Chief Concerns: We Want to Save Your House From Fire —...

By John R. Hawkins Fire Chief Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department A major wildfire is burning below the ridge and above Hemet. You wonder if the fire...

Goldspotted oak borer still a danger — look for indications and...

So, as we all pursue the ever-compelling joys and rewards of removing all flammable materials from the 30-foot zone around our homes and structures,...

Creature Corner: May 11, 2017

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats were helping Cali and Joey feel at home. Mr. Gray: Hey, Bobbie! Get in...

Past Tense: May 11, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 The Izaak Walton League approved a $20 expenditure for trees and flowering shrubs for the school landscaping program. 60 years ago...

Dr. Tom: The fate of our healthcare dollars, now and in...

Medical care in the U.S. is so much more expensive than every other country. How can we fix that? A dollar in U.S. medical...

Readers Write: Start with healthcare issues where they count

Editor: Ron West’s comments on the medical system reflect several misunderstandings. 1. You can’t “reduce pay to physicians.” They are not, for the most part, anyone’s...

Winter is Coming

By Marsha Kennedy Idyllwild Snow Group “Idy, Pine Cove and Fern Valley suffered an invasion tantamount to a disaster. Our roads were icy and the invaders...

Out Loud: A nice weekend …

A couple of Saturdays ago, Jack drove to Menifee to buy a trailer for hauling newspapers up from the desert. The newspapers put too...

Creature Corner: May 4, 2017

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” new cats Joey and Cali were welcomed by the group. Alice: (speaking to Cali) So, Cali, how...

Past Tense: May 4, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Work began on a new bridge across Strawberry Creek at Fern Valley Corners, replacing a 25-year-old wooden structure. 60 years ago...
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