Animal Friends of the Valleys ‘Wines for Canines + Kitties’ barks a win at South Coast Winery

Animal Friends of the Valleys ‘Wines for Canines + Kitties’ barks a win at South Coast Winery

Pets paraded in their costumes. Their masters and “Friends of the Valleys” sipped wine and shared stories of their favorite pets all the while showing their support for the valley’s largest animal shelter at the South Coast Winery in Temecula, Saturday, Sept. 23. The annual Animal Friends of the Valleys “Wines for Canines + Kitties” […]

Zack Caplinger Jazz Quartet captivates audience at Hemet’s DVAC

Zack Caplinger Jazz Quartet captivates audience at Hemet’s DVAC

The up-and-coming young Zack Caplinger Jazz Quartet took the stage to delight an appreciative audience with their delightful innovations and arrangements of smooth jazz Saturday evening, Sept. 16, at the Diamond Valley Art Center on Harvard Street in historic downtown Hemet. The quartet, made up of California State University Fullerton students Zack Caplinger on jazz […]

Television star duo to appear in Idyllwild play ‘Love Letters’

Television star duo to appear in Idyllwild play ‘Love Letters’

A play, “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, with television stars Wendy Malick and Dan Lauria will come to the Idyllwild Arts Academy in a one-night performance Saturday, Nov. 11. The play, hosted by the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with tickets on sale $25 general admission and $50 for VIP […]

Hemet City Council workshop explores recent city water rate increases

Hemet City Council workshop explores recent city water rate increases

The Hemet City Council, responding to a series of complaints and questions about the city’s water rates, held a public workshop, Sept. 12, to review the costs and needs of the Hemet City Water Department. New Hemet City Water Department rates went into effect Jan. 1, apparently surprising some of its customers, including Pat Gregory […]

New Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee schedule finally wins Lake Elsinore Council approval

The appearance of a Western Riverside Council of Government representative along with an explanation of the latest Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee increase helped sway the Lake Elsinore City Council to approve the fee increases during the council’s regular Sept. 12 meeting. The council was assured by WRCOG representative Director Rick Bishop that the newest TUMF […]

Old Stetson Avenue Bridge inspected before reconstruction

Structural engineers hired by Hemet and Caltrans have completed their initial inspection of the deteriorating Stetson Avenue Bridge east of the Hemet Airport and have determined limited traffic may use the structure until reconstruction is expected to begin spring 2018. The aging two-lane, 45-foot-long bridge, built in 1940 and reconstructed first in 1981, is held […]

Western Science Center wins support from patrons and ‘Stars’ of the Valley

Western Science Center wins support from patrons and ‘Stars’ of the Valley

Patrons, state and county officials, city mayors and councilmembers, school administrators, students and scientists turned out Saturday, Sept. 9, to show their support for the Western Science Center in Hemet at the annual “Science Under the Stars” auction and fundraiser. The WSC museum at 2335 Searl Pkwy. In Hemet houses the largest ice age Mastodon […]

Lowe’s Heroes donate needed renovations, repairs to San Jacinto EXCEED residential center

Lowe’s Heroes donate needed renovations, repairs to San Jacinto EXCEED residential center

Lowe’s Heroes converged on the EXCEED residential center in San Jacinto, Sept. 9, to replace a shower stall, install new gas stove and add new landscaping on the facility that houses 14 adults with disabilities. Lowe’s Heroes is a program that encourages Lowe’s employees to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit […]