Well, we’re approaching the end of 2012 and the beginning of a new year — 2013. As I mentioned last week, that’s just fodder for journalists to write comparisons.
Category: Initial Thoughts
As I look back on 2012, I try to compare it to 2011. Isn’t that what the media does, compare the present with the past?
Share/Bookmark I have a few topics to discuss today. The first is a follow-up to last week’s note about the “This is This” journey into the topic of poverty and homelessness locally. The conversation began a week ago (see story on page 4) and continues next Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Oma’s. If everybody returns, it [...]
Share/BookmarkWe’ve just begun the holiday seasons, Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is only four weeks in the future, then the New Year arrives. While I shared our thanks with you last week, I’d like to continue stressing that sentiment and encourage you to combine it with the traditional Christmas practice of giving gifts. I’m sure you [...]
Share/BookmarkHappy Thanksgiving!! I hope all our residents are enjoying a good day and time with family. For those who are traveling to family or friends in other cities or states, enjoy them and invite them to visit the Hill. I won’t write about all of the local festivals, such as the Idyllwild Cinema Festival in [...]
Share/BookmarkWell, now that you have dug out of the first snowfall of the season, let’s take some time to reflect on last week and then the future. Almost all politicial pundits were surprised by the Democrats’ success in the Inland Empire. All I can offer is, before we cede the future to the new winners, [...]
Share/BookmarkWhen you read this column, it will be less than one week until Election Day 2012. I don’t care for whom you vote, but I do care that you vote. It’s too late to register and too late to request a vote-by-mail ballot, but it’s not too late to go the polls. On the Hill, [...]
Share/BookmarkAfter I answered the phone last week and asked if I could help the caller, he identified himself as Blair — Blair Ceniceros. “Wow!” was my reaction, I haven’t heard from my friend Blair in more than a year. Blair and Kay moved off the Hill in the spring of 2011. They now live in [...]
Share/BookmarkIt’s 28 days, less than a month, until Election Day, Nov. 6. The polls in California open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The hours to vote won’t help if you aren’t registered to vote. There is still time to register; the deadline is Monday, Oct. 22. Hill residents should heed this message. [...]
Share/BookmarkFor the past several years, the Idyllwild Fire District has engaged in deficit spending. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the loss was estimated to be more than $400,000. For the next year, the loss diminished. Within 12 months, its net assets were a negative $57,000 compared to nearly $645,000 on June 30, [...]