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CDC coronavirus testing decision likely to haunt nation for months to come

By Rachana Pradhan  Kaiser Health News    As the novel coronavirus snaked its way across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early February distributed 200 test kits it had produced to more than 100 public health labs run by states and counties nationwide.  Each...

Some benefits of frozen foods

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that frozen foods are an affordable way for people to get their daily recommended doses of fruits and vegetables. Photo by Metro Editorial Service By Metro Editorial Service Contributed Throughout human history, there have been many ways...

How adults can find new hobbies

While it can seem like there’s little time in the day to do more than tend to responsibilities at work and at home, people may have more time to pursue leisure activities than they realize. Photo by Metro Editorial Service By Metro Editorial Service Contributed 

Past Tense: March 26, 2020

The front page of the March 29, 1957 Idyllwild Town Crier illustrated by Ernie Maxwell, the newspaper’s founder. Town Crier Archives 70 years ago - 1950 The Idyllwild Inn was host to 56 students from all over the world. They were members of the Visiting International Students Association sponsored...

Avoid financial peril after a job loss

These strategies can help professionals who recently found themselves out of work avoid financial difficulties. Photo by Metro Editorial Service By Metro Editorial Service Contributed Losing a job can be devastating. Even in a strong market, companies can go out of business or reduce payroll. Being let go...

Creature Corner: March 26, 2020

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats talked about the pending births of kittens in the ARF kittenry. Zeus: Do we have kittens yet? Bear: No. Can you believe it? That mama cat is huge! Zeus: I am so surprised. She looks as if she’s going to...

Helping kids find hobbies

By Metro Editorial ServiceContributed Much like adults can benefit from participating in hobbies, children can reap rewards from engaging in hobbies. According to the Child Development Institute, hobbies give children a chance to express themselves. The CDI also notes that hobbies can play an important role in children’s self-discovery and boost their self-esteem. ...

One fatality on mountain roads last week

Three traffic collisions occurred on mountain roads last week. One resulted in a fatality, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Information Officer Matthew Napier.   On March 17 at 10:35 a.m., Richard Andrew Regllo, 25 from San Marcos, was traveling at 35 mph southbound on Highway 243 south of Poppet Flatts Road in...

COVID-19 impact: Update on local entities, restaurants and markets

Restaurants all over town plastered signs last week about picking up to-go orders. The Red Kettle made sure their sign was easy to spot.  Photo by Jenny Kirchner  By Melissa Diaz Hernandez and Jenny Kirchner Editor and Reporter/Photographer     Last week the Town Crier gave an update...

Linda Collins: A story of hope

The Collins family. From left Linda’s son Zachary, husband Frank, Linda, daughter Emily and daughter Annabelle.  Photo by Kellie Jane Creative Back in 2011, Hemet resident Linda Collins was in the battle of her life. She was diagnosed with ER-Positive breast cancer, a form of cancer that feeds off estrogen. After...
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