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. […]

‘Religious Understanding Day’ event coming to Mt. San Jacinto College library

Whether you subscribe to Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or some other faith, the Mt. San Jacinto College Diversity Committee and the Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Region invites the community to attend “Religious Understanding Day” Saturday, April 8, in the MSJC San Jacinto Campus library. The event […]

Hemet police, council offer reward up to $10,000 for violent crime tips

Hemet police, council offer reward up to $10,000 for violent crime tips

Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown, hoping to get more leads in the city’s open violent crime cases, gained the approval of the Hemet City Council to provide a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. The rewards would be given to the anonymous provider of […]

Hemet Ramona Spring Fling kicks off historic upcoming Ramona play

Hemet Ramona Spring Fling kicks off historic upcoming Ramona play

The Diamond Valley Arts Council production of “Helen Hunt Jackson & The Trial of Sam Temple” Friday, March 31, helped kickoff Hemet’s revived Ramona Spring Festival held in downtown Hemet this past weekend. The Ramona Days Spring Festival revival Saturday, April 1, in downtown Hemet was held in conjunction with the Food Truck Festival to […]

San Bernardino National Forest officials seek ideas, help for future trail work

U.S. Forest Service crews and volunteers for the past year have stepped up their pace to renovate many of the San Jacinto Wilderness area trails in the San Bernardino National Forest that were damaged or destroyed in the 2013 14,000-acre Mountain Fire. While the work continues to reopen a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, […]

10-year-old Wildomar girl’s pastel was chosen for national art contest

10-year-old Wildomar girl’s pastel was chosen for national art contest

“The Fox and the Crow” story from Aesop’s fable inspired home-school student, 10-year-old Ava Lorren Gray, from Wildomar to pick up her box of pastel sticks and begin drawing. Little did she know that in May a group of skilled art judges in faraway Virginia will carefully look over her colorful creation and determine if […]

Mt. San Jacinto College Solar project completed, brings cost savings to San Jacinto campus

Mt. San Jacinto College Solar project completed, brings cost savings to San Jacinto campus

Mt. San Jacinto College officials flipped the switches on 3,200 solar panels Thursday, March 6 that will bring a 20 percent cost savings in electrical energy for the San Jacinto campus and its almost 8,000 students. The $2.7 million, Measure AA-funded project completion brought the MSJC board of trustees and members of the community to […]

San Jacinto City Council delays decision to purchase streetlights from Southern California Edison

The San Jacinto City Council, following a presentation and review on the possible purchase of 1,810 streetlights from Southern California Edison, tabled the decision at their March 22 regular meeting. The cost and the benefit of owning the light poles was reviewed by Andy Ramirez, the city’s public works superintendent, with the approval of city […]