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The Yucaipa Police Department (YPD) gave its 2020 annual report, including crime statistics, to the city council on Monday, May 24. The report was reviewed and approved unanimously.

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Crafton Hills College (CHC) in Yucaipa, has added a new source of support for students who could use a boost: an emergency grant program known as “Finish Line.”

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Because of one-time expenses, the city of Calimesa is expected to have a small deficit in the next fiscal year that it will cover by using reserve funds, it was discussed at a budget workshop last week.

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Yucaipa and Calimesa has a rich history of military heroes. On Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2012, the Davis family learned that their 20-year-old son Nathan “Tyler” Davis, a 2010  local high school graduate, died  in Afghanistan from injuries he suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an …

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A talented Yucaipa High School senior, Allison Rondeau, had her artwork accepted as one of the top entires in the nationwide Celebrating Art contest. The title of her artwork is, “From the Shadows We Rise.” Rondeau says she has framed the picture as a birthday present for her little sister. …

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The city of Yucaipa seeks to acquire permanent easements from 11 properties located at the intersections of Avenue E with Fourth and Fifth Streets to construct the Avenue E Intersections Project. This council meeting discussed two of the 11 properties.

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At the April 26 council meeting, the city council approved and authorized Mayor Greg Bogh to execute an amendment to the Law Enforcement Services Contract between the city of Yucaipa and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, for a total annual service contract in an amount not to e…

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At the May 10 council meeting, City Manager Ray Casey informed the councilmembers and the public of the South Coast Air Quality Management District rules that were recently promulgated which includes fees and an obligation for any warehouse distribution center or fulfillment center to go thr…

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On  April 26, Yucaipa City Council appointed Chase Miller to the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Community Services Supervisor Sarah Martinez introduced Miller to the council and it was voted by an unanimous vote to appoint him as a new member for the Youth Advisory Committee. He is an eight…

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Riverside County Board of Supervisor Jeff Hewitt announced he is running in the recall for California governor race during a private event in Riverside on Friday, April 30.  Hewitt is a Libertarian and according to his campaign staff, has large support from Republicans, Democrats and Liberta…

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Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated by millions of people each year. Oddly enough, the majority of those people live in the United States instead of Mexico. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla, during which he Mexican Army overcame significant obstacles to defeat the Fr…

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On April 26, Denise Allen was honored by the office of State Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh during the regular Yucaipa City Council meeting. Ochoa Bogh’s Deputy Chief of Staff Nick Calero presented  and read a resolution into record to Allen for her years of service.Rep. Sid Sonck was also the…

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It’s been a long year. After a one-year hiatus, the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center reopened its doors on Thursday, April 22, for a comedy show. The Date Night Comedy Series is back.

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Quinn Barrow is taking over city attorney duties for Calimesa, it was announced at the recent council meeting.

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Members of the Calimesa City Council reluctantly approved an ordinance and resolution at its recent meeting that will increase building fees, beginning July 1.

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The apple trees are in blossom and it provides the perfect background for family pictures. Oak Glen’s annual Apple Blossom Festival will be held this weekend,  April 17 and 18. Throughout the Glen, there will be special entertainment and activities.  Be sure to stop by the Oak Glen Retreat a…

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In a surprise addition to a birthday celebration on April 8, former Yucaipa Mayor Dick Riddell was honored with The Wildlands Conservancy’s (TWC) prestigious  Lifetime Conservation Award.

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Countless Crafton Hills College (CHC) students have had their financial barriers lifted, allowing them to become successful scholars and productive members of society -- all thanks to generous donations to the College’s foundation. The foundation is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year…

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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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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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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 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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