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Jay Pentrack is a staff reporter for the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.

Caltrans worker saves life

Caltrans worker saves life

Tuesday, Feb. 4, would prove a very important day in the life of Marcus Austin …

Beware of debt collection scam

A debt-collection scam is frightening recipients with official-looking letters, sometimes appearing to be signed by a judge, a lawyer or court officials advising consumers that monies are owed for an unpaid payday loan. Often followed by threatening phone calls, the letters may contain the recipient’s name, address, Social Security number and other personal information, all […]

Assistance for parents of out-of-control children

The Parent Project® is an 11-week program the Hemet Unified School District, Department of Educational Services, offers to educate and assist parents in dealing with out-of-control children. Classes are Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 27 and ending May 22. The classes are offered in English and Spanish. Sign-up sheets are available […]

Investigation continues into deer theft

The investigation continues into the theft of one of the 22 deer from the public art display, “Deer Sightings,” taken on Feb. 3 from its location in front of the La Casita Restaurant located at 54650 N. Circle Dr. The deer taken was painted by artists Donna Elliot and Neil Jenkins and has a mountain […]

ICC Speaker Series hosts Gee

ICC Speaker Series hosts Gee

Dr. Jennifer Gee, director of the James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve, will discuss “Love in the Mountains, the Mating Behavior of Quail” at the second 2014 installment of the Idyllwild Community Center Speaker Series. The Idyllwild Nature Center at 25225 Highway 243, will host the series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.15; the Friends of the […]

Local gym offers self-defense classes

Local gym offers self-defense classes

Reps Training Center is offering adult classes for men and women of all ages interested in learning a variety of self-defense techniques …

Meteors fascinate lecturer

Meteors fascinate lecturer

Dr. Stephenie Slahor saw her first meteor there while on a visit from Chicago …

The ever-colorful Marcia Gawecki

The ever-colorful Marcia Gawecki

Never one to enjoy the spotlight, artist Marcia Gawecki is a conundrum …

Beware of Affordable Care Act scam

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, Jan. 23, announced a lawsuit against one of the biggest scammers involved in an Affordable Care Act scam. The company, according to the FTC, played on public fears about impending deadlines for obtaining health care coverage. Messages announcing, “Today is the deadline,” and “Activate here before it’s too late,” […]

ACA confusing to medical providers, consumers

The Affordable Care Act that took effect on Jan. 1, 2014, continues to be a source of confusion and consternation to local medical providers and consumers. The website, with on-again, off-again features — a doctor list is there one day, gone the next — and ever-changing deadlines, have the public confused and medical providers scratching […]

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