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June 12, 2003 | Pete Thomas
The drive: About 90 miles from downtown L.A. Address: 7575 World Cup Road, Hemet. (909) 926-4653. Rates: $30-$45, cart included. Walking is allowed only in special cases. Overview: The course looks flat upon first glance, but once you set out you find plenty of substantial elevation changes, which is one of many pleasant surprises. In fact, you find a lot more variety than you might expect on a $30 course. Both par-threes on the front nine are scenic -- No.
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February 26, 2010 | By David Kelly
Calling it an act of domestic terrorism, Hemet police are on high alert after a booby trap targeting members of a gang task force went off, narrowly missing an officer as he left his car to open a gate. The is the second time in recent months that members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Gang Task Force have been targeted in a potentially fatal incident. In Tuesday's attack, an officer was stepping out of his car to open a security gate at the task force's Hemet headquarters when there was a loud crack and a bullet flew just a few feet from him, landing 100 yards away in a driveway.
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May 4, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Hemet man suspected of shooting a 15-year-old African American boy was arrested following a four-hour standoff with police, authorities said Thursday. Jose Garcia Chavez, 20, is accused of shooting the teen four times in the stomach Saturday in an apparent hate crime on the 1900 block of West Acacia Avenue, Hemet Police Lt. Jeff Pinney said. The teen, whose name was not released, is expected to survive. Chavez surrendered at his mother's home in the 300 block of Elmwood Avenue, Pinney said.
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January 1, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim
Members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force discovered a diverted gas line that was routed through their office Thursday morning, Hemet police officials said. Had the gas line been ignited by static or a lit cigarette, it could have leveled the building and killed anyone in it, Lt. Duane Wisehart said. Police initially described the threat as an explosive device. Task force members discovered the gas line about 8:30 a.m. "and immediately realizing something wasn't right . . . they backed out of the office and made a call," Wisehart said.
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April 9, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
It was the kind of comeback that teenager Ryan Freydig had hoped for during his 100 hours of chemotherapy. Diagnosed with testicular cancer two days after Christmas, the Hemet high school senior had to put much of his life on hold. That included his role as a starting pitcher for the West Valley High School Mustangs baseball team.
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June 16, 2007 | Abigail Goldman, Times Staff Writer
The family of a 4-year-old Hemet girl is suing the Vernon-based maker of recalled ground beef believed to have sickened at least 14 people in April and May, including the girl. Lawrence Fournier and Cynthia Centura say their daughter was hospitalized for three weeks with life-threatening complications of E. coli contamination, including kidney failure, after eating spaghetti sauce made with beef that tested positive for the bacteria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2010 | By David Kelly
Calling it an act of domestic terrorism, Hemet police are on high alert after a booby trap targeting members of a gang task force went off, narrowly missing an officer as he left his car to open a gate. The is the second time in recent months that members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Gang Task Force have been targeted in a potentially fatal incident. In Tuesday's attack, an officer was stepping out of his car to open a security gate at the task force's Hemet headquarters when there was a loud crack and a bullet flew just a few feet from him, landing 100 yards away in a driveway.
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October 2, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Diamond Valley Lake, a massive drinking-water reservoir in Riverside County heralded as one of the best spots in the nation for bass fishing, is set to open Friday at first light. In addition to luring fishermen, Hemet and other nearby towns are pinning their dreams on the glassy sapphire lake, which they hope will eventually create the next Branson, Mo., or Lake Tahoe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim
Members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force discovered a diverted gas line that was routed through their office Thursday morning, Hemet police officials said. Had the gas line been ignited by static or a lit cigarette, it could have leveled the building and killed anyone in it, Lt. Duane Wisehart said. Police initially described the threat as an explosive device. Task force members discovered the gas line about 8:30 a.m. "and immediately realizing something wasn't right . . . they backed out of the office and made a call," Wisehart said.
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January 10, 2009 | David Kelly
Church of Scientology critics are accusing Riverside County of kowtowing to the religion and infringing on free speech by passing an ordinance that limits protest outside the church's sprawling complex near Hemet. For the last year, a handful of demonstrators who believe Scientology is an abusive cult have picketed Golden Era Productions, the church's main center for the production and dissemination of videos and tapes. The campus is home to 500 church employees.
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January 10, 2009 | David Kelly
Church of Scientology critics are accusing Riverside County of kowtowing to the religion and infringing on free speech by passing an ordinance that limits protest outside the church's sprawling complex near Hemet. For the last year, a handful of demonstrators who believe Scientology is an abusive cult have picketed Golden Era Productions, the church's main center for the production and dissemination of videos and tapes. The campus is home to 500 church employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
It was the kind of comeback that teenager Ryan Freydig had hoped for during his 100 hours of chemotherapy. Diagnosed with testicular cancer two days after Christmas, the Hemet high school senior had to put much of his life on hold. That included his role as a starting pitcher for the West Valley High School Mustangs baseball team.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2007 | Abigail Goldman, Times Staff Writer
The family of a 4-year-old Hemet girl is suing the Vernon-based maker of recalled ground beef believed to have sickened at least 14 people in April and May, including the girl. Lawrence Fournier and Cynthia Centura say their daughter was hospitalized for three weeks with life-threatening complications of E. coli contamination, including kidney failure, after eating spaghetti sauce made with beef that tested positive for the bacteria.
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May 4, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Hemet man suspected of shooting a 15-year-old African American boy was arrested following a four-hour standoff with police, authorities said Thursday. Jose Garcia Chavez, 20, is accused of shooting the teen four times in the stomach Saturday in an apparent hate crime on the 1900 block of West Acacia Avenue, Hemet Police Lt. Jeff Pinney said. The teen, whose name was not released, is expected to survive. Chavez surrendered at his mother's home in the 300 block of Elmwood Avenue, Pinney said.
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February 14, 2004 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
A 73-year-old Hemet man is suspected of poisoning his ailing wife with antifreeze last year, police said. Sidney Allen Davis was booked Thursday on suspicion of murder, elder abuse and domestic battery. Shirley Davis, 81, who had Alzheimer's disease, died March 29. Sidney Davis waited 12 hours before calling police to report that his wife of 37 years was unconscious, Hemet Police Cpl. Mark Richards said. She was taken to Hemet Valley Medical Center, where she died a short time later.
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October 2, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Diamond Valley Lake, a massive drinking-water reservoir in Riverside County heralded as one of the best spots in the nation for bass fishing, is set to open Friday at first light. In addition to luring fishermen, Hemet and other nearby towns are pinning their dreams on the glassy sapphire lake, which they hope will eventually create the next Branson, Mo., or Lake Tahoe.
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February 24, 2003 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Mention Hemet and most people think of a sleepy retirement community surrounded by dairy farms. It's a misconception that has been gnawing at officials struggling to attract new business to the Riverside County community, 80 miles east of Los Angeles. By most standards, Hemet is robust. Starter homes cost 40% less than in Los Angeles. The plentiful work force is fed by 10 Inland Empire universities, colleges and training schools. A 49,000-square-foot public library is under construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2004 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
A 73-year-old Hemet man is suspected of poisoning his ailing wife with antifreeze last year, police said. Sidney Allen Davis was booked Thursday on suspicion of murder, elder abuse and domestic battery. Shirley Davis, 81, who had Alzheimer's disease, died March 29. Sidney Davis waited 12 hours before calling police to report that his wife of 37 years was unconscious, Hemet Police Cpl. Mark Richards said. She was taken to Hemet Valley Medical Center, where she died a short time later.
SPORTS
June 12, 2003 | Pete Thomas
The drive: About 90 miles from downtown L.A. Address: 7575 World Cup Road, Hemet. (909) 926-4653. Rates: $30-$45, cart included. Walking is allowed only in special cases. Overview: The course looks flat upon first glance, but once you set out you find plenty of substantial elevation changes, which is one of many pleasant surprises. In fact, you find a lot more variety than you might expect on a $30 course. Both par-threes on the front nine are scenic -- No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2003 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Mention Hemet and most people think of a sleepy retirement community surrounded by dairy farms. It's a misconception that has been gnawing at officials struggling to attract new business to the Riverside County community, 80 miles east of Los Angeles. By most standards, Hemet is robust. Starter homes cost 40% less than in Los Angeles. The plentiful work force is fed by 10 Inland Empire universities, colleges and training schools. A 49,000-square-foot public library is under construction.
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