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Archive for December 6th, 2012

MAST meeting Dec. 12 not a public informational session

The Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Nature Center is a working meeting of professional responders and is not open to the general public except by specific invitation, according to Kevin Turner, GSOB coordinator at UCR and CAL FIRE Forest Battalion Chief Gregg Bratcher. They have requested the […]

Another break-in at Village Hardware

Another break-in at Village Hardware

Village Hardware was broken into again last night. This is the second burglary at the store in three weeks. The burglars entered around 2 a.m. and took all of the Stihl chain saws, some blowers, trimmers and another generator, according to manager Larry Donahoo. They apparently brought their own tools to cut locks, chains and […]

News of Record: Dec. 6, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Nov. 27 — Malfunctioning smoke detector, Temecula Drive, Idyllwild. Nov. 29 — Medical aid, Double View Drive, Idyllwild. Nov. 29 — Walk-in medical aid. Dec. 1 — Medical aid, North Circle […]

Not enough rain yet

The recent rainfall did little to mitigate the sparse rainfall since July 1. Through Monday, the Keenwild Ranger Station recorded slightly more than half an inch of rain from Thursday through Sunday night. The total rain recorded at Keenwild this rain year has been 3.5 inches, more than 2.3 inches shy of the average Idyllwild […]

Medicare prescription drug supplements’ confusing choices

Navigating Medicare prescription plans is usually a daunting and confusing procedure but this year it is even more so, according to Bill Robinson, insurance advisor at Palm Canyon Insurance Agency in Palm Springs. “Each year drug companies change offered plans,” Robinson said. “What is so difficult is that this year so many companies are changing […]

Outside Idyllwild: Observe our seasons — grandiose and subtle changes …

Outside Idyllwild: Observe our seasons — grandiose and subtle changes …

I spent the spring chasing after wildflowers. During the summer months, there were flowers, butterflies, birds and bees to seek out. When fall finally arrived, I lamented seeing the last butterfly as it flew a quick circle around me and disappeared until spring comes once again. Autumn proved to have its own charms with bluer […]

Opinion: Tax changes, who gains?

After hearing many discussions regarding the effect of reverting to the Clinton era federal income tax rates, I decided to estimate, using IRS tax tables, the effect for three hypothetical married couples filing jointly each with different taxable incomes. See the accompanying table below for the results. Superficially, at least, it seems the effect is […]

How to challenge and the response to a challenge of the Fire Prevention fee

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is leading the legal opposition to the state’s Fire Prevention Fee. The State Board of Equalization has begun replying to the fee’s challenges. In response to one local resident’s challenge and claim for refund the Board wrote, “the [Board of Equalization] will hold in abeyance any collection activity on this […]

New foreign film category debuts at ICF 2013

New foreign film category debuts at ICF 2013

The debut of foreign films as a new category at Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 is a sign of the increasing breadth of programming in the festival’s fourth year. Although the list of films selected won’t be public until Dec. 15, ICF Chairman Phil Calderone knows two particularly striking films will definitely screen — from Russia, “Siberie […]

An Isis Christmas in Idyllwild

“An Isis Christmas” is the Isis Theatre Company’s holiday show. Suzanne Avalon, president and artistic director, promises this will be an elegant evening of stories and song. It begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Caine Learning Center in Idyllwild. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. prior to curtain. Beginning with […]

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