The Garner Valley Property Owners Association will host its second Home Tour featuring four homes open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The four homes featured will vary greatly in architecture and interior design, ranging from an artist’s retreat to a Parisian estate. Tickets are $20 per person and […]
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Jay Pentrack is a staff reporter for the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.
For many visitors to Idyllwild, hiking is a favorite pastime. The closure of trails in the Idyllwild area following the Mountain and Silver fires has had a financial impact on local businesses. An added problem is the perception, despite media coverage and written reports to the contrary, that Idyllwild was damaged in the fire and […]
Living Free Animal Sanctuary in Mountain Center hosts its annual fundraiser, “It’s All About the Animals,” with a big line-up of stars for this six-hour event from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Headlining the event is a performance by Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge. “We are grateful to Melissa Etheridge for dedicating her performance […]
Earthquakes were the subject at the Mountain Emergency Services Committee meeting held last Thursday at the Idyllwild Library. Dr. Robert Michael Groot, education programs manager for the Southern California Earthquake Center, focused primarily on the San Jacinto Fault. He included historical data as well as forecast information concerning the probability of a major event that […]
At 7:00 a.m. this morning employees of Village Hardware discovered a downed oak tree on the roof of the store. The tree knocked power out and by 2:00 p.m., power had not been restored. Crews are working to remove the tree. There were no injuries. The oak tree appeared to come from Village Lane and […]
Old Morris Ranch and Wagon Wheel roads are the subject of a petition by a group called “Residents, Neighbors and Friends of Garner Valley” that seeks to stop the closure of these back-access roads by the U.S. Forest Service. The Petition has been referred to the office of Congressman Raul Ruiz. Michael Ford of Ruiz’s […]
The Riverside County Coroner has identified the Lake Hemet drowning victim as 49-year-old Yin Xizhe of Los Angeles. According to the coroner’s report, Xizhe was “found submerged after attempting to retrieve [a] fishing pole in lake.” The drowning occurred on Sept. 7 on the Peninsula at Lake Hemet.
(Editor’s note: This story deals mainly with Hemet Unified School District and U.S. statistics on home-schooling. The TC also is interested in talking with local parents/guardians currently homeschooling their children.) Homeschooling in the U.S. is growing by leaps and bounds. From 1999 to 2012 the number of children being homeschooled jumped a whopping 75 percent […]