Readers to see change in Easy Ad format

<strong>Readers to see change in Easy Ad format </strong>

Content, including puzzles and games, will remain in tact ■ By Chris Smith / advisory editor Chronicle and Easy Ad readers will notice a change in the format of the two publications with this issue. Instead of being inserted each week into the newspaper, Easy Ad has been integrated into the regular pages of the […]


‘Minor’s Gold’ wins national tournament

<strong>‘Minor’s Gold’ wins national tournament</strong>

How a generational love for baseball molded a dedicated coach ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter When we think of champions and Las Vegas in the same instance, it’s usually along with heavyweight prize fights. One may wonder how did our little town of Hemet capture the headlines by winning a national tournament in Las […]

Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner: Imagine yourself free from your suffering

<strong> Clergy Corner: Imagine yourself free from your suffering</strong>

■ Rev. Kent Leydens / Contributed T. S. Eliot began his poem The Wasteland, writing “April is the cruelest month.” I wonder if these days we may write, “December is the cruelest month.” Eliot’s lament was that springtime meant the vast armies assembled in Europe would move from winter slumber to begin again their slaughter […]

School Life

Hemet Unified students receive seal of multiliteracy

<strong>Hemet Unified students receive seal of multiliteracy</strong>

■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed 47 Hemet Unified students from Tahquitz High School, Hemet High School, and West Valley High School were recognized by Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) for receiving the Seal of Multiliteracy. This prestigious award verifies that the student has a high level of proficiency in another language. The […]

School Life

Hemet student could be sent to space

<strong>Hemet student could be sent to space</strong>

■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed A senior at Western Center Academy is making quite a name for herself in the science world. Last year, Krystal Horton won a first place special award at the International Science and Engineering Fair with another fellow student. This year, her work around nature reserves has been published […]

School Life

Wait, what? Scholarships are taxable?

<strong>Wait, what? Scholarships are taxable?</strong>

Everyone knows about scholarships. They’re no-strings-attached money to help students pay for their higher education. Right? Usually, but not always. In some cases, there are significant strings attached – including situations in which scholarships are treated as taxable income. While unusual, it’s important for students, their families and scholarship providers to understand all the implications. […]


Will lawmakers gift utilities another fire bailout?

■ By Thomas D. Elias / Contributed California’s big utilities breathed easily in the early fall this year, relieved by a new state law that seemed to guarantee they would never go bankrupt over liabilities from fires caused by their equipment. But that relief lasted only until the Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires flared up […]


Fox News taps WSJ’s Gerry Baker for primetime show

<strong>Fox News taps WSJ’s Gerry Baker for primetime show</strong>

Show featuring industry leaders to air Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET FOX Business Network (FBN) has debuted a new weekly primetime show hosted by The Wall Street Journal’s Editor-at-Large Gerry Baker. Brian Jones, president of the Fox Business Network, says the program, entitled WSJ At Large with Gerry Baker, will air Fridays at 9:30 p.m. […]


MVP Spotlight: Lelaau Tuia and Elikai Crompton

<strong>MVP Spotlight: Lelaau Tuia and Elikai Crompton</strong>

She plays volleyball and hopes to ace college, he plays water polo and hopes to swim in Hawaii ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter We all understand how hard it can be for our local high schools to choose just one MVP each season; There are many good ones to choose from! But West Valley […]


HJTA 2018 scorecard identifies taxpayer allies, foes

■ BY Jon Coupal / Contributed In 2018, perhaps scared off by the specter of an upcoming election and the recall of state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, the California Legislature approved no new taxes for only the second time in the last six years. This was a radical departure from a year earlier, when three […]