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 […]

West Valley High announces new principal

West Valley High announces new principal

HEMET – Janice Jones, former assistant principal of West Valley High School, was promoted to principal July 1. She replaced Dr. Alex Ballard who was promoted to Director of Secondary Education at the District Office. She is beginning her 21st year in education and 15th year at West Valley High School. She graduated from California […]

Hemet voters to decide fate of public safety tax

Hemet voters to decide fate of public safety tax

Following an hourslong discussion and public hearing, Hemet City Council, in a 4-1 vote, adopted a resolution Tuesday, July 26, to place a one-cent per dollar tax before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The general use tax, if approved by voters, will be used to enhance public safety in the city. Hundreds of people were in attendance at […]

Officials notice resurgence of PCP use in Hemet

Officials notice resurgence of PCP use in Hemet

An apparent increase of PCP use in Hemet and several recent high-profile, violent incidents have local law enforcement officials concerned and have left many citizens afraid to leave their homes. “We’ve had three incidents in the past week where the suspect was under the influence of PCP,” Hemet Police Chief David Brown said. All three […]

Man who allegedly assaulted shopkeeper charged

BANNING – A transient who allegedly assaulted a Hemet shopkeeper trying to stop him from stealing was charged Wednesday, July 27, with robbery. Jaime Emmanuel Lopez, 20, was arrested by Hemet police Monday following the alleged offense in the 2200 block of Florida Avenue. Lopez was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jorge Hernandez, who appointed him […]

Supervisors approve Soboba Hot Springs resurfacing project

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the plans and specifications for a North San Jacinto resurfacing project, and the supervisors’ 3-0 vote June 7 with Marion Ashley and John Tavaglione absent also authorized the advertisement for bids for a contract to perform the work in the Soboba Hot Springs area. The resurfacing will cover 1,922 […]

BREAKING: Hemet voters to decide fate of public safety tax

Following an hourslong discussion and public hearing, Hemet City Council, in a 4-1 vote, adopted a resolution Tuesday, July 26, to place a one-cent per dollar tax before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The general use tax, if approved by voters, will be used to enhance public safety in the city. Councilwoman Shellie Milne […]

Hemet public safety tax could be on November ballot

Hemet City Council has asked its city attorney to prepare a measure to be considered for the November ballot after a group of Measure E supporters spoke at the Tuesday, July 12, meeting at city hall. Measure E, a one cent sales tax per dollar spent in Hemet was to be used for police and […]

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