Soboba Preschoolers celebrate Dr. Seuss

<strong>Soboba Preschoolers celebrate Dr. Seuss</strong>
Read Across America event reaches Soboba Reservation Photos Courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansKindergartners find rhyming words posted on red hats during a Dr. Seuss celebration at Soboba Tribal Preschool. ■ By Mike Hiles Contributed The National Education Association Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Students at the Soboba Tribal Preschool were no exception as the children spent the day celebrating with green eggs and ham, a Whoville town and more. They also hosted their book fair all week long. Pre-K teacher Amanda (more…)

PET OF THE WEEK – March 15th, 2018

<strong>PET OF THE WEEK – March 15th, 2018</strong>
Photos Courtesy of Ramona Humane SocietyMisty is good w/other dogs. “Misty” – Pitbull female Mix Misty has such a sweet, gentle character. She had severe and very painful infections in both ears when she first came in. We have been medicating them and they are better now. We REALLY hope she gets a second chance at happiness – she’s ready. She came to us as a stray so we estimate her age to be 3 years old & weight at 55.4 pounds. Misty is good w/other dogs, up to date on shots, de-wormed and she will be spayed prior to her adoption. ID #132599 / Hs218086       Photos Courtesy (more…)
Real Estate

Are Common Myths Holding You Back from Buying a Home?

<strong>Are Common Myths Holding You Back from Buying a Home?</strong>
(c) adrian_ilie825/stock.Adobe.comThere are also millions of dollars available for down payment assistance. ■ Statepoint Aspirations of home ownership is strong for America’s families, yet findings from the fifth annual America at Home survey from NeighborWorks America indicate several perceived barriers to homeownership among the majority of consumers. Findings from the survey, which consisted of 1,000 U.S. adults and 500 millennials include many misconceptions about what it takes to buy a home: • The average millennial mistakenly thinks the minimum required down payment is 21.6 percent. • Approximately 73 percent of all consumers and 62 percent of millennials said they were not aware of or are unsure about down payment assistance programs (more…)
Family Life & Pets

Are your home furnishings good for the planet and your family?

<strong>Are your home furnishings good for the planet and your family?</strong>
StatepointOpt for materials that consist of recycled or reused materials and/or those that biodegrade or can be easily recycled. ■ Statepoint More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort. With the deluge of products claiming to be environmentally sustainable, it’s important to know what to look for when furnishing your home. Here are some (more…)
Family Life & Pets

Tips to help new fathers bond with their babies

<strong>Tips to help new fathers bond with their babies</strong>
Metro ServiceFathers of babies who are bottle-fed can spend more time alone with their children, and give moms a much-needed break, without the fear of having nothing to feed them should they get hungry while mom is away. ■ Metro Service The birth of a child is a momentous occasion in the lives of parents. First-time parents may be especially moved upon seeing the birth of their child, having never before witnessed something so profound. When the time comes for parents to leave the hospital and take their newborns home, new moms and dads take on different roles. Moms who are nursing or handling the bulk of the bottle-feeding while spending (more…)
Family Life & Pets

6 reasons to spay or neuter pets now

<strong>6 reasons to spay or neuter pets now</strong>
Metro ServiceNeutering reduces the instinct to roam and get into trouble, which may contribute to the longer life expectancy. ■ Metro Service Upon adopting a companion animal, one of the first decisions pet parents should make, advise veterinarians and animal welfare experts, is to spay or neuter their new friend. Homeless animals are a global problem. Overpopulation continues to plague dogs and cats, and there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year, says The Humane Society of the United States. While many would be quick to assume these are puppies and kittens of “street” animals, the society notes that euthanized animals are often the offspring (more…)

White House honors Hemet area officer for valor

<strong>White House honors Hemet area officer for valor</strong>
DA Investigator Chad Johnson and colleagues join ranks of nation’s most elite officers Photo courtesy of The White HouseSenior Investigator Chad Johnson (far left) stands alongside five other recipients of the Medal of Valor during the ceremony Feb. 20 at The White House while President Donald Trump leads a round of applause. ■ By Olivia Gildea / Reporter Hemet resident and San Bernardino County District Attorney Senior Investigator Chad Johnson was awarded the Medal of Valor Feb. 20 at The White House for acts of courage and selflessness during the Dec. 2, 2015 San Bernardino terrorist shooting. Johnson was one of five other law enforcement officers to be awarded the medal (more…)

Soboba’s replacement casino taking shape

<strong>Soboba’s replacement casino taking shape</strong>
Photos courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansConstruction workers continue to work on framing for the Soboba replacement casino and resort in San Jacinto. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians replacement casino and resort project is starting to show off its design as framing is almost complete and preparation for roofing is taking place. “Concrete work is 100 percent done and structural steel installation is 100 percent done,” said Tom Groenendal, Senior Superintendent for C.W. Driver. “The majority of the framing is done and we will start the roofing soon.” He said each of those events are milestones in any construction project and he is (more…)

Dr. Ruiz hosts hundreds of veterans at the third annual Veteran’s University

<strong>Dr. Ruiz hosts hundreds of veterans  at the third annual Veteran’s University</strong>
Photo courtesy of the office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.Veterans at the 2018 Veterans University at Agua Caliente Resort in Rancho Mirage. ■ Chronicle News Service On March 3, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), hosted the third annual Veteran’s University, an event designed to empower veterans, their families, and all attendees to advocate for themselves and their fellow veterans and ensure they receive the benefits they have earned. This year, more than 500 veterans, family members, and community members attended workshops on crucial topics that included mental health, VA benefits, exposure to burn pits, home ownership and more. Over a dozen organizations like Loma Linda VA Medical Center, Burn Pits 360, (more…)

Hemet Historic Theatre gets new life as a foundation

<strong>Hemet Historic Theatre gets new life as a foundation</strong>
Photo by Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley ChronicleHere in Hemet, there is a dedicated group of volunteers convinced that Martin’s old theatre can once again become a vibrant center of Hemet’s Downtown District. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Built in 1921 by William Martin, the movie house in the center of Hemet’s downtown district is one of the oldest in the nation. For five decades, the venue was a cultural center of the community, bringing sights and sounds from around the world to this small town. Long before television and the internet exploded our world view, movie houses were a very popular source of entertainment and education. The Hemet Theatre was (more…)