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FOX TV to Tape Comedy Show @ Pechanga Comedy Club – You’re Invited!

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Temecula Stand Up Comic Taylor Tomlinson

TEMECULA, Calif. – After a successful first season run on FOX Television Stations, the comedy program “Laughs” will be coming back to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula in search of the next big wave of standup comics. “Laughs’” second season standup comedians have been hand-selected by producers and talent scouts. Each prepares a five to six minute set for a live audience at the Pechanga Comedy Club. The best minute or two of each comic’s stage time is edited into the show, making it a fast-paced and dynamic broadcast airing on 11 FOX Television and MyNetwork stations across the country.

For complimentary tickets, visit LaughsLive.com and enter promotional code NEWLAUGHS. “Laughs” tapes inside the Pechanga Comedy Club beginning in August and continuing through December. Shows start at 8:00p.m. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.   Read More

Preschool Teacher Wins Windfall Playing Pechanga Bingo

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Roxane Jordan Won $72,067 Playing Pechanga Bingo

TEMECULA, Calif. – (July 21, 2015) – A preschool teacher is about to start the school year off in a fantastic way after winning $72,067.00 playing bingo at Pechanga Bingo inside Pechanga Resort & Casino. Roxane Jordan of Gilbert, Ariz. won the cash windfall on a Monday afternoon while on a southern California vacation to visit friends and family. She sat in one of the comfortable booths at the 700-seat, modern bingo facility and matched the numbers using a handheld electronic bingo player. During her winning game, the shape needed to win was called a “small crazy arrow.” Meanwhile, Jordan also managed to connect the right combination of numbers which triggered the $72,067.00 MP Bingo progressive jackpot.  Read More

Journey At Pechanga Listens to Golfers, Changes 18th Green

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Journey’s 18th Green Now More Forgiving

TEMECULA, Calif. — (July 20, 2015) – Journey at Pechanga, the championship 18-hole golf course on the Pechanga Resort & Casino grounds, announces it has bid adieu to the 18th hole’s severe Biarritz green. Too many frustration-toned online comments and chatter overheard in the 19th hole that golfers were left scratching their heads by the green caused course management to make a sweeping and softening change. Heavy machinery and greenskeepers moved in in late May to start the process of raising and diminishing the large side to side dip in the middle of the green. They completed the project in late June which brought the Biarritz from a rigid taco shell to a smooth, slightly curved potato chip.  Read More

Readers of USA TODAY Name Pechanga the #1 Casino in U.S.

10best logoTEMECULA, Calif. — (June 30, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com,  part of USA TODAY Travel, that ended Monday, June 22. The Native American owned and operated resort/casino claims the top spot after four weeks of voting by readers. It edged out well-known resort/casinos including the Bellagio, Borgata and L’Auberge in established gaming destinations such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the South. Pechanga, the largest resort/casino in the state, initially made the 10Best.com list, along with two other California resort/casinos.  Read More

Sushi Chef with Ties to Iron Chef Takes Over at Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar

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Chef Kiyokuni Ikeda at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (June 24, 2015) – Kiyokuni Ikeda, a self-taught sushi chef who dropped out of high school to aid his ailing father, has landed the top job at Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar at Pechanga Resort & Casino. After spending nearly 15 years working at prestigious sushi restaurants in Philadelphia such as Zama and Morimoto (of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto fame), Ikeda is happy to call Southern California home.

Though they lived in Tokyo, Chef Ikeda’s parents ran a successful coffee and soba noodle shop in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, more than two hours away. He helped in the shop occasionally as a child, but he recalls one singular moment when food opened his eyes to another world.

“When I was 10 years old, I tried an Egg McMuffin. It was kind of a shock to me, in a good way,” Chef Ikeda explained. “The texture and flavor were so different from anything I’d ever eaten before. English muffins weren’t something you could find at the market, and in Japan, or at least in my family, we never cooked eggs that way.”  Read More

NEW GOLFERS MASSAGE PRIMES & SOOTHES MUSCLES BEFORE & AFTER TIME ON THE LINKS

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Golfers Massage at Spa Pechanga

Temecula, Calif — (June 24, 2015) – Spa Pechanga at Pechanga Resort & Casino introduces its newest massage treatment specifically for golfers who want to relax after a round, or who want to loosen up before tee times. The Golfers Massage incorporates deep tissue and Swedish massage, aromatherapy techniques, plus alternating cool and hot on tired muscles. The 50-minute treatment concentrates on areas golfers use most – the upper and lower back, shoulders and forearms. The Golfers Massage can be booked for $125 at Spa Pechanga, open from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (877) 711-2WIN to make a reservation, or visit www.Pechanga.com/Spa for more information.  Read More

100th Ace at Journey at Pechanga Wins Golfer a Cadillac

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Roger Thai hit 100th Hole in 1 @ Journey

TEMECULA Calif. — (May 4, 2015) – Journey at Pechanga championship golf course, opened in 2008 in Southern California, recently awarded its 100th hole in one. Roger Thai, a dentist from Westlake Village, Calif., came to the resort/casino course to play in a tournament raising money for children who have undergone open heart surgery. He hit the ace on Hole No. 8, a 220-yard, par 3, and won a 2015 white Cadillac CTS worth $50,000, courtesy of Paradise Chevrolet. Read More

Journey’s End Wedding Featured on TheKnot.com

theknotTemecula, Calif. — (April 21, 2015) — One of the top wedding planning sites in the world, TheKnot.com, features a gorgeous black and white themed wedding that was set amid the ancient coastal oaks of Journey at Pechanga and Journey’s End.

See TheKnot.com’s wedding feature, shot by Murrieta, California’s London Light Photography HERE.

World-Acclaimed Pastry Chef Takes Over Sweet Department

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Jean-Jacques Granet Takes Over Pastry Department

 

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Pechanga Ranks No. 2 Best Casino Outside of Vegas

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From: USA Today Travel

 TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 16, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino represents Southern California proudly as the No. 2 best casino outside of Las Vegas as ranked by USA Today Travel. In an online visual slide show  presentation called “Leaving Las Vegas: The best casinos outside of Las Vegas,” Pechanga Resort & Casino is described as “modern and inviting.”

The article continues by highlighting the massiveness of the casino floor (about a quarter mile end to end), the luxurious amenities of the 517-rooms and suites, the ability to get some rest and relaxation in the on-site spa or on the golf course, and dining at the resort’s 11 restaurants. Atlantis Resort Casino in Reno, Nev. Came in at No. 1.

Top Ten Casinos Outside of Las Vegas – As named by USA Today Travel:
1. Atlantis Casino Resort – Reno, Nev.
2. Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula, Calif.
3. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, Fla.
4. Casino Arizona – Scottsdale, Ariz.
5. L’Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles, La.
6. Viejas Resort & Casino – San Diego, Calif.
7. Little Creek Casino Resort – Shelton, Wash.
8. Seneca Niagra Resort & Casino – Niagra Falls, N.Y.
9. Four Winds Casino  – Harbor County region, Mich.
10. The Silverado-Franklin – Deadwood, S.D.