Page 1

FALL 2016

1

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

2


3

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Letter

from our

EDITOR EMILY SELDEN

eselden@thevalleychronicle.com

A

utumn is here and the rush into Christmas and the winter holidays is upon us. This time of year brings with it the familiar aroma of cinnamon, as the pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls decorate the windows of houses and stores alike. Children excitedly plan for the best Halloween costume and begin to think about their wish lists to Santa Claus. For adults, the pumpkin spice latte at the coffee shop is a favorite for some of us, while others are simply happy with the crisp evenings where we finally find relief from the heat of summer. As the days grow shorter, we can finally pull our scarfs and sweaters out from the cedar chest. This issue of our guide to the valley is your chance to sit down and enjoy some of what autumn brings with a hot cup of tea, coffee, or spiced cocoa (or your pumpkin

spice latte). In this issue you will find some tasty treats, favorite places to go, details about some of our local professionals, and coupons to some of the local businesses. I strive to create a magazine that will bring you more joy, and I appreciate your feedback on what would create a better magazine for you. For now, sit back and enjoy! All the best, Emily Selden, Editor

STAFF ERIC BUSKIRK Publisher

EDITORIAL EMILY SELDEN

eselden@thevalleychronicle.com Editor

ART GABRIELA CERRILLO gcerrillo@verican.com Editorial Designer

MICHAEL PETERSON mpeterson@verican.com Graphic Designer

OPERATIONS R.A. CALDERÓN

rcalderon@verican.com Manager

ARMANDO DE LA ROSA arosa@verican.com

Administrative Manager

SALES

Football season staples.......6 Stay fit and stress free...12 We live in an excellent time for finding suitable substitutions for comforting foods and essential staples.

With so many holiday events, it’s easy to add on the extra pounds.

Concert for Heroes.............10 New taxi in town!..........25 Everyone involved is a volunteer, including the bands.

The Yellow Cab Company is excited to announce the launch of Hemet and SJ’s first wheelchair accessible taxi service.

CINDY DAVIS cdavis@verican.com Advertising Manager

ROCKY ZHARP rzharp@thevalleychronicle.com Sales Associate

LEO MONREAL lmonreal@thevalleychronicle.com Sales Associate

KATHY McNEELEY kmcneeley@thevalleychronicle.com Sales Associate

DAVID BURLISON dburlison@thevalleychronicle.com Sales Associate

227 East Florida, Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 652 6529 www.thevalleychronicle.com Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

4


5

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Football season staples By Emily Selden

am giving you some options for the pickiest eaters in your house. Specifically, you can use Editor the recipes below in the traditional way or he time is here when we once again change them to accommodate the gluten-free take our blankets and support our or other allergy sufferers in the mix. The best teams taking the field in the for- thing about recipes is it is easier to simply substitute things out ever familto eliminate the ofiar game of football. We live in an excellent time fending ingredient in Taking a moment your household. With to watch the fantasy for finding suitable substitucreativity in cooking, team favorites with family and friends, tions for comforting foods and almost any meal can become vegan, vegewe have revived our essential staples. tarian, or allergy free. obsession with the We live in an excelprofessional football players. Creating snacks and meals lent time for finding suitable substitutions to stay in or to go is the work of par- for comforting foods and essential staples. ents and party hosts all over America. So many of us have discovered that our digestive problems may stem from what we In this holiday issue, I are putting in our mouths. To the extreme, these problems can lead to more troublesome health issues later. No need to continue when just as wonderful options exist. Some of the substitutions may even be healthier for everyone in the house.

T

Mulled

Wine Spiced

Cider

These drinks are very similar, but of course one (mulled wine) is for those 21 years and older. The spiced cider is a tasty holiday treat for kids. INGREDIENTS: * 1 bottle of wine (the better the wine the better the drink) * 1 gallon of apple cider (I would choose the organic option) * 2 packages of mulling spices PREPARATION: Simmer each package of spices in separate pans with one mixed with the wine and one mixed with the cider. Heat on medium until slightly boiling then turn down to low and let simmer with the lid on, watching occasionally. This serves 2-8 adults and 10-14 kids (depending on the consumption tastes of guests).

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

6

French Onion Dip

(serves 2-4 people, adjust accordingly) * 1 12oz container of sour cream (substitute Tofutti sour cream for vegan/vegetarians, for simply a lower fat version use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream) * 1 package of French onion soup (look for gluten free for your allergy folks) * Add the package of French onion soup to the container of sour cream (or yogurt) and mix well. Serve from the container for informal functions or pour into a fancy bowl to dress it up for formal dining. Serve with gluten free chips or cut French bread into small chunky squares.


Apple

Empanadas

INGREDIENTS: * 1 package of crescent roll pastry dough (these can be hard to find in gluten-free but it is out there) * 1 large (16 oz.) can of apple pie filling * 1 tablespoon (or to taste) of pumpkin pie spice PREPARATION: Mix pumpkin pie spice and the large can of apple pie filling in a mixing bowl. Pre-heat oven according to the directions on the crescent rolls box or can. Take the crescent roll dough and separate into open triangles, spacing out dough evenly on a cookie sheet. Add the pie filling to each roll and close using a fork to gently crimp the edges. Serves 6-12 (depends on the amount of dough). 7

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


OCTOBER

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2016

HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB ANNUAL PATIO SALE 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Colonial Country Club, 601 N Kirby Ave. Free admission. This is a park-wide event with dozens of residents participating. Giant sale by the Hemet Woman’s Club will benefit their community programs. Snack bar with coffee and donuts. Maps to participating sites will be available at the Colonial main entrance. Call for information (951) 238-8569. SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS UNITE 5K RUN 9:00 am, Diamond Valley Lake Community Park, 1801 Angler Ave. $19.99 per person, age 8 and under free. All Superheroes and Villains Unite. Yes, Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, Joker, Spiderman, Doctor Octopus, Wonder Women, Hulk and You! Please join us for a 5k walk/run through the open fields of Diamond Valley Lake Community Park . This event is for all ages and all levels, novice and avid runners, walkers and kids. We will have music, a jumper, games, vendors, raffles, prizes, awards and more. Were your best costume. Gates Open 8:00am, Race Time 10:00am – 11:00am, Music, Vendors, Food, Prizes 12:00pm- 2:00pm. Pets MUST be on Leashes at ALL times. SALVATION ARMY CAR FAIR 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave. Free admission. Classic cars, vendors, bounce house and train rides. (951) 791-9495. KIDS ART JAM 10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St. $5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592. SCIENCE SATURDAY: MAX’S SCIENCE BASH 10:30 am, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy. Free. The museum is celebrating 10 years of science in the Valley! Come and join Max for a fun celebration including his favorite experiments, games, activities, and more! Activities for Science Saturdays are free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (951) 791-0033. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER 6:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd. $50 per person. 6th annual fundraiser for the Kin Care Program of the California Family Life Center. Kin Care provides support to local residents who are raising the child of a family member. (951) 765-6955. TRIBUTE TO SANTANA 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. $22 presale/$25 day of show. “Smooth Sounds of Santana” is the #1 rated tribute to the legendary music of Carlos Santana. Smooth Sounds of Santana recreates the look & sound of Carlos Santana by replicating the music, note by note, from the legendary early days to material from all eras of Santana’s 30+ year history. Top hits include, “Evil Ways,”“Black Magic Woman,” and “Oye Coma Va.” Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of classic American Latin Rock. (951) 658-5950. MUSIC @ THE CENTER: MUSIC & COURAGE 7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St. $25 per person (member and student discounts available). Chuck Avalrez as you have never seen him

before in a one-man inspirational play, called MUSIC & COURAGE. Written by Larry Heimgartner and Chuck Alvarez, Music & Courage is part of a series of original plays by Heimgartner called The Our World Project. The plays deal with problems that young people are facing today…HIV, women’s rights, sexual identity and much more. The plays are informative, deep, and often life changing. The 45-minute play will be followed by a discussion and intermission followed by a fun, high quality, acoustic set. (951) 652-3822.

Sunday October 2, 2016

MYSTERY TEA 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Golden Era Country Club, 19625 Gilman Springs Rd. $25 per person. The American Business Women’s Association presents a “Mystery Tea.” A group of actors will present a mystery for your enjoyment while enjoying tea, sandwiches, desserts and networking. When the performance is complete there will be audience/actor interaction to determine “Who Done It”. The cost is just $25 for this afternoon of networking, fun, and entertainment. We have limited seating for this event, RSVP to reserve your place. (951) 201-7774.

Thursday October 6, 2016

HOW THE INDIANS MASCOT CONTROVERSY ELIDES THE TRUE ACHIEVEMENTS OF INDIANS IN AMERICAN SPORTS 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy. $8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Michelle Stewart, MSJC English Professor. Professor Stewart will be discussing Indian mascots and why they continue to be so divisive outside of and within indigenous cultures as well as for sports fans nationwide. Her talk will also consider how the athletic achievements of actual Indians is overshadowed through the problematic images associated with Indian mascots. Doors open at 6:30 PM – seating is limited! (951) 791-0033.

Friday October 7, 2016

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS CEREMONY 7:00 pm, Goldy M. Lewis Community Center located in Rancho Cucamonga. $65 per person. 12th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony to recognize extraordinary women in the 23rd District that have positively impacted their community. Nominees include women that live or work in the cities of Hemet, Homeland, Nuevo, and San Jacinto as well as many other cities. (909) 581-9473

Saturday October 8, 2016

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Provident Bank, 1690 E Florida Ave. Free. Provident Bank presents a free document shredding event. (951) 658-7224. HIV/AIDS AWARENESS RALLY 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, My City Youth Center, 145 N Tahquitz Ave. Free admission. Music & Entertainment featuring “Purpose” and others. Keynote speakers & mobile HIV testing. Vendors, raffle & more. Sponsored by Families Living With AIDS Care Center. Booth rentals available. (951) 999-7839.

Wednesday October 12, 2016

GET $MART ABOUT YOUR MONEY: TAX BENEFITS OF A PART-TIME BUSINESS 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. Free. This workshop is the second in a series of workshops about your money. – Turn your hobby into an income stream while reducing your taxWes

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

8

– Convert personal expenses into tax deductible business expenses – Techniques and guidelines for lowering your taxes – Using tax savings to create a secure retirement Workshop funding provided by your Riverside County District 3 Supervisor. Info (603) 724-1428.

Friday October 14 thru Sunday October 23, 2016

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, MSJC SJ Campus Theater. $7 adult, $6 senior, $5 student. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works and widely produced around the world, Midsummer has delighted audiences for generations. This classic Elizabethan comedy is transported to the woods of northern California in the late 1960’s set amid the backdrop of Vietnam, the hippie movement, and the music of Woodstock. Directed by Payden Ackerman. (951) 487-3790.

Saturday October 15, 2016

RAMONA HUMANE SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST watch for details…. last year over 2500 people joined in the fun at the Oktoberfest with live music, dancers, craft vendors, food, disc dogs, petting zoo, carnival games, and fun humane education. More importantly, over 200 homeless shelter pets found new forever families! JUST FOR FUN CHILI COOK OFF 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, STAT Horse Sanctuary, 31530 Scott Rd, Winchester. $10 admission, $25 chili entry, $25 vendor fee. Everyone loves a good Chili Cook Off, right? Come on down for a non sanctioned, fundraising and fun filled time. Looking forward to lots of awesome Chili tasting, Live Music, Vendors, face painting, bounce house and such for the kids. To sign up as a Vendor or Chili Contestant or to volunteer to help plan this event, email STAThorseSanctuary@ gmail.com. TRIBUTE TO CHICAGO 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. $22 presale, $25 day of show. The Chicago Experience is a group of local Chicago area musicians who share a love for the music of one of the greatest rock n’ roll groups of all time… Chicago. They have perfected a recreation on that classic sound that has thrilled audiences all over the country. (951) 658-5950.

Sunday October 16, 2016

WINE, ART & JAZZ: Performer to be announced 7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St. $25 adults, $15 students, $5 discount with membership. The Diamond Valley Arts Council hosts its Wine, Art and Jazz concert on the third Sunday of each month. Call for details. (951) 652-3822.

Thursday October 20, 2016

POMP, PAGEANTRY AND THE SPECTACLE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF COMMODIFYING THE MODERN AMERICAN ATHLETE 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy. $8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Audrey Holod, MSJC English Professor. This presentation examines the commodification of the modern athlete in American sports culture. It briefly examines the history of the commodification in sports and how athletes’ identities can be shaped to reflect the desires of corporate sponsorship rather than represent athletes as agents of positive social change. Doors open at 6:30 pm – seating is limited! (951) 791-0033.

Friday October 21 thru Sunday October 23, 2016 DVAC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN Diamond Valley Arts Gallery, 123 N Harvard St The Diamond Valley Arts Council presents its 11th annual Festival of the Arts. A major component of the annual Festival is the judged Art Exhibition which showcases the works and talents of local and regional artists in 9 forms of art – 2D, 3D and Digital in the Visual Arts Category; Dance, Music and Film in the Performance Arts Category; and 1-Act Plays, Poetry and Short Story in the Literary Arts Category. Entry requirements for the original works for all nine art forms allowed into the show can be found on the DVAC website (www.thedvac.org) or at the Arts Center. This year we have selected a theme of “Everything Under the Sun” to draw attention to the wealth of arts and cultural activities available in our community and with a nod to the importance of our local star to the economics of the region.

Saturday October 22, 2016

AUTUMN SWING FLING 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Seven Hills Members Club, 3050 Jacaranda Way. $8 presale, $10 at the door. Dance to Popular Songs of the 50’s – 80’s, featuring “4 The Good Times” with Gary Bieber and Linda Cooper. Carved Pumpkin Contest with prizes. (bring your carved pumpkins by 5:00 pm to be put on display). Costumes are optional, but there will be a prize for “Best Costume”. Snacks will be served. Please call (951) 658-2234 and order your tickets early….seating is limited. HARVEST FESTIVAL 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Harvard Street (between Florida Ave & Devonshire Ave. Free admission. Activities include live entertainment, kid zone, carnival games, dunk tank, crafter’s corner, farmers market and pumpkin patch. Come dressed in Halloween costume! Sponsored by the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce. (951) 658-3211.

Sunday October 23, 2016

QUARTETO NUEVO 2:00 pm, Living Hope Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St. $30 general admission, Free age 22 & under. Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with a hefty splash of improvisation. Their unique instrumentation – cello, guitar, soprano saxophone and hand percussion – richly colors their wide-ranging repertoire. Influenced by styles from India and Mexico in addition to jazz and classical music. QUARTETO NUEVO’S music is modern, ancient, jazzy and timeless. (951) 658-7319.

Tuesday October 25 thru Thursday October 27, 2016

TOYLAND EXPRESS SIGN-UP By appointment, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave Schedule an appointment to register local children for the Salvation Army’s annual toy distribution. (951) 791-9497. Saturday October 29 thru Monday October 31, 2016 BOO AT THE BOWL Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre. Details to be announced. Sunday October 30, 2016 MSJC CONCERT BAND: SPOOKTACULAR 2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theater $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Enjoy an afternoon of Halloween music as well as music from popular films with the Concert Band, directed by John Tribelhorn. Costumes are encouraged, but not required! (951) 487-3790.


9

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


THIRD ANNUAL CONCERT FOR HEROES By: Jill Roberts

T

he Third Annual Concert for Heroes will again be held on Veterans Day at Galway Downs on Friday, November 11. Twenty-three volunteers began meeting in August to plan and coordinate the concert. The Manzanita Ranch, Inc., is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to serving the needs of veterans by using horses for therapy. This year the Phoenix Patriot Band (PPB), the official rock band arm of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation will be a highlight of the musical lineup. PPB members Darrin Isham and T-Bone Villegas are assisting to recruit local bands to play. Other notables already committed to performing are the Manzanita Ranch’s Inland All Star Band, Slow Traffic, Michael Thomas, JD Priest, Tim Walsh, Tom Bray, Tim Moyer and many more. “The Concert for Heroes is now an established annual event,” said Ranch Director Johnny Roberts. “We are proud t o be

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

part of our community’s Veterans Day celebration. Folks will have all week to visit the Field of Honor in Murrieta and other activities around the region. On Friday, November 11 following the Murrieta Veterans Day morning parade, bring your lawn chairs to attend the 8 hour concert at Galway Downs and celebrate with our veterans for what many say is the best concert of the year.” Galway Downs, located at 38801 Los Corralitos Rd. in Temecula, is near the corner of State Highway 79 South and Pauba Rd. in wine country. Galway has develop e d a new area of

10

their property for weddings and events and the Concert for Heroes will be held in the new grass covered outdoor amphitheater. There will be two alternating stages in the amph it he ate r and another stage in the new Carriage House. Everyone involved in the Concert for Heroes is a volunteer, including the bands. Last year there were 126 musicians playing for the veterans on Veterans Day. This year, members of the music division of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation are part of the organizing committee and their band PPB will be featured at the concert. Many of the musicians who have played at the first two Concerts for He ro e s have al-

ready committed to this year’s show. They come together for a cause they all believe in and enjoy being with each other making amazing music and atmosphere. The Manzanita Ranch owners and staff are committed to producing the show each Veterans Day. The ranch horses ride in the Murrieta Veterans Day Parade, then head to the concert at Galway Downs; it is the ranch staff ’s understanding that many families attend the parade first then join them for a full day honoring veterans and their many sacrifices. Veterans and active duty military are admitted free. General admission for adults is $20, age 10-17 is $10, youth under age 10 are free and parking is just $5 per car. Tickets can be purchased online at www. manzanitaranch.org and at the gate. Bringing your own lawn chair is highly encouraged.

“Everyone involved in the Concert for Heroes is a volunteer, including the bands.”

Galway Downs is a premiere equestrian facility. All proceeds from the Concert for Heroes will be used to support the horses that serve the veterans in the Manzanita Ranch’s, One Good Day Project. For additional information contact: Johnny Roberts at his personal email, Johnny@Manzanitaranch.org. To learn more about the mission of The Manzanita Ranch, visit the website: www.Manzanitaranch.org.


11

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


By Anna Martinez Jazzercise Owner

S

taying fit and stress free is not always an easy task, but when you find and have a workout you love it should come slightly easier—and should not be as stressful. With so many holiday events revolving around food and cocktails, it’s easy to add on the extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Here are 7 tips to help keep you on track.

STICK TO A ROUTINE AS BEST YOU CAN. Having a solid plan in place is a great strategy to staying healthy throughout the season. Scheduling your workouts weekly and sticking to the plan will help you stay on track and helps diminish the stress of the busy hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season. Scheduling yourself to workout at least four times a week will be the key and include protein with your breakfast (to help keep hunger at bay) — both will give your metabolism a boost that lasts all day. So bottom line… making time for you is KEY.

EXERCISE IN THE MORNING. Moving your body first thing in the morning sets the day right and helps your body stay stress-free during this busy season. Getting to Jazzercise first thing in the morning (or whatever workout you choose) will help you get it done and out of the way and ensures nothing comes between you and your fitness goals. A quick, 15-minute toning routine or walk will make a huge difference in your energy levels for the day. If you’re a night owl, then hit the gym or the latest class available to get that workout in. EAT! Don’t make the mistake of not eating all day when you have a dinner party or event that night. Instead, stick to small, nutrient meals throughout the day, including greens, lean protein, fruit and a bit of healthy fats. This ensures you get the fuel you need without going overboard during dinnertime. The same thing goes for skipping meals the day after the event if you had a few too many treats. Don’t do it! If you overindulged, don’t stress about it. Let go of any negative feelings, move on and just make healthier choices next time. Oh, and get to Jazzercise the next day.

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

12

F I N D BALANCE. Remember this time of year is all about enjoying yourself with friends and family. Definitely don’t deprive yourself of the things you love most about the season. Just be sure to stay on track during the days before and after the party. When you stick to a healthy lifestyle and stay consistent, you have wiggle room for a little indulgence here and there.

BRING H E A LT H Y TREATS TO THE PARTY. The minute someone invites you to a gathering, offer to bring a dish! While this may not be an option for every gathering, it’s always worth offering. This way you know the menu will include at least one waist-friendly dish! There are a lot of healthy swaps when baking, such as using coconut oil instead of butter, natural sugars or stevia instead of sugar, and flour alternatives such as quinoa or almond flour. I look at Pinterest for a lot of great low fat recipes and ideas.

DRINK UP ... ON THE RIGHT THINGS. If your body is dehydrated it literally cannot function, and it increases cravings, too. It’s easy to forget to drink the water your body needs with all of the holiday bustle, and particularly when the weather outside is chilly. But your body needs half of its body weight in ounces daily -- if you weigh 150 pounds, get at least 75 ounces of water each day!

LASTLY, ENJOY THIS TIME. Take the time to enjoy the Season. Reflect on the years accomplishments, maybe reassess some goals. Start small and take it one step at a time. I have found that writing down my fitness goals has helped me reach them. Small attainable ones and rewarding yourself at the end when reaching the… and NOT with food. I hope you found this helpful, useful, and will apply it. Feel free to call me with any questions or comments.


13

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

14


15

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Premier Health Insurance Solutions Looking Forward to a Healthy New Year

By Emily Selden

I

Editor

t’s that time of year again when enrollment begins for healthcare coverage for next year. Speaking with Lisa Contreras over at Premier Health, she explained the process on how to enroll and important deadline dates that clients need to know about the enrollment process. First, she explained her background on how she became so knowledgeable in the health insurance industry. Lisa explained, “I have been in the Insurance Industry since 2006, I started as a receptionist in an insurance agency then got licensed in November of 2007. I have been an independent agent the entire time. I prefer being Independent so that I can offer multiple plans to my client since there’s isn’t a one size fits all plan.” She now runs Premier Health Insurance with her husband, Jorge. Their first office was located in Hemet next to Spicy Sushi in the Target Shopping Center. “Everyone’s needs & budget are different,” Lisa explains, “we do our best to customize a plan by listening to our client and what is most important to them. We don’t work for the big Insurance Company; we work for our client and put their needs first.”

Lisa and Jeorge have two children, daughter Giselle, 18, and son Xavier, 14. Along with their German Shepard, King (11 months), they enjoy spending time together as a family at the beach, traveling, and watching football. They moved their office to the new location (across from La Fogata in the Big 5 shopping center) in March of last year. This is one of the reasons opening their own office was so important to their family—to help other families. “Now that the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is in place, our office is a Certified Covered CA Storefront listed where individuals & families that do not have access to health Insurance through an employer or Medicare can come in. Anyone can come to our office to get assistance at no charge. Our agents will determine the premium assistance each family qualifies for (which is a tax credit), complete your application, explain each plan and benefits that are available to them, as well as enroll them in the plan of their choice, and set up the initial binder payment. Our office is open year-round to serve our clients outside of the open Enrollment Period for changes throughout the year.” Focusing on retirees, mostly baby

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

16

boomers, they specialize in Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplement. As Lisa says, “we explain all the different parts of original Medicare. What’s Part A? What’s Part B? What’s Part C? What’s Part D? What’s covered & what’s not covered. We also aim to maximize our clients original Medicare by finding them a plan that offers dental, vision, hearing, transportation, fitness membership, etc. We help people that are transitioning from their employers’ health plan to navigating the confusing world of Medicare and what options they have, which plans to pick from, which plans cover their medications at an affordable price, which plans their doctors accept.” Open enrollment for Medicare is arriving soon, it begins October 15th and goes through December 7th and Lisa reminds us, “plans changes need to be made within this short period, after Dec 7th they will be stuck in their plans. To transition or make changes, clients can bring their original Medicare card or number and list of medications.” Individual open enrollment is November 1st through January 31st

and this is the only time to enroll or make changes to your health care plan. Lisa said, “it is so important to have health coverage to avoid tax penalty. It’s more expensive to go uninsured, 2.5% of your annual income. Every Open Enrollment our office serves over 500 clients within a short amount of time. Clients need to bring with them ID’s, social security #’s for all family members, and proof of income.” Offering option for everyone they also serve businesses, as well. They offer Covered CA for small business, where small businesses may qualify for a tax credit while offering health insurance to their employees. Every employee can also select a different insurance carrier unlike the past where an employer would only have 1 or 2 insurance plans to choose from. As member of the Hemet Chamber of Commerce (HSJVC) they know what it is like to run a small business and encourage owners to look at their options. Now is the time for everyone to look at their options and Lisa and her agents at Premier can help us all weigh them carefully.


17

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

18


19

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Thursday November 3, 2016

HOW SPORT’ LANGUAGE CAN LEAVE PLAYERS AND FANS “OUT IN LEFT FIELD” - 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy. $8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Yvonne Atkinson, MSJC English Professor. The language used for and about sports informs us more than just about the games being played. Doors open at 6:30 pm – seating is limited! (951) 791-0033.

Friday November 4 thru Saturday November 5, 2016

TRIBUTE TO GLEN CAMPBELL - 6:30 pm, Seven Hills Members Club, 3050 Jacaranda Way. $10 presale, $12 day of show. Seniors On Stage presents a tribute to Glen Campbell, icon of country music. SOS is a local group of seniors that perform musical shows in and around the valley. A wonderful evening of fond memories and good entertainment. $6 dinner, $1 drinks. (951) 665-3853.

Saturday November 5, 2016

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR - 8:00 am, Colonial Country Club, 601 N Kirby St (at Menlo Ave). Free admission. 50 vendors selling handmade jewelry, cards, baked goods, and unique gifts. Hot dogs, chips and soda available for sale. Opportunity drawing of items donated by local merchants. Disneyland Admission Tickets valued at over $600 will be sold for $5 each and will be raffled off with a drawing at 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Hemet Woman’s Club Education and Community Programs. Vendors

NOVEMBER wishing to reserve a table should contact Penny Colgrove at (951) 766-5307. [flyer] KIDS ART JAM - 10:00 am, Hemet Valley Art Assn Gallery, 144 N Harvard St. $5 per child. Join HVAA art instructors for fun art activities for ages 5 – 12. All materials provided. Children will paint, draw, and do a variety of crafts in these classes – something different every time. (parents must stay with 5 year-olds). (951) 652-4592. SCIENCE SATURDAY: HISTORY OF SCIENCE - 10:30 am, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy Free. Explore some of the great scientific discoveries throughout history! Activities for Science Saturdays are free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum.Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. (951) 791-0033. SALVATION ARMY KETTLE KICK OFF - 6:00 pm, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave. $25 per person. Miracle on 34th Street is the theme for this year’s fundraising event to kick off the kettle season which raises money to help meet the needs of our community all year long. Festivities include dinner, entertainment, live band, silent auction and a visit from Santa Claus. RSVP by November 1st (951) 791-9497.

Wednesday November 9, 2016

GET $MART ABOUT YOUR MONEY: SELF-DIRECTED RETIREMENT PLANS - 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. Free. This workshop is the third in a series of workshops about your money. – Use your retirement money without paying tax or penalties

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

20

– Expanding your options for IRA investments – What options are permitted? – Buy a house without qualifying for a bank loan Workshop funding provided by your Riverside County District 3 Supervisor. Info (603) 724-1428.

uncanny ability to replicate Foreigner’s powerful repertoire. They are one of “World’s Greatest Tributes,“ performing in season 5 of the AXS TV Show. (951) 658-5950.

Friday November 11 thru Sunday November 20, 2016

WINE, ART & JAZZ: Performer to be announced 7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St $25 adults, $15 students, $5 discount with membership. The Diamond Valley Arts Council hosts its Wine, Art and Jazz concert on the third Sunday of each month. Call for details. (951) 652-3822.

A BEACH IN THE SUN - Fri 7:30 pm, first Sat 7:30 pm, second Sat 2:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27401 Ramona Bowl Rd. $15 reserved seating. Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and they will have to find a new residence, the three join forces to prevent this upsetting development. Opening night ticket price is $10. First Saturday’s performance is a fund raiser for a local nonprofit. (951) 658-5300. HEMET HOSPICE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT November 11, 12:00 pm, Country Club at Soboba Springs, 1020 Soboba Rd. $100 per person. 32nd annual fundraising event sponsored by Hemet Hospice Volunteers & Arbor Hospice. Basic scramble format. Dinner included. (951) 766-9629.

Saturday November 12, 2016

TRIBUTE TO FOREIGNER - 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. $22 presale, $25 day of show. DOUBLE VISION is an explosive show with an

Sunday November 20, 2016

Thursday November 24, 2016

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT SALVATION ARMY - 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 340 S Palm Ave. Free. The Salvation Army invites you to become involved in caring for our community. Call for more information on how to volunteer for box filling event on Tuesday November 22nd or meal and food delivery on Thursday November 24th. (951) 791-9497.

Thursday December 1 thru Wednesday December 14, 2016

SALVATION ARMY FOOD AND TOY DRIVE - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave. Get in the holiday spirit by donating food and new toys to the Salvation Army. On December 13th at 2:00 pm, volunteers will pack food boxes for distribution in the community. On December 15th, parents will be able to shop in the “Toy Joy Store” filled with donated toys. Call for information (951) 791-9497.


21

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

22


23

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


DECEMBER

to have an edge over fellow competitors, including through the use of doping. What types of doping tactics have been employed and what effect has this use had on the spectators. Doors open at 6:30 pm – seating is limited! (951) 791-0033.

Thursday December 1 thru Wednesday December 14, 2016

SALVATION ARMY FOOD AND TOY DRIVE 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave. Get in the holiday spirit by donating food and new toys to the Salvation Army. On December 13th at 2:00 pm, volunteers will pack food boxes for distribution in the community. On December 15th, parents will be able to shop in the “Toy Joy Store” filled with donated toys. Call for information (951) 791-9497.

Thursday December 1, 2016

PUSHING PAST THE BOUNDARIES: THE USE OF DOPING IN SPORTS 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy $8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Erik Ozolins, MSJC Anthropology Professor. Athletes have long looked for ways

Friday December 2, 2016

ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL Annual fundraiser for the Sunrise Rotary Club. Details to follow…

Friday December 3, 2016

SOULFUL CHRISTMAS WITH JEROME ROBINSON AND THE 2ND GENERATION PLATTERS 7:00 pm at the Historic Hemet Theatre. $15 presale or $18 day of show.

Friday December 9 thru Sunday December 11, 2016

A BARBERSHOP CHRISTMAS WITH SING-ALONG - 7 pm at the Historic Hemet Theatre. $22 presale or $25 day of show. Details to follow… I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27401 Ramona Bowl Rd

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

24

$15 reserved seating. Set in late 1941, I’ll Be Home for Christmas is the story of the faith of a family, and a nation on the brink of World War II, preparing to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Most of the action takes place in the main characters’ home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio. The music highlights the sounds of the ’40s, including swing, lush ballads, and big band songs interspersed with reenactments of radio broadcasts during that time. (951) 658-5300.

Friday December 9 thru Sunday December 11, 2016

RICHARD LAMB’S CROSSROADS BAND Christmas Carol Festival at the Historic Hemet Theatre. Details to follow…

Saturday December 17, 2016

TRUE COUNTRY WITH LARRY STEVENS 7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave. $22 presale, $25 day of show. The valley’s favorite country singer returns to the valley for a special encore performance. Don’t miss this chance to hear Larry and his band one more time. (951) 658-5950.

Tuesday December 20, 2016

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR THE HOMELESS 4:00 pm, Salvation Army, 340 S Palm Ave Volunteers needed to help in the kitchen, gather items for gifts and serve the meal. Call for information (951) 791-9497. Friday January 6 thru Sunday January 15, 2016 DIVORCE SALE Fri 7:30 pm, first Sat 7:30 pm, second Sat 2:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27401 Ramona Bowl Rd. $15 reserved seating. As a soon-to-be divorcee holds a garage sale, her neighbors gather to help. In the process, their own marriages get the comic once-over. Bernice’s suspicions about her spouse’s faithfulness are driving him batty; Ozzie and Kay seem to have the perfect union — but their friends have yet to learn the story behind it; and Wilma is convinced her late husband has come back as a plant. Throw in a tell-it-like-it-is medium and a raucous seance, and you have a hilarious and telling look at the flip-side of marital bliss. Opening night ticket price is $10. First Saturday’s performance is a fundraiser for a local nonprofit. (951) 658-5300.


There’s a new in town By Emily Selden

T

he Yellow Cab Company is excited to announce the launch of Hemet and San Jacinto’s first wheelchair accessible taxi service. With no advance reservation required to use the service and no extra fare charges, the taxi is an exceptional value. A former Bos’n in the US Merchant Marines, the company President, Alfred Persson, took the helm of the company in 1986. He shared his thoughts with us on what this means for the valley. “We are thrilled to offer genuine taxi service to everyone in the Hemet San Jacinto area, for the same low taxi rates

disabled or not” said Persson,. “Yellow Cab does not charge expensive minimums or surge prices, so enjoying a day on the town shopping, dining or doing errands won’t bust your budget. It won’t cost you more if your companion or friends ride with you, up to four people can ride for the same price as one.” “Need assistance? TAXIAssist is available in all our cabs, for no additional charge. Normal Taxi waiting time rates apply. Never pay for more taxi than you use. The initial charge is only $1.00, then its 25-cents every 1/13th mile or 25-seconds of waiting time/traffic delay. The Department of Weights and Measures verifies the accuracy of our meters and seals them so no one can manipulate what they charge. They are clearly visible at all times during your ride, so you always know the fare.”

According to a statement released by the Yellow Cab Company the new vehicles have an “easy wheel chair access guaranteed, as all of the Ford Transit Connect Wagons are ADA, FMVSS, and DOT compliant. We meet and exceed all insurance requirements. The wheelchair conversion patented by Sunset vans is unsurpassed for ease of access and safe travel. Even the strict LADOT approved the design.” They stand behind the decision to provide safe and reliable transportation to all. The company extends the invi-

tation to experience a great ride and reasonable rates. They stand behind the quality of not only the vehicles in their fleet but their drivers, as well. According to a statement, “Our drivers are professionals who strive to deliver a safe and friendly ride.” For more information call them Toll Free at 1-877-321-8294. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They have also offer special low rates for out of town trips anywhere in the USA. Visit them on the web: www. yellowcabhemet.com

The smartest way to ride in Hemet, San Jacinto and surrounding areas

25

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

26


27

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

28


29

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

30


31

Hemet & San Jacinto Guide • Fall 2016


New subscriber special:

$0.35 per week. Call today!”...

951.652.6529 www.thevalleychronicle.com

Fall 2016 • Hemet & San Jacinto Guide

32

Download our FREE iPhone/Android app. Keyword “hemet”... dozens of FREE coupons”...

PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Permit 59 Hemet, CA ECRWSS

The Hemet & San Jacinto Guide (Fall 2016)  

Fall 2016 Hemet & San Jacinto Guide to shopping, dining, entertainment & real estate

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you