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California spending over $13 billion annually on special education

By Louis Freedberg Edsource Spending on special education students in California has increased by just over 20% over the past decade — from $10.8 billion to $13 billion in inflation-adjusted figures, according to a new report. That’s just one of the startling figures in the report from the Legislative Analyst’s...

Four solo-vehicle collisions

Four solo-vehicle collisions occurred over the last few weeks on the mountain, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Darren Meyer. On Monday, Oct. 21 at 10:25 p.m., a red 2019 Honda Civic was traveling on Highway 74 one mile east of Keen Camp Road, when for unknown reasons, the driver of the...

Man booked in a local jail for terrorist threats and brandishing a firearm

By Riverside County Sheriff’s DepartmentContributed On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at approximately 9:27 a.m., deputies from the Mt. San Jacinto College and the Hemet and San Jacinto sheriff stations responded to the Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto campus located at 1499 N. State St. in reference to a man with a gun. ...

Steele to play in Mayakoba

PGA Tour golfer and Idyllwild native Brendan Steele with wife Anastassia and 2-year-old daughter Victoria (“Tori”) attending an Idyllwild celebration for his father, retired Idyllwild attorney Kent Steele on his 80th birthday. Photo by becky clark Brendan Steele comes off a few vacation weeks to play this week in the $7.2-million Mayakoba Golf...

Palms to Pines Golf Association playoff results

By Jim Crandall Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chairman The Palms to Pines Golf Association played its regular monthly tournament and final round of playoffs for club champions at Hemet Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 18. It was a beautiful fall day and the course was in good shape. In...

Aspiring architect to give next IDYTalk

By Idyllwild Arts AcademyContributed The intention of Idyllwild Arts Academy’s InterArts department to teach artists “to collaborate, to innovate, to be entrepreneurs and to be adaptable and resilient, as well as socially aware.” This will be embodied by Jackson Bujnosek at his Friday night Nov. 15 IDYTalk at the Idyllwild Town Gallery. ...

Past Tense: November 14, 2019

Arthur Felt, banding birds at Foster Lake in about 1962, had been conducting this study for several years and continued to do so for several years more. One of his banded Idyllwild birds that year, a steller’s jay, was found as far away as Fallbrook. file photo 70 years...

Creature Corner: November 14, 2019

Albany Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats discussed how adopting a pet actually saves two lives. Terra: Gather around everyone! Arnold, the kitten, has found his forever home! That leaves four kittens still looking but I’m certain they’ll find their homes soon. Mr. Gray: Uh, Terra. Who is hanging around...

Mountain Center welcomes new postmaster

Having been a carrier and supervisor, Mountain Center’s new postmaster, Sylvia Smith,never learned how to run the front window since she was always in the back office with employees or out delivering mail. Smith gets the opportunity to learn how to run the front window as the new postmaster.     Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Six war veterans receive high school diplomas

Deceased World War II veteran Vallie Lee Engelauf’s family accepted his high school diploma on Nov. 12 as part of the Operation Recognition program. U.S. Navy Coxswain Engelauf was born in Riverside in 1926 and lived in the Rubidoux and Jurupa areas his entire life.  During his military service,...
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