Enlarged Lake Hemet Splashing Eagle Water Park opens for summer season

Enlarged Lake Hemet Splashing Eagle Water Park opens for summer season

The summer vacation and recreation season began at Lake Hemet Memorial Day weekend with an estimated 2,000 campers occupying more than 300 improved campsites including 10 new six-person cabins. The campers also enjoyed the official opening of the expanded Splashing Eagle Water Park. “We are completely booked for the weekend,” said Jeffery Richter, Lake Hemet […]

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony hosting annual summer picnic

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony hosting annual summer picnic

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony friends, associate artists and board of directors are opening the colony to the public Sunday, June 11, for their annual summer picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. The arts colony, located at 36701 Highway 79 South outside Temecula’s wine country, is a residency program for local, national and international artists, writers, […]

Manzanita Ranch Memorial Day Open House invites Veterans

Manzanita Ranch managers Johnny and Jill Roberts are inviting veterans to an open house at the ranch, where horses are the therapy, Memorial Day, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m. The ranch for years has been a place where veterans and other suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can spend a day with gentle horses and […]

‘Hillbilly’ theme to be paraded at 2017 Anza Days

‘Hillbilly’ theme to be paraded at 2017 Anza Days

The Anza Lions Club theme for the upcoming 2017 Anza Days beginning Saturday, July 1, with a parade down Highway 371 is simply “Hillbilly.” The Anza Lions Club members voted May 7 on the theme from a choice of 10 possible titles ranging from “Aliens, Golden and Paranormal” to “Hillbilly” with 26 of 67 votes […]

Sage Roadrunners pancake breakfast coming

The Sage Roadrunners Ladies Auxiliary is again preparing for the Sage Community 45th annual pancake breakfast May 28 to raise funds to provide the firefighters and paramedics from Station 28 with needed supplies. The breakfast will take place at the station, 35655 Sage Road/ State Route 3, from 7 a.m. to noon May 28. The […]

‘Ramona’ Pageant’s final weekend coming to Hemet’s Ramona Bowl

‘Ramona’ Pageant’s final weekend coming to Hemet’s Ramona Bowl

“Ramona,” California’s official outdoor play, continues this weekend with the exciting and touching performances of Kayla Contreras and Joseph Valdez as Ramona and Alessandro with more than a thousand expected at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater in Hemet. The first two weeks of the play proved to be highly successful, especially with much more refined performances […]

‘Ramona’ play opens at Ramona Bowl Amphitheater

‘Ramona’ play opens at Ramona Bowl Amphitheater

California’s official Outdoor Play ‘Ramona’ opened its 94th season this past weekend with the best performance yet played by Kayla Contreras and Joseph Valdez as Ramona and Alessandro along with some new scenes created by veteran Director Dennis Anderson. Despite 90-plus temperatures at the Ramona Bowl Saturday, April 22, a large crowd gathered to enjoy […]

Inmate firefighters readied for ‘extreme’ wildfire season

Inmate firefighters readied for ‘extreme’ wildfire season

Inmates from the Bautista, Norco and other Cal Fire Riverside Unit California Conservation Camps have undergone their strenuous final field tests and learned if their firefighting crews will be assigned to fight the expected extreme wildfires expected this summer in Southern California. The annual Cal Fire Preparation Exercise was conducted last week on the Ramona […]

San Jacinto Main Street Cinco de Mayo celebration coming May 6

San Jacinto will be temporarily closing historic Main Street for most of the evening May 6 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, promoting the achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background who live in the United States. The Main Street businesses and vendors will be open during the celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 […]