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

Shanna Robb to kick-off 2014 Speaker Series

Shanna Robb to kick-off 2014 Speaker Series

The Idyllwild Community Center will kick off its 2014 Speaker Series with “Idyllwild — A Secret Worth Sharing” …

Don’t be scammed

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 […]

Deadly virus affecting dogs

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 […]

Burglaries slow, petty thefts, vandalism on rise

The last reported burglary on the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) press website occurred on Dec. 23 on Saunders Meadow in Idyllwild. And while the rash of burglaries (15 in a one month span) in Idyllwild in October and November has slowed, reports of petty thefts and vandalism have risen significantly throughout the month of […]

Documentary project hits home stretch

With 20 days left to secure funding for the documentary project “The Herd Gathering,” local filmmaker Scott Foster is hopeful that more local residents will get involved. “We have 40 backers out of all of Idyllwild and Pine Cove. That’s amazing. We have contributors from Italy, New York and other places, but I’m a little […]

Glitz, glamour and a little drag

Glitz, glamour and a little drag

New Year’s Eve at the Rustic Theater will be an evening of song, dance and drag, …

Keeping up with Jacob

Keeping up with Jacob

Jacob T. Johnston was Idyllwild’s first baby born in New Year 2013 to parents Charles and Stephenie Johnston. Jacob arrived on Jan. 27 at 4:35 a.m. weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces and 19 inches in length. Today, almost one year later, baby Jacob is weighing in at 25 pounds and according to Mom […]

Free health clinic at Town Hall

A free mobile health care clinic van serve people and families with no insurance will come to Idyllwild Wednesday Jan. 8, and it will return on the second Wednesday of each month. The clinic will be hosted at Town Hall at 25925 Cedar St. and will offer general medical exams, sick child visits and a […]

Actor, filmmaker featured at cinema festival

Actor, filmmaker featured at cinema festival

Wolfgang Bodison, actor and independent filmmaker, will be one of the featured filmmakers at the 2014 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

St. Hugh’s hosts community lunches

“This is a dream come true,” said Christine Nordella. “I’ve dreamed of doing something like this since I was a little girl.” Nordella will host the Caring Community Lunch at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, and continuing every Thursday thereafter. “Anyone who is alone, who is hungry, […]

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