School Life

Cawston elementary school’s unforgettable red ribbon assembly

<strong>Cawston elementary school’s unforgettable red ribbon assembly</strong>

■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed Staff members at Cawston Elementary School surprised their students with an unforgettable school assembly. On Monday, Oct. 29, students were visited by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Hemet Fire Department, and California Highway Patrol (CHP). Students were shown undercover police vehicles and a helicopter, which landed […]


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 ■ 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 […]


Florida Avenue – political football

■ 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” […]


The Inland Empire’s religious melting pot

Hemet serves the needs of many different faiths ■ By Ann Smith / Contributed I read with interest, Chris Smith’s article on the Presbyterian Church of Hemet in the Oct. 25 edition of The Valley Chronicle. I attended The Hollywood Presbyterian Church for several years myself while I was searching for my religious pathway. That […]


A senior moment in Hemet

■ By Dolly Baxter / Contributed I decided to spend time with a senior citizen named Peggy who lives in a senior community for my observation report. She is a 91 year old woman who is recently widowed after 65 years of marriage and lives alone. She has a caregiver named Delores who comes in […]


Emergency preparedness do’s & don’ts

<strong>Emergency preparedness do’s & don’ts</strong>

■ Mike Olin, President of Country Lake C.E.R.T. / Contributed The following information is important for all C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) personnel to be aware of, as well as the general public. Consider the following Do’s and Don’ts, and how these rules could impact you during and following an emergency or disaster where you […]


PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – November 8, 2018

About the Coroner’s Bureau The Coroner’s Office was established on May 2, 1893. On January 4, 1999, the Coroner’s Office consolidated with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, becoming the 42nd county in the state to consolidate the Coroner’s Office with the Sheriff’s Office. In 2015, over thirteen thousand deaths were reported to the Riverside County […]


San Jacinto musical talent surfaces

<strong>San Jacinto musical talent surfaces</strong>

Manny Huerta’s Modern Racket makes an impression beyond the Valley ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Manny Huerta is a 25-year-old 2011 graduate of San Jacinto High School and has musical ambitions that reach far beyond the Valley. However, his current focus is on bringing what he calls Modern Hippie music to the local […]


HHT announces new season of tribute concerts

<strong> HHT announces new season of tribute concerts</strong>

■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed On Saturday, Nov. 3, with an auditorium packed with CCR fans, the Historic Hemet Theatre announced its next season of Tribute Mania concerts to begin in January of 2019. Brad Ford and Fortunate Son were in town with their number one tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. […]


Pet of the Week

<strong> Pet of the Week </strong>

  “Player One” – Shepherd male Mix (Senior) Player One is a gorgeous, unassuming, sweet boy, a wee bit shy at first, but willing to make new friends. He was brought here due to a move. They told us he loves car rides & sleeps inside, doesn’t jump fences or chew on household items. He […]