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Anthony Wilson has lived in Yucaipa for the past 14 years. He currently teaches with Moreno Valley Unified School District at Badger Springs Middle School, where he teaches sixth through eighth grade Special Day Class and serves as the school’s Special Education Department Chair. Wilson has …

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The businesses of Yucaipa along with community leaders, chamber of commerce members, community service organizations and guests gathered on Jan. 10, to celebrate the service of the Yucaipa Chamber outgoing board of directors and officers, the installation of new officers and directors, and r…

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At the Jan. 13, Yucaipa City Council meeting, Captain James Williams of the Yucaipa Police Department, introduced Deputy Amanda Cline to the city council members.

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The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) is a non-profit rescue facility for canines and felines and has been serving the citizens of Yucaipa and surrounding areas since 1957 and for many of those years the entire Inland Empire. The Executive Director of YAPS is Annette Florez.

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The planning commission met on Dec. 18 and reviewed and discussed a minor general plan amendment to permit a 44-unit single family residential condominium project to be located on the vacant property directly south of the city fire station at the southwest corner of Fifth Street and Wildwood…

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Having graduated four seniors after the 2018-19 season taking most of the height on the team with them, the Yucaipa High School girls basketball team needed to take a little different approach this year.

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Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is looking for donors to sponsor a kennel to help cover the costs of the new kennels in the YAPS canine holding area for newly rescued dogs. The “Sponsor a Kennel” program enables you to help care for a homeless dog staying at the YAPS facility. By sponsoring…

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While board members for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District had reason to commend and approve a positive certification of its first interim budget report for the 2019-20 school year, a note of caution was struck from Eric Vreeman, assistant superintendent of Business Services.

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The New Year brings with it many things, including a slew of new laws in California that could affect us all. The large number of new laws, mostly take effect Jan. 1. There are new gun laws, changes in health insurance requirements, the education system and in housing. In addition, there are…

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The Yucaipa Planning Commission met on Dec. 18, regarding a revision to the previously approved architectural design which included facade improvements to a few of the buildings in the existing shopping center on the northeast corner of Fifth Street and Yucaipa Boulevard known as Marketplace…

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Yet another round of snow hit Oak Glen last weekend, and that slowed the efforts to remove the massive amount of downed trees from the previous storm to the area on Thanksgiving weekend.

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Yucaipa High School Art classes presented the Fall Art Show on Dec. 2-5, featuring 120 projects, including students’ paintings, drawings, ceramics, crafts and photographs. Student artists had the opportunity to share their portfolios with Annie Copean, from Laguna College of Art and Design (…

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Christmas came early for hundreds of local children. On Dec. 21, volunteers gathered at a local fire station for a full day of giving back. The Yucaipa Valley Fire and Rescue Association in conjunction with the Spark of Love Toy Drive completed its 2019 Toys for Yucaipa program for families …

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Improvements to the Cherry Valley Boulevard interchange on Interstate 10 took another step forward when the Calimesa City Council approved a couple of funding and credit agreements at its recent meeting.

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At a recent Yucaipa City Council meeting, council approved an agreement with Rotary Club of Yucaipa, a non-profit service organization, for the placement and maintenance of bus stop benches throughout the city of Yucaipa. Mayor David Avila and Councilmember Dick Riddell both disclosed that t…

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On Dec. 9, Yucaipa City Council was presented with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership Award by Jason Cardova, vice president and Melissa Castro, business engagement director and a Yucaipa resident. Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) is a regional economic development nonprofit age…

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After 15 years as Calimesa’s assistant city attorney, Amy Greyson was appointed Monday night to step into the main role when Kevin Ennis announced he wanted to reduce his responsibilities.

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Despite facing a bit of rain, the 65th annual Yucaipa Christmas Parade was a big hit. Families grabbed their rain gear and lined Yucaipa Boulevard for the opportunity to see bands, floats, and of course, Santa traverse the entire parade route from uptown to city hall.

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The following Yucaipa High School athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. From left to right: Jordan Andrade University of Nevada, Las Vegas, baseball; Danielle Gee Sacramento State, cross country; Bradley Heacock, Westmont, baseball; James Gilfedder,…

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During the regular Yucaipa City Council meeting on Nov. 25 a public hearing was conducted regarding the Yucaipa Pointe Project. “This is a project that has come to us as a recommendation of the planning commission,” said Paul Toomey, director of community development.

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At two of the recent Yucaipa City Council meetings a side-topic of discussion was the State Revolving Loan Fund loan/grant application for the Wilson Creek III Basin project. This item was first put before the city council in 2010 and approved in 2014.

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At the last Yucaipa City Council meeting of 2019 on Dec 9, new Mayor David Avila confirmed that this would be the last council meeting Greg Franklin, assistant city Manager and Paul Toomey, director of community development, would attend as staff members.

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Last Oct. 10, local firefighters battled the Sandalwood Fire in Calimesa. It destroyed homes in the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park. Out of that devastation came one miracle to a family that lived on Avenue C. Dede Forte lived in a mobilehome with her two daughters Ashley Keith and Jennifer Unruh.