The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been conducting aerial surveillance and patrols on mountain highways 243 and 74, according to CHP Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. He confirmed that the effort has specifically targeted motorcyclists. “Last year we had four fatalities on these roads,” said Meyer, “and that is four too many. Aerial surveillance is […]
Despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposals to amend the recently enacted fire prevention fee, neither the State Assembly nor Senate could find a solution that satisfied the Legislature — Republicans and Democrats. Consequently, no amendments were enacted in the Legislature’s final week. However, H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the Department of Finance, said the administration still believes […]
A jury found Joseph A. Heredia, 35, of Anza, guilty on three of six filed charges. Heredia was convicted of arson to an inhabited structure or property and two counts of criminal threats. Sentencing for these crimes is scheduled for Oct. 28. The jury found Heredia not guilty of burglary, threatening the victim, witness or […]
While traveling down Tollgate, a vehicle was stopped ahead for no apparent reason. Ahh … but the reason soon appeared when mom, pop, aunt, uncle and all the babies in the “Tollgate Quail Family” crossed the road. In the city, pedestrians are frequently ignored as they attempt to cross the street. But in Idyllwild, quail, […]
The County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee returned to Town Hall for its monthly meetings. Last week’s session was sparsely attended. The fervor and aggressiveness on display at its special July meeting were totally absent. Attendees Kathy Lewis and Dawn Sonnier, acting chair of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), asked the committee many […]
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 […]