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Trump to skip St. Patrick’s Day Hill luncheon, blames Pelosi

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Moreno Valley shooting leaves man dead; Woman arrested TREVOR MONTGOMERY | CONTRIBUTED

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uthorities say a woman was arrested after a shooting in Moreno Valley left a man dead early Monday morning, March 9. The fatal shooting happened at a private residence on the 25800 block of Calle Agua, southeast of Iris Ave. and Kitching St.

The deadly shooting was the first of two homicides in southwest Riverside County yesterday involving women who were arrested for murder. The other deadly incident, which happened in the unincorporated community of Anza, left one woman dead and another woman seriously injured. Deputies were dispatched to the home around 1 a.m., after receiv-

ing reports of a shooting, Riverside Sheriff ’s Sgt. Richard Carroll has since reported. Deputies arrived at the home within minutes and found an unconscious man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Espinoza. The victim, whose name has not yet been released pending further investigation and notification of

the man’s family, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Based on the circumstances, investigators from the Moreno Valley Station and Sheriff ’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the home and assumed the investigation. During their subsequent investigation, authorities determined the victim was fatally shot by 39-year-

old, Rashema Noel Hardgrove of Moreno Valley, according to Espinoza; who did not specify how the alleged suspect and victim knew each other, if there was any known motive, or what may have led to the deadly shooting. Based on their investigation, authorities arrested Hardgrove at

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SOBOBA BAND OF LUISEĂ‘O INDIANS

WHO ARE YOU?

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hosts The Science of You

Soboba Casino Resort’s first year Western Science Center

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EMPLOYEE: Slot attendant Anna Hartmann is one of more than 1,400 employees that has kept the Soboba Casino Resort humming during its first year. | Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians

ROBIN HONEYWELL: (At the casino’s “Tree Barâ€?) enjoys the strong sense of family and community she finds in her job as Beverage Supervisor.| Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians

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job are building relationships with my co-workers and creating relationships with our guests.� Slot attendants Anna Hartmann and Henry Collazo are part of the team seen by almost every visitor

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he Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians worked for decades to open a bigger and better casino and in February of 2019, it became a reality. Not only did the Tribe give the new and improved casino a better location and look but adding a hotel and restaurants made it a desirable destination for guests to eat, play and stay. The adjacent Soboba Springs Golf Course adds to the experience. As the new facility marks its first anniversary, much of its success has been attributed to a loyal customer base and employees who are happy to get to know them. Soboba Casino’s Assistant General Manager Jason Cozart said he enjoys seeing employees interact with guests on a personal level. Many of the employees throughout the resort worked at the previous casino and were excited to continue in the hospitality field where they began their careers many years ago. Todd Harrington is a Table Games Floor Supervisor and has been with Soboba Casino for more than 18 years, formerly as a dealer. “Everyone has come together as a team in all departments,â€? he said. “We all realize teamwork is going to make the Soboba Casino Resort not only more successful but also a great place to work.â€? He said upcoming changes are discussed often in the table games department from policy and procedure changes to updates. “We also get information on new games that will be introduced in the near future that will set us apart from other casinos in the area,â€? Harrington said. “The best parts of my

to the casino as they are a constant presence to help with change, mechanical issues, answering questions, providing directions and more in the slot machines areas. “I started at Soboba Casino long before the extra tents were added and I think less than 100 people worked there at that time,� said Hartmann, who has been with the casino for nearly 22 years. “Some guests miss the intimacy of the old casino, but I love having all these restaurants and other places around for our guests to enjoy.� Hartmann said she is excited about all the new promotions and events and said the concert series has been great. Collazo has been working at Soboba Casino for almost two years and said he also

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HEMET CITY COUNCIL

March 24, 2020 from 7 PM - 9 PM. @ Hemet City Council Chambers, 450 E. Latham, Hemet. Website: www.cityofhemet.org

SAN JACINTO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

San Jacinto Unified School District Board Room, 2045 South San Jacinto Avenue, San Jacinto. March 17, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

CHARLOT GYMNASTICS

Extra Practice Session - For children 6 years old up to 18 years old and is open to the public. The kids have full access to the gym and the equipment. Coaches will be on the floor to make sure they are using the equipment safely, but it is not a normal structured gymnas-

On March 12, 1894

Coca-Cola is sold in glass bottles for the first time. It had been available only as a fountain drink. A bottle of Coke cost 5 cents, and it stayed that way until 1959.

n Saturday, March 7, Western Science Center hosted its free, monthly educational program for the public. This month, in The Science of You, students from Western Center Academy (WCA) helped explain the anatomy, physiology and biology that makes us human. Visitors were able to engage with WCA students at various activity stations, where they explained key concepts using models and interactive tools. “I love learning about how

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COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals moved to October amid Coronavirus fears CNS | CONTRIBUTED

INDIO - The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the Stagecoach country music festival are being postponed until October due to health concerns from coronavirus, organizers confirmed on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. "At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns," according to a statement released by Goldenvoice, the events' promoter. "While this decision comes at a time of universal

tics class. March 13, 20, 27, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Pop N Play - Open to the public for children 5 and under every Wednesday. The kids have full access to the gym in a safe and fun environment. A coach will be on the floor to make sure the kids are using the equipment safely and for younger kids, the parents can go out on the floor with them. March 18, 25, 2020 from 10:15 AM 11:15 AM. 1102 S. State St. Suite 5, San Jacinto, CA. More info: (951) 487-1200. http://charlotgym.com Ninja Fitness Fun - Ninja Fitness Fun is an opportunity to increase your strength, balance, confidence and just burn off some extra energy through fun obstacle courses and games. We offer it Every Friday from 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM and Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 12 PM – 1 PM & from 1 PM – 2 PM. The cost is $5 per child, per hour. It is open to the public, so you do not need to

uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously." The postponement was a directive of Riverside County's public health officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser. "This decision was not taken lightly or without consideration of many factors," Kaiser said in a statement. "No doubt it will impact many people, but my top priority is to protect the health of the entire community." According to Goldenvoice, Coachella was rescheduled for Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18, while

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be a current gym member to attend. Ages: Can do class independently through 18 years old. Punch Cards are available for $50 for 10 punches. March 13, 20, 24 & 27, 2020. Website: www.charlotgym.com. Phone (951) 487-1200. Charlot Gymnastics - 1102 S. State Street, Suite 5, SJ.

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ONGOING – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays. Tai Chi Class with Meditation by SiFu Ford V. Edwards and the Little Tao Dragon Martial & Healing Arts Center. Classes for adults (seniors welcome) held at the Center for Spiritual Living,

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ural gas line with a continuous electronic flashing spark that reignites the flame in case it is extinguished by rain or wind.

peace in western Texas during the late 19th century.

On March 15, 1820

Gottlieb Daimleris is born in Germany. In 1885, he and Wilhelm Maybach developed a new version of the four-stroke internal-combustion engine, which they attached to a wooden bicycle, creating the world's first motorcycle.

On March 13, 1942

The Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army begins training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or "K-9 Corps."

Maine is admitted into the Union as the 23rd state. Administered as a province of Massachusetts since 1647, the entrance of Maine as a free state was agreed to by Southern senators in exchange for the entrance of Missouri as a slave state.

On March 14, 1967

On March 16, 1903

The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent spot at Arlington National Cemetery. The president had been assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. The gravesite includes a nat-

the human body works,� says a student of WCA, whose interest in anthropology was spurred by watching forensic television shows and taking his first physical anthropology class. “I realized how applicable this subject is to so many areas of study...I am hooked.� One activity station displayed replicas of human skulls at various ages, as a student explained developmental stages in bone structure and how to determine age and gender based on skull anatomy. Another table described

Roy Bean, the self-proclaimed "law west of the Pecos," dies in Langtry, Texas. Bean's claim to fame rested on his often humorous and sometimes-bizarre rulings as a justice of the

On March 17, 1834

On March 18, 1933

American automaker Studebaker, then heavily in debt, goes into receivership. It eventually rebounded from its financial troubles, only to shut down the assembly line and transition out of the automobile business in 1966.

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Hemet Sunset Rotary holds fundraiser for My City Youth MY CITY YOUTH | CONTRIBUTED

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he Hemet Sunset Rotary held a pancake fundraiser for My City Youth. My City Youth began operating in Hemet in 2007, however Dan Harris (Executive Director) has been serving the youth in this valley since 1997. Programs currently offered there are 9 different art classes, 7 different dance classes, tutoring, robotics, 4 gymnastics classes, self-defense, reading, guitar, nutrition, juvenile diversion (community service) program, and a flourishing teen parent program. They are currently in the works of expanding from after-school programming to include further diversion focused educational classes, these classes will include life skills and workplace skills. Their goal is to nurture the at-risk demographic into healthy futures, healthy citizenship. and careers. The hope for the future are these kids. There are big plans for the future that include Trade and Tech programs for ages 16-28, a family resource center, and youth diversion programs that will offer kids pro-social activities in a positive environment. All programming is always free. The Hemet Sunset Rotary raised $1400 for MyCity Youth. They have refurbished the trailer previously owned by United

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PANCAKES: Curt Welshon cooking for the event. | Photo Courtesy of The Hemet Sunset Rotary

Way and are willing to do pancake fundraisers for other nonprofits. The members of Sunset that helped on the project were Barry & Carol Richlin, Jan Manietta, Linda Krupa, Bob Duistermars, Beverly Jones, Curt Welshon & Rick Foster. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in their

communities, and in themselves. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, they are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Hemet Sunset Rotary meets every Wednesday night at 5:30pm in the Diamond Valley Arts Center on Harvard St.

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loves working with the team. “Everything across the board has changed and improved in the first year,� he said. “Better promotions, more slot machine options, and guest and team member morale are through the roof!� SCR now has about 1,400 employees throughout the casino, its restaurants and hotel. A variety of eating spots run the gamut from casual to fine dining. Jacob Rivera has been a Canyons line cook since it opened and has helped create a cohesive team while fine tuning its menu. “The good reactions from our guests has been really rewarding,� he said. “It’s exciting to be a new restaurant in the community and to be welcomed with open arms.� Robin Honeywell is a Beverage Supervisor who works closely with several different departments within SCR. She has been employed by Soboba for about 12 years. “There is a strong sense of family and community here,� she said. “In the Beverage Department alone, almost one fourth of our team members have been (with Soboba) more than four years and at least 20 of them for more than 10 years.� She said the biggest challenge she was faced with during the first year of operation was just figuring out what was working and what wasn’t and making changes accordingly. She has enjoyed the increased amount of inhouse training and promotions from within that she’s witnessed. “I’ve really enjoyed learning the banquets and catering side of the business as well as being able to facilitate during those functions,� Honeywell said. Catering Manager Elizabeth Grenier appreciates the opportunity to work with many different departments when scheduling for the Event Center. From the first phone call with a request to all the preparations that need to be made and coordination that is done, Grenier is on duty until the event has ended and the last bit of clean up has been completed. Then it’s on to the next event. “We have a very full schedule,� she said. “And we are already getting repeat customers who want to host their annual events here because they were so satisfied with the results.� Grenier said with the new larger location, more possibilities became available and with the increased event bookings, she has added an additional coordinator to her team. Hundreds of community events have been held at SCR in the past year and the venue has been adapted to meet many themes for events that range from fundraisers to concerts. Many hotel guests stay overnight when attending functions at SCR or cultural

OPENING FILE PHOTO: The Soboba Tribal Members Grand Opening Celebration marked the inaugural event for the Soboba Casino Resort Event Center on March 12, 2019. Hundreds of events have been held in this space since then. | Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians.

SUPERVISOR: Table Games Floor

COOK: Jacob Rivera started work-

Supervisor Todd Harrington said teamwork is what makes the Soboba Casino Resort successful and also a great place to work. | Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians.

ing as a line cook at Canyons when the Soboba Casino Resort opened a year ago. The fine dining steakhouse is one of several restaurants enjoyed by guests. | Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians.

weekend events at the nearby Soboba Reservation. Guests are treated to a top-notch experience from check-in through the duration of their stay. Michelle Woodfin serves as the front office manager and started working for the hotel a few months before it opened. “Soboba is very strong at promoting from within and providing job opportunities that meet the interest of the individuals and a few of the team members have been with Soboba in other positions,� she said. “As more guests visit us, business demands have increased. In order to exceed our service goals and continue to provide exceptional customer service, we have had to create new positions and add to those that already exist.� Woodfin said she was surprised at how quickly business picked up and pleased to see no one lost focus on providing outstanding service. Welcoming feedback and suggestions from guests are

paramount to this goal. “It was suggested we remove the need for bringing flyers to the hotel to receive their offers so by implementing a system to redeem their offers electronically, we will now be able to remove that part from the arrival process, decrease the time to check in and still meet our auditing needs,� she said. As group sales manager for Food & Beverage, Linda Clark touches several different departments throughout SCR. “Soboba Casino Resort recognizes their employees as part of the Soboba family who receive acknowledgement for their achievements through recognition and appreciation,� she said. “The most common suggestions I hear from guests is for the resort to offer more kid-friendly options and to open a full-service spa.� It is the people who visit Soboba Casino Resort as well as the workers behind the scenes and those interacting with guests on a daily basis that has fulfilled the Tribe’s promise of being a premier destination for eating, playing and staying. All managers welcome feedback and suggestions they receive via Guest Net Surveys. There are also Guest Service Specialists on the casino floor taking brief surveys to provide feedback to department management so any issues can be addressed, and possible changes can be made. Experiences can also be shared via email to guestservice@soboba.net. The Soboba Casino Resort is at 22777 Soboba Road in San Jacinto. More information can be found at www. soboba.com or by calling 1-866-4-SOBOBA.

CATERING MANAGER: Elizabeth Grenier enjoys coordinating a full schedule of various events at the SCR Event Center. She said the amount of bookings continues to grow after one year of successful parties, concerts, fundraisers, conferences and more. | Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of LuiseĂąo Indians.

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ack-to-Back Drug Houses Raided in San Jacinto. Please remember to report any suspicious activity. With the community's help we can shut down these criminal enterprises. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m., deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff ’s Station served a search warrant for an illegal indoor marijuana grow-house located in the city of San Jacinto. During the service of the warrant approximately 3,000 marijuana plants at various stages of growth were located in 12 makeshift grow-rooms within the residence. In addition, deputies collected 50 lamps, 60 ballasts, and 30 fans, plus packaging. California Edison located an illegal electrical by-pass underneath the electrical meter. Edison estimated the theft of utilities at $123,000. No subjects were located inside the residence. Later that same day, at approximately 7:08 p.m., deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff ’s Station served a search warrant in the 1500 block of Conrad Place regarding an illegal indoor marijuana grow-house lo-

JINGWEI ZHEN: A 45-year-old resi-

dent of Arcadia. | SJ Sheriff's Station

cated in the city of San Jacinto. During the warrant service deputies located nine makeshift grow rooms and 2,702 marijuana plants at various stages of growth, 200 pounds of processed marijuana, packaging, dig-

ital scales, 32 fans, 44 lights and 41 ballasts. California Edison responded and located an illegal electrical by-pass underneath the electrical meter. Edison estimated the theft of utilities at $85,000. JIngwei Zhen, a 45-yearold resident of Arcadia, was detained without incidence after running out of the residence. He was later transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center and booked for theft of utilities, marijuana cultivation and marijuana sales. This investigation is on-going. Anyone with additional information is urged to call the San Jacinto Sheriff ’s Station Problem Oriented Policing Team, Deputies Grier and Marshall at (951) 654-2702.

All arrests and arrest warrants are public record. Posts regarding either are based on information obtained from complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons wanted or arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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HOMICIDE - INCIDENT DATE: March 9, 2020 On Monday, March 9, 2020, deputies from the Hemet Station responded to the 60000 Block of Coyote Canyon Rd., in the unincorporated area of Anza in regard to a report of a battery in progress. Deputies arrived and located two females suffering from numerous injuries. Life saving measures were given to both victims; however, one of the females died at the scene. The second victim was

are not being released pending notification to next of kin.

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON INCIDENT DATE: March 9, 2020

On Monday, March 9, 2020, at 12:13 PM, Colorado River Station (CRS) deputies responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Criminal Threats in the 24600 block of School Rd. in the unincorporated area of Ripley, CA. Upon arrival, Deputies detained Travon Tyndale, 24 years old, of Ripley. The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation between Travon and the victim, escalated into a physical altercation. During the assault

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the Moreno Valley Sheriff ’s Station and she was later booked into Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of murder. Online jail records indicate she remains in custody without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at Riverside’s Hall of Justice March 11. The sheriff ’s investigation is active and ongoing,

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ROOM: Drying Illegally grown Drugs at Conrad Place. | SJ Sheriff's Station.

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SHOOTING HOUSE: 1500 block of Conrad Place. | SJ Sheriff's Station.

transported to a local hospital where she underwent surgery for her injuries. A suspect was arrested at the scene and identified as Karina Sara Moreno Valdivia, 32 years old, out of Anza. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. There are no other suspects being sought and there are no perceived threats to the public. The names of the victims

Stagecoach will be held Oct. 23-25, both at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. All ticket purchases for the April dates will be honored in October. Ticket holders will be notified by Friday about how to secure refunds if they are unable to attend the future dates, according to the promoter. The rescheduling of the music festivals, which annually attract thousands of attendees to the Coachella Valley, followed the cancellation of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, which

the victim was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked and punched in the face and head. During a break in the fight, Travon left the location, but returned a short time later brandishing a machete. The machete was not used in the assault. Witnesses confirmed that during the verbal altercation Travon threatened to burn the victim’s house down, and threaten to “kill” the victim during the assault. The victim was later trans-

TRAVON TYNDALE | RCSD ported to the hospital due to the severity of his injuries. Travon was booked into the Blythe Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.

according to Espinoza; who said no additional details are currently available. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Paz at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number MV200690011 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff ’s Homicide Tipline online form.

ARRESTED: 39-year-old, Rashema Hardgrove, of Moreno Valley was arrested after a shooting that left a man dead early Monday morning. | RSO booking photo.

was scheduled to begin this week. Three Riverside County residents were recently reported infected with coronavirus on Monday, bumping up the total amount of confirmed cases countywide to six, likely the result of local exposure to the pathogen and not because of overseas travel, the county's public health officer has said. "It is now considered a case of 'community spread,'" according to a Riverside University Health System statement. "Community spread involves transmission of an illness for which the source of infection is

unknown. It indicates that the virus was not contracted through relevant travel history, or contact to a known case of COVID-19, and suggests that the virus is present in the community." At their meeting this morning, Riverside County supervisors formally ratified a local public health emergency declaration stemming from the novel coronavirus cases in the county, directing key agencies to initiate efforts to mitigate potential impacts of the virus. The county's public health officer unilaterally issued a countywide health emergency on Sunday.

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America’s Changing Life Styles RUSTY STRAIT | File Photo.

Part II - World War II to Korea

I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

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s the poet Robert Burns once said, “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray, so did those of our 32nd President of the United States, Europe’s war was not ours. We would aid and abet, but not fight." WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS Three days after Germany, on September 3, 1939, England joined the fray by declaring war on Germany, although they were ill-prepared to enter into the conflict militarily. In January 1940 Americans were more interested in the movie version of Martha Mitchell’s compelling novel, Gone With The Wind. Japan was bogged down in a war with China and were isolated from any war by two oceans. Such was our situation as we approached a new year and the unheard of, a president seeking a third term. We had no concerns about entanglements and were busy pursuing Roosevelt’ dream of “Happy Days Are Here Again,:” as it were. Despite our nonchalance toward European struggles. Roosevelt asked Congress to finance a $1.8 billion dollar upgrade of the military. No such fund had ever been requested during peaceful times. Hitler and Mussolini were not our problems. AIDING AND ABETTING OUR ALLY The era of defense plants began and was booming. In 1940 we became the arms merchants for England which, in that year alone purchased $4.5 billion dollars in armaments from the United States. Although British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was the great public relations guy from day one,

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President Roosevelt became the brains and action figure in England’s war with the Axis. In early 1941 Roosevelt’s LendLease program to assist our mother country passed through Congress, the most prolific defense aid ever an ally. He was accused of being a war-monger and denounced by Republican isolationists. Even American Aviation hero, Charles Lindburgh joined his detractors. “Let’s stop this hysterical chatter of invasion,” he said. “The three most important groups which have been pressing this country toward war are the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt Administration.” Without the knowledge of Congress or the American people, Roosevelt secretly provided hundreds of war planes to assist the R.A.F. to build up England’s air defense against a far superior German Luftwaffe. He also secretly provided an armada of warships disguised as merchant vessels to assist the British Naval Forces. SELECTIVE SERVICE, BUT NO WAR? With 71 percent of Americans supporting it, on September 16, 1940 President Roosevelt signed the first peacetime draft in the nation’s history. Young men showed up in droves at recruitment centers. The Selective Service Law was propagandized as a preventive measure to discourage anyone attacking us ,when in fact the Government expected Germany and Italy to be the culprits with eyes on our land. In 1941 President Roosevelt took the oath of office for an

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unprecedented third term. Through his fireside chats he continued to assure American citizens that our defenses were strong. Hitler declared that “Lend Lease, or no, England will fall. A DATE TO LIVE IN INFAMY On Saturday, December 6, 1941 Frank Sinatra, the “swoon crooner,” had young bobby-soxers mesmerized with his lazy style of delivering a long song. Glenn Miller’s “Chattanooga Choo Choo” was number one on “Your Hit Parade.” The jitterbug was American’s teen dance rage and zoot-suiters were the “gangasta rappers” of the early forties. President Roosevelt, currently in peace talks with the Japanese Ambassador Nomura, was shown an intercepted message from the Tokyo Military High Command directed to the Ambassador, breaking off all negotiations with the President. “This means war,” he said to his aide. At 7:02 a.m. a soldier observed a blip on an Army radar screen and dismissed it as “probably a pigeon with a metal band around its leg.” At 7:55 a..m. on that balmy Sunday Morning, December 7, 1941, while most of Oahu slept, the first of three waves of Japanese dive bombers rained hell fire down on Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II. America’s Pacific Fleet, at anchor, was all be destroyed, including eight battleships, three light cruisers, and 888 planes caught on the ground. A total of 2,400 men were killed in the sneak attack. America was finally forced into combat, whether we liked it or not - and most were not anxious to become in a European war. One of the darkest blots in American history was the internment of Japanese-American citizens in camps. Fear caused us to do a lot of things during the war. Sensible government officials put sanity behind them due to such fears. Our response to the attack on Pearl Harbor created immediate anger and hatred. Interestingly enough, lose these many years later, Japan has become of America’s staunchest friends and allies in the Pacific ring. DOIN’ IT FOR DEFENSE We were a country at war, Factories barely recovering from the Great Depression suddenly were part of a booming defense industry. Men marched off to war and we suddenly developed a shortage of manpower. Enter Rosie the Riveter. Women began to “man” the defense plants, building ships and planes and tanks. No job was too difficult for the women who saw their husbands dona uniform and cross the two oceans that “would prevent anyone attacking United States mainland.” Brown outs soon became a regular event, especially in coastal cities. Lights were turned down low to prevent an enemy bomber from finding a good target. The days of rationing and price controls, and dollar a year men became commonplace. Corporate moguls went to work in Washington for $1 a year. They were ‘doing it for defense.” ANY BONDS TODAY Hollywood and Broadway pitched in. Every actor, singer and musician in the country offered themselves up Sam... During the war savings bonds were turned into War Bonds. The Andrews Sisters hawked the song, “Any Bonds Today.” The U. S. O., under the aegis of comedian Bob Hope became a haven here and abroad for service men between stations. The $25 E bond could be purchased for $17.50. Upon maturity in ten years they could be redeemed for $25 in cash. Americans invested $9 billion dollars in War Bonds. Even men in service sent home a war bond a month. HOLLYWOOD GOES TO WAR Hollywood became America’s number one propaganda machine, filling theater screens with war films. Many movie stars enlisted; George C. Scoot , (Major) Clark Gable enlisted after his wife, actress Carole Lombard, died in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas while returning home from a bond tour. (Captain) Ronald Reagan and (Brig. Gen) James Stewart enlisted before we entered the war. Humphrey Bogart, expelled from prep school , enlisted in the United States Navy at 18 as an ordinary seaman. Henry Fonda was commissioned as a Lt. Junior Grade in the Navy’s Air Combat intelligence, commenting that, “I don’t want to be a fake war in a film studio.” He was awarded a Presidential Citation and the Bronze Star. Paul Newman, Navy Radio/man/gunner. Kirk Douglas, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy. HENRY J. KAISER AND THE AMERICAN ARMADA If it was needed by the military it soon became less available to the public. Ration stamps became the coin of the day, even though the standard of living was a sixth higher in 1939 by 1943. Big business quickly connected to the war effort. Ammunition, military vehicles and war materials gobbled up consumer goods. F. D. R/, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, Dictator of the Soviet Union met in Teheran at of the numerous “Allies Summits’ in 1943 to work forward to war’s end. Stalin noted that Russian soldiers were driving trucks built in Detroit and lifted a toast, “To American Production, without which this war would have been lost!” `American Factories were soon producing more than 50% more weapons of war than all our enemy countries combined. We owed much of our success to industrialists like Henry J. Kaiser. He began his car working for a gravel-and-0cement dealer and by 1914 had secured a loan to take over The Canadian company. From there until 1930 he built dams, river levees, and highways, including up to roads and bridges in Cuba. In the United States his companies were responsible for the Hoover, Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams. During World War II he operated seven shipyards, applying Henry Ford’s assembly line production method. His company built transport ships, known as Liberty Ships, at a rate of one every four and a half days, producing almost 1500 vessels for the U. S. Maritime Commission. He operated steel mills to provide metal to build those ships. He became a one man industry that became

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a major part of material backbone in the war. RATIONING AND THE BLACK MARKET +Anything needed in the war effort was soon rationed to the general public. Ration stamps became coin of the day for gasoline, tires, coffee, rubber products and foodstuffs. Cheese was abundant and replaced meat on many dinner tables. Blue Stamp rationing ruled over canned, bottled, frozen fruits and included vegetables, juices, dry bean soups, baby food and ketchup. Every family treated their War Ration Books like priceless jewels. Every family was guaranteed equal treatment. Well, almost every family. Folks with money had no problem securing an abundance of rationed goods, thanks to the rise of Black Markets which operated openly. Rare were Black Marketeers prosecuted. Gasoline at the pump was heavily rationed, but folks who knew someone at the refiners filled their tanks with “drip;” or unrefined gasoline. It was easy to see who used drip because the smoke blew out of the tail pipes like a belching coal fed steam engines. Black Marketers leaned toward meat, sugar and gasoline because the demand and profits were greater. Scrap drives and recycling were considered patriotic gestures. Folks were encouraged to plan Victory Gardens in their back yards. By war’s end more than 20 million Victory gardens produced 40% of the country’s vegetables. Every community had its share of volunteer block and air wardens. We were on alert 24 hours a day. America was said to be winning the ear on the home front as well as the battle fronts. The automobile industry rolled up its sleeves. On February 9, 1942 new automobiles for civilian use were replaced by tanks for the duration of the war. Auto repair shops sprang up like popcorn in a hopper. Even then, parts were hard to come by. One wit claimed his 1936 Packard was “kept running with baling wire and putty.” THE TRAGEDY OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE SWING BAND America’s youth’s musical idol was Glenn Miller and his big swing band, whose music captivated audiences of all ages. Glenn was at his peak in the hearts and lives of his millions of fans. Prior to giving up civies for a uniform, between October 1941 until May 19142 he supported the war effort through radio broadcasts, concerts, and the Sunset Serenaded program which was credited as a boost to our troop morale. However, Miller was anxious to do more besides wave a baton in front of a band. So he signed up for the draft in 1942 even though he knew he was past the draft age. His application for a commission in the U. S. Naval Reserves was rejected. The Navy’s loss was quickly the Army Air Force’s good fortune, where he was given a commission. He explained his decision in a statement: “I, like every American have an obligation to fulfill. That obligation is to lend as much support as I can to winning this war. It is not enough for me to sit back and buy bonds.. I owe a debt of gratitude to y country...” On September 26, 1942 this writer, living in New York at the time was privileged to attend Glenn’s last civilian performance, lasting for 2 hours and 45 minutes. Teenagers with tears streaming down their cheeks listened as he closed his last civilian show with his theme, “Moonlight Serenade.” Most of Glenn’s banc joined with him. Tex Beneke, his lead sax man appeared with his big band at the Soboba Casino a few years ago. Back stage we talked. “You know Rusty, Glenn had the kids of this country in the palm of his hand. Had he lived there would been no rock and roll.” Maybe. It is not generally known but Glenn Miller and 23 number one hits, more than either Elvis or the Beatles. On December 15, 1944 Glenn’s plane took off from a small air field in England crossing the English Channel en route to Paris for a Christmas Concert. His plane disappeared over the English Channel and was never brought up. FARM BOYS GAVE UP OVERALLS FOR A UNIFORM Almost 2 million young men abandoned the farms to take up arms after the attack at attack on Pearl Harbor. Farming was becoming

POLKADOT

Labrador/Pitbull/Pointer Female Mix

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT | Wikipedia more mechanized, but until the Victory Gardens became a way of life, there was indeed a shortage of food, which actually made it necessary to ration food., Fabrics were used for clothing, lines and carpeting became in scarce supply. Silk in ladies’ silk stockings became silk for parachutes. Women, gone to work in factories, took to slacks and overalls. Skirts became wrap-arounds because there no more zippers and metal snaps,. Men’s trouser zippers were replaced by buttons. Further complicating the agricultural shortages, farmers were abandoning their land for higher paying jobs in the industrial plants. By early 1944 America was struggling back from the terrific hit we took in the Pacific. Island by island the Japanese over-ran the Pacific Theatre of Operations. BLUE STARS REPLACED GOD STARS Blue Stars populated the windows of homes where a loved one was in the military. That included daughters and sometimes mothers who were serving on the home front, and in some cases in battle zones. As the war proceeded and the war dead began to return home in body bags, Gold Stars, designating a life lost in battle, soon began to replace the Blue Stars. During the war ever soldier, sailor and marine was provided a $10,000 life insurance policy The next of kind became beneficiary. One of the horrors of any war is the loss of a loved one on a battlefield. America’s youth bore the brunt of that. More than 100 Pacific Islands were taken by the Japanese forces during the months that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor. At Iwo Jima alone, the military suffered fifty percent casualties. We did not begin to obtain a foothold until 1942. Every white beachhead became red with American blood. $10,000 and a coffin was no compensation for the life of a mother’s son or husband with a wife and Childlren left behind.] Military hospitals back home were overflowing with the discharged wounded who went of to war whole only to return without limbs or sanity. PRESIDENT WHO? The American voters, not wanting to “change horses in the middle of the stream,”unwisely re-elected President Roosevelt to a fourth term. The word “dictator” became a mantra amongst his political enemies. Under the high command of General Dwight David Eisenhower, the war in Europe was winding down. Germany was but defeated. Hitler would no longer send millions of Jews to the gas chambers of Austria and Poland. It was only a matter of time until the last vestiges of the Third Reich would be history. Roosevelt’s failing health was kept secret from the public but anyone watching the news reels at the local theater could see that his face had grown grey and gaunt. The burdens of the Great Depression and the war had taken their toll. Frail and crippled, he boarded the presidential railroad car for his annual visit to Warm Springs, Georgia to soak up the hot mineral springs which seemed to relax his twisted limbs. On Thursday, April 12, 1945 shortly after lunch while posing for a portrait, his hand went to the back of his neck and he said, “I have a terrific headache.” Those five words were his last. America’s greatest leader since Abraham Lincoln was dead. Vice president Harry S Truman was sworn in as America’s 33rd President. Eleanor Roosevelt, a grieving widow was as by the incoming President, “Is there anything I can do for you? Mrs. Roosevelt replied, “Is there anything I can do for you? You’re the one in trouble now. And so the torch was passed.

This cute gal is not sure how she got here, but she’s being brave and is hoping for the best. Really sweet & cute!! Polkadot came in as a stray so we est. her age to be 1 1/2 yrs. old & weighs 48.1 lbs. Nice size and an easy-keeper! Avail: 2/15/20! Polkadot is up to date on shots, de-wormed and she will be spayed prior to her adoption. 171197 / Hs236717

CHLOE

Brown/black DLH Female Mix (young) Chloe is a gorgeous Maine Coon type female young lady. She is 7 months old and she weighs just 6 lbs. She is litter box trained and doesn't make mistakes. She is really pretty and is looking for her new forever home. Could it be with you? Chloe is spayed, litter-box trained, up to date on shots, de-wormed and she is available NOW! 171338 / Hs237009

Ramona Humane Society, 690 Humane Way, SAN JACINTO, 92582. Open 7 days a week, 951-654-8002.

APRIL

Female Labrador Retriever Mix DOB: 2/6/19

April is a vibrant, young pup. She is very friendly and enthusiastic when meeting new people and dogs. She loves playing tug-o-war with her kennel mate Jet and wrestling with her buddy Hank at the dog park. Since she is still under a year old, she will do great in a home where she will be provided with training and lots of exercise to help her grow into a well-rounded adult. April’s energy level may be too much for some children, however with some guidance and positive training she will do just fine.

FUNYUN

DSH Buff & White Tabby Male DOB: 3/28/2019

Funyun is a silly and fun young boy! He loves to climb, play with laser toys, and he’s always full of energy. On top of his playfulness, Funyun is extremely affectionate. He loves to receive attention from visitors and he’s constantly purring! Come fall head over paws in love with Funyun today! All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. - Must be indoors only - Declawing is not allowed

MACK

Male, Chihuahua/Miniature Dachshund Mix DOB: 2/3/14 Mack is a quiet, gentle soul that enjoys the company of other dogs, going for walks and playing at the park. He is sweet and sensitive, so he prefers to be handled gently. If you’ll let him, he’ll climb up to sit on a lap and snuggle. A few visits with Mack at the sanctuary would be helpful to Mack in order to establish trust. Mack will be a wonderful little dog for a senior couple or individual looking for a loving companion.

REESE

DSH Orange Tabby Female DOB: 3/10/2002 SPECIAL NEEDS

Reese is a senior gal looking for her perfect forever home. Reese is a very intelligent cat who learns quickly and she is always observing her surroundings. She enjoys back scratches, taking long naps, and she loves tuna! If you’re looking for a mellow companion, Reese is your girl! All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Must be indoors only Declawing is not allowed

Living Free, is a donor-supported, nonprofit, no-kill animal sanctuary. Located at 54250 Keen Camp Road in Mountain Center off Highway 74, 15 Minutes from Idyllwild. Call: 951-321-9982 or visit living-free.org/adopt.


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Waiting for God Alone: How Desperation Teaches Us to Trust JON BLOOM | COLUMNIST

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o be brought to a place where God is our only real hope is a merciful experience. But I don’t say that lightly. Because almost always it’s also a desperate experience. Some external circumstance, or internal crisis, forces us into a place where our other comforts and hopes are removed or fail us. In these moments, we keenly feel our weakness and vulnerability, and we usually long and plead with God for escape. But it is in these seasons that enduring faith is forged. And, usually in retrospect, such experiences — ones where we find that God really is our only rock, that our only real hope is from him — prove to be among the sweetest of our lives. It’s then we call them mercies.

BIBLE TRIVIA 1. Is the book of Leviticus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. About whom did Jesus say, "For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men"? Physicians, Hypocrites, Sadducees, Adamites 3. From Genesis 29, what childless woman was jealous of her sister's fertility? Candace, Abigail, Rachel, Herodias 4. In what book do we find the story of Samson and Delilah? Judges, Numbers, Exodus, 1 John 5. From Genesis 39, whose wife tried to seduce a handsome slave? Daniel, Shimei, Potiphar, Achan 6. In Ruth 3, which farmer winnowed his barley at night? Abner, Eleazar, Boaz, Joab

Waiting for God Alone David was experiencing a season of desperation when he composed Psalm 62. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. (Psalm 62:1–2) David had many desperate experiences during his lifetime. He lived in a brutal age and endured tremendous pressures. He lived much of his adult life with the threat of death looming like a shadow over him. He lived for years as a fugitive, fleeing King Saul’s paranoia. He lived for years leading armies against aggres-

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sive enemy nations and guarding against espionage. And worst of all, he lived for years with the anguish of watching trusted friends (Psalm 55:13–14), and even a son (2 Samuel 15:10), turn into treacherous enemies who delighted in his tribulations and conspired against his life. But right from the beginning, David had made the Lord his trust (Psalm 40:4). He refused to lift his hand against Saul, whom the Lord had anointed king (1 Samuel 24:6). He sought the Lord’s guidance when it came to waging war (2 Samuel 5:19). And when conspired against or defamed, he would not personally take revenge (2 Samuel 16:5–14). Everyone knew that he claimed to trust God. Therefore, God’s name was at stake in how he conducted himself. If vengeance belonged to God (Deuteronomy 32:35), then he must trust God to preserve and vindicate him, and not pursue it himself. And what did God do for

David? He allowed many situations that forced David to make the Lord his one trust, his one rock, his one source of salvation. He forced David to wait for him alone. Trust in Him at All Times The truth is that these seasons of desperation really teach us what trust means, and they train us to actually trust in God. They force David’s words to be more than just words to us: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8) Desperation is not only one of the most effective instructors in trusting God; it is also one of the most effective instructors in the school of prayer. Few things move you to pour out your heart to God in earnest prayer than when everything seems on the line, and you wonder if you’re going to make it. Most people don’t run into a fortress unless they’re faced with real danger coming their way.

This is why I said that to be brought to a place where God is our only real hope is a merciful experience. But I also said that I don’t say it lightly, because I know such experiences. They have been the hardest of my life. Part of me doesn’t wish them on anyone. But the wiser part of me wishes them for everyone. Why? Because there is nothing in the world that compares with the sweet comfort our soul experiences when we really know that our greatest hope comes from God and that he only is our mighty rock and our refuge, and that he can be trusted at all times. Whatever teaches us this turns out to be a great mercy. Jon Bloom (@Bloom_ Jon) serves as author, board chair, and co-founder of Desiring God. He is author of three books, Not by Sight, Things Not Seen, and Don’t Follow Your Heart. He and his wife have five children and make their home in the Twin Cities.

FAITH IN BRIEFS You are invited To our OPEN HOUSE “Inspiring peace and transformation through spiritual awakening.”

Service at 10am Fellowship and food: 11am - 1pm Music by Harold Payne

140 N. Buena Vista St. Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 658-4290

HOPE IN THE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Missions Dinner & Silent Auction Don't miss our annual Missions Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit the mission endeavors of Hope in the Valley Baptist Church. This is one of the highlight events of our church year. Tickets - $5 - available in the foyer each Sunday morning. Bring donations of new and/ or handmade items to the church office. Sat, Mar 14, 15:00 – 18:00. Hope in the Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N Kirby St. Easter Prayer Breakfast for Pastors Pastors all over California are coming together in their local communities to pray for God’s blessing over our Easter services. The purpose – to pray, enjoy breakfast, encourage one another and deepen the fellowship with other local pastors. There’s no political, denominational, promotional, or organizational agenda for this gathering, it’s hosted by local church pastors for local church pastors. Together, let’s prepare our hearts to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Tue, Mar 31, 8 AM - 10 AM Hope in the Valley Baptist Church, 1480 N Kirby St, Hemet ZOE I.E. CHURCH Rise above - An event for Middle School

and High School Students. Hosted by SJHS Christian Club. Featuring: Visual Voice, TY Scott King, V3 Dance, Carl Fontaine. March 20, 2020 5-7pm San Jacinto High School Theater. Check details on facebook@riseaboveevents or www.riseaboveevents.org. UNITY VALLEY CHURCH Matters of the Heart - Rev. Donna Gandhi leads this study of Metahuman by Deepak Chopra. Classes meet every other Thursday, 1011:30 a.m. As “students and teachers of life,” we all have contributing roles in the building of a better and more joy-filled world. Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? Yes! In his most recent book, Metahuman, Deepak Chopra (whom many consider a modern-day prophet) unfolds a path to higher consciousness, allowing all who desire a deeper, more intimate experience and understanding of God to realize and awaken their own personal infinite potential. March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 140 North Buena Vista Street, Hemet Phone: 951-658-4290

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Hemet. “Under the Domes” at 40450 Stetson Avenue (Stetson & Girard). First class is FREE, individual class and monthly class rates available. Schedule at www. littletaodragon.com or call 951791-0680. Walk-ins welcome. More information at www.cslhemet.com, call 951-658-5157 or 951-665-7600.

WESTERN SCIENCE CENTER

TEEN EARTH OPTIMISM 2020 - The Western Science Center is excited to announce that we have been chosen to be a part of the Smithsonian’s National Earth Optimism Teen Conversation Project. Meet local organizations who are working to combat climate change and who have opportunities for teens to engage in environmental science. Register online at WesternScienceCenter.org. Sat, Mar 14, 08:30 – 15:00

WIDOWED PERSONS ACTIVITIES CLUB

Please join us for dining out, field trips, and bowling. Visit us for up to three activities before making a commitment. Dues are $25.00 per year which pays for monthly newsletter and other club activities. Please contact Anna Beth, (951) 658-8657 for more info. Mar 12, 1:30 PM. Hemet City-James Simpson Memorial, 305 E Devonshire Ave.

VITALITY CENTER

MASTER GARDENER: TOMATO PLANTING & CARE Free. Tomato Season is Coming! Learn from a Master Gardener the do’s and don’ts that will help you grow the best home grown tomatoes for you to enjoy. RSVP required as space is limited. (800) 866-4471. Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave. Thu., Mar. 12, 2 pm.

RIBBON-CUTTING FOR GREEN ELEVATION

Join us as we celebrate a Ribbon-Cutting for Green Elevation 615 N. San Jacinto Street, Hemet. Info: 951-658-3211. March 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT.

41ST ANNUAL WOOD CARVING SHOW & CRAFTS FAIR

$2 donation. The Ramona Country Carvers present their annual carving show. Hundreds of beautiful carvings on display be some of the very best wood carvers in California, plus vendors, carving tools, homemade crafts & more. (951) 766-5269. Saturday March 14 thru Sunday March 15 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave.

EMILIO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Hosting Dining to Donate Tuesday March 17 11 am – 9 pm at Emilio’s, 2340 S. San Jacinto Ave in San Jacinto. Emilio’s will donate 20% of your food ticket to Assistance League® of Hemacinto for Philanthropic Programs. Flyer MUST be presented. Flyer available at valleyhappenings.com/ community-calendar. Assistance

League® provides school clothing and hygiene supplies to children in need in the San Jacinto Valley. Email bjcarrington@gmail.com if more information is needed.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 53 - RIDERS MTG

The American Legion Riders meet the 2nd saturday of month breakfast 7 to 10 am meeting starts at 9. am. http://alpost53.com. 124 N Ramona St Hemet.. March 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM 10:00 AM. 951- 658-2436.

VITALITY CENTER

PLANT BASED EATING: IS IT WORTH IT? - Free. A dietitian will discuss this new trend. Is it really healthy and what are the drawbacks. RSVP required as space is limited. (800) 866-4471. Tuesday March 17 @ 10:00 am, Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK

HSJVC Women in Business is a morning networking group that encourages Professionals to meet locals to collaborate with, support and empower. There is a monthly Focus Speaker, a teachable moment and updates for community events. www.hsjvc.com. March 17, 2020 from 8:30 AM 9:30 AM. Phone: 951-658-3211 Hemacinto Assistance League , 180 N. Girard St Hemet.

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLINIC

The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking program is a proven way to quit smoking—and stay quit—even if you’ve tried before and went back to smoking. The class will start Wednesday, March 18 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and is only offered in English at this time. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register here or call (951) 765-0004 for more information. Phone: (951) 765- 0004. https:// parentcenter.hemetusd.org. March 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM 10:30 AM PDT HUSD Parent Resource Center

NAMI

NAMI Mt. San Jacinto, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its NAMI support groups for the greater Pass area on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Lakes, 5801 Sun Lakes Blvd., Banning. For information contact Mark Faber at dmfaber@ me.com. Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. The Lakes, 5801 Sun Lakes Blvd. Banning, CA.

RIBBON-CUTTING VERO'S ICE-CREAM

Join us as we celebrate a Ribbon-Cutting for Vero's Ice-Cream 217. E. Florida Ave. Hemet Phone: 951-658-3211 March 19, 2020 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

THEMED ROBOTICS WORKSHOP

Theme: Mad Scientist Themed Robotics Workshops, every 3rd Saturday. Cool, handson activities for grades 1-6! Ex-

perience with programming to animate their robotic creations, creative exercises that develop critical thinking skills and encourage an early love for stem. $49 per class or $135 for 3 classes. March 21, 2020 from 9:30 AM 11:30 AM PDT 1505 W. Florida Ave., Suite A. Info: Jodi True (951) 765-1171 https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/hemet-ca/schedules.

PEDDLERS BAZAAR

Peddlers Bazaar is a Community Marketplace to come sell what you have for sale, shop small, and shop local. Sat, Mar 21, 10 AM – 2 PM Hemet Center for Spiritual Living, 40450 Stetson Ave, Hemet.

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Learn How to Grow Delicious Tomatoes: Planting and Care, FREE, March 12 @ 2 pm – Tomato Season is Coming! Learn from a local Master Gardener how to grow the best home-grown tomatoes. At Inter Valley Health Plan’s Medicare Information & Vitality Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave, Hemet (at State St, next to Stater Bros). To RSVP call or go online, 800-886-4471 or TTY 711, Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 pm, or visit ForHealthandLiving.com/ivhpevents FREE COFFEE HOUR - Friday, March 13 @ 9 am to 10 am, Drop by for Free Hot Coffee and Snacks offered at Inter Valley Health Plan’s Medicare Information & Vitality Center, 214 E. Stetson Ave, Hemet (at State St, next to Stater Bros). No rsvp necessary, just drop by. For more information call or go online, 800-886-4471 or TTY 711, Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 pm, or visit ForHealthandLiving.com/ivhpevents JOIN US! COFFEE HOUR IS OFFERED EVERY 2nd WEDNESADY DAY OF THE MONTH at 9 am.

COME BLOW YOUR HORN

Saturday, March 14 Come Blow Your Horn, a comedy by Neil Simon at Ramona Hillside Playhouse. Assistance League® of Hemacinto is hosting a Wine and Chocolate Reception at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7:30 p.m. Raffle prizes available. Tickets $20. For tickets and information contact Kathy Harvill at (951) 652-0633 or cell (951) 392-5189.

HEMET VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: "AN EVENING OF ART" - is March 28, 2020, 6-9 pm at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave. Scholarship Awards will be presented to high school students for their original art work and will be displayed that night and all next month at the art gallery on Harvard Street. Live demonstrations by Lynn Sears, Betty Pilley, Kathi Fox, Bruce Dahlin and Janice Cipriani-Willis. Reasonably priced art, opportunity drawings, wine and cheese. Admission/Donation $10 for adults and $5 for students under age 18. For more information or tickets call Gallery Director, Leonie Norton 951-553-3572. susanbaker2@verizon.net

Arthur Polo March 18, 1930 - March 2, 2020 Arthur Polo, 89, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 at his home in Hemet, California. Born Tuesday, March 18, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of the late Joseph Polo and the late Helen (Noran) Snow. He was the husband of Eva (Kester) Polo, whom he was married to for nearly 55 years. He is survived by his wife, 7 children, 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 11:15 AM on Tuesday, March 24 at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California.

Edward Quinonez Donley November 8, 1938 - March 4, 2020 Edward also enjoyed talking politics to his friends and watched Fox News to be aware of the current policies of the administration. His dogs, Chico and company were near and dear to his heart. He will be missed by those that knew and loved him. Edwards siblings who have passed before him include sisters ; Dolores, Helen, Lupe, and Beatrice. Deceased brothers; Joe , Robert, and Raymond. Surviving is his daughter Rachel Saldana; grandchildren Ruben, Rudy and Eileen Saldana; brother Manuel (Minnie) Donley; nephews Mike (Jody) Carlin; Frankie Donley; Jr., Kenneth Menchaca; Gary (Maria) Menchaca; Tony (Olivia) Menchaca; Bobby ( Clara ) Galindo; nieces Dolores Donley; Mona Menchaca and Rosie Galindo. Edwards only surviving sibling is Manuel “ Cowboy “ Donley, a recording artist & pioneer of Tejano music and who has been recognized and honored by the Smithsonian Institute. He currently lives in Austin Texas where Edward and all his siblings grew up. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Miller-Jones Mortuary Chapel located at 1501 West Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. BIDEN: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. | AP Photo our campaign for each of you. I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion,” Biden said. “We share a common goal, and together we’ll beat Donald Trump.” It marked a high point for the former vice president’s staff. They sipped beer and broke into an impromptu dance party after his speech, which was held close to his Philadelphia headquarters. Even as the contours of the race came into shape, however, new uncertainty was sparked by fears of the spreading coronavirus. Both candidates abruptly canceled rallies in Ohio that were scheduled for Tuesday night. That set the stage for Biden’s remarks in Philadelphia, while Sanders flew home to Vermont and didn’t plan to address the public. Sanders’ campaign also said all future events would be decided on a case-bycase basis given public health concerns, while Biden called off a scheduled upcoming Florida stop. Still, the former vice president said Tuesday night that he’d be announcing plans to combat the coronavirus later this week. The Democratic National Committee also said that

Sunday’s debate between Sanders and Biden would be conducted without an audience. Among former White House hopefuls and leaders of powerful liberal groups, however, Biden’s momentum is now undeniable. Bradley Beychok, president and co-founder of American Bridge 21st Century, a liberal super PAC, said his group “will be ALL IN to elect @JoeBiden as our next president.” The organization is spending millions of dollars trying to win over people who backed President Donald Trump in key states in 2016. Guy Cecil, chairman of the flagship Democratic outside political organization Priorities USA, tweeted: “The math is now clear. Joe Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee for President and @prioritiesUSA is going to do everything we can to help him defeat Donald Trump in November.” There were other major warning signs for Sanders on Tuesday. He again struggled to win support from black voters. About 70% of Mississippi’s Democratic primary voters were African American, and 86% of them supported Biden, ac-

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oe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened Biden’s path to the nomination. Biden again showed strength with working-class voters and African Americans, who are vital to winning the Democratic nomination. Sanders’ narrow hopes for good news rested on North Dakota and Washington state. Washington’s primary was too early to call, and because all votes there are cast by mail or by dropping them off in a ballot box, many ballots were marked for candidates who have since dropped out of the race. The six-state contest marked the first time voters weighed in on the primary since it effectively narrowed to a two-person race between Sanders and Biden. And the first four states on Tuesday went to Biden, a dramatic reversal for a campaign that appeared on the brink of collapse just two weeks ago. Now it is Sanders, whose candidacy was ascendant so recently, who must contemplate a path forward. Addressing supporters in Philadelphia, Biden noted that many had “declared that this candidacy was dead” only days ago, but “now we’re very much alive.” He also asked Sanders supporters to back him going forward. “We need you, we want you, and there’s a place in

TRUMP: President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Atlanta. | AP Photo/Alex Brandon Trump attended the luncheon in 2017 and 2018 when Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was speaker, and in 2019, after Pelosi, D-Calif, won back the gavel. Trump remains incensed at Pelosi for leading the Democratic-controlled House in December to impeach him after he asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden while delaying delivery of military aid Congress had approved to help the country defend against Russian aggression. The Senate’s Republican majority voted in February to acquit Trump. Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, D-Mass., hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day lunch in 1983. President Ronald Reagan and other House

and Senate lawmakers attended the gathering, which had been arranged to ease tension between the two Irish-American leaders, according to the House. The lunch became an annual event on Capitol Hill in 1987, missed by presidents just four times since then. Bill Clinton sent regrets after having knee surgery two days before St. Patrick’s Day in 1997. George W. Bush passed on the 2003 lunch, held days before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Last year, Pelosi said the lunch is “a tradition where we dispense with our differences, whether they’re political or whether they’re competitive in any other way.” Politico first reported Trump’s decision.

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THE POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Democrats of Hemet- SJ TRUMP’S WORLD OF WALLS Walls, by definition, are structures built up to enclose, divide, or protect; or, in other words, walls are often structures based on fear. Donald Trump has created many kinds of walls because he lives a fearful life. One wall Trump values is a wall along the US-Mexican border. Even though asking for asylum is not a crime, Trump is afraid of people from the south and locks them up anyway-even the children. Only a fearful person would do that. Plus, Trump’s border wall doesn’t just keep people out, that same wall also keeps Americans in. How do we remain the “land of the free and home of the brave” while hiding behind the border wall? A second wall Trump hides behind is his refusal to share his tax information. Audits do not take four to five years, so what is Trump afraid we will learn about his finances? As our public servant (a term George Washington said elected officials are in our American democracy), we the people do have a right to know his financial information. But Trump keeps up a “wall of secrecy” about his tax information. Where does Trump’s money come from, and how does he invest it-any illegal dealings to hide? Another wall Trump creates to protect just himself is a “wall of deception.” For example, in 2017, Trump assured Carrier Air Conditioner workers in Indianapolis that their jobs would be protected from outsourcing. Yet in 2018, Carrier closed the Indianapolis plant and moved the manufacturing work to Monterrey, Mexico; making Trump’s claim he can keep manufacturing in America misleading and inaccurate. As President in a market economy, Trump does not control the decisions of private companies, no matter how loudly he says he can or will. The fourth wall Trump has built around himself is a “wall of obstruction” by demanding his administrative staff ignore Congressional subpoenas. Again, what could these staff people share that frightens Trump so much? His “walls of obstruction,” then, seem to be signs of guilt about wrongful behavior. A more recent wall Trump has built is a “wall of accusations,” as he claims to know more about the coronavirus than the experienced government scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and accused them of exaggerating the situation. Dr. Nancy Messonnier first shared her concerns about the virus spreading in the United States in February. Trump then criticized her publicly and Dr. Messonnier responded by limiting her warnings. Yet Dr. Messonnier’s earlier statements are correct as the virus is spreading-and spreading now without the preparedness of testing kits and vaccines that could have been provided had her warnings been taken seriously by the Trump administration. This is another example of Trump’s walls hurting the American people. A final wall that Trump has created is a “wall of silence” by maneuvering the United States Senate to not allow witnesses to testify at his impeachment “trial”. That is the act of a scared man, and not the act of the leader of the Free World. It is clear that Trump has built a world of walls because he has much to hide. Trump lacks both the courage and the ability to be the transparent leader America needs and deserves. We must replace this impeached president with our votes in November and remove all his walls that block truth and justice! Mitzi Carver

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ne of my pet peeves is the ability of the general public to post reviews about a business without regard to the truth or falsity of their claims. I am sure I am not alone in this one where many times a customer has decided to wield his or her incredible power, granted by Yelp, Facebook, Google or any similar social media platform, to stick it to the business that did not perform to their high standards. In most instances, such reviews are either giving high praise for a job well done by the establishment or giving low marks and spewing negative comments because the business did not live up to one’s expectations. Whereas such reviews can help any business improve their customer service and offer a more pleasing experience, oftentimes, each review is nothing more than an unfair rant about insignificant issues. While there are legitimate reasons for giving a negative review, I have found that most often it is the mood of the customer that determines how negative the review is going to be, while there really was no lack of customer service. Just to highlight the unfairness of such reviews, one couple wrote in their review that they had been coming to our place for years and years and never had a problem. That

day, we had a rush and took a little longer to finish the job, and that was enough of a reason to never come back. Years and years of good work was wiped away in one unfortunate day. I have, on more than three occasions, been blackmailed by some customers that if I did not provide extra service at no charge, they were going to give a negative review and ruin my business. Such negative reviews, specially those that were done out of malice, can hurt a business that has been providing a much-needed service for decades. In some cases, such reviews are the work of a competitor and not really that of a proper customer. But the reviews linger on for years and years under the umbrella of free speech, with no discourse for the business to tell their side of the story. Yes, the business can provide a reply, but often, the reader of such reply believes only the customer. Yet, we all know that there are some horrible customers, who derive pleasure from torturing the very service provider that they need. What about the ability of the business to fight back? What about the right of the business to rate the customer, in the same manner as the customer can rate the business? Wouldn’t that be the fair thing to do in this land of ours?! Here are examples of some such customers that I have come across in my business: One young couple, with a young

child, let loose their kid in our waiting area. This kid decided to push everything off the shelves and even knocked some of the shelves down. When we politely pointed that their child could actually get hurt, they got mad. Who the heck are you to tell us how to raise our child?! Now, I would like to rate that couple to let other businesses know what to expect. One middle-aged couple entered our business arguing about one thing or another. Husband proceeded to throw the money in front of our cashier in disgust because he was angry with his wife. When cashier puts the change in front of him, instead of handing it to him, they both start cursing that she was being rude. Another set, in need of rating. Young lady with two kids, who destroyed our flowerbed; elderly lady who got mad and started using foul language because we asked if she was a senior so we could give her the senior discount—how dare we think that she was so old; the gentleman with tattoos all over his face and head, who always takes things without paying; the racist middle-aged man who likes to show

his language skills by using the most disrespectful words with our employees; the mother of five with sixth child on the way, busy taking selfies while her kids go on a rampage with our products; elderly man who is always angry because he has these aches and pains and then goes on to abuse our workers as his therapy; all those countless clients who want to pay for the lowest service we provide and try to get ten times more by complaining vehemently; all should be rated so that other businesses can be forewarned. Companies like Uber and Airbnb have already started rating their customers. Many websites are popping up for contractors and builders, rating their encounters with certain customers, to keep other fellow professionals from being mistreated. Bad customers, nasty customers, unfair customers, those are some of the keywords you can use to search for such websites. But they lack the power and reach of Yelp, Facebook, and Google, so it is an uphill battle for now.

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International Women’s Day: A Much Deserved Proclamation CALVIN PORTER | COLUMNIST

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n March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day was celebrated all over the world. In 1975, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in the International Women’s Year, and in l977, the UN General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN International Women’s Day for women’s rights and world peace. Truly a much deserved proclamation. Harkening back to my childhood, I remember Mother’s ever presence, making sure that the household ran smoothly and not hesitating for a moment the application of discipline whenever

needed. In between running an efficient household and doling out punishment, Mother cooked, washed, cleaned and dusted, supervised homework requirements for my siblings and me, organized birthday reunions, took us to church, taught us to share and endless other chores. Mother taught us that cooking was an art form that needed to be praised much like music, the plastic arts and so many other art forms; that the ingredients that go into making a dish are like the colors in a painting or the notes in a musical composition that should not be under-rated nor taken for granted, but rather be afforded its proper due of appreciation. We were educated that respect for other persons, without distinc-

tion, was an indispensable requirement for peaceful co-existence and we were taught about the value of hard work in all our endeavors. Just like my mom, there are millions of other mothers administering their God-given endowments of love and tolerance within their respective families. Were it not for our mothers’ perseverance in the education of their offspring with family values, as law abiding citizens, God fearing men and women who love their country, we would surely be living in a world of the strongest over the weakest. I truly believe that we should acknowledge women’s contributions daily. In addition to making a home for us and being present 24/7, they work offices, as teach-

ers in schools for children of every need, factories, building roads, as fire fighters and police, the armed forces in combat, bankers, fast food clerks and so many other activities that influence our daily living. All women are deserving of our love, respect and understanding because they are the better half of our societies the world over. Were it not for a women’s sense of compassion, equality, justice and fairness, that is passed on to everyone in their area of influence, including other women, we would surely be living in a vast wasteland. Every affront committed against a woman draws us back into the jungle we have been working to leave behind. A yearly international commemoration of women is indeed just, imperative and necessary.

Idaho on Tuesday. Sanders got 89: 35 in Michigan, 23 in Missouri, two in Mississippi, seven in Idaho, five in North Dakota and 17 in Washington. Although six states voted, Michigan — with its 125 delegates — got most of the attention. Trump won the state by only 10,704 votes during the general election, his closest margin of victory among Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Those states gave Trump the narrow edge in the 2016 Electoral College after Clinton won the popular vote. Sanders has vowed not to drop out regardless of Tuesday’s results and frequently railed against the “Democratic establishment” that he says has aligned against him. In addition to the powerful groups now siding with Biden, the former vice president has picked up the endorsements of many of his former presidential

rivals, including Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Cory Booker and, as of Tuesday, entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, sometimes mentioned as a possible vice presidential choice, also endorsed Biden and campaigned with him ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Biden also gave a nod to all his former competitors, saying, “We’re bringing this party together.” “That’s what we have to do,” he said. Not every Democrat was lining up behind Biden, though. Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell, who represents a sprawling district from the college town of Ann Arbor to the Detroit suburbs, said Tuesday that she’s staying neutral. “I remember what it was like four years ago and the vitriol and the anger, the people mad at each other the whole election cycle. We can’t afford that,” Dingell said. “It’s about getting out and voting in

November.” Like Sanders, Biden has no public events scheduled for Wednesday. And though he’s celebrating a growing delegate lead, he’s still confronting voters who question his positions, which include a gun control plan that reinstates an assault weapons ban and includes a voluntary buyback program for assault weapons. That issue was at the center of a testy exchange with a worker while Biden was rallying earlier Tuesday in Detroit. The man accused him of “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right.” Biden shot back, “You’re full of shit,” but went on to say that while he supports the Second Amendment, “Do you need 100 rounds?”

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cording to an AP VoteCast survey of the electorate. After Sanders upset Hillary Clinton in Michigan four years ago, his loss there Tuesday was particularly sobering. It undermined his argument that he could appeal to working-class voters and that he could expand the electorate with new young voters. One of the few bright notes for Sanders was his strength among young voters, but even that has a downside because they didn’t turn out enough to keep him competitive. Sanders won 72% of those under 30 in Missouri and 65% in Michigan, according to AP VoteCast. The senator was also about even with Biden among voters ages 30 to 44. “There’s no sugarcoating it. Tonight’s a tough night,” New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of Sanders’ highest-profile supporters, said on Instagram. “Tonight’s a tough night for the movement overall. Tonight’s a tough night electorally.” Another top Sanders backer, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, tweeted: “Yes we are a family, united in restoring our democracy and committed to defeating Trump, but that doesn’t mean we should stop fighting for the candidate that best represents our policy priorities in this Primary.” According to an Associated Press analysis, Biden had picked up at least 153 new delegates: 53 in Michigan, 40 in Missouri, 29 in Mississippi, five in North Dakota, 17 in Washington and nine in

Associated Press writers Mike Householder in Detroit and Seth Borenstein in Washington contributed to this report.

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n Saturday, March 7, approximately 350 individuals participated in Habitat for Humanity’s (HFH) biggest fund raiser of the year, which was held at Diamond Valley Lake. The event, sponsored by San Jacinto Medical Urgent Care, featured a full marathon, half marathon, 5k walk/ run, 1k “kid” walk/run and a senior walk/run. The event attracted marathon enthusiasts from all over-as far as the Bay Area-many of whom took part in the full 25.4 miles surrounding Diamond Valley Lake, while others enjoyed the half marathon, 5k and 1k run/ walk. Weather was ideal for the event and highlighted the valleys surrounding beauty. The fundraiser was met with positive public spirit in helping the non-profit fulfill its mission to build homes, communities and hope. “There are so many families that need the help,” says Mr. Lakshman Koka, volunteer President for HFH, Hemet / San Jacinto. HFH is a non-profit dedicated to improving living conditions for those in sub-standard housing who cannot afford improvements through traditional methods. Their

PROGRAM: The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Diversity Committee will host a Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, at its Menifee Valley Campus. | Photo courtesy of Mt. San Jacinto College

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MSJC Hosts Women's Self-Defense Workshop BEGINNING: Volunteer President of Habitat for Humanity, Lakshman Koka, commences the 18th annual Diamond Valley Lake Marathon. | Photo by Skyler Holt Photography

VOLUNTEERS: Community efforts of volunteers, sponsors and marathon enthusiasts make the marathon possible. | Photo contributed.

objective is to eliminate poverty housing and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action within the Valley. Koka has been involved in HFH for sixteen years and gains a deep sense of fulfillment in being a part of its mission, especially

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 8 AM – 1 PM: Moreno Valley Farmer's Market - Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick St, Moreno Valley. 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 9 PM - 1:30 AM: Soboba Casino – DJ Nights at The Cabaret Lounge. Soboba Casino. Phone: 951-6651000. FRIDAY, MARCH 13 – MARCH 22 7:30 (Friday & Saturday) and 2:30 (Sunday): COME BLOW YOUR HORN - $15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd. Call (951) 658-5300. FRIDAY, MARCH 13 9 AM – 12 PM: Golden Era Golf Course - Weekly Golf Fundraisers. Complimentary Breakfast, Pastries, Coffee & Water. 9 holes – $10 (Walk) 9 holes with cart – $15. 18 holes $20 (Walk) 18 holes with cart $25.

in working with families with kids. “The most satisfying thing is when we build a house. One of the things I love doing is handing out the keys. I say, ‘who wants the keys?’ and every time it’s the kid who grabs them.”

HFH Treasurer, Karena Zermino says, “Truly, the passion comes from the Koka family . . . without Mr. Koka, Dr. Koka and SJ Medical Clinic, this could not be what it is today.” Without the annual marathon, it would be difficult for HFH in Hemet / San Jacinto to fulfill its mission and continue gaining momentum in the community. The project is always seeking more support from the community, the county and the people who are avid marathon and half-marathon runners. For more information on Diamond Valley Lake Marathon, visit www.dvlrun.com For information on Habitat for Humanity Hemet / San Jacinto, visit www. hemetsanjacintohfh.org

For tee times call Leonard Gleason – (714) 318-4591. Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd, San Jacinto. 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Parent's Night Out - Drop your kids at Firestorm for a night of awesome! We provide a pizza party dinner, games, NERF, Legos, Open Gym, Trampoline, and Foam Pit, and a Movie on our Projector Screen. $45/Child, $25/ Siblings. Firestorm Free running & Acrobatics – Galaxy, 14419 Veterans Way, Moreno Valley, CA. 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 7 PM – 8:30 PM: Just in Comedy Show - Headliner Steven Briggs and full line up of So.Cal. funniest comics. $10 General admission, tickets at 8 PM., seating at 8:30 PM, Show time at 9 PM. Derby's Bar & Grill, 2860 W Florida Ave suite B, Hemet. 8 PM – 10 PM: NEON Nights It's Jumping every Friday! We offer FREE Glow Sticks and Face Painting! Play with the theme by Wearing

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he Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Diversity Committee will host a Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, at its Menifee Valley Campus. The annual women’s self-defense workshop is sponsored by the MSJC Diversity Committee, in collaboration with the Riverside Rape Crisis Center, to help empower women with self-defense strategies and techniques to defend themselves if necessary. The free event is for women only and is open to MSJC students, faculty and the public. Participants should wear comfortable loose clothing, but no jewelry. Cold water will be provided. It’ll last two hours in Room 1011 on the Menifee Valley Campus, 28237

Shirts That’ll Glow with the NEON Lights! Snack Bar available. Buy your Tickets at Hangar Trampoline Park or on the Hangar Website! Call: 951-682-5867 or www.hangartrampolineparks.com. Hangar Trampoline Park, 12125 Day St, Moreno Valley. SATURDAY, MARCH 14 – SUNDAY, MARCH 15 9 AM – 4 PM: Ramona Wood Carvers 41st Annual Show - Hundreds of Beautiful Carvings on Display, vendors with carving tools, wood, local handcrafted artisan vendors this year. $2 Donation requested to support the Raffle Prizes. $5 Lunches will be Available. Handcrafts. Info: Lynn 951-766-5269. Valley-Wide Recreation and Parks District Programs, 901 W. Esplanade, San Jacinto, CA. (The event is held indoors at the Sports Gymnasium.) 11 AM – 2 PM (Saturday & Sunday): 4th Annual Creation Day - Viking Games & Competitions, Costume Contest, Horseback rides, Face Painting, Songs, Stories & Dances,

La Piedra Road, Menifee. For more information, contact faculty member Dr. Vera Stamenkovic at vstamenkovic@msjc.edu. Mt. San Jacinto College serves about 27,000 students in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula, with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, Banning and Temecula. In May 2019, Mt. San Jacinto College awarded a record-breaking 3,314 degrees and certificates to 1,707 graduates. Have a wonderful day and please follow MSJC on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Viking Feast, Overnight Camping and much more. Down-to-Earth EcoShire, 41051 Cactus Valley Rd, Hemet. SATURDAY, MARCH 14 8 AM – 12 PM: Downtown Hemet Farmer's Market - Up to 60 booths of food, collectibles, information, businesses, arts and crafts, and more. Event will feature live music, monthly car shows, seasonal holiday festivals. 135 E Florida Ave, Hemet. 12 PM - 6 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $11.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 4:30 PM: Magician and Illusionist Anthony Hernandez at Castle Park Riverside - Anthony Hernandez has taken the stage at Castle Park every weekend for 18 years. Add along $9.99 unlimited rides and it makes for a pretty spectacular day! Castle Park, 3500 Polk St, Riverside, CA. 7 PM - 9 PM: Paint & Flip - Event where the adults will get to paint

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How The Women’s Movement has changed the role of Fathers in a Child’s Life RUSTY STRAIT | SENIOR WRITER

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hen I was a child and for a long time thereafter, it was always, “Wait till your father gets home.” That was usually a sign of some punishment mothers were shoving off on the fathers. Over the years, that practice has declined. With the banishment of corporal punishment boys, especially have no longer seen their fathers as the guy with the belt. When women began to be a big part of the workforce during and after World War II, more responsibility for child-rearing moved over to the fathers. Slow at first, but gradually increased. It was not until the ten or fifteen years that I became aware of the shift. It dawned on me when I began to notice more and more men bringing their small children with them to the grocery store, but more

RUSTY STRAIT | File Photo. so in the coffee shops, I hound in the mornings. It was osmosis that had to happen with mothers busy at jobs, which often brought higher wages than their spouses. So more and more fathers have become more homebodies than ever before. Apparently, they have accepted the shift with more ease than fathers of previous times, some of whom would almost die at the idea of becoming what was always considered to be a mother’s role in their lives. I can well recall when the hand rocking the cra-

dle was always the mother who took care of the moral and religious aspects of child-rearing. Something took place in the family that was an astonishment, whether we liked it or not. Whoever heard of a house husband until the women’s rights movement moved into high gear, to some, it was a bitter change. To others, it was a welcome change, especially by mothers who more than appreciated their husbands sharing the everyday duties of child-raising. One noticeable change is that more and more fathers are beginning to show up at PTA meetings than ever before. One study cites the changes thusly: Fathers are far more than just ‘second adults’ in the home. Involved fathers - especially biological fathers - bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring. They provide protection and economic support

and male role models. They have a parenting style that is significantly different from that of a mother and that difference is important in healthy child development. - David Popenoe (NY Free Press 1996) It is said that fathers encourage competition, engendering. Mothers promote equity, creating a sense of security. Dads emphasize conceptual communication. Moms major in sympathy, care and help, all of which emphasize the importance of relationships. One either agrees or disagrees with these concepts. Still, most of the theorists on the subject believe it is a beautiful attitude that enhances a child’s chances of growing into more solid adulthood. Most mothers I’ve spoken to about the subject have the attitude of “it’s about time.” and see, there you have it. Just sayin’ rustystrait@gmail.com

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described the importance of our patella bone and explained its structure and function using homemade models. Guests also learned concepts in genetics, how our individual traits are a result of gene interactions and our environment and how traits are passed from parent to child-and from one generation to the next. Other stations, devoted to our five senses, explained how we perceive our environment through sight, touch, smell, taste and sound, with fun activities to get kids engaged in the learning process. “I like to take what I learn, and teach others,” says senior, Julz Leyland, who hopes Science Saturdays will

FIVE SENSES: Students use interactive stations to teach kids about our five senses. | Photo by Jayme Castro. encourage more people to attend WCA. “I love seeing little kids look up to us and find an interest in science.” Science Saturdays are

held the first Saturday of each month and are geared towards teaching elementary and middle school age kids. The next one, The Sci-

ence of Engineering, will be held on April 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Western Science Center: 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet, CA.

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SCIENCE: A student explains bone fusion in the human skull. | Photo by Jayme Castro

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3. Robin Hood: Men in Tights Crusading nobleman Robin of Loxley escapes from prison in Jerusalem and returns home to find that the evil Prince John has confiscated his family estate and is abusing the citizenry.

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A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 19 8 AM – 1 PM: Moreno Valley Farmer's Market - Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick St, Moreno Valley. 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 9 PM - 1:30 AM: Soboba Casino – DJ Nights at The Cabaret Lounge. Soboba Casino. Phone: 951-665-1000.

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t has been two years since Dan Grennes first brought his Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to the stage at the Historic Hemet Theatre. The show was a sellout, leaving lots of fans begging for an encore performance. This month, the wait is over as “Petty and the Heartshakers” returns to town on Saturday March 21st. There are still tickets remaining, but it looks like they may be gone by day of show. Tom Petty passed away in 2017, leaving behind a long career of classic rock hits, some as lead singer of the Heartbreakers and others as a solo artist. In all, Petty has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time and earning a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His best known songs include “Free Fallin',” “I Won't Back Down,” “Refugee,” “Yer So Bad,” “American Girl” and “Don't Do Me Like That.” Lead Singer Dan Grennes performs with a look and sound that will astound the audience. Raised in the south like Petty, Grennes feels a unique connection to the

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20 – SUNDAY, MARCH 29 6:30 PM (Friday & Saturday) 1:30 PM (Sunday): THE ROAD TO VAUDEVILLE - Journey back in time as they put on our very own Vaudeville show here in Hemet. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner before our performers try to hit the “Big Time” with their musical acts, comedy sketches, and dancing routines. $42 per person including dinner. (951) 663-8491. Play With Your Food, 140 N Buena Vista St.

ON STAGE: Lead Singer Dan Grennes. | Photo courtesy of HHT. life and music of the rock icon. With his team of allstar musicians, Grennes plays for packed audiences across the country. In 2014, the Heartshakers appeared in season three of AXTV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands. Petty and the Heartshakers is Dan Grennes (lead vocals, guitar), Les Warner (drums), Chris Cicchino (lead guitar), Andy Gerold (bass), Brenda Fitz (keyboards), and

Sara D'Arce (background vocals) Showtime for all Tribute Mania concerts is 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $22 presale / $25 day of show. Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, (951) 6585950. A weekly email blast of upcoming events is available by enrolling on the website.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20 9 AM – 12 PM: Golden Era Golf Course - Weekly Golf Fundraisers. Complimentary Breakfast, Pastries, Coffee & Water. 9 holes – $10 (Walk) 9 holes with cart – $15. 18 holes $20 (Walk) 18 holes with cart $25. For tee times call Leonard Gleason – (714) 318-4591. Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd, San Jacinto. 10 AM – 6 PM: THE WEEKEND GOLF TOURNAMENT - $150 per player. Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation presents “The Weekend” annual fundraiser. 4-person scramble. Cost includes green fees, one-half cart, tee prizes, refreshments on the course, and lunch buffet. (951) 665-8261. Soboba Springs Golf Course, 1020 Soboba Rd. 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 8 PM – 10 PM: NEON Nights - It's Jumping every Friday! We offer FREE Glow Sticks and Face Painting! Play with the theme by Wearing Shirts That’ll Glow with the NEON Lights! Snack Bar available. Buy your Tickets at Hangar Trampoline Park or on the Hangar Website! Call: 951-682-5867 or www.hangartrampolineparks.com. Hangar Trampoline Park, 12125 Day St, Moreno Valley. 9 PM: TWO COMEDIANS, ONE EPIC NIGHT - $40 general admission, $75$125 reserved seating. Soboba presents Colin Jost & Nick Swardson starring in a night of comedy. (866) 4SOBOBA. Soboba Event Center, 2777 Soboba Rd.

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9:30 PM: Mike Salazar Comedy Show! Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside. SATURDAY, MARCH 21 8 AM – 12 PM: Downtown Hemet Farmer's Market - Up to 60 booths of food, collectibles, information, businesses, arts and crafts, and more. Event will feature live music, monthly car shows, seasonal holiday festivals. 135 E Florida Ave, Hemet. 8 AM – 10 AM: APPLEBEE'S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER - Home Instead Senior Care Hemet is on a mission to help raise funds to support The Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Where you enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and sausage. Tickets $10. You can purchase tickets at Home Instead Hemet office, 414 S. Palm Ave. Hemet. (951)929-1050. Fundraiser at: Applebee's Grill + Bar, 2515 W Florida Ave, Hemet. 12 PM - 6 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $11.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 4:30 PM: Magician and Illusionist Anthony Hernandez at Castle Park Riverside - Anthony Hernandez has taken the stage at Castle Park every weekend for 18 years. Add along $9.99 unlimited rides and it makes for a pretty spectacular day! Castle Park, 3500 Polk St, Riverside, CA. 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM: THE WEEKEND DINNER & AUCTION - $40 per person. Friends of Valley Wide Foundation presents the annual “The Weekend” dinner & auction. No host bar, buffet, silent auction, live auction & grand prize drawing. (951) 665-8261. Valley-Wide Recreation, 901 W Esplanade Ave. 7 PM: TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS - Petty & The Heartshakers pays homage to the beloved band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Lead singer Dan Grennes not only looks like Tom, but has the same vocal range. $22 presale / $25 day of show. (951) 658-5950. Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. 7 PM: MUSIC AT THE CENTER - BARNABY FINCH: JAZZGRASS Jazzgrass was put together in 1999 by Barnaby Finch to honor the newer and more progressive side of Bluegrass music. $20 general admission. (951) 652-3822. Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St.

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n rainy days, it can be tempting to hand children devices and let them fall down a YouTube rabbit hole. After all, there can be a lot of hours to fill when the weather isn’t cooperating with your weekend plans. There are better ways to spend those rainy days. With a little creativity, rainy days can be opportunities for fun and educational play. Consider these great ideas from The Genius of Play, an initiative with a mission of raising awareness about the importance of play in order to help parents make it a critical part of raising kids.

• Get messy: Just because you’re indoors, doesn’t mean there isn’t an opportunity for kids to satisfy their primal urge to get their hands dirty. Not only do kids love playing with sensory textures such as paints, slime, sand, play dirt and foam, doing so helps improve fine motor skills. The good news? Many such items are now designed to reduce messiness, stickiness and clean up hassles. • Play games: Break out some classic board games like checkers and dominoes or grab a deck of cards for a round of crazy eights. Such games teach the importance of taking turns and good sportsmanship and can even help kids learn to strategize

and plan ahead. • Get dramatic: For an afternoon of open-ended playtime, encourage kids to develop their emotional, creative and communication skills by developing their own skit or play. With so many dress-up kits available, it’s easy to maintain a well-stocked costume trunk that kids can use to get inspired. You can also gather up some of their favorite toys to use as props and help bring stories to life. • Build together: Whether your child prefers following step-by-step instructions or using their imagination, designing, creating and playing with construction toys can build problem-solving, spatial and fine motor skills.

• Design an obstacle course: Rain or no rain, kids have energy to burn. Building a safe obstacle course for kids to complete is a fun way for them to stay active indoors while building core muscles and developing balance. Pick three to five exercises, like pretending to jump like a frog, army crawling under the table or log rolling from one side of the living room to another and then doing five sit-ups. Practice it for 5-10 minutes, then get to work designing a new one! • Create a mini lab: Play with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) toys and games. Use a science kit to erupt a volcano or code a robot to guard

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the bedroom. These important educational experiences can be fun supplements to classroom learning that help set your child up for future success. • Make cleanup fun: It may not sound like “play” at first glance, but cleanup can be fun with the right attitude. Crank up favorite tunes and have kids dance as they dust, straighten, put toys away, make the bed and help with

chores. Or, make a game of it, racing each other to complete tasks. For more play tips and inspiration, visit www.thegeniusofplay.org. Be sure rainy days include playtime, which offers many developmental benefits for children to learn key communication, creative, cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills.

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Sarasota, Florida, and The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art

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y husband Lloyd and I are in St. Petersburg, to start our ten-day escorted motor-coach tour around Florida. Twenty-eight of us are from England, two from Malta, two from Israel, one from Australia, and seven of us are from the United States. A favorite retirement area since the 1880s, the American Medical Association Journal declared St. Petersburg to be an exceptionally healthy place to live. We went past the Don Cesar Beach Resort, built-in 1926 for one million dollars, with $1,000-a-night Penthouses. Next, we crossed Tampa Bay and continued to Sarasota, the hometown of the famous circus master, John Ringling. Sarasota, an ideal resort since the early part of the 20th century on Florida’s west coast, has been on Sarasota Bay since the 1700s. Scottish

ATTRACTIVE SARASOTA SKYLINE | Photo by Arlene Lehtone.

US, AT THE SMALLEST POST OFFICE IN THE WORLD | Photo by Arlene Lehtone.

settlers in the 1880s increased the population. It was interesting to learn that Sarasota is the “Birthplace of American Golf,” where golf was introduced to Florida from Scotland in 1885, and the first course was installed in 1886. The name of golf came from G.O.L.F., which originally stood for “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” We found the drive to Sarasota lovely, with wide boulevards, causeways sprinkled with attractive sailboats, and flowers all over. The offshore islands have 35 miles of beaches along the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sun, sand and surf have branded Florida the same as the word vacation, and numerous companies find the Florida climate advantageous for business Florida is the hometown of the renowned circus master, John Ringling. In 1912, while traveling along Florida’s

was constructed in the Italian Renaissance style and had an inner garden courtyard that has reproductions of many world-famous sculptures and is dominated by a bronze cast of Michelangelo’s “David.” John Ringling made a fortune through real estate transactions, railroads, and the circus that he shared with his brothers. They accumulated an art collection of more than 1,000 paintings, including masterpieces from the 14th to 19th centuries, representing the Western European cultures, and highlighting the baroque period. From 1924 to 1931, Ringling and his wife gathered notable works by foremost artists who worked predominantly from 1500 to around 1750. The Old Master collection is the most significant area of the museum’s assets, and the Italian paintings are among the rarest and most eminent in the country. The museum also has an

west coast, he fell in love with Sarasota, which had installed electricity and a post office (the smallest post office in the world) the year earlier. Captivated by its beaches and sunny winter climate, Ringling felt the town had potential, and designated it as the permanent winter place for his Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Lloyd and I visited the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, recognized all over the world for its exceptional assemblage of 14th to 18th-century artworks, which was established in 1927 by John Ringling for the inhabitants of Florida. The facility is an Italian-style villa that has marble, sculpture and decorative pieces, which are adorned with statues. The area is strewn with banyan trees and Cuban laurels, along with flower gardens, sitting areas, and a delightful view of Sarasota Bay. The museum

assemblage of 17th-century Italian paintings, an extensive Peter Paul Rubens collection (Lloyd put his glasses on, to see them better), modern creations, objects from Cyprus, and temporary exhibits. We saw almost 3,000 decorative art objects, which Ringling regarded as a significant aspect of his collection. After his death in 1936, the museum has sustained its founder’s interest in the decorative arts, such as jewelry, glass, watches, silver, medals, furniture, textiles, ceramics, fans, and other ornamental objects of a primarily functional nature. The art collections contain over 10,000 objects, sheltered in numerous buildings on the estate. There are close to 3,000 decorative art objects, decorative pieces imported from Italy, approximately 27 tapestries, and abundant statues. The museum has been given 150 decorative fans, which are exceptionally noteworthy. In the centuries before technology, when we were more affluent in crafts, decorative handheld fans conveyed relief to an overdressed, overheated civilization. Shapes and fabrics were wide-ranging according to taste, obtainability, and the culture that fashioned them. In the 18th century, fans in the Western world were used indoors and outdoors, during the summer and the winter. They were used as memory assistance, for parlor games, for political propaganda, as masks, lorgnettes, cryptic communicators, and accessories in the oldest game, when dalliance was a significant preoccupation. Fans exhibited ambitions, standards, and beliefs of those who carried them, exposing temperaments, character and personalities. In the Courtyard of Sculptures, Lloyd and I saw numerous reproductions of world-famous gods, goddesses, and other mythological characters. The sculptures extend from up-to-date reproductions of ancient Greek and Roman, to Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th-century sculpture, crafted from bronze, marble, or stone. Among the oldest and most legendary stories are those based on Greek and Roman myths, established over 2,000 years ago. Molded from Roman marble, in the first century A.D., the horse and chariot statue was used as a throne in the Church of San Marco, Rome. Ceres, goddess of grains, sprinkled seeds over the earth, while driving her chariot through the skies. We also saw a statue that was cast from Roman marble in the 2nd and 3rd century B.C. We saw two river gods bordering the reflecting pool in the courtyard. The River Tiber was alleged to have been named after King Tiberius, who drowned in its waters. About 250 miles long, the River Tiber is essential to trade in central Italy, through which it flows, headed to the

Mediterranean Sea. The bearded river god represents the fertility of the Nile Valley, where much of the world’s wheat was cultivated. Each baby signifies one cubit, which is an ancient form of measurement, about eighteen inches. Multiply the number of babies by eighteen inches to get the amount the Nile overflowed each year before planting time! Shortly after setting up, to house his staff members and circus animals, Ringling started to build Ca’d’ Zan, a magnificent 30-room mansion, on 68 acres of Sarasota Bay property. He filled this residence, which was finished in 1926 at nearly two-million dollars, with invaluable antiques that were accumulated on world tours. Amongst the last of the grand palaces, it was constructed by affluent North American entrepreneurs. Lloyd and I visited his Ringling winter residence, the splendid Ca’d’ Zan, which is the Venetian dialect for “House of John.” We admired decorative features, from the Italian and French Renaissance, Baroque, Venetian Gothic, and modern architecture, beautifying this exquisite terra-cotta mansion, which reminded us of a Venetian palace. Marble, tapestries, and ornately carved and gilded furniture dominate the lovely interior. The dining room is paneled in walnut, in French Renaissance-style, with coffered ceiling and painted panels. Completed around 1880, the eight-piece bedroom suite is in mahogany, and is in the French Empire style. Ca’d’ Zan continues as Ringling left it, with marble floors, handwrought ironwork, solid-gold plumbing fixtures, and Venetian glass windows. The prosperity that John Ringling received from the “Greatest Show on Earth,” and real estate investments, was well spent on his art museum and early 1920’s estate. He donated the entire estate and his collection, to the populace of the State of Florida, when he died in 1936. Ringling chose the town for his Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, made it his home, and the circus is a fundamental segment of Sarasota’s past. Lloyd and I went to the Museum of the Circus, where we saw displays of gilded parade wagons, calliopes, costumes, photographs, posters, and a massive collection of circus memorabilia, including programs, artwork, old films, and an exhibit depicting life in a typical circus camp. We viewed the fantastic miniature circus in the Circus Galleries. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find my slides (of which I have over 85,000) on this Museum of the Circus, so I have no photos of the Circus Galleries to accompany this article. Ringling wielded a main impact on the evolution and progress of the city. His “Greatest Show on Earth” attracted not only performers from all over the world, but artists, musicians, and others who just wanted to relax by the sea. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens has trails that meander through a ten-acre tropical jungle of palms, flowering shrubs and extraordinary plants, along with the Fla-

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4 PM – 7 PM: Pozjoker Games – Sunday Pokemon Tournament! Entry fee is $5 and registration will begin at 3 pm. Pozjoker Games, 1953 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet. Call: 951-350-3453 or www.pozjoker@hotmail.com. 5 PM – 9 PM: Pozjoker Games – Super Smash Bros Ulti-Sunday Tournament! Entry fee is $10 and registration will begin at 4:30 pm. If you bring in your own Console(s), Monitor(s), and Controllers, your entry fee will be reduced. (Store Credit cannot be used for the Entry Fee) Check rules at facebook@Pozjoker Games. Pozjoker Games, 1953 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet. Call: 951-350-3453 or www.pozjoker@ hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 5 PM - 8 PM: Maze Stone Bar & Grill – Wednesdays with Rocky. 1020 Soboba Road, San Jacinto. Check: www.sobobaspringscc.com 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM: The Lakes at Hemet West Clubhouse - The Marvels. Admission $6. Info: (951)-692-0891. CANCELLED.

MONDAY, MARCH 23 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 8 PM - 12 AM: Soboba Casino - Karaoke Night with DJ Evan P at The Cabaret Lounge.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 8 AM – 1 PM: Moreno Valley Farmer's Market - Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick St, Moreno Valley. 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 9 PM - 1:30 AM: Soboba Casino – DJ Nights at The Cabaret Lounge. Soboba Casino. Phone: 951-665-1000.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM: American Legion Post 53 – Bingo! 10 dollars for first pack and 4 for second pack and 1 dollar for each additional pack. Payouts vary per game from 80 to 250 dollars. Free coffee and ice tea during the sessions with

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 9 AM – 12 PM: Golden Era Golf Course - Weekly Golf Fundraisers. Complimentary Breakfast, Pastries, Coffee & Water. 9 holes – $10 (Walk) 9 holes with cart – $15. 18 holes $20 (Walk) 18 holes with cart $25. For tee times call Leon-

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ard Gleason – (714) 318-4591. Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Rd, San Jacinto. 6 PM -10 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $13.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 8 PM – 10 PM: NEON Nights It's Jumping every Friday! We offer FREE Glow Sticks and Face Painting! Play with the theme by Wearing Shirts That’ll Glow with the NEON Lights! Snack Bar available. Buy your Tickets at Hangar Trampoline Park or on the Hangar Website! Call: 951-682-5867 or www.hangartrampolineparks. com. Hangar Trampoline Park, 12125 Day St, Moreno Valley. SATURDAY, MARCH 28 8 AM – 12 PM: Downtown Hemet Farmer's Market - Up to 60 booths of food, collectibles, information, businesses, arts and crafts, and more. Event will feature live music, monthly car shows, seasonal holiday festivals. 135 E Florida Ave, Hemet. 12 PM - 6 PM: Derby's Bar & Grill - 2 for 2 Special 2 beers & 2 sandwiches! $11.95. 2860 W Florida Ave Suite B, Hemet. 4:30 PM: Magician and Illusionist Anthony Hernandez at Castle Park Riverside - Anthony Hernandez has taken the stage at Castle Park every weekend for 18 years. Add along $9.99 unlimited rides and it makes for a pretty spectacular day! Castle Park, 3500 Polk St, Riverside, CA.

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mingo Lagoon, jungle trails, reptile and bird shows. The Gardens of Christ present hand-carved dioramas, portraying the life of Jesus. The Sarasota Classic Car Museum has antique and classic automobiles, along with some cars owned by John Ringling, and Stephen King’s “Christine.” On view also are band organs, calliopes, music boxes, and player

pianos. Sarasota, along with the offshore islands of Lido, Longboat, St. Armand, and Siesta Key, has become a fabulous resort area, and one of Florida’s prime cultural centers. Departing Sarasota, we continued our enjoyable escorted tour throughout Florida. On the Atlantic side, barrier beaches enclose the historic Intracoastal Waterway, which Lloyd and I once sailed on for two weeks, from Florida up to Rhode Island.

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Sunday visit Santa Barbara including their outdoor Art Festival That evening Sound of Music” in Solvang’s outdoor Theatre.. More details soon. June 14 - 15 Sun - Mon $277 p/p dbl $342 p/p sgl

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Sunday visit Santa Barbara including their outdoor Art Festival. Then Broadway’s hilarious hit - “Something Rotten!” – it is “The funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.” playwright & the greatest American art form, see it in Solvang’s outdoor Theatre.. Call for details Aug 16 - 17 Sun - Mon $277.00 p/p dbl $342 p/p sgl

Saturday Night Fever Candlelight Theatre Hosted lunch. “Stayin Alive,” “More Than A Woman,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’” are just a few of the Bee Gees hits featured in this disco era hit.. Break out your boogie shoes, cause you should be dancin’! Aug. 29 Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm $112.00 p/p

Hosted lunch. The stories of Dr. Seuss are interwoven in this fanciful tale of Horton the Elephant.

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he MSJC women’s basketball team saw their 26 game winning streak and 2019-20 season come to an end on Saturday, March 7th, 2020, night as they lost in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals at Mt. San Antonio 48-40. The Eagles struggled all night offensively and fell behind 16-6 after the first quarter. Despite playing some great defense of their own the rest of the way, and controlling the glass in the evening, MSJC just made too many mistakes down the stretch to overtake the Mounties. Midway through the fourth period, it looked like the Eagles were poised to catch the Mounties when Mariah Sanchez hit a threepoint shot to cut the lead to 38-35 off of a nice assist from Deja Blue. Haylei Janssens would again get the Eagles within 3 with 3:46 to play in the game when she made a jump shot to make the score 40-37 in favor of Mt. SAC. MSJC then committed a flurry of turnovers and missed a couple key shots down the stretch that could have tightened the game even more. Late free throws by the Mounties put the game out of reach.

THE EAGLES |The MSJC women’s basketball team lost in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals on Saturday night at Mt. SAC 48-40. The Eagles finished the season with a 27-3 record. |Photo Courtesy of MSJC

Blue led the struggling Eagle offense with 15 points; she was the only MSJC player to reach double figures in scoring. She also had 9 rebounds and 3 assists in the loss. De’Adra Ross played her final game in an Eagle uniform and dominated the

backboard as she pulled in a game-high 24 rebounds to go along with 7 points as MSJC outrebounded the Mounties 55-36. Janya Smith came off the bench to add 7 for the Eagles. In the end, both teams shot the ball poorly with MSJC finishing the night 14

of 58 from the field while the Mounties were just 13 of 56. The difference turned out to be turnovers as the Eagles committed 28 of them in the game, including 17 in the second half, while the Mounties ended the night with just 15. The loss ended

a school-record 26 game win streak for MSJC; they had not lost a game since November 8th. The Eagles finish the season with an overall mark of 27-3, they went unbeaten in the Inland Empire Athletic Conference and claimed their third straight confer-

ence championship. MSJC was making their 14th consecutive appearance in the postseason and have reached at least the State’s Sweet 16 in five straight seasons. The Eagles only three losses of the season were all to teams that reached the State Final Eight.

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he MSJC baseball team picked up their second straight Inland Empire Athletic Conference win on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 afternoon 7-0 over Victor Valley behind 8 shut out innings from starting pitcher Alex Banuelos. The Eagles gave Banuelos some breathing room early as they scored in each of the first four innings. In the bottom of the first speedy center fielder, Joseph Hauck came all the way around from second on a wild pitch to give MSJC a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second, the Eagles extended their lead when Aaron Harper hit a ground-rule double to left field scoring Aiden Bruce. Two batters later Fabian Correa singled to left scoring both Hauk and Harper to push the MSJC lead to 4-0. The Eagles would go on to tack on a sin-

IEAC: |MSJC’s Ajay Parcero had a pair of hits and an RBI on Thursday to help the Eagle baseball team to a 7-0 win over Victor Valley.|Photo Courtesy of DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC

gle run in the third on an Alfred Lopez single and another in the fourth when Ajay Parcero drove in Harper. The Eagles would add an insurance run in the 8th when Harper picked up his third hit of the day as he tripled to left field scoring Lopez. Harper’s 3 hits and 2 RBIs led the Eagle offense that pounded out 11 hits on the

day. Parcero, Lopez, and catcher Simon Rangel each had two hits in the victory. Banuelos, who improved to 3-1 on the season with the victory, was sharp throughout the contest for the Eagles. He went 8 complete allowing just 3 hits while walking only one and striking out six. Robert Barrett pitched the 9th to keep the shut out intact for MSJC. The Eagles improved to 6-10 on the year with the win and moved to 2-1 in IEAC games; they still have one suspended game with San Bernardino Valley to complete. MSJC returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Barstow for a 1 pm contest. Next week the Eagles will finish their pending game with SBVC, before playing the Wolverines in a 3 game series. MSJC will be at San Bernardino on Tuesday the 10th and Saturday the 14th; San Bernardino will visit San Jacinto on Thursday the 12th.

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he men’s tennis team was back in action Thursday, March 5th, 2020 hosting Victor Valley in an IEAC conference match. The Eagles came away with a solid 7-2 victory, moving their record to 8-3 (2-1 IEAC). The doubles round was competitive, with MSJC taking two of the three matches. Nick Van Dyke and Ashton Vega teamed up at number two doubles and cruised to a dominant 8-0 win. In the singles, the Eagles took full command, earning impressive straight-set wins in positions one through five. The guys are back in action next Tuesday when they travel to defending state champion College of the Desert. SINGLES Fermin Blando (MSJC) def. Francisco Jamie (VV)

THE MATCH:|The men’s tennis team put an end to a short two match losing streak on Thursday as they defeated Victor Valley 7-2, to improve to 8-3 on the year.|Photo Courtesy of MSJC

6-0, 6-0 Isaac Morales (MSJC) def. Chris Rivera (VV) 6-1, 6-0 Julian Valencia (MSJC) def. Jordan Watson (VV) 6-0, 3-0 Ret. Fernando Arguello (MSJC) def. Joseph Ward (VV) 6-0, 6-0 Ashton Vega (MSJC) def. Hunter McBride (VV) 6-1, 6-1 Tanner McBride (VV) def.

Cody Rodriguez (MSJC) 6-1, 6-4 DOUBLES F. Blando/F. Arguello (MSJC) def. F. Jaime/C. Rivera (VV) 9-7 A. Vega/N. Van Dyke (MSJC) def. J. Watson/J. Ward (VV) 8-0 H. McBride/T. McBride (VV) def. J. Delgado/J. Tejeda (MSJC) 8-6


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early 70 percent of all car sales are used vehicles, thanks to the rising costs of new cars and the increasing quality of their used counterparts. While buying a previously owned vehicle makes the best financial sense in a lot of cases, experts say there are some things to keep in mind. “To keep everyone on the road safe and protect your purchase, all drivers need to stay up-to-date on car maintenance,” says Doug Turner, director of service operations at Byrider, the nation’s largest used car and finance network of dealerships. “This is especially true for those with used cars.” April is National Car Care Month and to help you extend the life of your used car, the automotive experts at Byrider are offering the following tips: • Follow the maintenance recommendations of the manufacturer. • Caring for a vehicle is similar to caring for oneself -- take preventative steps to help keep your car healthy. Pay special attention to issues, noises or warning signs that could indicate your vehicle needs maintenance. Warning lights on your dashboard are illuminated for a reason. Understand what they mean and address them as-needed. • Prevent rust and other issues by keeping the interior and exterior of your vehicle clean.

LIFE OF YOUR USED CAR | April is National Car Care Month and to help you extend the life of your used car. |Photo Courtesy Statepoint • Use a trusted repair service that hires Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified technicians. This certification can make a big difference when it comes to quality repairs and maintenance. • Complete as-needed or at a minimum, an annual inspection, on the vehicle.

Keep in mind that different seasons of the year require different inspections and repairs. • Use quality parts. • Fill your vehicle with the proper gas. Use premium if the vehicle manufacturer suggests it. • Regular oil changes will keep your car running

as smoothly as possible. Be sure to use the proper oil per the manufacturer recommendations. • When buying a vehicle, stick to retail dealers that put cars through a detailed inspection process. This will help to ensure a given vehicle’s safety and reliability. At the same time, con-

sider dealers with an attached service department. “Your relationship with the dealership shouldn’t end once you drive the car off the lot,” adds Turner. In the case of Byrider, every car sold comes with a warranty or optional service agreement, as well as discounted parts, labor and service. To

learn more, visit byrider. com. A used vehicle can be a great investment. Extend the life of your car and stay safer on the roads by making smart purchasing decisions and taking a proactive approach to maintenance.


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iles de pasajeros de un crucero afectado por el nuevo coronavirus esperaban nerviosos el martes a que se les permitiera desembarcar, aunque eso supusiera ser trasladados a bases militares para pasar semanas en cuarentena. Tras pasar varios días esperando ante la costa del norte de California, el Grand Princess atracó el lunes en el puerto de Oakland con unos 3.500 pasajeros y tripulantes a bordo. “Todo el mundo gritaba y aplaudía” cuando el gran barco pasó bajo el Puente Golden Gate y entró en la bahía, comentó la pasajera Karen Schwartz Dever. Unas dos docenas de personas que necesitaban atención médica crítica fueron trasladadas fuera del barco, aunque no estaba claro cuántas habían dado positivo en el nuevo virus, indicó Brian Ferguson, portavoz de la Oficina de California de Servicios de Emergencias. Muchos de los caso 240 canadienses a bordo salieron del barco después de los enfermos críticos y esperaron de pie ante dos carpas con banderas canadiens-

es. Canadá y Gran Bretaña estaba entre los países que arrendaron vuelos para repatriar a sus ciudadanos. Pero unos 2.000 pasajeros, incluidos cientos de californianos, seguían a bordo cuando terminaron los primeros desembarcos el lunes por la noche. Se esperaba que la operación se reanudara el martes por la mañana, según dijo el capitán a los pasajeros. Carolyn Wright, de 63 años y procedente de Santa Fe, Nuevo México, veía desde la ventana de su camarote a los pasajeros haciendo fila. A su alrededor, señaló, había gente vestida de amarillo con ropa de protección, guantes e incluso algunos trajes para manejar sustancias peligrosas. Los pasajeros pasaron días aislados en sus camarotes. Cuando por fin se les permitió pasar unos minutos en cubierta, señaló, se les advirtió que llevaran máscaras e intentaran mantenerse a dos metros de los demás. Pero tras atracar, videos del lugar mostraban largas filas de espera para entrar en las carpas de procesamiento. Había ambulancias en el lugar para trasladar a algunos pasajeros. “Todo el mundo estaba apelo-

tonado. Se estaban tocando físicamente y llegaban hasta la rampa de desembarco”, dijo Wright. Después, señaló, se fueron en autobuses arrendados. “Es indignante. Si eso es seguro, ¿por qué estamos recluidos en nuestras habitaciones? Durante los últimos cinco días se ha insistido en que no debemos tener contacto con ningún otro pasajero”. dijo Wright El domingo, antes de que el barco atracara, el doctor John Redd, del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, habían instado a los pasajeros a permanecer en sus habitaciones y dijo que se estaban haciendo esfuerzos para que pudieran salir de la forma más rápida y segura posible. Redd describió el proceso de desembarco, complejo pero organizado con premura, como “una operación realmente difícil y sin precedentes”. El Grand Princess llevaba sin poder acercarse a costa desde el miércoles, debido a los indicios de que era el origen de más de 20 infecciones asociadas a un viaje anterior. Estaba previsto que los pasajeros estadounidenses viaja-

ran en avión o autobús desde el puerto -elegido por su cercanía a un aeropuerto y una base militar- a bases en California, Texas y Georgia, donde se les harían pruebas y pasarían una cuarentena de 14 días. En el barco había personas 54 nacionalidades, y los extranjeros serían enviados a sus países. Unos 1.100 tripulantes, 19 de los cuales dieron positivo en la enfermedad COVID-19 que provoca el virus, harían cuarentena y recibirían atención a bordo del barco, que una vez desembarcaran los pasajeros atracaría en otro lugar, según dijo el gobernador de California, Gavin Newsom. Los cruceros se han visto bajo escrutinio durante el brote de coronavirus porque muchos los consideran fábricas de gérmenes por hacinar a miles de personas en poco espacio. Otro crucero de la misma operadora, Diamond Princess, estuvo dos semanas en cuarentena el mes pasado en Yokohama, Japón. Al final, unas 700 de las 3.700 personas a bordo contrajeron el virus en lo que los expertos describieron como un fracaso de gestión de salud pública.

Un tercer barco, el Caribbean Princess, debía atracar el lunes en Gran Caimán, pero la compañía dijo que evitaría que sus miles de pasajeros y tripulantes desembarcaran hasta hacer pruebas de COVID-19 a la tripulación. En el norte de California, el condado de Santa Clara prohibió todas las aglomeraciones de al menos 1.000 personas durante el resto del mes. El departamento de Salud Pública había anunciado horas antes la primera muerte por el coronavirus en el condado, una mujer de 60 años. El virus ha infectado a 600 personas en Estados Unidos y al menos 26 han muerto, la mayoría en el estado de Washington. El director de Salud Pública de Estados Unidos, Jerome Adams, dijo que las comunidades tendrían que empezar a considerar la cancelación de aglomeraciones, cierres de escuelas y permitir que más gente trabajara desde casa, como hicieron muchas empresas tras declararse un foco de infección en la zona de Seattle. Varias universidades, como la Universidad de Washington, Stanford o Columbia, empezaron a ofrecer clases solo por internet.

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talia comenzó el martes a implementar una amplia prohibición sobre los viajes debido al contagio del coronavirus mientras que en China, el descenso en el número

de víctimas llevó al presidente a visitar el epicentro del brote y declarar “Definitivamente derrotaremos a esta epidemia”. La visita del presidente chino Xi Jinping a la ciudad de Wuhan — su primera desde que estalló el brote es

la señal más reciente de que China está retornando a la normalidad tras varias semanas en que partes de la población se vieron colocadas en cuarentena. El martes China

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l presidente estadounidense Donald Trump no viajará a Moscú para las celebraciones del Día de la Victoria el 9 de mayo, anunció el martes la Casa Blanca.

La Casa Blanca confirmó que Trump declinó la invitación del Kremlin para asistir al desfile por el 75to aniversario de la victoria en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el feriado más importante de Rusia.

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reportó sólo 19 infecciones nuevas, comparadas con el mes pasado cuando surgían miles por día. “Gradualmente todo está volviendo a la normalidad”, declaró Yang Tianxiao, empleado de una empresa financiera en Beijing, donde la municipalidad gradualmente está levantando las restricciones al movimiento de las personas. Pero en Italia, la situación no era para nada normal. Las restricciones al traslado, antes vigentes para el norte del país, fueron extendidas todo el territorio nacional, y habían policías y soldados vigilando para que las normas se cumplan. Países vecinos como Malta y Austria cerraron sus fronteras con Italia y aerolíneas como British Airways cancelaron todos sus vuelos al país. “Salganse del norte de Italia si es que están allí. No sabemos por cuánto tiempo las autoridades italianas permitirán la salida”, señaló Erik Broegger Rasmussen, funcionario del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Dinamarca. Unas 9,172 personas tienen el virus en Italia y 463 han muerto, y hay quienes vaticinan que la situación sólo empeorará. “Este es apenas el comienzo”, expresó el doctor Massimo Galli, director del departamento de enfermedades infecciosas en el Hospital Sacco de Milán, donde los viajeros en la principal estación de trenes tenían que firmar formularios certif-

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El año pasado, Trump dijo que apreciaba la invitación, pero que no estaba seguro de que pudiera asistir porque la celebración está “en medio de la temporada política”. “Vía canales diplomáticos, hemos recibido la información de que el presidente (de Estados Unidos) no asistirá”, dijo el portavoz del Kremlin Dimitri Peskov en declaraciones a reporteros el martes, y añadió que no estaba claro quién representará a Estados Unidos en la celebración. En una entrevista con la agencia noticiosa estatal Tass, parte de la cual fue dada a conocer el martes, el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin dijo que sería “un error” para líderes mundiales no asistir a la ceremonia este año. “Pienso que, en relación con antiguos miembros de la alianza

icando su necesidad de desplazarse. Estallaron brotes en Francia, España y Alemania y crecían los temores en Estados Unidos, donde más de 750 están enfermas e incluso políticos conocidos fueron puestos en cuarentena. Para la mayoría de la gente el coronavirus presente sólo síntomas leves como fiebre y tos. Pero para algunos, especialmente para los ancianos y para los que tienen problemas de salud, puede causar atrofias más severas e incluso la neumonía. Más de 115.800 personas en todo el mundo tienen la enfermedad y más de 4.000 han fallecido. La Organización Mundial de la Salud indicó que la gente que presenta síntomas leves se recupera en unas dos semanas, y las que tienen síntomas más severos tardan entre tres y seis semanas. En la China continental, donde estalló el brote en diciembre, casi tres cuartas de las 80.000 personas que se enfermaron se han recuperado. El virus ha vapuleado a los mercados financieros mundiales. El lunes, las acciones en Estados Unidos sufrieron su peor caída desde el 2008 y los precios del petróleo protagonizaron su declive más pronunciado desde la Guerra del Golfo Pérsico de 1991. Aunque las bolsas asiáticas tuvieron ligeras ganancias el martes, había un gran temor a una recesión económica. “Ahora mismo, hay un pánico total”, dijo Phil Flynn, de Price Futures Group. contra Hitler, lo apropiado sería asistir, como posición política y como posición moral”, dijo Putin. “Esperamos verlos y nos alegrará si vienen. Si no, es su decisión. Pero pienso que sería un error”. Desde la era soviética, el Día de la Victoria ha sido el feriado más reverenciado en Rusia. Las autoridades rusas han dicho que el total de muertes del país en la Segunda Guerra Mundial fue de 27 millones y algunos historiadores dicen que pudiera ser mayor. El desfile en la Plaza Roja incluirá 14.000 soldados y 300 vehículos militares, en una muestra del poderío militar ruso. Funcionarios de la Casa Blanca y aliados de Trump temían que un viaje a Moscú en un año electoral pudiera ser dañino políticamente, apoyando acusaciones demócratas de que el presidente no ha sido enérgico a la hora de condenar la interferencia rusa en las elecciones y la invasión a Ucrania.

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iete semanas después de la confirmación del primer caso del nuevo coronavirus en Estados Unidos, la diseminación del virus ha causado amplios daños a sectores claves de la economía. Las aerolíneas están reduciendo vuelos, la gente está trabajando desde sus casas, grandes eventos públicos que generan millones de dólares para comunidades locales han sido cancelados, incluyendo el Desfile por el Día de San Patricio en Boston. La Associated Press está publicando un cómputo continuo de los efectos del COVID-19 en la gente, los negocios y la economía. PROBLEMAS EN EL AIRE: Los aeropuertos de Europa dicen que esperan 187 millones de pasajeros menos este año debido al brote del virus, que “se está convirtiendo en un shock de proporciones sin precedentes para nuestra industria”. La ACI Europa, que representa el sector, estimó el martes que el brote significará una baja de 13,5% en pasajeros en el primer trimestre. Eso equivale a 1.320 millones de euros (1.500 millones de dólares) en ingresos perdidos. Los aeropuertos en Italia, donde se implementó una cuarentena nacional, son los más afectados. Unas 9.172 personas han sido infectadas en el país y 463 han muerto. Las aerolíneas continúan reduciendo vuelos a medida en que pasajeros cancelan reservaciones o las evitan. American Airlines redujo el martes su capacidad internacional en 10% para el verano y va a reducir su capacidad nacional por 7,5% el mes próximo. La aerolínea suspendió sus vuelos entre Los Ángeles y China continental y Hong Kong para el verano. Suspendió sus vuelos entre Filadelfia y Roma a partir del martes. Esa suspensión seguirá en vigor hasta el final de abril. Delta Air Lines redujo el martes su capacidad internacional 20% y reducirá su capacidad nacional por entre 10% y 15%. Anunció además una congelación en las contrataciones y les ofrece a los empleados licencias

voluntarias. United Airlines, Delta Air Lines y American Airlines les están permitiendo a sus pasajeros cambiar sus boletos hasta el 30 de abril sin pagar extra. VACACIONES APLAZADAS: Vail Resorts retiró su pronóstico financiero para el año. La compañía dijo que las visitas estuvieron moderadamente por debajo de las expectativas la semana pasada, pero piensa que pudiera empeorar. La compañía de viajes que posee Kayak y otros portales de reservaciones retiró su pronóstico también, citando el impacto del virus de los viajes. Booking Holdings dijo que la demanda de viajes, especialmente en América del Norte y Europa, ha caído. Debido a la “situación rápidamente cambiante”, la compañía no puede emitir un nuevo pronóstico. Booking dijo que ofrecerá una actualización en mayo. GRANDES BANCOS Y LA FED: La Reserva Federal de Estados Unidos y otras agencias regulatorias han llamado a las instituciones financieras a satisfacer las demandas de los clientes afectados por el coronavirus. Prometieron darles flexibilidad para hacerlo. “Esfuerzos prudentes que sean coherentes con prácticas seguras y sólidas de préstamo no deben ser sujetos a exámenes críticos”, dijo la Fed en una declaración preparada. SALUD PÚBLICA: Humana va a anular los gastos de bolsillo asociados con los análisis de COVID-19 para pacientes que cumplen las directrices de los Centros de Control de Enfermedades (CDC) en laboratorios aprobados. La compañía de seguros médicos dijo que aumentará la disponibilidad de telemedicina para reducir la exposición potencial para sus asegurados. Los costos de telemedicina para todas las necesidades urgentes serán eliminados en los próximos 90 días. Humana abrirá una línea telefónica para miembros que tienen preguntas específicas sobre el virus, telemedicina y otros asuntos.

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EL LUGAR DE TRABAJO: Un empleado de la instalación de Boeing en Everett, Washington, dio positivo en un análisis de COVID-19. El empleado está en cuarentena y sus compañeros de trabajo que han estado en contacto estrecho con el individuo recibieron instrucciones de quedar en auto-cuarentena y que se monitoreen, dijo la compañía. Boeing les había dicho ya a sus empleados en el área del Pudget Sound que trabajasen desde casa. El estado de Washington llegó a tener el mayor número de personas infectadas con el virus, lo que hizo que la industria tecnológica emitiese restricciones de viajes y trabajo. Los empleados de la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores de Estados Unidos recibieron instrucciones de trabajar remotamente por el futuro previsible luego de descubrirse un caso potencial de COVID-19. El regulador financiero dijo que se le informó el lunes por la tarde que un empleado de sus oficinas centrales había recibido tratamiento por un mal respiratorio ese día. Un médico le informó al empleado que pudiera estar infectado con el virus y se le refirió a exámenes. La SEC es la primera agencia federal grande en emplear trabajo remoto para contener el virus. El departamento de Salud de Florida dijo que tres empleados de una compañía que recibe a pasajeros de cruceros turísticos, Metro Cruise Services, dieron positivo en análisis de coronavirus. Santander, el mayor banco de España, les ordenó a sus empleados en Madrid que trabajen desde casa en las próximas dos semanas a partir del martes, y pidió a los accionistas que participasen remotamente, o votasen por adelantado, en la reunión anual el 3 de abril. MERCADOS: Los mercados globales de acciones se recuperaron el martes de caídas récord, al tiempo que el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump dijo que le pediría al Congreso recortes de impuestos y otras medidas para combatir los efectos del brote. El S&P 500 estaba arriba 2,6%, el Dow Jones 2,3% y el Nasdaq 2,9%.

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