‘Transparency’ can be foggy

  The purpose of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which is California Government Code sections 54950 through 54963, is to mandate transparency in local government....

Another point of view: We are not being represented

Editor: There are many reasons we all choose to live in Idyllwild. Perhaps the best reason of all is the sense of community and family...

Another point of view: November 26, 2015

Editor: Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in need. ARF is not a shelter and relies...

Jack’s point of view: Rogue County Counsel?

By Jack Clark Co-Publisher and General Counsel California’s Supreme Court has held that “One of the basic functions of the grand jury is to ‘act as...

Another Point of View: Truth seasoned with pepper …

Editor: The old Woodies, Soroptimists, bored members of all organizations and Rotarians have got to go. Few of them can hear anyway. The aging Community...

Another Point of View: The Community Foundation

Editor: We want to take this opportunity to express appreciation to the Idyllwild Town Crier for its continued support of raising awareness of important events...

Another Point of View: Why is Cal Fire hiding Mountain Fire...

Beginning shortly after the Mountain Fire, concerned citizens began asking the Town Crier for information as to the origin and cause of the blaze...

Another Point of View: No good deed goes unpunished

As a former president of the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, I find Norm Cassen’s recent critical letters a bit hard to stomach. He...

Another Point of View: Fire safety statement

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department/County Office of Emergency Services is committed to providing the best public protection possible and to always work to improve community life and property safety. We will analyze what is best to reduce risks for a community, report what is best, and work hard to implement what is best for life and property risk reduction. This is just what we have always done and will continue to do for the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa mountains area.

Another Point of View: Public records and you

The annual nationwide Sunshine Week is celebrated this year from March 15 to 21. USA newspapers publish stories about public records and the difficulty in obtaining some of them. “Public records” are generally defined as records regardless of their physical form (so email would be included), made or received in connection with the transaction of official business by any government agency.

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