a story also posted here concerning another city council with a mindset like our friends on the Riverside City Council. Blinded by [fill in the blank], the Denver City dictators aka career politicians, nixed the idea of a fundraiser to help the ailing historic symphony financial woes. We pick up what happened.


The Colorado Symphony Orchestra went on with its "Classically Cannabis" concert series — changing all the bring-your-own marijuana events to invitation-only fundraisers so they will not be construed as public events that potentially could break the law. 

The CSO on May 9th stopped selling tickets to the high-profile series in response to a letter from the city of Denver warning that the events could run afoul of regulations forbidding marijuana consumption "openly and publicly in a manner that endangers others." 

Instead, concerts now will be open only to "a closed list of VIP* guests" managed by the concert's promoter, Edible Events, according to a statement from the CSO.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The City of Riverside says no to to letting the people vote

Riverside, California - Here is an interesting article about legalizing marijuana, written by our friends over at the Press-Enterprise. Apparently the City of Riverside REALLY does not want marijuana in their community (note to city - too late!).

Read up, and let us know what you think about the choice the City of Riverside has made in our comments section:

Riverside says NO to Pot Vote: http://www.pe.com/articles/city-695997-marijuana-riverside.html

SEEKING SOLUTION TO SACRAMENTO



HUFFING THE POST

Temecula, CA – After having followed the latest GMO bill event from start to final resolution, and death due to a two-vote deficit, the Calendar decided to provide some closure for the moms, the kids, the activists, and all the other concerned parties who are wondering, what happened?

Along this fleeting glance at the system of state law, a lingering question left over from the Prop 37 campaign got answered in a way that some of the female cause leaders may find some validation in. 

This morning between 9AM and 11o’clock, the brunch hour, eighteen senate offices were called with a simple request. 


“Following the vote on SB1381, the grassroots GMO labeling bill, the Temecula Calendar would like a statement on why the senator voted against the bill.”

The results and the validation, after the jump.

Monday, June 9, 2014

HE’S BLA-ACK!



THE RETURN OF AFROMAN (Find Cheap Tickets at end of this story)

Temecula, CA – The old saying ‘you can’t keep a good man down’ must apply to hip hop Christian, Joseph Foreman, known to many as Afroman, the ‘Because I Got High’ man from the soundtrack of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Made famous by Howard Stern, the shock rock jock back in the days when pot was still underground and meant for stoners/ne’er-do-wells, Foreman had a more charmed road to fame than Richard Sherman. 


But fame is fickle, just ask the man who rode into town one week on palm leaves only to be strung up the following Friday. So despite being a 2002 Grammy nominee, Afroman quickly slid out of the general public eye as the goddess Success moved to the next flavor of the week via industry drama. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

MALAYSIAN COVERUP CONSTIPATION DESPITE DATA DUMP



R.I.P. COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF FLIGHT MH370 

Malaysia's government and satellite firm Inmarsat on Tuesday before last, released the data used to determine the path of missing flight MH370, responding to calls from passengers' relatives for greater transparency. 

The data from satellite communications with the Malaysia Airlines plane, which runs to 47 pages in a report prepared by Inmarsat, features hourly "handshakes" - or network log-on confirmations - after the aircraft disappeared from civilian radar screens on March 8

Families of passengers are hoping that opening up the data to analysis by a wider range of experts can help verify the plane's last location, nearly three months after the Boeing 777 with 239 passengers and crew disappeared.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

GETTING ED IN TEMECULA



“THE HEIGHT OF IGNORANCE”

Temecula, CA – After the bill to label GMOs, SB1381, died in the Senate, I had to take a couple of days off from writing or reporting the usual same-O same-O. The loss required some study plus I needed to check the GMO fight on another front. The results of that investigation will covered here soon as the next battle is outlined.

For now it’s back to covering another avenue on weed maps, or to be more precise, covering what cruises along those streets besides Riot Grrrlz. Gone are the days in Murrieta when you hook up for a pizza and a sac delivery. For the locals who have read Memoirs, the ‘pot scene’ seems to be only a small underground artistic group, but the scene mentioned in my work only illustrates a segment of a very broad market demo. Today at last count, there are 42 different delivery services available to medical marijuana patients of my area.

This news report looks at two such deliveries and what is happening with both. The first service is a local service that once was a top rated and much used rolling source for patients, probably in the days when such services were less numerous. To help bring sales back, the service recently added pre-rolled cones featuring the name of Ed Rosenthal. I got a chance to sample one.