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Fox News debuts online paid streaming service

Social media’s Diamond and Silk added to list of commentators ■ Business Wire / Contributed Fox Nation, the new on demand subscription-based service that debuted Nov. 27, will present a weekly video with conservative social media stars Diamond & Silk, announced John Finley, senior vice president of Development and Production. FOX Nation will be offered for $5.99 a month and is designed to enhance the Fox News viewer experience, offering exclusive content, access and members only events. In making the announcement, Finley said, “Diamond & Silk have proven to have cultivated a significant fan base and we are thrilled to have them be a part of Fox Nation.” Diamond & Silk (more…)
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California GOP doesn’t have to be irrelevant

■ By Thomas D. Elias / Contributed From across California, the obituaries for the California Republican Party have come thick and fast ever since the November election. After all, the GOP’s onetime national stronghold in Orange County now lacks even a single Republican in Congress. All statewide officeholders also are Democrats, from the governor right through the nominally nonpartisan state school superintendent. Democrats hold majorities of more than two-thirds in both houses of the Legislature, allowing them to pass any tax increase they like. So the eulogies now being read over the seemingly dead body of the onetime Grand Old Party amount to piling on after Republicans’ worst defeat ever in (more…)
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More than $3 billion spent on TV ads during 2018 midterms

<strong>More than $3 billion spent on TV ads during 2018 midterms</strong>
New record for political ad spending on local broadcast for any election cycle Pixabay.comTotal spending on political advertisements on local broadcast television in 2018 has set an all-time record for a midterm cycle. ■ Business Wire / Contributed The Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) announces that total spending on political advertisements on local broadcast television in 2018 has set an all-time record for a midterm cycle, and any previous election cycle, based upon Kantar Media/CMAG latest figures. “Campaigns, PACs and other entities spent over $3 billion dollars on local broadcast television advertising in the 2018 midterm cycle,” commented TVB President & CEO, Steve Lanzano. “There is no doubt that local broadcast (more…)
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Rejection of Proposition 6 doesn’t end the taxpayer revolt

■ By Jon Coupal / Contributed It is understandable that many California taxpayers are disappointed with the election results. The defeat of Proposition 6 means that last year’s big increases in both the car tax and the gas tax imposed on us by Sacramento politicians will remain in effect and California’s drivers are stuck having the second-highest gas tax in the nation. Tax-and-spend progressives are interpreting the defeat of Prop. 6 as a green light to impose even higher taxes. In fact, some now believe that the iconic Proposition 13 itself may be vulnerable. But this thinking is faulty. There are three major reasons why Proposition 6 failed and none of (more…)
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Hemet delivers on new businesses, development, and projects

<strong>Hemet delivers on new businesses, development, and projects</strong>
The Mayor’s State-of-the-City address in its entirety Part 2 Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleMayor Michael Perciful delivers the 2018 Hemet State of the City address Nov. 1 to a packed house at the Lodge at Four Seasons. ■ Michael Perciful / Contributed Hemet Library One of the most visited locations in the City of Hemet is our wonderful Hemet Library. Because of the requested-material pick-up and browsing collection available in our outside 24/7 kiosk, residents are able to access our library 24 hours a day. Hundreds of thousands of e-books, e- audio, magazines, movies, and music are available online and can be accessed through the library website. In the last (more…)
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Hemet delivers on new businesses, development, and projects

<strong>Hemet delivers on new businesses, development, and projects</strong>
The Mayor’s State-of-the-City address in its entirety Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleMayor Michael Perciful delivers the 2018 Hemet State of the City address Nov. 1 to a packed house at the Lodge at Four Seasons. ■ Michael Perciful / Contributed Editor’s Note: Following is a transcript of Mayor Michael Perciful’s State of the City Address delivered to an audience of Hemet Chamber of Commerce members Nov. 1 at the Lodge at Four Seasons in Hemet. It has been edited slightly for print without changes to meaning. This is Part 1 in a series that will continue to run until the full transcript is published. Our City has accomplished many highlights (more…)
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Florida Avenue – political football

File PhotoRusty Strait. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter For as long as memory allows Florida Avenue, a.k.a State Highway 74, has been a political football with blame tossed back and forth between the City of Hemet and CalTrans, like kids slinging snowballs in the winter. Meanwhile, the public suffers. Florida Avenue should be called “Suicide Lane” because driving in any direction – East to West or North to South, and any variation thereof, is a chance to literally take your own life. Some of the busiest cross streets do not have left turn signals. For instance, at Yale Street and Kirby. Cars dart in and out and change lanes (more…)
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Draft implementation plan for CCA

<strong>Draft implementation plan for CCA</strong>
Proposed energy provider releases plan for public Western Community EnergyWCE, a joint powers authority consisting of the Cities of Canyon Lake, Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Perris, and Wildomar, was formed for the purpose of developing a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program to purchase energy on behalf of residents and businesses in these communities. ■ Western Community Energy / Contributed The Western Community Energy (WCE) Board of Directors has released its Draft Implementation Plan for public review and comment. WCE, a joint powers authority consisting of the Cities of Canyon Lake, Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Perris, and Wildomar, was formed for the purpose of developing a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) (more…)
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Russ Brown determined to win seat in his own right

<strong>Russ Brown determined to win seat in his own right</strong>
Photo by Rusty StraitHemet City Councilman Russ Brown. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter This reporter had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Hemet City Councilman Russ Brown at the Four Seasons retirement community on Hemet’s far west side. Seated behind the microphone at his position during city council meetings, he appears somewhat reserved. However, on the patio at Four Seasons sporting slacks and an open collar short sleeve sports shirt he is exactly the opposite. Relaxed and unassuming, he presents himself in a way that you’d doubt he ever had a problem in the world. Brown comes from almost three decades of law enforcement in (more…)
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A woman with a mission

<strong>A woman with a mission</strong>
Assembly candidate DeniAntoinette Mazingo’s life of service Courtesy Deni MazingoDeni Mazingo, candidate for State Assembly 42nd District. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter DeniAntoinette “Deni” Mazingo is the Democratic candidate running against incumbent Chad Mayes in California’s 42nd Assembly District this November. I sat down for an interview with her early this week and to say I got an earful of ambition and energy would be an understatement. Under the new California election rules, the two top vote-getters run against each other despite party. In the 42nd District, those two happened to be a Democrat and Republican – just like in the old days. Mazingo left a thriving legal practice (more…)