Manned by representatives of the Hemet Unified School District Transportation Department, the Bus Pass Desk was a popular stop during Idyllwild School’s Back to School Night held Thursday, Sept. 8.
Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, of Anza, was sentenced to four years in state prison for possession of child pornography (Penal code 311.11(B)). Riverside County prosecutor Cynthia Brewer attempted to invalidate the original plea agreement with Cooley and sought a much stiffer sentence. Although Judge Kelly L. Hansen rejected Brewer’s motion, he issued the higher limit […]
Third District County Supervisor Jeff Stone has canceled his meeting in Idyllwild for September. He will resume his regular schedule of meeting with Idyllwild-area residents in October. Supervisor Stone is still available to meet with constituents in his Hemet office. To make an appointment, call 1-866-383-2203.
I worry. Sometimes I worry too much. I get a thought in my head and I become like a pit bull, I can’t let it go. It’s not good for me. In the past, it has caused me, and those close to me, problems. I think it’s because I have lousy denial mechanisms. Woody Allen […]
Editor’s note: In his August column, Chief Walker wrote about his first-hand observations of the Wallow Fire, which occurred in Arizona during May through July. Unfortunately, the chief could not prepare a September column because his Interagency Management Team was summoned to the Umpqua Complex Fire in Oregon. At 680 acres, the Umpqua Complex includes […]
Twice in three years, a Riverside County grand jury has issued a report on the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD). Neither report addresses mistakes or failures in fighting fires. But both commented on how the agency is managed. One recommendation appears in both reports. Two separate grand juries recommended that IFPD look at the costs […]
Let’s keep this simple. Very complicated talk about recreation [including Riverside County’s] Economic Development Agency (EDA), Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), and County Service Area (CSA) 36 [Idyllwild]. This letter is only for Idyllwild [residents], not Pine Cove or Mountain Center. CSA 36 doesn’t trust ICRC, ICRC doesn’t trust CSA 36 or EDA, and EDA […]
Idyllwild Arts fully understands the entire process outlined in the recent letter from Susan Nash, and has in the past and will in the future comply with every expectation of the county planning and approval process. We thank her for her interest and welcome her comments during the public notice phase of our latest master […]
A quote I found before the Iraq war started rings especially true today. This is from Dolia Gonzales, then age 73, upon learning that the survivor benefits of her son, Alfredo, who was killed serving in Vietnam, would be cut off, because she was his mother, not his spouse. “We — the common, average Americans […]