Enjoy a ghoulish night exploring “History’s Dark Side: Murders and Ghosts of Temecula’s Past”

TEMECULA, Calif., – Is there any better time for spooky stories than the Halloween season? The Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library (30600 Pauba Road) and presenter Dale Garcia are celebrating Halloween with History’s Dark Side: Murders and Ghosts of Temecula’s Past.

The frightfully fun presentation runs from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021.


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As the proprietor of Old Town Temecula Candlelight Walking Tours, Dale Garcia provides historical information and stories during tours of Old Town Temecula and Vail Headquarters. Garcia is a resident of Temecula and has been actively involved in the historical community for over 30 years.

These tours bring the history of Temecula to life, going back to the days of pioneers, cowboys, and other notable figures. Garcia volunteers at the Temecula Valley Museum and has long thought of himself as an unofficial custodian of Temecula history.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Temecula Libraries and is open to adults ages 18 and over. Space is limited and carpooling is encouraged. For additional information, please call (951) 693-8900.

Submitted by: City of Temecula

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.