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On Feb. 18, 2021, deputies from the Yucaipa Police Station responded to Cloud 9 Medi Spa regarding the theft of a backflow preventer valve. The theft of the valve created significant damage which prevented the business from opening for the day. The repair costs were estimated to exceed well …

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Like all of us, Erik V. Sahakian was caught off guard in March 2020 when the world changed as a global pandemic shut down businesses, decimated the economy, and sent many people into a spiral of fear, hopelessness, and anxiety. “It was like everything changed overnight,” stated Sahakian. “Li…

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The San Gabriel Mission can be seen as an early beginning for Yucaipa in 1771.  With fears that the Russians would take over Northern California, Spain’s answer was to settle the lands of California with a series of missions.

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On  March 22, Yucaipa City Council appointed Aden Benson and Adelin Tulcan to the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Community Services Supervisor Sarah Martinez introduced Benson and Tulcan to the council and it was voted by an unanimous vote to appoint them as a new member for the Youth Advis…

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During the March 22, Yucaipa City Council meeting, Councilmember Justin Beaver said “I would like to ask the city manager to provide any updates that he may have as it relates to the tiering system in San Bernardino County, specifically.”

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Secondary students in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District are heading back to campuses after board members unanimously approved an April 14 start date at a special board meeting last week.

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Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than the local mountains. In Forest Falls, there will be a gathering of "woodsy" artists who will showcase their homemade goods and art. There will be one of a kind art, candles, tasty treats, jewelry and more for sale. 

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On March 22, with the sound of a bagpipe playing in the distance and with solemn gratitude for the sacrifice of the United States Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, Charles “Charlie” Morton, family, city officials, San Bernardino Forest S…

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The Calimesa City Council unanimously agreed at its recent meeting to send a letter opposing, unless amended, Senate Bill 9, regarding increased density in single-family zones.

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The three local Lions Clubs will be participating in the statewide “Lions Eyes Across California” on March 20, 2021.  This project collects used eyeglasses that will have prescriptions read and cataloged, then cleaned and dispensed to those in need at various sight clinics around the state. …

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The pandemic has significantly changed our world for over a year now. Finally, some good news is coming to San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, as officials report the transition from the state’s most restrictive purple tier, where it has been since August 2020, to the less restrictive  re…

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On March 8, city council members signed a letter of opposition to Bill H.R. 127, which some believe is a complete infringement on all American’s rights to own firearms.

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St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17. The holiday has been associated with not only wearing of the green, but also with drinking. Irish or not, drinking alcoholic beverages has become synonymous with the holiday and local police departments warn about the dangers of drinking and driving.

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At the March 8 Yucaipa City Council meeting, the city council met for the approval of the 2021 Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival (YMAF) activities and associated street closures which is all contingent upon the approval of the state regarding restrictions at the time of the event. YMAF will be…

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Yucaipa will soon be gaining another outdoor amenity. The first phase of the Wildwood Mountain Bike single track course is underway and folks are getting excited for the new  scenic amenity.

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An update to Calimesa’s Zone Text Amendment, regarding accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units, was adopted Monday night by the city’s planning commission.

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During the Yucaipa City Council meeting on  March. 8, Captain James Williams, introduced to the council a new city employee Deputy Sheriff Michaela McKinzie.

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Both the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside are cautioning residents that a number of scams are on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With many residents still at home, this gives scammers creative opportunities to take advantage of the public.

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On  Feb. 22, Yucaipa City Council appointed Brenna Lane to the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Community Services Supervisor Sarah Martinez introduced Lane to the council and it was unanimously voted to appoint her as a new member for the Youth Advisory Committee. Lane will serve a two-year …

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El Dorado Ranch Park, located at Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa,  is temporarily closed due to ongoing mitigation efforts due to  the El Dorado Fire, which took place in September of 2020.

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The San Bernardino County Library is partnering with In-N-Out Burger again this year to promote reading among children this spring. The Cover to Cover program kicks off on Saturday, March 6 and will run through Saturday, April 17. This program will encourage students to read in all communiti…

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Local elementary students are headed back to school and some in-person learning, pending continued low-case COVID-19 numbers and plan approvals for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.

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James Gilfedder Jr., 19, was a lot of things, including a champion  basketball, football water polo, soccer and baseball athlete at Yucaipa High School. According to those who knew him, he was a happy, joyful, life-of-the-party kind of guy, with a heart of gold. Due to his untimely death on …

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During the Yucaipa City Council meeting on Feb. 8, Planning Manager/City Planner Benjamin Matlock introduced the new Assistant Planner Madeline “Maddie” Jordan.

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The Yucaipa Mobilehome Residents’ Association (YMRA) had its first meeting of the year, outside at the Yucaipa Woman’s Club on Feb. 13. The group is meeting outside, when weather permits, due to the restrictions the state has placed on mass gatherings.

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At the Feb. 8 Yucaipa City Council meeting, Interim Director of Finance and Administrative Services Ryan Blackerby addressed the council regarding the city’s 2020-2021 mid-year general fund budget review. The city continues to maintain its strong financial condition even with the challenges …

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Yucaipa High School graduate James Gilfedder died unexpectedly  while in college, out of the state. Hickory Ranch Restaurant is hosting a corn hole tournament on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. to assist in memorial service costs and to fly Gilfedder home. The corn hole tournament cost is $100 p…

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The volume of cars that showed up last Saturday for the Vaccine/Microchip Clinic held at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society was unprecedented. YAPS had eight staff members, six volunteers and two veterinarians that volunteered their time for the event. A total of 65 vehicles were lined up on b…

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At the Feb. 8 city council meeting, an important topic of discussion was regarding ceding time for public comment. At previous council meetings citizens were allowed to cede their time to speak to another speaker. Currently the Yucaipa city rules establish standards of three minutes per spea…

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Michaela McKinzie always knew she wanted to become a police officer. It was a calling. Her mother, a Los Angeles Police Department police officer for 20 years, was a major factor in her decision to pursue law enforcement as a career.

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According to a police report, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at approximately 4:49 p.m., deputies from the Yucaipa Station responded to a robbery alarm at the Spectrum store located in the 33600 block of Yucaipa Boulevard. When deputies arrived and contacted the store employee, they were advised …

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On Jan. 22, 2021, at 4:07 pm., deputies from the Yucaipa Station responded to the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot in the 33600 block of Yucaipa Blvd. Upon arrival, deputies were advised by the victim that she was loading her groceries into the back of her…

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Yucaipa City Council approved the Viticulture Operations and Associated Development Standards Phase I Report and provided direction as recommended by the American Viticulture Area Planning Committee (AVAPC) at their meeting on  Jan. 25. The city council recognized that the implementation of …

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The construction crews at the Yucaipa Pointe Project continue to make quick progress in developing the site. Keen observers can note that the first building for the project, a Chick-fil-A restaurant, famous for its chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and “Ice-dream” cones, has started to go ve…

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