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New Native studies taught at school

<strong>New Native studies taught at school</strong>
Soboba Reservation school teaches roots to students Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansNoli Indian School teacher Tashina Ornelas keeps photos that depict her family’s history on the classroom wall where she teaches Native history, literature and culture classes. The photos include those of her grandmother Barbara Jean Candelaria, great-grandmother Dorothy Miranda and great-grandfather Eugene Candelaria , great-great-grandmother Catalina “Cate” Lisalda and great-great-grandfather Andrew Miranda and the matriarch of her family, her great-great-great-grandmother Manuella “Nellie” Miranda from the Pechanga Indian Reservation. Ornelas points to the photo of “Nellie” as she explains she was a midwife who help deliver many babies at the Soboba reservation during the late 1800s. ■ By Mike Hiles / (more…)
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Pictures tell happy story of Make Hemet Great Festival

<strong>Pictures tell happy story of Make Hemet Great Festival</strong>
More than 1,000 attendees surprise organizers Cindy Boeing/The Valley ChronicleLoco Lady Guitar, who stylizes old guitars, was among several artists who displayed their works. ■ Chronicle News Staff Editor’s Note: Although we carried a story about the Make Hemet Great Again Festival in last week’s paper, there wasn’t sufficient room to publish the many photos that our photographer took. At the Make Hemet Great Again Festival, Sept. 29, old timers harkened back to a time when the intersection of Florida and Harvard was the site of the historic Alessandro Hotel, reminiscent of an earlier era when the corner was a focal point of culture and commerce for the Valley. The smell (more…)
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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…)
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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…)
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What’s Streaming?

<strong>What’s Streaming?</strong>
The Last Kingdom: Netflix action adventure series Metro ServiceEnjoy your favorite series from your mobile using your Netflix APP. ■ By Jim Hitt / Media Columnist For more than a year, I put off watching this show. I loved the Saxon novels of Bernard Cornwell on which the series is based. Let’s face it, the books are always better than the films or television shows. Right? Not always. My daughter convinced me to watch the series, and once I finished the second season, I concluded that The Last Kingdom is as good as the novels. In ninth-century England, a Saxon boy, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) sees his village burned and his family (more…)
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Hemet Sunset Rotary presents Festival of Frights

<strong>Hemet Sunset Rotary  presents Festival of Frights</strong>
Art Alliance of Idyllwild celebrates 21st Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting Hemet Sunset Rotary(From left to right) Cast members Sam, Linda, Laura, and Curt. ■ Stacey Bailey / Contributed The Hemet Sunset Rotary is presenting a Festival of Frights, an adult Halloween party, on Saturday, Oct 20 at the Hemet Public Library from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 and available from Rotarians, at Downtown Deli and the Harvard Street Music. The deadline for buying tickets will be on Monday, Oct 15. The evening begins with a performance of the original murder mystery, “A Tisket, A Tasket, Who’s in the Casket” featuring Linda Krupa, Curt (more…)
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20 SoCal wineries support art scholarships

<strong>20 SoCal wineries support art scholarships</strong>
Art Alliance of Idyllwild celebrates 21st Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting Pixabay.comIdyllwild is the perfect setting for a day of art mixed with an afternoon of great wine from 20 Southern California wineries. ■ Art Alliance of Idyllwild / Contributed On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., visitors to the mile-high artist community of Idyllwild will experience the magic that happens when galleries, artists, and Southern California wineries join forces to raise money for art scholarships, public art, theatre, dance, music and many other community events. Nestled in a mountain valley surrounded by majestic mountains, Idyllwild is only two-hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, and less (more…)
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Bee happy, bee healthy in San Jacinto

<strong>Bee happy, bee healthy in San Jacinto</strong>
Photos by Chris Smith / The Valley ChroniclePictured in front of the current bee sculpture exhibit at Mt. San Jacinto Junior College (MSJC) Art Gallery is Gallery Curator John Knuth. ■ Chronicle News Staff The MSJC Art Gallery, California Family Life Center and Worth Visual Arts presented the “a.r.t.e.r.y 2018 Bee-as-1” exhibit through Sept. 20. This exhibition marks the twelfth collaboration with CFLC and MSJC. The gallery was the site of a San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce social mixer held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in which the Chamber announced a series of upcoming events. These include the national SCSDA sand drag races, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at Soboba Casino, and Envision San (more…)
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A chicken dish to please the whole family

<strong>A chicken dish to please the whole family</strong>
Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Topped Chicken Metro ServicePreparing this dish will spice up the way you prepare chicken in your household. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Chicken is a versatile food that can be prepared and cooked in various ways and is capable of being combined with a host of tasty ingredients. In fact, cooking and serving chicken with certain foods can pack a flavorful punch, turning an otherwise bland chicken breast into a dish families won’t soon forget. Such is the case with the following recipe for “Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Topped Chicken” from Laurie McNamara’s “Simply Scratch: 120 Whole Homemade Recipes Made Easy” (more…)
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San Jacinto Valley showcases at LA County Fair

<strong>San Jacinto Valley showcases at LA County Fair</strong>
Photos by Corey Evan ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Talented folks from all around the San Jacinto Valley chipped into the 2018 Los Angeles County Fair. Sweet treats, beautiful handiworks and poetic visions are just some of the many contributions from all across Southern California on display in the main Exhibit Hall beneath the grandstands at the Pomona Fairplex. Everyone is welcome to check these pieces out in person at the LACF to experience the art, culture, and craft for themselves. There are still a few more days left for the fair: today through Sunday! Visit for details. Amy Mora from Hemet placed second for her handmade quilt in (more…)