Treasures of the Mojave Desert: Part 3 in a series

Treasures of the Mojave Desert: Part 3 in a series

Rebecca Neipp

Taking in the scene of a cascading waterfall in a secluded fern gully, it’s hard to believe you’re still in the middle of the desert, and not the Amazon rainforest. But for anyone looking for a similarly restorative day trip, we in the Indian Wells . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Just out this month, “An Artist and A Writer Travel Highway 1 South” (illus. Pat Hunter, by Janice Stevens, Craven Street Books, hardcover, 142 pgs., 2017, $26.95) completes the extraordinary “Artist/Writer” three-part series that began with Highway 1 North and Highway . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on Howard eviction

“Howard ordered to vacate property by May 31.” This is the headline that represents the end of a long battle between the city of Ridgecrest and the Howard family, an elderly couple now homeless in its wake. Not just a single parcel, but 12 properties . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: SSUSD thanks Papa John’s

The Food Service Department at Sierra Sands Unified School District would like to acknowledge and thank Papa John’s Pizza. On May 8 and 9, the staff at Papa John’s arrived earlier than their scheduled work hours to prepare approximately 228 delicious pizzas for all of . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: GSA progress still uncertain

The April 26 workshop hosted by the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority was a breath of fresh air for the participants in the public arena. It stood in sharp contrast to the board’s previous practices of conducting business behind closed doors and attempting to silence . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Audience: The magic returns for Year No. 5

By NICK ROGERS Would you believe it? This summer marks the fifth season of showing classic films on an every-Wednesday basis from mid-May to early August. The “Summer of Movie Magic” film series is the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert’s annual program to . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: AAUW thanks Ridgecrest United

Our sincere thanks to Ridgecrest United for its successful efforts to raise the $900 needed to send an additional seventh-grade girl to a week of American Association of University Women Tech Trek Camp. This July four local girls will attend the camp at UC San . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: HSUMD president offers thanks

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert is proud and honored to be the stewards of Ridgecrest’s civic origins. The society protects, restores and displays to the public the earliest civic buildings that our city had — the Historic USO Building, the Old Kern . . . Read Full Story >>

From the State Capitol: Misplaced priorities cost taxpayers

By STATE SEN. JEAN FULLER Bakersfield state senators and Assembly members recently voted against one of the largest tax increases in California history that will ensure that it becomes more expensive to live, work and raise a family in California. For example, a driver with . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Loop: Nourishment for the body and the soul

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL May makes its mark with food for the tummy and melodious nourishment for the soul, as you will read in this roundup of tips for short hops to nearby destinations and longer trips in California. Way up northwest in Paradise on . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Who will protect our interests?

How does a corporation decide to steal our grandchildren’s water? Who will protect the interests of “the public” regarding our water? These simple questions have far-reaching consequences to all residents of the Indian Wells Valley. For the sake of our grandchildren, we must ensure that . . . Read Full Story >>

Open question to supervisor

To 1st District Supervisor Mick Gleason: I just got through scanning the myriad of rules and regulations about just parks and public places. It seems the county is quite active in regulating small affairs of county life. However, when it comes to something big, the . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Aladdin’ is truly magical

‘Aladdin’ is truly magical

By JAYME KINARD News Review Correspondent As the lights dim, proud parents in the audience cheer in anticipation for their little stars to take the stage. There are sounds of footsteps and 63 children appear on stage for this week’s opening of Aladdin at Burroughs . . . Read Full Story >>

From our Nation’s Capitol: China Lake crucial to military readiness

From our Nation’s Capitol: China Lake crucial to military readiness

By KEVIN MCCARTHY, U.S. House Majority Leader American leadership against the forces of evil is once again on display. President Donald Trump’s decision to both strike Assad’s regime following the use of chemical weapons and target an ISIS network in Afghanistan with significant military might . . . Read Full Story >>

Star-Gazing: ETA Aquariid peaks May 6

By ROGER BROWER, China Lake Astronomical Society The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The next star party will be held on May 26. May Celestial Calendar 1. Jupiter, just past opposition, rises in the . . . Read Full Story >>

Howards ‘strong-armed’

The city of Ridgecrest is now party to booting one of our longtime neighbors out on the street. It is also party to strong-arming anyone who becomes noncompliant in its nanny state orders to citizens when their property isn’t pretty enough. In addition, the provisions . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Rare Mariposa lily removed

Last week, I hiked on Rademacher Trail near the college on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. On Monday, I found a beautiful Mariposa Lilly plant, something that is rare in our area. On Wednesday, a second flower had bloomed. I took my camera back on Friday . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Care Center thanks sorority

Special thanks from the Pregnancy Care Center go out to our local Delta Beta Gamma chapter for donating diapers and a cash contribution for the purchase of a crib. This is not the first time this organization has raised funds among its members on our . . . Read Full Story >>

Guest Editorial: The influence of food

Guest Editorial: The influence of food

By BEATRIS ESPERICUETA SANDERS, director, Kern County Farm Bureau Thriving civilizations are the product of opportunity and necessity. The purpose of every civilization throughout all human history is to ensure a full belly for its inhabitants. Since the beginning of time, food has been an . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Two recent books, one for kids and one for adults, depart from pursuing the ordinary way of conducting ourselves in our daily lives. “The Weird, Wacky, and Unusual Activity Book” (Joe Rhatigan, illus. Anthony Owsley, ages 7-10, 144 pgs., Charlesbridge Publishing, . . . Read Full Story >>