Hemet Valley Medical Center is ready for any emergency

Recently maintenance workers in a Hemet technology firm were working to repair a high-pressure line carrying a toxic chemical called “Black Liquor” when it exploded. The heated liquid used as an adhesive and cleaning agent, spewed over the maintenance workers and created a gas that spread through the facility, affecting other employees. The liquid burned […]

Diamond Valley Art Center art festival swings into success

Diamond Valley Art Center art festival swings into success

A weekend of the fine arts concluded with the West Valley High School Jazz Band giving a sterling performance, the Peter Curtis Quartet delighting the audience on the Diamond Valley Arts Center stage and the winners of 12th annual Juried Art Show announced in Hemet, Oct. 20-21. The Festival of the Arts, presented by the […]

New appeal to block the Mid-county Parkway project filed

The long-sought, Mid-county Parkway that one day will hopefully connect Perris with San Jacinto recently gained its Environmental Impact Report approval by the Riverside County Transportation Commission but is running into legal problems that may delay the project further. The 16-mile Mid-county Parkway project has been in the planning stages since 2015 and is designed […]

San Jacinto Heritage Festival celebrated at Estudillo Mansion

San Jacinto Heritage Festival celebrated at Estudillo Mansion

San Jacinto elementary and high schools, the Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, the Soboba Foundation, Rotary and the city of San Jacinto celebrated the historic traditions of San Jacinto at the Heritage Days Festival at the Estudillo Mansion, 150 S. Dillon Ave., in San Jacinto, Saturday, Oct. 21. Hundreds of San Jacinto and Hemet residents […]

Cannabis dispensaries still prohibited in San Jacinto

Cannabis dispensaries still prohibited in San Jacinto

Although the San Jacinto City Council has voted to permit 16 marijuana growers to begin operations in the city, it upheld its current ordinances to prohibit marijuana dispensaries from opening and dismissed a request to allow cannabis testing laboratories in the city at the Oct. 17 city council meeting. The request to open cannabis dispensaries […]

Lake Elsinore to join Temecula in Joint Power Agreement for electricity to save money

Lake Elsinore City Council approved a joint power agreement with the city of Temecula that will bring in 1.5 megawatts of solar power to the city’s parks, streetlights and other facilities, saving the city millions of dollars in electric bills in the next 20 years. Currently, Lake Elsinore city-owned parks and facilities, excluding Diamond Stadium, […]

Temecula Valley Music Awards announced at Bel Vino Winery party

Temecula Valley Music Awards announced at Bel Vino Winery party

The Temecula Valley Music Awards singled out 12 of the Temecula Valley’s budding musicians and songwriters for special awards Saturday, Oct. 7, at Bel Vino Winery. Held on an outdoor stage at the winery, the fourth annual TVMA party showcased former TVMA winners who have become the newest national music stars and other top music […]

Residents join arms dancing at the 2017 Temecula Greek Festival

Residents join arms dancing at the 2017 Temecula Greek Festival

The happy sounds of the bouzoukis and drums echoed from the Temecula City Hall throughout Old Town along with the smell of sweet Greek pastries wafting through the air, during the 2017 Temecula Greek Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Families and children wandered through the festival grounds to watch and to participate in Greek […]

Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes

Hemet Police chief reports Measure U sales tax helping Hemet Police Department reduce city’s violent crimes

Violent crimes in the city of Hemet are down from 2016 with some reduction in property crime, partially due to new police department hires and equipment made possible through Measure U funding, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown said. Brown, appearing before the Hemet City Council during a workshop Tuesday, Oct. 10, showed that the new […]