Get ready! Here comes The Powwow!

<strong>Get ready! Here comes The Powwow!</strong>
Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansThe Soboba Inter-tribal Powwow begins Friday, Sept. 14, and runs through Sunday at the outdoor Soboba Event Center in San Jacinto. Some 15 food and 30 arts-and-crafts vendors will be catering to the public. The Grand Entry, featuring colorful ceremonial Indian dress, will be Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. Some 3,000 local school children are expected at Friday’s preview event. Above, Tekla Diaz gives last-minute instructions to her Fancy Shawl Dance students at last year’s preview. See story, photos, Entertainment (more…)

Mother, unborn child killed in head-on collision

<strong>Mother, unborn child killed in head-on collision</strong>
Other driver jailed for suspected DUI, manslaughter Eddie George / Hemet Eye NewsThe crash scene on Warren Road north of Devonshire where Krystil Kincaid’s Chrysler minivan collided head-on with a BMW on Sunday night, Aug. 9, killing her and her unborn child. ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed A 29-year-old San Jacinto mother and her unborn baby were killed Sunday night in a devastating head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver, police reported. The other driver reportedly is a celebrity boxer from Cuba. Krystil (Kristil) Kincaid, the mother of three other children, was married and pregnant with an 8-month-old unborn baby when her minivan was hit head-on as she drove home about (more…)

Local council candidate running for District 5

<strong>Local council candidate running for District 5</strong>
Interview with Hemet resident Doug Arent reveals leadership background Chris Smith /The Valley ChronicleDistrict 5 city council candidate Doug Arent says trust is the foundation of leadership. ■ By Taj Shorter / Metro Editor With the November election rearing its head, local candidates are preparing to go head to head against incumbents. One Hemet City Council candidate who is making himself known is Hemet resident Doug Arent who will be running in District 5 against Linda Krupa. The Valley Chronicle met with Arent at his home for an exclusive interview to gain insight into his campaign. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Arent says he had a good childhood in a tight-knit (more…)

Book your cruise now to help Valley Restart

<strong>Book your cruise now to help  Valley Restart</strong>
Benefit on Saturday, Sept. 29, features entertainment and dinner Golden Era ProductionsThe Star of California clipper ship replica will be the site of the benefit dinner and auction at Golden Era Productions to support Valley Restart on Saturday, Sept. 29. ■ Chronicle News Staff If you have been complaining about the homeless “problem” in Hemet or you would just like to help out those less fortunate than yourself, here is your chance to do something about it on Saturday, Sept. 29. That’s when the Friends of Valley Restart will hold a fun benefit, networking event, and dinner from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Golden Era Productions in San Jacinto, 19625 Gilman Springs Road. (more…)

EMWD warns about potential scams

Water district sheds light on companies selling unnecessary water treatment systems ■ Eastern Municipal Water District / Contributed The Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) encourages its customers to be aware of potential scams from companies promoting water quality testing or selling unnecessary water treatment systems. Private companies often leave door hangers or mailers that are vague in nature and ask for customer information and a sample of the users’ water from inside their home. These business practices are done with the hope of luring customers into purchasing expensive and unnecessary equipment to “solve” an issue that may not exist. These companies often make false claims, use deceptive sales pitches and other (more…)

Energy solutions offered to western Riverside County

<strong>Energy solutions offered to western Riverside County</strong>
■ Western Riverside Council of Governments / Contributed The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), has been working with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to provide commercial businesses in Western Riverside County with an energy consultation and energy efficient retrofit installations. This offering is provided on behalf of SCE’s and SoCalGas Direct Install (DI) programs, which provides commercial businesses the opportunity to receive no-cost energy efficiency measures that can reduce utility bills and increase the building’s lifespan over the years. The consultations are conducted by one of the utilities’ contracted third-party vendors, who would also install the energy and gas measures for the participating businesses. The (more…)

Bulldogs edge out Huskies

<strong>Bulldogs edge out Huskies</strong>
Hemet High football defeats Riverside J.W. North last Friday 41-28 Photos by Corey EvanAction shot taken during Friday’s game between the Bulldogs and the Huskies. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Not all dogs are created equal; Some are used to city life, while others enjoy living a quiet suburban existence. Examples of two differing dog breeds came together at Hemet High School last Friday, Sept 7, as the Bulldogs’ football team challenged the Huskies of Riverside’s J.W. North. The Huskies would kick off the evening’s game with the Bulldogs receiving the ball and making quick work of it. It only took Hemet two minutes and 16 seconds to get on (more…)

Lady Titans fend off the Lancers

<strong>Lady Titans fend off the Lancers</strong>
Tahquitz’ volleyball girls defeated Lakeside, 3-0 Photo by Corey EvanThe Lady Titans pose for victory after the game. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter When it comes to high school sports, you might not realize just how strong a team’s character is unless you show up to one of their games. The Tahquitz High School volleyball girls found this out on Thursday, Aug 30, as friends and family, including members of the football team, came out in droves to support them as they took on the Lakeside Lady Lancers. The Lady Titans struggled against the Lancers in set one, as Lakeside took an early lead. But the Titans kept their heads (more…)


<strong>REMEMBERED FOREVER</strong>
■ Metro Service / Contributed The events of September 11, 2001 will never fade from our memories. No matter how many years pass, this day brings with it feelings of grief and fear. It also brings feelings of pride and patriotism, as we carry on a steadfast commitment to keeping our country safe and strong in honor of those who lost their lives at the hands of terrorists. These terrorists set out to weaken us, but in the end, their actions made us stronger. Our sadness and anger have fortified our resolve to uphold the ideals of America and spread the spirit of democracy, with liberty and justice for all. (more…)
Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner: The perfect and the good

Michael FalgoutPastor Michael Falgout strikes a pose with his family. ■ Michael Falgout / Contributed “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” (James 1:17) More than once, in a job interview, I’ve been asked that tricky question, “What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?” or “What are some areas of improvement for yourself?” With questionable sincerity, I have too often fallen back on the confession that I am a “perfectionist,” because it has always seemed like a forgivable, if not acceptable, fault in that context. Defined as a refusal to accept anything short of perfection, perfectionism is usually treated as a venial sin, a lesser evil, (more…)