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By Jeff Pack

Move to rename Vail Dam halted for the time being


Last updated 12/20/2018 at 11:22pm

An effort to consider renaming Vail Dam in honor of Ben Drake, who recently succumbed to cancer and was an important influence on Temecula Valley Wine Country during his career, has been paused.

The agenda item, brought by Rancho California Water District board of directors’ Vice President Danny Martin slated for discussion at the Dec. 13 meeting, was pulled for consideration at a later date.

Before the meeting, local author and historian Rebecca Farnbach circulated an email to regional press outlets in opposition to the name change.

“I want you to be aware of this and to understand...

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Reader Comments

tomsuttle writes:

Rebecca Farnbach is absolutely, completely, unarguably right about this matter. Sometimes things near to us in time can obscure a much, much bigger picture.


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