Editorial: Remembering a great man

Editorial: Remembering a great man

News Review file photo from 1992 show President George H. W. Bush during his appearance at Sequoia National Park. — Photos by Pat Farris and Bill Farris ------ The News Review joins the rest of the nation this week in mourning the loss of 41st . . . Read Full Story >>

Homeowner energy- saving tips

Homeowner energy- saving tips

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Everyone always wants to save a buck! Getting great deals on Amazon or at Walmart is not the only way to be a smart shopper and save. Saving money on your monthly energy bills is also a great . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Merry musicals’ for movie nights

‘Merry musicals’ for movie nights

By NICK ROGERS “Merry Musicals,” Classic Movie Night’s continuing film series, really gets into the holiday spirit on Wednesday, Dec. 12, with a truly beloved perennial Christmas classic. Director Michael Curtiz’ 1954 box office smash features the Academy Award-winning song from the 1942 holiday classic . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘We need and deserve better’

There are so many good, kind people in this country — people who care about their fellow human beings, people with empathy, people who volunteer tirelessly to help others, pray for others and show compassion for others. Unfortunately our president is not one of these . . . Read Full Story >>

The month for holiday adventures

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL December! Each opportunity sparkles like a gift as you shake your head wondering, “Which shall I open next?” Find more tough choices in this month’s roundup of tips for trips both short and long around California. To the northwest in Napa, . . . Read Full Story >>

Watch for the Geminids this month

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Calendars and handbooks for 2019 will be available. December Celestial Calendar 1. Jupiter moves to the morning sky and can be seen low in the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Senior services says thanks

Senior Services of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital would like to say thank you to the Indian Wells Valley 500 Club for the recent donation. We appreciate your kind donation and appreciate the fact that you always remember us. This donation will be put towards our respite . . . Read Full Story >>

Kenny Metcalf electrifies as Elton John

Kenny Metcalf electrifies as Elton John

Kenny Metcalf delivers his stellar interpretation of Elton John to local students. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer If you had wandered into the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School last Thursday evening, you might have . . . Read Full Story >>

Why turkey on Thanksgiving?

Why turkey on Thanksgiving?

Kelly Cosner of Far Haven Farm in Inyokern raises the popular Thanksgiving birds each fall for families who enjoy farm-fresh birds for their holiday feasts — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By DAN BURNETT Every year as I sit down for my traditional Thanksgiving dinner, . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA delivers early Christmas gift in ‘Holmes for the Holidays’

CLOTA delivers early Christmas gift in ‘Holmes for the Holidays’

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The Community Light Opera and Theater Association’s production of “The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for The Holidays)” opens next Friday, Nov. 30, at CLOTA Center Stage. I had the opportunity to catch one of the dress rehearsals earlier . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: City should be open to casino

Having lived and worked in Ridgecrest from 1986-2012, I’ve seen what happened during the recession and the scars it has left on some businesses there. Our family now lives in Palm Desert, and there are several large and small casinos in the Coachella Valley. The . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Commends All Faith Chapel

What if someone decided to throw a party and no one came? That did not happen to Chaplain Crabb of the All Faith Chapel and his kitchen crew. They decided to throw a combined Military Appreciation and Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday night, Nov. 13, at . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Music Society thanks WACOM

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is very grateful to WACOM for its continued generous support of our Youth Music Fund. WACOM’s recent gift will be used to defray expenses for five in-school programs and support expansion of our community outreach to include a mini-residency program . . . Read Full Story >>

Cemetery needs community support

By DEBRA HOLLAND President, Desert Memorial Park To the citizens of Indian Wells Valley — here are some dates and facts regarding the condition of local cemetery, Desert Memorial Park. Desert Memorial Park was founded in 1960. The 9.2-acre property requires irrigation two times per . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Women Who Write Are Dangerous’

‘Women Who Write Are Dangerous’

By Stefan Bollmann, color &?B&W illus., Abbeville Press, hardcover, 168 pgs, 2018, $22.95 ------ By DONNA?MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL On the heels of his best-selling 2016 “Women Who Read Are Dangerous,” Bollmann profiles 47 women who challenged societal norms and answered the ever-popular question, “Why would anyone . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Altrusa thanks supporters

Altrusa International of Indian Wells Valley just completed a very successful KidSpree. With just a few children left to shop, we were able to give 90 children warm winter clothing. We couldn’t have done this without the help of some very generous organizations and individuals. . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks WACOM for support

I want to thank WACOM for its recent gift to the Ridgecrest Military Banners Program. This is a significant show of support for this program. More importantly it is a show of support for local members of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Kiwanis Club thanks WACOM

The Kiwanis Club of Ridgecrest is grateful to WACOM for generous funding of programs dear to our hearts. WACOM’s recent gift of $580 to our club has been allocated to our 2019 Child Spree event. The 2019 Child Spree, planned for early August, will again . . . Read Full Story >>

Kids dealing with differences

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL These three full-color books help youngsters cope with feeling different and show them that “everybody will laugh at me” can turn into laughing with friends who enjoy hanging out with them and celebrate the differences that make them wonderfully special. “The . . . Read Full Story >>

The art of home inspections

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Every smart buyer and seller should always have their home inspected when purchasing or selling a home. It makes practical sense to know the product you are dealing with. When purchasing a car a smart savvy shopper will . . . Read Full Story >>