Board approves formation of pest control district

Board approves formation of pest control district

RIVERSIDE – A pest control district will be established in the Hemet area to defend against the invasive Asian citrus psyllid, under action taken Tuesday, Sept. 26, by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Citrus Pest Control District No. 3 will enable commercial growers to develop strategies and procure pest control services to protect their […]

HEMET: Man struck, killed by car while crossing Florida Avenue

HEMET: Man struck, killed by car while crossing Florida Avenue

A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night, Oct. 4, when he was struck by a car as he crossed a Hemet road, police officials say. The incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday on Florida Avenue west of Meridian Street, according to a Hemet police news release. Officials say that the man was crossing Florida Avenue […]

HEMET: Babysitter accused of failing to supervise infant who suffocated makes first court appearance

HEMET: Babysitter accused of failing to supervise infant who suffocated makes first court appearance

An unlicensed Hemet daycare operator, whose alleged inattention resulted in the suffocation death of a 7-month-old girl left in her care, pleaded not guilty today to involuntary manslaughter. Denise Renee Worman, 53, was charged with the felony count in September following a nearly six-month-long investigation into the death of Addison Watkins. Worman was arraigned before Riverside […]

Tons of trash is removed by volunteers during Valle Vista Community Cleanup Day

Tons of trash is removed by volunteers during Valle Vista Community Cleanup Day

Dozens of cars and trucks loaded down with every kind of trash, including old mattresses, outdated computers, televisions, metal filing cabinets, broken children’s toys, unserviceable kitchen appliances and other bulky cast-offs, lined up on Mayberry Avenue in Valle Vista to unload at the Community Cleanup Day’s pickup center, Sept.16. The Valle Vista area Community Cleanup […]

Competency bench trial underway for accused Palm Springs cop killer

INDIO – Testimony will continue today to determine whether a 27-year-old ex-con charged with the ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers is competent to stand trial even though his lawyers allege he is suffering from “traumatic amnesia,” leaving him with no memory of last fall’s shooting and preventing him from assisting in his […]

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 […]