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 By Tony Ault    News 

Lake Elsinore City Council approves additional campground improvements

The Lake Elsinore City Council, in a short meeting Aug. 28, approved construction agreements to drywall and paint the Community Hall, several campground rehabilitation projects and the final map for the Beazer Homes’ Summerly... — Updated 9/13/2018

 By Tony Ault    News 

San Jacinto hears financial investment report, asks regular updates from contracted advisors

The San Jacinto City Council, following a quarterly City Investment Program report, is requesting its investment managers to provide more information to the city's finance... — Updated 9/13/2018

 By Tony Ault    News 

Hemet Police Department promotes five officers

The first phase of Hemet Police Department’s reorganization has begun under Police Chief Rob Webb with the promotion of five police officers including three in administrative positions. The officers received their new badges and... — Updated 9/15/2018

 By Tony Ault    Entertainment 

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation thanks its volunteers, announces 2019 summer concert lineup

The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation, which welcomes area students to the plateau each year to learn good stewardship in the outdoors, announced the 2019 Summer... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Tony Ault    Entertainment 

Charity for Charity fundraiser stars Dennis Quaid and Natalie Bancroft

It will be a lot of “Junkyard American Music” and little bit of blues and jazz, but the upcoming Charity for Charity exclusive fundraiser will be a classic affair at Poggio Leano Estate Winery in Temecula Saturday, Oct. 6.... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza 

Anza Lions Club Gymkhana silver buckle race is on

The race for the prized silver buckle is tightening up with the annual Anza Lions Club Gymkhana held once a month in the clubs Gymkhana Arena on Kirby Street. Only two more gymkhanas are set to earn points to win a silver buckle... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Operation Valley Vigilance II

Law enforcement officers from 26 federal, state, county and local agencies fanned out Thursday morning, Aug. 30, to arrest 58 suspected criminals, illegal gun sellers and felons in... — Updated 9/13/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet council approves streetlight LED retrofit plan to brighten city streets

The Hemet City council is hoping the “brighten” the city streets after authorizing the city manager to establish an interfund loan from the general fund to support the purchase of 1,738 Edison power poles and eventually retrofi... — Updated 9/6/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Caltrans continues work on Highways 74, 243 damaged by the Cranston Fire

Caltrans is working with the U.S. Forest Service and contractor Ames Construction to continue rehabilitation work along state Route 74 from Hemet to Lake Hemet and portions of state Route 243 to Idyllwild damaged by the Cranston... — Updated 9/6/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Graffiti, vandalism spur bench and water fountain removal in downtown Hemet parks

Continuing graffiti and vandalism in two Hemet downtown parks have forced city maintenance crews to remove several benches and a drinking fountain, according to the city public works department. Charles Russell, Hemet’s refuse... — Updated 9/6/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

State, county officials apprise mountain communities of flood threat after Cranston Fire

Every seat in the Idyllwild K-8 School gym was filled by Idyllwild and mountain community residents Monday, Aug. 27, as Riverside County Emergency Services described just how much... — Updated 9/7/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce brightens Hemet's business offerings at Expo

The Hemet Valley Mall's aisles from JCPenney to the Hobby Lobby anchors were filled with thousands of customers and more than 100 visiting merchants and food establishments,... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Expensive citations issued to Hemet's 'closed' Simpson Park violators

The tinder dry brush, the Cranston Fire and the Holy Fire in recent weeks are a strong reminder that throughout the surrounding San Jacinto Mountain and Cleveland National Forest... — Updated 9/2/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

No action taken by Hemet City Council following city manager evaluation

A hastily called special Hemet City Council meeting to evaluate City Manager Alan Parker’s performance and to discuss labor negotiations with the Hemet Firefighters Association resulted in “no report” after a five-hour,... — Updated 9/4/2018


Lucky Luciano's Hot Vegas Nights variety show is a hit in Hemet

The lights were dim. The blackjack tables filled. Music played in the background, but Lucky Luciano couldn't be there. Local entertainer Michael Tennant stood in his place, making... — Updated 8/30/2018


Newly discovered armored dinosaur fossils delivered to Western Science Center Museum

Excitement filled air in the laboratories of the Western Science Center Museum Friday, Aug. 24, as the fossils of a new species of armored dinosaur, the "Invictarx zephyri,"... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

AEC reports all power on, better than before the Cranston Fire emergency

Anza Electric Cooperative customers from Mountain Center to Riverside Estates are once again enjoying full electrical services after the devastating Cranston Fire last month... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet and San Jacinto city councils' candidates file for Nov. 6 election

The Hemet and San Jacinto city councils have open seats in the upcoming Nov. 6 election, and candidates have submitted their nomination papers. The Hemet City Council saw two candidates for two Hemet City Council seats which are... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Murrieta City Council draws 7 candidates for 3 opening seats in Nov. 6 elections

Murrieta City Council has seven candidates vying for three open seats in the upcoming Nov. 6 general election with one incumbent running in District 1 and two councilmembers from Districts 2 and 5 leaving their posts, according to... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Johnny Roberts benefit brings family hope

Franklin's Cove in Murrieta came alive with rocking music, dancing, raffles and praises Wednesday, Aug. 15, for community leader, Rotarian and veteran's champion Johnny Roberts,... — Updated 8/29/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown faces HFFA criticism claiming low morale

Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown had no immediate comment on a Aug. 15 news release sent out by Hemet Firefighters Association, Local 2342 critical of the chief's priorities as the... — Updated 8/22/2018


Summergrass 2018 steams up bluegrass fans

It was a delightful day for hundreds of country music fans this past weekend as they listened to top bluegrass bands playing with the chug-chug of old steam engines echoing in the... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Tony Ault    Community

'For All Seasons' worship band visits Hemet theater

For All Seasons performed at the "Alive Worship Night," which was sponsored by Downtown Alive, Immanuel Events and several local churches, Friday, Aug. 10, at the Historic Hemet... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet City Council placing 'tax only' cannabis measure on November ballot

The Hemet City Council will place its own cannabis measure on the November ballot that would place taxes on the drug and keep the cities current ordinances prohibiting is cultivatio... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet police, fire join National Night Out activities at Target parking lot

Dozens of Hemet families took advantage of hot dogs, Popsicles and most of all, meeting with their local police officers and firefighters to learn more about their service to the... — Updated 8/16/2018


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