The 12th annual Mt. San Jacinto College Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast delivers message of social justice and equity

The 12th annual Mt. San Jacinto College Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast delivers message of social justice and equity

SAN JACINTO – Residents, students and officials gathered at Mt. San Jacinto College, Jan. 15, to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the theme of social justice and equity at the 12th annual Unity Breakfast. Congressman Raul Ruiz, D-La Quinta, said there is no room in society for the insults and extremism heard […]

San Jacinto City Council will no longer weigh ‘sanctuary city’ question

The question whether or not San Jacinto should declare itself a “sanctuary city” and each councilmembers’ stand on the issue, came up once again during the Tuesday, Dec. 19, council meeting. The burning issue on immigration enforcement, fostered by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration the state is a “sanctuary state,” reached the San Jacinto Council […]

Hemet San Jacinto Community Pantry to move Jan. 2

The Community Pantry in Hemet with the demand for services and food assistance growing each year will be moving to a new, larger facility, Jan. 2, located at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Community Pantry has been located at 519 San Jacinto St. in Hemet since 2012 and will make the move to a 5,540-square-foot vacant […]

Council elects Crystal Ruiz as the new mayor of San Jacinto

Council elects Crystal Ruiz as the new mayor of San Jacinto

After several nomination motions failed for lack of seconds, Councilwoman Crystal Ruiz was named San Jacinto’s newest mayor, and Councilman Russ Utz became the city’s mayor pro tem at the Dec. 5 San Jacinto Council meeting. Ruiz will take over the mayoral slot for San Jacinto replacing Councilman Scott Miller as mayor, and Utz will […]

Soboba Casino replacement project reaches new heights

Soboba Casino replacement project reaches new heights

SAN JACINTO – With the final “bones” being put in place, construction on the Soboba Casino replacement project is moving inward. Along with the final touches on the steel framing, workers have also been installing all the utility “guts” so the infrastructure remains solid. Conduit and power sources are being installed underground with connections to […]

San Jacinto candlelight vigil remembers years’ tragedies

San Jacinto candlelight vigil remembers years’ tragedies

The candles glimmered. Heads were bowed. Prayers and thoughts went out to God for the many lives lost and families traumatized by the recent hurricanes, mass shootings, earthquakes, wildfires, sexual assaults and racial strife that have plague the nation this past year. Gathered together in San Jacinto’s Hoffman Park Thursday, Nov. 9, were 52 Hemet […]

Woman shot, killed in apparent homicide in San Jacinto

Woman shot, killed in apparent homicide in San Jacinto

A woman was shot and killed Sunday in an apparent homicide in San Jacinto. Authorities received an assault with a deadly weapon call at about 3:15 p.m. near North Dillon Avenue and South State Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. When deputies arrived at the scene they found a woman who had been […]

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