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Handmade Gingerbread Houses Now on the Market at Pechanga

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Gingerbread Houses at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Dec. 2, 2014) – While Southern California home sales have dipped to a three-year low according to CoreLogic®, the market for sweet pads big enough for the gingerbread man and his family is heating up at one southland resort. This holiday season, Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in-house bakery team is preparing, building and decorating hand-crafted gingerbread houses and offering them to prospective buyers. These homes come fully loaded and turnkey for gift giving or for those with a hankering for an abode on which to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Those looking for a brand new gingerbread home can find them in an easily accessed location at the 24-hour Caffe Cocoa inside the popular Temptations Food Walk at Pechanga, at Blends Coffee & Wine Bar just inside the Pechanga Hotel Lobby and at the Pechanga Coffee Cart by the Motorcoach Entrance. These homes feature amenities such as hand-drawn insulation (icing) and real curb appeal with colorful holiday sweet treats lining the outside. If buyers are careful transporting the homes, no insurance is required, property tax is waived and goodwill equity can be earned by giving one of the Pechanga gingerbread homes to someone else. These handmade gingerbread houses come in two different floor plans. The 12-inch by six inch house, the larger of the two models sell for $50 and the 10-inch by six inch house sells for $35. They will be on the market until Christmas or until all units have been snapped up by buyers.

101Year Young So Cal Woman Celebrates B-Day at Pechanga

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Chef Martin Venegas & Ruth Passavant (101 yrs old)

TEMECULA, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Not many people can say they have seen the advent of indoor plumbing, the automobile, the telephone, radio, or television, let alone living through the women’s suffrage movement, the Great Depression, and the administrations of 17 United States presidents. Ruth Passavant of Seal Beach, Calif. is one of those people. For her 101st birthday, she made one of her regular bus trips to Pechanga Resort & Casino. Ruth, her granddaughter, three-year old great granddaughter and friend from her senior community celebrated her milestone (she says everything after 100 is a milestone) with a low key, yet upscale dinner at the resort’s Great Oak Steakhouse. Following dinner, the restaurant’s chef brought Ruth her favorite dessert, a crème brȗlée with glazed fruit. As the sprightly senior posed for a photo with the chef Martin Venegas, she turned to him and said, “My, you’re handsome,” to which the chef noticeably blushed.

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Ruth’s Birthday Dessert-Creme Brulee

Ruth’s granddaughter, Kami Gremillion, of Bakersfield, Calif. told restaurant staff that her “nana” is still as sharp as ever. Kami said for Ruth’s 100th birthday, someone gave her a cardboard cutout of actor Channing Tatum. She danced with the cutout that night and still has it in her living room. Ruth and her friends often take bus trips to Pechanga Resort & Casino for the social aspect and to do something different from their everyday routines.

Pechanga Resort & Casino wishes Ruth many more happy birthdays!

$1500 in Prizes for Costume Contest During Eagle’s Nest Halloween Party

– Sweet Treats to Be Award During Pechanga’s Halloween Festivities –

Eagle's Nest Halloween PosterTEMECULA, Calif. – The Eagle’s Nest at Pechanga Resort & Casino will host frighteningly fun festivities on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31. The rooftop nightclub will host a costume contest with $1,500 in prizes. Getting the party started with a live DJ at 8:00 p.m., the club will award first and second place honors for both male and female partygoers. While there is a $10 cover charge, guests in costumes get in free. Eagle’s Nest guests will have the opportunity to win promotional cards which may be redeemed at any Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurant outlet.

Costume guidelines include:
- no masks
- no heavy face paint
- no real or simulated weapons
- no real or simulated nudity
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Pechanga Wins Big with Eight Top Honors in Industry “Best of” Awards

Casino AwardsTEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Voted on by readers of Casino Player Magazine in their annual “Best of Gaming: 2014 Native Southwest” poll and by readers of the Southern California Gaming Guide in its Best Casinos AwardsPechanga Resort & Casino was recognized with many top accolades, placing first in a remarkable eight categories. Winning the classifications of “Best Golf Course,” “Best Hosts,” “Best Table Game Tournaments,” “Best Video Poker” and “Casino with the Best Facebook Page” in Casino Player, Pechanga lives up to its Four Diamond property designation. Readers gave top nods to Pechanga for “Best Casino Resort,” “Best Resort Rooms” and “Best Poker” in the Southern California Gaming Guide.

“At Pechanga we strive to provide a truly exceptional experience to all of our guests – on the casino floor, at the hotel, in the spa and on the golf course, so to be recognized by those guests for our efforts is an honor,” said Rudy Prieto, Pechanga Resort & Casino General Manager. Read More

No Vampires, But A Blood Bank Draws Red Just in Time for Halloween at Pechanga RV Resort

2012_0204 RV Park_IMG_0106_HDR DK Photoshop v1TEMECULA, Calif. — (Oct. 6, 2014) – It can be a scary sight when not enough people who need blood have it available. Just before Halloween, the Pechanga RV Resort hosts a blood drive from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The San Diego Blood Bank will have their rolling bloodmobile on site at the Pechanga RV Clubhouse, and clinicians will be on hand to collect pints of blood from as many donors as possible. Everyone who signs up to donate will be given a raffle ticket to win free nights at the Pechanga RV Resort, gift cards for the Pechanga Buffet, hats and more. Raffle winners will be chosen at random and notified on Wednesday, October 29. Donors will also receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the San Diego Blood Bank. Read More

Wounded Vets, Homeless Children, Youth in Crises & Foster Youth Benefit After 2-Day Charity Tournament

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4 Charities Receive Donations from Pechanga Charity Golf Classic

Pechanga Indian ReservationCalif., (Aug. 27 2014) - Pechanga hosted a two-day charity golf tournament last week that that raised  more than $100,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, School on Wheels, Operation SafeHouse, and United Friends of the Children.

In its 16th year, the Pechanga Charity Golf Classic has brought together Tribal government and Indian gaming industry leaders to raise nearly $1 million for vital nonprofits throughout the region. The event has grown in recent years to a two-day event that now includes more than 300 golfers on the championship Journey at Pechanga course.

“We deeply appreciate the work these non-profits do for our wounded veterans, homeless children, and young people,” said Patrick Murphy, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “We’re humbled to be in a position to support this important work that will lead to better outcomes for people throughout our region. Although Iraq and Afghanistan are not in the headlines like before, we can never forget the thousands of soldiers who served and sacrificed and will need our support for decades to come.”   Read More

Cool Off With Refreshing Summer Dessert & Drink Specials

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Blends Cookies N Cream Frappucino

TEMECULA, Calif. – (August 7, 2014) – With the mercury still reaching toward the 100 mark in many areas around Southern California, locals and visitors look for places where they can cool down and get refreshed. Next time beating the heat is in order, Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the perfect respite with an array of frozen treats and drinks, plus 24/7 air conditioning.

The resort’s newest place to pick up a sustainably harvest and locally roasted coffee or latte offers frozen blended java drinks. Blends Coffee & Wine Bar offers the blended cookies and cream frappe, a temptation guests will not want to share. Blends also features iced coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and an array of blended coffee drinks. Blends also offers more than 15 wines by the glass, many of them crisp and chilled white and sparkling wines.  Read More

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

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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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.