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Becky Clark is editor and publisher of the Idyllwild Town Crier.

Out Loud: The Brown Act …

Two Idyllwild Fire groups committed numerous and parallel Brown Act violations on March 18, when both a quorum of commissioners and a quorum of the Finance Committee visited the dispatch command center in Perris. Multiple violations of both groups within this agency occurred because the meetings were neither noticed nor opened to the public. A […]

Out loud: Pet food …

You know those websites offering free samples with just a click and then, after you click once, you find endless requirements to click through offers until you get to the offer you sought in the beginning — or you’ve completely forgotten the dang offer? They are appropriately called websites because I got caught like a […]

Out Loud

One of my recent columns urged folk to pick out a local good nonprofit cause to receive their volunteer time and monetary donations. The Town Crier has decided to take our own suggestion by unofficially affiliating itself with the Friends of the Idyllwild Library and the library itself. Our library has enjoyed a long and […]

Out Loud: Party animals …

Jack and I recently observed the massive number of events and causes such a small town produces, sometimes so massive that people may just sit back and let them all go by without supporting any. To name a few: theater performances; musical events; art shows and events; author and speaker series; raffles; tours; dance performances; […]

Out Loud: More changes, all good …

The Town Crier is transforming in look and feel, as well as location, as we adapt to changes in our environment. We launch the April 3 edition with a brand-new look, as well as a new website, an event I mentioned to you in an earlier column this year. In that edition, we will be […]

Out Loud: Just one last bite …

The Ye family immigrated from mainland China, Shanghai, specifically, and took up residence in Idyllwild. In 1988, Freeman Ye took over the iconic Chinese restaurant on Cedar Street, Hidden Village. The award-winning chef created his own style of Chinese cooking — adapted for American tastes but more exceptional than most Chinese restaurants. Our children grew […]

Out Loud: Social media benefits …

When the power when out all over the mountain last Friday, Jack and I left the office for the wine bar so I could sit and update the situation on our website for our readers. During last summer’s fires, social media played a big role as an information source for people to ask questions and […]

Out Loud: Keep government open …

One of the bills I encourage you to vote for on the June ballot will amend the state Constitution to incorporate the California Public Records Act. Though that act is currently state law, government officials constantly challenge it because the act is yet another rule requiring them to be open and honest with public taxpayers […]

Power outage in Idyllwild

As of 6:11 p.m., Pine Cove and Cedar Glen area residents still reported outages. Edison is investigating the cause of the power outages, as well as re-evaluating the restoration ETA. About 1,629 customers are impacted at this time.   At 5:25 p.m., some people in Idyllwild (particularly Pine Crest Avenue, Cedar Glen, top of Franklin […]

Out Loud: Dispatch a critical issue …

I believe that your self-education on, and then involvement in, the future of Idyllwild Fire’s dispatch services is critical to all of us who reside and visit the Hill communities. The current dispatch service with Riverside County Fire is a superior service and offers a vital skill our rural communities can’t afford to lose. That […]

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