Editorial: Leading with heart — the big man makes his exit

Editorial: Leading with heart — the big man makes his exit

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” While Teddy Roosevelt may have been the one to originally coin the phrase, Ernie Bell made it his personal and professional mantra for more than 35 years of service to the Sierra . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Mom, I found a baby bird!’

‘Mom, I found a baby bird!’

By DAN BURNETT There are thousands of bird nests in Ridgecrest now. Very soon there will be thousands of chicks in the nests. In a few weeks from now, all those chicks will be spreading their wings, jumping around, and getting ready to fledge (leave) . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Asks for report on wastewater

During the city manager comments portion of the May 1, 2019, Ridgecrest City Council meeting, Ron Strand stated that there would be two meetings with the Navy in May. A meeting on May 2 was to finalize the tentative easement agreement. A meeting on May . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Blue Men, Pink Ladies say thanks

The Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s Blue Men and Pink Ladies would like to thank the Ridgecrest Elks Lodge for its generous donation toward our LVN scholarship fund. Because of that donation, we can add another scholarship. We volunteer at the hospital appreciate the dedication, expertise and . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on anti-abortion law

In light of the anti-abortion law passed in Alabama, I have written the following proposal to Rep. Kevin McCarthy: “In those states that pass laws preventing abortion for rape and incest, Congress should pass a law that requires the state government to pay for prenatal . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books – ‘The Editor’

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books – ‘The Editor’

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL People don’t generally remember that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a fascinating and influential career following the death of husband Aristotle Onassis. She acquired prominence as a high-powered editor at Viking Press, then Doubleday. Steven Rowley’s new novel “The Editor” begins with . . . Read Full Story >>

Three self-evident truths of home sales

Three self-evident truths of home sales

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Here’s a common, often unspoken, home-seller creed that is an underlying motivator when selling a home: “I hold this truth to be self-evident that my home is not created equal, that it is endowed by its owner with . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Addresses Alzheimer’s disease

One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease — the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. It is imperative that we have elected officials who are working to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. As an . . . Read Full Story >>

Dangerous Sacramento proposal puts lives at risk

The following article was co-authored by Assemblyman Vince Fong, who represents the IWV in Sacramento, and Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin. Our law enforcement officers go to work every day knowing they face constant uncertainty and danger on the job serving our community. Any incident . . . Read Full Story >>

Reflections on seasons and stars

Reflections on seasons and stars

“Ultimately, we can never tire of looking at the stars, or striving to capture how much they mean to us, because the infinite cannot be fully absorbed in a human time span — let alone in a single viewing. Our understanding of them, of ourselves . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Who’s protecting public interest?’

At the April 3 Ridgecrest City Council meeting, the city manager stated that we have a tentative agreement with the Navy on the Wastewater Treatment Plant easement. This is similar to a statement the CM made four or five months ago at an Infrastructure Committee . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Watch for new taxes

More taxes will be on the ballot this fall under a sneaky misleading title. The initiative, titled “California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act” would split the state’s property tax roll into residential and commercial, revoking the protection of Prop 13 from business properties. This . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Challenges assessment process

Here’s information the citizens of Ridgecrest need to know about the hearing on the proposed Parks and Recreation District on 4-17-19. There were several things said or inferred by council that were not accurate: 1. The city council had no lawful authority to limit the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: CCCC saddened by loss of Cooper

Cerro Coso Community College is deeply saddened by the loss of Ruth Cooper. She was a founding member of the Fire Mountain Foundation, now called the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation, and was the first woman to serve as president, serving on the board from . . . Read Full Story >>

Movies in May — and beyond!

By NICK ROGERS The month of May brings the Historic USO Building the two final Classic Movie Night “Reel People, Part 2” presentations, both of which have to do with flight! On Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m., we bring you the much-acclaimed, unbelievably true . . . Read Full Story >>

This month made for food, music, festivals

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Reading this month’s roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California could convey the impression that May was made for food, music, and festivals. To the northwest, the 2nd Annual Oakland Art Month returns all May with a . . . Read Full Story >>

Eta Aquariid  shower peaks May 6

Eta Aquariid shower peaks May 6

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will hold its monthly program on Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The next star party will be held Friday, May 3. Signs will be out at 8:30 p.m., with viewing at 9 . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers on Books: ‘We, the Jury’

Ridge Writers on Books: ‘We, the Jury’

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL The crime has unusual elements. Domestic abuse of a woman occurs painfully often. But in this instance, a husband has killed his wife and claims self-defense. His wife had a history of bullying him, demeaning him and even causing bodily harm. . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: New BHS leadership announced

The following announcement was made via ParentSquare on Wednesday, April 17, by outgoing Burroughs High School Principal Bryan Auld: As was previously announced, I will transition to the district office to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources after this school year. In addition . . . Read Full Story >>

Catch the magic of Peter Pan this weekend

Catch the magic of Peter Pan this weekend

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The adventures of Peter Pan, the Boy Who Never Grew Up, and the magical world of Neverland are loved and enjoyed the world over. But every legend has an origin story, and this one is being told on . . . Read Full Story >>