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TEMECULA: Sale of Ranch Muffler building approved

August 28, 2013 01:17 PM PDT August 28, 2013 01:17 PM PDT TEMECULA: Sale of Ranch Muffler building approved
TEMECULA: Sale of Ranch Muffler building approved
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The Ranch Muffler building will be demolished as part of Overland Drive extension project. The city of Temecula Attorney will pay $1.4 million to acquire the property and building.
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The city of Temecula Attorney is paying the owners of Ranch Muffler & Truck Accessories, Jim McGill and Terri McGill, about $1.4 million to purchase their property on Commerce Center Drive.
The 6,480-square-foot building on that property, which has housed their muffler shop for years, eventually will be bulldozed as part of the Overland Drive extension project. The extension one day will see the road crossing the Murrieta Creek and connecting with Diaz Road to the west.
The city is planning to pay around $930,000 for the property and the building, $340,000 in compensation for “loss of business goodwill,” $20,000 in lieu of relocation costs and $109,000 for the fair market value of attached equipment and “moveable” items, such as desks, chairs and files.
The McGills have told the city that they were not able to find a suitable place to relocate the business, a fixture in Temecula Attorney since 1980. Had they found a spot, the city would have had to pay more in relocation costs, said Amer Attar, acting city engineer.
The final deal was hammered out at a mediation session in June and approved by unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday night, Aug. 27.
The deal allows the McGills to rent the building from the city through Dec. 31 for $1 per month. If they don’t move out as of Jan. 1, the rent for the month of January would be $2,500. After that, monthly building rent would jump to $5,300 a month.
McGill said on Wednesday that Ranch Muffler will continue to operate from the building through Christmas.
“Oh yeah, we’ll be here,” he said.
The first phase of the $19.5 million Overland Drive extension project involves demolishing the Ranch Muffler building and the building to the west, which houses a car audio business, and extending Overland to Enterprise Circle West.
The bridge part of the project, which is designed to relieve congestion at the Jefferson Avenue intersections with both Winchester and Rancho California roads, will be tackled in the second phase of the project.
After completing the purchase of the Ranch Muffler property, the city will solicit bids for the demolition of those buildings and then work on building the new stretch of Overland, Assistant City Manager Greg Butler said.
That work, which could end up costing around $2 million, is scheduled to start in February and could be complete sometime later in 2014.
If the McGills don’t vacate the building by February, they could be liable for any construction delays, said Attar.
McGill said that won’t be an issue, but declined to comment on long-term plans for his shop until the transaction with the city is complete.
Butler said the city has a little bit of money set aside for the second phase, which helps boost the city’s score when it applies for grants but is far short of the total needed to build the bridge.
The McGills opened their store in 1980, setting up shop on Jefferson Avenue in a semi-trailer near the current location of the Vail Ranch Steak House, a bio on the shop’s website states.
Ranch Muffler moved to the Commerce Center Drive location in 1987, when the city widened Jefferson from two to four lanes.
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TEMECULA: One dollar lease for old City Hall’s second floor

Robinson was alone in the store when robbers bound and gagged him . He was later discovered unconscious by a customer. He died the following morning. Related Content Story: Music store robbery victim dies; suspect sought One suspect is a thin white man with dark hair and possible tattoos on both arms. The second suspect is Asian with dyed red hair with blond tips and colorful tattoos on both arms. Police say both suspects are in their 20s and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The city of Temecula is offering a $25,000 reward in the case.
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A walking tour of Old Town shows off the mix of historic buildings and modern shopping. Family run stores offer an eclectic mix of options, such as locally grown and harvested lavender at the Temecula Lavender Company , or hand pressed organic olive oil at the Temecula Olive Oil Company . The Old Town also offers entertainment with staged re-enactments old west shootouts and the towns infamous bank robbery during its Western Days Festival , and you can enjoy old-time bluegrass music during the Bluegrass Festival . In addition, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater has tons of entertainment options, including dance performances, groove music, cabaret and big band shows, theater favorites, and classical concerts. The Theater works with public, private, and non-profit partners to put on shows almost every night of the week. For the Kids: Temecula also offers a good mix of kid-friendly attractions. Bring the youngsters to Pennypickles Workshop , where they can learn about science in an interactive and fun environment. The museum is actually the house of Professor Phineas T. Pennypickle, a renowned scientist, time traveler, and inventor, who has transformed his home into a maze of puzzles, machines, and secret passageways. After learning about science, take the kids to Zoofari , a wildlife education facility with more than 150 rehabilitated animals from around the world. With a mission to help displaced and abandoned wildlife, the center has partnered with Wild Wonders , to offer a hands-on learning experience that promotes awareness about environmental and wildlife issues.
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Posted by Maggie Avants (Editor) , August 17, 2013 at 05:00 PM Police tape (Patch file photo) Loading… Next Previous Slideshow Download Temecula police are investigating the death Friday of a 20-year-old woman as suspicious. They also have a person of interest in the case that first came to their attention at 3:12 p.m. Friday when a caller reported an unresponsive woman at a residence in the 44000 block of Calle Hilario in the Vail Ranch area of Temecula. The reporting party attempted CPR; however, the female never regained consciousness and was pronounced deceased by responding officers and paramedics, Temecula police Sgt. Jim Erickson stated http://attorney-in-temecula.com/unemployed-due-to-lay-offs/ in a news release issued Saturday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Shirley Corrales, 20, of Temecula. Erickson said investigators from the Temecula Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Central Homicide Unit were summoned to the scene and took control of the investigation. They identified another resident of the house, 26-year-old parolee Edgar Silva, as a person of interest, Erickson said, but were not immediately able to locate him.
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Plans by the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley to build a 24,943-square-foot mosque on a vacant 4-acre plot in northeastern Temecula, next to a Baptist church, have been attacked by opponents who have said the mosque will attract Islamic extremists and overwhelm the neighborhood with traffic congestion and noise. The citys Planning Commission unanimously approved the project in early December, and opponents appealed that ruling to the City Council, which held a packed public hearing on the project starting about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night. This is a great day for all of Temecula, really,” said Imam Mohamoud Harmoush of the Islamic Center. Now I think we must again devote ourselves to reaching out to the community.” Dozens of residents, and speakers from as far away as Los Angeles and Hesperia, voiced their opposition to the center. Most of the criticism focused on the potential traffic congestion that the mosque may create on neighborhood streets, although city planners said an independent traffic study showed the center would have minimal effects. Other speakers hurled visceral attacks against Islam, warning that the mosque would serve as a strategic foothold for extremists bent on undercutting Americas values and laws. “If you want to come here and not abide by our laws, you can just turn around and find another place to live,” said Amy Pina, 42, of Temecula. Just as many residents, including dozens of Muslims living in the Temecula Valley, condemned those attacks as bigoted vitriol born of an ignorance of Islamic beliefs. We are not terrorists. We are victims of terrorists we are victims of fear,” Suhail Fares told the council.
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In winery tasting rooms, gewgaws outnumber corkscrews by impressive ratios. Wineries give up their crushpads for weddings, concerts, corporate retreats, barbecue bashes. It’s said that women of a certain age spill out of white stretch Hummers to pose for pictures in front of the entrance sign at Cougar Winery tops, evidently, are optional. More than any other wine region in California, Temecula is a place to party. Local growers have nothing really against tourism and nothing, certainly, against sales. But having survived the scourge of the glassy winged sharpshooter, the insect pest that helps spread the withering devastation of Pierce’s disease, they now face a much more confounding dilemma: a wholesale indifference on the part of its patrons to the valley’s viticultural strengths.
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Temecula man arrested after $10K in stolen coins recovered

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San Jacinto College will be paying $1 to lease the second floor of the 30,000 square-foot building for three years, as per the terms of an agreement approved this week by the City Council. The vote was 4-0. Mayor Pro Tem Maryann Edwards recused herself from the discussion and vote because her husband works in a nearby building. Its this kind of thinking that will allow us to leverage our collective resources and expand higher education opportunities to this community, which will contribute to the quality of life here and in the region as a whole, not just now but for years to come, said Roger Schultz, the colleges president/superintendent, on Tuesday night. According to city documents, the college will be offering courses and programs that satisfy transfer requirements for four-year schools, vocational and technical programs, basic skills and English-as-a-second-language programs and continuing education programs and classes. Cal. State San Marcos opened a Temecula satellite campus in 2008, the same year MSJC opened its own campus on Enterprise Circle West called the Temecula Education Complex. In 2010, the citys Redevelopment Agency spent around $3 million to rehabilitate a building on the former site of the Joan Sparkman Elementary School on Margarita Road for use by Cal State San Marcos, which does not pay the Temecula Valley Unified School district to rent the space. That sort of deal is no longer possible because Gov. Jerry Brown, as part of his overhaul of the state budget, and the California Legislature dissolved the states 400 redevelopment agencies. Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar said Thursday the citys partnerships with Mt.
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(KABC Photo) Tags: Report a typo TEMECULA, Calif. (KABC) — A man is behind bars after $10,000 worth of stolen silver coins and other items were recovered from a Temecula home on Wednesday, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department news release. Temecula police went to the residence located in the 40200 block of Balboa Drive as part of a stolen property investigation. Investigators received consent from the residents to search the home, where they located the coins as well as stolen firearms and jewelry, the sheriff’s department stated. Andrew Hernandez, 46, of Temecula was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and being a felon in possession of firearms. He was booked into the Southwest Detention Center. Anyone with additional information on this case was asked to contact the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000. (Copyright 2013 KABC-TV/DT.
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Temecula Valley, winegrowing region or party destination?

A new town was surveyed in 1884 and was finally established in 1892. Temecula became one of the largest cattle centers in California. Cattlemen brought their herds from miles away to be shipped through the California Southern Railroad of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe systems. This was the only overland rail between Los Angeles and San Diego at that time. The huge Vail Cattle Ranch surrounded Temecula, but in 1964 the ranch was sold to developers who built hundreds of homes and named their development Rancho California. The Butterfield Stage Line made Temecula one of its stops for going north from San Diego through Los Angeles and beyond. In spite of all the modern day progress of those early ears, Temecula was a wild and violent Cowboy town of the old west. There were many shootings, killings and bank robberies occurring in the town and vicinity. The last man to die in the gas chamber in California was John McNeil, a black smith in Temecula who was convicted of killing his wife in 1936.
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