Don’t feed the ravens!

Don’t feed the ravens!

By DAN BURNETT A few days ago I woke up to find that my bird bath had become an ice skating rink for the sparrows. That left no doubt in my mind that winter is really here, and it reminded me how the cold season . . . Read Full Story >>

The pre-listing list for sellers

The pre-listing list for sellers

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Getting a home ready for sale can be a daunting task. For some sellers just thinking about the process brings instant stress and worry. Indeed, there is much to consider when properly preparing a home for sale. Where . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Frisbee family says thanks

The Frisbee family would once again like to thank our caring community for its support of our 2018 Ridgecrest Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk! This was our 12th CF Walk and, with the community’s backing, the Walk raised more than $38,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis . . . Read Full Story >>

Looking for fun in the New Year?

Looking for fun in the New Year?

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL The New Year has begun with entertainment and travel opportunities, many indoors for escaping the cold. Find your favorites in this roundup of tips for short hops to nearby destinations and longer trips in California. Looking to the northwest, train aficionados . . . Read Full Story >>

Planets spark in the morning sky

Planets spark in the morning sky

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will host its first meeting of the New Year on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. 2019 calendars and handbooks will be available. There are no star parties scheduled until March. JANUARY CELESTIAL . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: The Wonder of Christmas

How does one define “wonder”? Perhaps we cannot explain it, because wonder is an experience that captures us. Some of the powerful images that symbolize the season are full of wonder — the Bethlehem star, the only one in recorded history that stood still. “It . . . Read Full Story >>

Californians who made a splash in history

Californians who made a splash in history

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Three excellent books that came out this year shed light on California’s ascension to prominence on the world stage, each written from a different perspective. “Phoebe Apperson Hearst: A Life of Power and Politics” (by Alexandra M. Nickliss, B&W photos, indexed, . . . Read Full Story >>

The shape of (the) water (district)

The shape of (the) water (district)

By DON ZDEBA, IWVWD?General Manager Playing off the title of the Academy Award winning film, “The Shape of Water,” I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the shape of the water district. The Board of Directors of the Indian Wells Valley . . . Read Full Story >>

A wizard’s pet and other holiday birds

A wizard’s pet and other holiday birds

By DAN BURNETT Images of the holiday season include many of winter. You see trees covered with snow and lots of winter animals. There are pictures of families clustered in front of roaring fires while decked out with sweaters and heavy clothes. Songs of the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Saint-Amand says thanks

I’ve been honored to be elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Indian Wells Valley Water District. I would like to thank everyone for their support, encouragement and endorsements during my run for the Water Board. To those voters, businesses and property . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Flyfishers thank WACOM

We want to express our sincere gratitude for WACOM’s gift of $400 in November. Your gift allows us to continue our proud tradition of providing a valuable education to children about our water resources and the plants and animals that live in them. Grade school . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: Remembering a great man

Editorial: Remembering a great man

News Review file photo from 1992 show President George H. W. Bush during his appearance at Sequoia National Park. — Photos by Pat Farris and Bill Farris ------ The News Review joins the rest of the nation this week in mourning the loss of 41st . . . Read Full Story >>

Homeowner energy- saving tips

Homeowner energy- saving tips

By CLINT FREEMAN, Coldwell Banker Best Realty Everyone always wants to save a buck! Getting great deals on Amazon or at Walmart is not the only way to be a smart shopper and save. Saving money on your monthly energy bills is also a great . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Merry musicals’ for movie nights

‘Merry musicals’ for movie nights

By NICK ROGERS “Merry Musicals,” Classic Movie Night’s continuing film series, really gets into the holiday spirit on Wednesday, Dec. 12, with a truly beloved perennial Christmas classic. Director Michael Curtiz’ 1954 box office smash features the Academy Award-winning song from the 1942 holiday classic . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘We need and deserve better’

There are so many good, kind people in this country — people who care about their fellow human beings, people with empathy, people who volunteer tirelessly to help others, pray for others and show compassion for others. Unfortunately our president is not one of these . . . Read Full Story >>

The month for holiday adventures

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL December! Each opportunity sparkles like a gift as you shake your head wondering, “Which shall I open next?” Find more tough choices in this month’s roundup of tips for trips both short and long around California. To the northwest in Napa, . . . Read Full Story >>

Watch for the Geminids this month

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Calendars and handbooks for 2019 will be available. December Celestial Calendar 1. Jupiter moves to the morning sky and can be seen low in the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Senior services says thanks

Senior Services of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital would like to say thank you to the Indian Wells Valley 500 Club for the recent donation. We appreciate your kind donation and appreciate the fact that you always remember us. This donation will be put towards our respite . . . Read Full Story >>

Kenny Metcalf electrifies as Elton John

Kenny Metcalf electrifies as Elton John

Kenny Metcalf delivers his stellar interpretation of Elton John to local students. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer If you had wandered into the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School last Thursday evening, you might have . . . Read Full Story >>

Why turkey on Thanksgiving?

Why turkey on Thanksgiving?

Kelly Cosner of Far Haven Farm in Inyokern raises the popular Thanksgiving birds each fall for families who enjoy farm-fresh birds for their holiday feasts — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By DAN BURNETT Every year as I sit down for my traditional Thanksgiving dinner, . . . Read Full Story >>