A new California law [Assembly Bill 1616, “Cottage Food Operations”] allows people to prepare certain food in their home kitchen and sell it either directly to a consumer or to a third party. The law is a good example of how to turn a simple concept into a legal nightmare, but guidance from the county […]
Category: Letters to the Editor
What makes the United States Armed Forces the greatest government entity in the world and is the very reason why Idyllwild Fire should be dissolved? [The answer is] objectivity and reproducibility or in this case a lack thereof. It’s not about cost or who is employed. Can Idyllwild Fire objectively replace its three captains at […]
Up till the current Town Crier (the Dec. 6 issue), [there’s been] not a whisper nor a whimper about the new assessment by CAL FIRE. To those of us who received this double billing at the time of regular tax notices, it was a jolt.
Neal Simpson, M.D., Hemet, wrote a rebuttal to Conor O’Farrell’s column about unions. [See the Nov. 29 issue of the Town Crier for Simpson’s view and the Nov. 15 issue for O’Farrell’s original column.] Many of us have watched the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” My understanding is that Sheldon Cooper should refrain from […]
How wonderful that a local artist has achieved the recognition of having his sculpture displayed on El Paseo in Palm Desert. It is a sign that music and the arts are flourishing on the Hill. We all know our beloved local musician of American Idol fame, Casey Abrams. So get to know Dore’s work by […]
After hearing many discussions regarding the effect of reverting to the Clinton era federal income tax rates, I decided to estimate, using IRS tax tables, the effect for three hypothetical married couples filing jointly each with different taxable incomes. See the accompanying table below for the results. Superficially, at least, it seems the effect is […]
For Santa, readers and Honorable Mayor Max: I am “4-legged” and I speak for all my furry friends. I hear Christmas is approaching upon us. I would really like our community to know our holiday wish list. Enchance Idyllwild’s Doggie Park for us, our community and visitors. Please supply litter bags and containers throughout busy […]