The ledger of Idyllwild businesses changes often. Off-Hill visitors come to the Hill, fall in love with the village shopping district and decide to open businesses. If these businesses fill a then-unavailable niche, or if the products or services offered are superior to existing businesses, the newcomers generally find success. Sometimes businesses decide to downsize for economic reasons and sometimes they close for the same reasons. This week’s profile includes a bit of each.
Idyllwild became a lilac tourism destination during the years that the late lilac hybridizer Reva Ballreich dedicated her energy and her family’s property to planting, hybridizing, cultivating and eventually displaying more than 887 lilac varietals. Each spring, Ballreich opened her garden to the public — her gift to the community. Gary Parton has continued that tradition by hybridizing new lilac varietals on his 1-acre property in Fern Valley.
On Jan. 2, 2018, attorney Joseph Sandy Aklufi, the last defendant not yet sentenced in a Beaumont city government corruption case, filed a motion with the court to dismiss all charges against him. The basis for Aklufi’s motion was his claim that he had been denied a speedy trial in violation of California Penal Code section 859b. Aklufi has been charged with embezzlement of public funds. The motion will be heard in court on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
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Selecting a term
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