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HUSD transitional kindergarten registration open

Hemet Unified School District is registering students for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten now at the Centralized Registration Office. The state’s Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 changed the age of admission for kindergarten and first grade and established a transitional kindergarten program beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a […]

HUSD superintendent resigns — finally

HUSD superintendent resigns — finally

Dr. Stephen Lowder formally resigned as Superintendent of the Hemet Unified School District. The resignation, effective June 30, was tendered Tuesday, May 1, at a special HUSD board meeting preceding the board’s regular meeting Tuesday evening. At the beginning of the regular meeting, HUSD President Bill Sanborn announced that the board and Lowder had signed […]

Hemet High teacher Janel Ramirez pleads guilty to sex with a minor student

Hemet High teacher Janel Ramirez pleads guilty to sex with a minor student

Janel Ramirez, 31, former Idyllwild School student and Hemet High School teacher, waived her right to a jury trial and pled guilty in Riverside County Superior Court to sex with a minor student on May 3, 2012. The court imposed immediate sentencing. The charges against Ramirez, unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years […]

Ramirez arraignment deferred

Janel Pearl Ramirez, 31, was formally charged with sexual encounters with a minor. Her arraignment scheduled for Thursday, April 26 was moved to May 3 at the request of her lawyer, Virginia Blumenthal. The Riverside County District Attorney filed three felony charges against the former Idyllwild student. If convicted, Ramirez faces jail time of four […]

Duve and Shaver trials resume

The trials of Chris D. Duve and Angela May Shaver for the murder of Paul Cline have rejoined. Last week, a new jury for Shaver’s trial was empaneled. Now the separate, but concurrent, trials for both defendants resumed Monday, April 30. On April 19, after a recess following the opening statements, Judge Kelly Hansen announced […]

Riverside County will collect hazardous waste

Riverside County Waste Management Department will hold a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, May 19. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Hill residents may bring household hazardous waste to the entrance of the County Yard on Marantha Drive. Deposits will be limited to five gallons of liquid waste or 50 pounds of solid […]

Forest Service seeks public comments for land management plan amendment

Forest Service officials are seeking public comments on a proposed amendment to the land management plans for the four Southern California National Forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino). The proposed amendment would modify existing land use zone allocations in selected inventoried roadless areas to include more back country non-motorized and recommended wilderness […]

Officials prepare for fire season 2012

Officials prepare for fire season 2012

Federal officials held a special conference Thursday to announce their preparation for fire season …

CPUC approves SCE smart meter opt-out

As expected, on Thursday, April 19, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a smart meter opt-out provision for customers of both Southern California Edison, which services Idyllwild, as well as for customers of the San Diego Gas & Electric Company. The approval mirrors one given earlier to Pacific Gas & Electric and provides an avenue […]

Judge dismisses jury in Shaver trial

The trials of Chris D. Duve and Angela May Shaver for the murder of Paul Cline took significantly different paths last week. Shaver’s jury was dismissed because of misconduct. Both trials, with separate juries, began Thursday, April 19. After a recess following the opening statements, the two trials quickly assumed separate identities. Judge Kelly Hansen […]

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