From a little town in California” to Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium

From a little town in California” to Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. From a “Tiny, Teeny-Weeny, Little Town in California” to the . . . Read Full Story >>

Manzanar hosts ‘Gardens for Peace’ September. 18

Manzanar hosts ‘Gardens for Peace’ September. 18

Manzanar National Historic Site invites the public to recognize the United Nations’ 2021 International Day of Peace on September 18, 2021. Manzanar is one of only 14 places across the continent selected by the North American Japanese Garden Association to host a “Gardens for Peace” . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Academy of Dance expands

Sierra Academy of Dance expands

Sierra Academy of Dance made it through the pandemic by constantly adapting to the mandated guidelines. Now they have many offerings to enhance the community. In December they will return to the stage for the first time since the earthquakes; they are offering party planning . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS class of 1980: Battles, a best-selling novelist

BHS class of 1980: Battles, a best-selling novelist

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. My wife, Ann, recently had hip replacement surgery and is . . . Read Full Story >>

All My Rage, A love letter to the desert

All My Rage, A love letter to the desert

As last week’s edition of the News Review went to print, we learned via FaceBook that Sabaa would be releasing a new book next spring. “The novel is based on Tahir’s own childhood being raised in her family’s motel in the Mojave Desert, and uses . . . Read Full Story >>

Jewish Holy Days of prayer and reflection

Jewish Holy Days of prayer and reflection

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer “These are the holiest days of the year,” says June Wasserman, Secretary of the Indian Wells Valley Jewish Community Association (IWVJCA). “It is a time of prayer and reflection.” This year services are being held at the Paradise . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest native publishes first book

Ridgecrest native publishes first book

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer If the book title “Blood Moon” and the cover image of a wolf howling in front of a full moon bring to mind werewolves, you are on the right track. Joseph Battaglia, author, set out to create an . . . Read Full Story >>

A Burroughs entertainment ‘Dynamic Duo’

A Burroughs entertainment ‘Dynamic Duo’

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. The lives of Haroon Saleem and Sabaa Tahir began a . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerome Davis basketball story revisited

Jerome Davis basketball story revisited

I have greatly enjoyed working with Jerome on his World Champion track story. Yet working with him to get “the basketball” story right has been a great opportunity to reminisce with Jerome. The essence of the story remains the same, yet the details are more . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerome Davis: Burrough’s World Class Sprinter

Jerome Davis: Burrough’s World Class Sprinter

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review ———————— Jerome Davis, Burroughs High School Class of 1995 (a . . . Read Full Story >>

Randsburg’s characters: old and new

Randsburg’s characters: old and new

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer As we look forward to Old West Days on September 18 and 19 in Randsburg, we take the time to hear stories about old-timers and how this historic town draws newcomers. Randsburg has had its share of interesting . . . Read Full Story >>

Randsburg ‘Old West Days’ set for Sept. 18-19

Randsburg ‘Old West Days’ set for Sept. 18-19

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Randsburg is set to celebrate its 125 year heritage during Old West Days on September 18 and 19. Hollie and Neil Shotwell, of The Joint, have been planning this for over six months. Unfortunately, as with many important . . . Read Full Story >>

‘There’s gold in them thar hills,’ surrounding us

‘There’s gold in them thar hills,’ surrounding us

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer “There’s gold in them thar hills,” is as true today in our region as it was when Mark Twain proclaimed it in his 1892 novel, The American Claimant. Vincent DiMaio, owner of Mine Claims Services, tells us, “There . . . Read Full Story >>

Valdivia lead nation in assists in 1993

Valdivia lead nation in assists in 1993

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. Armando Excerpted from the LA Times, October 29, 1993 “He . . . Read Full Story >>

Memories of some of the valley’s earliest homesteaders

Memories of some of the valley’s earliest homesteaders

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Lisa Carr Rains and Craig Carr’s grandparents, Vernon L. and Anabel Gaffney Carr, left the Midwest and traveled to California before meeting in Glendale, marrying, and heading to Leiliter in Indian Wells Valley to homestead. The homesteading Carrs . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros at the Olympics - then and now

Burros at the Olympics - then and now

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts form his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. Two Burros Traveled to Eugene, Oregon to Compete in the . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA opens romantic comedy

CLOTA opens romantic comedy

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Opening Friday, July 23 at 7:30: CLOTA brings a lighthearted, romantic comedy to the stage in their air-conditioned theater at 1425 North Inyo Street in Ridgecrest. Bell, Book & Candle is the group’s first return to the boards . . . Read Full Story >>

Auditions for “Who’s Who?” at Red Rock Books

(by) Daniel Stallings Master Mystery Productions is reuniting with Red Rock Books for a new live comedy play, an interactive costume party caper titled “Who’s Who?,” and we need performers. We welcome actors of any and all levels of experience to help us put on . . . Read Full Story >>

Holy Cow! A Bruin hit a hole in-one at The Masters

Holy Cow! A Bruin hit a hole in-one at The Masters

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts form his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. Every serious golfer dreams of playing Augusta and hitting a . . . Read Full Story >>

The Lighthouse celebrates five years

The Lighthouse celebrates five years

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Friday and Saturday nights, July 8 and 9 starting at 7pm there will be great celebrations filled with love and prayer as The Lighthouse celebrates its fifth anniversary. There will be give-aways and desserts. The featured guest speaker, . . . Read Full Story >>