Chess tournaments hone scholarship, character

Chess tournaments hone scholarship, character

Rebecca Neipp

Putting the ‘extra’ in ordinary: a celebration of the unique, the unexpected and the exemplary people and experiences in the Indian Wells Valley. This installment continues a series that will explore some of the hidden delights in our high-desert hometown. —————— “Chess is possibly the . . . Read Full Story >>

Mindfulness: creating calm

By DR. HANI CHAABO Sometimes, the daily challenges of life can become so overwhelming that you are at a loss as to how to cope. Intense stress often leads to anxiety and other mental health concerns, but it can also impact your physical health. An . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Opposes closed-door vote

The news on the casino land sale vote is now officially out as to who voted to sell Ridgecrest down the river. On Feb 5 the city “attorney” stated that Peggy Breeden, Scott Hayman and Mike Mower voted to approve an illegal agreement in closed . . . Read Full Story >>

Six Things I learned Super Bowl Sunday

Six Things I learned Super Bowl Sunday

I am sorry, dear reader, for the misleading headline. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to find subjects other than nature and space to write about. It turns out nothing else inspires me like those subjects. So, as our family returned home Super Bowl . . . Read Full Story >>

Attack on Prop 13 will worsen problem

By ASSEMBLYMAN VINCE FONG As California taxpayers, we should be wary of Sacramento politicians as they begin the budget process to determine how to spend the hard-earned money of everyday Californians. California’s record-breaking spending budget of $222 billion is large enough to rival the GDP . . . Read Full Story >>

February starts to sparkle

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL February starts to sparkle like spring with parades, festivals, and plenty of fun as you will see in this month’s roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California. To the northwest in San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Refutes Neel’s claims

In Mike Neel’s letter to the editor dated Jan. 30, he accuses the City Council of acting illegally by not divulging a closed-session vote. He is either being purposely deceptive or he is incapable of reading the plainly worded law. He writes, “Read Government Code . . . Read Full Story >>

Movies to love in February

Movies to love in February

Hello, movie lovers! Our “BLACKfilm” series winds down in February. You will continue to love our Classic Movie Nights, as we continue to commemorate the struggles and achievements of African Americans in our latest film series. Two more outstanding films remain in the collection. On . . . Read Full Story >>

CLAS to explore future of club

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Ted Hodgkinson will present a program on astronomy news, and Keith Weisz will lead a discussion on the future of the club. “Input from all . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: City owes an explanation

The City Council owes the public information it withheld on Jan 15 after its closed-session discussion on the possible land sale to the casino developer. The city “attorney” again illegally refused to state how the individual members voted on that item, using the usual ruse . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA takes you Into  the Shakespeareverse

CLOTA takes you Into the Shakespeareverse

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Have you ever reflected on Shakespeare’s “Othello” and thought – “this would make a great Jerry Springer episode!” Or sat through a needlessly inexplicit monologue trying desperately to look like you understand its depth? Whether you find yourself . . . Read Full Story >>

Why AB 5 will hurt, not help, freelancers

By Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader and Vince Fong, California Assembly The following op-ed addresses AB 5, a new bill that forces employers to designate the majority of freelancers or gig workers as employees, thereby removing the allure of flexible work and independence. Hundreds of . . . Read Full Story >>

Strong Kern, strong California

Strong Kern, strong California

By ASSEM. VINCE FONG With the passing of another year comes another string of political failures pushed by out-of-touch Democrats that control Sacramento. The time is now to make our voices heard as we persist in proposing commonsense solutions to the most pressing issues facing . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Trona trustees respond to royalty reduction bill

To the Editor: Trona trustees respond to royalty reduction bill

The following statement was released by Trona Joint Unified School District regarding the proposed “Non-Energy Solid Leasable Mineral Royalty Rate Reduction” regulation. ****** Lately, several members of Congress decided it is their duty to reduce potash royalties paid by soda ash plants in the United . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Roe v. Wade demo set for Jan. 22

What is the most infamous day in American history? What day has resulted in conditions ushering in more death and suffering than all our wars combined? That day was Jan. 22, 1973, with the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision. Since then, about 62 million . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Accuses Peters of political deception

Stimulating healthy dialog about our fragile and partisan local political system is not always easy. Admittedly, I am someone who recently ran for public office in Kern County. That experience introduced me to many of the pronounced deficiencies in our local political arrangements. Sadly, what . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Concerning IWV Groundwater Use

We are told by the local Groundwater Authority and our regional political leaders that there is no way we can conserve our way out of our current groundwater overdraft situation and that we have no alternative but to import water into our valley at great . . . Read Full Story >>

New year, new adventures

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Winter arrived, though you can hardly tell around here. If you find yourself seeking more seasonal weather, check out the following in this monthly roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California and points east. Or if a . . . Read Full Story >>

2019 home sale highlights

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker As 2019 closes and 2020 begins, it’s a great time to look back over the year to see some of the major trends in our local real estate market. The July 4th and 5th earthquakes shook us but did they . . . Read Full Story >>

BLACKfilm series begins

By NICK ROGERS, HSUMD Happy New Year, good neighbors! It’s hard to believe that the HSUMD Classic Movie Night is entering its 11th year of the presentation of feature films in our beautiful Historic USO Building. Watching these classic films in a communal setting, on . . . Read Full Story >>