Hemet firefighters host 2018 open house

<strong>Hemet firefighters host 2018 open house</strong>

Public gets a close-up look at the people and equipment keeping them safe ■ Chronicle News Staff The Hemet Fire Department opened its doors last weekend and invited the public in to see their equipment, people, and operations. The annual open house was a particular eye-opener for the children of Hemet who were awe struck […]


Love rules at the pawn shop

A broken heart, a pawned ring and a trip to church all conspire ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter When Mario Giacco from New York met Alex Johnson in Hemet things started to happen. It all started on a sort of blind date through Zoosk Dating Service, but wait…not to let the cart get ahead […]


October takes on special meaning at The Wheelhouse

<strong>October takes on special meaning at The Wheelhouse</strong>

Hemet’s skate rink offers untapped family fun and exercise ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor When people who live in Hemet dryly say that there is “nothing to do” in town that is good family fun, they overlook one of the area’s most iconic landmarks: The Wheelhouse roller skating rink. Roller skating has been […]


Hemet Public Library goes 24/7

<strong>Hemet Public Library goes 24/7</strong>

Library finds a way to meet mounting demand for services ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed What do you do when faced with limited hours and staff but high community demand? The team at Hemet Public Library has tackled this problem through creative thinking and innovative solutions. “With only nine staff members, self-service has been the […]


Oldlympics Awards Banquet 2018

<strong>Oldlympics Awards Banquet 2018</strong>

Tuesday evening capped off record-breaking Oldlympics season with accolades and appetizers galore ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Few local sporting competitions create as much buzz as the Oldlympics. And this year, the games set new records! The 34th Annual Oldlympic Games concluded their gangbuster season on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with their annual awards banquet […]


Titans felled by bird strike

<strong>Titans felled by bird strike</strong>

Tahquitz football had tough game against Citrus Hill last Friday ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Having two undefeated teams on the gridiron is the football illustration of the age-old conundrum: an unstoppable force versus an immovable object. That conundrum played out at Tahquitz High School on Friday, Oct. 5, as the as-of-yet undefeated Tahquitz […]


Lady Mustangs render Hawks flightless

<strong>Lady Mustangs render Hawks flightless</strong>

Girls Volleyball: West Valley defeats Citrus Hill at Senior Night beating the Hawks to take spot in CIF for first time in three years ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Being at the top of your game means staying on top of your game. The West Valley High School volleyball girls had to keep this […]

Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner: What it means by saying grace

<strong>Clergy Corner: What it means by saying grace</strong>

■ Michael Falgout / Contributed It was our oldest son who first brought it to my attention. “Why do we say, ‘Thank you, seed,’ before we eat dinner?” The simple answer is: we don’t. But, when our youngest says grace before our evening meal, that is what it sounds like. I honestly don’t know who […]

School Life

SJUSD College Kickoff event

<strong>SJUSD College Kickoff event</strong>

Countywide celebration encourages students to explore college options ■ By SJUSD / Contributed San Jacinto Unified School District (SJUSD) held its annual College Kickoff on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as part of the Riverside County College Kickoff Day events. College Kickoff is an opportunity to promote the college application season and help students throughout Riverside County […]

School Life

West Valley preps students for elections

<strong>West Valley preps students for elections</strong>

Student government registers future student voters ■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed The California Department of Education, along with the State of California, observed High School Voter Education Week from Sept. 17-28. In recognition of the week, the CDE and State of California emphasized the importance of ensuring that students are learning to become […]