Tax Tips: Tax myths

With the tax code approaching the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica, it’s little wonder there are many misconceptions and erroneous beliefs regarding tax regulations. Many...

Creature Corner: Feb. 9, 2012

Boo! Now you see me; now you don’t. What a week it’s been with Boo, the Chiweenie and his tricks. He’s safe and at home now. Kona, and Titan have been reunited once again with their human. Looks like Amadeus, the German shepherd wagged his tail right into the hearts of his new family. Paws up to you.

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 US Marines from Camp Pendleton moved into the Dark Canyon-Pine Flats area to begin a series of winter maneuver operations...

Creature Corner: Feb. 2, 2012

Boo! Now you see me; now you don’t. What a week it’s been with Boo, the Chiweenie and his tricks. He’s safe and at home now. Kona, and Titan have been reunited once again with their human. Looks like Amadeus, the German shepherd wagged his tail right into the hearts of his new family. Paws up to you.

Past Tense: Feb. 2, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 The highlight of the week was Mike and Dorothy Michelsen opening their long awaited Fern Valley Market. The opening...

Before Our Time: Homes evolve, too …

One of the charms of living here on the Hill is the welcome absence of typical Southern California tract housing. As soon as I...

Fire and Forest: A system that lasts …

We at the council are looking for a fire safe future that endures. In more popular terms, we seek a sustainable future, one that...

That Was Yummy! Yummy buttermilk pancakes …

Dear That was yummy, Could you please share an easy recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes? I am having a large family breakfast and would love to...

Tax Tips: A kinder, friendlier IRS and FTB?

I think it was back when George H.W. Bush was president that there was an effort to create a kinder, friendlier Internal Revenue Service...

Sustainability: Lighting the way to sustainability and savings …

Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) has substantial outside lighting requirements for visibility and safety. Students, faculty and visitors are often out in darker hours, going to and from dorms and the dining hall, the library and various art studios, or attending on-campus performances and recitals. To assure these needs, IAA has an annual utility bill totaling more than a half million dollars. Consequently, the school has a strong incentive to undertake a sustainability program. So, outside lighting is one of many areas we have been looking at. Plus, many of us have outside lighting needs at home.
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