San Jacinto looks to purchasing Southern California Edison light poles

The San Jacinto City Council approved the purchase of 1,810 Southern California Edison streetlights at a cost of $1.6 million financed over a 15-year period through a phased inspection and transition period. The purchase was approved during a special meeting March 28 with plans to retrofit the poles with LED lights at a cost of […]

Video Digital apprenticeship program comes to Temecula

Video Digital apprenticeship program comes to Temecula

JDS Creative Academy announced its partnership with the City of Temecula and Mt. San Jacinto College will establish a new digital video apprenticeship program that will help the city with its marketing efforts in the form of a weekly video newscast. The apprenticeship program begins with the first Digifest three-day event featuring All Things Digital […]

Hemet Downtown Specific Plan receives final council approval

Hemet Downtown Specific Plan receives final council approval

Hemet City Council approved four items related to the Downtown Specific Plan Tuesday, April 11, that completed two years of intensive study and planning opening the door to implementing the plans for the long-sought revitalization of the Hemet downtown area. The goals of the Downtown Specific Plan envisioned two years ago are: to revitalize the […]

Hemet Dickey’s Barbecue Pit beckons the hungriest families

Hemet Dickey’s Barbecue Pit beckons the hungriest families

When you walk into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hemet the delicious smell of barbecued meat fills your olfactory nerves sending your mind into the wonderful smells of outdoor barbecues and fun family times. Your eyes catch the familiar blue-checkered, oilcloth-covered tables enhancing the moment you will soon taste your favorite hickory wood-smoked barbecue dish whether […]

Hemet Valley Art Association presents high school art scholarships

Five accomplished artists showed their skills during the 13th annual “An Evening of Art” at the Hemet Public Library March 25 and highlighted by the presentation of Hemet Valley Art Association art scholarships to nine Hemet and San Jacinto high school students. “An Evening of Art” provided reasonably priced art, wine and cheese and opportunity […]

San Jacinto Council hears passionate marijuana ordinance debate

San Jacinto Council hears passionate marijuana ordinance debate

The San Jacinto City Council meeting April 4 in a public hearing on a proposed marijuana cultivation ordinance brought strong emotional debate between marijuana cultivators, those opposed and a member of the city council. The continued public hearing on Ordinance 17-02 that is meant to regulate the establishment of commercial marijuana cultivation in the light […]

HUSD recognizes Teachers and Classified Employees of the Year

HUSD recognizes Teachers and Classified Employees of the Year

The Hemet Unified School District Board and Principals honor top teachers and classified workers from each school Wednesday, March 29, at District Headquarters. The Board and school principals recognized 27 Teachers of the Year and 27 Classified employees of the Year from the districts’ schools, learning centers and special programs. They also named Districtwide Teachers […]

School pinwheel project signals April Child Abuse Prevention Month

School pinwheel project signals April Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Hemet and Winchester women’s club members have been working with Diamond Valley Middle School and Winchester Elementary School students on a project to educate children and their parents about child abuse. The project, called “Pinwheels for Prevention,” began March 21 with members of the Hemet Women’s Club. […]

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