Community invited to join the Parade of 1,000 Flags

Community invited to join the Parade of 1,000 Flags

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer More than 1,000 community patriots will take to the streets on Saturday at 9:am. This spectacular event will draw people from near and far. It is noted by many as the most patriotic event on 9/11 commemorated anywhere. . . . Read Full Story >>

Drs. Eric Haseltine and Chris Gilbert to speak at CL Museum

Drs. Eric Haseltine and Chris Gilbert to speak at CL Museum

The China Lake Museum and Foundation is sponsoring Dr. Eric Haseltine and Dr. Chris Gilbert, who are presenting their new book “Riding the Monster: Five ways to innovate inside bureaucracies” on Sept 14 at 6:30 pm at the Marriott Conference Room, 113 E. Sydnor Ave, . . . Read Full Story >>

Astronomical Society hosts Don Machholz

Astronomical Society hosts Don Machholz

China Lake Astronomical Society– hosts a telescope viewing at Maturango Museum Sept. 11, 7:30PM. On Monday, Sept. 13, 7:30 PM at Maturango Museum, Don Machholz will speak. Don is an amateur astronomer and the leading visual discoverer of comets, credited with discovering 12 comets that . . . Read Full Story >>

Hospital-Chamber event calls for unity during crisis

Hospital-Chamber event calls for unity during crisis

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, Jayde Glenn– About 60 people gathered on the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) lawn the evening of Aug. 31 for “Come Together Tuesday,” an event co-sponsored by the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce (RCC) to call for unity during a time of division. “We . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society cancels all September events due to COVID surge

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MOJAVE DESERT - The HSUMD planned to resume our signature events at the Historic USO Building during the month of September, with our musical Open Mic Nights, our endearing family-oriented Classic Movie Nights, our free monthly Veterans Breakfast, and our . . . Read Full Story >>

Astronomical Society to meet September 13

The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet September 13th at the Maturango Museum,7:30pm. Current COVID requirements will be enforced. You can also join us on zoom.  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83383244748?pwd=bHI2UVRHbG1tbUp1c3UwN0ZEMWlLZz09  SEPTEMBER CELESTIAL CALENDAR:  1. Jupiter and Saturn are both in the evening sky this month. . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Come together Tuesday’ invites unity

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital – The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital to host “Come Together Tuesday” on Aug. 31, an opportunity for members of the community to unite behind the cause of restoring community solidarity by uplifting the front line . . . Read Full Story >>

New Interim Pastor now serving First Baptist Church

New Interim Pastor now serving First Baptist Church

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer A few years after Interim Pastor Paul Mondragon of the First Baptist Church of Ridgecrest converted to Christianity, he was given the opportunity to present the closing benediction at a Pastor Appreciation Dinner. “It was supposed to be . . . Read Full Story >>

Burroughs all class reunion set for November 6

The Burroughs all class reunion committee has set November 6, 2021 as the date for the next all class reunion of BHS graduates. The committee consists of Carol (Peck) Barnes (1967), Nita (Zills) Bates (1967), Cindy (Rigs) Deem (1967), Raymond Kelso (1963), Rosemary (Gatchell) Galvin . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH to host vaccination clinic at CCCC

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is partnering with Cerro Coso Community College to hold a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the College on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m. in Room 145A of the West Wing. The recent effort to vaccinate as many students and . . . Read Full Story >>

‘9-11 Parade of 1,000 Flags’ set to march

‘9-11 Parade of 1,000 Flags’ set to march

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer On 9/11 our town will again be dressed in red, white and blue. We will wave our flags as a tribute to our belief and our values of God and country. The Parade of 1,000 Flags takes on . . . Read Full Story >>

Library book storage building open Saturday

by Vivian Hayes – Friends of the Library are opening their book sales space on Saturdays 9-11am. Friends of the Library have held their famous semiannual book sales in a store near the North Albertsons Grocery. Now the sales space is located on Ward Ave. . . . Read Full Story >>

USO ‘Movie Night’ September 15

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MOJAVE DESERT — “TICKET to TRAVEL” premiers on flex Wednesday, September 15. Join the stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Maggie Smith, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Louis Jordan, Rod Taylor, Eddie Albert, Diane Baker, Elke Sommer, and . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD’s Kovar brings Olympic spirit to Ridgecrest

NAWCWD’s Kovar brings Olympic spirit to Ridgecrest

By Kimberly Brown, NAWCWD Public Affairs The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics is Friday, July 23. People across the globe will tune in and watch athletes compete for the gold and think to themselves – I wonder if I could do that? Could I . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest Military Banners are back, acquires bucket truck

Ridgecrest Military Banners are back, acquires bucket truck

By April LaPierre Ridgecrest Military Banners Program spokesperson It has been a long journey, but out of the ashes of a pandemic, the Ridgecrest Military Banner Program secured a bucket truck. In 2015 the American Legion Riders were honored to be passed the baton from . . . Read Full Story >>

Hoppus shares update on cancer diagnosis

Hoppus shares update on cancer diagnosis

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Ridgecrest community and the world was shocked by the words of Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus earlier this summer when he announced: “I have cancer.” The Ridgecrest native and global pop punk star has been sharing . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark Hoppus: ‘I have cancer.’

Mark Hoppus: ‘I have cancer.’

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Fans of the seminal pop-punk band Blink-182 were in for a worrisome surprise last week when front man and bass player Mark Hoppus, a Ridgecrest native, updated his Instagram Story with a picture of himself surrounded by medical . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers meeting resume July 8

Ridge Writers general meetings resume on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores. The public is invited and admission is free. Please wear a mask. Author Veronica Giolli will give the program and . . . Read Full Story >>

David Allen ’Dave’ Matthews passes

David Allen ’Dave’ Matthews passes

Laura Austin file photo: At press time we received the sad news of David Matthews’s death. Dave will be remembered as a concerned citizen, who appeared frequently at the podium during City Council and other community meetings. He courteously, but thoroughly, expressed his views on . . . Read Full Story >>

Trona hard hit by ‘19’ quake, water controversy

Trona hard hit by ‘19’ quake, water controversy

It is well known that Trona was hard hit by the earthquakes of 2019, then the world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, and now Trona is at the center of the Groundwater Authority legal battles. We spoke with the Unofficial Vice Mayor of Trona . . . Read Full Story >>