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Barry Kayrell new HUSD superintendent

Barry Kayrell new HUSD superintendent

The Hemet Unified School District directors unanimously appointed Dr. Barry Kayrell as its next district superintendent. Kayrell is currently the superintendent of Beaumont Unified School District and has been there seven years. On Oct. 1, he will start at Hemet. After the vote, Board President Bill Sanborn introduced Kayrell to the audience. He thanked the […]

Brown reintroduces Admission Day

Soon after the outbreak of war in 1846, United States forces invaded the Mexican province of Alta California. Seven months later, on Jan. 13, 1847, representatives of both countries signed the Treaty of Cahuenga in the San Fernando Valley, ending the fighting. For three years, California remained under American martial law. During this period, gold […]

Proposition 40, redistricting, when ‘No’ means ‘Yes’

Propositions on California ballots are often confusing. With misleading titles and convoluted wording, Proposition 40 does nothing to alleviate that confusion. Proposition 40 is an attempt to use California’s referendum process to redraw the new state Senate boundaries. The Citizens Redistricting Commission is the body now responsible for drawing those boundaries. California Senate and Assembly […]

New CALFIRE forester arrives

Chief Gregg Bratcher joined CAL FIRE from the private sector and three years later is assigned as the agency’s forester for the San Jacinto Mountains. Bratcher attended the August Mountain Area Safety Taskforce and will lead it at the November meeting. He has replaced battalion Chief Bill Weiser, who is the new chief of the […]

HUSD's new superintendent

HUSD’s new superintendent

The Hemet Unified School District directors appointed Barry Kayrell as its next District superintendent. The vote was unanimous 7-0. Kayrell is currently the superintendent of Beaumont Unified School District, but will start at Hemet on Oct. 1. His starting salary will be $205,000 annually.

Proposition 39: Changes in computation of multistate corporation tax

The amount of money a business owes California in corporate income taxes each year is based on the business’ taxable income. Beginning in 2013, Proposition 39, if approved, would change existing law to require multistate businesses to calculate their California income tax liability based solely on the percentage of their sales in California, what is […]

Proposition 33: Insurance fairness or new rate hike opportunity?

Editor’s note: Once again it’s the season when California voters exercise their right to govern directly. Using the state’s initiative process, 11 measures have qualified for the November ballot. Some seem simple, but reading the proposition text can uncover what the title or summary may not fully disclose. The Town Crier will summarize each of […]

New deputies in the pipeline

Twenty-five new police officers completed a rigorous training program at the Ben Clark Training Center and graduated from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. Only one, Cory Zimmerman, will join the Sheriff’s Department and could be part of a new wave of deputies that will increase staffing at Hemet Station. Other graduates […]

Three vegetation fires in Lamb's Canyon, two contained

Three vegetation fires in Lamb’s Canyon, two contained

Crews are on the scene of three separate wildland fires in Lamb’s Canyon, reported at 11:52 a.m. The first was reported at Lamb’s Canyon Road and Gilman Springs Road. Two airtankers, 15 engines and a total of 130 firefighters reported to the scene.   The first two were quickly contained to less than one acre, […]

Sheriff Sniff talks about pension changes’ impact on public safety

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff supports changes to California’s pension laws, but one approved last week, has him and other public safety officials concerned. The state legislature raised the retirement age for public safety employees from 50 years to 57 years. Sniff and the California Police Chiefs Association is concerned that deputies and detectives over […]

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