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 By Tony Ault    News 

Mason Jar Ranch brewpub and country store opens its doors in San Jacinto

Hungry and thirsty San Jacinto Valley residents waited patiently in a long line, umbrellas up in a drizzly rain to enter the Mason Jar Ranch brewpub and country store soft opening... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Tony Ault    Anza 

Lake Hemet mapped for possible overflows, evacuation plans

Riverside County sheriffs at the Lake Hemet substation, working with Beaumont Police Departments drone unit officers this week, mapped the perimeter of Lake Hemet campground and... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Tony Ault    News 

Boxing for Christ Block Party wins a round in San Jacinto

San Jacinto's Salle Park was filled with classic cars, music, vendors and rounds of amateur boxing matches Saturday, March 9, by the first Boxing for Christ Block Party. All... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Tony Ault    News 

San Jacinto council approves new storm and sewer pipeline cleaning trucks

The San Jacinto City Council unanimously approved the purchase of two heavy-duty vacuum and hydro-jetting trucks that will improve the city’s ability to keep residents’ toilets from backing up and keep storm drains open in... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Tony Ault    News 

Lake Hemet mapped for possible overflows, evacuation plans

Riverside County sheriffs at the Lake Hemet substation, working with Beaumont Police Departments drone unit officers this week, mapped the perimeter of Lake Hemet campground and... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By Tony Ault    News 

Hemet city council votes to terminate city manager

HEMET - In a 3-to-2 vote on Tuesday, March 19, the Hemet City Council agreed to a "termination without cause" agreement with former city manager Allen Parker. The agreement will be... — Updated 3/20/2019 Full story


Farmers Fair Memories 'The Weekend 2019' event coming March 15-16

The Exchange Club of Hemet San Jacinto and Friends of the Valley-Wide Foundation members are saying “y’all” might want to put on a straw hat, kick the dirt off the golf shoes for the upcoming “Farmers Fair The Weekend... — Updated 3/7/2019

 By Tony Ault    Sports

Rain, cold doesn't hinder Hemet San Jacinto Habitat for Humanity marathon runners

Rain nor cold could not keep the nearly 500 participants from running or walking in Habitat for Humanity's 17th annual Diamond Valley Lake Marathon Saturday, March 2. The 8 a.m.... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet City Council reviews midyear budget reports

The Hemet City Council approved the midyear budget report with a $425,375 expenditure adjustment to the general and non-general fund budgets and an increase of $175,000 in revenues during their Tuesday, Feb. 26, meeting. The... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

Students give Black History Month essays at MSJC

Stirring essays on the accomplishments of America's most noted African-American residents as seen through the eyes of southwest Riverside County students were heard Wednesday, Feb.... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

BREAKING: Hemet City Council orders immediate closure of Stetson bridge

Hemet City Council Tuesday, March 12, ordered the immediate closure of the Stetson Avenue Bridge, during a regularly scheduled meeting. The move came about following the recommendat... — Updated 3/14/2019 Full story

 By Tony Ault    News

Stetson Avenue Bridge near collapse in Hemet, brings partial street closure

After Hemet City Council declared a "flood emergency" closing the Stetson Bridge and Stetson Avenue from Cawston Road to Warren Road in Hemet Tuesday night, March 12 barriers have... — Updated 3/14/2019 Full story

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet city council places city manager on paid administrative leave

The Hemet City Council coming out of a closed session Tuesday, March 12, placed City Manager Allen Parker on paid administrative leave until a personnel evaluation is complete. The announcement with the council coming out of... — Updated 3/14/2019 Full story

 By Tony Ault    Sports

Two new pickleball courts open at Valley-Wide Diamond Valley Lake Park

What the heck is pickleball? That is the question asked by many dignitaries attending the Friday, Feb. 22, dedication of Hemet's newest pickleball courts at Valley-Wide Park and... — Updated 3/1/2019


Long-awaited replacement Soboba Casino Resort opening beckons thousands

Soboba Casino's move from its tented facility to the almost completed 474,000-square-foot casino and 200-room resort hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, challenged old and new employees with... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

Sierra Dawn Senior Health Care panel discussion

"Stay active" are the words echoed by a panel of doctors and health care experts to encourage more than 100 seniors and caregivers ways to maintain a high quality of life... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

Victory Outreach Home Hemet joins Hemet-San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce

Victory Outreach Home Hemet was welcomed into the Hemet-San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce and praised for their work with homeless and addicted men in the Hemet community Friday, Feb.... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

San Jacinto City's annual financial report seen favorable

San Jacinto City Council received their annual financial report Tuesday, Feb. 12, showing the city’s net cash position increased by $511,598 from the prior fiscal year, attributed to increased program revenues. The annual... — Updated 3/1/2019


Western Center Academy student wins Sunset Rotary Four-Way Test speech contest

Sara Oike, a Western Center Academy student, won first place in the annual Sunset Rotary Four-Way Test speech contest held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Diamond Valley Art Center in... — Updated 2/21/2019


Hemet-San Jacinto Centennial Lions Club sponsors student speaker contest

Hemet High School student James Crawford took the first place prize for his speech "Freedom of the Press: What Does it Mean?" which was presented to members of the Hemet-San... — Updated 2/21/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

MSJC Mobile Career Center takes to the road

The key was turned. The engine revved up, and the new Mt. San Jacinto College Mobile Career Center with its staff was ready to pay visits to middle and high schools, trade shows... — Updated 2/21/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

SR 74 is damaged by heavy rains Feb. 13-14 at Cranston Fire burn scar

Caltrans closed the highway Feb. 15-16 and continued repairs this week, leaving it open to residents only.... — Updated 2/21/2019

 By Tony Ault    News

Hemet to see new police, fire vehicles on the road soon

Hemet City Council authorized the purchase of seven fully equipped police vehicles and four fire department response vehicles that will soon be patrolling the streets and responding to emergencies in the city. Hemet Police Chief... — Updated 2/21/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Virulent Newcastle disease hits Riverside County chickens

Many residents in southwest Riverside County delight in raising pet chickens and have successfully won efforts to raise them in residential areas, but another battle for the poultry pet owners and commercial chicken ranchers... — Updated 2/15/2019


DVAC Art for Youth Competition winners are selected and on display

Winners of the Diamond Valley Art Center’s Art for Youth Competition are now on display at the center, 123 N. Harvard in historic downtown Hemet through March. The DVAC sponsors an annual Art for Youth Competition that students... — Updated 2/15/2019


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