HS Football: Prep pigskin preseason ready to kick off

HS Football: Prep pigskin preseason ready to kick off

Finally, the preseason chatter and anticipation is over. High school football is back. The first Friday night of the prep football season features no shortage of interesting storylines throughout Southwest Riverside County. A big story that has coaches very excited this season is the recent announcement by the CIF-Southern Section in regards to the new […]

Exchange Club Park construction in Valle Vista begins

Exchange Club Park construction in Valle Vista begins

Despite 100 plus summer temperatures construction crews have completed the first phase of the planned $3 million Exchange Club Park at Fairview Avenue and Mayberry Street in Valle Vista. The 8.8-acre park, in the county area east of Hemet, upon completion includes a large parking lot for the nearby Valle Vista Elementary School the park, […]

Mosquito capable of transmitting Dengue, Zika trapped in Hemet

HEMET – A mosquito breed that’s capable of carrying and transmitting yellow fever and the Zika virus was netted in Hemet, Riverside County health officials reported today. According to the Department of Environmental Health, an Aedes aegypti specimen was pulled from a vector control trap on Monday near Johnston Avenue and Yale Street, on the south end of the […]

Probationer, parolee allegedly lead cops on chase ending in crash

HEMET – A parolee and a probationer who allegedly led Hemet police on a chase during which an officer was nearly struck were behind bars today. Michael Ray Kaphan, 24, and Justin Manuel Leon, 30, both of Hemet, were arrested Wednesday night following the pursuit. Both men were booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning — Kaphan […]

Off-duty officer intervenes for young girl, Hemet sex offender arrested

Off-duty officer intervenes for young girl, Hemet sex offender arrested

TEMECULA – A Hemet resident was apprehended by deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Temecula Police Station Friday afternoon, Aug. 12. The man was arrested after “an alert, off-duty law enforcement officer observed a suspicious adult male driving slowly alongside a 12-year-old female pedestrian,” according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Fredericks. The incident happened at […]

State audit confirms city’s need for additional revenue, continued investment in public safety

HEMET – The much-anticipated final report of the California State Auditor’s management audit of the City of Hemet has finally been released. The final report, released Aug. 4, confirms the city’s need for additional revenue in order to continue providing essential services such as public safety. “Although we did not observe any conditions related to […]

Tahquitz High School names new principal

Tahquitz High School names new principal

HEMET – Tahquitz High School will have a new Principal for the upcoming school year. Eric Dahlstrom, former principal of Dartmouth Middle School, was chosen as Former Principal Derek Jindra’s replacement. Derek was promoted to Director of Human Resources for the Hemet Unified School District. Eric is starting his 18th year in education and 11th […]

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