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Category: Out Loud

Out loud: News is news …

Jack and I purchased the local newspaper last June. We had no intention of changing the Town Crier from the newspaper it’s been since the 1950s when the Maxwells (founders in 1946) began publishing hard news — even on the front page. We print news. We don’t count or classify news as good, bad or […]

Out Loud: An Idyllwild treasure …

In the interview in this week’s issue (page 11) with new Park Interpreter Jyoti Kintz, she mentioned that more people are coming to the Nature Center since the Town Crier opened the Visitors Center. The Nature Center is one of the best places to visit in Idyllwild, I think, and we like sending people of […]

Out loud: Looking forward …

By the time the paper is published, 2014 will be upon us quicker than we can imagine. When I think of how life was after retirement toward the end of November and what Jack and I took on in the spring of 2013, I certainly understand why so many people have questioned our sanity. We […]

Out loud: No place like home …

While many of us celebrate the holidays with family and friends, some individuals fall into an inner depression. This pallor of joylessness can be very personal and deep, particularly when family is far away, ties are cut or family simply have passed on. We are blessed that people have places to go here where they […]

Out loud: Use committees …

As the primary reporter of information about public agencies on the Hill, we need to attend about a dozen meetings a month. Readers depend on us to report what happens so, more often than not, we cover lightly attended meetings. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a meeting in San Francisco where we merged […]

Out Loud: A few kudos …

We produced a paper this week without either an interim operations manager or our incredible Halie, who is on maternity leave, as many of you know. She will be returning at the beginning of the year and though we all here are immensely excited about that, it will be difficult for her to leave little […]

Out Loud: Warm memories …

Jack and I found our children, their spouses and all the grandchildren — including little Finley, two months old this Tuesday — in our clutches, as well as seven friends, 20 people in all, on Thanksgiving day. Three of the little ones ran circles around the dining room table while the women hung out in […]

Out loud: Past and present …

Some of you may remember back in the 1980s a social column the TC ran called “Mountain views.” It was about the big and little things going on in Idyllwild people’s lives. The column’s author was a little lady who always wore her soft, white hair just so, sat perfectly erect in her chair and […]

Out Loud: Pride and prejudice …

Let’s please be clear about something: The Town Crier is not “against” any personnel at any level of any local governmental agency. Nothing would be gained by that. The Town Crier is “for” efficient, honest and lawfully run local agencies — like everyone else in town surely must be. But some folk feel the Town […]

Out loud: Public corruption …

Amongst the Halloween photos, columns and big news stories in this issue is a small article you may have missed and I don’t want you to. Read the little page 5 story J.P. Crumrine wrote and this is why it’s significant. Right now, as I write this column, the Inland Regional Joint Corruption Task Force […]

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