Menifee sees new unbudgeted General Fund costs

While revenues from property taxes and building permit fee revenues are projected to be higher than expected in the city of Menifee an additional $365,500 will be needed from the General Fund to cover the city’s bills. The General Fund budgetarily unfunded expenditures to date this fiscal year, were explained by Menifee City Finance Director […]

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]

Hemet’s old Stetson Street bridge in to be replaced by 2018-19

Hemet City Council has approved a $243,800 amended contract to engineer the replacement of the old Stetson Street and Cawston Avenue bridge near the airport that in need of serious repair. While the bridge is safe for most traffic, loads over 10,000 pounds are not recommended. The city successfully applied for a Federal Highway Bridge […]

Human Relations Council selected winners for the Black History Month essay contest

Human Relations Council selected winners for the Black History Month essay contest

Valley high school students awarded for their essays presented at the 13th annual Black History Month essay contest and awards ceremony at Mt. San Jacinto College library in San Jacinto Feb. 24 include from left: Andrea Mares, Western Center Academy; Kristina Leslie, San Jacinto High School and Michael Sheaden Cox, San Jacinto High School. Mares, […]

Disabled vets learning successful business entrepreneurship

Disabled vets learning successful business entrepreneurship

A group of aspiring, mostly disabled, American Veterans have found a common interest in seeking to start their own businesses and a new home at the Murrieta Innovation Center. It began with several disabled veterans meeting for coffee several times a week. Their discussions centered around, as one might expect, their prior military experiences and […]

Question of proposed Menifee Central Park restrooms under discussion

The action of Menifee’s former city manager approving a modification to the planned 5-acre Central Park project in the Menifee Town Center without City Council’s approval and who will pay for the park restrooms, the city or the developer, will be discussed by an ad hoc committee and returned for a public hearing March 15. […]

Hemet Measure U tax oversight committee in place

Seven Hemet residents determined to keep the Measure U general sales tax money going only to the police, fire and public safety services were appointed to a Measure U Oversight Committee by the Hemet City Council Feb. 14. The seven Oversight Committee members were selected out of almost three dozen applicants after extensive ad hoc […]

Democrats rally for immigration justice in Hemet

Democrats rally for immigration justice in Hemet

“No hate. No fear. Immigrants welcome here,” chanted more than 150 protestors as they took to the downtown Hemet streets for the Hemet Immigration March & Rally Saturday, Feb. 18. The eight-block walk, in downtown Hemet, sponsored by the Democrats of Hemet-San Jacinto, ended with a rally and the posting of a hoped for Deferred […]

Bradley appointed new Menifee interim city manager

Bradley appointed new Menifee interim city manager

Retired Temecula City Manager Ron Bradley has been appointed the City of Menifee’s interim city manager by the Menifee City Council effective Feb. 16, until a permanent city manager can be hired. Bradley, who has spent time not only as Temecula’s city manager but as an interim city manager in both the neighboring cities of […]