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AD 36 more candidates, fewer contributions

On the March 5 Primary Ballot, seven candidates are seeking the state Assembly seat for District 36. No incumbent is in the election. The Democratic Party candidates are Edgard Garcia, Jose “Joey” Acuna, Waymond Fermon, Tomas Olivia and Eric Rodriguez. The two Republican Party candidates are Jeff Gonzalez and Kalin Morse. The two candidates with the most...

AD 47 candidates on the way to a million-dollar campaign

On the March 5 Primary Ballot, three candidates are seeking the state Assembly seat for District 47. These candidates are incumbent Republican Greg Wallis and two Democratic challengers, Christy Holstege and Jaime Swain. The two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November Presidential Ballot. WallisIn the first two months of 2024...

PHOTOS: Idyllwild Arts’ Black History Month Concert

PHOTOS COURTESY OF IAA Idyllwild’s own Casey Abrams on the stand-up bass during the Idyllwild Arts’ Black History Month Concert Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Lowman Concert Hall on campus. Idyllwild Arts’ Black History Month Concert Saturday, Feb. 17, featured drums in many...

Sauer takes on challenges at IWD

The Idyllwild Water District (IWD) directors met Wednesday Feb. 21, their first public meeting with their new interim General Manager (GM) Curt Sauer. Among important actions that night was the board approving a bid for the repair of the lower administrative office building. The district received two bids for the Lower...

Smith joins PCWD board

Becky Smith is the newest member of the Pine Cove Water District’s (PCWD) Board of Directors. Smith was chosen at a special board meeting Jan. 17. Becky SmithPHOTO COURTESY OF SMITH Two other individuals applied for the seat: Amie Foye and the third person, who is not a resident of...

The next Beat Nite this Monday

Myra Dutton and the Evolutionary Poets will present another Beat Nite at Middle Ridge Winery from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Dutton calls it a “curated evening of experimental poetry with improvisational music.”  Dr. Marshall Hawkins on bass accompanies Wyatt Priefer at a recent Beat Night. “Idyllwild’s legendary...

Local concerned about receiving two mail-in ballots for primary

    Some voters are concerned about voter fraud, misconduct or multiple voting. Bruce Denny, a Town Crier member, contacted the paper about a specific instance that raised questions in his mind about a potential problem with duplicate vote-by-mail ballots.     Denny submitted his ballot earlier this month. Shortly after, he received both an email...

Town Crier election stories, including interviews with candidates on the March 5 Primary Ballot

• Proposition 1: Feb. 1 • Riverside County Board of Education             Bruce Dennis: Feb. 1 • U.S. Congress, California District 41             Ken Calvert: Feb. 22             Anna Nevenic: Feb. 8             Will Rollins: Feb. 29

Voter Centers opened last weekend

Riverside County voters will be able to cast their ballot for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election at one of 17 vote centers in Riverside County that opened Saturday, Feb. 24. Another 131 vote centers will open Saturday, March 2. At any of these voter centers, residents may vote in-person or return their completed vote-by-mail...

Jeff Gonzalez wants to serve AD 36

Editor’s note: California will hold its 2024 Presidential Primary Tuesday, March 5. Besides the races for president and the U.S. Senate, to succeed Diane Feinstein, many local races need a primary to determine the November candidates. Jeff GonzalezPHOTO COURTESY OF GONZALEZ The Town Crier is writing about the races for...
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