players and special needs student

Special Kids Score TDs

The smiles on the faces of Riverside Poly High School football players, cheerleaders and band members were almost as big as those of the special-needs students who made touchdowns. Miller Middle School eighth-grader Andrew Herrin said he ran the fastest… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Paul Araujo

Teen Wins Big For Board Design

When Paul Araujo decided to take teacher Eric Lee’s Design Manufacturing Technology class at Corona High School in his junior year, he had no idea it would change his life. In 2013, his senior year, Araujo, 19, went on to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Manuel Leyva

Moreno Valley: Assistant coach arrested on…

A 19-year-old man who worked at Moreno Valley High School as an assistant football coach in 2012 and 2013 was arrested Friday, Jan. 31, on suspicion of two felony sex crimes, a Riverside County Sheriff’s news release said. Manuel Leyva,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Erin Metz

Teen Singer A Finalist For Spotlight…

When she was 7, Erin Metz sat in the audience watching a performance of “Les Miserables.” Being a spectator wasn’t enough. She had to be on stage. “I was on the edge of my chair the whole time singing and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Cameron Mays

Historian Avoids Bad Like The Plague

Most schools offer science fair competitions where dedicated researchers can earn blue ribbons for sharing a hypothesis and results about a particular topic. St. Hyacinth Academy in San Jacinto annually offers its students two other fair entry options: history and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

plumber works on pipe

Students at Bubbling Wells Elementary School…

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A metal thief tore open a two-inch water pipe outside Bubbling Wells Elementary School on Friday, spilling thousands of gallons of wasted water into the desert and forcing students to end school early. The thief stole… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Pollard High students win prize for…

A young woman backs out of a parking spot, her eyes fixed on her fingers typing a message on her cell phone. She is oblivious to the teen walking behind the car as she continues punching the keypad. Seconds later,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

game at West Valley High

Kids score touchdowns, smiles

It was difficult to tell who was smiling more during the Super Kids Bowl in Hemet on Thursday, Jan. 30 — the special needs children who scored touchdowns or the athletes, cheerleaders and musicians helping them. The ninth annual event… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Honor Roll Reunion

The awards assembly at Shivela Middle School in Murrieta was proceeding like clockwork — until Jada Clement was called to pick up her honor roll certificate. The 12-year-old seventh-grader was being honored for her 3.83 grade-point-average. Even while attending six… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Lauren Matheney

Menifee coach accused of sex with…

A 23-year-old woman who worked as a basketball coach at a Menifee high school was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 29, on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a teen several days after police found the two in a car together… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise