Gala caps anniversary celebration

Gala caps anniversary celebration

Rebecca Neipp

Bob Campbell and Dee DiPol dance to the swinging tunes of Big Band X-Press at the end of the China Lake Museum Foundation’s gala in honor of the 75th anniversary of the base — Photo by Laura Austin ------ Hundreds turned out this weekend for . . . Read Full Story >>

Blue Angel heralds suspected return of Top Gun 2 crew

Blue Angel heralds suspected return of Top Gun 2 crew

The iconic Blue Angel No. 2, as photographed by 13-year-old Jonah Gilbert, flies over the Indian Wells Valley in the afternoon of Nov. 7. “According to my father, who works on base, this Blue Angel was in a film segment for Top Gun 2,” the . . . Read Full Story >>

A helping hand to those in need

A helping hand to those in need

Little Deer Durvin (left) and Kelly Lee are among the volunteers packing up food baskets for a previous Thanksgiving food drive — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer As families prepare for gatherings, feasting and gift giving this holiday . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH donates $1,500 to CF Foundation

RRH donates $1,500 to CF Foundation

Tera Moorehead (left) of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital donates $1,500 from RRH to the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk. Trevor and Tina Frisbee accept the check on behalf of Great Strides, which will hold the local walk to raise funds and awareness on Saturday, Dec. 1, . . . Read Full Story >>

Friends and family raise $15K for Schad medical costs

Friends and family raise $15K for Schad medical costs

Family, friends and supporters of Desert Christian Center Pastor David Schad help raise $15,000 to help the family defray medical costs related to Schad’s recent liver transplant. According to a spokesperson, Schad discovered he was in need of a transplant after returning from a mission . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM donates $13K to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

WACOM donates $13K to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

WACOM members donate $13,022 to Bill Beath (right), director of Camp Pendleton South, who accepted the donation on behalf of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. WACOM also partnered with the Hi Desert Quilt Guild to donate quilts and Christmas stockings to the Wounded Warriors program. . . . Read Full Story >>

Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning

The Over the Hill Track Club will host the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at the Cerro Coso Community College gym parking lot. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the race at 8:30 a.m. Although there is no fee to . . . Read Full Story >>

Cancer survivors meet Nov. 19

The Prostate Cancer Survival Group will meet Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Mechtenberg Conference Center of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Dr. Fabio Almeida discusses Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen imaging, treatment, bone scans, and Pet-CT, in a video presentation. Only those experiencing recurrent PC . . . Read Full Story >>

Local veteran finds his peace through music

Local veteran finds his peace through music

Dane and his guitar while on deployment in Iraq, circa 2010 – Courtesy photo ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “Music is therapy,” says Dane Scharff, local musician and veteran of the War on Terror. “At the risk of sounding cliché, I believe . . . Read Full Story >>

Military veterans continue to  protect and serve at RPD

Military veterans continue to protect and serve at RPD

Rebecca Neipp

RPD veterans include (front, from left) Officer Mike Compito, Sgt. Mike Atkins, Reserve Officer Roberto Ramos, Officer Santiago Estrada, (back) PACT Coordinator Andrew Pudgorski, PACT volunteer John Abbott, Officer John Gillett, Reserve Officer Mike Rogers, Chief Jed McLaughlin and Evidence Clerk Pat Turbide. Not pictured . . . Read Full Story >>

Risking life and limb for freedom

Risking life and limb for freedom

Dave Bar fought in wars around the world and set world records traversing the globe on his Harley before settling in the Kern River Valley — Courtesy photo ------ By LARRY COSNER III Special to the News Review Throughout his life, Dave Barr’s driving question . . . Read Full Story >>

Celebrating history, culture on China Lake milestone

Celebrating history, culture on China Lake milestone

Rebecca Neipp

China Lake Museum Foundation members Laura Hickle, Dr. Bob Smith and Bob Campbell — Photo by Laura Austin ------ From giving veteran China Lakers an opportunity to reminisce about the early days to highlighting contemporary achievements to capturing the imaginations of the youngest residents of . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH marks cancer center milestone

RRH marks cancer center milestone

Shatell Utley of RRH (left) accepts a $1,000 donation from Kelly Walden and Amanda Diaz of Ridgecrest Cinemas — Courtesy photo ------ Ridgecrest Regional Hospital observed the one-year anniversary of the Cancer Center with a celebration attended by patients (past and present), hospital staff and . . . Read Full Story >>

Track Club hosts KO Half Marathon

Track Club hosts KO Half Marathon

Andy Peters and Cara Griffith, with respective times of 1:24:47 and 1:48:34, were the first male and female to cross the finish line at the Over the Hill Track Club’s KO Half Marathon held last weekend in the Rademacher Hills. The 13-mile course, consisting of . . . Read Full Story >>

Program to highlight night fliers

The Friday, Nov. 16, Children’s Hour program, offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Maturango Museum, will focus on owls and bats — “the quiet fliers in the night.” Museum docents will explore the topic through stories and songs geared toward preschool-age children. “What is different . . . Read Full Story >>

Toyota mgr. to address chamber

The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce will host Toyota General Sales Manager Pete June on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. Pizza Factory will serve pizza, pasta, wings and salad. Cost is $20 for chamber members with RSVP or . . . Read Full Story >>

Officials warn parents of burgeoning drug trends

Officials warn parents of burgeoning drug trends

Rebecca Neipp

Former BMX pro Tony Hoffman shares with a packed audience his story of succumbing to, and overcoming, an addiction to drugs — Courtesy photo ------ Over the last few months, our community has seen some tragic outcomes, and close calls, resulting from drug use in . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros win!

Burros win!

Burroughs High School football’s defense clashed with the Hesperia Scorpions offense during the last game of the season last Friday, Oct. 26. In their only win this year, the Burros ended their bleak season on a high note with a 20-0 win against the Scorpions. . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph Fest is this weekend

Petroglyph Fest is this weekend

Tour goers view thousands of rock-art paintings and etchings on the walls of Little Petroglyph Canyon. — Courtesy photo ------ The fifth annual Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, and will feature rock-art tours, a street fair, live performances, . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum gathering to spotlight valley, base history

Museum gathering to spotlight valley, base history

Rebecca Neipp

Jon Riddick assists a crew move an F/A-18 off the base and onto the China Lake Museum’s new site on Las Flores Avenue — Photo by Laura Austin ------ It was the 1970s. China Lake employees and their industry partners were conducting a full-scale test . . . Read Full Story >>