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  • Mayor shakes up State of the City
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:22:53 GMT
    The free annual event co-hosted by the city and the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce took place Thursday evening at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center. The chipper mayor declared that the state of the city is "awesome" at the outset, and without giving a typical speech, he started giving quizzes to the audience using a large monitor behind him....
  • Bob PratteBOB PRATTE: Tahquitz 'T' goes pink
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:08:07 GMT
    Tahquitz High in Hemet stepped in line with professional athletes who wear pink accessories such as gloves, socks and wrist bands for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tahquitz groundskeeper Frank Jaramillo and the school's plant manager, Wendy James, painted the "T" above the school's athletic stadium pink for the month....
  • HemetHEMET: Proposed charter to go before school board
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT
    Backers of a San Marcos-based charter school who hope to open a campus in Hemet next fall will present their proposal to the Hemet school board Tuesday. Bayshore Preparatory Charter School is looking for approval to begin operating Baypoint Preparatory Academy....
  • LETTERS: Details before demands for more dollars
    published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Joe Boyett : Ben Boychuk's piece, "Schools' big battle over small differences" [Opinion, Oct. 8] discusses Tom Torlakson and Marshall Tuck's proposals to spend "more money" on education, but the candidates haven't explained exactly how dollars will improve school performance. The California Department of Education's report, "Descriptive Statistics and Correlation Tables," correlates Academic Performance Index with 25 indicators, but "dollars per student" is not there....
  • EastvaleBand competition to close road
    published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:49:23 GMT
    West Valley High School will host a marching band competition Saturday that will lead to a road closure near the west Hemet campus. The competition begins at 3:30 p.m., and awards are scheduled for 8 p.m. To accommodate the bands, Mustang Way will be closed between Sanderson and Cawston avenues from noon until 10 p.m. The Chino-based nonprofit Christian ministry holds regular grocery distributions in Chino and has now expanded to northwestern Riverside County....
  • Kiar Nielsen
    published on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:55:58 GMT
    Kiar Nielsen, 85, Tyler, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at Tyler Healthcare Center. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 13 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler....
  • Brown pitches Props. 1, 2 but remains mum on 4th-term agenda
    published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:10:00 GMT
    The water inlet/outlet tower's exposure above water reveals how far the water has receded at Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet. Gov. Jerry Brown has used the drought to put Prop....
  • Bob PrattePRATTE: Hemet High stadium: What name should we use?
    published on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:35:29 GMT
    Is it still John McDonough Stadium, the title for the facility beginning in 2007 thanks to a sponsorship fee paid by the Bank of Hemet? Or should it be Von Driska Field, the new name that went up on the scoreboard in September to honor the late and beloved teacher and coach, Darrell Von Driska? Emily Shaw, Hemet High principal, said the answer is simple. The stadium has one name; the field has another....
  • Sports: PHOTOS: High School Football and Track
    published on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:57:37 GMT
    At left, Chance Vladika of Idyllwild is a freshman on the Hamilton High School junior varsity football squad....
  • PerrisPERRIS: Opening day at Southern California Fair one hot ticket
    published on Sun, 05 Oct 2014 04:55:53 GMT
    "I'm watching him today while his mom went fishing," said Jackson, a retired police officer. "It's opening day so I thought it would be a good day to come out and spend some time at the fair."...
  • 8-year-old girl treated for major injuries after bus runs over her
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:54:00 GMT
    An 8-year-old girl struck by a school bus in San Jacinto is being treated for major injuries to her head and foot, the California Highway Patrol said. The accident occurred at the intersection of Los Rosas and Da Vinci drives Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. The bus, carrying 15 students from Park Hill Elementary School, was heading north on La Rosas at about 20 mph when the girl unexpectedly darted into the street, according to a press release issued by the CHP....
  • Hemet-San Jacinto InsiderSAN JACINTO: Agricultural Festival continues until 6 p.m. Sunday
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:45:12 GMT
    It's the last day of San Jacinto's Agricultural Festival A at the Francisco Estudillo Heritage Park on Sunday, Sept. 28.A The weather is perfect for a family-filled afternoon of fun at the park off Seventh Street east of State Street....
  • Mesa uses balance to win tournament
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:29:40 GMT
    Murrieta Mesa opened fire early in the finals of Saturday's San Gorgonio Boys Water Polo Tournament against fifth-ranked Jurupa Valley. Its 14-6 win, launched mainly on high-powered defense and a creatively-balanced offensive attack, seemed almost easy for championship standards....
  • TemeculaTEMECULA: Higher Education Center opens to meet region's needs
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:24:50 GMT
    With an eye towards meeting the current and future educational needs of the nearly half-million people in Southwest Riverside County, the City of Temecula, Mt. San Jacinto College and Cal State San Marcos have partnered on the Temecula Higher Education Center which had its grand opening Saturday....
  • San JacintoPRATTE: 50-year-old Savala Ranch survives
    published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:56:14 GMT
    It is heartening that in the rapidly changing, Internet-dominated world, some old-school things, like the Savala Ranch produce stand in San Jacinto, remain the same. The Savala family continues to sell produce grown in rows between apricot trees despite competition from several newer stands and two farmers markets....
  • Hemet-San Jacinto InsiderSAN JACINTO: Light up "S" Mountain at football halftime
    published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:05:02 GMT
    Get ready for a San Jacinto Valley fall tradition -- the lighting of "S" Mountain north of town at half time of the San Jacinto High School vs. San Bernardino Pacific High School on Friday, Sept. 26.A Linda Skipworth is a member of the Ward family, which spends about eight hours to trek up North Mountain in four-wheel drive vehicles, set up a generator and lights for maybe 15-30 minutes of the "S" glow, which on a clear night can be seen across the valley at the Ramona Bowl.A The game starts at ...
  • San JacintoSAN Jacinto Valley: Public safety top topic at forum
    published on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:12:35 GMT
    The Hemet-San Jacinto chapter of the California Congress of Republicans and the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Republican Women's Federated invited Republican-registered candidates running for the Hemet and San Jacinto city councils and school boards and the Valley-Wide park district board to the event. The two city councils were the only races where more than one candidate appeared....
  • Bob PratteRestaurant mascots are halftime entertainment in Hemet
    published on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:12:25 GMT
    Liza Vondriska, the associated student body staff assistant at West Valley High School in Hemet, dreamed up a halftime show using restaurant mascots. She first used her mascot stunt a few years ago and brought it back this season for the Aug. 29 football home opener against Riverside's La Sierra High School....
  • Preview of Champions is early glimpse of regiona s marching band shows
    published on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    REDLANDS >> High school bands from around the region will take their field shows out for a spin at the 35th Annual Preview of Champions tournament on Saturday at Redlands High School, and maybe pick up some pointers from the event's exhibition band, the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers. A band's field show is its stock in trade at competitions during the school year, and its halftime offering to home-game crowds during the football season....
  • STEM education attracts 3,000 to...
    published on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:44:31 GMT
    For nearly all of her 12 years, Hannah Gallagher was part of a daunting statistic often used to illustrate a gap in the American school system: She had virtually no interest in science, technology, engineering and math - the "STEM" courses that are increasingly essential to college admission and top-paying jobs. "I honestly didn't even know what STEM was until this school year," said Hannah, who made an early-morning trek from her Hemet charter school to the San Diego Convention Center on Monday...