Pet of the Week

<strong> Pet of the Week </strong>
  “Player One” – Shepherd male Mix (Senior) Player One is a gorgeous, unassuming, sweet boy, a wee bit shy at first, but willing to make new friends. He was brought here due to a move. They told us he loves car rides & sleeps inside, doesn’t jump fences or chew on household items. He has been known to get into the garbage on occasion. He is 10 yrs. old & weighs 27.5 pounds. He sure hopes he gets a great home. Player One is up to date on shots, gets along well w/dogs & cats, de-wormed and he will be neutered prior to his adoption. ID #146652 / R225605   (more…)

Community News – November 8, 2018

Hemet Jeep Club History The Hemet Heritage Foundation will feature the history of the Hemet Jeep Club at the Foundation’s monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. This month, the Foundation will meet at the Hemet Historic Depot, 100 W. Florida Ave., inside the Hemet Museum. The Foundation normally holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month from 7 -8:30 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Middle School Library. DVAC concert with MSJC Dr. Vanessa Sheldon The Diamond Valley Arts Council will present, for one performance only, a concert by harpist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. The selection of music is intended to (more…)
Arts & Culture

Giving the gift of music this holiday season

<strong>Giving the gift of music this holiday season</strong>
StatePoint MediaMusic can enhance the holiday spirit with a few unique gift ideas. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed What’s your favorite song? Are you thinking of it now? How does it make you feel? Music is powerful. It can encourage, inspire, motivate and bring joy. There is even scientific evidence that music can ease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to mental acuity. There are some crazy great benefits to be had from something that almost everyone already enjoys. This holiday season consider some creative ways to share these incredible benefits. Give the gift of music. Here are a few thoughtful holiday gift ideas to bring music, joy and much more (more…)
Arts & Culture

Elvis comes to Hemet

Impersonator set to perform at Datillo’s Nov. 27 ■ By Rusty Strait / Contributed Few musical stars are non-generational. Elvis Presley was certainly one of them. His soul-searching vocals seem to haunt the very heart and soul of American music lovers. His love of family, especially his mother, endeared him to mothers who saw him as a good boy who loved his mother and that was enough to elevate him to a status seldom found in the world of rock and roll. There was and is only one Elvis. When he first appeared on the horizons of Tupelo, Mississippi and made his way into the studios of Sun Records in Memphis, (more…)
Arts & Culture

Barbers and razors create new opportunities in Hemet

<strong>Barbers and razors create new opportunities in Hemet</strong>
Photo by Rusty StraitStudents at Barbers and Razors turn out for an apprenticeship that will advance their futures. ■ By Rusty Strait / Contributed When the Mercados set out to do something, they don’t fool around. Husband and wife, Alex and Cristy credit Eric Root who is the internationally recognized hair stylist to the stars of Broadway and Hollywood for the beginning of their journey. “When Eric decided to give up his beauty salon on Cawston Street in West Hemet he gave us the option to buy the site. That was seven years ago.” The Mercado’s opened Barbers and Razors at Meridian Street and Florida Avenue five years ago. Cristy explains (more…)

How to calculate the cost of a vehicle

File PhotoRichard Perry. ■ By Richard Perry / Contributed Greetings from the Hemet Car Guy! If you are budgeting for your family, business or even as a chairperson for a non-profit you should first determine what you can actually afford before you spend. As my grandma always said, “Live within your means.” So you ask: what does that mean in relation to a car? A lot actually. If you’re considering leasing or financing a vehicle, you should understand the total costs involved. That’s because the total amount you can spend is made up of a variety of factors such as: the approved loan amount, cash down payment, and trade-in amount. Consider (more…)

How to maintain car value over the long-term

<strong>How to maintain car value over the long-term</strong>
Metro ServiceMaintaining a vehicle’s interior can help owners protect its resale value. ■ Metro Service / Contributed When shopping for a new car, savvy buyers know finding the right car involves more than just finding the most comfortable or flashy vehicle. Numerous factors, including resale value, determine what makes a car the right car for a particular buyer. Various websites and automotive resources rank vehicles based on their potential resale value, and drivers can do much to ensure their cars and trucks maintain that resale value over the long-term. Pay attention to the exterior. Much like homes with strong curb appeal can help homeowners get the best price for their homes (more…)

Screen time tied to health issues

<strong>Screen time tied to health issues</strong>
Metro ServiceTime glued to digital devices has profound effects on physical and mental health, and many experts are advising people to cut back on the time they spend on their devices. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Do you feel panicked if you leave home without mobile phone in hand? Do you find it difficult to sit in the house without browsing the internet on your devices? Are your children spending much of their classroom hours on tablets? Screen time has taken over most people’s daily lives, but at what cost? A 2014 report from Nielsen found that adults log a total of 11 hours of screen time per day. Delaney Ruston, (more…)

How to utilize social media to help your community

<strong> How to utilize social media to help your community</strong>
Metro ServiceThe following are just a handful of ways to utilize social media to help your community. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Social media changed the world. Despite their relative infancy, platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are now ingrained in the everyday lives of billions of people across the globe. Though it has its critics, social media also has the potential to affect positive change. Grassroots fundraising efforts such as the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” in which participants dumped ice cold water over their heads to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS, might have seemed silly at the time, but that’s just one example of how social media (more…)

How to embrace –digital– organizational tools

<strong>How to embrace  –digital– organizational tools</strong>
Metro ServiceThe same devices that keep people in touch can help them stay more organized. ■ Metro Service / Contributed When internet usage switched from mere fad to fully functional, few people may have imagined just how profound — and mobile — it would become. While electronic use was largely stationary as recently as a few years ago, it’s now second nature for users to send and receive information on the go. Smartphone use has increased dramatically in recent years, and these pocket-sized devices can be reliable hubs of information. The same devices that keep people in touch can help them stay more organized. Here’s how to use mobile devices to (more…)