Commercial pot growing zone approved by San Jacinto City Council

San Jacinto City laws on indoor and outdoor commercial marijuana cultivation in the light industrial zone will officially go into effect soon, after the council approved the second reading of Ordinance 17-02 Tuesday, June 6. Four workshops and public hearings called by the city council were spurred on by the state voters’ passage of Proposition […]

Wal-Mart Academy opens in San Jacinto Supercenter

A group of 90 new hourly Wal-Mart Associates, supervisors enjoyed a double honor Thursday, June 8, to not only witness the ribbon-cutting for the first Wal-Mart Academy at the San Jacinto Wal-Mart Super Store and be the first to graduate from the Academy. “Give me a W…A…L…M…A…R…T and what does that spell… Wal-Mart…and whose Number […]

Manzanita Ranch shouts out ‘thanks’ to clients, supporters

Manzanita Ranch shouts out ‘thanks’ to clients, supporters

Several new horses whinnied while the band played, military veterans and families talked and laughed during a “thank you” get together hosted by Manzanita Ranch on Memorial Day in Anza. Johnny and Jill Roberts, managers of Manzanita Ranch, where “horses are the therapy” for military veterans, first responders and those suffering from Post-tramatic Sress Disorder […]

Hemet City Council sees draft of 2017-18 CIP budget

Hemet City Council, on their request, received a very detailed preliminary Fiscal Year 2017-18 Operating Budget report proposing $30,068,370 in Capital Improvement Projects by the city manager and staff Tuesday, May 30. The 84-page report was scheduled to be discussed further during a special meeting June 7 to provide staff any desired changes before the […]

A Pawsability 4 Veterans opens service dog training center

A Pawsability 4 Veterans opens service dog training center

It is often said, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” This is particularly found true for many returning wounded American military veterans who have experienced terrifying physical and mental trauma in combat or in service to the nation. Sandy Dee, a U.S. Army, medically retired, veteran, from Hemet is one of those who have seen what […]

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony hosting annual summer picnic

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony friends, associate artists and board of directors are opening the colony to the public Sunday, June 11, for their annual summer picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. The arts colony, located at 36701 Highway 79 South outside Temecula’s wine country, is a residency program for local, national and international artists, writers, […]

Hemet Fire Department moves on weed abatement notices

The Hemet City Council heard no protests or objections from landowners who have received “declarations of hazardous condition” advising them weeds, rubbish and other debris must be cleaned up during a public hearing May 23 in the city hall chambers. Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown told the council that under the city’s Municipal Code Section […]

Enlarged Lake Hemet Splashing Eagle Water Park opens for summer season

Enlarged Lake Hemet Splashing Eagle Water Park opens for summer season

The summer vacation and recreation season began at Lake Hemet Memorial Day weekend with an estimated 2,000 campers occupying more than 300 improved campsites including 10 new six-person cabins. The campers also enjoyed the official opening of the expanded Splashing Eagle Water Park. “We are completely booked for the weekend,” said Jeffery Richter, Lake Hemet […]

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