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Sunday quake shakes Hemet area residents

<strong>Sunday quake shakes Hemet area residents</strong>

Temblor sparks memories of the big one 100 years ago ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck just outside Hemet last Sunday morning, Feb. 10, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor hit at 9:12 a.m. and was centered about […]

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Local government raises funds for historic barn

<strong>Local government raises funds  for historic barn</strong>

San Jacinto City Council forms GoFundMe for Estudillo Barn renovations ■ By Jacob Doane / Contributed The Estudillo Barn in San Jacinto on 7th street is in need of renovation. The city councilmembers of San Jacinto have created a GoFundMe page in order to allow donations and support from the citizens for these renovations. According […]

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Well project to assure Hemet water supply

Replacement well will bolster quality and dependability of city water supply ■ By Tom Jones / Contributed The Hemet City Council has unanimously approved the continuous upgrading of the city’s historically most dependable water well, No.10A, located at 777 Augusta Lane near the intersection of Kirby and Johnston streets. Originally drilled in 1943, the well […]

Political

Brown’s legacy projects won’t happen as planned

■ Thomas D. Elias / Contributed The farther four-term Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown gets from the state Capitol’s “horseshoe” office suite, the less anyone in power has seems to care about completing either of his two “legacy” projects. For one, the fate of the high speed rail “bullet train” project authorized under a 2008 ballot […]

Political

Did the government shutdown gamble with aviation safety?

Critical safety steps skipped with inspectors furloughed, says union president ■ Chronicle News Service For every day the federal government is shut down and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees are impacted, the nation’s aviation system is gambling with aviation safety, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists National President Mike Perrone told Congress on Feb. 13. And while […]

Political

Melendez responds to Governor Newsom’s first State address

■ Jared Yoshiki / Contributed On Feb 12, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s first State of the State address: “Today the Governor acknowledged the need for CEQA reform, a plea made by Republicans for years. We should once and for all halt the practice of giving […]

Opinion

Nuclear power can’t survive, much less slow climate disruption

■ John LaForge / Contributed Donald Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.” Too late. We already have socialism for the rich, with the nuclear power industry as a prime example. On a level playing field, nuclear power would go bust. Those owners get financial supports or subsidies that safe renewables like solar power, […]

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – February 14, 2019

Dear Editor, Howard Rosenthal’s letters in the Valley Chronicle were enlightening. Thank you Mr. Rosenthal! Most people agree City of Hemet is not thriving. Most people suspect City Council of malfeasance. In two separate letters, Howard Rosenthal fully documents City Council’s clear disregard for the law. Most people know about the Brown Act; it stops […]

Crime

Hemet Police search for hit and run driver

■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed Last week, a driver fled the scene after hitting a Hemet middle school student in broad daylight. On Feb. 6, at about 9 a.m., the Hemet Police Department responded to a hit and run traffic collision which occurred near the intersection of San Jacinto Street and Acacia Avenue in […]

Crime

Gang task force facilitates drug bust in the valley

<strong>Gang task force facilitates drug bust in the valley</strong>

■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed Last Wednesday, Task Force Officers (TFO) from the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force conducted a vehicle stop at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Tiber Street in Hemet for a vehicle code violation and arrested two males suspects on suspicion of possessing and selling drugs. TFOs apprehended the […]