County sheriff vs. city police

Ordering off the crime prevention menu saves money ■ Emmett Campbell / Contributed People living in cities around Los Angeles say they feel safer with the sheriff. Known around the world for inventing movie stars and innovative techniques in the film industry, Los Angeles County is also out in front in the business of badges…

Debate rages: did reforms cause cop-killing?

“None of the state’s recent criminal justice reforms impacted when this individual was released from state prison” Spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. There is little doubt about who killed Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer in late winter, or how he died: Authorities quickly identified ex-convict Michael Christopher Mejia as the culprit,…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – March 23, 2017

Certain Rights are inalienable Dear Editor: Since becoming a subscriber to The Valley Chronicle I developed the habit of reading the editorial pages. Some responses get me thinking; some are kind of funny; some are just incoherent. My letters fall into these categories based on the reader’s perception as well. Letters from Emmett Campbell are…

Question Power? Absolutely!

■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter Editor’s Note: This opinion, authored by Melissa Diaz Hernandez, is the unanimous opinion of The Valley Chronicle staff. It is the job of the journalist to speak truth to power. Journalism is imperative to the survival of our democracy. It is not the job of the journalist to be…

City of Hemet Audit – Where are we now?

Several key concerns remain unaddressed ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter A strategic plan addressing the issues brought forth by the state audit had a deadline for completion of January 2017. A strategic planning meeting was scheduled for the beginning of February 2017 but was postponed, according to insiders, by the appointment of Councilman K.…