Random acts of kindness is good for the world

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Tera Moorehead – February is National Random Acts of Kindness Month and honestly who isn’t ready for some kindness. Life is hard and everyone is dealing with different struggles and scenarios and especially now, this can seem overwhelming and hopeless. A random . . . Read Full Story >>

Rural Health’s new approaches to health care

Rural Health’s new approaches to health care

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, Rural Health Clinic Part 4 — “Service expansion is one of our highest priorities,” said Michelle Whalley, Rural Health Clinic administrator. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) has successfully recruited many well-trained primary and specialty care providers over the years, and is looking to . . . Read Full Story >>

Oasis Family a heart for service

Oasis Family a heart for service

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Although it was a career change to run the Oasis Family Resource Center as Youth and Community Services Supervisor, Eric Le Barbé has long had a heart for service. Prior to his previous career in the wine industry, . . . Read Full Story >>

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to a healthier 2022

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to a healthier 2022

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Tera Moorehead, Director of Community Outreach – Saying goodbye to another year and welcoming a New Year with motivation and excitement to make changes? Let’s face it, 2021 wasn’t all we had hoped and it seemed to bring more struggles and frustrations, . . . Read Full Story >>

KCSO seeks student cadets

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office – is currently seeking student cadets for our upcoming Corrections Officer CORE Course. The STC Detentions CORE Academy is scheduled for March of 2022. The CORE Academy will run Tuesday through Friday from 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m., at the Kern Regional . . . Read Full Story >>

Luna, Ridgecrest’s first baby of the year, born January 1

Luna, Ridgecrest’s first baby of the year, born January 1

Courtesy Photo: First baby of the new year, Luna Jimena Valadez, lies cradled in the arms of her mother. Luna was born on January 1, 2022 to Fernando Valadez Luna and Ashley Ladely at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. . . . Read Full Story >>

Update on Austin McCollough

Update on Austin McCollough

Courtesy Photo: Number 10, Austin McCullough, quarterback for the West Team in the American Interscholastic Athletic Association’s All-Star Game. Although falling to the East Team 21-7, Austin threw the only passing touchdown of the game. With him is fellow All-Star Jordan Londo of Barstow, teammate . . . Read Full Story >>

Despite appearances Lutheran Church Care Center is open

Despite appearances Lutheran Church Care Center is open

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Construction adjacent to the Grace Lutheran Church Care Center has blocked the driveway in front of the Care Center giving the misleading appearance of being closed. Carrie Ernst assures us that they remain open to provide those in . . . Read Full Story >>

ASTRONOMY COLUMN JANUARY:

ASTRONOMY COLUMN JANUARY:

China Lake Astronomical Society Roger Brower – JANUARY CELESTIAL CALENDAR Jupiter remains in the evening sky this month. Look for it in the west after sunset. Saturn starts the month in the western evening sky but fads into the sun by the 20th and is . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Open Mic Night’ at USO Jan 14

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert Nick Rogers – We are in the midst of a surge in COVID cases following Christmas gatherings, following a further surge over New Years. We currently have Open Mic night planned for January 14. The state has a . . . Read Full Story >>

Hundreds share in wreath laying to  honor our veterans

Hundreds share in wreath laying to honor our veterans

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher The Wreaths Across America ceremony was held at Desert Memorial Park on Saturday morning. Approximately 300 people attended with more than 200 community members assisting in placing wreaths on the graves of local veterans. Among those was Capt. Jeremy . . . Read Full Story >>

High Desert Haven takes care to make a happy holiday

High Desert Haven takes care to make a happy holiday

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer High Desert Haven (HDH), Ridgecrest’s assisted living and memory care facility, takes great care to provide their residents with a safe, happy holiday. On December 18 they provided a feast with all of the holiday trimmings and will . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Museum Foundation raises $86,000

The China Lake Museum Foundation Robert Campbell, President– Due to the efforts and generosity of many of this community, our 2021 Dinner and Auction Fundraiser was a huge success. We raised more than $86,000. (net) to help us achieve our overall China Lake Museum Foundation . . . Read Full Story >>

Kern County Christmas tree recycling

Kern County Public Works– Kern County residents can recycle their Christmas tree at various locations throughout the County As we celebrate the joyous holiday season and New Year to come, Kern County Public Works would like to remind residents to keep in mind the farewell . . . Read Full Story >>

Mather signs with Sac State Hornets

Mather signs with Sac State Hornets

Bruce Auld Photo: In front of a crowd of over one-hundred family and friends, Brock Mather officially commits to playing football for the Sacramento State Hornets. Brock finished his football career at Bakersfield College as a First Team California Community College Athletic Association All-American at . . . Read Full Story >>

Girl Scouts collect toys, food for Salvation Army

Girl Scouts collect toys, food for Salvation Army

Courtesy Photo: Girl Scout Brownie Troop 8004 collected toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and food for the Salvation Army.   Most of the girls put their toy donations in marked boxes throughout the town. . . . Read Full Story >>

Corlett offers assistance to Womens Shelter

Mary Kay, IBC Deborah Corlett, I am teaming up with our local Women’s Shelter this year to provide the women that are in the shelter with a New Beginning Box of MaryKay products! I am looking for businesses and/or individuals that would be willing to . . . Read Full Story >>

5 happiness-boosting things to do

Harvard Professor of Psychology Natalie Dattilo – 1. Repeat a positive affirmation to yourself “Take a few moments each day from now until the end of the year to practice positive affirmations, saying something like: ‘I am worth the time and effort it takes to . . . Read Full Story >>

Knights of Columbus free Christmas meal returns

Knights of Columbus free Christmas meal returns

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer The pandemic created many changes to the Knights of Columbus Father Crowley Council 3199, but nothing has changed their commitment to community service to those in need. The COVID shutdowns ended the group’s primary fundraising event: Bingo. Without . . . Read Full Story >>

Last week’s rain a respite from dry year

Last week’s rain a respite from dry year

Laura Austin Photo: If the saying is true, “There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” it looks like Ridgecrest hit the jackpot. On Tuesday mid-morning a rainbow arched over the city. The storm brought .13 of the yearly total of . . . Read Full Story >>