Michael Peterson


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The power of youth: Why younger politicians are vital for effective governance in the USA

In the United States, there is an increasing call for a shift towards younger politicians taking on leadership roles. Advocates argue that the representation of younger generations in politics is crucial for effective governance and a more inclusive democracy.

Everyone rides for 25 cents all Summer long

Who says a quarter doesn’t buy much nowadays? This summer, anyone can ride the bus for just 25 cents. With a quarter, customers can ride anywhere Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) buses go, anytime they operate.

Hemet Council member Karlee Meyer passes away

She was the former Hemet mayor and City Council member of District 1 as of 2016, straightforward in her opinions and unmatched service to the community.

Disney to cut 7,000 jobs in Iger’s company ‘transformation’

The Walt Disney Co. will cut about 7,000 jobs as part of an ambitious companywide cost-savings plan and “strategic reorganization” announced Wednesday by CEO Bob Iger.

US heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty

Across the U.S., families are looking to the winter with dread as energy costs soar and fuel supplies tighten. The Department of Energy is projecting sharp price increases for home heating compared with last winter and some worry whether heating assistance programs will be able to make up the difference for struggling families.


San Jacinto Valley students honored in January

The Hemet/San Jacinto Student of the Month program held its most recent recognition breakfast at the Maze Stone at Soboba Springs Golf Course on Jan. 18. Seven local high school seniors were recognized and honored for their character, love of learning and commitment to academics in addition to their involvement in school and community activities and their ability to overcome difficult life circumstances.

Soboba celebrates with sweets and hearts

Valentine’s Day brought out lots of pink and red hearts throughout the Soboba Indian Reservation as preschoolers to teenagers celebrated the extra sweet holiday on Feb. 14.

Hemet Film Festival: “Necessity Breeds Creativity”

During a sunny Saturday in Southern California, the first official Hemet Film Festival took place at the Historic Hemet Theatre on Florida Ave. On November 11th, 2023, audiences filled the red theater seats for a day spent watching movies directed by local filmmakers.

These fed-up parents fought California’s pandemic schooling and won. Now what?

At the height of the pandemic, in spring 2020, Maria O. her husband and four children were quarantined in their one-bedroom apartment in South Los Angeles, each vying for privacy, quiet and adequate technology to work and attend school remotely.