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 >>

Musical merriment in store for holidays

By NICK ROGERS Toe-tapping rhythms and merry melodies are on the menu of musicals to delight movie lovers this month during Classic Movie Night’s holiday series, “Merry Musicals,” premiering on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. Meryl Streep leads an . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Mutiny’ is a rollicking, high-seas adventure

‘Mutiny’ is a rollicking, high-seas adventure

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer It’s the 18th century. The crew of the Sea Witch has just plundered the Charleston Harbor and Cutlass Kate and her ilk are one step closer to their hunt for the fabled “Loot of 1,000 Ports.” I’m of . . . Read Full Story >>

Andrew Jackson is a bloody-good time

Andrew Jackson is a bloody-good time

Lilly Johnson as the titular character in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," playing at the Burroughs High School Performing Arts Center — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer In 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda turned musical theater on its head with his . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Queen’s Six’ bring royal treatment

‘Queen’s Six’ bring royal treatment

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer All the way from Windsor Castle in Merry England, the “Queen’s Six” male a cappella group gave a performance Monday, Oct. 22, at Burroughs High School that was perhaps the best I’ve ever heard on the Parker Performing . . . Read Full Story >>

Stars ... in your  multitudes ...

Stars ... in your multitudes ...

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum for its monthly program. The last star party of the year will be held Friday, Nov. 9, starting at 6 p.m. NOVEMBER CELESTIAL CALENDAR 1. . . . Read Full Story >>

The heart of autumn, here at last!

The heart of autumn, here at last!

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL At long last, the heart of autumn! November means festivals, “The Nutcracker” ballet and opportunities galore to learn and eat. Find new favorites in this month’s roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California. Up northwest by the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Time for a new mayor’

It is time for a new mayor. At the City Council meeting on Oct. 17, I brought up a serious concern that the council was changing the city’s general zoning plan without adequate justification or consideration regarding the city’s future. They changed the general plan . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Supports Hayman for council

Want a sea change at city council? Want to have representatives who will actually represent you? Your vote can change it all. Vote for Scott Hayman. The casino issue has divided this town for the last two years, with Peggy Breeden and Mike Mower voting . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Rajtora can make good decisions

I worked with Stan Rajtora when he was a system engineer at China Lake, and I’ve discussed issues with him almost weekly ever since. Stan’s always willing to put in the time and effort to understand the whole scope of each issue and how its . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Vegas intervention on local race?

As discussed many times earlier, NoRidgecrestCasino.com has the detailed community report 150-plus pages that tell the complete casino story in Ridgecrest from A to Z. And it reads like a crime novel — because it is. Data below is just the very latest in a . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Saint-Amand for water board

I recently heard three candidates for the IWV Water District Board at a voter forum here in Ridgecrest. Having known David Saint-Amand for years, I planned to cast my vote in his favor because of his extensive knowledge of and commitment to the water issues . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on bombs, bombings

In the wake of bombs delivered to media and political critics and the horrific slaughter of 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services in Pittsburgh, I write to decry these actions and rhetoric that encourages intolerance. Actions against any of these people harms me and every . . . Read Full Story >>

Vote for leadership

The most critical issue this community faces — now and in the future — is water. We must find an affordable solution to this problem if we expect to build and grow. The most divisive issue this community has ever faced is the Ridgecrest City . . . Read Full Story >>