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Outside Idyllwild: Lake Hemet…

Outside Idyllwild: Lake Hemet…

Last week I left off where I was driving and then walked along the road to Lake Hemet. Once I returned to my car, I drove to the parking lot and immediately noticed that the lake was even smaller than my last visit about three weeks before. Many interesting plants were growing above the sandy […]

Out loud: IFPD secrecy …

Last week, Idyllwild Fire Commissioner Chip Schelly failed again to get the issues of transparency and board evaluation on the agenda. The other four commissioners feign deafness when he broaches the subject. Apparently, they suffer blindness when he appeals in writing, too. After years of the TC barking at local boards about open government, Pine […]

Off the leash – July 18, 2013

Where’s my brother? … “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2: 3-4 This was part of the epistle reading at church a couple of Sundays […]

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 […]

Out Loud: Back at it …

I’m back —and boy, do I know it. More than three-and-a-half years ago, I “retired” from this job and pursued a few other projects. But nothing called to me as much as the TC where I spent 23-plus years. So when the opportunity to purchase it arose, Jack and I hardly hesitated. All the support […]

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