Experts caution safety in eclipse viewing

Experts caution safety in eclipse viewing

While excitement mounts for next week’s rare glimpse of a solar eclipse, stargazing experts are advising the public to exercise extreme viewing caution in order to avoid irreversible damage to eyesight. These risks were highlighted when safety glasses were recalled from Amazon and other vendors . . . Read Full Story >>

Friends rally for cancer benefit

Friends rally for cancer benefit

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Friends of the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society will holding a benefit concert to help one of their own, Julie Ertl, and her family with the costs of mounting medical bills from cancer treatment. The gala, entitled “Lifted in Song,” . . . Read Full Story >>

IWV Youth Baseball team brings home regional championship

IWV Youth Baseball team brings home regional championship

Members of the Ridgecrest City Council and staff honor members of the IWV Youth Baseball Team, Bronco Division, during Wednesday’s council meeting. The IWV Sidewinders recently took home the SoCal North Region championship of the 2017 West Zone Baseball tournament. -- Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Long live ’Leek’

Long live ’Leek’

The Desert Christian Center was overflowing with hundreds of Malik “Leek” Mallett’s friends and loved ones for his celebration of life on Saturday. “I was told that more than 600 people came to my son’s memorial service,” said Malik’s father Reese Hogg. “He is loved.” . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Remembering Our Fallen’ returns to Ridgecrest

The American Legion Riders Chapter 684 will once again escort California’s “Remembering Our Fallen” photographic war memorial to Ridgecrest to be on display through the 9-11 Parade of 1000 Flags and Candlelight Vigil. “We are honored to have this memorial visit Ridgecrest for the third . . . Read Full Story >>

Skywatchers await rare eclipse

Skywatchers await rare eclipse

Rebecca Neipp

North Americans have an opportunity to share in a historic astronomical event Monday, Aug. 21, with the first visible solar eclipse in 38 years. “If you have the good fortune to be along the path of totality, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, you will . . . Read Full Story >>

Public input invited on aquatic options

After gathering public input and exploring viable funding and development options for an aquatics complex, the Indian Wells Valley Economic Development Corp. will bring back the results from a consultant charged with moving forward on an aquatics complex in Ridgecrest. Several months ago the IWVEDC . . . Read Full Story >>

Kmart helps service clubs support local youth

Kmart helps service clubs support local youth

From left, Dorene Morgan of the Ridgecrest Lions Club joins Kmart Manager Logan Smith and Kandi Smith and Kathy Silva of Kiwanis Club of Ridgecrest. The clubs are partnering with Kmart to co-sponsor the Child Spree, held Aug. 12 to provide new clothing to eligible . . . Read Full Story >>

Wednesday storm makes striking appearance

Wednesday storm makes striking appearance

Residents of the Indian Wells Valley were delighted by a dramatic lightning show over the northeast horizon on Wednesday evening. According to China Lake Forecaster Tamera Walters, weather systems have mostly hovered over the edges of the valley this week. “But we only registered traces . . . Read Full Story >>

Community remembers Malik Mallet

Community remembers Malik Mallet

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The community mourns the loss of 21-year-old Malik Mallet, who died in a fatal stabbing over the weekend according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. According to the KCSO press release, deputies requested Ridgecrest Police Department officers to . . . Read Full Story >>

Rocks group keeps growing, giving

Rocks group keeps growing, giving

After exceeding even the most ambitious expectations of membership, creativity, fellowship, discovery and charity, the 6,000-plus members of arguably the most popular Facebook group in the Indian Wells Valley are gearing up to celebrate their latest growth milestone. On Friday, Aug. 11, the “Ridgecrest, Ca. . . . Read Full Story >>

Signs of recent showers decorate the IWV sky

Signs of recent showers decorate the IWV sky

A double rainbow stretches across the entire width of the Indian Wells Valley Monday evening. The long-lasting visual stunner was the principal piece of evidence, along with traces of rain, left by a series of thunderstorms that moved through the valley earlier this week. According . . . Read Full Story >>

Red Rock starts new book club

Red Rock starts new book club

By TIMMY NEIPP News Review Correspondent Bibliophiles have one more reason to visit Red Rock Books, now that proprietor Ann Rizzardini is gearing up to launch a new book club. The opportunity came about when, last week, two of Rizzardini’s regular customers had a chance . . . Read Full Story >>

Shelter expansion needs donors

Shelter expansion needs donors

By JAYME KINARD News Review Corresondent Last year, the city of Ridgecrest Animal Shelter embarked on a major project that is now in the process of being constructed; the shelter is being expanded through the addition of a cat room. “The sorely needed expansion will . . . Read Full Story >>

Navy museum moves into town

Navy museum moves into town

New modular buildings moved last week onto the?China Lake Museum’s new property east of the Maturango Museum. Watch coming editions for new developments! -- Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

College to screen ‘Fantastic Beasts’

College to screen ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Cerro Coso Community College will host a free screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” on Thursday, July 27, at 8:15 p.m. in the Luis Miro Sculpture Garden. This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding . . . Read Full Story >>

New film to screen at Manzanar

New film to screen at Manzanar

Shizuko Okazaki’s parents put her and her sister to bed in their Manzanar barracks the night of September 24, 1942. The next morning, the girls awoke to find their mother dead and their father taking his last breaths. Fred Okazaki had murdered his wife Frances . . . Read Full Story >>

Where are they now? -- Ala Tiatia

Where are they now? -- Ala Tiatia

Ala Tiatia (second left of center) made his debut at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego this summer in their production of “Guys and Dolls.” Tiatia was one of only eight residents of Southern California cast alongside the New York-based Broadway regulars — many . . . Read Full Story >>

Where are they now? -- Andy Konopak

Where are they now? -- Andy Konopak

Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, which includes Andy Konopak of Ridgecrest, celebrates another worldwide victory this summer by earning top honors at the Internationaler Chorwettberwerb in Spittal an der Drau, Austria. The Cal State Long Beach-based choir was the only American ensemble invited to compete . . . Read Full Story >>

Track club donates to Murray Cross Country

Track club donates to Murray Cross Country

Over The Hill Track Club Race Co-Director Jeff Andrus (center back) presents a check for $950 to Murray Middle School Cross Country Coach Rob Tomlinson. The donation is a portion of the proceeds from the Inyokern 10-Miler plus a matching donation from the OTHTC. The . . . Read Full Story >>