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LETTER: Most Important Day in Temecula's History Formally Proclaimed as Nov. 15, 2012

The following is a letter to the editor from Nicholas Biddle, Jr. of Temecula that recounts a Temecula City Council meeting in which Nov. 15 was proclaimed "Pechanga Pu'eska Mountain Day."

The mood was sublime tonight (Tuesday night) at the packed Temecula City Hall Council meeting.

"Pechanga Pu'eska Mountain Day" was proclaimed tonight to be November 15, 2012, "and every November 15th thereafter." Eleven "whereas" clauses culminated in a "Now, therefore, in heartfelt recognition - - -" conclusion (profound thanks to Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians).  

A long, moving, formally printed proclamation in plaque form was presented to Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro and the Tribal elders by our Council. It was also available in handsome color printed scroll format suitable for framing to all tonight's Council meeting attendees.

In the attached photo, Supervisor Jeff Stone presents Chairman Macarro with a beautiful statue of an eagle "that (eagles) will live forever now in the safe, pristine sacred mountain overlooking our Valley."  

We all realized history had been and was being made, and our bonds cemented with our friends and neighbors, the incredible Pechanga Tribe. One of the speeches cited the indomitable fighting will of Temeculans, in our unique, fiercely defended Valley after the emotional roller coaster of the last seven years. We are a force to be reckoned with by our enemies.  

Memorable vignettes tonight were numerous such as three generations of Mayor Chuck Washington's family at the dais; Councilman Jeff Comerchero, ever the faithful public servant, cheerfully serving potato salad onto our delectable hot dog dinner platters; Temecula's indomitable hero, 82 year old Ken Johnson, who showed up at every SOS meeting, Duck Pond weekly sign wavings, with signs, cameras, in orange garb. He even wrote books about us. Tonight he was smiling and laughing as always, freshly recovered from a sudden heart attack caused by the joy and excitement of the incredible news that was suddenly released at 1 P.M., November 15th, 2012.  

It was the day that changed Temecula forever, and will therefore be commemorated forever every November 15th.  

—Nicholas Biddle, Jr., Temecula, CA 92591

Galactic Cannibal December 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM
What UTTER hypocrisy. Even as the table of history has turned a degree or two.. Those thieves and illegals who came off the Mayflower from England,and their followers. who ripped off the local inhabitants the Red Indians.. And brought English diseases., not forgetting English GUNS. and proceeded to steal the lands for the local people.. And when the Red Indians resisted the English either killed them, or put them into Prison Pales.. Now they create this shallow and fake ceremony in Temecula. a microcosm of what happens across the USA. So Hypocrisy still rules the USA.. And since the USA was founded on death and destruction, by those early illegals and greedy bastards from England. Who were at WAR with most of the known world at that time. The Mayflower gang could not take the heat in their own hell kitchen in England. so they left. What a bunch of wimps. Now fast forward to Temecula in 2012 and the Mayflower + and their followers, are now sucking up to the native Americans the Red India Why because of money ,and even now these followers can't stand the heat in the new kitchen. So they have gone from invaders and killers to beggars. in a few hundred years. Genghis Khan would understand that . but he was not a hypocrite nor a beggar. He was a true fighter and would not understand our political corruption which pervades the USA today. Money is GOD in the USA ........not JESUS the Jew.. I am talking about my country the USA..
Scott December 14, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Galactic Cannibal, What a troll this person is. What HEALTHY person sits around in waiting to pounce on forums with fragmented comments? Answer: Lifes losers. No purpose, No reason. Misguided energy and broken focus..................False masculinity. Your comments are old. All of them. You contribute NOTHING to any topicever posted except depressing vibes and hopelessness. Go away. God bless Temecula and Pechanga
Galactic Cannibal December 14, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Clearly reality and past history with some truth bothers you dude. Ever listened to Mitt Romney or Pres Obama stump speeches . A parrot could recite every one . total repetition. Most people hate to be reminded of history past . They prefer to live in a state of illusion . peace and happiness . They will not find it on Planet earth. Maybe MARS. Which GOD are you calling on . The God of Mohammad or another.
Temecula Jay December 14, 2012 at 01:53 AM
You're right Scott. GC is a total loser with nothing better to do than sit around and show what a fool he is and argue with people he doesn't even know. The Mayflower? Gimme a break! His posts are in no way entertaining or relevant.
Candi Oliver December 14, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Thank you again for all our Native Inhabitants have done and not only have they saved the land they have provided many, many jobs for not only the locals but for people of all nationalities and neighboring communities. Through Education and kindness we should and are grateful to Band of Pechanga Luiseno Indians. They did what we and the City Council could not do........ Happy Holidays all.
Tumblingdie December 14, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Regardless of our history, we are where we are today and need to look forward. Fortunately, and thankfully, our future has been secured from the threat of having a quarry up wind from us which would've destroyed the hills and lifestyle of so many and spread who knows what into the air when the afternoon breezes blow. My heartfelt thanks to the Pechanga Luiseno Indian Tribes - God Bless you all!
Artemis Gordon December 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
GC, by the length of your posts and the predictable angry content it would appear that your granny has once again locked you in the basement. What a sad, pathetic and lonely existence you must live in that you post divisive and inflammatory posts to receive the human interaction you so desperately need to feel validated. Eventually, everyone will learn to just ignore your baiting comments and stop feeding your pervasive need stoke your ego and esteem. The saddest part in all your schizoid behaviors is how you use multiple login names to stroke your own multiple egos by supporting and commenting on your alter ego posts. A lesson in psychosis.
Lash LaRue December 14, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I am sure that the tribe members that were kicked out do not feel the same.
Louison Bobet December 14, 2012 at 05:08 PM
your still blaming the folks from the Mayflower? OMG move on will ya? we "all" share in the Temecula of today and for the same reasons your forefathers did when they were the only one's here. You can't go back in time, and you really have to quit blaming those that are here now for the atrocities of our forefathers. Peace to all.
wolfcreek December 14, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Bottom line, No Quarry! Once again THANKS Pechanga.
TVOR December 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Holy "stuck in the past" Batman!

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