Friday, May 13, 2011

Mt. San Jacinto State Park stays open, 70 others closed

Mt. San Jacinto St Park is not among the 70 state parks to closed over the next 14 month. John Laird, Secretary of the California Department of Natural Resources and Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks, announced today Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget reductions proposals which the legislature approved in March will require the agency to close the 70 parks by July 1, 2010.

Use, revenues, significance and ability to ensure no access were all criteria used to determine which of the state’s parks would be closed.

Both laird and Coleman were adamant that this decision was solely based on the March budget decisions. Whatever the governor proposes Monday in his may revised budget will be an additional decision with which they must grapple.

Coleman did say the agency would try to honor all existing reservations at these areas. If a park or campground were closed, State Parks will try to find a comparable and nearby site.

List of 70 park closures:

Anderson Marsh SHP

Annadel SP

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Austin Creek SRA

Bale Grist Mill SHP

Benbow Lake SRA

Benicia Capitol SHP

Benicia SRA

Bidwell Mansion SHP

Bothe-Napa Valley SP

Brannan Island SRA

California Mining & Mineral Museum

Candlestick Point SRA

Castle Crags SP

Castle Rock SP

China Camp SP

Colusa-Sacramento River SRA

Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP

Fort Humboldt SHP

Fort Tejon SHP

Garrapata SP

George J. Hatfield SRA

Governor's Mansion SHP

Gray Whale Cove SB

Greenwood SB

Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP

Hendy Woods SP

Henry W. Coe SP

Jack London SHP

Jug Handle SNR

Leland Stanford Mansion SHP

Limekiln SP

Los Encinos SHP

Malakoff Diggins SHP

Manchester SP

McConnell SRA

McGrath SB

Mono Lake Tufa SNR

Morro Strand SB

Moss Landing SB

Olompali SHP

Palomar Mountain SP

Petaluma Adobe SHP

Picacho SRA

Pio Pico SHP

Plumas-Eureka SP

Point Cabrillo Light Station

Portola Redwoods SP

Providence Mountains SRA

Railtown 1897 SHP

Russian Gulch SP

Saddleback Butte SP

Salton Sea SRA

Samuel P. Taylor SP

San Pasqual Battlefield SHP

Santa Cruz Mission SHP

Santa Susana Pass SHP

Shasta SHP

South Yuba River SP

Standish-Hickey SRA

Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Tomales Bay SP

Tule Elk SNR

Turlock Lake SRA

Twin Lakes SB

Weaverville Joss House SHP

Westport-Union Landing SB

William B. Ide Adobe SHP

Woodson Bridge SRA

Zmudowski SB

Saturday, May 7, 2011

ICRC forced to postpone playground work

This unfortunate news arrived late yesterday afternoon. Construction of the ICRC playground will be delayed while ICRC pursues a county Conditional Use Permit. Here's the full message.

Dear Playground Supporter,

The Idyllwild Community Center Playground build date of June 22 - 26 has been postponed due to additional permitting required by the County of Riverside for the project.

After our initial consultation with the Riverside County Planning Department last fall regarding the playground build, we prepared our application for permit review on March 4. At that time ICRC was advised that the project would require even more extensive review by the Planning Department.

Then on Wednesday, May 4, the Planning Department notified ICRC that because of zoning regulations at the Community Center property a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) would be required in order to move forward with installation of the playground and associated equipment in its current design.

The Idyllwild Community Center land where the playground is to be built is currently zoned as CPS (Commercial Zoning) which requires that recreational uses such as sports and recreational facilities, playgrounds, gymnasiums and the like obtain the CUP for further development beyond the standard uses designated in the CPS.

ICRC has already begun the process of seeking the CUP and anticipates that it will take four to six months once the application has been submitted which is scheduled for June 1st. An announcement of when the new playground build date will be set is forthcoming once ICRC is able to determine when the new permitting process will be completed.

We would like to thank Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone for his assistance in helping ICRC navigate this process and Supervisor Stone's Legislative Assistant Olivia Barnes for her invaluable guidance.

We also thank all of our contributors and donors for your generous support of the project as we look forward to bringing this world-class facility to Idyllwild.

John Simpson, ICRC President
Dawn Sonnier, ICRC Vice President

IFPD agenda for Tuesday May 10

Idyllwild Fire Protection District

Board of Commissioners

Regular Board Meeting with Closed Session


May 10, 2011

Meeting to be held at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District conference/training room

54160 Maranatha Drive, Idyllwild, CA. The meeting begins at 1800 (6:00 pm)

Call to Order: Please silence cell phones and/or pagers

Roll call: Commissioners Capparelli, Killingsworth, Riggi, Schelly, Stigall

Chief Walker and Administrative Assistant Andrewson

Pledge of Allegiance

Consent Calendar

  • Review and approve meeting minutes from April 12, 2011 and Special Meeting Minutes April 21, 2011
  • Review and acknowledge payment of bills from April 2011


  • President Capparelli - Idyllwild Firefighters’ Association (B .Clark)
  • Vice President Riggi - Idyllwild Career Firefighters’ Association (Peckham)
  • Financial Officer Killingsworth - Active Ad HOC Committee(s) CLOSED SESSION
  • Chief Walker

Action Items: The Board may approve or take action on any items contained under “Action Items” In the event of time conflict, Action Items with guest speakers may be taken out of order.

Action Items

  • Chief Walker’s Contract – Rescind decision on contract made in closed session March 26, 2011. Discussion & vote on Chief’s Walker’s contract.

New Business

  • Personnel Files & Update of Certifications – Review of department process
  • Office equipment inventory – Review of inventory, age, ID numbers and any missing items
  • Resolution Process – Follow up and archival

Old Business

  • Alleged employee violations made by J.P. Crumrine – Follow up from previous request

Citizens’ Comments

Citizens may comment on any matter as contained on the Agenda. Individual citizen’s comments will be contained to five (5) minutes each as timed by a member of the Board or IFPD’s Administrative Assistant.

Optional request to citizens making public comments: You are not legally required to state your name and address, however, it is appreciated.

Regular Meeting ended __________ Non-Board members excused

Closed Session began ___________

Closed Session Items

  • Active Ad HOC Committee – Conference with labor negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6
    • District Negotiators – Commissioners Killingsworth and Riggi
    • Employee Organization – Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association

Closed session ended __________

Returned to Regular Meeting ____________

  • Announcement of any actions taken during closed session

Motion to adjourn

Meeting Adjourned

Next regularly scheduled meeting will be on June 11, 2011

Future meetings: HUSD Tuesday, May 10

Three new notices arrived yesterday. Special HUSD meeting Tuesday, May 10, IFPD agenda for May 10 meeting and notice of delay for constructing the ICRC playground. I'll be posting all three.

Special Meeting of the Governing Board of the Hemet Unified School District
May 10, 2011
Tuesday, 03:15 PM

The Professional Development Service Center Board Room
1791 W. Acacia Ave., Hemet, CA 92545

Closed Session at 3:00 p.m. Open Session at 3:15 p.m.

A - Call to Order
B - Roll Call
C - Announcement of Closed Session
D - Closed Session

E - Reconvene to Open Session
F - Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence
G - Hearing Session-Opportunity to Address the Board
1. G-1 Hearing Session

H - Action Items
1. H-1 Adoption of Resolution Terminating Services of Certificated Employees [ this means teachers] As a Result of Reduction or Discontinuation of Particular Kinds of Services (Acting upon Proposed Decision of Administrative Law Judge) (V)
Approve Adoption of Resolution No. 2064 Terminating Services of Certificated Employees As Meeting on May 10, 2011 Tuesday, 03:15 PM Page 1 of 2 5/6/2011

Board distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will be available at the Professional
Development Service Center, currently located at 1791 W. Acacia Avenue, Hemet, CA 92545, and through the online agenda which can be accessed through or the district website at
a Result of Reduction or Discontinuation of Particular Kinds of Services (Acting upon
Proposed Decision of Administrative Law Judge).
I - Adjournment
1. I-1 Adjournment Action