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Ember mug’s spark began at Idyllwild Arts

Drop into a Starbucks and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll run across something invented by Clay Alexander, who graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 1994. Nearly 4,600 Starbucks stores carry the temperature-controlled Ember Ceramic Mug (named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2017), and about a thousand stores carry the Ember Travel Mug.

Halloween parade and carnival

Idyllwild’s annual Great Pumpkin Parade begins at the top of North Circle Drive at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The parade ends downtown where...

Idyllwild’s Mayor Max on Kelly Clarkson Show

Comedian Wanda Sykes, Chief of Staff Phyllis Mueller, Mayor Max and Kelly Clarkson. Photo by the kelly clarkson show

Steele T42 at the Fortinet

Brendan Steele posted a 6-under-par 70-71-72-69 — 282 at the Fortinet Championship in Truckee, California, on the PGA Tour last week to...

Autumn Equinox on Sunday

Spirit Mountain Retreat is celebrating the Autumn Equinox with a full moon drum circle from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19,...

Authors trade stories about growing up in El Monte

Michael Jaime-Becerra (right) was the featured author on Sunday afternoon at the INK Bookstore’s 2nd Annual Author Series. Becerra talked about his book of short stories, “Every Night Is Ladies’ Night” and his novel, “This Time Tomorrow.” Eduardo Santiago (left), who also grew up in El Monte, Calif., organizes the series and asks the first questions.

Idyllwild School has mountain biking team

Josh White coaches from experience Mountain biking is a common activity on the Hill, but now it is a sport at Idyllwild Middle School. Josh...

Local author receives award, critical praise for new novel: ‘The Sun Jumpers’

Ken Luber, one of the first American Film Institute fellows, is a writer and director with a long film and television career in Los...

Panel remembers life and legacy of Dr. Saubel

Panelists spoke on Sunday night at the Krone Library at Idyllwild Arts during “Considering the Life and Legacy of Katherine Siva Saubel Through Her Many Collaborations” to discuss and share stories about the Native American tribal leader’s collaborative contributions that helped preserve Cahuilla language, culture, ethnobotany and more.

Idyllwild man puts his money where his heart is

Mud, silt and water damage to the Sandia Creek Ranch property in Fallbrook is shown in this photo. Sandia Creek rescues...