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Outside Idyllwild: The autumn leaves: Part 1 …

Fall is once again upon us. In Idyllwild, autumn is when the wind blows hot one day and cold the next or visa versa. It can be sunny and warm or sunny and cold or cloudy and colder like it was last week. One day you are freezing in long pants and a jacket. The […]

Off the Leash: If the result benefits all, doesn’t mean the game was socialism …

There is a lot of talk of cutting back these days. “Austerity” is a popular word in our current lexicon. While following the current election I hear both candidates stress the need for cutbacks. Republicans keep ranting against “big government,” I wonder what they mean. We can all agree that we’d like to have our […]

Initial Thoughts: Blair and Kay …

After I answered the phone last week and asked if I could help the caller, he identified himself as Blair — Blair Ceniceros. “Wow!” was my reaction, I haven’t heard from my friend Blair in more than a year. Blair and Kay moved off the Hill in the spring of 2011. They now live in […]

Opinion: Compassion isn’t tyranny

In response to Ms. Rose’s obviously political and unattributed quote, “Tyranny is always sold as freebies, as compassion, when in fact it is an iron fist in a silk glove.” I would give you FDR’s “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it […]

Opinion: Oppose Measure U

Did you read about Measure U in the sample ballot and info pamphlet? We did and we have many questions. Why are almost half of the Hemet schools requesting solar panels and it is not mentioned in the argument for the money? Why are all the Hemet schools asking for facility equity augmentation and equipment? […]

Opinion: Vote no on Measure U

I do not understand how the proponents of Hemet Unified’s [School District] Measure U can say a $25, $50 or $100 tax increase will save us money? Is all [Bill] Sanborn [HUSD trustee] and his tax and spend buddies who populate the school board do is pass tax increases onto a valley decimated by the […]

Creature Corner: Oct. 18, 2012

Creature Corner: Oct. 18, 2012

Reunited and happy to be home are Leeloo, Bolt and Cuko, and Tank, Nala and Rango. If your pet has decided to run away from home, call the ARF Search and Rescue, (626) 833-2311. Anyone recognize this cat? He was found on Double View a couple of weeks ago, and is now available for adoption. […]

Past Tense: Oct. 18, 2012

Past Tense: Oct. 18, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The newly formed house committee for Town Hall took steps to waterproof the basement, purchase oil heaters and provide restrooms.   60 years ago – 1952 Halfway through the deer hunting season, a record number of 374 bucks were tallied. Meanwhile, locals were spreading a tall tale about a hunter […]

Outside Idyllwild: The golden hour, part 2 …

Outside Idyllwild: The golden hour, part 2 …

I am parked at Vista Point awaiting the sunset and contemplating the nearly full moon. I walk up and down the pathways to find the best possible vantage points.   I was hoping to get a reflection on Diamond Valley Lake but I realize that the sun is too far to the north to shine […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Martinis and other shaker cocktails …

I own two cookbooks, “Retro Cocktails, Shake It Baby” by Kate Moseley, and “The Martini Book” by Sally Ann Berk. They shouldn’t be called cookbooks as the recipes do not start cooking until after ingesting. I pour over each book with affection, as if looking through a family album. Friends and family know I enjoy […]

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