Traffic stop reveals over 100 ID theft victims

<strong>Traffic stop reveals over 100 ID theft victims</strong>

■ Chronicle News Staff Last month, Task Force Officers (TFO) of the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force discovered personal identifying documents affecting over 100 victims of possible identity theft after pulling over two suspects in Hemet. On Jan 29, Hemet TFOs conducted a routine traffic stop for a vehicle code violation in the 100 […]


Idyllwild man missing in mountains

<strong>Idyllwild man missing in mountains</strong>

As tempratures dip lower, family fears for his safety ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor Authorities and Idyllwild residents were desperately searching Wednesday, Feb. 20, for a 62-year-old man who had been missing for more than 48 hours in the chilly mountains surrounding the arts community. Piotr Hopper-Jasinski was described as white, 6-foot-1, 170 […]

Faith & Fellowship

Clergy Corner – Bridging the generational gaps

<strong>Clergy Corner – Bridging the generational gaps</strong>

■ Michael Falgout / Contributed All families have their problems. More than a century ago, Thoreau wrote, “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” I’m sure you’ve also seen such short sightedness in youth. But, I have also seen as much generational prejudice among those of us who ought to […]


Amethysts are the gemstone for February

<strong>Amethysts are the gemstone for February</strong>

We talk to local artists who craft amethyst jewelry ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Earlier this month, we ran an article about how Valentine’s Day got its name and date in our Gregorian Calendar. A side story within that tale is how the month of February got its name in ancient times from a Roman […]


Lady Eagles dent Spartans’ armor

<strong>Lady Eagles dent Spartans’ armor</strong>

Women’s basketball: MSJC beats MiraCosta, 100-76 ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Maintaining a winning team is hard work for any coach. But Chris Mozga has done so, maintaining a winning women’s basketball team at Mt. San Jacinto College. But would these screamin’ Lady Eagles keep their winning ways going against the visiting MiraCosta Lady […]


Titans collide with Jaguars

<strong>Titans collide with Jaguars</strong>

Boys soccer: Tahquitz bested Ontario at the last minute, 1-0 to advance in CIF ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter The better a team does during the regular season, the more chance they have of becoming nervous in postseason. The Tahquitz High School boys soccer team got that chance on Thursday, Feb. 7 as they […]


Sunset Rotary announces speech contestant winners

<strong>Sunset Rotary announces speech contestant winners</strong>

■ By Stacey Bailey / Contributed The Hemet Sunset Rotary held its annual Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest on Feb. 13 at the DVAC on Harvard Street. Students from three of the local high schools competed to go on to the Rotary District Competition. From Hemet High, the contestants were Jessica Greenman and Ben Collier; […]


Black history concerts big success at HHT

<strong>Black history concerts big success at HHT</strong>

■ Susan Carrier / Contributed For Black History Month, the Historic Hemet Theatre hosted two concerts featuring the music of famous black musicians. On Saturday, Feb. 9, the show was a Tribute to Marvin Gaye featuring Grammy award-winning artist Jackie’s Boy. “Let’s Get It On” is a new tribute show created by Jackie’s Boy and […]

Cooking & Craft

Chocolate treat for a Valentine sweet

<strong>Chocolate treat for a Valentine sweet</strong>

Restaurant reservations, red roses and sparkling jewelry all are par for the course on Valentine’s Day. However, nothing may epitomize the holiday more than a decadent chocolate treat. When heart-shaped chocolate boxes are not enough, resourceful gifters can turn to homemade desserts to really capture the spirit of Valentine’s Day. This recipe for “Hot Cocoa […]

Cooking & Craft

Candle crafts tap creativity

<strong>Candle crafts tap creativity</strong>

Crafting is enjoyed by children and adults. Even the most ardent arts and crafts enthusiasts might be surprised to learn that their favorite hobby can offer a number of benefits related to their health and well-being. Research shows that regularly engaging in crafts can have tangible health benefits. The rhythmic and repetitive movements of certain […]