Local dining spots foster community

■ Metro service Dining out is a great way to celebrate life’s milestones or simply reconnect with friends and loved ones. Research firm NPD Group found that, by the end of 2015, restaurant visits by consumers increased by 700 million compared to just five years prior. While chain restaurants invest heavily in advertising, independently owned…

Strait On: Are we a racist community?

■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Racism is defined as any program or practice of racial discrimination, segregation, persecution, and/or domination, based on racialism. If a white man is asked to produce his Green Card, it usually makes the front pages and involves either drugs or national security. Mexicans, even American-born Mexicans, are routinely asked…

Valle Vista cleans up!

Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington’s office coordinated a community cleanup ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter On Saturday, Sept. 16, Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington hosted a Community Cleanup event, where local volunteers were invited to help beautify parts of the city of Hemet and the unincorporated area of Valle Vista. “We shouldn’t just rely on…

Community News – Sep. 21st, 2017

■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez OLDlympics – Competition for ALL Seniors Valley-Wide Recreation presents the 33rd annual OLDlympics for those 50 years of age and older. The competition runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 3. Events include bowling, chair volleyball, bench press, horseshoes, golf and more. Events will be held at Valley-Wide Recreation Park, 901…

Community News – August 31, 2017

DVAC plein air art show Join DVAC from now through Oct. 7, from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday, 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. Free admission. “Plein Air” refers to works that are created in an outdoor setting. To participate, contact the Diamond Valley Arts Council, 951-652-3822. Family Movie Nights at Valley-Wide Recreation and…