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On Oct. 7, the Yucaipa Planning Commission met to discuss a change in the tenants at the Yucaipa Ponte Unified Commercial Center. The addition of a medical office facility in lieu of a movie theater and the redevelopment of an existing fuel station located at the southwest corner of Yucaipa …

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on Oct. 20, that Riverside County will move back to the state’s purple tier, which is the most restrictive tier that requires several types of businesses and places of worship to move outside. These places will change operations to …

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Commuters can expect slight delays along Highway 38 for the next few months. The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) is still working on Highway 38  to repair damages as the result of the El Dorado wildfire.

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To help advance a healthier Southern California in recognition of Clean Air Day on Oct. 7, Metrolink is encouraging residents to sign the Clean Air Pledge and #TakeTheTrain. Metrolink also revealed a Personal Impact Calculator at metrolinktrains.com/experience so people can see the differenc…

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Does your household have hazardous waste?  The city of Yucaipa, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and San Bernardino County Fire Protection District will host the 2020 HHW/E-Waste Collection on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Yucaipa Equestrian Center, 13273 Cal…

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The Yucaipa Planning Commission met on Oct. 7 for a public hearing to discuss a minor general plan amendment to change from a General Commercial District to a Multiple Residential along with amending the zoning ordinance for the parcel of a 32-unit senior housing residential project, located…

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The biggest challenge of 2020 for Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) has been the inability to hold fundraising events. Events bring in approximately 20% of the annual operating budget. COVID-19 has made the team at YAPS get a creative when it comes to fundraising.

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According to a press release by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 14, Yucaipa Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a major injury traffic collision on Yucaipa Boulevard at the intersection with Fifth Street. Deputies arrived and found a 56-year-old female unconscio…

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The city of Yucaipa has two official ballot drop boxes in the city. The Yucaipa Police Station, located at 34144 Yucaipa Blvd. and the Yucaipa Branch Library, located at 12040 Fifth St., are the two locations where residents can safely and securely drop an election ballot. The deadline to re…

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With the election less than a month away, the four candidates vying for the three four-year city council seats in Calimesa were asked to give their opinions about fire management, COVID-19 issues and challenges facing the city to help voters decide.

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Everyone has a favorite apple destination in Oak Glen. For many, it is Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho. Early Friday morning, Oct. 2, a fire engulfed the popular property operated by the Riley family.  Nearby resident and former Los Rios employee Jake Miller saw the glow and immediately drove up …

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Apple Valley Station, Chino Hills Station, Hesperia Station, Loma Linda Station, Rancho Cucamonga Station, Victorville Station, and Yucaipa Station arrested 19 drivers on suspicion of DUI from Aug. 21. through Sept. 7, Labor Day Weekend.

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Saturday evening at 5:49 p.m., Yucaipa deputies responded to a traffic collision at Bryant Street and Avenue D in Yucaipa. A U.S. postal carrier was struck by another vehicle. 

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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a roundabout can provide lasting benefits and value in many ways. They are often safer, more efficient, less costly and more aesthetically appealing than conventional intersection designs.

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Yucaipa Valley Water District Implementation Manager Matthew Porras reported that the R-17.1 drinking water facility located in the North Bench area east of Jefferson Street in Yucaipa was instrumental in fighting the El Dorado Fire with the district operating two steel drinking water storag…

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The final decision was made by the Yucaipa Mobilehome Rent Review Commission on Sept. 22 regarding the Special Rent Adjustment application and a final issuance of a resolution was written regarding the amount of rent increase the residents of Valley View Mobilehome Park would be receiving by…

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The El Dorado Fire continues to burn and as of Sept. 29, the wildfire has scorched 22,744 acres and was 93% contained. The biggest fire news this week was that all mountain communities were allowed to return home. As of Sept. 29, Forest Falls residents were allowed to return home with power …

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According to a police report from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, during an identity theft investigation of an elderly female victim, Deputy Tollefson learned the suspect, Katherine Larrabee, 36, of Yucaipa, used the victim’s identity and applied for unemployment benefits through…

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Yucaipa Boulevard motorists may have noticed construction activities occurring along the western edge of the city, near Interstate 10. Several projects that had been approved by the Yucaipa’s Planning Commission and city council are now underway, and their construction teams are making great…

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The two roundabouts on Avenue E, at Second and Third Streets, are now open. The city of Yucaipa opened them to traffic on Sept. 11, however there was still ongoing construction, including installing street striping and signage. It’s now complete.

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On Sept. 14, the Yucaipa City Council approved the special event permit application submitted by the Pumpkin Factory to operate the Live Oak Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Farm, located at 32335 Live Oak Canyon Road. The open date is set for Sept. 24 and will run through Dec. 24. This is c…

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Timothy Rudge, 36, of Temecula, was reported missing on Aug. 10. After five weeks of being missing, things were looking pretty bleak for a recovery. However, Rudge was found alive on Monday, Sept. 21, in the area of San Bernardino Peak by the Golden Eagles Hot Shot Fire Fighter Crew.

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The USDA Forest Service officials for the San Bernardino National Forest officially announced the death of Charles Morton, a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, who died while engaged in fire suppression operations on the El Dorado Fire late Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Family Promise is a non-profit organization that assists homeless students within the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. During the recent evacuation orders, due to the El Dorado Fire, the Family Promise Executive Board decided to take action and assist displaced students.

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Just about everyone has had to “pivot” in some way during the unprecedented times of the present global pandemic, and churches across California are no exception. From not gathering physically for months, to meeting indoors with no singing, to outdoor meetings with social distancing in place…

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UNIFIED COMMAND: CAL FIRE BDU/Yucaipa, San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol

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On Sept. 21, fie officials announced as a result of firefighters gaining additional containment on the El Dorado Fire over the past several days, Incident commanders have ordered the evacuation advisory for the Big Bear area to be lifted effective immediately. 

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The El Dorado Fire is at 22,588 acres and is at 60% contained.CURRENT CONDITIONS Sept. 21: No fire activity occurred today in the Oak Glen, Yucaipa and Beaumont portions of the fire and is in patrol status. Rock and debris slides of burning material along Hwy 38 remain a threat to the fire p…

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According to a USDA Forest Service press release dated Sept. 21,  fire officials announce the death of Charles Morton, a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, who died while engaged in fire suppression operations on the El Dorado Fire late Thursday, Sept, 17, 2020. 

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Last Friday, Sept. 18, the non-profit organization, Family Promise, secured 10 large generators for local families in need. The mountain community families are fire evacuees and have technically been categorized as "homeless" since the onset of the El Dorado Fire, Sept. 5. As of today, there…

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San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced effective Sept. 18, evacuation orders for the communities of Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls are now lifted but the communities will remain under an evacuation warning.

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USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest have confirmed the death of a firefighter on the El Dorado Fire. The incident took place on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in collaboration with Cal State San Bernardino GEAR UP, San Bernardino County Children's Network and the Riverside County Office of Education will host this year's Family and Community Engagement Summit, "A Vision of Equity: A Path for Ever…

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Ginger Bryk has made a career out of rescuing cats and dogs at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). However, during the El Dorado Fire her rescue efforts expanded to farm animals of all types. When news of the evacuation order for the Oak Glen area came through, Bryk knew people and anim…

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The massive El Dorado Fire, that started Sept. 5, in Yucaipa, continues to burn in the mountain communities. At press time, the fire burned 18,092 acres and was at 60% containment.

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Rep. Paul Cook (Apple Valley) announced today, Sept. 16, that he is cosponsoring H.R. 7978, the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act. This bipartisan legislation was introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20).

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On Sept. 1, Yucaipa Valley Water District General Manager Joe Zoba recommended that the board authorize the district staff to develop plans for the construction of Recycled Water Fill Station No. 2 on Fifth Street north of Wildwood Canyon Road in Yucaipa. The plan, approved by the board of d…

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Yucaipa City Council met on Aug. 24 and one of the items on the agenda was the acceptance of contract work completed by Air Exchange, Inc. for furnishing and installing the Vehicle Exhaust Removal System (VERS) at the Yucaipa Fire Station No. 2. It also approved the payment for the project i…

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On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at about 12:46 a.m., deputies from the Yucaipa Police Department responded to the report of shots fired at a residence in the 13300 block of Roberts Road.  The reporting party stated they had seen the suspect, later identified as Douglas Kircher, 36, of Yucaipa, wi…

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