Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hemet Unified School District superintendent search

Dr. Phil Pendley, superintendent of the Hemet Unified School District, announced his retirement last week. The board has already engaged a search firm to find a successor to Pendley.

If you have ideas and thoughts about the next superintendent, the board is soliciting these comments. See below:

Notice to the Public

Request for Community Input

Subject: Superintendent Search

The Governing Board of Hemet Unified School District will select a new district superintendent. Community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting this person is desired. The board is soliciting input to respond to these two questions: What personal and professional qualities for an in-coming superintendent will be a match for the Hemet Unified School District? What do you see as the strengths of the district and the major challenges facing the district in the years ahead?

Walter Buster and Rene Townsend of Leadership Associates were selected to advise the Board in this important process. They will be in our district on Monday, April 12, 2010.

The opportunity for the community to share its input and hear more about the process will be at an Open Forum to be held at the Professional Development Service Center Board Room, 1791 W. Acacia Ave., Hemet (corner of Lyon and Acacia Ave.) from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on April 12, 2010.

If you are unable to attend the Open Forum, input may also be offered through fax, letter, email, telephone or individual conversation by contacting the Board’s advisors. You may send a fax to 949-461-9119; a letter to PMB-455, 23052-H Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692; an email to; or speak by phone to either Mr. Buster or Ms. Townsend, at 949-461-9119.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

SR 371 road work on SR 371 next two weeks

State Route 371 Pavement Rehabilitation Project Begins Riverside County –

Next week, crews will begin rehabilitating the pavement on State Route 371 in Cahuilla from east of Wilson Valley Road to east of Howard Road. The work involves repairing the pavement, applying a slurry seal coat to the existing asphalt and restriping the roadway.

The project was awarded to Valley Slurry Seal Company for $415,000.

Lanes will be closed as needed within the days and times shown below.

LOCATION Northbound and Southbound SR-371

From Wilson Valley Road to Howard Road

DATES March 29 & 30April 1

7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NFORMATIONLane #1 & right shoulder

The closures in each direction will be no longer than 2 miles at a time. The contractor will implement one-way traffic control with a pilot car. Traffic may be stopped in one direction for up to 15 minutes. Construction is expected to last through May 2010.

No lanes will be closed on Wednesday, March 31 for the Cesar Chavez holiday. Crews will also not close lanes from Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4 because of the Easter weekend.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

H1N1 Flu shots

Free H1N1 flu shots at Riverside County malls on March 6

Add one more item to your Saturday errand list: an H1N1 flu shot.