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Creature corner - July 18, 2013

Creature corner – July 18, 2013

Adopted and ready for their new adventure this week were Teddy Bear and Tyler II, two males from the litter of gray kittens. They went to their new home together, so the brothers will always have each other to play with. Found: a small female husky-mix. Call ARF to identify at 951-659-1122. Reunited this week […]

Past Tense: July 18, 2013

Past Tense: July 18, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Ernie Maxwell, in a demur, bathing suit of the 1890s complete with black stockings, limped into third place in the Businessman’s Committee’s bearded bathing beauty contest. 60 years ago – 1953 The first thundershower of the season left .35 inches of moisture and started four forest fires. 55 years ago […]

Creature Corner: July 11, 2013

Creature Corner: July 11, 2013

Adopted and ready for their new adventure this week were Teddy Bear and Tyler II, two males from the litter of gray kittens. They went to their new home together, so the brothers will always have each other to play with. Found: a small female husky-mix. Call ARF to identify at 951-659-1122. Reunited this week […]

Past Tense: July 11, 2013

Past Tense: July 11, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 A surprised carpenter, visiting from Pomona, won a new Ford in the Gold Strike celebration. His winning ticket was pulled from the 4,750 sold. 60 years ago – 1953 A three-man survey crew headed into the hot wilderness to determine the number of bighorn sheep in game refuge 4-D. 55 […]

Outside Idyllwild: Two trips to Garner Valley …

Outside Idyllwild: Two trips to Garner Valley …

On July 3, I woke at sunrise, quickly dressed and went outside to check out the morning sky. Lots of cottonball puffy clouds filled the southern sky with just enough blue showing through to make for a dramatic golden hour. I went inside, packed up my gear and headed out to Garner Valley to see […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Just read it …

I started reading a book about cooking that a close friend gave me for my birthday. What I have read so far gives me a clue as to what the book will hold. “Cooked,” by Michael Pollan, was on the bestseller list, although it contains no recipes. He also authored “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “Food […]

Outside Idyllwild: Butterflies of Idyllwild …

Outside Idyllwild: Butterflies of Idyllwild …

When it comes to taking pictures of butterflies, relying on luck only gets you so far. To increase my odds and bring the butterflies to me, I purchased two butterfly bushes and put them out in my front yard. I checked the bushes, which have beautiful flowers, morning, noon and night for two weeks with […]

Science and Reality Today: Sean Carroll, cosmologist …

Science and Reality Today: Sean Carroll, cosmologist …

As you may remember, I have cited the work of theoretical physicist and acclaimed author Sean Carroll in previous columns. Yet it wasn’t until recently that I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Carroll, one of the most recognizable popularizers of science today. So, without further ado, enjoy: HT: Good morning, Dr. Carroll. I am […]

Before our time: An Idyllwild institution — the Chamber of Commerce …

An Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce with 700 members? Dream on! And yet….. Our Chamber’s recent demise piqued my curiosity about its origin. I found evidence that it existed as early as 1931, when Idyllwild was beginning to outgrow its identity as more or less a “company town,” benevolently directed by C. L. Emerson’s Idyllwild Inc., […]

Fire and forest: Fire season here/prevention setback …

Southern California jumped into the fire season with a large fire in the Angeles National Forest in early June. The Powerhouse Fire burned more than 30,000 acres in dense, mature chaparral just north of Santa Clarita. Fire Safe Council Board Member Norm Walker, an incident commander on the fire, told the council that the wind, […]

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