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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

Moves, closings and anticipated business openings

Moves, closings and anticipated business openings

Some Idyllwild businesses last many years. Many last only a few. Closing after three years is Dr. Linsey Olivier’s Idyllwild Eye Care, the Hill’s only full service optometry facility. Olivier performed eye exams, stocked custom frames and had glasses made to order for Idyllwild clients from her prescriptions. All frames are currently 50 percent off. […]

Pine Cove Water District reviews 2013-14 budget

At its May 8 meeting, the Pine Cove Water District board of directors began reviewing the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 that begins July 1. Revenue estimates of $760,000 are the same as this year (2012-13); but expenses increase $65,000 for a total of $825,000. Differences would be made up from a combination of […]

Red Cross to work with Idyllwild disaster preparedness groups

Red Cross to work with Idyllwild disaster preparedness groups

Dr. Dick Goldberg, medical director of Mountain Disaster Preparedness, has long sought to establish a support and training relationship with the American Red Cross — a relationship that acknowledges the Hill would likely be cut off for an extended period if a major earthquake strikes. Key to those plans would be training of locals to […]

Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner’s daughter, discusses her life and book

Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner’s daughter, discusses her life and book

Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner’s only child, opens Eduardo Santiago’s third Author Series. She’ll discuss her autobiographical book, “Detour: A Hollywood Story” (Arbor House, 1988). The book offers a look inside her storybook youth as the child of one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and a single incident that dramatically changed the story. Crane remembers […]

Art Alliance launches deer project

Art Alliance launches deer project

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is on a mission to enhance Idyllwild’s reputation for art by establishing a new marketing niche as a public arts town. Planning is underway to permanently install 15 full-size aluminum deer in 10 public locations throughout the village. Local artists will use acrylics to paint each deer with its own […]

Demise of a Chamber of Commerce: Dissolution by default

David Jerome, secretary of the moribund Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce, called a meeting of the general membership on Monday, May 13, to begin the process of disposing of Chamber assets. The Chamber no longer has a board of directors authorized to act on behalf of the membership. With the same indifference that characterized an April […]

Two injured in Paradise Corner crash

Two injured in Paradise Corner crash

Around 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, three cars were involved in collisions at Paradise Corners, the junction of highways 371 and 74. The crashes injured two people, one who had to be transported by helicopter and another by ambulance. The incident is still being investigated according to CHP Information Officer Darren Meyer, but appears to have been caused by one motorist making a left turn directly in front of another. The third vehicle rear-ended the second vehicle.

RMRU assists in rescue of four lost hikers

On Sunday, May 5, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a report of four hikers in need of rescue. The hikers, from San Diego, Costa Mesa and Los Angeles, became lost near the Tamarack Campground near the Deer Springs and Pacific Crest trails. They used a cell phone that was running low on battery […]

Gary Agner bikes in AIDS charity ride

Gary Agner bikes in AIDS charity ride

Local real estate agent Gary Agner wanted to do something big, something that would help others. On Sunday, June 2, along with 2,500 other cyclists and 500 support staff, Agner begins a seven-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the AIDS LifeCycle. “I’ve never really done anything like this before,” Agner said, […]

ICRC speakers recommend native plants

ICRC speakers recommend native plants

“There are many reasons to use native plants locally,” said horticulturist Harold Voorheis. He, along with co-presenters Jackie Lasater and Ben White, will discuss the virtues of planting natives in local gardens at the Thursday, May 16, Idyllwild Community Recreation Council’s Speaker Series. As the title of their talk, “The Importance of Native Plants in […]

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