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Marshall Smith has been a general assignment reporter for Idyllwild Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: "Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." Email: marshall@towncrier.com

Castaneda confidante next at Idyllwild Author Series

Castaneda confidante next at Idyllwild Author Series

Amy Wallace, daughter of author Irving Wallace, met Carlos Castaneda on her father’s recommendation when she was 15. “You would love him,” he said. And eventually she did. Wallace had already established herself as a successful writer when, pursued and seduced by Castaneda’s stories, charisma and promise of marriage, she joined him in Mexico only […]

Marine band; different band, different day, different format

Marine band; different band, different day, different format

The Marine Band is an 18-piece jazz ensemble led by Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Bley …

Native American Arts Festival featured Jock Soto

Native American Arts Festival featured Jock Soto

On Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program’s Native American Arts Festival paid tribute to Soto, a much honored principal dancer of the New York City Ballet.   On Thursday the festival screened “Water Flowing Together,” a PBS/Independent Lens documentary. Gwendolen Cates directed the film that follows Soto as he […]

‘Playground open to all,’ states ICRC

‘Playground open to all,’ states ICRC

The newly built Idyllwild Community Playground is open to all and available for use by the entire community. Last week, three Idyllwild Community Recreation Council directors met and issued the following statement: “The Idyllwild Community Playground was built by the members of this community to create a safe gathering place where people of all ages […]

3rd Lemon Lily Festival starts Thursday in Idyllwild

3rd Lemon Lily Festival starts Thursday in Idyllwild

The 3rd Annual Lemon Lily Festival festivities begin …

RMRU completes another night rescue of injured hiker

The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit completed another all-night rescue of a badly injured hiker in the Marion Mountain Trail and Black Mountain drainage area. A father and son got off trail, lost and used a cell phone to summon help. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station responded to the area of Marion Campground, Idyllwild, around […]

Lisa and Kats ready to scorch summer series

Lisa and Kats ready to scorch summer series

Lisa Haley and her Zydekats, one of the most popular bands to play in Idyllwild, return to the Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 19.   Like an approaching summer storm front, with intimations of heat lightning and heavy humidity, Haley and her Kats arrive with thunder and the promise of combustion. The storm arrives, […]

Dr. Dick Goldberg honored for a lifetime of service

Dr. Dick Goldberg honored for a lifetime of service

Local resident Dr. Richard Goldberg received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine at a ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony, held Sunday, July 1, recognized Goldberg’s more than 40 years serving L.A. County USC Hospital. He was one of its […]

Priamos talks "Shyster's Daughter" at next author's series

Priamos talks “Shyster’s Daughter” at next author’s series

Paula Priamos, the next author for Eduardo Santiago’s Idyllwild Authors Series, examines whether a shyster defense attorney, disbarred for embezzlement, can also be a good father. The father in this case is hers, and her memoir “The Shyster’s Daughter” chronicles her father’s peccadillos and unsavory professional practices and at the same time credits his attentiveness and firm hand in raising her.

RMRU completes two rescues on holiday

RMRU completes two rescues on holiday

The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit completed two rescues over the Fourth of July holiday …

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