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Opinion: Opposes online public notices

I am enclosing a copy of my letter to the Assembly Judiciary Committee generally in opposition to AB 642 now before that committee. AB 642 would allow an exclusively web-based publication, with a staff of one spending time in Idyllwild, to qualify as a newspaper of general circulation in competition with you. I have always […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Don’t rub me the wrong way …

Most of us have grilled using our own or a cookbook’s rub recipe. I have tried various rubs for chicken, pork and seafood. For the most part, I primarily use marinades, only occasionally using rubs, although rubs are flavorful and zesty. My favorite food season is right around the corner, I can close my eyes […]

Outside Idyllwild: Flora and Sully …

Outside Idyllwild: Flora and Sully …

It is Monday morning as I write this column and the sounds of rain are all around me. The unmistakable sounds of cars driving on the wet pavement were a happy wake-up call. I feel like a farmer whose crops of wildflowers are now safe from drought. Southern California is now safe from wildfires, at […]

Fire and Forest: Going green with abatement …

Fire and Forest: Going green with abatement …

Fire abating one’s property, or reducing the flammable vegetation around your house, is a very green activity. Of course, it is very good if you would like to lessen the risk of your house going up in flames and sending large amounts of toxins into the air and soil, but it is, happily, one of […]

Opinion: CSD not a solution to local services

OK, I haven’t written a letter to the editor in a awhile. I want to be positive; but when I see local corruption pushing itself off in the interest of property owners I get upset. Idyllwild Community Recreation Council wants a community center funded by property tax dollars (a recreation facilities use contract) and Idyllwild […]

Opinion: Music is attractive

Well, it’s here, springtime, warm weather, flowers and outside activities; how wonderful. I’ve lived in Idyllwild for 19 years and I love it up here, as everyone else I know does. I shop up here, dine up here, and go to a lot of events up here. One of my favorite things is going to […]

Creature Corner: May 9, 2013

Creature Corner: May 9, 2013

Oreo is our special dog of the month. Just like April, he is blooming with new tricks. Only a couple years old, this bright Chihuahua mix attends Mt. Pawly Tech training school and has a report card that he is so proud of. Basic commands are a piece of cake, such as sit, down, and […]

Past Tense: May 9, 2013

Past Tense: May 9, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Fern Valley Mutual Water Company installed a 420,000-gallon water tank on Strawberry Creek. 60 years ago – 1953 A record-breaking crowd of anglers hit the Hill for the opening of trout season. A crowd of 1,500 to 2,000 lined banks of Strawberry Creek shoulder-to-shoulder on opening day. 55 years ago […]

Outside Idyllwild: April stories …

Outside Idyllwild: April stories …

April was a good month for outdoor adventures. I would have liked to have seen more rain, which would benefit the wildflower season. Of course, when it comes to weather, you take what you get. It does not look like we will have a similar profusion of wildflowers as we had last year. But late […]

Fire and Forest: Fire codes and the end of our grant …

Quick, who knows what PRC 4291 is? Here’s a hint — homeowners are supposed to be in compliance with it everywhere in California where there is a threat of wildfire. Okay, I know the old-timers up here got it, but in case you are new to these altitudes, this is the statewide code for fire […]

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