Riverside County

Past Tense: August 24, 2017 – Idyllwild Town Cier

70 years ago – 1947  Lightning struck more than 80 times in this section of the national forest during an August thunderstorm. Only five of the strikes, however, turned into fires. Because of the dampness, all fires were easily contained. 65 years ago – 1952 The Rev. and Mrs. Dilworth, back from 12 years in…

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Lake Hemet Water District approves Halloween Haunt – Idyllwild Town Cier

At its monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 17, the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District board approved Young Idyllwild’s Halloween Haunt, the Haunted Village on the Lake. The vote was unanimous. Kathy Sacher-Wilson, founder of the month-long Halloween actor and animatronic maze walk spook fest, said the new venue offers greater possibilities. “We posted our flier advertising…

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Idyllwild Actors Theatre presents 'The Gin Game' – Idyllwild Town Cier

Conversations over gin rummy in Pulitzer Prize-winning play Who wants to wind up in a nursing home and how does one adapt to the stasis and inactivity? In the 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Gin Game,” two elderly residents, bored with the residence routine, strike up a friendship. He offers to teach her gin rummy.…

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Corona pastor Lonny Remmers turns himself in to prison – Press-Enterprise

His last-minute bid to remain free for a few more weeks denied, Corona pastor Lonny Remmers on Tuesday, Aug. 22, reported to prison in Lompoc to begin serving his year-and-a-day sentence for his role in swindling $2 million from an Ohio developer. Remmers in August 2016 pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit…

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Four charities get an influx of cash, thanks to Temecula golfers – Press-Enterprise

The 19th Annual Pechanga Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 16-17 raised $100,000 for charity. Four organizations — the Gary Sinise Foundation, Shoes That Fit, Rancho Damacitas and the Trauma Intervention Programs of Southwest Riverside County — each received a check for $25,000, according to Pechanga. The tournament drew 376 golfers. Pechanga officials say the tournament…

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Ontario Airport Retail Shops to Undergo Major Remodel – Inland Empire

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Commission unanimously approved a multi-year agreement to upgrade retail concessions at Ontario International Airport (ONT), greatly improving shopping options for air travelers and airport guests, and generating significant new revenues for the airport. The eight-year concession lease agreement with Hudson Group and HG ONT Retailers JV includes…

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UUSD Partners With BITA Construction Industry Trades Program – Inland Empire

Upland, CA – The Upland Unified School District (UUSD) on Tuesday officially joined with the California Homebuilding Foundation and the Building Industry Association’s Baldy View Chapter to train students under CHF’s Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA). A memorandum of understanding was signed Tuesday night between UUSD and CHF that will immerse students in various aspects…

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Mission Viejo formalizes support to relieve traffic in south OC – OCRegister

MISSION VIEJO – With a handful of San Clemente residents in attendance asking for the city to be a good neighbor, the Mission Viejo City Council voted to approve a resolution supporting the Transportation Corridor Agency’s efforts in identifying a balanced solution to relieve traffic in south Orange County, Tuesday night, Aug. 22. The council…

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