Lady Tigers fend off Big Bears

San Jacinto High School’s varsity softball handily defeated Big Bear last Thursday, 13-2 ■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter When you live the high life, coming down can make you feel a little low. That’s what Big Bear’s varsity softball team experienced as they came down from their bear caves at 7,000 feet to do…

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.…

CRIME BRIEFS

San Jacinto parents charged in toddler’s 2016 death Assault and cruelty charges were filed Feb. 23 and a warrant was issued March 2 against Tamara Barker and Malick Harris, the San Jacinto parents of one-year-old Deborah Harris – more than a year after the child died in February 2016, according to court records. One count…

CRIME REPORTS – March 23, 2017

HEMET MONDAY, MAR.13 TRESPASSING 800 Block LATHAM AV FRAUD 2300 Block CALLAO CT BURGLARY 1100 Block OLIVE TREE LN VANDALISM 700 Block STETSON AV TRESPASSING 1700 Block FLORIDA AV VANDALISM 1700 Block FLORIDA AV ASSAULT W WEAPO 2300 Block SAN BERNARDO AV DISTURB THREATS 2000 Block OAKLAND AV TUESDAY, MAR.14 PETTY THEFT 3600 Block FLORIDA…

Native youth dream the impossible

Soboba Tribal TANF takes 35 to conference ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Soboba Tribal TANF supported about 35 Native American youth attending the 11th annual Dream the Impossible (DTI) conference at the University of California, San Diego on March 18. Youth ages 12 to 19 attended workshops on college readiness, NCAA requirements, culture, health…

Things to do

THE CALENDAR – March 23, 2017 THURSDAY, MAR. 23 8 am – 1 pm: SJ Farmer’s Market, Farmer’s Corner 8 am – 3 pm: HS Performing Arts Day, SJ Campus Theatre, (951) 487-3630 11:30 am: Rocky Zharp, 100% Acoustic Originals, Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro 10 am – 4:45 pm: Fingerprints Youth Museum, (951) 765-1223…