San Jacinto: Charges filed in three homicides
Three men have been charged with murder in a series of homicides this summer that authorities said were committed for the benefit of criminal street gangs.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
KESQ-TV Palm Desert
Fire danger high
Dry conditions and gusty wind continued to raise the risk of wildfires in Riverside County's mountains and valleys Sunday, meteorologists said.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
San Jacinto: Photos, superb animated Christmas light videos
During my Friday night hunt for Christmas decorations to place on my Holiday Lights Tour map, I came across several great displays and managed to record a pair of videos of computer-controlled, animated holiday lights that blinked to music.
Red Flag Warning for the Pass from Noon Saturday thru Sunday Evening
A red flag warning for "critical fire weather conditions" has been issued for an area including the San Gorgonio Pass from noon Saturday through Sunday evening.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
BANNING: Interior work progresses at courthouse construction site
Architect Rebecca Binder looks out from the second story of the Riverside County Superior Court building on Thursday, Dec. 12. The /Banning Justice Center is expected to open by spring 2014, replacing a courthouse that had been in use more than 30 years.
San Jacinto: Sunday jazz features hard-working teacher, guitarist
Sean Longstreet, who created a music career by teaching at Beaumont elementary school and performing in concert, will be on stage Sunday with his jazz quinted at the Esplanade Arts Center.
San Jacinto: Orchestras' program features holiday favorites
Conductor Pricila Chavez Lara leads the Mt. San Jacinto College Community Orchestra during a performance in June in Beaumont.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
MSJC Concert Band & Trombone Choir's Winter Concert Dec. 17
A winter concert will be presented by the MSJC Concert Band and Trombone Choir on Tuesday evening, Dec. 17 at 7:30 pm in the Theater on the San Jacinto Campus, located at 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto.
Air Quality District's Ban on Wood Burning in Fireplaces Includes the Pass
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a restriction of burning wood in residential fireplaces on Friday Dec. 13 for portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and L.A. counties due to air pollution level forecasts.
Back in the Day: Christmas quake struck in 1899
The Hotel Hemet was one of many brick buildings in the San Jacinto Valley that were rendered uninhabitable by the December 1899 earthquake on Christmas Day.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
HEMET: Targeted council members say they voted as promised
One of two rogue floats promoting the recall of three Hemet City Council members that made their way into the Hemet Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. Three Hemet City Council members who were served with recall papers say they were following their campaign promises when they voted to start negotiating with the county fire department to provide ... (more)
Bob Pratte: Hemet holiday lights map coming soon
I feel the pressure when I am steadily asked this question: When will my annual Holiday Lights Tour map through the San Jacinto Valley be published? The map will appear in print Friday, Dec. 20, and likely will be posted on PE.com the night before.
San Jacinto: Chamber seeks volunteers for Christmas help
The Soboba Casino bus is filled with toys this time of year donated by customers as part of the Soboba Gives Back campaign to help the needy.
San Jacinto: Christmas at the mansion
San Jacinto's historic Estudillo Mansion is hosting "Christmas at the Mansion" from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, including tours of the decorated 1885 home, caroling, outdoor entertainment and games for children.
Lake Elsinore Valley News
Pair Accused of Killing Hemet Senior Enter Pleas
Two men accused of gunning down a 77-year-old Hemet resident during a robbery at his home and committing additional armed robberies each pleaded not guilty today to murder and other charges.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
San Jacinto: Construction closes Chase Street access to expressway
Chase Street access to the Ramona Expressway will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 9, until the end of December for road construction.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Soboba Reservation: Last chance for gaming proposal review
A hotel/casino could be built next to the Country Club at Soboba Springs if the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians gets approval to add about 535 acres to the reservation.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
HEMET: Rain won't stop this Christmas parade
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Harbour Record post in San Jacinto ride in the Hemet Christmas Parade in 2012.
Old Globe: Hemet High alums want cultural reunion
English teacher Keith Rossi acts a scene from "Twelfth Night" with Arianna Mayo, left, and Bree McBride before his retirement from Hemet High School.