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Outside Idyllwild: Hopscotch …

Last week turned out to be another one of those weird, and yet normal for the Hill, weather weeks that we seem to get every spring.

Past tense: April 19, 2012

Past tense: April 19, 2012

1 year ago – 2011
Idyllwild local Brendan Steele established himself as a major contender in his rookie season on the PGA Tour by winning his first major tournament, the 2011 Valero Texas Open. Steele earned $1,116,000 with his win.

Creature Corner: April 19, 2012

Creature Corner: April 19, 2012

Paws up to Summer, the shepherd who forgot it was winter and went for walk. She has been reunited, and is safe and at home. As well as to Buffy, the Lab, who just stepped out briefly.

Off the Leash: The Golden Rule

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “What is hateful to thee, do not that unto your neighbor.” This is the Golden Rule. No matter how you word it, the rule is essentially the same. Treat others the way you would want to be treated yourself.

Lifelines: Anticipating Sunday …

When I was a teenager growing up in Philadelphia, my family used to vacation at the Jersey shore. (Easterners will note the deliberate use of “shore,” not “beach.”) Ever the good church lady, my mom would pack up her four kids and take us to the Ocean City Tabernacle on Sunday evening to hear one of the famous preachers that filled the pulpit each week.

Opinion: Further thoughts or further fabrications?

In last week’s Readers write, a Pine Cove resident addressed what she considered fabrications regarding IFPD’s provision of ambulance service to Pine Cove. The author of last week’s letter should take her own advice to ensure that her comments are supported by fact.

Opinion: We can rid the crime together

My family has been here since the late 1930s to early 1940s, and I have never seen the Sheriffs log with so many burglaries.

Opinion: Five-minute drive can save a life

My neighbor in Pine Cove is battling a terminal illness. [Idyllwild Interim Fire Chief] Sherman’s statements to terminate the ambulance service contract with the people of Pine Cove only add to her uncertainty and suffering. A safe community on the Hill is a united community. Together in awareness, together in networking, together in action. For […]

Initial thoughts: Before legislators “Man up,” try the truth first …

I try to refrain from speaking out on national political issues. I generate enough controversy when I address local subjects.

Creature Corner: April 12, 2012

Creature Corner: April 12, 2012

I want to run and play and run and play, any day, all the time. Missy, our one-year-old Aussie mix and Reily, our 3-year-old female shepherd mix can be found with their toy in mouth and energy to spare to do just that. But what if our four-legged best fur friends decide to escape their […]

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