GEM IS CRYSTAL ZIRCONIA
Temecula, CA – Recently the mayor of Murrieta proposed to offer up the slogan “In God We Trust” for consideration as the city’s motto. To all you tourists reading this report, that may sound all fine and dandy,
First, the valley town already has a motto, “Gem of the Valley’ but maybe he hasn’t lived here long enough to know that. Second, the proposed motto is already in use as the motto imprinted on all our money and this valley is unique, not common like coinage. Perhaps the mayor was hoping for an election boost with this simple-minded toadying to the hoi polloi.
But as I tell my friends aware of magic, this is a magical valley, and that magic isn’t my magic. Recently the town of Murrieta closed down a place the young musicians had that was all their own. It was called The Dial. I knew of it but my youthful music days are past. The kids who visit The Dial most likely heard their dads or older siblings talking about the scene I know as back in the day now. Still, the music scene is watched over by Elizabeth Amirian [St. Bipsy], hater of hypocrisy, and that means karma. Not more than two weeks after Murrieta’s upstanding mayor rear-ended some teenage cheerleaders, injuring all four and requiring hospital care.