It’s a tightly-knit group

Retired educators solve problems while they knit ■ By Matt McPherson / Columnist On any given Thursday at noon, you can find a group of seven lifelong friends who meet at Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro. This group of former educators gathers every week to dish about the many elaborate and beautiful knitting projects they…

Holocaust survivor’s art collection finds a home in Hemet

Collection used as a traveling lecture series on the Waclaw Gazinski legacy ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter The legacy of Holocaust survivor turned artist, poet, composer, master carver and sculptor-extraordinaire, Waclaw (pronounced “vatslav”) “Vatz” Gazinski, lives on in the home of Hemet’s Krystyne Gray. Gray, vice president of the Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Council, purchased…

Memories from an underwater cameraman

Bob Dunn discusses his career photographing shipwrecks and studio films ■ Matt McPherson / Contributed World famous underwater cinematographer Bob Dunn, a member of the Underwater Demolition Team during World War II, gave an exciting and informative presentation at the Valle Vista Library July 13 about his experiences as a professional photographer, most notably photographing…