Initial Thoughts: While we watch the “Voice,” silence continues …

About 45 citizens or residents attended Supervisor Stone’s Public Safety Summit last night. In my opinion, it wasn’t a great turnout. He and his staff...

Initial Thoughts: Disappointment, now and then …

Happy Birthday wishes to Ernie Maxwell. We’re only in the middle of celebrating Ernie Maxwell week. The county Board of Supervisors has designated the entire...

Initial Thoughts: Vote …

When you read this column, it will be less than one week until Election Day 2012. I don’t care for whom you vote, but...

Initial thoughts: Before legislators “Man up,” try the truth first …

I try to refrain from speaking out on national political issues. I generate enough controversy when I address local subjects.

Initial Thoughts: Make a New Year’s resolution — make a phone call …

Since I began writing this column, I’ve been encouraging you to get involved in our community. It’s good for you and clearly good for...

Initial Thoughts: Two subjects — public salaries and letters to the editor …

Special Districts compensation payments Following the August 2010 revelations about exorbitant public salaries in the City of Bell, Calif., State Controller John Chiang requested that...

Initial Thoughts: What does local control mean and who defines it …

“Local control,” a good rallying cry. One that is as old as this nation. I’m for it; I support local control as much as...

Initial Thoughts: “Anonymous” questions …

Several people have chosen to post questions online at the end of some stories and letters to the editor regarding the Idylwild Fire Department...

Initial Thoughts: We’re all on the “Hill” …

Sept. 11. “9/11.” We recognize either since September 11, 2001 became an infamous day in American history. Thousands of Americans died and thousands more...

Initial Thoughts: Truth and dependency …

Last week was tumultuous. On Wednesday, the County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee recommended that Supervisor Jeff Stone support the termination of the county’s...
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