In the Audience: Before there was ‘Mad Men’

In the Audience: Before there was ‘Mad Men’

By NICK ROGERS Last year marked the final season of the wildly popular television series that has given audiences a nostalgic look at climbing the corporate ladder and living the American dream in the 1950s and ’60s. The fantastic mid-century consumerism and archaic social views . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Loop: Valentine’s Day, February getaways

In the Loop: Valentine’s Day, February getaways

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL February means Valentine’s Day and much more – including a walking, talking Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe in Riverside. There’s chocolate too, as you will read in this roundup of tips for short hops to nearby destinations and . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Council needs to provide direction

I attended the Jan. 28 sewer plant workshop at city hall. The briefing was about 90 percent the same as the October brief even though city officials had told me that the contractor would clear up a lot of unanswered questions. The public was allowed . . . Read Full Story >>

Support library tax measure!

The following letter, addressed to Kern County Board of Supervisors Chair and representative of the 1st District Mick Gleason, was submitted for publication in the News Review: Supervisor Gleason, We are so sorry that the county’s oil revenues are down. There is no immediate solution, . . . Read Full Story >>

Star gazing: Five planets visible this month

By ROGER BROWER, China Lake Astronomical Society The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Celestial Calendar: 1. Venus is in the morning sky this month. Look for it low in the southeast before dawn. 2. . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘You have no property rights here’

Notice, Ridgecrest citizen, you have no property rights here. The city will come and take everything you have if you get on their bad side. You say, “No way”? Think again, I can prove it. Consider the case of City of Ridgecrest v. William Dale . . . Read Full Story >>

Who do you want for president?

The News Review is launching a poll to find out who our Indian Wells Valley readers would like to see in the Oval Office next term. Cast your vote! misterpoll.com/polls/609739 . . . Read Full Story >>

Real Estate Watch: Five things sellers should never say

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Heard the phrase “Loose lips sink ships?” Well, it also holds true when selling a home. There are some items a seller must disclose to a buyer such as lead based paint, the flood zone, or if a . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: I do love Ridgecrest

As I stand on the mound between the two softball fields at the LeRoy Jackson Park, I look to the west and see the beautiful Sierra Nevada with its majestic peaks and gentle slopes. (I love the mountains!) To the north I observe the busy . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Why are gas prices still high here?

My question is – with all the news about oil proclaiming that the national average is under $2 per gallon and even below $1 in Michigan why is gas in Ridgecrest still over $2.60 and as high as almost $4 at some stations? Can anyone . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: The man retires,  the legacy lives on

Editorial: The man retires, the legacy lives on

Hundreds gathered last week to pay tribute to Stuart O. Witt, who is retiring after 14 years at the helm of Mojave Air and Space Port — where he helped to revive global interest in the exploration of space and launch a commercial sector dedicated . . . Read Full Story >>

Guest Editorial: Rock art thoughts to consider

By RUSS KALDENBERG, former China Lake archaeologist I read the highly critical article [see page 2] regarding the branding of Native American rock art and the city of Ridgecrest with a bit of puzzlement. I have had no involvement in the planning of the Petroglyph . . . Read Full Story >>

A Review: London-based quartet  brings guitar music to life

A Review: London-based quartet brings guitar music to life

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer At the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Arts Center Wednesday night, I could have closed my eyes and imagined I was sitting in an English countryside pub, maybe 150 years ago, listening to the quiet, acoustic plucking of . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL People have always looked at the heavens with awe. Increasingly, we observed, studied, and cracked the secrets of the universe. More recently, we entered that far-off realm. “Mars Rover Curiosi-ty: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer” (by Rob Man-ning and . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks for support of Great Strides

We would like to thank your staff, especially Pat Farris, Laura Austin, Brian Cosner and Rebecca Neipp, for the loyal support you have given throughout the years to our Ridgecrest Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walks. Also, on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we would . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Pro-Life demos planned for Jan. 22

On Friday, Jan. 22, from 4-5 p.m. a public demonstration will be held on the sidewalks in front of the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital and IWV Surgery Center. The purpose of these outdoor demonstrations is to publicly commemorate the total of approximately 58 million victims of . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Audience: Stellar casts ring in the New Year

By NICK ROGERS Here’s a way to cure the winter blahs: trek on down to your Historic USO Building, 230 W. Ridgecrest Blvd., to see latest Classic Movie Night series. By the time you read this, the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Water breaks’ at PCC

Our water broke. Sometime during the holidays, a pipe in the roof of the Pregnancy Care Center burst, and torrents of water flooded the building. I called State Farm and the broker came right away. He took pictures, helped me file a claim, and generally . . . Read Full Story >>

Why are recyclables in land fill?

For a number of years, I have noticed when taking rubbish to the dump that there are hundreds of cans and bottles in the landfill that could be recycled and use toward improvements in the infrastructure of Ridgecrest. Why these are not being pulled out . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Library thanks Peck Foundation

The Ridgecrest Branch of the Kern County Library would like to acknowledge an incredibly generous donation of $3,500 by the Peck Family Foundation to provide new shelving in the Juvenile Fiction area of our Children’s Room. The existing shelving for the Juvenile Fiction collection was . . . Read Full Story >>