Are you prepared for when disaster hits?

Almost a year before the historic earthquakes hit Ridgecrest, disaster preparedness expert Robert OBergfell posted the following scenario in September 2018 for hundreds of social media followers. In the first two parts of the series, we saw disaster hit from Joe’s and Jane’s perspectives. In . . . Read Full Story >>

Movies to cool summer heat

By NICK ROGERS The long, hot and in our case, rockin’ summer is slowly beginning to wind down to an end, and we can look forward, eventually, to some cooler temps and a brisk preview of those wonderful end-of-year holiday events at our beloved Historic . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Abandoned Randsburg’

Cynthia Ackley Nunn, 144 pages, more than 100 color photos, trade paperback, Arcadia Publishing, 2019, $24.99 —————— By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Subtitled “The Mojave Desert’s Liveliest Ghost Town” and just released three weeks ago, “Abandoned Randsburg” delivers on many levels. A bustling burg a century . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Responds to O’Neil editorial

This letter is in response to, and was inspired by, the guest editorial authored by Scott O’Neil and published in the Aug. 9 edition of The News Review. In his editorial, Scott challenges us to identify our city’s vision for the future as a means . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: YES seeks sponsors

The Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) of Ridgecrest are sponsoring their ninth annual YES! Conference Saturday, Sept. 28. The YES! Conference is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workshop geared toward sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys, but the conference accepts all middle school students . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: School year start delayed for Richmond, Gateway

To the Editor: School year start delayed for Richmond, Gateway

The following letter has been circulated to the staff and families of Gateway and Richmond elementary schools in the Sierra Sands Unified School District. Ever since the two major quakes of July 4 and 5, all available resources have been focused on the district’s recovery . . . Read Full Story >>

What is the city’s vision?

What is the city’s vision?

By SCOTT O’NEIL, IWV Economic Development Corp. I am a morning person and usually wake up at 4 a.m. On a recent morning, I found myself lying there reflecting on the earthquakes and the damage we have incurred. The city has identified $100-million-plus in needed . . . Read Full Story >>

Are you prepared for when disaster hits?

Almost a year before the historic earthquakes hit Ridgecrest, disaster preparedness expert Robert OBergfell posted the following scenario in September 2018 for hundreds of social media followers. In this second part of the series, we see Jane’s perspective. Keep reading the News Review for the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Gem-O-Rama canceled

On Aug. 6, Searles Valley Minerals notified the Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society that the strong earthquakes on July 4-5 damaged facilities to such an extent that SVM will not be able to host any Gem-O-Rama gem show activities on its properties during this . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Tribe v. Ridgecrest litigation

We recently attended this month’s Ridgecrest City Council meeting. It can be plainly seen that the city is going to fight the litigation brought on by the Timbisha Tribe, which is all “hush-hush.” I suspect it’s a lawsuit brought by the tribe to have the . . . Read Full Story >>

Are you prepared for  when disaster hits?

Are you prepared for when disaster hits?

Almost a year before the historic earthquakes hit Ridgecrest, disaster preparedness expert Robert OBergfell posted the following scenario in September 2018 for hundreds of followers on social media. In this first part of the series, we see disaster hit from Joe’s perspective. Keep reading the . . . Read Full Story >>

Find an August escape

By DONNA MCCROHAN-ROSENTHAL August heat may put you in a let’s-go-somewhere-else frame of mind. Consider these suggestions for festivals, food, and fun from our monthly round-up of trips around California. To the northwest in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, discover the shape-shifting, color-changing nature of . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Rebuts Porter letter

Mr. Porter argued in a recent letter to the editor that there is no historical precedent for excluding the citizenship question on the census form. It is a complicated question. Note, however, that the first three censuses asked no questions about national origins or citizenship. . . . Read Full Story >>

New kids’ destination makes a big splash

New kids’ destination makes a big splash

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR, News Review Correspondent Our family’s love for splash pads started when our oldest daughter, Ariadne, was a toddler. We were visiting her aunt in Arizona when Ariadne was introduced to a splash pad. She was enthralled by the dancing water, the sounds . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Foul Play’ is  a fun time

‘Foul Play’ is a fun time

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Theater lovers, whodunnit fans and board game enthusiasts unite! Master Mystery Productions founder Daniel Stallings’ latest stage concoction “Foul Play” is a truly unique murder mystery that’s part theater, part scavenger hunt, part “Wheel of Fortune” and terrifically . . . Read Full Story >>

Perseid shower is next month

Perseid shower is next month

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will host its monthly program Monday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The next star party will be held Friday, Aug. 2, with signs out at 8:30 p.m. and viewing at 9 p.m. AUGUST . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Kiwanis seek support for Child Spree

The Kiwanis Club of Ridgecrest is gearing up for this year’s Child Spree program. This program provides local school-aged children with new back-to-school clothes so that they can enter school feeling positive about their appearance. The assistance we receive from the community is a critical . . . Read Full Story >>

Zion adventures: filthy hands, clean heart

Zion adventures: filthy hands, clean heart

A retelling of a faraway Neipp Family adventure Seven summers ago, our family went on an ambitious 8-day driving tour of 12 national parks and monuments in the U.S. southwest. We drove 1,800 miles across six states — it was the trip of a lifetime. . . . Read Full Story >>

50 years later:  Space is still calling

50 years later: Space is still calling

By LAWRENCE N. COSNER JR., MD, News Review Columnist I grew up at Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake. Sure, it’s now called Naval Air Weapons Station, but I’ll always think of my childhood home as NOTS. And outer space was very important to all . . . Read Full Story >>

Will the real estate market survive the earthquakes?

Will the real estate market survive the earthquakes?

By CLINT FREEMAN News Review Contributor The two earthquakes over the July 4th weekend put Ridgecrest in the world news spotlight, and left residents on edge and in wonderment of what might be next. After the shattered glass and broken mirrors were swept up questions . . . Read Full Story >>