The Californian from Temecula, California on March 30, 2003 · 14
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The Californian from Temecula, California · 14

Temecula, California
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Sunday, March 30, 2003
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B-2 SUNDAY, March 30, 2003 r j The Californian MIZJANS MUSINGS No, I am 1JU - not a U' f 1 whiney one ' Why do people buy per- fisonalized license plates? Referred to as vanity 'n'J- I'"" i,Jui plates by some, personalized plates allow the owner of a vehicle to choose their own combination that will appear on their license , plate. What is the motivation? Is it to be cute, to be clever, to be unique? One of my colleagues, Joe Soto of Murrieta, used 'to have HEYPOPS on his li-' cense plate. Joe said he really enjoyed having people some he didnt even know say Hey, Pops to him as he was either entering or exiting his vehicle. Interestingly, in a research paper done in New - Hampshire, titled Live Free or Die as a linguistic principle, it was noted that New Hampshire has more vanity plates per capita than any other state in the union. More than California? I thought we were the vainest state? Wqre the home of the Oscars! Hollywood! Wannabes! Guess weve been outdone by the New Englanders on this one. Nevertheless, as I commute from Temecula to Corona everyday, one of the things I do to make my drive fun is to notice the vanity plates I see on the freeway. I see many every day, and have determined them to be as such: 8EZ2BME Aint easy to be me. SHRKWMN Shark woman. 007 MA Is that Pierce Brosnans mom? SHR FOLY Sheer folly- KNKONWD Knock on wood. OWDNOZ Out in Oz. ETMYDST Eat my dust. .. HUDAMAN Who da " man? Here are some that make me wonder what their occupation is: LUVACHP Could he be a CHP looking for a ; date? ; YOTEACH Perhaps a teacher? INKDIVA Works for a ; printing company? ISOAKU Hmmm, a 1 lawyer or a car dealer? ITSB9 An oncologist? ; Now you guess: ; CYUNCRT i a) C. Yun, Certified Res-w piratory Therapist. ' J, - b) See you in court? ' HALOSN7 a) Hello, sin number 7. b) Halos in heaven? One of the best plates Ive heard about was that of a VW Bug which was being towed behind a mo-torhome; it said MEGO-MOO. y ' ' A few years back, I saw a set of plates that read ...10ISNE1 (tennis anyone?) J Too' clever, I thought. So, I ordered my own set that read WINENE1 (wine anyone?) Well, much to my i disappointment, the major-' ity of the people I mentioned them to thought it stood for whiney one. So much for that idea. If youre thinking about personalized license plates of your own, go to and see if theyre available. Heres an idea based on gas prices lately, how about: CH-CHING. Jan Roberts writes about ideas, people and events of interest In Southwest County. She can be reached at Courtesy Photos Performing In the junior division of the Prime- Cara Soper, Kelsey Smith, Madison Vlbbert time Dance competition are Temecula and Molly Majeski. Front row: Brianna Dance Company dancers, back row from Blrtcher, Alyssa Rltacca, Cassidy Lopez and left, Melissa Jones, Instructor DeAnn Roan, Brittney Brewer. Dancers perform at Primetime Rom left: Jorden Davis, Hailey Price, Alexa Almond, Kalli Waller, Aleah Cornwell and Alyssa Torres. The Californian TEMECULA Young dancers from Temecula Dance Company won a first-place award, cash and multiple trophies at the two-day Primetime Dance competition at Knotts Berry Farm in the Charles Schultz Theatre. Dancers ages 5 and 6 who performed in the Petite Category were selected by the judges as giving one of the top five performances in the competition. The girls were invited to dance again in a special performance at the close of the event. Another group of dancers from the company who competed in the 11 through 13 division per formed a Hip-Hop routine to Nod Ya Head. The performance won them a first-place award along with the prestigious Top Five Tro phy for being selected as one of the top five numbers in the junior category. The team also performed in the Grand Finales. Letters from home Those with connections to service men and women are encouraged to submit the mailing addresses of those military heroes to the newspaper. Readers, school classrooms, civic groups and others are asked to send letters to these men and women now engaged around the world to Show that here at home their service is appreciated. Send the names and military mailing addresses of service men and women to:, or call John Hunneman at 6764315, Ext. 2603. 1 B Lt. Deborah Percell U.S.N.S. Comfort T-AH20 H-3FP0AP 095664008 B Cpt. Jason R. Freidt S-3 HHC 3-69AR Unit 93109 APOAE 09303-3109 B A03 (AW) Jason McFarlin C5ICO Division USS Bataan LHD-5 FPOAE 095541657 B CpI. Paixao, Steven 2 MEB MALS 29 ORD DETC 77176 SAIPAN FPO AE 09511-7176 B SSGT. Whitehorn, John M. Ill HMLA-267 UIC 41063 FPO AP 96613-1063 B FC3 Allen, Sean M. USS Vandergrift (FG48) C5-3DIV FPO AP 96682-1502 B GYSGT. Jones, Brian A. H&S Co. 31 Comm Pit UIS 39717 FPO AP 96613-9717 B0I01 Flake, Jon-Paul 0S3 USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) 0PS01 FPO AP 96629 B GYSGT Tubbs, WJ. USMC CSSB-12 (TSDET) UIC 42388 FPO AP 96426-2388 1 BHM2 Seibert USN H & S Co 3rd Bn 5th Mar-Bas UIC 39749 FPO AP 96426-9749 B CW03 Vasquez, Aurora L. MW 55-371 ENG OPS MWSG-37 APOAE 09855 B CpI Gary Gillis U.S.M.C. HQ CO 7th MarS-1 UIC 39761 FPO AP 96426-9761 B HN Jeff Parnakian India Co. 3rd Bn 5th Marines 2nd Pit. UIC 39750 FPO AP 96426-9750 B HM3 Matt Woodward H&S Co. 3rd Bn 5th Mar UIC 39749 FPO AP 96426-9749 B Conlon, Joseph PFC 137th Quartermaster APO-AE 09366 B 1LT Douglas Dickson C0 16th Airlift Squadron General Delivery PSC Box 8000 Charleston AFB, SC 29404 To add your family member to this list, call John Hunneman at 6764315, Ext. 2603. 2DU ms BABY TALK INLAND VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Mya Kylene Lozoya, a 9 pound girl, was born Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, to Tanya and Emil-iano Lozoya Jr. of Hemet. Madison Jewel Henderson, a 9 pound, 3 ounce girl, was bom Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, to Kathleen and Justin Henderson of San Jacinto. RANCHO SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER Olivia Isabel Rodrigo, a 7 pound, 4 ounce girl, was bom Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, to Jennifer and Chris Rodrigo of Temecula. Triston Michael Cooley, an 8 pound, 11 ounce boy, was bom Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, to Regina and Kipp Cooley of Murrieta. Samuel Josiah King, a 7 pound, 13 ounce boy, was bom Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, to Selina and Brian King of Temecula. Ethan Andrew Morency, a 9 pound, 10 ounce boy, was bom Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, to Claudine and Michael Morency of Sun City. Alicia Graciala Martinez, a 6 pound, 15 ounce girl, was bom Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, to Guadalupe Rodriguez and Edgar Martinez of Homeland. Raquelle Adriana Payne, an 8 pound, 3 ounce girl, was bom Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, to Lisa and Michael Payne of Murrieta. John-Paul Theodore Karas, a 7 pound, 9 ounce boy, was bom Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, to Katherine and Theodore Karas of Temecula. Drake Knight Deards, a 6 pound, 14 ounce boy, was bom Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, to Jennifer Mesa and Justin Deards of Murrieta. Elizabeth Jayne Waddle-ton, an 8 pound girl, was bom Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, to Tamara and John Waddleton of Murrieta. Giovanni William Gram-matico, a 7 pound, 14 ounce boy, was born Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, to Shauna and Giuseppe Grammatico of Murrieta. Sofia Gabrielle Barber, a 7 pound, 13 ounce girl, was bom Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, to Valerie and Marcus Barber of Hemet. Maria Dolores Medina, a 7 pound, 5 ounce girl, was bom Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, to Alicia and Jesus Medina of Lake Elsinore. Romel Serrano, a 6 pound, 14 ounce boy, was bom Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, to Ana and Pedro Serrano of Temecula. Jennifer Vargas, a 7 pound, 14 ounce girl, was bom Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, to Maricella Palo-mares and Arturo Vargas of Temecula. Elayna Haliyah Estrada, an 8 pound, 15 ounce girl, was born Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, to Claudia and Luis Estrada of Lake Elsinore. Daniel Puentes, a 7 pound, 7 ounce boy, was born Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, to Susana and Adam Puentes of Lake Elsinore. Dylan Michael Clark, a 7 pound, 5 ounce boy, was bom Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, to Amy Facio and Randy Clark of Murrieta. Sharlon Nicole Littell, a 6 pound, 15 ounce girl, was bom Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, to Nicole and Aaron Littell of Aguanga. Abigal Dawn Luton, a 7 pound, 5 ounce girl, was bom Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, to Holli and Benjamin Luton of Murrieta. r sMUTiErnnaiin NGS Murrieta Murrieta City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Murrieta City Council chambers, 26442 Beckman Court. Riverside Riverside County Board of Supervisors workshop at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the first floor of the County Administrative Center annex, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside. Riverside County Planning Commission meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the city of La Quinta Council Chambers, 78-495 Calle Tampico. Temecula Temecula Valley Unified School District meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at district headquarters, 31350 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Yes, we at The Californian believe in free love. So tell the world about your love for free - with a free announcement of your engagement, wedding or anniversary. Call (909) 676-4315 and we'll send you a form with instructions on how to have the news of your happy event -and a photograph - published on the Sunday Celebrations page. . Or pick up a form at any of our offices. L WolJmps should he received within six monlhs of ihc event Anniversary announcements arc primed alter the celebration has occurred They arc published in five-year increments starting with Ihc 25ih, and alter the 60th may he printed annually 44181 fteiMej SCEN5 AROUND TOWN Murrieta Garden Club celebrates 29 years PATRICIAN HANSON For The Californian Members of the Murrieta Garden Club wore their best bonnets to the clubs 29th anniversary celebration earlier this month. On a beautiful spring day in March, members of the Murrieta Garden Club donned their bonnets to celebrate the clubs 29th anniversmy. The anniversary meeting began with an inspirational talk and some tips about gardening. Business was taken care of and was followed by a raffle. The hats worn by all the ladies were judged on originality and color. The first-place winner was Eleanor Gutierrez, who donned an Easter bonnet complete with colorful eggs and tiny chicks. Second place went to Rachel Bobbermin, whose hat sported a large bow and a bird. Three original club members were on hand to recount club history and take part in the fun: Rita Park, Arlean Garrison and Alice Vose. Arlean was the very first president of the Garden Club, and is currently in charge of publicity. She said she saw a need for a Garden Club 29 years ago and forged an early relationship by helping to beautify the local fire department and Town Hall. Rita said she joined because of an article she saw in the local paper. She remembers about 13 people joining her in the club with silver and china for tea. Alice said she joined the club to find a hobby that she could enjoy while her children were in school. She is the current historian and has collected memorabilia for the group throughout the years. At one point, her family enjoyed having five generations involved in the club. Her daughter is the group photographer. Twenty-nine years ago, these women helped form a club to help beautify the community and assist needy families at holiday time in Southwest Riverside County a work that continues to this day. Every year, members of the Murrieta Garden Club join the Murrieta Fire Department to collect food donations to distribute to needy local families. Club members plan to attend the upcoming Firemans Barbecue at the Murrieta Fire Department and Murrieta Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. An enchanting spring basket with cascading ivy geraniums and assorted spring flowers, made by Christopher Robinson of Seven Oaks Nursery at the clubs anniversary celebration, will be raffled off at the upcoming barbeque. The Murrieta Garden Club meets at the Murrieta Com munity Center on the second Tuesday of the month. For Scene Around Town coverage, call Patricia Hanton at 679-3157, or send e-mall to: PATRICIA HANSON

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