PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – October 4, 2018

Body found in Hemet Empty Lot A dead body was found in an empty lot Thursday evening, 20 September on the 1100 block of N. State St. in Hemet. Investigating authorities believe the victim died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected, after receiving reports around 8 p.m. of an unresponsive person laying on the ground of an empty lot between Mobile Home Park and Lock Away Storage. Upon arrival, officers found a body on the ground and confirmed the person was dead. Coroner’s officials were called to the scene to help with the investigation which is active and ongoing at this time. Captain Glenn Brock of the Hemet (more…)

What’s Streaming?

<strong>What’s Streaming?</strong>
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Metro Service“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” one of the best drama-comedy series ever. ■ By Jim Hitt / Media Columnist Comedy falls into two categories. Low comedy is often defined as physical or slapstick. Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges are practitioners of low comedy. High comedy is characterized by witty dialogue, satire, biting humor. Television series such as Seinfeld, Arrested Development and Modern Family fall into this category. In a television, good comedy is hard to sustain, especially in a series that produces 18 to 22 shows a season. The British were the first to discover that series like Faulty Towers worked (more…)

Tribute to Foreigner returns to HHT

<strong>Tribute to Foreigner returns to HHT</strong>
Top tribute band “4NR” expected to top last year performance Hemet Historic TheatreLast year, 4NR filled the auditorium with cheering fans, the dance floor so full it looked like a mosh pit. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Fall has arrived and with it a return of the Tribute to Foreigner at the Historic Hemet Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 20. Last year, 4NR filled the auditorium with cheering fans, the dance floor so full it looked like a mosh pit. Lead Singer Kyle Frost was so amazing that at times the dance floor stood motionless, captivated by his performance – holding a note so long that you forget to breathe just (more…)
Arts & Culture

Soboba supports San Jacinto Heritage Month

<strong>Soboba supports San Jacinto Heritage Month</strong>
Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansA light pole banner near San Jacinto High School shows Soboba’s support of October being deemed Heritage Month for the city of San Jacinto. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Sept. 28 marked the early kick-off for October’s San Jacinto Heritage Month. The San Jacinto Unified School District was happy to see the launch coincide with other community-friendly events that were taking place. The San Jacinto High School homecoming parade and football game is always a popular and exciting time for residents of the city to come together so to have the light pole banners on display while spectators sat along the streets to watch (more…)
Arts & Culture

Golden Era hosts benefit dinner for Valley Restart

<strong>Golden Era hosts benefit dinner for Valley Restart</strong>
Fundraiser draws enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 Robin Underwood / The Valley ChronicleFor a few hours it seemed like dining on the deck aboard a sailing cruise ship headed for ports unknown. Passengers on the Star of California, however, were never at risk of drowning in the blue waters below. ■ Robin Underwood / Reporter Valley Restart continues it’s enterprise to fight the homeless crisis within the Hemet and San Jacinto Valley. On Sept. 29, Valley Restart offered tickets to sail aboard the Golden Era’s California replica clipper ship, the Star of California, for an evening of live entertainment and a savory dinner with silent and live auctions taking place (more…)

Ride sharing takes to two wheels

<strong>Ride sharing takes to two wheels</strong>
Metro ServiceEnjoying the ride of a motorcycle can be easier to do than you think. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Many people who pine for the thrill of the open road feel that nothing beats traversing scenic roadways while riding a motorcycle. The wind in your hair and the vibration of the powerful engine can make for an unforgettable experience. But not every person has the time and resources to devote to owning and maintaining a motorcycle. For people who want the thrills of motorcycles without the work that comes with them, some new services that cater to part-time adventurers may be just the thing they need. Peer-to-peer rental has infiltrated (more…)

Top tips for buying teens their first cars

<strong>Top tips for buying teens their first cars</strong>
Metro ServiceStart teen drivers out with a vehicle that is not too flashy but gets high marks for safety. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Selecting a first car for a teenage son or daughter can be challenging. Newly licensed drivers probably want something sporty that also looks cool, while their parents no doubt want them behind the wheel of something sturdy, safe and reliable. According to the experts at, an automotive research and advice group, involving teens in the process of selecting a car helps teach them responsibility and learn lessons about money that may help them make smart choices in the future. Manage expectations. Cars are generous gifts and (more…)

5 tips to bring your home’s Wi-Fi ‘dead zones’ to life

<strong>5 tips to bring your home’s Wi-Fi ‘dead zones’ to life</strong>
StatePoint MediaThe reality is that there are certain locations in many homes where Internet-connected devices and smartphones are unable to receive a steady Wi-Fi. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Whether it’s to stream a movie from the bedroom or lock the front door using smart home technology, you’ve likely come to expect Wi-Fi to reach every corner of your house. The reality is that there are certain locations in many homes where Internet-connected devices and smartphones are unable to receive a steady Wi-Fi signal (or any signal at all) from the router. These sad places are called “dead zones.” “Dead zones typically include bathrooms, second and third story bedrooms, attics, basements, (more…)

How to choose tech toys to help your child develop crucial skills

<strong>How to choose tech toys to help your child develop crucial skills</strong>
StatePoint MediaBy choosing the right toys for your children, you can help them build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and other skills that will serve them throughout their lives. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Children today are growing up surrounded by technology from infancy. But even in a digital world, research has found that it’s crucial for kids to draw on classic play patterns that they have enjoyed for decades – such as coddling a doll, kicking or throwing a ball and learning to follow the rules of a board game. The world may have changed in today’s digital age, but playing in classic ways is essential for children to reach healthy (more…)

How to utilize social media to help your community

<strong>How to utilize social media to help your community</strong>
Metro ServiceSocial media makes it possible for ordinary citizens to help their communities in significant ways. ■ 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 effect 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 was (more…)