Share/Bookmark On March 25, California’s Little Hoover Commission issued a report urging a new operating model. Failure to take action would continue the trend of declining commitment and vision for the state’s historic and recreation sites, the commission warned Gov. Jerry Brown. The 122-page report, “Beyond Crisis: Recapturing Excellence in California’s State Park System,” which […]
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J.P. Crumrine is editor of the Town Crier. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Share/BookmarkMandatory sterilization of all pit bull-type dogs was on the agenda of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 9. More than 20 percent of the dogs impounded at county facilities are pit bulls. Their adoption and redemption rates are very low, according to Robert Miller, director of Riverside County’s Animal Services Department. He […]
Share/BookmarkIn introducing the 2013-14 fiscal year budget workshop, County Executive Jay Orr wrote in a memorandum to the board of supervisors, “While the county balanced the FY 12-13 adopted budget, going forward significant risks and challenges remain. Although the Executive Office anticipates modest revenue growth long-term, beginning in FY 13-14, the county also confronts steep […]
Share/BookmarkMayor Max, Idyllwild’s first mayor, passed away in his sleep Tuesday night April 2. The Mayor was 12 years old and had health problems for several years, according to his chief of staff Phyllis Mueller. “He passed away peacefully in his sleep, first snoring, and then his heart stopped. He has had cancer for just […]
Share/BookmarkThis week, San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron announced Arturo Delgado as her choice for San Jacinto District Ranger. Delgado is currently the Forest Wildlife biologist on the Angeles National Forest and plans to begin at the San Jacinto Ranger District the week of May 20. He replaces Laurie Rosenthal, who retired in January.
Share/BookmarkIdyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz announced that the regularly scheduled commission meeting for April 9 has been canceled. Reitz said the commission did not have enough business to warrant a meeting. The next regular IFPD Commission meeting is scheduled for April 23 at the Fire Station.
Share/Bookmark Forest Service fire crews are planning to burn approximately 400 to 600 acres near Lake Hemet during the week of April 15. The Bonita Vista Burn is dependent upon weather and conditions and would occur throughout the week. Smoke and flames will be visible to residents and motorists along State Route 74 in Garner […]
Share/BookmarkWard Johnson, 53, returned to Idyllwild and gratefully presented the Idyllwild Fire District with a plaque and photo at its March 26 meeting. In late December 1972, Johnson was sledding on Strong Drive. He crossed South Circle Drive and a passing car hit him. The driver stopped, looked at Johnson on the ground, then got […]
Share/BookmarkAt its March 26 meeting, the county Board of Supervisor’s approved a “Roadmap for Public Safety.” This action preceded the board’s first budget hearings for fiscal 2013-14, which begins July 1, which were held Monday, April 1. Fifth District Supervisor Marion Ashley submitted the road map. The approval formally sets public safety as the county’s […]
Share/Bookmark Assistant District Attorney Michael Hestrin has announced his intentions to challenge Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach in the next election. Just three years ago, June 2010, Zellerbach, a Superior Court Judge, unseated Rod Pacheco, the incumbent district attorney. Hestrin is the attorney who prosecuted Raymond Oyler for arson and murder in the Esperanza […]