On Wednesday, Sept. 21, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Michael Peevey directed Southern California Edison (SCE), along with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and San Diego Gas and Electric, to establish programs to allow customers to delay installation of controversial Smart Meters, which the utility companies are using to replace analog meters statewide. SCE […]
Dr. Frank Vernon, research geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), will head a team and project that will install seismic monitoring stations at a number of locations on the Hill to measure San Jacinto Fault activity. Two of the stations will be in Idyllwild. The others will be […]
Every year, the Idyllwild Rotary Club gives dictionaries to third-graders at Idyllwild, Hamilton and Cottonwood schools. Rotarians Scott Fisher, left, and Charlie Wix, right, hand out dictionaries to the students. Third grade teacher Sally Salter observes from the background.
A variety of activities are in the offing that affect the Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) property. In discussing the ICC site, confusion sometimes comes up about what is an Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) function and what involves fundraising to build the planned community center, a project currently managed by a separate committee now headed […]
When the lights went out on Tuesday afternoon, I scrambled to find backup power for my husband’s medical equipment. Because of the efforts of several local men, a generator was located and then carried up many stairs into our home. A potential life-threatening situation was averted. This is not the first time we have been […]
We are inundated with radio waves in our lives — radio waves from hundreds of satellites, cell phone towers, microwave transfer stations, television and broadcasters, on the mountaintops and in the city. Nobody knows the relationship of radio waves to cancer. There seems to be some connection. Cell phones are blamed for causing brain tumors. […]
I see an absurd polarization in the town among its elected and quasi-leadership. It would be an oversimplification to say it’s between liberals and conservatives or hillbillies and newbies or visitors. We need accountable, affordable, sustainable, and usable water, ambulance, fire, and recreation services, and hence the problem. It’s easy to acquire just one or […]
Obviously Mr. Hoffman is a student of history what with all those quotes from Thomas Jefferson. Likewise, I am a student of history and after considerable research I have discovered that the political movement called the Tea Party is not named after the Boston Tea Party as we suspected, but instead it is named after […]