Dinner to benefit hurricane victims

Dinner to benefit hurricane victims

Rebecca Neipp

A spaghetti dinner will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, to raise funds for victims of Texas and Florida disasters. Dinner will be served for $5 per person from 5-8 p.m. at Kerr McGee Center. “When we did our first Ridge Project auction, it just happened . . . Read Full Story >>

RPD groups are a model for emergency preparedness

RPD groups are a model for emergency preparedness

Rebecca Neipp

“The Indian Wells Valley has done remarkable work. Anchored by the Ridgecrest Police Department, your community leads the way in disaster preparedness. Yours is by far the most active, mature group in the entire county.” Emergency Services Manager Georgianna Armstrong heaped praise on local volunteer . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph escort training tomorrow

Petroglyph escort and tour guide training will be held Sept. 23 at the Maturango Museum at 8 a.m. The all-day event will cover environmental, security and administrative issues related to tours, Little Petroglyph Canyon and the Navy installation. This training is required for anyone who seeks . . . Read Full Story >>

First movie night  at Freedom Park scheduled Saturday

First movie night at Freedom Park scheduled Saturday

The city of Ridgecrest’s first Family Movie Night will commence Saturday, Sept, 23, at dusk at Freedom Park. The event is the first in a series of initiatives to encourage community gatherings at City Hall as part of the “Freedom Park Enhancement Plan.” For the . . . Read Full Story >>

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

This historic photo shows a mule team in around 1911 hauling one of the huge sections of pipe that were welded together for the first Los Angeles Aqueduct an amazing engineering feat and one that dramatically changed the history of our valley. The photo was . . . Read Full Story >>

Parade, vigil mark 9-11

Parade, vigil mark 9-11

Thousands turned out to watch and march in the annual Parade of 1000 Flags on Saturday. Pictured, Kern County firefighters and pipers raise a larger-than-life American Flag for Monday’s candlelight vigil. While stormy skies and lightning punctuated the evening’s program, the rain cleared up just . . . Read Full Story >>

International Community event is Friday

International Community event is Friday

Friday’s International Community Day will be held at 5 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center, featuring entertainment, food, cultural attire and more. The concept for the event came from Mayor Peggy Breeden, who in January 2016 said she wanted to celebrate the community’s diverse population. . . . Read Full Story >>

Randsburg to host ‘Old West Day’

Randsburg to host ‘Old West Day’

The little town of Randsburg will come alive Saturday, Sept. 16, for Old West Day — shaping up to be even bigger than last year. “This will be no small achievement since the experience in 2016 was our largest attendance ever!” said Ricca Charlon. The . . . Read Full Story >>

RGA to celebrate ‘Gymastics Day’

RGA to celebrate ‘Gymastics Day’

By ANGELA MOORE News Review Contributor Ridgecrest Gymnastics Academy will join gyms across the nation in celebrating the 19th annual National Gymnastics Day on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. This will be the fifth year that RGA has opened its doors to . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso sets star party, barbecue

Cerro Coso sets star party, barbecue

Cerro Coso Community College is gearing up for its annual Astronomical Barbecue and Star Party Friday, Sept. 22, in support of the school and the Dr. Alex Shlanta Observatory. “The community loves this family-friendly fundraising event, where they enjoy great food and live entertainment and . . . Read Full Story >>

Fitzgeralds celebrate Golden Anniversary

Fitzgeralds celebrate Golden Anniversary

Bill and Anna Fitzgerald celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a mass attended by family and friends. The Fitzgeralds were married Sept. 16, 1957. Their family includes Brenna Fitzgerald and Joe Ryan of Bronx, N.Y.; Brian and Karen Fitzgerald of West Sacramento; Karen Fitzgerald and Mark . . . Read Full Story >>

Brown and See announce engagement

Brown and See announce engagement

Jamie Lynn Brown of Ridgecrest and Stephen Eugene See of Morton, Ill., announce their engagement. Jamie is the daughter of John and Cindy Brown. The bride-to-be attended Groves, Pierce and Vieweg elementary schools and Murray Middle School. In high school, she did dual enrollment through . . . Read Full Story >>

Community to parade its true colors

Community to parade its true colors

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Strains of music drift through the air, more than a thousand flags flap in the breeze, rows form with bearers in freshly pressed uniforms and patriotic garb — the annual scene commences Saturday morning as military men and women, . . . Read Full Story >>

Vigil to honor fallen heroes

Vigil to honor fallen heroes

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent The 10th annual candlelight vigil, to be held Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m, at the Freedom Park gazebo, will honor those who gave their lives during the terrorist attacks that happened 16 years ago in New York, Washington, . . . Read Full Story >>

Hundreds turn out for cancer benefit

Hundreds turn out for cancer benefit

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent More than 300 people turned out for “Lifted in Song,” a benefit concert to support Julie Ertl in her fight with cancer. The two-night event featured musical numbers that blended laughter and tears in an expression of love and . . . Read Full Story >>

Veterans advocate to give keynote

Veterans advocate to give keynote

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “War is Hell,” said Civil War Union Army General William Sherman. Many veterans of war have experienced nightmares most United States citizens can’t even imagine. But coming back to “normal life” from war is still its own trauma . . . Read Full Story >>

Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 27

The China Lake Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Friday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the McLean Center, Naval Air Weapons Station. Doors open for seating at 8:30 a.m. A luncheon will be held following the conference, but details have not yet . . . Read Full Story >>

Mayor announces she is cancer free

Mayor announces she is cancer free

“I have had my last chemo – I have no cancer,” announced Mayor Peggy Breeden at Wednesday night’s Ridgecrest City Council meeting. Breeden announced to the public earlier this year that she had begun chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. She has since undergone a double-mastectomy . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros claim victory over Falcons

Burros claim victory over Falcons

By CHASE CRACRAFT Special to the News Review Coming off last week’s 30-28 win over the Palmdale Falcons, the Burroughs High School football team travels to Tehachapi tonight for its first away contest at 7:30 p.m. This is the Warriors’ first game of the season, . . . Read Full Story >>

Parade to fill streets with patriotism, excitement

Parade to fill streets with patriotism, excitement

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Ridgecrest streets are expected to be flooded with more than 1,000 people in patriotic garb to march in the 10th annual Parade of 1000 Flags on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. The event, presented by the Ridgecrest Exchange . . . Read Full Story >>