Barbara Bush’s end-of-life decision stirs debate over ‘Comfort Care’

■ Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia / Kaiser Health News Editor’s note: Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17. Our sincerest condolences to the Bush family. As she nears death at age 92, former first lady Barbara Bush’s announcement that she is seeking “comfort care” is shining a light — and stirring […]


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – April 19, 2018

One lingering question Dear Editor, I have one lingering question regarding the “administrative leave” that Fire Chief Scott Brown was forced to endure. If the leave was not punitive but was to give both Brown and City Manager Allen Parker “some time to reflect on the team building training for the Fire Department’s management and […]


Valley Chronicle circulation tops 12,000

■ Chronicle News Service The Valley Chronicle now has a circulation of 12,000 – up from 8,000 just a short time ago – with more than 32,000 readers. The Chronicle today is one of the fastest growing community newspapers in California. On a weekly basis, The Valley Chronicle provides citizens of the San Jacinto Valley […]


Motorcycle-riding realtor injured in hit-run crash

<strong>Motorcycle-riding realtor  injured in hit-run crash</strong>

Hemet driver jailed after police find his license plate at crash site ■ Chronicle News Staff Local realtor Greg Treadwell, who routinely was seen riding around Hemet on his Harley Davidson motorcycle sporting a Brubaker-Culton realty sign, was injured last Tuesday, April 10, when a driver plowed into the rear of his stopped bike near […]



Man found dead on trail near Mountain Center A man was found dead on a trail near Mountain Center shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, but sheriff’s deputies believe there probably was no foul play involved. According to a Riverside Sheriff’s Department press release, deputies from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station responded to a report […]


Maintaining correct tire pressure helps keep you safe

<strong>Maintaining correct tire pressure helps keep you safe</strong>

■ By Richard Perry / The Hemet Car Guy Greetings from the Hemet Car Guy! Many drivers understand it’s important to monitor the pressure in their tires. Improperly inflated tires hurt fuel economy and cause irregular or rapid tire wear in addition to posing safety problems. It’s best to check your tire pressure once a […]


Runners enjoy Soboba’s terrain

<strong>Runners enjoy Soboba’s terrain</strong>

Annual Trail Race attracts all ages ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Runners arrived at The Oaks on the Soboba Reservation at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, to participate in the seventh annual Trail Race, hosted by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ Parks and Recreation Department and its director, Andy Silvas. The 5K, […]


The Food Trucks come back to Hemet

<strong>The Food Trucks come back to Hemet</strong>

Fifth annual Central Valley United Way Food Truck Festival brings several newcomers for 2018 ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Starting a fixed restaurant kitchen can be quite an expense. A 2015 survey places the average cost of starting a new restaurant at around $275,000, and that’s without ownership of the building you move into. […]


Destination molts into beer and wine garden

<strong>Destination molts into beer and wine garden</strong>

■ Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro Join Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro for an afternoon of food, drink, music and entertainment from 1-6 p.m. this Saturday, April 21 to celebrate the addition of an outdoor beer and wine garden. Enjoy a taste of beers from around the world while you play jenga or cornhole. Our […]


PET OF THE WEEK – April 19, 2018

<strong>PET OF THE WEEK – April 19, 2018</strong>

“Nathan” – Pitbull male Mix What a hunk, this beautiful boy is just gorgeous! Nathan came to us as a stray, so we’re really hoping he will get a second chance at happiness. He’s a very sweet boy, but a little surprised to find himself in a shelter. He is 3 years old and weighs […]