Ninth Idyllwild Film Festival headed for the Oscars

<strong>Ninth Idyllwild Film Festival headed for the Oscars</strong>

One year shy of qualifying for Academy Awards accreditation, festival awards 85 filmmakers ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Are you a cinephile? Do you have an appreciation for artistry behind and in front of a camera lens? Do you like to take a break from reality every now and then, finding yourself totally immersed […]


AMR passes accreditation inspection

<strong>AMR passes accreditation inspection</strong>

■ Chronicle News Service American Medical Response (AMR) Riverside County passed its accreditation inspection on Feb. 27 by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS)—an independent accrediting agency that exists to encourage and promote the highest standards for medical transportation systems. The accreditation inspection occurs every three years. CAAS, a nonprofit agency, was formed […]


Time to take charge: Tips for women to advance their careers

<strong>Time to take charge: Tips for women to advance their careers</strong>

■ Statepoint As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them—from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job—it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained. Only one-third of women feel they […]


Store proprietor jailed after shooting suspected thief

<strong>Store proprietor jailed  after shooting suspected thief</strong>

Police nab suspect at area hospital after he arrives with gunshot wound ■ THE VALLEY CHRONICLE STAFF Riverside County sheriff’s deputies arrested and jailed a store proprietor after he took a shot at, and apparently hit, a man who stole merchandise from his store, according to deputies. At 11:20 a.m., Monday, March 12, sheriff’s deputies […]


Lady Eagles slay the Warriors

<strong>Lady Eagles slay the Warriors</strong>

Mt. San Jacinto’s Women’s Basketball Team took the CCCAA Regional title from El Camino College, 81-67 ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Mom often told us to never play ball in the house, but the Mt. San Jacinto College gymnasium is no ordinary house. Also, it’s been raining. What better house for the Lady Eagles […]

Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner: Easter week

<strong>Clergy Corner: Easter week</strong>

■ By Luis E. Barreto Lugo / Contributed Starting on March 25, the Christian church all over the world will immerse herself in the commemoration of Holy Week. It’s the tribute of the savior, Jesus Christ, the son of God, in the week of his passion. It’s the remembrance of his harrowing torture and suffering […]

Faith & Fellowship

FAITH IN BRIEF – March 15th, 2018

Unity Chapel Unity Chapel is a New-Thought-based fellowship, founded on the teachings of Jesus, the Christ. We welcome all seekers of spiritual truth. We are located at 140 N. Buena Vista, in Hemet. A 15 minute meditation begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend […]


A history of America’s transportation, Part 2

The covered wagon—‘Go west young man’ ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter The covered wagon and stagecoaches superseded more rudimentary means of travel in the United States, both for commerce and personal travel. Of course, the old story of East and West never meeting became the national challenge. Until the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, […]


Community News – March 15th, 2018

■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor The Steven Ragsdale Quartet Concert begins at 7 p.m. on March 17 at the Diamond Valley Arts Center (DVAC), 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $15. DVAC members and students are $10. Students may purchase pre-sale $5 tickets online at or […]

Arts & Culture

Bob Seger fans pack the house at HHT

<strong>Bob Seger fans pack the house at HHT</strong>

■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Pouring rain was no deterrent for the capacity crowd at the Historic Hemet Theatre on Saturday, March 10. Hundreds of Bob Seger fans packed the house to hear the Sam Morrison Band perform their “Turn The Page” Tribute. Through the years, the patrons at HHT have gained a reputation […]