60 years ago – 1951 With only a couple of deer season weeks left, just 94 bucks had been shot locally, compared to 193 in the previous year and 365 bagged 20 years earlier. 55 years ago – 1956 The Riverside County Board of Supervisors denied two liquor license applications from Idyllwild businessmen who sought […]
County Park, actually the official name is Idyllwild Park, is part of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District and is located at 54000 Riverside County Playground Road. The actual sign, which I have called County Park Rd. for the 35 years I have lived in Idyllwild, says Riv. Co. Playground Rd. I know […]
The following story is true. A behind-the-scenes exposé of the working relationship between the media and law enforcement agencies. Last Thursday, Gary Kuscher called and alerted me to a breaking story. He said law enforcement agents were in the midst of a marijuana eradication exercise in progress on Thomas Mountain. (I don’t have the creativity […]
You don’t get to be 82 years old without learning, often the hard way, that life is full of ups and downs. It could be as early as kindergarten when someone you really liked didn’t give you a Valentine’s Day card, or in high school when you realized that tomorrw was the beginning of summer vacation.
When Conor [O’Farrell] asked me to write briefly about my thoughts on the bimonthly discussion group, I was a little stumped as to what to say, unusual for me. So, I guess I’ll just tell why I got involved.
Yes, it was a wonderful Chamber of Commerce meeting last week. The atmosphere was professional and businesslike. The board members were united, but very open and looking to new ideas. Decisions were discussed and actions were made without long-winded speeches from a board member. And, best of all, the audience, concerned citizens and business owners, […]
It was with increasing horror that I read of Backcountry 4×4’s desire to map trails in our San Jacinto Mountains; it’s no surprise that Jeep and Toyota are supporting them. I imagine the destruction to habitat and to aesthetics, plus the increase in noise pollution we already suffer from the brigades of motorcycles. It’s not […]
There should be no mystery about the county’s budget problems. In spite of having a monopoly, the county must still abide by basic economics and by that I mean, “Does the county provide a desired service at a fair price?” For example, I have a customer whose deck, after 50 years, finally needs to be […]