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Marshall Smith has been writing for the Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: '"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." Robert Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw

Public health fair at Fern Creek Medical Center

Just in time for the flu season, the annual Idyllwild Health Fair will make available free flu shots for Idyllwild residents. Co-sponsored by Dr. Ken...

Town Crier celebrates its 70th

It was charming. It was folksy. It had a small-town voice with a whimsical twang. And for the first nine years, it was typed,...

Proposition 64 would legalize recreational use of marijuana

Proposition 64 proposes to legalize growing, possession and use of recreational marijuana for persons 21 years or older, subject to certain restrictions. A “yes” vote...

Halloween festivities in Idyllwild

  What is it about Halloween that attracts us to the night? How, as children, did we summon up our courage to cross through unlit...

Michael McEwen designs with light and water: A month-long show at...

“Light is everything; everything that is seen anyway,” said Michael McEwen, designer and principal of McEwen Lighting Studio in Berkeley. McEwen mounts a month-long...

Idyllwild honors the memory of the Esperanza firefighters

Fire is a constant threat in the San Jacinto Mountains. But 10 years ago, on Oct. 26, 2006, it became very personal to the...

Jeff Stone runs for Congressional District 36: National security and jobs...

State Sen. Jeff Stone (R-28) is concerned about national security and homeland security threats facing our country. He believes these threats are imminent and...

Proposition 59 advises overturn of Citizens United

Proposition 59, the “California Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory Question,” if passed, would support encouraging the state’s elected officials to use their authority...

Prop 58 aims to restore bilingual education options and local control

Proposition 58, titled “California Education for a Global Economy Initiative,” seeks to provide California students bilingual education in English, and one or more other...

Laura Caster runs for kids and thanks Ella

Pine Cove resident Laura Caster had given up on marathon running — that is until she met a blind dog named Ella in July...

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