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Capt. Timothy Salas, Calimesa’s new police chief, was introduced to the city council and public at its recent meeting.

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Yucaipa Rotarians are in Historic Yucaipa today hanging flags for Flag Day.

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The Yucaipa High School graduation ceremony commenced with words of appreciation for the late Mrs. Jane Smith, who recently passed away last month. Principal Shad Kirkland praised Smith for her “unwavering dedication to students” during her years of service on the school board and said she w…

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Mike Orland, a local Yucaipa resident and his two sons are currently raising money for the Firefighter Cancer Foundation and an ongoing legacy scholarship for the Crafton Hills Fire Academy by riding dual sport adventure motorcycles 4,000 miles to Alaska leaving on July 10. The trip will tak…

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Though hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders may not give much thought to how nature trails stay so clean and tidy, keeping the trails walkable in nature’s constantly changing landscape requires tremendous dedication to labor involving path repair, fallen branch removal, and even fix…

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Recently, Mayor Bobby Duncan and City Manager Ray Casey visited the International Security Conference trade show in Las Vegas to visit with exhibitors who might be interested in bringing their services to Yucaipa. According to Duncan and Casey, many of those interested were fast food chains.…

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Once upon a time, four young boys met at Wildwood Elementary School in Yucaipa and embarked on a 13-year academic journey together.

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The city of Calimesa is expected to have approximately $660,000 in excess revenue this coming fiscal year after the council approved Monday night a budget of about $6.3 million.

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On June 1, deputies from the Yucaipa Police Department responded to the area of Avenue E and Fifth Street for a reported stranded vehicle in the roadway. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the vehicle was reported stolen out of the city of San Bernardino. Deputy Lozano began an investigation …

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Crafton Hills College held its 47th annual commencement ceremony for students graduating with associate degrees and certificates on the evening of May 24. A large crowd of the graduates’ families and friends filled the outdoor quad at Crafton’s scenic campus, with a view of the entire city o…

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Rain or shine, Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Calimesa hosts its annual Memorial Day event to honor fallen soldiers and current military service members. Yet the recent rainy spell cleared away on Memorial Day, May 27, as residents of Yucaipa and Calimesa gathered in the somber setting of the …

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Yucaipa City Council members reviewed and approved updates to the Pavement Management Program and recommended pavement rehabilitation projects for the next five years at the May 13 meeting. City Engineer Fermin Preciado gave a presentation about the state of Yucaipa’s roads and recommended f…

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A late-May hail storm on Wednesday, May 22, created some slick roads. These two cars lost control on Live Oak Canyon , about half mile south of the I-10. One of the injured was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.  

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After its second-round playoff game at Valencia West Ranch last Tuesday, Yucaipa High School baseball coach Ralph Grajeda used the term “dodged a big bullet” when talking about his team’s 1-0 win to advance into the playoff quarterfinals. Not only did YHS have a hard time hitting bullets thr…

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On May 18, Sheriff's Yucaipa Station Deputies Bremer and Coillot were patrolling in the south Yucaipa area. As they drove through the Arco AM/PM at Oak Glen Road and Calimesa Boulevard, they observed the occupants of a gold Toyota behaving suspiciously. A registration check showed the vehicl…

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At the May 13 Yucaipa City Council meeting, Emergency Services Coordinator Sherrie O’Connell noted intentions to implement new emergency systems Ready San Bernardino County, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), and the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) for citizen…

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The Calimesa Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual scholarship tea and luncheon awards on May 9, at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club. Rainy weather prevented the event from being held outdoors in the rose garden, though participants still enjoyed lunch in an elegant garden-like setting, seated a…

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Every year, except 2006, when the city eliminated its 90-gallon waste option, the city of Yucaipa has experienced a rate increase in its trash service fees. Yucaipa’s Solid Waste Committee met on Thursday, May 9, to discuss a revised proposal for the an annual rate increase. Yucaipa Mayor Bo…

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The 2018 annual report on the work of Yucaipa Police Department was highlighted during the city council meeting on May 13. Sergeant Dan Whitten presented the report, which included statistics to show an overall reduction in crime over the past year in Yucaipa. Whitten also described current …

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Albert Bujanda, one of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy 10th grade students, was notified he has been chosen to participate in the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy through the City of Hope. Albert was one of 100 students chosen from over 2,100 applicants to participat…

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Eighty-six building permits for houses were issued in the 2018 calendar year in Calimesa, along with entitlements to home builders Lennar, DR Horton and Meritage and an amendment to the Summerwind Trails Development Agreement, Planning Manager Kelly Lucia reported to the planning commission …

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Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is co-sponsoring Homeward Bound, Mega Pet Adoption  on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yucaipa Community Park, located at 34900 Oak Glen Road.

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Yucaipa High School baseball Coach Ralph Grajeda and pitching Coach Kevin Halamicek didn’t think Tyson Heaton had his best stuff in a 4-0 win over visiting Huntington Beach Edison High School last Thursday. Heaton pitched a two-hit shutout allowing YHS to advance to the second round of the C…

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On Friday, May 3, car enthusiasts from the Inland Empire enjoyed a great family event, hosted by Past Pleasures Car Club, located in the Yucaipa Valley Center, next to U.S. Bank. Participants and visitors donated canned food for the second annual can food drive that benefits the Yucaipa Fami…

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Local students who earned medals at the county science fair and those who achieved Reclassified Fluent English Proficient were recognized at the April school board meeting.

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Entering the CIF playoffs for the first time in six years the Mesa Grande Academy baseball team knew it had nothing to lose going against the No. 2 ranked team in Division 7. Traveling to Victorville on Thursday to face University Prep and its 2018 All-CIF pitcher Rudy Mejia plus a lineup fi…

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Here is your opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents in an environmentally responsible way! The City will host a shred event at the Yucaipa Community Center (34900 Oak Glen Road, west parking lot) on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 12p.m., or when the truck is full.  Please bring…

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Along with a Stater Bros. store, a 7-Eleven, Starbucks and Supercuts are a few of the other tenants confirmed for the Marketplace at Calimesa, a new commercial shopping center on the west side of Interstate 10.

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From left to right:Blake Rodriguez, Vanguard University, Cross Country/Track and Field; Zoie Hollinger, Cal State San Marcos, Track and Field; Julia Smith, Vanguard University, Track and Field; Sarah Ramirez, University of La Verne, Soccer; Savannah Orton, Laterneau University, Tennis; Joshu…

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School Board member Jane Smith in Yucaipa-Calimesa and retired board member Donna West in Redlands were the recipients this year of the San Bernardino County Distinguished Service Award.

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Attention parents: there’s new information regarding wristbands for the carnival during this year’s Music and Arts Festival.  Purchase a wristband for $35 on Friday, May 3 and your child can also use it from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The non-profit service organization assistin…