America’s spirit is under siege

■ Richard S. FloreS Latino Political Organizing Committee / Contributed As we celebrated the Fourth of July holiday, which marks the signing of a document that announced the creation of a free and independent new nation, it is fitting to assess where we find ourselves in regards to the state of our nation today. A […]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR – July 12th, 2018

Dear Editor, This is in response to your “Editor’s Note” on July 5. I did not agree with your interpretation of Nancy Eller and Citizen Bob’s letters. I believe, as they do, that anyone coming to this wonderful country, for whatever reason, must do so LEGALLY. Once in our country they should learn English, become […]


RV fire causes burn victim and displaced resident

<strong>RV fire causes burn victim and displaced resident</strong>

Multiple vehicle fire creates chaotic scene at mobile home park in San Jacinto ■ Robin Underwood / Contributed A resident is displaced, cats are missing, and an individual burned after a fire broke out in a mobile home park in San Jacinto last Tuesday. On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday, Cal Fire […]


PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – July 12th, 2018

CERT/Community Emergency Response Team Register: On the City of Hemet Website,, Fire Department, CERT Course or call 951-765-2451 WHERE: TBD DATE: August 24, 25, and 26 November 16, 17, and 18th TIME: Fri. – 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Sat. – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sun. – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (1hr […]


The patriotic history behind a Jeep

■ By Richard Perry / Contributed Greetings from the Hemet Car Guy, Both Memorial and Independence Day have passed and these patriotic holidays got me thinking about Jeep Wranglers – why you may ask? Because “Jeeps” were a big part of World War II. After WWII, government-surplus MB vehicles were widely available in the U.S. […]


Como La Flor does Tejano justice

<strong>Como La Flor does Tejano justice</strong>

Audience braves 100-degree temps to hear their beloved Selena ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor The second concert in the Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Series lived up to expectations as Como La Flor, a Selena tribute band, had audience members dancing in their seats. Nira Perez Ruiz, lead singer for the group, impressed attendees […]


Music of Chicago fills HHT to capacity

<strong>Music of Chicago fills HHT to capacity</strong>

Horn section in Kenny Cetera’s band wows ‘em with original sound ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The latest tribute concert at the Historic Hemet Theatre filled the auditorium to capacity with applause and cheers and the unmistakable sound of the best horn section in rock and roll history. Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience presented classic […]


COMMUNITY NEWS – July 12th, 2018

■ Chronicle News Staff Concerts Under the Stars at the Ramona Bowl Join the fun this summer by attending one or all in the live musical performance series at the Ramona Bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet; Following is a list of the remaining upcoming events: July 12 – 8 p.m. – Branson on […]


Hangin’ with la gente in the Soboba Casino parking lot

<strong>Hangin’ with la gente in the Soboba Casino parking lot</strong>

Where’s the best view to see the fireworks? Not in the bleachers ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor As a member of the press, oftentimes you get to go places for free that you might otherwise have to pay to enter. The Soboba Casino fireworks display was the exception: everyone gets in for free. […]


PET OF THE WEEK – July 12th, 2018

<strong>PET OF THE WEEK – July 12th, 2018</strong>

“Sperry” – Beagle female Mix Gorgeous, sweet and mellow dog. Sperry was turned in by her previous owner, because she & their other dog stopped getting along. They told us she is housebroken & loves car rides. She has been known to get into the garbage from time to time. She is 4 years old […]