Hemet city manager placed on paid administrative leave

Chris Lopez named acting city manager ■ By Tom Jones / Contributed The city council has placed City Manager Allen Parker on paid administrative leave while the council continues the process of his evaluation following a closed-door session Tuesday night, March 12. The council appointed Deputy City Manager Chris Lopez as acting city manager. Parker […]


Hemet gets a taste of Hollywood

<strong>Hemet gets a taste of Hollywood</strong>

Idyllwild Film Festival holds awards ceremony in downtown Hemet ■ Chronicle news Staff Hemet got a taste of Hollywood when the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema chose to celebrate it’s awards ceremony at the historic Hemet Theatre on Sunday, March 10. Founded by independent filmmaker Stephen Savage, the festival, now in its 10th year, is […]


Culling the herd

<strong>Culling the herd</strong>

Far-From-Perfect Mustang Rescue gives horses a second chance ■ By Ann Hoffman / Contributed When you were a kid, did you have dreams of riding the range, maybe rounding up wild mustangs, maybe even “breaking” them to ride? Or maybe you just have a thing for horses? What if you could actually go see and […]


SJHS Annual Golf Tournament

<strong>SJHS Annual Golf Tournament</strong>

Local high school hosts 11th annual ‘Match Play’ at Golden Era Golf Course ■ Muriel Dufresne, Golden Era Productions / Contributed The 11th annual San Jacinto “Match Play” Tournament was hosted at the Golden Era Golf Course from Feb. 25-27. This competition is for high school golfers and is played differently than a regular golf […]


Yippie! It’s Pi Day! – Huh?!

<strong>Yippie! It’s Pi Day! – Huh?!</strong>

Celebrating math, Einstein, and pie – all on the same day ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Does 3.14 ring a bell? How about 3.14159? If you remembered the latter, you retained from junior high school the first six digits of an endless numerical constant called pi, represented by the lowercase Greek letter for pi (π). […]


Soboba Fire announces latest new hire

<strong>Soboba Fire announces latest new hire</strong>

Glenn Lindsey started with department on Jan. 31 ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Growing up, Glenn Lindsey always thought about becoming a firefighter but it wasn’t until he worked with the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ NCIDC program in 2017 that he decided it was time to pursue that career path. The NCIDC (Northern […]


New pickleballcourts open at Diamond Valley

<strong>New pickleballcourts open at Diamond Valley</strong>

Additional courts at Diamond Valley Lake Community Park reflect growing popularity of the sport ■ By Tom Jones / Contributed The community park at Diamond Valley Lake recently gained two new pickleball courts to better accommodate the growing popularity of the hybrid sport. The Hemet City Council has approved a reimbursement request in the amount […]


Are firefighters using all the right stuff?

■ Thomas D. Elias / Contributed It’s pretty clear to anyone who’s watched firefighters try to control the massive blazes bedeviling California over the last two years that they have the right stuff. But questions have arisen over whether they are using all the right stuff. The maker of a rival firefighting substance has cried […]


Senator Kamala Harris on California Death Penalty Moratorium

■ Chronicle News Staff On March 13, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) released the following statement on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement of a moratorium on the state’s death penalty. Harris has opposed the death penalty throughout her career in law enforcement: “This is an important day for justice and for the state of […]


What the pension ruling means for California’s taxpayers

■ By Jon Coupal / Contributed Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS, a case involving public employee pensions. For taxpayers, the decision was a mixed bag. On the plus side, the court refused to find a contractual right to retain an option to purchase “air […]