Trespassing charge against Judith McPherson dismissed

■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter The trespassing charge against Judith McPherson brought by Harvard Street restaurant-owner Stephen Olguin (aka Steve Covington) back in September 2017 was dismissed Wednesday, March 6, in Banning Superior Court. At the time of the incident, McPherson was attending an open public forum hosted by Hemet City Councilperson Karlee Meyer inside the Downtown Deli. When Olguin was informed by an employee that McPherson was in attendance, he summoned two officers from the Hemet Police Department to escort her from the restaurant. Olguin later filed a complaint against McPherson for trespassing. The charge pertained to someone who is disruptive, then refuses to leave a business when (more…)

Elvis in Hemet

<strong>Elvis in Hemet</strong>
Impersonator lives in Texas, but roosts in Hemet Rusty StraitUp on Gibbel Road in Hemet, Danny occupies the top floor of what can only be described as a Southern Plantation-style home, transported from the pre-Civil War deep south to Southern California. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Internationally known Elvis Presley impersonator, Danny Lee Roth, is no stranger to the San Jacinto Valley. His personal appearances here over the past years have always been sell outs and he’ll be back for an appearance at the Historic Hemet Theatre on Mar. 19. That’s in the future. But let’s backtrack a bit. Roth was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He (more…)
Arts & Culture

Wheelchairs rule the day

2019 Hemet Valley Wheelchair Soccer Tournament ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter It was like a day at the fair. No matter the rain, the celebration took place inside a skating rink with a separate section where the kids could play games and enjoy childhood pleasures. The arena was filled with the excitement of a county fair with ribbons and medals, politicians and military figures and more than 250 spectators. What was this you may ask? It was the 2019 Hemet Valley Wheelchair Soccer Tournament, officially sanctioned by the U.S. Power Soccer Association. When the front doors opened at 8 a.m. on Mar. 2, Capt. Glenn Brock of the Hemet (more…)