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Another Point of View: The virtual reality of guns

Humans love to set aside disbelief and be caught up in fiction — be it a Penn and Teller magic show, a campfire story, a novel, a movie or a video game. Watching a good movie is great fun. But what if you never left the theater? What if you lived there 24/7 and spent […]

Outside Idyllwild: Road trip to Joshua Tree …

Outside Idyllwild: Road trip to Joshua Tree …

After three days of rain in Idyllwild, I was ready for something different. The beauty of Southern California is that you can almost always find something to do on a rainy day by driving to the desert. In this case, Les Walker and I drove to Joshua Tree to meet up with longtime Idyllwild resident […]

Lola’s Kitchen: For the love of seafood …

When I was young, my dad would gather the family together in the old Model A and head for the beach. San Martin Beach, south of San Francisco, was the destination. The purpose was smelt fishing. At a certain time of year, the smelt would be running. When a wave came in the smelt could […]

Past Tense: Jan. 31, 2013

Past Tense: Jan. 31, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Town Crier reported that lots of kids in town had chicken pox. 60 years ago – 1953 William Courtney, a Los Angeles attorney, addressed the Chamber of Commerce. He promised to tell “How to Keep the Government and a Wife on One Income.” 55 years ago – 1958 Bill […]

Creature Corner: Jan. 31, 2013

Creature Corner: Jan. 31, 2013

Welcome to Puppy Food Bowl XLVII brought to you by ARF and Coach Sandy. Sandy is a tan and white Chihuahua who weighs in at about 8 pounds, is short in stature, attends Mt. Pawley Tech U., and demonstrates several two-legged “special moves.” Flanked to the left and always by her side is her Right […]

It Takes a Village: IAA student’s film airs on KCET

Welcome to this inaugural edition of “It Takes A Village” which will appear in the Town Crier on a regular basis. I hope it will be informative to the community at large to stay updated about what is going on at the Idyllwild Arts. Hopefully this column of news, performances, milestones, etc. will help reinforce […]

Opinion: Precautions to avoid the flu

OK, I’m not a doctor, a nurse practitioner, a nurse, or a paramedic. In fact, I don’t even have a valid first aid card. But I do know we are about to be hit with an influenza epidemic. On top of that, there’s some sort of respiratory disease making the rounds in our little town […]

Opinion: Need more than one donor

Benevolence should only be given to the point a community can match and sustain its benefit. To do otherwise places unreasonable expectations on the outcomes and their users. I applaud the Butterfields for their contribution, yet I question their wisdom. I abhor the Idyllwild Community Center committee’s decision to make this the only contribution in […]

Opinion: A special place

Editor’s note: Peter Hermanson shared his daughter Clare’s essay about Idyllwild with the Town Crier. She is a 5th grade student in San Diego. My special place is Idyllwild. Idyllwild is a mountain about two hours away from San Diego. It is special to me because while I am there, I like walking in the […]

Science and Reality Today: Biocentrism and the universe as the expression of life itself …

I still remember my earliest childhood memories of looking up at the stars and having a feeling that even though I was down here and they were so far away we were somehow connected. It was almost a sense of yearning to be one with the stars, which made me want to be an astronaut […]

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