Monthly Archives: February, 2022

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California Mortgage and Rent Relief Programs Available

As many people continue to struggle financially in the pandemic, programs in California are offering assistance to help homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments, as well as renters who are falling behind. Learn more about these programs and how they can help.


No matter the agenda - short or long - Hemet’s City Council meetings come off like an unruly college seminar. Tuesday night was no different as the night went on. Some issues were resolved; others were not.

Lost in translation? California election ballots may be in fewer languages

The Secretary of State’s office is requiring election ballots and other voter information to be translated into fewer languages. Advocacy groups are alarmed and urging action in time for the June primary.

Putin is Playing Biden like a Fiddle

Vlad Putin, the evil though very calculating chief oligarch of the shriveled nation of Russia (when stacked against its predecessor, the Soviet Union), is playing chess over the fate of Ukraine, while our figurehead president and his gaggle of administration mediocrities (here being charitable) and Pentagon toadies play checkers.


Noli Indian School students in Jay Dagostino’s science classes are getting hands-on lessons in biology, ecology and environmental science. Utilizing an area of the Soboba Reservation adjacent to the school campus, students are learning about habitat restoration of native plants.


Biden says debt default deal ‘very close’ while deadline now set at June 5

President Joe Biden said a deal to resolve the government’s debt ceiling crisis seemed “very close” late Friday, even as the deadline for a potentially catastrophic default was pushed back four days until a week from Monday.

New construction, falling population could combine to end California’s housing crisis

This month Californians worried about the cost of housing were offered the rarest of gifts: a glimmer of hope. New numbers released by the Newsom administration show that California added homes to its housing stock at a faster clip than any time since the Great Recession — 123,350 additional units, or an increase of 0.85%.

White House vows more federal aid to reduce homelessness in 5 cities and California

Five major U.S. cities and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing under a new plan launched Thursday as part of the Biden administration’s larger goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025.

California orders Los Angeles County to close ‘unsuitable’ youth prisons within 60 days

Los Angeles County has two months to move about 300 young people out of its troubled juvenile halls after California regulators on Tuesday determined the facilities are “unsuitable for the confinement of youth.”