In recent years, voters in Colorado and Washington have approved legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana under state regulation. Coloradans may begin purchasing pot at stores in 2014. Unsurprisingly, the attitude of Californians toward legalizing marijuana also has evolved over the years. In a Field Poll released in December, nearly 55 percent of […]
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J.P. Crumrine is editor of the Town Crier. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Breann Johnson, one of the leads in “Red Wing”, the Opening Night film for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, spoke to the Town Crier last week. “Red Wing” is directed by Will Wallace, the Festival’s co-director. Interview with Breann Johnson Towncrier: How did you become interested in acting? Breann Johnson: As an 8-year-old, I […]
California grew by 332,000 people between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, to total more than 38.2 million, according to official population estimates the California Department of Finance released. The growth rate of 0.9 percent and the 332,000 numeric gain are the largest for California since the pre-recession year of 2003-04. Riverside County’s population […]
The 2013-14 Riverside County Grand Jury has issued a report concerning the Idyllwild Fire Protection District. The Grand Jury investigated three issues: the responsibilities of the administrative captain, political activities of uniformed firefighters and the district’s overtime expenses. IFPD has not officially responded to the report, according to Fire Chief Patrick Reitz. In a Dec. […]
This coming spring expect to find stuffed mailboxes — stuffed with election material solicitations for votes and campaign contributions. June 3 is the statewide Primary date. Besides the statewide offices such as governor and attorney general, several local races will be on the June Primary and then the November General Election ballot this year. While […]
The Idyllwild Fire Protection District has announced a special meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 7. The purpose of the special session is to discuss the District contract with Riverside County for emergency dispatch services. The contract between IFPD and the county expires on March 11. There are two one-year extension, and a 60-day notification clause, according […]
Nearly a month before Gov. Jerry Brown releases his budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins July 1, Assembly Democrats offered their “2014-15 Blueprint for a Responsible Budget.” “By following this budget blueprint we can ensure fiscal stability in California by establishing a real rainy-day fund and building the state’s budget reserve,” Speaker John Pérez […]
A 3.7 magnitude earthquake shook Idyllwild Monday afternoon, Dec. 30. The epicenter was approximately 2 miles south-southwest of Idyllwild and 9 miles east-southeast of Valle Vista. No injuries or damages were immediately identified. J.P. Crumrine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the 2012-13 legislative session that ended Sept. 30, the State Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed nearly 800 bills or laws. Most of these are effective Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Several bills fall specifically within the jurisdiction of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The following laws go into effect on January 1, […]