Ramona Spring Festival

■ Staff Reports / Contributed The City of Hemet and the Ramona Bowl have joined together to present a Ramona Spring Festival on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival celebrates the late 1800s when “Ramona” takes place. There will be activities for all ages. Owners and merchants of the downtown area,…

The Elks are a benevolent bunch

■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter The Elks, officially known as BPOE — which they interpret as Best People On Earth — certainly earn that title from Jim Linenberger, executive director of Community Pantry in Hemet. “The Elks Lodge has been helping us for at least as long as I’ve been here,” said Lineberger,…