Faith & Fellowship

FAITH IN BRIEF – September 13th, 2018

The First Church of Religious Science The First Church of Religious Science is a New-Thought-based faith and philosophy. It is founded on the teachings of many masters such as Jesus the Christ, Buddha, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, all paths to the God of your understanding. Our doors are open to all races and orientation. So if you are seeking a spiritual home with supportive, happy, people that are open to learning about how to create and live a fantastic life with no strings attached, come to see us every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Meditation and 10 a.m. for our Celebration Service. We are located at 40450 E. Stetson Ave (corner of (more…)
School Life

The Mustangs have a new wrangler

West Valley High School welcomes new principal Shannyn Cahoon Photo by Corey EvanNew WVHS Principal Shannyn Cahoon. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter For any school, a change of leadership can mean a lot of uncertainty. Thankfully for the students of West Valley High School, their new principal totally gets this and is ready to show what she brings to the table by word and deed. The new principal is Ms. Shannyn Cahoon. “This is a fun and exciting experience,” says Cahoon. “So far, the kids have been great, the staff has been great, the community experience has been great… I’m having fun! I’m looking forward to all that this year (more…)
School Life

HUSD honors staff member for excellence

<strong>HUSD honors staff member for excellence</strong>
Leslie Schelly, Secretary at Idyllwild school, recognized by governing board HUSDGoverning Board Trustee Vic Scavarda and Attendance Secretary Leslie Schelly smile with her award. ■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed For outstanding performance, professionalism and loyalty to the Hemet Unified School District, Leslie Schelly was presented with the Governing Board Recognition of Excellence Award and a $500 certificate to be used toward the district program of her choice on Sept 4. The Governing Board of the Hemet Unified School District, on nomination by Trustee Vic Scavarda, selected Leslie Schelly, Secretary at Idyllwild School, as the September recipient of the Governing Board Recognition and Award. Leslie Schelly has been Idyllwild School’s (more…)

What’s Streaming?

<strong>What’s Streaming?</strong>
Here’s what you need to begin streaming Metro ServiceDiscover a whole new world of viewing. Movies and television series from all around the world. ■ By Jim Hitt / Media Columnist In my first column, I listed some of the main sources of streaming such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. What I failed to address is a simple definition of streaming, which is a method of transmitting or receiving data, especially video, over a computer network in a continuous flow. In order to stream the above premium services, you must have the following three things: An internet connection—Most internet connections are rated in mbps, which means megabits per second. This (more…)

The homeless: Contrasts in treatment

<strong>The homeless: Contrasts in treatment</strong>
How other cities are addressing their tent cities Photos by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleThe homeless camp in Minneapolis is one of the largest in the state with some 200 residents, but officials have no plans to raze it. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on homeless outside Hemet and how cities are dealing with it. When one travels to the Midwest, as I had occasion to do recently, one thinks of wheat fields, clean parks, and The Mall of America. As it turns out, however, other parts of the country have the same challenges of crime and homelessness (more…)

Today’s college students are paying more for less

■ Lawrence Wittner / Contributed Despite the soaring costs of attending American colleges and universities, their students are receiving an education that falls far short of the one experienced by earlier generations. The sharp increase in costs is clear enough. Between 1978 and 2013, American college tuition rose by 1,120 percent, and became the major source of revenue for higher education. Traditionally, most public colleges and universities had no tuition or very low tuition. But, faced with severe cutbacks in government funding from conservative state legislatures, these public schools adopted a tuition system or dramatically raised tuition. Today, at the University of California/Berkeley (which, like the rest of the University of (more…)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – September 13th, 2018

<strong>LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – September 13th, 2018</strong>
Is Krupa above the law? Dear Editor, Hemet City Council-member Linda Krupa was elected to the Hemet City Council in 2010 and again in 2014. The people of the city of Hemet, by the authority of the California State Constitution, passed a term limits ordinance on Nov. 6, 1990 for Hemet city council-members allowing them two terms on Hemet City Council. Linda Krupa took the sworn oath of office as a city council-member twice to support and defend the constitution. However, we now have Council-member Linda Krupa violating the will of the people of the City of Hemet, California State Constitution Section 1, Article 4, and her sworn oath of office (more…)

Police Conduct Pedestrian Enforcement

<strong>Police Conduct  Pedestrian Enforcement</strong>
Photos by HPDCommunity Service Officer Jennifer Dabney hands out free Slurpee’s. ■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed On Sept. 6, the Hemet Police Department conducted a pedestrian education and enforcement operation as part of their Pedestrian Safety Campaign; a program designed to raise public awareness about pedestrian safety. The operation began at noon last Thursday on the west end of Florida Avenue, near Sanderson Avenue. Officers placed a digital sign board on the roadside alerting drivers that September is California Pedestrian Safety month, and warning pedestrians to use the nearby crosswalks. Officers placed a digital sign board on the roadside alerting drivers that September is California Pedestrian Safety month. Motorcycle officers (more…)

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – September 13th, 2018

<strong>PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – September 13th, 2018</strong>
Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force HPD / RCAHTDaniel Simpson. HPD / RCAHTRodrick Morris. In January of 2018, the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), working in cooperation with the Hemet Police Department, recovered two females involved in commercial sex trafficking along the corridor of W. Florida Avenue in the city of Hemet. At that time, one suspect, identified as Marvonte Dolberry, was taken into custody and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for violations of pimping, pandering, human trafficking of a minor, oral copulation and unlawful sexual intercourse. Dolberry has remained in Sheriff’s custody since the time of his arrest. Since January, the RCAHT Task Force has (more…)

Prep underway for Soboba Pow Wow

<strong>Prep underway for Soboba Pow Wow</strong>
The 22nd annual inter-tribal event starts Friday Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansA recent Soboba Pow Wow Committee meeting at Soboba Springs Country Club included, from left, Glen Begay, Chuck Castello, Rosemary Morillo, Lynn Saenz, Andrew Vallejos, Darrell Lopez and Francine Miranda. Committee members not pictured are: Pamela James, Catherine Modesto, Geneva Mojado and Johnna Valdez. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Six months ago, members of the Soboba Pow Wow Committee started meeting to plan this year’s event. The 22nd annual Payomkawichum (People of the West) Soboba Inter-tribal Pow Wow will be Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16 at the outdoor Soboba Event Center. Francine Miranda has been (more…)