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  1. RTA offering free bus passes on Earth Day 2015Read the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Just in time for the spring gas price surge, the Riverside Transit Agency will give away free bus passes on Earth Day, April 22. On Wednesday, April 22, RTA staff will be at the Hemet Library , Moreno Valley Mall , Riverside Plaza , and Cardenas Markets in Corona and Murrieta with giveaways and a limited number of 7-day bus passes. At each of the locations, people can spin a prize wheel for a chance to win the passes as well as other prizes.

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  2. 2015 eagle count heralds nesting successRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    "Cat", the nickname for Lake Hemet's resident bald eagle, and her partner "The Male," delighted U.S. Forest Service biologists and 29 volunteers Saturday during the last official eagle count of the year at the forest lake. Cat, spreading her 6-foot white-tipped wings, sailed down from her high tree perch at the west end of lake splashing into the cold water quickly grabbing up a tasty fish.

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  3. Memorial service announced for K9 Sultan.Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    A public memorial service will be held next week for "Sultan," a Riverside County Sheriff's Department canine who was fatally shot while pursuing a gunman in the Hemet area. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at the War Dog Memorial at March Field Air Museum, 22550 Van Buren Blvd. in Riverside, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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  4. Over 200 attend SRCAR office opening in HemetRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Over 200 community members, real estate agents and local dignitaries attended the grand opening of the new Hemet office of the Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors on Jan. 16. The remodeled former bank at 2355 E. Florida Ave. is 5,961 feet and contains an executive meeting room, grand hall, kitchen area, large patio area and a spacious lobby where members can purchase merchandise to support their real estate businesses. The grand hall is available for rent after hours to support local community events and organizations.

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  5. County supervisors approve five-year contract with ambulance providerRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Despite concerns over the terms and the no-bid origin of the agreement, the Board of Supervisors approved a five-year contract with American Medical Response to continue providing ambulance services throughout Riverside County on Jan. 14. "Based on my experience, we get very fine service from AMR," Supervisor John Benoit said ahead of the board's 3-1 vote to stay with the Denver-based firm. "There's a huge value associated with having a company with the kind of resources they bring to bear and the uniformity they offer.'

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  6. Hemet mobile home fire displaces twoRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    The blaze was reported at 6:52 p.m. at the Arroyo Fairways Mobile Home Park in the 42700 block of Highway 74, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County "Quick and aggressive efforts by firefighters contained the fire shortly after arrival," Hagemann said, adding that the Red Cross was summoned to assist two displaced adults.

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  7. Stone's first bill seeks to lift restrictions at local lakeRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    A first-term Inland Empire lawmaker's first bill proposes lifting swimming restrictions at a Riverside County lake to make the location more attractive to outdoor enthusiasts and commercial interests. Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Palm Desert, elected to represent the 28th state Senate District in November, introduced Senate Bill 143 Tuesday, Jan. 27, calling for amendments to the California Health & Safety Code aimed at opening Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet to increased recreational activity.

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  8. Great Oak Girls Water Polo floats past Hemet 8-5 in nonleague match-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Great Oak's girls water polo goalkeeper, Sydney Lawyer, deflects a shot on goal attempt made by a player from Hemet High in last week's non-league 8-5 win over the Lady Bulldogs. Shane Gibson photo The Great Oak girls water polo team took on the Lady Bulldogs in a nonleague match-up on Jan. 21, defeating the visiting team from Hemet, 8-5.

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  9. Sheriff: Dog Gunned Down Last Week Was 'Valued Member' of DepartmentRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff today praised the canine fatally shot last week while pursuing a gunman as a "hero" who likely saved deputies' lives by sacrificing his own. "We're all in mourning for Sultan," Sniff told the Board of Supervisors after being asked to speak at the beginning of the board's regular Tuesday meeting.

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  10. RivCo Sheriff's K9 killed during search for suspect in HemetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    A suspected felon and a Riverside County Sheriff's K9 were left dead following a lengthy SWAT standoff in Hemet on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to the 40200 block of Clark Drive at about 2:30 p.m. to look for a wanted felon seen in that area. "A San Jacinto Police K9 handler and his K9 partner Sultan responded to assist in the search of the wanted felon," Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Albert Martinez wrote in a press release.

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  11. RivCo Sheriff's K9 killed during search for suspect in HemetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    A suspected felon and a Riverside County Sheriff's K9 were left dead following a lengthy SWAT standoff in Hemet on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to the 40200 block of Clark Drive at about 2:30 p.m. to look for a wanted felon seen in that area. "A San Jacinto Police K9 handler and his K9 partner Sultan responded to assist in the search of the wanted felon," Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Albert Martinez wrote in a press release.

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  12. Riverside County Sheriff's K9 Unit shot and killed in HemetRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department San Jacinto station reported Wednesday, Jan. 21 that their police dog was killed during a "barricaded suspect" stand off. According to published reports, police responded to a call for service in the area San Jacinto Street and Clark Drive in Hemet around 2:30 p.m. Police K9 expired do to injuries sustained from now barricaded suspect," a post on the Riverside County Sheriff's Twitter feed read. 1 comment

  13. Supervisors approve five-year contract with ambulance providerRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Despite concerns over the terms and the no-bid origin of the agreement, the Board of Supervisors today approved a five-year contract with American Medical Response to continue providing ambulance services throughout Riverside County. "Based on my experience, we get very fine service from AMR," Supervisor John Benoit said ahead of the board's 3-1 vote to stay with the Denver-based firm.

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  14. Three bald eagles spotted at Riverside County lakesRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Three adult bald eagles were spotted at lakes in Hemet and Perris during the second of four counts aimed at assessing how many of the birds migrated to Southern California during the winter in search of prey, U.S. Forest Service officials said today. Two adult eagles were seen at Lake Hemet and one adult eagle was seen at Lake Perris during the census on Saturday.

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  15. MSJC athletes volunteer in basketball event for special ed studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    The Eagles dunked, dribbled and jumped to help the Tigers and the Huskies learn new moves during the 4th annual Basketball Showdown on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at San Jacinto High School. The event is designed bridge the relationship between special and general education students with athletics, said Cathy Begorre, an adaptive physical education teacher at San Jacinto High.

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  16. Eateries partner with EMWD to save water by only serving it upon requestRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    People dining out in the Valley may notice there is more room on tabletops thanks to the absence of unrequested glasses of water and the Eastern Municipal Water District's Water-Wise program. Some restaurants in the area are participating in the program to conserve water so they aren't serving unrequested water during California's historic drought.

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  17. Duo steals Temecula UPS package using stolen truck, suspects at largeRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Police are searching for the suspects that were allegedly driving a stolen red truck and stole a UPS package from a Temecula home. According to police, a witness saw a woman exit a 1993 Nissan pickup truck and steal a package from a home on Thursday, Dec. 11 at about 10:50 a.m. in the 43000 block of Corte Barbaste.

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  18. First eagle count of winter finds bald eagles in vicinity of Lakes Hemet and PerrisRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    Bald eagles were spotted in the vicinity of Lakes Hemet and Perris during the U.S. Forest Service's first eagle count of the winter season, rangers said today, Mon., Dec. 15. The USFS began its 37th annual eagle census on Saturday, and participating volunteers verified a pair of adult eagles nesting in the area of Lake Hemet, while bird watchers about 25 miles north at Lake Perris confirmed one adult eagle in the area. Eagles were also counted around Big Bear Lake and Lake Silverwood in San Bernardino County, according to Forest Service spokesman John Miller.

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  19. Tea with Gwen attracts admirers of longtime educator Gwendolyn SchlangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    She served as a teacher at Little Lake Elementary School in Hemet for some 40 years. She dedicated herself for more than 20 years as a trustee on the Mt.

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  20. Two men arrested for robbery in TemeculaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Lake Elsinore Valley News

    On December 5, 2014, at 1:13 AM, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to a report of a robbery in the area of Winchester Road and Nicolas Road, Temecula. Officers responded to the area and were told by the victim two subjects approached him.

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