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It seems citizens of Yucaipa are divided on the opinion that Yucaipa should be opened up for business versus continuing to comply with the stay-at-home orders to help curb the COVID-19 infection numbers. On Jan. 13, the California Supreme Court ruled against San Bernardino County denying its…

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The need for an increase in telephone numbers has led to the implementation of a different way to dial a local phone number with the area code in the 909 designated area, according to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Also with new telephone lines or services, numbers that a…

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Antonio Alcala is the Yucaipa Police Department’s Deputy of the Year 2020. Alcala was awarded a plaque on Jan. 20. He also received his third vehicle theft recovery award. He has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and assigned to Yucaipa station since Jul…

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On Jan. 11, the Yucaipa City Council approved and authorized City Manager Ray Casey to execute Facility Use Agreements  and administer the terms of the agreements between the city of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Youth Soccer Organization, Spartans F.C. (football club), Yucaipa Valley American …

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According to the CDC, since the beginning of the pandemic,  2,747,288 people got  COVID-19 in the state of California. Of those, 294,954 reported it in the last seven days. The pandemic has hit the state hard, with a current surge that’s only expected to rise in the coming weeks, following t…

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The first Yucaipa City Council meeting of the new year was on Jan. 11, the council awarded four local businesses a CDBG-CV (Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus) loan to grant check for the Small Business Assistance Program which is a supplemental allocation of the U.S. Department o…

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Fire crews are planning for more prescribed burning operations this week across the San Bernardino National Forest. The burns will only commence if weather conditions are safe at the time and location of each site. The week's potential burns will be located near: 

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At the Dec. 22 Yucaipa Valley Water District board meeting, General Manager Joe Zoba brought to the board a consideration of a development agreement with ACAA Limited Partnership for the Yucaipa Gateway Plaza Project in Yucaipa. The board passed the item unanimously.

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COVID-19 cases remain high since the beginning of the new year. Every day, in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, the numbers are increasing in positive results, along with the number of deaths. A new and potentially more contagious variant of COVID-19 has also been reported.

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After being denied its waiver to reopen for some in-person learning by the county health department, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District considered the option of small cohorts at its Tuesday board meeting.

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Metrolink’s $10 Holiday Ticket returns on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to help travelers get to their essential destinations. Metrolink’s $10 Holiday Ticket is valid for unlimited rides on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1. This discounted fare is ava…

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USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has decided to close developed campgrounds on eight National Forests in California to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Order of Dec. 3, 2020. The eight National Forests are in Cali…

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VisionQuest is having a fundraiser for a unique painting.  “Lift” is valued at $850 and it would make an incredible holiday gift for a family member or your favorite ballerina.

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December may be the season of giving – but it’s typically a challenging time to collect enough blood donations. Add in a pandemic, and this year could be even tougher than usual. That’s why the American Red Cross is urging those who are feeling well to give the gift of life by donating blood…

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Yucaipa is ringing in the Christmas Spirit in a little different style this year. The city of Yucaipa is sponsoring the WinterFest Light Show at the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center (YPAC) which started Dec. 4 and runs for four weekends.

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On Dec. 3, Ben Clymer’s Body Shop in Yucaipa gave a free car to a local Yucaipian, Cassandra Liggett. The local body shop has had its Benevolence Car Giveaway for the past 12 years. Each year a deserving resident is chosen to receive a much needed and greatly appreciated vehicle from Ben Cly…

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Yucaipa City Councilman Dick Riddell is known all over the region.  After serving on the council continuously for 26 years, Riddell narrowly lost his re-election bid for council on Nov. 3, to Jon Thorp.  

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The race for State Senate District 23 is officially over. San Bernardino County, released its final certified election results on Dec. 1.  Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Republican) beat her opponent Abigail Medina (Democrat) by over 21,000 votes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.   

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At the Nov. 23 meeting,  Yucaipa City Council approved the  Wilson III Basin Project Phase 1A.  Director of Development Services/City Engineer Fermin Preciado presented the project in phases due to upcoming deadlines to expand grant funding and satisfy environmental requirements and commitme…

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As of Tuesday, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District has been placed on the pending list, regarding its waiver application to reopen some in-person learning, according to Superintendent Cali Binks.

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On Nov. 4, Yucaipa City Planner Benjamin Matlock presented the proposed project, The Paws Mission, to the Planning Commission. The cattery is at 13229 Seventh Place in Yucaipa. The commission had several questions that could only be answered by the applicant. Because the applicant was not pr…

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Yucaipa Valley Water District  is installing a drinking water main line replacement near Panorama Drive, on Date Avenue. Crews continue to work on the project in the residential North Bench neighborhood.

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The race for State Senate District 23 between Republican Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh and Democrat Abigail Medina is drawing closer to a winner. The seat covers cities in both Riverside and San Bernardino County. As of Nov. 18, Bogh leads by 13,000 votes in Riverside County and 6,000 votes in San Be…

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At the Nov. 4 Planning Commission meeting, a Conditional Use Permit for a coffee stand and drive-through located on the northwest corner of 13th Street and Yucaipa Boulevard was discussed. Assistant Planner Madeline Jordan presented the item to the commissioners. The commissioners approved t…

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With the COVID-19 guidelines, Christmas will be a little different for all this year. One of the items on the Yucaipa City Council agenda on Nov. 9, was to ring in the Christmas Spirit into Yucaipa in a little different style than in years past.

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