Out Loud: September 29, 2016: John Cook vs. Brown Act

I’m on vacation, so this week’s column comes from Mr. Clark. The acting president of the Idyllwild Water District board, John Cook, made a surprising...

Readers Write: Dismissive of Native Americans

Editor: I enjoyed Marshall Smith’s article “Laser show on Tahquitz.” He managed to list every point of view regarding the event — talk about fair...

Out Loud: October 20, 2016: In Memory

Next Wednesday, Oct. 26, marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Esperanza Fire that took the lives of five of our U.S....

Out Loud: Snow visitors

Jack, my son Zac and I drove out to my daughter’s in Thomas Mountain Village Christmas morning. The halycon blue sky, snowy mountains, bucolic...

Out Loud: Motorcycle crashes …

Since I wrote about motorcycle crashes last week, I’ve been working both with Caltrans and CHP, and going through our own files, gathering statistics...

Out Loud: April 6, 2017

We have a decades-long issue in the U.S. regarding search and rescues in outdoor areas. Who pays if you need to be rescued? You...

Out Loud: In Memory of James Larkin …

Editor’s note: Staff Reporter Marshall Smith writes on his personal relationship with former TC staffer James Larkin, who died last week at the young...

Out Loud: Holiday paper …

I wrote a bit about the hectic time we are experiencing, and I’m guessing that this summer isn’t shaping up to be a good...

Out Loud: Fake news, American institutions, and the presidency

Getting your “news” from social media differs greatly from getting it from established news media. News media, if they at all value their reputations, must...

Out Loud: Town outing …

Sunday, Jack and our son Zac worked at an ongoing project of trying to repair our refrigerator. Originally, something caused the refrigerator section to...
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