RIVERSIDE: “Kindy 500” uses fun to teach children about traffic rules, safety and “stranger danger”

RIVERSIDE — Children had the opportunity to enjoy a fun morning learning about “stranger danger,” traffic rules, road signs and basic roadway safety during the Kindy 500 Traffic Safety Fair. The fair, which was the perfect opportunity for the kindergartners to enjoy a positive, early interaction with police officers who put on the event, was held this morning at Magnolia Elementary […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Has social media become a catalyst for the spread of racism?

By Melissa Cartew   A few years back, no one would have imagined how social media would evolve to be what it is today – a powerful tool of interaction. People relied on one–on–one encounters or by calling via phones. Today, most communications are done online through emails and chats on social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, […]

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Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn appointed as Chair of CA’s newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee

During its first meeting of 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee appointed City of Temecula’s Mayor, Dr. Matt Rahn, as its Chair. Formed in late 2017, the committee was created to assist in developing rules and regulations for this year’s roll-out of a legal, adult-use, cannabis market in California. The committee will also advise Bureau of Cannabis Control and other […]

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Upcoming symposium to focus on human trafficking, sexploitation, other related issues

*Some names have been changed to protect the innocent victims of sex trafficking.   During the summer of 2004, 14-year-old, Sarah Meyers’ life was much like any other young girl’s. Her days were filled with thoughts of starting high school in the fall, her new-found interest in boys and what she would wear when the next year’s school session started. It was then, […]

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Opal Singleton and Million Kids – working to change the lives of human-trafficking victims worldwide

By Opal Singleton Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids and Board Member and Director of Development for Rapha House International. Both organizations exist to combat human trafficking in the U.S and Internationally. Opal has trained tens of thousands of government officials, school administrators, social outreach organizations, civic leaders, faith-based organizations and prominent individuals about human trafficking, sextortion, […]

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SAN JACINTO — Hundreds attend prayer vigil for pair slain in double homicide

SAN JACINTO — Hundreds of area residents came out on a cold January night to support the families of two area residents who were gunned down earlier this week, during an emotional candlelight vigil filled with prayers and songs as well as countless tears. The vigil had been organized by family and friends of 19-year-old Lauren Lopez. SEE RELATED: Four Hemet area residents […]

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Newly promoted Hemet PD Chief Webb discusses R.O.C.S. Team accomplishments, future plans

HEMET — Hemet Police Department’s newly promoted police chief, Rob Webb, recently discussed the Department’s R.O.C.S. Team and how their efforts are bringing improvements to the city and department. SEE RELATED: Newly released FBI statistics indicate Hemet’s violent crime down by 32%, felony arrests up by 40% Today’s message from Chief Webb follows on the heals of a Nov. 30 Hemet PD […]

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Sara’s Town Episode 28: Valley View Christmas Trees and the Hemet-San Jacinto Christmas Parade

Sara‘s Town Episode 28: Valley View Christmas Trees and the Hemet-San Jacinto Christmas Parade For this year’s Christmas episode, Sara visited the Valley View Christmas Tree farm to see how the business and operation works. From prepping to flocking to shipping, Sara had a great time learning the ins-and-outs of tree farming as well as the business of growing, preparing and […]

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City of Riverside Police and Fire Chaplains: “First responders to the first responders”

RIVERSIDE — Whether it be over a shared meal with a fire crew enjoying some down time together or at the scene of an active, critical incident, one ever-present group of dedicated individuals are guaranteed to be spotted – almost never in the foreground – observing, silently available, prepared to act as a source of strength and support to anyone who […]

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Newly released FBI statistics indicate Hemet’s violent crime down by 32%, felony arrests up by 40%

HEMET — Recently released FBI crime statistics indicate the City of Hemet Police Department reported a 32 percent decrease in violent crimes and an overall 10 percent reduction in all crimes during the third quarter of 2017, when compared to the same period in 2016. Despite the decrease in reported crimes, during the same time frame, Hemet PD felony arrests increased by 40 percent. […]

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