In the Audience: Movie night spotlight on Bogie and Bacall

By NICK ROGERS A change in the movie lineup in the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert’s “Classic Movie Night” programming makes room for an exciting new film series, featuring one of Hollywood’s most enduring screen (and real life) couples — Humphrey Bogart and . . . Read Full Story >>

‘The Mountains Within: Poems of the Wild’ - By Garth Gilchrist

Color photos, 112 pages, Regent Press, paperback, 2017, $19.95 (ebook $7.95) By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Garth Gilchrist touches Nature on page after page in “The Mountains Within,” his voice soothing and compelling. His poems hint at a way of perceiving and connecting with the “original . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘The epitome do-nothing Congress’

Although the 80th Congress passed a total of 906 public bills, Harry S. Truman nicknamed it the “Do-Nothing Congress.” The current sitting Congress has enacted two bills. President Truman’s famous “do-nothing Congress” had an average enactment rate of 37.75 bills per month vis-à-vis about 1/4 . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: FRL member says thanks

As a member of the Friends of the Ridgecrest Library, I want to publicly thank those awesome people who made it possible to sponsor the third year of the Summer Reading Program at Inyokern School! What fun we had again this year, reading books, making . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Dollar Tree revived

When the Dollar Tree store first opened a few years ago, it was clean, organized and well stocked. Unfortunately, the manager retired and the next couple of managers let the store decline. The floors of the aisles were filled with things pulled off the shelves . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Eyes on the stars, feet on the ground’

‘Eyes on the stars, feet on the ground’

Rebecca Neipp

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt’s directive is generally interpreted as a reminder to keep our goals lofty while staying anchored in reality. His own life was certainly exemplary in . . . Read Full Story >>

Committee delay could cost city tens of millions

Committee delay could cost city tens of millions

By STAN RAJTORA The wastewater fee increase for the new wastewater treatment plant occurred in June 2013. The preliminary wastewater treatment plant design report was released in October 2015. Since 2015 the only progress has been the environmental certification of two sites for the new . . . Read Full Story >>

Real Estate Watch: What to know about the appraisal process

Real Estate Watch: What to know about the appraisal process

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty An important part of the home purchasing process is discovering the value of a home. Once a contract is signed, the buyer’s lender will send out an appraiser to make sure the purchase price is in line with . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Has council completed projects?

In a letter to the editor on June 22 I stated, “At one time the city council honored the purpose to which the increase in the sales tax was voted by the citizens of Ridgecrest, the improvement of abysmal streets of the city.” In that . . . Read Full Story >>

To The Editor: IWV Groundwater Authority

There is a surefire way to get the attention of Gleason, Breeden and Peter Brown regarding the management of our Indian Wells Valley groundwater — recall! Remember Gov. Gray Davis in 2003! Jerry Zeutzius . . . Read Full Story >>

Boutique aces first flight out of IYK

Boutique aces first flight out of IYK

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Tuesday morning I got ready for the day and left my house as usual around 5:30 a.m. and arrived in Los Angeles a few minutes after 7:00. Well, that’s not entirely true. I rarely leave the house at . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: We need fair representation

In the fall of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. For the first time in our state, government was going to have its say in groundwater use. This is not inherently a bad thing – you can even argue . . . Read Full Story >>

Portal offers escape from summer heat

Portal offers escape from summer heat

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer The dictionary defines “portal” as a gateway or entrance. Perhaps I’ve been too heavily influenced by science fiction, but to me the word has always implied transport to somewhere exotic and unexplored. With the number of days until . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Changes to our atmosphere

Our climate and temperature concerns have given me something to think about. The heat increases along with some weather anomalies have given me some reasons for thought. Supposed temperature increases, I wonder if they are very much man made. For instance, concrete sidewalks, large areas . . . Read Full Story >>

Real Estate Watch: Before putting your home up for sale ...

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Selling a home is no doubt a major life project full of fear and anxiety for some, and for others many unknowns. “To list or not to list and when do we list,” are on the minds of . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Loop: Travel opportunities abound this month

We live in an amazing state with fascinating opportunities within its borders as well as just beyond, as you will read in this roundup. Head northwest on Hwy 395 for the Mammoth Lakes East Sierra Symphony Summer Festival Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 10-12, a mix of Beethoven, . . . Read Full Story >>

Star Gazing: Eclipse highlights celestial calendar

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The next star party will be held Aug. 18, with the signs out at 8:30 p.m. and viewing at 9 p.m. August . . . Read Full Story >>

Guest Editorial: City fails to justify sewer fee increase

By STAN RAJTORA The July 19 Ridgecrest City Council meeting included an agenda item to raise the wastewater fees 3 percent, or about $11. I had previously sent the council an e-mail request to lower the fees $90. The e-mail included appropriate justification. The council . . . Read Full Story >>

Soaking up the sun on Santa Catalina Island

By JAYME KINARD News Review Correspondent There is something about the smell of salt water, wind in my hair and sunshine on my skin that calls me to the coast. I’ve been fortunate to travel to beaches and islands around the world, including San Diego, . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books Serendipity at Book Expo

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books Serendipity at Book Expo

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL The publishing industry held its major U.S. trade show last month, Book Expo America in New York. Large, small, university and regional presses featured top new titles along with those just out and more coming soon. Invariably, superstar authors dominated. But . . . Read Full Story >>