In light of Measure U funding, Hemet City Council to hear police and fire department expansion plans for 2017

In light of Measure U funding, Hemet City Council to hear police and fire department expansion plans for 2017

Hemet’s police and fire chiefs have begun the process of recruiting new firefighters and police officers even though the recently passed Measure U one-cent sales tax collections won’t begin until April 1. The sales tax revenues are to be used only for city public safety departments, specifically for the fire and police departments. Police Chief […]

Tahquitz High School Mental Health Fair helps students

Tahquitz High School Mental Health Fair helps students

While some students worked to make “stress balls” others discovered there was help for them in domestic crisis or homelessness at Tahquitz High Schools first Mental Health Fair Friday, Dec. 2. “This is a great turnout,” said Jessica Oakes, licensed marriage and family counselor at the high school. “So many students are connecting with the […]

Thanksgiving 2016: A holiday filled with food and thanks in Hemet and San Jacinto

Thanksgiving 2016: A holiday filled with food and thanks in Hemet and San Jacinto

It was both giving and thanks in the communities of Hemet and San Jacinto as churches, nonprofits and grateful restaurant owners provided and estimated 3,000 meals to the homeless, shut ins, seniors and the lonely on America’s truest Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. The largest hungry and grateful residents appeared Thursday morning at the Val Vista […]

Plans for Measure U public safety tax to be reviewed by Hemet City Council Dec.13

Plans for Measure U public safety tax to be reviewed by Hemet City Council Dec.13

Police Chief David Brown and Fire Chief Scott Brown will present their proposals to expand the city police and fire departments and improve emergency medical calls in the city to the Hemet City Council at its next meeting Dec.13. In addition to the city council hearing the city public safety department’s plans for the next […]

‘Concert for Heroes’ at Galway Downs Nov. 11 honors veterans

‘Concert for Heroes’ at Galway Downs Nov. 11 honors veterans

While protestors took to the streets denigrating the election of the nations’ new president in the big cities there was strong unity and comradery among the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who have served or serve our nation at the “Concert for Heroes” Veterans Day Nov. 11 at Galway Downs. While bands played, Marine and […]

Hemet Flags of Freedom event honors veterans in Gibbel Park

Hemet Flags of Freedom event honors veterans in Gibbel Park

U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard members, retired and active who live in or near the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley were honored for their unselfish service in defending our nation Friday, at the Flags of Freedom Fourth Annual Tribute to Our Vets in Hemet’s Gibbel Park. Military service veterans were seen holding the […]

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