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Meet the HUSD board of trustees candidates

Meet the HUSD board of trustees candidates

Three seats on the Hemet Unified School Board are up for filling on the November ballot. Five candidates will be on the ballot. This week, the Town Crier presents incumbent Lisa DeForest and challengers Boyd Lachlan Roberts and Jim Smith. In the Oct. 11 issue, incumbent Marilyn Forst and challenger John Graham were profiled. Lisa […]

County recruiting bilingual poll workers for Nov. 6 election

Bilingual poll workers are needed at voting locations throughout Riverside County for the Nov. 6 presidential general election. Poll workers must attend a special 2-1/2-hour training class to familiarize themselves with election procedures and to prepare them to assist voters after the polls open at 7 a.m. on Election Day. No experience is required and […]

Incumbent Forst says kids must come first

Incumbent Forst says kids must come first

Marilyn Forst, 12-year incumbent on the Hemet Unified School District board, taught for 37 years in the district and believes that students must come first. Forst is the current board vice president and believes as one of three educators serving on the board, she will continue to focus on what she sees as the district’s […]

Educator John Graham seeks HUSD board seat

Educator John Graham seeks HUSD board seat

First time candidate John Graham, a recently retired teacher from the Hemet Unified School District, is seeking a seat on the governing board. His wife JoAnn and he own Mountain High Escrow in Idyllwild and Graham said he is hoping to be another voice for Idyllwild on the district board if elected (Bill Sanborn is […]

HUSD board hears student health survey

HUSD board hears student health survey

Dr. Jinane Annous, director of curriculum and instruction for educational services for the Hemet Unified School District, discussed the biannual California Healthy Kids Survey and the findings for the district during the board meeting at Idyllwild School last week.   While the board had a copy of the report, Annous’s presentation had much more district […]

Proposition 37 calls for labeling of genetically modified food

Proposition 37 proposes to require food manufacturers to disclose on packaging whether food has been entirely or partially produced through genetic engineering. It also seeks to prevent any foods with genetically modified ingredients from being labeled or advertised as “natural,” “naturally made,” “naturally grown,” or “all natural.” All foods using those branding terms would have […]

Measure U: HUSD funding

The Hemet Unified School District is requesting reauthorization of $49 million worth of borrowing power. Measure U, on the November ballot, would allow the district to borrow the funds at a lower rate than the current bonding authorizations provide, thus saving money. In 2006, district voters approved Measure T, which authorized $149 million of borrowing. […]

State fire fee challenged in court

Litigation to nullify the $150 state fire fee was filed Thursday. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed the class action suit in Superior Court in Sacramento alleging the fee is really a tax and as a tax, the state Legislature did not legally approve it. Plaintiffs include a resident of the desert, a fire station […]

Structure fire in Anza destroys garage, two cars and trailer

Structure fire in Anza destroys garage, two cars and trailer

According to a Riverside County Fire press release, a structure fire completely destroyed a metal frame three-car garage as well as the two vehicles and a horse trailer inside, as well as a Connex trailer next to the structure on Wednesday night in Anza. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Help for caregivers

A series of the Riverside County Office on Aging’s “Care Pathways” program begins in October at key locations in Riverside County; classes are taught in both English and Spanish. This program provides a series of weekly workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers who face challenges managing their caregiving responsibilities for a […]

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