The 48th annual Commencement Ceremony at Crafton Hills College was held virtually on Friday, May 22. The ceremony was prerecorded, but the link didn’t go live until 6 p.m. Viewers had a choice to stream the event through YouTube or Facebook through the homepage of the Crafton Hills College w…
Green Valley High School’s Class of 2020 commencement was included in the virtual collaborative graduation ceremony, taped at Yucaipa High School on May 20 and 21. It will go live on June 3, at 7 p.m.
On a night of recognition that typically is done in person, with lots of support and handshaking, the Teachers of the Year for each school site in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District were announced at the recent board meeting via video conference.
On May 20, 2020, deputies from the Yucaipa Police Station began an assault investigation. Through investigation, it was determined the incident occurred in the unincorporated area of Forest Falls. The suspect in the assault was identified to be Robert Ray Snook, 31. Snook and the victim were…
At the Yucaipa Planning commission meeting on May 20 a revision to convert an existing automotive repair use to a retail tire and installation service and to expand the hours of operation was approved by the commissioners.
Bruce Granlund was appointed to the Board of Directors Yucaipa Valley Water District (YVWD) to represent District 2 on Dec. 23, 1998. He has continued to serve the community for a little over 21 years in this position as an elected official and being re-elected to serve, many times. He retir…
In the Yucaipa-Calimesa community, folks usually gather at Desert Lawn Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day event, with poignant music, dignitaries, speeches, Roll Call of the Dead and more. However, this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the community celebrated Memorial Day in a different …
Starting Thursday, 71 facilities will serve customers with appointments or specific transactions Customers encouraged to use online and expanded virtual services
Today is Memorial Day. In our Yucaipa-Calimesa community, we are usually gathering at Desert Lawn Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day event, with live music, dignitaries, speeches, Roll Call of the Dead and more. However, today we celebrate Memorial Day in a different way but still with al…
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- Yucaipa Planning Commission approves new CUP for an automotive business in Uptown
- Forest Falls resident arrested for criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and corporal injury on spouse/co-habitant
- Green Valley High School class of 2020 graduation
- San Bernardino County cleared to reopen restaurants, stores and malls
- Dissatisfied with ‘remote learning’
- Memorial Day celebrated quietly at home this year
- San Bernardino National Forest recreation opens select campsites beginning today, May 22
- Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to open Phase 2: churches, restaurants, salons and select retail
- Protecting or destroying?
- Division 2 director Granlund steps down from YVWD
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Because San Bernardino County has flattened the COVID-19 curve and secured the resources needed to continue keeping the novel coronavirus under control, dine-in restaurants, stores and malls can now reopen with safety measures throughout the county after a state-ordered shutdown that lasted …
There’s a new lieutenant in town and she’s an accomplished law enforcement veteran. Julie Brumm-Landen officially started her new gig at the Yucaipa Police Station on May 11. She is the first female lieutenant assigned to the Yucaipa Police Station.
Sierra Dosey worked hard to get straight A’s throughout her entire school career. She has a 4.52 weighted GPA and is in the top 25 students at Yucaipa High School. She is also an amazing athlete. She had never played tennis, but decided to go out for the team her sophomore year and made it. …
Congratulations seniors! Although virtual graduations are wrapping up today, we are still seeking senior profiles for upcoming social media and newspaper articles. If you have an unusual or a cool senior story to share, please email email@example.com. This goes for ALL local high school …
Lauren Nelson is a Yucaipa High School senior. She is a four-year varsity water polo and a one-year Varsity Swim Scholar Athlete. She was team captain and lead her team into a historical CIF-SS semifinal spot during the 2019-20 school year. She was part of the first girls water polo team at …
On Monday, May 18, 2020, the city of Yucaipa extended its S.T.A.R.S. Before and After School Program to support those starting to return to work as the State is slowly allowing businesses to reopen. Participants will be placed in groups no larger than 10 and should bring snacks, a sack lunch…
Despite current COVID-19 closures and directives, San Bernardino National Forest has made the decision to open the following developed recreation sites beginning today, Friday, May 22.
At the Yucaipa City Council meeting on May 11, City Manager Ray Casey said, “It was mentioned during a state legislation discussion, there is great concern with the COVID-19 pandemic on the state level.”
Considered elusive but stately animals, sightings of California desert bighorn sheep in the local mountains is a rarity. Last week, on May 13, a herd was spotted just off Highway 38 at Valley of the Falls, the gateway to Forest Falls. Several local residents went to the location to photograp…
Honoring the life of U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Brent Michael Witham, Caltrans recently installed a sign on a portion of State Route 38 in San Bernardino County, renaming it in his memory.
A full closure of the 91 freeway at the I-15 interchange, including the 91 Express Lanes, is scheduled for late Monday, May 18 to early morning Tuesday, May 19 (westbound from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and eastbound from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.) to pour the concrete bridge deck at the 15/91 interchange.
Yucaipa High School recently announced its male and female nominees for the annual Ken Hubb’s award. Each school in San Bernardino County nominates a boy and a girl. In a normal year, an overall winner for each would be announced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no overall winner this…
Utilizing a BPOE National Foundation Gratitude Grant, Yucaipa Elks #2389 donated $2,000 to Smiles for Seniors. Grant administrator, Sandee Roys, explained that the grant is designated for assisting seniors, veterans or homeless who are in need.
I had a 24-year career in law enforcement, including 23 years as a bike cop. For over 25 years including into retirement, I have instructed bike patrol courses and been very much involved in bicycle safety education and advocacy. Lately, it’s been everything E-Bikes (electric bicycles). So I…
With an impressive 4.75 GPA, Atalie Bogh is Yucaipa High School’s 2020 valedictorian. She worked extremely hard for the title. You might say she was ripped off, thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, and her senior year was cut short. Bogh sees it as more of an opportunity.
Yucaipa High School seniors Kaleb Chase Martinez and his girlfriend Kylee Robbins missed out on a lot of senior activities, including traditional prom this month. It’s a right of passage, but with the COVID-19 lockdown, the high school couple had their own special “quarantined prom.”
Teachers regularly strive to make a difference in the lives of their students. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, local educators are broadening their reach to local students’ families. The Yucaipa-Calimesa Educators Association (YCEA) has donated $2,500 to Yucaipa/Calimesa Family Promise. …
At 11:27 a.m. San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire in the area of 29 Palms Highway & La Contenta Road in Joshua Tree. Units arrived in the area within six minutes to find smoke showing from a large plot of land Southeast of the intersection.
Yucaipa City Council adopted its set of short, mid, and long-term goals and objectives, many of which directly translated into service level options/priorities in the budget process on Monday, May 11.
Did you smell smoke a couple of hours ago? There was a small vegetation fire on Camelot Drive, in east Redlands, near the I-10 freeway, that fire crews quickly extinguished. There was a structure threatened, however it did not burn. Local photographer Doug Earnest captured this shot as fire …
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 62,512 confirmed cases and 2,585 deaths. Testing in CaliforniaAs testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is workin…
At the April 27 Yucaipa City Council meeting council voted to appoint (correction to story) Dr. Erin Gustafson, the current County Acting Health Officer as the city’s health officer.
Longtime customers of Granlund’s restaurant in Yucaipa probably notice the subtle changes owner Maria Souto has made since taking over about six months ago.
Da’ Crust Pizza is not your ordinary pizza restaurant. It is family owned by Samantha B. Qutami and sons and is considered a “to go restaurant.” You order, pick up or have your order delivered and enjoy your meal at home or wherever you choose. It is actually nestled inside Yucaipa Market on…
Yucaipa Urgent Care Center is leading the way in COVID-19 testing and antibodies serum testing for local residents. At the Yucaipa location alone, more than 450 COVID-19 swab tests and 1,150 antibody tests have been conducted. The antibody tests are relatively new to the scene and have been …
Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger died of pancreatic cancer early Wednesday, May 6, with his family by his side. He was 78.
May marks the start of summer ozone season. Hot, stagnant weather during this time of year can increase the formation of ground-level ozone — commonly known to most as smog — and lead to unhealthy air quality throughout the region.
Monday, May 4, 2020, at about 9 p.m., Yucaipa Deputies responded to a gun shot call. Deputies arrived to the 34000 block of Avenue E in Yucaipa and found a 39-year-old Hispanic male shot and killed, laying on the street. The suspect is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.
On May 1, deputies responded to the area of Oak Glen Road and Calimesa Boulevard reference an Automated License Plate Reader alert. The vehicle was reported stolen earlier in the day from the city of Riverside. Deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop in the Taco Bell drive-through. The d…
In a letter from Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District dated May 1, 2020, the school district announced it is unable to create a plan for a physical graduation for this academic year. Instead of a traditional graduation ceremony, the district will provide a virtual graduation with l…
Design options for the Cherry Valley Boulevard Interchange off of Interstate 10 are expected to be made available to the public in May, City Manager Bonnie Johnson said at the recent Calimesa City Council meeting.
With the new Stater Bros. supermarket in Calimesa nearing completion, it is uncertain if the COVID-19 outbreak will delay its opening or not.
Each year the county of San Bernardino conducts a Point-In-Time Count for the homeless population throughout the county. Trained volunteers hit the streets on the pre-selected day, Jan. 23, 2020 and counted the homeless in real time. According to the Point-In-Time Count, Yucaipa has 17 homel…
One of Calimesa’s original councilmembers and its first female mayor, Shirley A. Morton, passed away recently from COVID-19.
Restaurants may be closed for sit-down service but most are still open, including a local favorite. For all you food lovers, Jake’s Bistro and Brew in Yucaipa is open for take out.
With the growing concerns regarding all aspects of life with the coronavirus pandemic infiltrating our lives, General Manager Joseph B. Zoba of the Yucaipa Valley Water District assures the public that its drinking water is safe and has all the safety guards in place to keep it that way.
The Yucaipa City Council met on April 27 for an update to the local emergency policies and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they discussed reopening local businesses.
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