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Marshall Smith has been writing for the Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: '"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." Robert Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw

11 California propositions: How the state and county voted

Of 11 propositions on the November 2018 ballot, voters statewide approved six. Riverside County voters also approved six, but not the same six as statewide...

James Bachmann, the art of dreaming

Fifteen-year-old Idyllwild resident James Bachmann is preparing to open his own gallery on North Circle Drive. The gallery will showcase James’ paintings, as well...

Tree Lighting more interactive, casual this year

There are changes wafting in the wintry air for this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. The biggest of them is that this year’s festivities will...

Varied menu of upscale changes in business profile

Foodie alert: Not only is there a new butcher at Village Market, Frank Dorame, he has also cooked for a president. “I cooked lamb...

Spotlight on Leadership features Cristie Scott

Parks Exhibition Center manager Cristie Scott is the next speaker at the Association of Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s ongoing series Spotlight on Leadership. She is the...

Idyllwild Arts student filmmaker next speaker at Idy Talks

Denver native and Idyllwild Arts filmmaker Nikki Tarro is the next speaker at the Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Art in Society series, Idy Talks. “The series...

Voepel versus Elia in Assembly District 71

Assembly District 71 stretches from Idyllwild in Riverside County to the California border. Consisting mostly of rural mountain country or desert, much of the...

County Service Area 36 board meets

Votes to recommend continuing advisory committee oversight Two headlines came out of the County Service Area 36 Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25. One, that...

Local pianist and teacher Michael Staff will perform at Carnegie...

A modest man realizes a long-held dream Idyllwild resident Michael Staff is a modest man, an everyman — a devoted husband and father, and a...

Proposition 10 would allow local governments to adopt rent control policies

Proposition 10 proposes to allow local governments to adopt rent control on any type of housing unit. The measure also would state that local...
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