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Who is opposed to liberty quarry?

City of Temecula
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
Rancon Group
Wilson Creek Vineyard & Winery
Temecula Creek Inn

...along with hundreds of additional companies, over 150 local physicians and tens of thousands of concerned residents.

If this was the right project in the right location, don't you think that the City of Temecula, the Temecula Valley Chamber and the Pechanga Indians would show their support? WRONG PROJECT ~ WRONG LOCATION!

The Press-Enterprise agrees...the proposed Liberty Quarry is in the WRONG LOCATION.



who we are...

    We are a group of concerned citizens and homeowners in Rainbow, Fallbrook and Southwest Riverside County dedicated to the preservation of the beautiful, pristine hills and open space in the Temecula, Murrieta and Rainbow area.

    Our efforts are currently focused on preventing the approval of a huge open-pit mine on the Temecula border which would destroy the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve directly adjacent to the proposed quarry site, as well as drastically lower our clean air quality, decrease our home values and irreparably harm our booming tourist industry.

    Visiting our site for the first time? Check out our Quarry Facts section for a quick overview of why we are so vehemently opposed to the proposed Liberty Quarry.


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Join us as we celebrate the Season!

Annual SOS-Hills Holiday Gathering and Food Drive
Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Temecula Valley Museum

Please bring good cheer, a dessert or finger food to share, and non-perishable food items.

Pechanga Pu'eska Mountain Day

“The City of Temecula proclaimed Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day as an official local holiday to show gratitude and respectfully recognize Temecula’s deeply rooted Native American culture of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians,” stated Mayor Mike Naggar. “It is our intention that this holiday be celebrated every year as part of the Pechanga and City culture for as long as City Hall stands. Our children, and our children’s children, will be telling this story!” Naggar added.
  Mayor Pro-Tem Maryann Edwards noted that Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day commemorates a story that forever changed our community during the most contentious land development issue ever faced in Riverside County. “In the end, Pechanga reached out and protected all of Temecula, and history has come full circle in the form of this beautiful and sacred Pu’éska Mountain.” One of the Nation’s largest aggregate surface mines slated to destroy the Sacred Creation Area of all Luiseño Indians, and impose harmful quality of life impacts to its surrounding communities, was ultimately stopped by a historical agreement negotiated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. Council Member Jeff Comerchero noted, “What is meaningful and cherished is that this experience unified communities of people both tribal and nontribal to work in unison, and that spirit continues to move us forward.” City Council Member Ron Roberts concurred, “We are all intertwined within our community, and finding common ground is the key to our collective success. As the City Council’s Tribal Liaison for over 20 years, I’m very pleased that this local holiday will give the community time to pause and get to know the culture of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.”
  The holiday is formally observed on November 15th in recognition of November 15, 2012 -the day Pu’éska Mountain was reunited with its original Pechanga landowners. The holiday commemoration is planned for Saturday, November 23rd, a weekend, to accommodate a family-friendly atmosphere and broad community participation. The Pechanga Cultural Resources Department will be on hand to provide various cultural exhibits within the City’s Town Square, Quad and Conference Center including hands-on cultural activities and food samples. At 10:30am, at the front steps of City Hall, the program will renew and reaffirm the City’s Proclamation of Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day as a local holiday. “Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day is a permanent reminder for future generations of a very special moment in the joint history of Temecula and Pechanga,” stated Council Member Chuck Washington. “It is an honor that the Tribe will be sharing and educating the community with their Native culture in the City’s Town Square.”
  “We appreciate this considerate declaration by the City of Temecula,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro. “The struggle to protect our heritage and health served as yet another reminder that our histories – and our futures – are indeed interwoven. We look forward to commemorating this mutually important achievement as one community.”









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