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Navigating the Challenge

Navigating the Challenge

Cat Hill, Writer May 21, 2024

4-H, a renowned youth development program, has empowered young people across the United States for over a century. While its roots lie in agriculture, 4-H has evolved to encompass a wide range of interests...

MVUSD Votes 3-2 to Keep Outing Policy

MVUSD Votes 3-2 to Keep Outing Policy

Avery Saucier, Author May 20, 2024

On Thursday, April 18th, Murrieta Valley Unified School District board members voted 3-2 to keep controversial Board Policy 5020.1, colloquially referred to as Murrieta’s “forced outing policy.”...

The How, Why, and Where of Shopping Small and Eating Local

The How, Why, and Where of Shopping Small and Eating Local

Avery Saucier, Author May 17, 2024

Living in Riverside County means variety in food, climate, and culture. One of the driving forces behind our variety is the abundance of local businesses, big and small. Whether your thing is fancy soaps...

Foodie Fridays Hosted by The City of Menifee

Foodie Fridays Hosted by The City of Menifee

Mia Rotell, Writer May 2, 2024

On the first Friday of each month, March through October, the city of Menifee teams up with Mt. San Jacinto College to put on a food festival called “Foodie Fridays.” This event includes unique food...

An Apartment We Can Afford: the Housing Crisis in the Southern Inland Empire

An Apartment We Can Afford: the Housing Crisis in the Southern Inland Empire

Avery Saucier, Author April 23, 2024

Let’s face it: rent prices in the Menifee-Murrieta-Temecula area are getting out of control. For many young adults, apartments are usually viewed as a more “economical” option compared to condominiums...

Navigating Trail Etiquette: Ensuring Safety for All Users

Navigating Trail Etiquette: Ensuring Safety for All Users

Cat Hill April 12, 2024

Hidden within the tranquil trails around housing tracks lies a piece of forgotten history. Originally designed for equestrians seeking a safe route for their horses' hooves, these paths now accommodate...

Commuter Students at a Community College

Commuter Students at a Community College

Alyssa Brookshire, Writer April 10, 2024

What does it mean to be a commuter student at a community college? While commuter students might have a different meaning at a live-on-campus, here at Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC), with our wide array...

The Merc in Old Town Temecula

Local Jazz Group Serenades Old Town Temecula

Alyssa Brookshire, Student Writer March 12, 2024

Tucked between the rustic, western-themed architecture of the historic Old Town Temecula and in the shadow of Town Square is The Merc. The Merc is a The Old Town Temecula Community Theater venue and hosts...

Riversides Law Enforcement Explorers

Riverside’s Law Enforcement Explorers

Cat Hill March 8, 2024

In a bid to shape the defenders of tomorrow, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office proudly introduces its exhilarating Law Enforcement Explorers Program, a pulse-pounding odyssey into the world of law...

In the City Beauty Supply 
Photographer:  Queen Touch

Celebrating Culture, In The City Beauty Supply

Tierra Feagin and Mia Rotell February 26, 2024

In recognition of African American History Month, we are going around our community to appreciate flourishing black-owned businesses. Today, the business we are spotlighting is The City Beauty Supply and...

Photo Credit: Instagram @Hemetfilmfestival

Hemet Film Festival: “Necessity Breeds Creativity”

Noemi Saucedo, Writer February 20, 2024

During a sunny Saturday in Southern California, the first official Hemet Film Festival took place at the Historic Hemet Theatre on Florida Ave. On November 11th, 2023, audiences filled the red theater...

Cultivating Inclusion: How a Local Community Farm is Making a Difference

Cultivating Inclusion: How a Local Community Farm is Making a Difference

Matthew Sanders, Writer February 16, 2024

Hidden between a freeway and a big box store, lies a park that's bringing change to the community. Almost a decade ago, a vacant lot within the Alta Murrieta Sports Park was leased to mothers who wanted...

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