San Jacinto grieves for Baby Anthony

<strong>San Jacinto grieves for Baby Anthony</strong>
Toddler playing in driveway is run over and killed Courtesy of the family of Anthony Carreon & GoFundMe.comAnthony Carreon was on the ground behind a vehicle whose driver backed up and struck him, causing fatal injuries. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor A 1-year-old toddler playing in a San Jacinto driveway was run over and killed last week by a vehicle as the driver backed into the street. The victim was identified as Anthony Carreon, who suffered multiple serious injuries during the incident, which occurred at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, according to the Riverside County coroner. The child was rushed by ambulance to Hemet Valley Medical Center, but (more…)

Chaudhuri enhances his medical kingdom

<strong>Chaudhuri enhances his medical kingdom</strong>
KPC Group buys four new hospitals in California thekpcgroup.comDr. Kali P. Chaudhuri ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri and his KPC Group, owners of hospitals in Hemet, Menifee and other cities around the world, have bid to acquire four California hospitals for the sum of $6.1 million. The four hospitals that KPC Group has bid on, all owned by Verity Health Systems, are: – St. Vincent Medical Center, in downtown Los Angeles, is a 366 bed hospital. It was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1856. In 2002, Catholic Healthcare West, with whom St. Vincent Medical Center became affiliated, sold the hospital to the newly (more…)

Valentine’s Day vibes at Sweet Baby Jane’s BBQ

<strong>Valentine’s Day vibes at Sweet Baby Jane’s BBQ</strong>
Tom Hickey for The Valley ChronicleValentine’s Day diners celebrated Feb. 14 by listening to Mondo A Go Go at Sweet Baby Jane’s BBQ. Regular gigs include Wednesday, Gary Watson; Thursday, Mondo A Go Go; Saturdays Reed Searl & the Feral Katz; and Sunday and Monday Rocky Zharp. Upcoming special guests include, Feb. 22 Psycohbillies, March 1 Rocky Zharp, March 8 Pyscohbillies, and March 15 Satellite. Sweet Baby Jane’s BBQ is located at 124 S. Harvard St. in Hemet. (951) 652-4227. (more…)

Sunday quake shakes Hemet area residents

<strong>Sunday quake shakes Hemet area residents</strong>
Temblor sparks memories of the big one 100 years ago Courtesy WikipediaThe former Gibbel Building at Florida Avenue and State Street in Hemet following the San Jacinto earthquake on April 21, 1918. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck just outside Hemet last Sunday morning, Feb. 10, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor hit at 9:12 a.m. and was centered about 8.7 miles east-southeast of Hemet and some 4.3 miles southeast of Valle Vista. The depth of the earthquake was estimated at 9.9 miles, according to USGS. Several people, including social media users in Perris, (more…)

Local government raises funds for historic barn

<strong>Local government raises funds  for historic barn</strong>
San Jacinto City Council forms GoFundMe for Estudillo Barn renovations Photo by GoFundMe.comThe years of service to the city are beginning to show on the Estudillo Barn. ■ By Jacob Doane / Contributed The Estudillo Barn in San Jacinto on 7th street is in need of renovation. The city councilmembers of San Jacinto have created a GoFundMe page in order to allow donations and support from the citizens for these renovations. According to the GoFundMe, alongside public donations, a percentage of revenue from special events during the year will be dedicated to these renovations as well. According to Councilman Andrew Kotyuk, “the barn is used for many things from the boy (more…)

Well project to assure Hemet water supply

Replacement well will bolster quality and dependability of city water supply ■ By Tom Jones / Contributed The Hemet City Council has unanimously approved the continuous upgrading of the city’s historically most dependable water well, No.10A, located at 777 Augusta Lane near the intersection of Kirby and Johnston streets. Originally drilled in 1943, the well provided some of the highest quality, most dependable water supply for 70 years until it was abandoned in 2016. At that time the well underwent a planned rehabilitation, which was a project that was abandoned when it was discovered that the well casing was too old and fragile to be used. Instead, a new test well (more…)

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 Photos Courtesy of Valley Pro-Life and Yvette QuintanaHemet area citizens opposed to abortion leave a rally at Gibbel Park before walking together along sidewalks in procession to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. ■ 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” was sponsored by the Valley Pro-Life organization. Nearly 600 pro-life demonstrators took part in the rally and walk for life Jan. 26. Some (more…)

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 Eddie George, Hemet Eye NewsHighway Patrol officers survey the scene of a head-on crash between a stolen Dodge Durango and a 40-foot tractor trailer truck on Gilman Springs Road that took the life of a 31-year-old Hemet woman. Two area residents died last week in separate crashes. ■ 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, who was killed shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. (more…)

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 © 2010 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël ChipaultAntonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, 1793. ■ 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 area historians. Engard focuses on U.S. and local history while Frances* explores international and travel topics. I sat back in the padded wooden armchairs of the first-floor conference room while Engard entertained us with stories about the famous paleoanthropological Leakey Family (more…)

SJHS student to travel to boxing nationals

<strong>SJHS student to travel to boxing nationals</strong>
Ezequiel Pelayo en route to the Silver Gloves National Boxing Championships representing San Jacinto Sonia RamosEzequiel Pelayo and David Flores (coach) at the San Jacinto Unified School district. ■ Kathleen Prokop / Contributed “One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.” Words to live by, as spoken by Rocky in the movie by the same name. Ezequiel Pelayo, a student in the San Jacinto Unified School District, is living them every day. Pelayo will be representing Boxing for Christ, a San Jacinto gym, and the valley at the National Silver Gloves Tournament in Missouri at the end of January. The San Jacinto City Council (more…)