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By Jeff Pack

Pechanga Pu'eska Mountain Day to be celebrated in Old Town Temecula


Last updated 11/9/2018 at 4:43am

Shane Gibson

The fifth annual Pechanga Pu'éska Mountain Day celebration will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, and this year will feature a 30-minute documentary film depicting the history and importance of preserving Pu'eska Mountain.

The event, which is free and open to the public, was first held in 2013, a year after the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians paid more than $20 million for 354 acres of land that would have included a gravel mine – the proposed Liberty Quarry.

The purchase ended years of dispute involving Granite Construction's proposed mine, and area activists, city leaders and the tribe. The...

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