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The city of Yucaipa celebrated its 30 year anniversary in style. A generous display of appetizers was catered by Kopper Kettle. The tables were decorated with festive lighted trees, silver glass bulbs, snowflakes, candles, mirrors and pearls. Guests were welcomed by Paul Toomey, director of …

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Looking for a way to give to someone special this holiday season? The American Legion Auxiliary is seeking donors for its annual program, helping abused children in the community. To help, pick up a tag (or two or three) and purchase a holiday gift for a child. The Legion is also accepting m…

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On Nov. 25, the city of Yucaipa held a ribbon cutting for the Fremont Street Bridge at Wilson Creek. City officials, dignitaries, city staff, chamber ambassadors, and the public were in attendance for this event. The construction of this bridge eliminated the low water crossing at Fremont St…

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On December 3, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Thomas Patrick Michaud, 53, of Yucaipa, driver and unidentified passenger, male, 54, of Yucaipa, of a White Ford Boxtruck were traveling on Interstate 10 westbound, just west of County Line Road. For reasons still under investigation, the driver all…

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In the city of Yucaipa, the councilmembers are the elected governing body that guides the progress of the city and is comprised of five councilmembers. Councilmembers are elected by district for four-year terms, with elections held in November of even-numbered years.

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The Mesa Grande Academy basketball program did not seek a weak school in Western Christian, (featuring Bryce White) to open its 2019-20 season. The Cardinals lost both the girls and boys games to the visitors, 37-26 and 76-39 in a double-header played in the McAnally Gym last Tuesday.

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Michael Joaquin put on one of the best shooting performances in recent Yucaipa High School basketball history after scoring 31 points in a 67-53 loss to visiting Palm Springs in the season opener last Monday. Trailing 45-22 early in the third quarter, Joaquin went to work by scoring 12 point…

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St. Frances X Cabrini Council 9679 of the Knights of Columbus recently conducted its annual Tootsie Roll fundraising drive to benefit people with intellectual disabilities in the community.

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The Yucaipa Mobilehome Residents Association (YMRA) met Nov. 9 at the Yucaipa’s Woman’s Club with approximately 30 people in attendance along with the Mobilehome Rent Review Commissioner Caecilia Johns and Mayor Bobby Duncan. There were 14 parks represented out of the 41 parks in Yucaipa. 

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Up against the top-ranked school and hopelessly behind, the Yucaipa High School tennis team played out its season in style against eventual champion Westridge of Pasadena. Trailing 9-2 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, the doubles team of seniors Brielle Lara and Sie…

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The Yucaipa High School girls’ cross country team took first place in the CIF Prelims and will race in the CIF Finals on Saturday, Nov. 23. The top seven teams will advance to the California State Championships.

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On Nov. 13, the Yucaipa City Council voted for approval of a California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) California River Parkways grant for the construction of components of the Wilson III Basin Project as a part of the North Bench River Parkways Groundwater and Habitat Enhancement Project, …

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Yesterday Yucaipa High School parents were notified of an unsubstantiated threat that police had been investigating. Although unsubstantiated, we planned for additional police presence on campus.

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Today, Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 19, an anonymous student reported to school officials that a 16-year-old student was in possession of a gun. Yucaipa Police Department was notified and immediately located the student at an off campus location, at approximately 1:10 p.m.

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Jordyn Turner ripped a forehand that went untouched down the line to clinch the win against visiting Alhambra, 15-3 last Friday allowing Yucaipa High School to advance to the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section, Division 4 tennis playoffs. It hosted No…

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The ladies and lads of the Elks Club had a successful vendor fair Nov. 9. There were 25 vendors who participated and everything you could imagine was available for purchase to kick off holiday shopping. Greeting cards, aprons, wood-crafted photo blocks, make-up, jewelry, leggings, Avon and S…

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After at least 40 years in the making, the Singleton Road-Bryant Street extension is open, allowing those who live in upper Yucaipa and Calimesa to connect without traveling down to Calimesa Boulevard.

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Despite almost record- breaking high temperatures for this time of year, hundreds of locals braved the 85-degree heat and attended the Yucaipa-Calimesa Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Yucaipa Community Park.

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On Oct. 28, the Yucaipa City Council voted on and approved unanimously the purchase of a field turf planer to be used at the community parks to save money, reduce time fields are closed for repair and help the grass grow faster.

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On Oct. 28, the Yucaipa City Council unanimously approved the purchase of replacement playground equipment at Wildwood Park to continue the theme, of “Fun In The Parks.”

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The cars came out Friday night on Nov. 1 along with the Yucaipa Fire Department and the Past Pleasures Car Club (PPCC) to participate in the annual holiday toy drive to benefit the children in Yucaipa Valley. There was no entry fee to enter this show, but entries were limited to pre-1980’s v…

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Trailing 41-0 to Cajon with seconds left in the game as well as in their high school careers, Yucaipa quarterback Casey Graf was still trying to throw scoring passes to David Fisher and Zach Murray in an attempt to squeeze every last yard out of the 2019 football season. The home crowd appre…

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On Saturday, Nov. 2, The Yucaipa Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented the “Standing for Something” award to Cali Binks, Superintendent of the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, a position she has held since July 2013.

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Brother and sister acts Noah and Aaralyn Castro and Atalie Bogh dazzled judges with their singing and instrumental talents to win the grand prize in their respective age groups at the sixth annual Yucachella talent show Saturday night at Yucaipa High School.

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One of the past weekend’s events for Make A Difference Day was Tip-A-Hero held at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant in Yucaipa. Local police department and fire department volunteered and served guests chips, salsa, water and soft-drinks. 

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On Monday, Oct. 28, at the Yucaipa City Council meeting during public comment, four residents returned and spoke regarding their concerns on the evacuation process of large animals in the San Timoteo and Live Oak Canyons area. They were first heard at the Oct. 14, Yucaipa City Council meeting.

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On one of the warmest Saturdays in late October, the community showed up Oct. 26, to volunteer for Yucaipa’s annual Make A Difference Day. Oct. 26 marked the city’s 12th year participating in the nationwide day of volunteering.

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The remains of the second victim in the Sandalwood Fire were identified as 61-year-old Hannah Labelle, it was announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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On Oct. 27, an alert resident called 911 to report suspicious activity at the Baker’s restaurant. The reporting party saw a male in possession of numerous electronic devices, some of which he was throwing in the trash. The reporting party suspected the items were stolen and kept a watch of t…

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The city of Yucaipa is currently soliciting interested individuals to help shape the future of wineries within the region. Interest is growing for the cultivation of wine grapes within the city, with some small scale vineyards that have been recently planted in the city and surrounding commu…