Custom Built Truck Saves Vehicles from Landfill

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Custom Built Service Truck at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 21, 2014) – Customers at Pechanga Resort & Casino who find themselves with a dead car battery have recently been met by a vehicle that looks more like it should be at a hot rod auto show. For eight months, the five person auto mechanic shop at Pechanga Resort & Casino carefully spent any minute of downtime building a small-profile service truck completely from scrap. In the process, they saved four outdated resort passenger shuttles from hitting the scrapyard indefinitely. Read More

Ridesharing Proves Profitable

swf_defaultTEMECULA, Calif. (April 21, 2014) – Just in time for Earth Day 2014 (April 22), eye opening numbers have just been released by the IE511 Ridesharing program for one major Southern California employer’s smog-reducing efforts. Pechanga Resort and Casino employees, encouraged to use the company’s rideshare program, have eliminated the equivalent of 114,745 pounds of pollution and 378,160 driving trips. IE511.org, the one-stop phone and web service for transportation information in Southern California’s Inland Empire, compiled the information on Pechanga, a program partner for the last seven years.

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Team Pechanga Laces Up Shoes & Raises Thousands to Fight Diabetes

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People in Team Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 16, 2014) – On a recent Saturday, the largest team of participants in the Temecula Valley Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual walk, the team from Pechanga Resort & Casino, put one foot in front of the other at a local minor league baseball stadium. They set out on their journey for the morning to remember a fellow team member who one month earlier passed away from type 1 diabetes, and to raise money for research to work toward eradicating the disease.

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K-Frog Cares Concert Update

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Jana Kramer

Due to an illness, Jana Kramer will be unable to perform on Friday, April 18 at the K-Frog Cares Concert.  We hope she feels better soon and look forward to having her out to perform for us again in the near future.  The show will go on with Katie Armiger and Natalie Stovall and The Drive starting at 7pm and we look forward to seeing everyone at what’s sure to be an amazing benefit for Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.  Tickets are still available for just $15. For tickets, click here.

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LPGA Players Hit Journey to Raise Money for Foundation

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LPGA Players at Journey at Pechanga

 TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 8, 2014) – Coming off a nearly week-long majors stint in the Palm Springs area, many of the LPGA’s top players headed west on Monday, April 7 to play amid the Temecula Valley wine country and support a worthy cause. Nineteen pro players, along with 101 other golfers, participated in the 2nd Annual KoreAm Pro-Am, an event that hosts LPGA invited players and raises awareness for the LPGA Foundation whose mission is to empower and inspire girls and women through the game, on the links at Journey at Pechanga. LPGA pros including Chella Choi, Vicky Hurst and Birdie Kim joined together with invited guests to take on the challenging, championship Journey at Pechanga. Read More

Pechanga Wins Platinum Business of the Year Award

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Pechanga Wins Platinum Business of the Year Award

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 25, 2014) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, one of the largest resort/casinos in the western United States, has been recognized by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and its constituents as the Platinum Business of the Year. Each year, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce honors exceptional businesses, service and charitable organizations and individuals. Chamber of Commerce members nominate those they feel to be outstanding in their service to the community, in business values and in leadership. Pechanga Resort & Casino won the distinction from a field of 10 nominees including businesses in healthcare, wineries, manufacturing, sales, and hospitality. The award winners and nominees were honored at a black tie gala held in late February at Pechanga Resort & Casino. 

So Cal Teacher Shows Off New Hybrid at School

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Pechanga Poker Prius Winner

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 31, 2014) – Dan Baker of Wildomar, Calif. will be celebrating spring and adding fewer carbon emissions to the environment thanks to the brand new car he won in the Spring Fling Car Giveaway at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Poker Room. Baker, a teacher, smiled from ear to ear as he sat inside his new 2014 Toyota Prius worth more than $25,000.00 and posed for pictures. Pechanga Poker players qualified for the car drawing during the two days prior to the winner being selected. Drawings were held every 30 minutes for 10 hours each day. Each hour, two winners pocketed $200 (total of $8,000 in cash prizes) and were entered to win the sporty hybrid. After the stroke of midnight on Friday, March 28, the grand finale drawing was held in the Pechanga Poker Room. Dan Baker said he could not believe his ears when the announcer called his name. Read More

2 Winners Drive Off in Mini Coopers at Pechanga

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Linda Kittle Won the 1st of 2 Mini Coopers

Temecula, Calif. (March 4, 2014) Two lucky winners in one week drove home in sporty Mini Coopers from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. Linda Kittle of San Fernando and Tung Tran of Murrieta, Calif. both won in two separate drawings as part of the Lunar New Year celebration at the resort/casino. Out of thousands of entries in the drawing drum, Linda Kittle emerged the winner of the February 21 drawing and Tung Tran came forward more automotive endowed at the February 28 event.   Continue reading

Pennies Turn Into Quarter Mil for Anaheim Winner

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$295K Winner Natosha Heard Smiles for the Camera

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 4, 2014) – Single mother of a four-year-old girl, Natosha Heard, had been having some bad luck the last few months. The transmission on her unreliable car had died and she was driving a rental car. Payments for the rental car and other bills had begun to pile up. On Sunday, March 2, she managed to get a day off from tending to patients and health care providers as a health care insurance representative. She opted to spend some time playing a $0.01 “Let’s Make a Deal” slot machine at Pechanga Resort & Casino. It was getting late in the afternoon and before she was about to drive home to Anaheim, she took the slot machine reels for one more spin. In less than one second, lights began flashing, bells began ringing, and Natosha began screaming. She hit the winning combination to score the progressive jackpot worth $295,423.30.

Click HERE to see her story in the Orange County Register.

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Lucky Gaming & Dining Specials on St. Paddy’s Day

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Dining & Gaming Specials for St.Pat’s Day

TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 3, 2014) – With St. Patrick’s Day only a couple of weeks away, many wonder how they may find the luck of the Irish. On Monday, March 17, guests at Pechanga Resort & Casino will not need leprechauns or lucky charms to experience great deals on dining and excitement on the casino floor. Six of the resort’s restaurants feature cuisine specials, and from 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m., slot and table games players have the chance to win $500 in EasyPlay® every 30 minutes. For more information, visit www.Pechanga.com or call toll free (877) 711-2946. Read More