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Marshall Smith

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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

Prop 4 authorizes bond sale for children’s hospitals

Proposition 4, on the November ballot as an initiated state statute, authorizes the state to sell $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds for the...

Prop 5 proposes changes to property tax for seniors/disabled

Proposition 5, on the November ballot as a combined initiated constitutional amendment and state statute, proposes to change current property tax law to allow...

New business happy to be in historic Village Lane

Disagreements continue between neighboring businesses there Kim Tookey could not be happier with her new shop Penny Lane, tucked toward the back of the historic...

Classical guitar concert at Idyllwild Arts is a go

As a teacher and guitar builder, David Pelham’s visit to Paracho, Michoacán, Mexico, in 2002 changed his life and inspired a new personal mission.

Prop 8 seeks to place caps on dialysis costs

Refunds over caps to payors, including insurance companies Proposition 8 on the November ballot as an initiated state statute seeks to place caps on...

She calls this musical journey her last hurrah

Those who know Barbara Rayliss hope that is not the case Musician, singer and actor Barbara Rayliss said she has done everything in her life...

Prop 6 proposes to repeal Road Repair and Accountability Act

Proposition 6, on the November ballot, proposes to repeal the Road Repair and Accountability Act (Senate Bill 1) enacted into law by the Legislature...

Mountain Quilters host 15th-annual Quilt Show

‘Naturally Crazy’ is the theme The Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild, at 77 strong (“76 women and one brave man,” according to Penny Bottomley), will host...

Chris Scott serves the community by volunteering

Chicago native Chris Scott serves the community by volunteering. With ongoing service to the Idyllwild Community Fund, the U.S. Forest Service, Idyllwild Arts and...

Ron and Marcia Krull — careers as teachers made volunteering natural

Pine Cove residents Ron and Marcia Krull have lived lives of serving others subtly shaped by serendipity. Now, after distinguished careers as teachers, they...
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