‘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 […]

Anza Lions 2017 gymkhana season opens with practice

Anza Lions 2017 gymkhana season opens with practice

The Anza Lions Club kicked off their annual gymkhana season Saturday, April 8, at the Lions Arena off Kirby Road with a fun Gymkhana practice, a campout and a series of special events both for adults and children. Despite strong winds, a small contingent of the Lions Club equestrians took to the dirt arena to […]

Hemet Unified School District board honors Anza, Sage school employees of the year

Hemet Unified School District board honors Anza, Sage school employees of the year

Hemet Unified School District honored four teachers and classified workers at Hamilton High School and Hamilton K-8 as this school year’s Employees of the Year recognition program held March 29 at the district offices in Hemet. A teacher and classified employee at Cottonwood K-8 School in nearby Sage were also named as employees of the […]

Anza Valley Artists ‘Swap Meet’ set

Anza Valley Artists will gather, set up their easels and chairs to proudly display their fine art creations and offer some gently used items for sale in in the dirt lot adjacent to Anza Community Hall parking lot Saturday, April 1. The gathering from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. is designed to raise money for […]

Tiling work begins at Anza Community Hall

Tiling work begins at Anza Community Hall

Contractors began work this week to nail down the new floor support and lay new tiles in the Anza Community Hall. Bill Donahue, in charge of the renovations being made at the Community Hall, said the contract for the flooring and tiling was signed only a few days before the work started on Monday, March […]