Monday Aug 11
Idyllwild Town Crier Online
Bakkom to retire from Hemet School board; all other incumbents unopposed
By J.P. Crumrine News Editor   Current Hemet Unified School District Board President Paul Bakkom, who represents the Anza area, has chosen to retire after one term.
San Jose Mercury News
Former French Laundry sommelier spills secrets
As a creative writing grad from San Jose State, Michael Ireland hoped to pen a great American novel.
ANZA: Rattlesnake bite sends man to hospital
A rattlesnake bite sent a man at the Anza RV Resort store to the hospital on Friday, Aug. 1, fire officials said.
HemetHEMET: School district eyes police contracts
If approved, Hemet Unified School District will pay the Hemet Police Department up to $515,000 for four officers - one each at Tahquitz and West Valley high schools, one split between Acacia and Diamond Valley middle schools and one split between Rancho Viejo Middle School and the Santa Fe Education Center.
The Daily Breeze
Borrego Springs: A different kind of desert
Borrego Valley Inn: A 15-room hotel. Summer: $129-$159; fall/winter: $220-$250; 405 Palm Canyon Drive; 760-767-0311, www.borregovalleyinn.com Borrego Springs Resort & Spa: A 1970s-like throwback with a karaoke room and a bar that is straight out of “Mad Men.” Summer: $213 -$250; fall/winter: $360-$450; 1112 Tilting T Drive, Borrego ... (more)