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 By Tony Ault    News

SJHS graduate's artistic sketch hangs in America's Capitol

It was truly a moment in time for, a San Jacinto High School graduate Nadia Talamantez as she stood proudly in the America's Capitol for a special ceremony attended by Rep. Raul... — Updated 7/12/2018

 

Artists display their works at Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Center Visitors Center

Bronze, metal, wood and oil painting artists joined with naturalists and members of the Santa Rosa Preserve Nature Education Foundation to celebrate the opening of the art... — Updated 7/12/2018

 

Springsteen Tribute band livens up Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

The animals of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve and more than 250 guests were wide-awake on the hot Saturday night, July 7, as the sounds of the Bruce Springsteen Tribute... — Updated 7/12/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet City Council looking at a community marijuana/cannabis initiative on the November ballot

The Hemet City Council faced with two private initiatives, one qualified and the other pending from opposing commercial marijuana corporations wanting to do business in the city,... — Updated 7/12/2018 Full story

 
 By Tony Ault    News

San Jacinto Council approves 2018-19 fiscal year budget showing a deficit

The San Jacinto City Council approved the city’s proposed total 2018-2019 fiscal year budget of $74,937,409 with a general fund budget of $19,130,300 with an estimated $18,663,169 in general fund revenues and $23,512,049 in expen... — Updated 7/11/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

San Jacinto retaining dollars spent on the shelved Santa Ana River Levee project

While the long-sought San Jacinto River Levee and Corridor Expansion Project has been shelved indefinitely, the San Jacinto City Council reported nearly $8.5 million in Riverside County money set aside for the project has not been... — Updated 7/11/2018

 

'Celebrate the Arts' festival draws artists and friends to the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Artists and writers emerged smiling from their mountain cabins to breaking their creative solitude for a few hours to meet with visitors and other aspiring artists at the Dorland... — Updated 7/11/2018

 

Dorland Artist Associates display at Fallbrook's Brandon Gallery

FALLBROOK – Many of Dorland Mountain Arts Colony’s artist associates will be present at an artists’ reception, 4-6 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at the Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave. in Fallbrook. Their work will be on exhibit thr... — Updated 7/11/2018

 

Poet, artist Nicolai to appear at Lake Elsinore Historical Museum

Poet and artist Nicolai is promising a jolly good evening with a bit of “tea and crumpets,” painting displays and delightful readings for visitors, 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14, of the Lake Elsinore Historical Museum. Nicolai, who... — Updated 7/11/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    Community

'Name the Whale' at Western Science Center

Dr. Alton Dooley and his fellow paleontologists have a "whale of a tale" to tell at the Western Science Center Museum in Hemet and need the public's help. The huge fossilized baleen... — Updated 7/11/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce recognizes businesses at annual gala

It was the best night of the year for many Hemet and San Jacinto business owners and managers who won awards at the annual Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala held at... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet City Council approves 2018-2019 general fund budget without using extra Measure U money

Hemet City Council approved the proposed 2018-2019 fiscal year general fund budget in its Tuesday, June 26, council meeting, choosing not to use almost $2 million in unexpected sales tax revenues from Measure U during the last... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

San Jacinto City Council weighs proposed $19.1 million 2018-2019 general fund budget

San Jacinto City Council is reviewing the proposed $19,130,300 general fund and development service budget for 2018-2019 as presented by City Manager Rob Johnson at the Wednesday, June 19, workshop meeting. Johnson said, in the... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

Second 'balanced' Hemet city 2018-2019 budget proposes job freeze, other savings without Measure U funds

Hemet City Manager Alan Parker and his staff presented the Hemet City Council with a second option to the proposed 2018-2019 fiscal year general fund budget that does not use... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    Anza

'Celebrate the Arts' festival draws artists and friends to the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Artists and writers emerged smiling from their mountain cabins and broke their creative solitude for a few hours to meet with visitors and other aspiring artists at the Dorland... — Updated 6/28/2018

 

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation opens art exhibits and summer concert series

Members of the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation were scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 27, in Monteleone Meadows in Murrieta to elect a new board of directors and begin a summer of special events at the Santa Rosa... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    Anza

Anza Lions Club prepares to heat up summer with annual 'Anza Days' festival June 30-July 1

There are only a few days left for campers and vendors coming to the 86th annual Anza Lions Club Anza Days Festival to reserve their spaces for the special events coming to the... — Updated 7/1/2018

 

'Clean' and 'Adult' comedy shows presented at DVAC by Sunset Rotary

Bubba Butler and his comedy team kept members of the Hemet Sunset Rotary and their guest in stitches with their jokes and jabs Saturday, June 23, onstage at the Diamond Valley Art... — Updated 6/28/2018

 

Junior actors to perform 'Shrek' in the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater, July 2-3

Aspiring young area actors will take to the stage and the grounds in the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater, July 2-3, for two performances of “Shrek, the Musical Jr.” to display what they’ve learned this spring. Since signing up for... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

Huge algae bloom closes Diamond Valley Lake to boaters, fishermen

A massive blue-green algae bloom, determined to be toxic to humans and animals if ingested, has forced the closure of Metropolitan Water District's Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet to... — Updated 6/27/2018

 

Summer brings hiking and beach adventures with Native Indian guides

Who might know more about the beautiful mountains and beaches that surround the Inland Empire than the descendants of the first native peoples of Southern California? It took the native peoples to guide those of the Lewis and... — Updated 6/25/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    Anza

Anza Lions Club prepares to heat up summer with annual 'Anza Days' festival June 30-July 1

There are only a few days left for campers and vendors coming to the 86th annual Anza Lions Club Anza Days Festival to reserve their spaces for the special events coming to the... — Updated 6/22/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet's proposed fiscal year 2018-2019 General Fund 'balanced' budget draws praise and criticism

Hemet City Manager Alan Parker was greeted with both praise and criticism by the Hemet City Council for proposing the city’s first balanced budget in more than a decade during the Tuesday, June 12, regular city council meeting.... — Updated 6/22/2018

 

DVAC offers summer art and drama classes for youth

Children and young adults seeking to further their art and drama talents have an opportunity to learn from accomplished artists and actors through the Diamond Valley Art Council’s Summer Programs for Youth at 123 N. Harvard... — Updated 6/22/2018

 

Drifters Car Club of Southern California to visit Idyllwild

The resort town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto mountains will hear the sounds of souped-up hot rods, classic and custom cars from the Drifters Car Club of Southern California Saturday, June 23, as they roll through town. The... — Updated 6/25/2018

 

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