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State fire fee back in court

The litigation over the state’s Fire Prevention Fee had another court date, Thursday, Nov. 21. The state and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which has filed a class action suit disputing the legality of the $150 fee, are still arguing which issues will go to trial. After the hearing, the court took the issues under […]

Out Loud: Warm memories …

Jack and I found our children, their spouses and all the grandchildren — including little Finley, two months old this Tuesday — in our clutches, as well as seven friends, 20 people in all, on Thanksgiving day. Three of the little ones ran circles around the dining room table while the women hung out in […]

Creature Corner - December 5, 2013

Creature Corner – December 5, 2013

His name is H.D. — Harley Dog. And this dog loves to ride. In the car, that is. High five is one of his faves, as is catching the ball or Frisbee®, or just some good ole laptime. Cause Harley thinks he is part Chihuahua. Such a good boy. Come to ARF and visit Harley […]

Past Tense - December 5, 2013

Past Tense – December 5, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Work was begun on the Idyllwild Fire House between the Trading Post and Ice & Fuel.   60 years ago – 1953 Joan Crawford, Kathryn Grayson and Elizabeth Taylor were in holiday pictures at The Rustic Theatre.   55 years ago – 1958 Santa Ana winds pushed the temperature to […]

Don’t be scammed

By Jay Pentrack Staff Reporter Gift card scams big money for thieves  Christmas lights, pine trees, ornaments, eggnog, and gifts — words that, for most, evoke warm, happy memories of family gatherings and holiday celebrations with friends. It also is a joyous time of year for thieves and scammers who are out in force throughout […]

So you think you know the hill? - December 5, 2013

So you think you know the hill? – December 5, 2013

  This week you are again challenged to identify the particular spot depicted in this Hill photograph. It might be the exterior of a building or surrounding grounds of a commercial, governmental or nonprofit premises, or a public place in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or Mountain Center. The prize is tickets to the Rustic […]

Past Tense: 11.28.2013

Past Tense: 11.28.2013

65 years ago – 1948 Hollywood came to Idyllwild when the Rustic Theatre presented the first showing of “One Sunday Afternoon,” starring Dennis Morgan. Morgan made an appearance at each showing.   60 years ago – 1953 Idyllwild Rotary became an official club. The organization had been forming for about a year.   55 years […]

Documentary is a love letter to Idyllwild

Documentary is a love letter to Idyllwild

  “The Herd Gathering” is a new documentary project in development by Scott J. Foster, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (IIFC) chair and award-winning writer and producer, multi-talented actor, recording artist and musician. The documentary set to be filmed in Idyllwild features Idyllwild’s newest collaborative art display, “The Deer Sightings,” the Art Alliance of Idyllwild […]

Students of the week - December 5, 2013

Students of the week – December 5, 2013

Local Hal Carey survives Afghan bombing

Local Hal Carey survives Afghan bombing

The American consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, was attacked in the early morning of Sept. 13. Idyllwild resident Hal Carey was there. He’s now home and recovering from a knee injury related to the attack. Carey, an agricultural development officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, tries to help local governments improve their food production […]

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