Arts & Culture

Students get educated in the art of jazz

<strong>Students get educated in the art of jazz</strong>

HUSD hosts annual jazz festival at Tahquitz High School ■ By Jason Miller / Contributed Students from seven schools across the Hemet Unified School District gathered for the annual Jazz Festival/Clinic at Tahquitz High School this past Saturday. On Feb. 10, the event was hosted by Jeremy Pietsch who is the Department Chair/Band Director of […]

Arts & Culture

Nancy Drew, the Original Author, & Me

<strong>Nancy Drew, the Original Author, & Me</strong>

■ Diamond Valley Arts Center / Contributed The Diamond Valley Arts Center (DVAC) will be hosting a Cultural Series Lecture on “Nancy Drew, the Original Author, & Me” on Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon. This lecture is given by Nancy Hawkins who was a friend and coworker to Mildred Wirt Benson, the author of the […]

Family Life & Pets

Pet poisons that may be lurking in your home

<strong>Pet poisons that may be lurking in your home</strong>

One of the best things prospective pet owners can do before welcoming new pets into their families is to conduct a poison audit throughout their homes. Pets are often vulnerable to common household items that may not pose a threat to adults. That’s especially true for curious pets anxious to explore their new surroundings. The […]

Family Life & Pets

Want healthier kids? Get a pet

<strong>Want healthier kids? Get a pet</strong>

If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits associated with pet ownership may be well worth the investment of time and effort. Caring for a pet […]

Real Estate

Keep the radon outside

<strong>Keep the radon outside</strong>

Home buyers can build to protect their families As the world has changed, so, too, have home buyers. The home buyers of today typically want homes that support how we live our lives in the 21st century. That definitely means extra outlets for all of our devices and homes pre-wired for high speed internet access. […]


The evolution of global positioning systems

<strong>The evolution of global positioning systems</strong>

Global positioning systems can now be found in many devices and have transformed the way that people interact with their environments. Navigation tools have evolved over the years, and the world has long been on the precipice of something more accurate and intuitive. Many people believe GPS started with the launch of the Russian satellite […]


Show your car love for Valentine’s Day

■ RICHARD PERRY / Contributed Greetings from the Hemet Car Guy, The people at VIP Autos are car people. So we say: we love our cars, we’re not exaggerating. Like a romantic mate, we depend on our vehicles and they depend on us. So this Valentine’s Day, we’ll show our cars and trucks a little […]


Pro-life demonstrators rally at Gibbel Park

<strong>Pro-life demonstrators rally at Gibbel Park</strong>

Each carries a cross representing thousands of aborted births ■ By Ann Walsh / Contributed More than 600 valley residents representing a coalition of Protestant and Catholic churches demonstrated against abortion and in favor of the sanctity of life during a rally and march in Hemet Saturday, Jan. 26. The rally and “walk for life” […]


Two die in separate San Jacinto-area crashes

<strong>Two die in separate  San Jacinto-area crashes</strong>

Head-on collisions result from drivers crossing into oncoming traffic ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor Two people were killed in separate crashes in the San Jacinto area last week. The Riverside coroner identified the dead as Chaudhry Zulfiqar, 72, of San Jacinto, who died Tuesday night, Jan. 29, and Tanya Gil, 31, of Hemet, […]


Everything you didn’t know about Valentine’s Day

<strong>Everything you didn’t know about Valentine’s Day</strong>

Romantic deals around town for lovers ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Last Friday, Feb. 1, I had the opportunity to drop in at the Hemet Public Library on First Friday to hear an entertaining combination of both informative and amusing talks delivered by Penelope Engard, her colleague Dr. Carol Frances, and other highly qualified valley […]