Tournament honors tribal member

<strong>Tournament honors tribal member</strong>
Robert Morreo is remembered Courtesy of Randy SandovalWAH men’s team took first-place honors at the Robert Morreo Memorial Fastpitch Softball Tournament last month at Soboba. ■ By Mike Hiles / ContrIbuted The Robert Morreo Memorial Fastpitch Softball Tournament drew members of 18 teams to play a game they love while honoring a man who was well known for his game. Morreo, who passed away in 2013, was from the Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation but lived on the Soboba Indian Reservation most of his life. His favorite pastime was playing and coaching the Beer-Nuts men’s softball team, who were one of the teams in the tournament that ran from April 22 through 24. (more…)

HHT jumpin’ at Stones tribute

<strong>HHT jumpin’ at Stones tribute</strong>
photos courtesy of HHTThe Ultimate Stones on stage Saturday, May 12 for a tribute to the Rolling Stones. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The Ultimate Stones were in town on Saturday, May 12 for a tribute to the Rolling Stones that had the place jumpin’ with excitement. The event was the first concert of the new season of Tribute Mania at the Historic Hemet Theatre (HHT). Tickets for the 8-concert season have been strong, with over 25 percent of tickets already sold. On Saturday, fans filled the dance floor from the first notes of “Start Me Up” to the end of the encore, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” With every note, the (more…)

Derby’s hosts Mark Noel Miller

<strong>Derby’s hosts Mark Noel Miller</strong>
photo courtesy of Mark Noel Miller ■ The Valley Chronicle staff Mark Noel Miller returns to Derby’s Bar and Grill this Saturday with his band Skeeter Truck featuring bluegrass, country, and folk for a free show at 9 p.m. Seating begins at 8 p.m. with an acoustic performance by local talent Jacob Simon. More information, 951-652-2440. (more…)

Upcoming June 2018 dances at Hemet West

<strong>Upcoming June 2018 dances at Hemet West</strong>
Photo by Arlene LehtoneAmerican Made at Hemet West. ■ Arlene Lehtone / Contributed During the month of June, the following bands will play for the Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West, 5001 W. Florida Ave. in Hemet. June 6 – Dave Ambrose. June 13 – Skyline Xpress. Hollywood-night theme. June 20 – Ron and Diane. June 27 – American Made. This is the annual semi-formal senior prom, so get out your gowns. A king and queen will be crowned. These popular Wednesday Night Dances for seniors are from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and open to the public. Admission is $6 per person. Proper attire is required, and alcohol is not allowed. (more…)

Soboba youth dream the impossible

<strong>Soboba youth dream the impossible</strong>
Soboba youth dream the impossible Courtesy of Soboba Tribal T.A.N.F.Members of Soboba Tribal T.A.N.F. attended the 12th annual Dream the Impossible youth conference at Cal State, San Marcos on April 21. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The first Dream the Impossible (DTI) youth conference for middle and high school Native American students was held at the Soboba Indian Reservation in partnership with Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health (RSBCIH), Pechanga Youth Center and a few others. Twelve years later, about 400 youth gathered at the California State University, San Marcos campus to participate in cultural and insightful workshops and to learn about future college opportunities on April 21. Since the start, (more…)

Led Zeppelin tribute heads to HHT

<strong>Led Zeppelin tribute heads to HHT</strong>
photo courtesy of Led ZepagainLed Zepagain will take the stage at HHT on May 26. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Tribute Mania season two gets under way at the Historic Hemet Theatre (HHT) this weekend with a tribute to The Rolling Stones featuring The Ultimate Stones. But the hottest ticket in town seems to be the upcoming tribute to Led Zeppelin on Saturday, May 26. If ticket sales continue at their current pace, this event will sell out long before the day of the concert. Did you know that Led Zeppelin is the second best-selling group of all time? Only the Beatles have sold more hits in America than this (more…)

Land at Destination for two events sure to entertain

<strong>Land at Destination for two events sure to entertain</strong>
Image courtesy of Destination Coffee Bar & BistroBring your talent to Destination’s open-mic night on Saturday, May 19. ■ Chronicle News Service Take a trip to Broadway with Destination’s cast singing songs from your favorite Broadway musicals. Enjoy a taste of some of New York’s favorite foods. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th. Cost is $50 per person with beer and wine included. Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro encourages you to bring your voice, your poetry, your jokes, your beats or your moves at its first open-mic night from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. Sound will be provided, and (more…)

Ramona Bowl Summer Youth Theater

<strong>Ramona Bowl Summer Youth Theater</strong>
Photos Courtesy of The Ramona BowlThe “High School Musical” kids! ■ By Ramona Bowl / Contributed The Ramona Bowl will be having sign-ups for the 10th Annual Summer Youth Theater on May 12th at 8 a.m. at the West Valley High School Choir room, 3401 Mustang Way, Hemet. This program is open to students ages 5-18. There is a $50 registration fee due at sign-ups. This year’s production is “Shrek.” Rehearsals begin June 11 and run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – noon. The performances are July 2 and 3 at 6 p.m. Every child who enrolls will be in the production. Students will learn singing skills, dance techniques and (more…)

Tribute to Tom Petty packs the house at HHT

<strong>Tribute to Tom Petty packs the house at HHT</strong>
Photo courtesy of HHTPetty and the Heartshakers performing at the Historic Hemet Theatre on April 28. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Tribute Mania Season One at the Historic Hemet Theatre (HHT) ended with sold out Tribute to Tom Petty on Saturday, April 28. Petty and the Heartshakers were masterful in their recreation of all the classic Petty hits, prompting thunderous applause with every song. From the first song to the last, enthusiastic fans filled the dance floor. At times it seemed as if half the audience was rockin’ at the foot of the stage. This concert attracted a wide age-range of fans from teenagers to the golden-agers that have loved (more…)

Soboba tribal member graduates top of her class

<strong>Soboba tribal member graduates top of her class</strong>
Her passion guided her through culinary arts program Photos courtesy of Nanisha RamosGraduate Nanisha Ramos is congratulated by Chef David Avalos for being Riverside City College Culinary Academy’s class valedictorian on April 12. ■ By Mike Hiles / ContrIbuted Nanisha Ramos fell in love with cooking and food at a young age and was only 14 when she knew she would pursue the culinary arts as a career path. “I loved to watch my mom Anna Russell cook and she always allowed me to help whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner,” said Ramos, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. “She taught me everything I knew about cooking. (more…)