These two Hemet girls helped their…

When Hanna Rucker met classmate Julia Warren on their first day of fourth grade, she didn’t think they could ever be friends. The next day, when she overheard 9-year-old Julia discussing her favorite TV show, she changed her mind. It… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Man in video calling Riverside’s King…

Police on Wednesday, Feb. 12, arrested a 38-year-old Riverside man who they say taped a social media video post in the parking lot of Martin Luther King High School in Riverside with a voice-over comment, “Ground zero, right here. There’s… Read full article at

Photo of students with swastika and…

A photograph of a group of Riverside teenagers posing with a Nazi symbol in front of a Confederate flag that began circulating on social media last week has prompted backlash from students and parents. The photo shows eight Martin Luther… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Hemmerling’s AVID alumni pay a visit

On Feb. 15, a group of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students from Banning High School visited Hemmerling Elementary School to talk about their own high school experiences. Some of the visitors were Hemmerling School alumni. Their intent was to… Read full article at Record Gazette

Six Blythe Boy Scouts earn their…

After a 60-year plus chartered partnership, the Blythe Boy Scouts of America Troop 429 hosted its final Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Feb. 8. All told, six local youths –… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: Teachers unions ask: Is it time…

The nation’s two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active-shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students’ mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Appeals court rules against H.B. blogger…

A state appeals court has ruled against a Huntington Beach blogger who challenged an Orange County Superior Court judge’s decision to strike down his claim that an Ocean View School District trustee tried to stifle his freedom of speech by… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Fentanyl Epidemic: A father’s love starts…

When he took to the podium at the Temecula City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, Alex Capelouto’s father looked shaken, but he took a deep breath, adjusted his glasses and began to read from a speech he had written. “I’m… Read full article at The Valley News

Moreno Valley schools to use San…

After the September death of a middle school student assaulted by two other students, Moreno Valley school leaders went looking for new approaches to curb bullying on its campuses, where it teaches 32,763 students. In the weeks after Landmark Middle… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley superintendent promises changes after…

When Landmark Middle School eighth grader Diego Stolz was fatally assaulted by two students in September, Moreno Valley Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora knew the school district had work to do. “We have to be more thoughtful, more responsive, more empathetic,” Kedziora… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise