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 […]

Hemet High School student accepted to Graceland University to play soccer

Hemet High School student accepted to Graceland University to play soccer

HEMET – Keely McMacken, a senior at Hemet High School, has always known she would attend college. However, instead of attending a local college like she had imagined, her educational journey is taking her almost 1,700 miles away. Keely was accepted to Graceland University in Iowa to play soccer for its team. She was scouted […]

Tahquitz student becomes trailblazer for male cheerleaders on campus

Tahquitz student becomes trailblazer for male cheerleaders on campus

HEMET – When someone mentions cheerleading to you, what do you think of? Do you imagine athletes? If you don’t, Tahquitz High School’s cheerleaders are looking to change your perception on what cheerleading actually is. Thanks to coaches Sarah and Michael, they have transformed the idea of cheerleading among students on the Tahquitz campus and […]

BREAKING: HEMET: Several passengers injured after RTA bus involved in hit and run collision

BREAKING: HEMET: Several passengers injured after RTA bus involved in hit and run collision

HEMET – Several bus riders sustained minor injuries when an RTA bus was involved in a hit and run accident Tuesday, April 4. Details are still emerging, but the accident happened at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Harvard Street in Hemet. The vehicle that fled the scene after the collision was described as a white […]

HEMET: Three-week-old who stopped breathing brings swift response, infant OK

HEMET: Three-week-old who stopped breathing brings swift response, infant OK

HEMET – Reports of a 3-week-old that had stopped breathing brought an immediate response from Hemet Police and Fire officials Sunday, March 2. The infant, who was quickly resuscitated and transported to an area hospital in stable condition, had reportedly stopped breathing after choking on vomit. The emergency brought a flood of police, firefighters, paramedics, […]

HEMET: Florida Ave. closed after traffic collision ruptures high-pressure gas main

HEMET: Florida Ave. closed after traffic collision ruptures high-pressure gas main

HEMET- A major roadway through Hemet was shut down for several hours after a vehicle crashed into a high-pressure, above-ground, main gas line. Florida Avenue between S. Western and S. Hamilton Avenues in Hemet was closed while firefighters and Southern California Gas Company crews worked to shut down the broken gas main. Within minutes of […]

HEMET: Officer fires weapon during arrest, no injuries reported

HEMET: Officer fires weapon during arrest, no injuries reported

HEMET – A City of Hemet police officer fired his weapon while attempting to detain four subjects during an early morning disturbance call Thursday, March 30. The shooting, which occurred just after midnight, happened at the Sun Valley Estates mobile home park in the 1400 block of W. Florida Avenue in Hemet. Nobody was struck […]

HEMET: Golfer shot in leg, believed to be “errant round” fired from nearby Juniper Springs

HEMET: Golfer shot in leg, believed to be “errant round” fired from nearby Juniper Springs

HEMET – A golfer was hit by what officers believe was a stray round while playing the links at the Hemet Golf Club Wednesday, March 29. The golf course is located at 7575 World Cup Avenue, near California Street on Hemet’s west end. “The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to […]

Questions remain on Caltrans Hemet state Route 74 median project plan

Questions remain on Caltrans Hemet state Route 74 median project plan

After responding to Hemet merchants’ criticism of the planned Florida Avenue Raised Curb Median project and $1.5 million in revisions, Caltrans engineers still found some questions regarding the project slated to begin in 2018. Caltrans invited local merchants and other interested citizens to an open house meeting at the Hemet Simpson Center March 20, to […]