Baby Drake’s new lease on life

Baby Drake’s new lease on life

Rebecca Neipp

As the New Year rolls in, the Brennan family took time to reflect on their hopes and blessings of the season — primarily another year with their son, Drake, whose very life is a miracle. The two-year-old son of Peter and Ralinda has hypoplastic left . . . Read Full Story >>

Hikers rediscover remains of Manzanar man

Hikers rediscover remains of Manzanar man

Rebecca Neipp

Human remains discovered by hikers last October on Mount Williamson — the second tallest mountain in California, after nearby Mount Whitney — brings back to the surface the story of a Japanese American interned at Manzanar during World War II who perished in the nearby . . . Read Full Story >>

Donations trickle in for B Mtn Star repairs

Rebecca Neipp

Although next Christmas seems a long time away, members of the Ridgecrest Exchange Club noted that repairs need to begin by April in order to restore the damaged B Mountain Star in time to light it for the coming holiday season. During the club’s regular . . . Read Full Story >>

CCCC to host food drive

CCCC to host food drive

Cerro Coso Community College will host a food drive Saturdays, Jan. 11 and 25, to help stock the CCCC food pantry for the upcoming semester. “Research shows that around 58.7 percent of Cerro Coso students face food insecurities, which means they don’t have reliable, consistent . . . Read Full Story >>

Tortoise Club to meet Monday

The Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club will meet Monday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. “Our program will be a look back the activities we have been involved in,” said Bob Parker. “Our desert tortoises should all be . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS soccer in full swing

BHS soccer in full swing

The Burroughs High School varsity boys’ soccer team plays its second conference game of the season at home on Wednesday afternoon. The Burros lost to the Serrano Diamondbacks of Phelan, bringing the local team’s league record to 1 win-1 loss. The girls’ soccer team will . . . Read Full Story >>

’Women in Philanthropy’ Christmas Tree Villages raises for Hospice House

’Women in Philanthropy’ Christmas Tree Villages raises for Hospice House

Shown are a few of the 36 trees and 12 wreaths displayed at the Second Annual Christmas Tree Villages, hosted by the Women in Philanthropy, which operates under the auspices of the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Foundation. The event took place last month at SpringHill Suites. . . . Read Full Story >>

NICA 2020 meeting is Jan. 9

NICA 2020 meeting is Jan. 9

Travis Schultz bikes through some of the popular trails in the nearby wilderness. The High Sierra Cyclists, under the aegis of the Southern California League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, invite all local students to participate in an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, . . . Read Full Story >>

Community development — the other side of the coin

Community development — the other side of the coin

Rebecca Neipp

For decades, “economic development” has been a buzzword in virtually any group looking to protect or enhance our present and future. The all-too-often unsung harmony in that duet is community development. Even as new jobs are created at China Lake or at other major employers, . . . Read Full Story >>

Christmas precipitation nears record numbers

Christmas precipitation nears record numbers

Rainfall during Christmas week obliterated the typical average for December, and even left snow in the upper elevations around the Indian Wells Valley. According to China Lake Weather Forecaster Tamera Walters, the combined precipitation collected Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 was 2.19 inches — eclipsing . . . Read Full Story >>

Local resident killed in crash

Local resident killed in crash

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The sole occupant of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was killed Thursday, Dec. 19, when the driver reportedly crashed into a power pole on State Route 178. According to a release from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Luis Felipe . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society to screen videos of historic B-29 ‘Doc’

Historical Society to screen videos of historic B-29 ‘Doc’

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will screen two short films about Doc — the historic B-29 that was rescued in 1998 from a China Lake boneyard, restored, and returned for a visit last fall — at HSUMD’s Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Floral quilter to address guild

Renowned fusible flower quilter Melinda Bula will address the Hi Desert Quilt Guild Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salvation Army building. “She will be speaking on ‘The Power and Secret of Color,’” said a spokesperson. “Have you ever wanted more confidence knowing . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

The committee presenting the annual birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., invites the community to attend the observance Monday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at Ridgecrest United Methodist Church. According to a spokesperson, Dr. King wrote in his book, “On Being a Good . . . Read Full Story >>

Community reunites to save quake-damaged star

Community reunites to save quake-damaged star

Rebecca Neipp

With aftershocks of this year’s traumatizing earthquakes knocking out the lights of the B Mountain Christmas Star, advocates are once again tapping the community for support in rehabilitating the holiday landmark. “As many in our community have noticed, the B Mountain Star is absent from . . . Read Full Story >>

Knights to host Christmas dinner

Knights to host Christmas dinner

“For those who would be alone, in need or who would just like to be with us,” the Knights of Columbus will sponsor its 26th annual free Christmas dinner on Dec. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 725 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. . . . Read Full Story >>

’Giving — one of our favorite Christmas traditions’

’Giving — one of our favorite Christmas traditions’

A Marine marches in the Elks Children’s Christmas Parade toward the end of its annual Toys for Tots drive. According to Jan Bennett, who was among the many volunteers in the effort, the program was able to serve more than 900 children from the Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Alzheimer’s walk termed success

Coordinators of the inaugural Ridgecrest Walk to End Alzheimer’s reported final numbers for the Oct. 26 event — which drew nearly 250 participants and raised more than $35,000. The event surpassed fund-raising goals set by local collaborators, and was the top per-capita event for the . . . Read Full Story >>

Haven residents receive wild visitors

Haven residents receive wild visitors

Heather Dobbs, activity director of High Desert Haven, is shown with one of the many animals that accompanied a visit from the Bureau of Land Management and the local 4H Club. “The residents love the animals, and it stirs many memories of past times,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Crossroads to host marriage conference

Crossroads Community Church will host a free streaming of Dr. Paul Tripp’s “Habits of a Healthy Marriage” seminar for the community on Jan. 25. “Every marriage is guided by a set of habits. The question is: are they healthy habits that result in a God-honoring . . . Read Full Story >>