Real Estate

Owning a Home the Easy Way

<strong>Owning a Home the Easy Way</strong>

Realizing the American dream ■ Anthony G Moya / Contributed Among the most desired things a person wants is to own a property they can call their very own. Home ownership is a major goal that many Americans desire to acquire in their lifetime of achievements. For the most part, we all grew up in […]

Home & Garden

Making the Most of Local Produce

<strong>Making the Most of Local Produce</strong>

■ StatePoint / Contributed Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. Whether you join a community supported agriculture (CSA) group or shop at your local farmers’ market, it’s easy to taste the elevated flavor profile of just-picked fruits and veggies. Make the most […]

Home & Garden

Transform your Home into an Entertaining Haven this Summer

<strong>Transform your Home into an Entertaining Haven this Summer</strong>

■ StatePoint / Contributed In warm weather, everything is better done outdoors – from eating meals to entertaining guests. In fact, 88 percent of homeowners taking on landscaping projects upgrade outdoor living elements, such as furniture and heating features, to make spending time outside more comfortable, according to the Houzz 2018 Landscaping Survey. To embrace […]

Home & Garden

Vinyl Siding Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

<strong>Vinyl Siding Cleaning and Maintenance Tips</strong>

■ StatePoint / Contributed The type of siding you have on your home can affect how you spend your weekends, as some options require more maintenance and upkeep than others. “While stucco, wood siding, fiber cement siding and engineered wood all require regular painting and caulking to look their best, today’s vinyl siding needs only […]

Home & Garden

The basics of mulching

<strong>The basics of mulching</strong>

The benefits of mulch are more than just aesthetic ■ Metro Service Mulch is available in various forms. Like other land and garden products, mulch can go a long way toward helping plants thrive. Mulch comprises just about any material that is spread over the surface of soil. Its purpose is primarily to help soil […]


Thousands turn out for July 4 parade

<strong>Thousands turn out for July 4 parade</strong>

Parade route down Main Street a hit with spectators, participants ■ By Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Festivities and spirits were high during the 2018 Independence Day Hometown Parade and Festival held in San Jacinto on July 4. The parade started 9 a.m. Wednesday beginning its route from Ramona Expressway and proceeding down Main Street towards […]


Tee-off marks official reopening of Soboba golf course

<strong>Tee-off marks official reopening of Soboba golf course</strong>

Fresh look belies new name: Traditions at Soboba Resort & Casino Golf Course ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed With the swing of a golf club by Soboba Tribal Council Chairman Scott Cozart, a ceremonial inaugural tee-off marked the official opening of the renovated golf course at The Country Club at Soboba Springs. And with […]

Arts & Culture

Chamber Nonprofit Award presented to HHT

<strong>Chamber Nonprofit Award presented to HHT</strong>

Historic Hemet Theatre receives recognition for its community enrichment ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Last week the Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation ended its 2017-2018 fiscal year, closing the books on a big year for the valley’s acclaimed Community Arts Center. Topping off a year of achievements was the announcement made June 29 that the […]

Arts & Culture

Stone Soul has ‘em rocking at Ramona Bowl

<strong>Stone Soul has ‘em rocking at Ramona Bowl</strong>

Classic soul and Motown group headlines opening night at Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Series ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Last Thursday the Ramona Bowl Summer Concert Series kicked off with Stone Soul, a tribute band which covers mainly 1960s classic soul and Motown hits, including the works of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Temptations, […]