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 By Tony Ault    News 

Lake Elsinore City Council is pleased with Dream Extreme Fishing Derby results

The Lake Elsinore City Council at its May 8 meeting received a glowing report on the sixth annual Dream Extreme Fish Derby, May 5-6, on the lake with more than $20,000 in cash and prizes awarded with many bass, catfish and crappy... — Updated 5/18/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet Community Pantry sees upgrades in Columbia Street facility

The new location of the Hemet Community Pantry is bringing not only better conditions for food storage, the staff and volunteers but also more food and other items to the more than... — Updated 5/18/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet's 3rd quarter revenue and expenditures reported 'on track'

The third quarter financial report and city investment policies were the focus of the Hemet City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday, May 8. Hemet City Finance Director Lorena Rocha told the council at the end of third... — Updated 5/18/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Prescribed burns set for Santa Rosa Plateau and Lake Matthews area

Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire crews will have a busy two days this week with prescribed burns planned on the Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta and near Lake Matthews. Smoke from the burns, depending upon weather conditions, will... — Updated 5/17/2018


'Dear Elizabeth' play in letters performed at Hemet DVAC

Actors Gina Kraut and Christopher Morse from the Idyllwild Stratford Players took to the Diamond Valley Arts Center stage in Hemet to perform a play in letters from poets Elizabeth... — Updated 5/18/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Menifee City Council looks to City Hall expansion plan

The Menifee City Council in discussing the rapid growth of the city that is creating staff overcrowding in City Hall decided to lease 24,000 square feet of professional building space during its Wednesday, May 2, council meeting. T... — Updated 5/11/2018


Maddie Leigh Wichlerman, Temecula's young country singer, has her eyes on Nashville's 'Grand Ole Opry'

She hasn't been seen on "America's Got Talent" or other television music productions, but 17-year-old Maddie Leigh Wichlerman from Temecula is carving out a country and pop singing... — Updated 5/11/2018

 By Tony Ault    Community

Santa Rosa Water Reclamation Plant schedules $29.1 million in upgrades

It has been a long time in coming, but the Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority formally announced a planned $29.1 million upgrade to its 30-year-old water reclamation plant in... — Updated 5/10/2018

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Hemet Valley and Menifee Valley Medical Center provide senior Health Fair

A community health fair brought nearly 50 seniors and other residents to the Hemet Simpson Center Thursday, April 26, to be tested for blood pressure, glucose and other health... — Updated 5/9/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1873 celebrates Cinco De Mayo with fundraiser

Anza Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1873 members and auxiliary turned out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a delicious barbecue chicken and baby back rib dinner Saturday, May 5, to... — Updated 5/9/2018 Full story

 By Tony Ault    News

San Jacinto joins other cities in support of DOJ opposing Senate Bill 54

San Jacinto City Council voted 3-1 to join with other southern California cities siding with the United States Department of Justice lawsuit that claims California's Senate Bill 54... — Updated 5/9/2018


I.C.E. AGE Project opens to schools worldwide

The Western Science Center in Hemet, one of the leading archaeology and paleontology centers in the world, is introducing a new educational program. The I.C.E. AGE Project is open... — Updated 5/3/2018


'Ramona' cast party hit with hundreds at Hemet Stock Farm

With the success of the outdoor play "Ramona" opening Saturday, April 21, cast members, community supporters and others gathered to celebrate at the historic Hemet Stock Farm with... — Updated 5/2/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Esplanade Avenue resurfacing begins in San Jacinto and Hemet in July

The San Jacinto City Council is moving ahead with plans to repair and resurface a section of Esplanade Avenue from Palm Avenue to State Street in conjunction with the city of Hemet... — Updated 4/27/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Lamb Canyon Landfill Education Center now open

Tours of a dump for school children? Who would have thought? Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is offering just that, at the new Marion V. Ashley Education Center in... — Updated 4/27/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

First 'Family Code Night' at Hamilton K-8 School shows promise

Who was teaching who? Were the students teaching their parents or were parents teaching their students? Both were learning about computers and computer programming Thursday, April... — Updated 4/27/2018 Full story


Ramona Outdoor Play opener adds new scenes

The "Ramona" play opened to a beautiful day and a flawless presentation, Saturday, April 21, in Hemet Ramona Bowl Amphitheater. Actors, actresses and musicians seemed pleased as an... — Updated 4/27/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

2018 Anza Days theme ideas up for voting

A decision must be made, according to Anza Days Chairwoman Michele “Mimi” Brown. The decision is the 2018 Anza Days theme, which is coming up for three days, June 29, 30, and July 1, with the annual parade set Saturday, June 30... — Updated 4/27/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Water quality of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake discussed during summit

The 2018 Lake Elsinore San Jacinto Water Authority Water Summit brought more than 100 water district officials, city officials, flood control experts, engineers and hydrologists... — Updated 4/30/2018

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Hemet's Valley-Wide Bill Gray Park recipient of Outdoor Fitness System

Valley-Wide Recreation, Healthy Valley Foundation and Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation teamed up to purchase and install an Outdoor Fitness System at Hemet's Bill Gray Park... — Updated 4/23/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Menifee City Council seeks November vote on adding a 5th District and appointing mayor

Menifee City Council is moving forward in placing two initiatives on the November ballot that would eliminate the current elected mayor at-large and four district government, in favor of a five-district council with unlimited... — Updated 4/20/2018

 By Tony Ault    Sports

Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium renovations gain baseball fan approval

Lake Elsinore Storm fans, much to their delight on opening night, Thursday, April 12, found the new, comfortable upper deck seating, faster vendor service under a new fully shaded... — Updated 4/20/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet's Measure U added police, helps to reduce city crime rates

The hiring of 17 sworn police officers and two dispatchers during the past year by the Hemet Police Department is beginning to show a significant drop in crimes in the city,... — Updated 4/20/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Murrieta Council approves effort to recapture RDA money from California

Murrieta City Council upheld its approval of helping fund the effort to return a portion of Redevelopment Funds taken away by the state in 2011 and tabled a decision to join a regional Joint Powers Authority promising to provide... — Updated 4/20/2018


The Mercy Stone performs at DVAC

Jazz fusion, Avant Garde, experimental? These words have been used to describe the up and coming 12-piece band, The Mercy Stone, who made a special appearance Saturday, April 7, on... — Updated 4/20/2018


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