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Birth Announcement: Emily Jae Spellman

Birth Announcement: Emily Jae Spellman

Mark and Diana Johnson proudly announce the birth of their first grandbaby. Emily Jae Spellman was  born Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Her parents are Scot and Stephanie (Johnson) Spellman of Escondido.

Few problems with Covered California website

News coverage regarding the technical problems with the website,, the federal healthcare exchange site, has been front and center in the media. States like California that opted to create their own exchanges seem to be faring much better. The only significant problem experienced was with the “Find your Doctor” tool that was repaired […]

Creature Corner - October 31, 2013

Creature Corner – October 31, 2013

By Mimi and Hooch The name says it all: Jezabelle. The diva of the cattery. The eyes will draw you in. She’s a bit shy until she warms up to you. She will allow you to look and touch, but this diva lives to have her own space to show her beauty. She absolutely loves […]

Reader’s write – Be a squeaky wheel on roads …

Editor: Some of you might have noticed how rough Village Center Drive is. From North Circle past the entrance to our shopping center it’s as if there are speed bumps.Why can’t it just be fixed? I asked Ryan, who is in charge of county roads, and it turns out the picture is not so simple. […]

Seven steps for earthquake safety

The Earthquake Country Alliance has prepared seven steps for people to take before, during and after an earthquake. Before: Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing movable items. Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency. Step 3: Organize disaster […]

Nearby county animal shelter opens

The grand opening of Riverside County’s San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus was last Saturday, and though the $18 million shelter was completed in 2010, the county’s financial travails delayed its opening until this  past weekend. The 10-acre property has multiple buildings, including kennel structures with more than 140 kennel runs equipped with the ability to […]

Nancy Layton joins IFPD commission

At its Oct. 22 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission voted Commissioner-elect Nancy Layton onto the board about six weeks earlier than her official arrival. In September, former Commissioner Pete Capparelli  resigned before his term expired in December. In the August mail-in election, Layton tied with Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall as the top vote […]

Business openings, closings and moves

Business openings, closings and moves

Shiloh Christian Ministries is in the process of relocating to the former Town Crier building located at 54295 Village Center Dr. Pastor Kristeen Bandelin is excited about the move. “Being in the center of town we’re hoping to have a better outreach,” she said. “The new location puts us in the hub of the community.” […]

Locals target of grandparent scam

The caller said, “Hi Grandma, this is your grandson Tom. I’m in Florida and I was in an accident and arrested for drunk driving. I need $2,500 for bail. Please don’t tell my parents.” But the grandmother did call Tom’s mother who related that Tom could not possibly be in Florida since he was currently […]

News of Record - 10.31.13

News of Record – 10.31.13

  Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Oct. 22, to Monday, Oct. 29:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Oct. 22 — Four medical aids, Idyllwild. Oct. 23 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Oct. 23 — Medical aid, Anza. Oct. 24 — Traffic collision with injuries, Idyllwild. Oct. 24 — Three […]

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