Calimesa’s annual Christmas Toy Drive will hold its first pop-up event on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Tractor Supply, on Calimesa Boulevard. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., new, unwrapped toys, for ages newborns to teenagers, can be dropped off at the Tractor Supply, located at 1060 Calimesa Blvd. in Calimesa. The toy drive is sponsored by the Calimesa Chamber of Commerce and the Calimesa Fire Department. “It’s going great,” said Tony Phillips, chamber vice president, about the toy drive that began Nov. 1. Those who would like to donate, but are unable to attend the pop-up event, can drop off a toy at…

On Friday, Oct. 1, the Past Pleasures Car Club hosted its monthly car show at the Yucaipa Valley Center, next to US Bank, with 200 vehicles in attendance. The theme of the evening was “Ladies Night.” The ladies from the club judged all the car entries. They presented pink trophies to the winner of various categories. The music provided by DreamWeaver DJ Dave entertained the crowd. A national noted pinstriper attended the car show and assisted with an auction of a pin striped refrigerator to assist the Volunteer Veteran’s Foundation. “A special guest Von Hot Rod, who is a national noted pin striper, auction a pinstriped refrigerator for $450. Our usual 50/50 drawing and hula hoop contest were in full swing,” said Art Berry, Past Pleasures Car Club president. Yucaipa resident Dave Puluzzi shares memories of his father’s dream car. “My 1964 Ford Falcon convertible is here tonight to honor my late father. My dad had the car for a year and half before he died. Over the years, he rebuilt numerous cars himself. One day he pulled up in a 1964 Falcon. He told me it was his favorite car and that he was going to give it to me someday. My dad and I enjoyed taking the 1964 Falcon to car shows and I helped him polish the car. Now, this is our family heirloom and a remembrance of my late father. We attend the Past Pleasures Car Show frequently.” The Past Pleasure Car Shows occurs on the first Friday each month and is limited to pre-1980 classic and antique cars, hot rods, and trucks. The car entry is free and the public is invited for a free, family event. The last car show of the year is a toy drive on Nov. 5. Car Club members ask attendees to bring an unwrapped gift. The show hours are from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Winners crossed the finish line with a flourish. Other runners struggled to finish, many gasping for breath and some collapsing on the ground. One competitor tried to crawl 30 yards to the finish line. He was stopped by race volunteers who provided aid. And this was on a cool day. Such was the scene on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the CIF-Southern Section Cross-Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. A Yucaipa High runner who offered aid to a teammate was Taylor Becker who helped a struggling Thunderbird back to the team’s encampment after the race. All of the teams set up…

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