New owners of Yorkshire Village host grand re-opening

<strong>New owners of Yorkshire Village host grand re-opening</strong>

Joel Halpern and Avi Hegman step in the shoes of previous owners and founders, Kathleen and Colin Taylor ■ By Robin Underwood / Reporter Joel Halpern and Avi Hegman, the newfound owners of Yorkshire Village, took on the vision of founders and long-time Hemet residents, Kathleen and Colin Taylor with a grand re-opening on June […]


Soboba Casino Resort reaches new milestone in construction

<strong>Soboba Casino Resort reaches new milestone in construction</strong>

Walls and halls have been constructed and fixtures are arriving, interior is well underway ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The Soboba Casino Resort is underway to create a replacement facility with plenty of upgrades and architectural improvements. Scaffolding is starting to come down as each section of the hotel’s exterior gets a final coat […]


Riverside County kicks off animal-friendly camp

<strong>Riverside County kicks off animal-friendly camp</strong>

Two St. Bernards bring smiles and education to ‘Critter Kiddz’ ■ Riverside County Department Animal Services Two St. Bernard dogs visited the Riverside County Department of Animal Services Critter Kiddz Camp on July 9. Campers also participated in other animal-related activities the rest of the week. The two week-long summer camp is part of an […]


LDS church dishes up 4th of July breakfast

<strong>LDS church dishes up 4th of July breakfast</strong>

■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted an Independence Day breakfast for the public on July 4. Their Fruitvale and Diamond Valley Ward members were up at dawn, setting up tables and chairs preparing breakfast for a crowd of around 200 people. By 8 a. […]

School Life

Scholarship program at The Village awards over $36,000

<strong>Scholarship program at The Village awards over $36,000</strong>

16 award winners receive scholarships and grants at retirement community ■ Michele Ryneal / Contributed The Annual Scholarship Awards were presented at The Village Retirement Community on Tuesday, June 26. The award recognizes those committed to strengthening future leaders in the community and supporting the pursuit of higher education amongst The Village employees. The Village […]

School Life

Hemet Unified holds first district-wide student essay contest

<strong>Hemet Unified holds first  district-wide student essay contest</strong>

■ Hemet Unified School District Hemet Unified School District created its first district-wide student essay contest. However, this contest was unique because although it was created to recognize students, it expanded to mutually benefit staff by gaining a better understanding of the students they serve. Educators are continually asking “what is best for students?” Based […]


July 4 San Jacinto Hometown Parade Memories

<strong>July 4 San Jacinto Hometown Parade Memories</strong>

Below is a collection of photos taken by The Valley Chronicle volunteer photographers during and after the recent July 4 parade and the street party that followed. City officials estimated that some 5,000 people turned out to see about 475 participants traveling over the parade route that was 0.8 miles. The parade grand marshall was […]

Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner: How do we know if Christianity is true?

<strong>Clergy Corner: How do we know if Christianity is true?</strong>

Its belief system provides us a foundation for understanding the meaning of life ■ Dennis Rasmussen / Contributed Out of all the religions in the world, how do we know that Christianity is true? One way is to examine the system of truth, or worldview, present in Christianity to see if it corresponds to the […]

Arts & Culture

Shrek visits the Ramona Bowl

<strong>Shrek visits the Ramona Bowl</strong>

Summer Youth Theatre presented Shrek the Musical, Jr. last Monday and Tuesday ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter With the help of local student actors and their parents, the Ramona Bowl Summer Youth Theatre program reenacted the events of Shrek’s whirlwind adventure in “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” at the Ramona Bowl last Monday, July 2, […]


Answers to Sue Savage’s questions

Dear Editor, I am a voting resident of Hemet District 1. My neighbors and I have been discussing the blatant personal animosity between an individual named Sue Savage and the Hemet city council, city employees, and other elected officials. Frankly, we are appalled by what we are reading in the local paper and hearing at […]