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Commission begins redistricting process

Riverside County’s redistricting effort is moving forward. On Oct. 6, the Executive Office Technical Committee presented four draft maps to the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission, that the five planning commissioners composed. One of the proposals, all of which bring Hill communities into District 4 (desert). MAP COURTESY OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

County considering more restraints on temporary events

The board of supervisors will consider major changes to Riverside County’s procedures for regulating temporary events (Ordinance 348, section XIX) at an upcoming meeting. A draft ordinance has been prepared and Planning Department staff intend to present it to the board at its Oct. 19 meeting. The top of the chart showing classes...

Actress finds home and new career on the Hill

By David JeromeCorrespondent Marisa Quintanilla has lived in Idyllwild for about 2 1/2 years. Her business here, Wildland Organics, is about to celebrate its anniversary Oct. 31. An active vocalist, photographer and visual artist, she is best known as an actor. Her role as “Huilen” in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn...

Clubs

Idyllwild Garden ClubThe ever-popular and free Discover Mountain Gardening event is back. The Idyllwild Garden Club will be at the Town Hall Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24. Gardening in the mountains can be a challenge, that’s why IGC holds this public event. Saturday will include three speakers on the Community Garden and...

Life Tribute: Elaine Rahman 1934 – 2021

Elaine Rahman was born Oct 5, 1934 in Niles, Ohio and moved to California in her teens with her mother. Later she worked for Safeway where she met her future husband Bob.Upon their retirement in 1998, they moved to Idyllwild. Elaine loved meeting people and making new friends.She became an active volunteer member of the fire lookout...

Redistricting leaning to move mountain into District 4

With the recently released U.S. Census data for 2020, the Riverside County Executive Office Technical Redistricting Committee has released four maps of possible revised supervisorial boundaries. In all four maps, Idyllwild and its neighboring Hill communities will be shifted to District 4, which is essentially the desert cities — Palm Desert and...

Past Tense: October 7, 2021

65 years ago - 1956The Riverside County Board of Supervisors denied two liquor license applications from Idyllwild businessmen who sought to break the barrier against sales of alcoholic beverages on the Hill. It was not the first time the supervisors had denied a liquor license to a Hill business. 60 years ago - 1961Local...

Creature Corner: October 7, 2021

Lulu Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats welcomed the new dog Krissy and two new adult cats.Pepper: Big, big news!Whiskers: Oh boy! What is it?Pepper: Our office cat Ellie has found her forever home, right here on the mountain.Stevie: I also heard that Miss Kitty has also found...

Why is Idyllwild School by far the most COVID-infected school in HUSD?

Hemet Unified School District’s online Dashboard is posted daily. It shows key COVID statistics for each of the district’s schools on a rolling, two-current-week basis. On Thursday, Sept. 30, HUSD’s daily Dashboard showed Idyllwild School had by far the highest COVID infection percentage in its combined student/staff population of any school in HUSD. Specifically,...

Idyllwild has lost two icons to COVID-19

On Sept. 2, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, having married in 1961 in Lake Arrowhead Community Church. But it was this Hill where they spent most of their married life working, volunteering, living and raising their four children Steven, Bonnie, Brian and Martha. Michael Alan Pearson, 83, and Emily Martha Pearson, 78, succumbed...
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