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The Yucaipa Mobilehome Residents’ Association (YMRA) had its first meeting of the year, outside at the Yucaipa Woman’s Club on Feb. 13. The group is meeting outside, when weather permits, due to the restrictions the state has placed on mass gatherings.

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At the Feb. 8 Yucaipa City Council meeting, Interim Director of Finance and Administrative Services Ryan Blackerby addressed the council regarding the city’s 2020-2021 mid-year general fund budget review. The city continues to maintain its strong financial condition even with the challenges …

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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a roundabout can provide lasting benefits and value in many ways. They are often safer, more efficient, less costly and more aesthetically appealing than conventional intersection designs.

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Yucaipa Valley Water District Implementation Manager Matthew Porras reported that the R-17.1 drinking water facility located in the North Bench area east of Jefferson Street in Yucaipa was instrumental in fighting the El Dorado Fire with the district operating two steel drinking water storag…

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The final decision was made by the Yucaipa Mobilehome Rent Review Commission on Sept. 22 regarding the Special Rent Adjustment application and a final issuance of a resolution was written regarding the amount of rent increase the residents of Valley View Mobilehome Park would be receiving by…

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The El Dorado Fire continues to burn and as of Sept. 29, the wildfire has scorched 22,744 acres and was 93% contained. The biggest fire news this week was that all mountain communities were allowed to return home. As of Sept. 29, Forest Falls residents were allowed to return home with power …

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Yucaipa Boulevard motorists may have noticed construction activities occurring along the western edge of the city, near Interstate 10. Several projects that had been approved by the Yucaipa’s Planning Commission and city council are now underway, and their construction teams are making great…

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The two roundabouts on Avenue E, at Second and Third Streets, are now open. The city of Yucaipa opened them to traffic on Sept. 11, however there was still ongoing construction, including installing street striping and signage. It’s now complete.

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On Sept. 14, the Yucaipa City Council approved the special event permit application submitted by the Pumpkin Factory to operate the Live Oak Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Farm, located at 32335 Live Oak Canyon Road. The open date is set for Sept. 24 and will run through Dec. 24. This is c…

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Timothy Rudge, 36, of Temecula, was reported missing on Aug. 10. After five weeks of being missing, things were looking pretty bleak for a recovery. However, Rudge was found alive on Monday, Sept. 21, in the area of San Bernardino Peak by the Golden Eagles Hot Shot Fire Fighter Crew.

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The USDA Forest Service officials for the San Bernardino National Forest officially announced the death of Charles Morton, a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, who died while engaged in fire suppression operations on the El Dorado Fire late Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Family Promise is a non-profit organization that assists homeless students within the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. During the recent evacuation orders, due to the El Dorado Fire, the Family Promise Executive Board decided to take action and assist displaced students.

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UNIFIED COMMAND: CAL FIRE BDU/Yucaipa, San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol

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Ginger Bryk has made a career out of rescuing cats and dogs at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). However, during the El Dorado Fire her rescue efforts expanded to farm animals of all types. When news of the evacuation order for the Oak Glen area came through, Bryk knew people and anim…

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The massive El Dorado Fire, that started Sept. 5, in Yucaipa, continues to burn in the mountain communities. At press time, the fire burned 18,092 acres and was at 60% containment.

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On Sept. 1, Yucaipa Valley Water District General Manager Joe Zoba recommended that the board authorize the district staff to develop plans for the construction of Recycled Water Fill Station No. 2 on Fifth Street north of Wildwood Canyon Road in Yucaipa. The plan, approved by the board of d…

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Yucaipa City Council met on Aug. 24 and one of the items on the agenda was the acceptance of contract work completed by Air Exchange, Inc. for furnishing and installing the Vehicle Exhaust Removal System (VERS) at the Yucaipa Fire Station No. 2. It also approved the payment for the project i…

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Late Saturday night, a Deacon at Saint Frances X Cabrini Church in Yucaipa got the call. Trinity Youth Services (TYS) on Fremont Street was in the evacuation warning zone. The El Dorado fire was approaching and mandatory evacuation was a real possibility. If it became a reality, could the ch…

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A trendy smoke bomb used for a gender reveal photo op at El Dorado Park on Saturday was the cause of the most devastating fire the community has experienced. According to a source, the individuals responsible for the fire could face charges. Fire Investigators will forward it to the District…

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Director of Development Services/City Engineer Fermin Preciado updated Yucaipa City Council on Aug. 24, regarding the conservation services agreement and inspection services for the Fremont Street low water crossing project. The project is located north of Oak Glen Road on Fremont Street and…

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The Yucaipa Mobilehome Rent Review Commission met on Aug. 25 to conduct a public hearing and it granted a rent increase to Augusta Communities, LLC, (Applicant/Augusta) owner of Valley View Mobilehome Park. The rent increase request is due to Augusta claiming it is operating with a negative …

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Some people have a heart for service. Retired CAL FIRE Captain Debbie Strong has a heart of gold. In addition to photographing the recent Apple Fire, she started a fundraising campaign, creating a calendar to benefit two non-profit organizations:

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering commercial driver’s license renewals online with the launch of the newest service on the DMV website. Eligible commercial drivers can now avoid a trip to a DMV office by renewing their license at dmv.ca.gov/online.

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The Apple Fire started late afternoon on Friday, July 31, on Oak Glen Road in Cherry Valley, but quickly spread to Oak Glen, Banning, and the local mountains, during sweltering triple digit temperatures.

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A first-place finish at the Amateur and Youth motocross regionals earlier this month seemed to be in the cards for Storme Hawks.

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It would have been hard to find anybody at the Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror back in the 1980s who was more fun to work with than Charleen Whittington Lenz.

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The Yucaipa City Council met on July 13, and an item on the consent agenda was recommended that city council adopt Resolution No. 2020-32, fixing the special tax for fiscal year 2020/2021 for the Yucaipa Paramedic Program.

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As Californians adjust to the health, economic and societal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is adjusting along with them. In response to the pandemic, the DMV has accelerated implementation of technology and created new service chan…

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This month skywatchers and backyard enthusiasts were treated to a rare debut of Comet Neowise.

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Yucaipa Valley Water District currently has multiple projects in progress throughout the community. The latest completed project is a replacement of a drinking water reservoir in Calimesa in the Oak Hills Estates residential area. YVWD worked with the Oak Hills Estates Home Owners Associatio…

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After careful consideration and out of concern for the health of College employees and the community, Crafton Hills College administration has reluctantly decided that the Crafton Hills College Child Development Center will not open in the fall. Under normal circumstances, the College’s Chil…

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Yucaipa has increased its response rate to the 2020 Census. This count affects the allocation of funding (e.g. roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future and our voice in the government.

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