Native American Day

I am pleased to be a Capitol sponsor of the upcoming 50th Native American Day celebration scheduled for Sept. 22, on the south steps of the state Capitol. This year’s event will celebrate tribal sovereignty to recognize the authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within U.S. borders. San Diego County encompasses 18 reservations, more than any other […]

Celebrate mom on the De Portola Wine Trail

Celebrate mom on the De Portola Wine Trail

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and many of the De Portola Wine Trail wineries offer a unique way to celebrate moms on her special day. At Cougar Winery, located at 39870 De Portola Road in Temecula, bring mom out Saturday, May 14, for a special treat – bubbly Peach Sangria Flute Floats. Cost is only […]

Western Science Center celebrates 10th Anniversary

Western Science Center celebrates 10th Anniversary

Western Science Center in Hemet drew close to 400 area officials, residents and Dallas Raines, KABC Channel 7 weatherman, to its 10th Anniversary Celebration “Science Under the Stars” Saturday, Sept. 10 in Hemet. The Western Science Center and Museum on 2345 Searl Parkway opened on October 15, 2006, with more than 1 million fossils in […]

Bluewater Grill celebrates its 20th Anniversary with 1996 prices and reunions Sept. 7-Oct. 6

The popularity of the original Cannery Village restaurant has led to eight locations in Southern California and Phoenix. Festivities include “Throwback Thursday” weekly specials and a Sept. 29 All-Employee Reunion and Group Photo in Newport Beach. NEWPORT BEACH – Back in 1996, Bluewater Grill founders insisted that residents would get “hooked” once they tasted the restaurant’s just-off-the-boat seafood […]

When your birthday falls on a tragedy

In December 2005, I was visiting my friend Robin, who lives in Las Vegas and whose daughter was seven at the time. Robin asked me about my next planned trip, and that involved visiting San Francisco for the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. I had learned about the annual ceremony, which included some of the remaining […]