The Federal Trade Commission is alerting the public to a telemarketing scam targeting Spanish-speaking women. The women are offered the opportunity to purchase brand-name clothing, purses and perfumes at below-market prices for resale. Once the order is placed, the items are shipped C.O.D. to the purchaser who is unable to verify the contents of the […]
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Jay Pentrack is a staff reporter for the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.
Jyoti Kintz has been named park interpreter at the Nature Center following the retirement of Shelley Kibby on Nov. 7, 2013. The Kintz family moved to Idyllwild when Jyoti was only 6 months old. “My name comes from India. It’s Sanskrit and it means, ‘The light within,’” Kintz explained. She attended Idyllwild School from kindergarten […]
Seager, the abused, but rescued German shepherd loved by so many, was euthanized on Dec. 30 after a lengthy bout with intestinal problems and numerous surgeries for injuries sustained at the hand of an abusive owner. In July 2013, Marcia Wheeler Marcus rescued Seager while driving through Double Check Retreat in Valle Vista. On July […]
New crime data released on Dec. 24 by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) shows a drop in overall crime from Jan. to Oct. 2013 compared to 2012 data for the same period. The preliminary FBI Part I crime statistics for all sheriff’s areas indicate a drop in overall violent crime, down 15.7 percent from […]
The holidays may be over, but thieves are as active as ever in planning their next scam. McAfee, one of the leading computer security software companies globally, recently released its annual “12 scams of Christmas,” which lists popular scams along with advice on how to spot them that is helpful and relevant any time of […]
It kills within days. There is no easy way to diagnose it. There is no vaccine to stop it. Only three states have reported cases of circovirus – California, Michigan and Ohio. Until 2012, the circovirus had only been detected in pigs, chickens and some pet bird species (parakeets, parrots, and cockatoos) when it suddenly […]