LETTER: The Liberty Quarry Story; Everyone is a Hero

I believe we got the best of each person that they were able to give.

The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Jerri Arganda of Rainbow:

Eight years were devoted to halting the devastating “Liberty Quarry” project.

Looking back over those years, I am awed by what dedicated people….. people like you and I, can do when we rise to the challenge. I am the first one to say that the Pechanga Tribe of Luiseno Mission Indians are my heroes. They saved the communities of Rainbow, Fallbrook and the city of Temecula. I will always be grateful to them. There are so many other heroes too….lots and lots of heroes. Every person who put their lives on hold to do whatever they were able is a hero. People who did the best they could to help in some way; are heroes. Some people came to every event, some came when they could.  ome wrote letters, some made phone calls, some held signs, some signed up new people…….some helped finance us, others did it all. 

I believe we got the best of each person that they were able to give. That makes them all heroes. In the end, we can all, each of the thousands of people who “got involved,” be proud. You all made a difference and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

If not for you, some of the good that needed to be done might still need doing. If not for you, a key role you played might have been left undone. You have always made a difference. If not for you, someone else might not have been inspired to give of themselves.

Every person who cared made a difference.

Together, we helped make this happen and we will never be the same for it.


Jerri Arganda


Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I agree totally Jerri, congratulations are in order to everybody who spoke out, spent their time at county meetings, and the Pechanga Tribe for doing what OUR city council could have done in the beginning but instead chose to build a new city hall building for themselves. Then, as if that wasnt bad enough, they went and gave Granite Construction the job for building the new bridge at the south end of Old Town Temecula!! I think thats called "sleeping with the enemy" if you ask me!


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