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Saturday, 16 August 2014 04:43


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DATE: SAT, AUGUST 16, 2014

TIME: 8:00AM-2:00PM




Meet Menifee Resident & Business Owner  Cynthia Nemelka

Cynthia Nemelka  is a woman of passion, dedication, and integrity. She is a  mother of 3, grandmother of 3, homeowner and a Menifee business owner. She can be seen at many functions in our great city of Menifee giving of her time and resources to touch a life and  make a difference.Growing up in a happy home with parents and siblings who continually served others, Cynthia learned at an early age that wonderful feeling one gets, when one gives. Her earliest memory ofhelping others, was when she helped her parents, Larry and Dorothy Nemelka, put on one of countless dinner fundraisers for the Boy Scouts around age seven.40+ years she has continued to help her father in scouting, who recently was awarded the BSA Silver Beaver Award, the most prestigious award given to a BSA Leader.

For her 50th Birthday Party, instead of gifts she asked guests to bring backpacks to donate to Menifee children in need. A month later, Cynthia delivered 51 backpacks to the MV Community Cupboard. Cynthia donated water, Gatorade, donuts, food... something every day when the community was out searching for the little boy that we lost last year. Cynthia has held numerous positions from PTA president to acting as a Protocol Liaison for Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita from the Tongan Islands. Since moving to Menifee in 2015 she has been a Director for the MVCC, Sponsors "Athlete of the Month" for all 3 high schools her in Menifee, coaches Youth Volleyball at Valley Wide, cooks a Strawberry French Toast Breakfast for the Cancer Relay for Life each year, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce.As much as she enjoys serving others, she still needs to "bring home the bacon", as she puts it.  After working 16 years for a successful Trial Attorney in Orange County, Cynthia found her "true calling" shortly after her boss in Orange County decided to retire and close his office.

Check out free yoga classes at Sun City Library

The Sun City Library has something else to check out besides books and that's free yoga classes twice a month taught by Susiana Lechiara of Murrieta.Lechiara, originally from Java Island, Indonesia, offers the classes as a way to give back to the community and help others, which she feels is necessary.“It is important to give and keep on giving," she said.She's been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching it for eight years.

She developed an interest in it when she met an Indian yoga teacher in 1989.  She studied with the teacher for a while, but stopped when she became too busy with work and children to attend classes.  In 2004, Lechiara moved from Long Beach to Temecula and then to Murrieta in 2009."When my children and I moved to Temecula, I saw the opportunity to learn yoga well enough to teach it," she said.  "I have been a teacher since 2006 and love it."She’s certified through Yoga Fit and the Arthritis Foundation and has taught at several fitness organizations, including 24 Hour Fitness, Sweat Cardio & Yoga, Power Pro Fitness and Isvara Yoga.  She also taught for the City of Murrieta at its library.  She offers private lessons as well.Lechiara, who only admits to being over 45, has offered classes at the Sun City Library for about a year.  She usually has five to 15 students in the classes and teaches them gentle yoga, which is good for beginners.  The classes at the library are at 11 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 01:00

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Saturday, 19 July 2014 01:25

Tips to Starting Your Own Business

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Tips to Starting Your Own Business

Are you working for Corporate America and suddenly know that is not where you want to spend the rest of your life at?  Do you have a brilliant idea or a passion for a new business?  Have you been downsized? Perhaps now is the time to start putting your plans into place so you can move forward.It is scary when you step out of the box of a safe secure position for something that is unknown and no checks coming in every payday.But believe me the end result is that you will achieve more, live longer and be happier.

Back in the 1980’s when I stepped out of a high paying position to start my own business I was totally scared, I was a single parent with three children and when I quit I had no additional income coming in, and I had no reserve monies as well.  But I knew that if I did not leave I probably would die from the stress of the job as at that time I was supervising over 800 people in Washington, DC in a job I hated.  So I took the steps and quit and then started to set up my Marketing/.PR Consulting Business which I am still running today and have expanded to include, Speaking, Seminars and Coaching.  It was not easy from the beginning and there were days my children said “Mom why don’t you get a regular job” but I never gave up believing that I could do it even though many around me were not there cheering me on.  Back in the 80’s there were no mentors, no coaches and no support system so one had to go it alone, but it can be done and I am going to share some tips that I think are important if you want to start a business.

Friday, 18 July 2014 02:37

LSS Private Safety

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LSS Private Safety

LSS Private Safety was founded by Chief and Owner Mario Contreras in 2011 as a result of the owner seeing the need for a company that could handle specialized safety and security services. With over 35 years combined experience in several Law Enforcement Agencies, Military Army Combat Arms, Air Force Police and Private Security, Chief Mario Contreras, Captain Robert Moreira and Lieutenant Luis Quevedo bring a vision of “Commitment to safety with integrity”.

We believe that if you promise to provide a service, then that is what you should do.A company is only as good as their word, and that especially applies to the safety and security industry. We believe in community integration and participation by means of volunteering resources, man power and promotion of activities that promote decent human interactions and assistance.MISSION STATEMENT “YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIOROTY” LSS Private Safety, is committed to delivering quality services to all the diverse communities we serve. Through partnerships, we are dedicated in providing a safe and secure environment that reduces crime, builds trust and enhances the quality of life. We are also committed to delivering a high standard of customer service to our communities in an effective, responsive and professional way.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:46

Behind this lens

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Behind this lens

Meet Lindsey Natzic-Villatoro. She is a friend, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother of three, and she is a photographer of life. Lindsey writes, "When you are little, adults will often ask you “What do you want to be when you grow up?" And at some point you should know, right? For me, it wasn't until I was about 27 years old that I really knew what I wanted to do with my life.

I had many jobs. You name it, I did it. But “people” were my thing. I needed a job with people, and not just a job surrounding myself with people, but a job where I could help people in a meaningful and creative way. Maybe in a perfect world, I would be a doctor, but school just really wasn’t my thing and having to work a typical 9-5 wasn’t either. So in 2011, I started my own photography business and things really took off for me."  Her daughters keep her on my toes, and motivated!  She photograph anything and everything under the sun.If it can talk or giggle, she will photograph it. Her clientele ranges from celebrities, to everyday people like you and me. Her work has been featured in People magazine, Yahoo News, CNN, the Huffington post, and Bridal Magazine just to name a few. Her work has been published from LA to the UK, from San Diego to China, Germany to Africa. It has been one remarkable adventure. In 2011, the husband of a dear friend of Lindsey's was diagnosed with cancer. As a photographer, it is her passion to capture memories for people in a meaningful way, even if those memories are painful. "I thought it would be amazing to document his journey", Villatoro said.

Menifee Dentist Receives Honor for Art of Dance

The house lights darken, the room quiets, and suddenly the spotlight illuminates two graceful figures that begin to glide across the floor in unison. Such was the scene at last year’s “Menifee’s Got Talent” show hosted by Arts Council Menifee. The featured dance performance by Dr. Ruth Bol and her partner.Bol’s performance added a theatrical presentation for the audience to enjoy, which complimented the show.

Arts Council Menifee has selected Bol for its July recipient of “Artist of the Month” honor.Dr. Bol’s artistic curiosity started as a young girl.  Her passion in theatre and the arts were evident as a child. But her journey to the theater stage was met with hindrances.“I struggled with childhood obesity”, recalls Bol. At her heaviest, she was190 pounds and wore a size 18 pants. Her mother was very concerned about her health and sought advice from a physician when she was 11 years old, who prescribed a weight loss diet and exercise plan.As a tool to assist in her battle with weight loss, she turned to dancing as her exercise.  She began by creating several dance videos at home, and soon had built enough confidence to join her middle school dance and theater team.Upon entering high school she had successfully shed over 60 pounds and even made the cheerleading team. She continued to enjoy dancing, and learned all of the technical elements including costumes, sets and lighting to complete the context of the work and the theatrical presentation of it for an audience.


Former local Nia Sanchez crowned Miss USA

Former Menifee resident Nia Sanchez, 24, won the title of Miss USA 2014 on the evening of June 8at the Baton Rouge Civic Center inLouisiana.  Sanchez’s family cheered her from the audience while hometown friends followed the pageantvia social media.  It wasn’ttelevised live on the West Coast so Sanchez’s friends discovered that she’d won before NBC even broadcast the pageant that night.

“I’m so excited,” Sanchez said after the three-hour pageant. “It’s a dream come true.”Dressed in a stunning, bright red gown, Sanchez seemed to cinch the title after confidently answering a judge’s question about how to solve sexual assaults of female students on college campuses.  She responded that it was importantfor women to defend themselves and bring awareness to the issue."I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves," she said. "Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that's something that we should start toreally implement for a lot of women."At the age of 8, Sanchez started taekwondo lessons to learn self-defense and build her confidence.  She’s a certified instructor now and has a Forth Degree Black Belt.Sanchez beat out 50 other contestants from all the states and the District of Columbia for the title of 63rd Miss USA.  She will represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.Her other past titles include Miss Citrus Valley USA 2009, Miss Riverside County USA 2011 and Miss Hollywood USA 2012.  She also competed in Miss California USA 2010 and was 2nd runner-up.  

Temecula park visitors get hooked on street artwork made from yarn

Colorful yarn pom poms, crocheted flowers, and knitted garlands are adorning trees in front of the Temecula Valley Museum and prompting people to ask, "What's going on?"The answer is yarn splashing, a street artwork created in the late 1990s by knitters and crocheters that beautifies public places.  It's finally come to Temecula thanks to a Yarn Splash exhibition that the museum has organized this summer with help from the Temecula Valley Women's Club.Museum Services Manager Tracy Frick developed the exhibition idea after learning about yarn splashingon a website.

 She thought it would be a creative way to draw visitors to Sam Hicks Monument Park where the museum is located."I'm always looking for ways to attract people to the park," Frick said. “We have knitting, crochet and macramé represented," said Beverly Webb, chair of the TVWC's committee for the museum.  She knits,crochets and macramés and created the macramé draping the park’s mission bell.Frick doesn’t do yarn arts and is in awe of the artists’ installations such as the one on the park’s gazebo.  The Sun City Needlecraft Club has covered the gazebo’s columns with patriotic stars and stripes using with red, white and blue yarn.  They also put a whimsical yarn flower garden around the outside of the gazebo.At the museum's bazaar on June 7, crocheters Charlotte Horton of Murrieta and Debra Mosely of Temecula saw the yarn splashed trees.  They both thought it was a novel way to beautify the park."It's cool," Mosely said.  "I never heard of it before."Mosely was at the bazaar selling her crocheted crafts.  She can knit too, but prefers crochet because it's more fun. 

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