Out Loud: Morning routines …

I don’t drink coffee. I love the aroma but not the taste, heat and jitters it produces. So it takes me a bit more...

Out Loud: Kudos to Mr. Buchanan …

Kudos to Jerry Buchanan, Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission president, for speaking up at last week’s IFPD meeting to say that the board intends...

Out Loud: Idyllwild Water District …

I question whether Idyllwild Water District is truly serving, as well as accommodating, its customers. For the past six years, it has attempted to gain...

Out Loud: May 3, 2018

Jack and I cannot afford the time to take full vacations — like a week away. But we wanted to celebrate my 60th...

Out Loud: January 25, 2017

Other than the occasional wandering bear, lake-stocked fish and migrated bald eagle, our wildlife population primarily derives from their own local ancestry — generations...

Out Loud: Government meetings …

People often ask us why we report on so many government meetings when most small-town newspapers do not. It’s pretty easy to explain though not...

Out Loud: Propane …

In early February, I take my annual trip to Sacramento for Government Affairs Day. This year I hope to meet with Sen. Jeff Stone...

Out Loud: Hopes for Hestrin …

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has a special Public Integrity Division whose “ultimate goal is to increase the public’s level of confidence...

Out Loud: January 12, 2017: Text Speak

I wrote this almost 10 years ago and it still applies: The advantages of snail mail are becoming apparent in the new age of...

Out Loud: IWD GM’s attempt to control agenda…

Editor’s note: I’m stepping aside again this week to let Jack express an opinion based on his recent investigations. BC As reported in a previous...
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