Everyone loves a hero – is the HERO program a hero or villian?

John Occhi and Mike Mason Special to the Valley News The HERO program has been popular throughout Southwest Riverside County since its inception in late 2011 for the financing of energy saving improvements that can be paid for within a homeowner’s property tax payment. The Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity, or HERO, was created by the […]

GOHS’s Spring Showcase highlights clubs and programs for freshmen

Aldo Gonzalez Intern Great Oak High School held its annual Spring Showcase on March 12 to provide incoming freshmen and their parents with information on the school’s clubs and programs. “I’m here to learn more about Great Oak and everything they have here. I want to audition for cheer and make more friends,” stated Krystana […]

Palm Springs student wins Riverside County Spelling Bee

RIVERSIDE – After five hours, more than 400 words and 39 rounds of stressful competition, Jenna-May Ingal, an eighth grade student from James Workman Middle School in the Palm Springs Unified School District, correctly spelled the word “agama” to clinch victory at the 38th annual Riverside County Spelling Bee held on Wednesday, March 4 at […]

Army and Air Force graduates

Army Pvt. Garrett E. Herron   has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Herron is the son of Lisa Herron of Temecula, Calif. He is a 2013 graduate of Great Oak High School, Temecula, Calif. Army Pvt. Benjamin Phapakdy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Phapakdy is the son of Keith Phapakdy of Temecula, Calif., […]

MSJC Board seeks candidates for Citizen Committee

SAN JACINTO – The Board of Trustees of the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the implementation of the district’s Measure AA school facilities bond program. The committee shall consist of nine […]

Proposed instructional materials up for review

TEMECULA – For the purpose of public review, the Temecula Valley Unified School District will display the curriculum and teacher’s guide for Growth and Development—“Positive Prevention Plus: HIV/STD Prevention Education for California Youth Level B for High School and Alternative Settings,” published by The American Red Cross. The materials will be accessible for a two-week […]

Local residents excel at college

TEMECULA – Alexa Acquista, a University of Dallas freshman from Temecula, was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll for the Fall 2014 semester. Acquista competed in women’s soccer and excelled in academics during the fall semester. The SCAC is a Division III conference that includes seven other schools from the region. Only […]