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Instead of building “the wall,” can we help Puerto Rico?

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Democracy is at a critical point in our country. What does it take for human beings to stand up for truth and what is right?

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The Yucaipa Valley Water District is moving forward with their rate structure increases for drinking water, sewer, and recycled water service. Ironically, we as customers are constantly reminded to use less water in an effort to conserve the natural resource.

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I taught Atlas how to fetch the paper every Friday when it’s delivered. I only had to walk him through it twice and he got it quickly, receiving a treat when he brought it to me. I congratulated myself on being a dog whisperer and praised Atlas for being so smart. However, something has chan…

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On Dec. 5, 2019, we held our Yucaipa Lodge Hoop Shoot at the Yucaipa Community Center. We have six winning contestants that will be going to Redlands to be in the SE District contest. It will be held on Jan. 18, at the University of Redlands, 1200 E Colton Ave. in the Currier Gymnasium. Regi…

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As the 2019 Yucaipa High School Cross Country season came to a close, it is important to look back to 1962 and the first cross country team at Yucaipa High School. These young men-Berry Barnett, Roger Bain, Roy Bain, Jim Bishop, Gary Dart, Steve Gillette, Bob Hough, Mike Hovell, Steve Martin…

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The professional bull riders say the race has just begun, there’s no place better and no one better to produce a pro-rodeo than the CEO of the Yucaipa Valley Riders Group.

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Warning to anyone who purchases items advertised on Facebook. I have just had a hard lesson of life purchasing an $80 so-called “Mickey Mouse” rug from a site on Facebook. Paid with my PayPal account.

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Are you tried of the long lines at the recycling trailer at Sail’s parking lot? Donate them to the American Legion Post #426 at 12167 California St. in Yucaipa at the corner of Ave. A and California St. Look for the cannon.

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The Yucaipa Valley Water District has notified their customers they want more money. They’re “proposing” to raise prices on everything they have. I’ve only the use of “their” sewer system which we, the customers paid for. Many families in the 80’s, were required to collapse our fully functio…

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As this decade of 50th anniversaries closes, the final year recognized an egalitarian, utopian sendoff of a generation, from People’s Park to Woodstock to Abbey Road, when thousands of us, sometimes hundreds of thousands, would gather for a cause or festival, knowingly in communion with mill…

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First on my list for 2020 is; I will not look at or believe the virulent tweets from the POTUS.

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Two more traffic signals and a shopping center between Sand Canyon and the freeway. I’m so glad that all those years ago Yucaipa incorporated as a city “in order to preserve our rural atmosphere” (sarcasm intended).

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“Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!” (Deuteronomy 5:29). What a powerful statement from the mouth of God! These words were spoken by God, to Moses, regarding the …

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I remember when I was a child I had a book of children’s science experiments that could be done at home. One of the experiments was to take a small plant, roots and all, and to place it in a cup of water where the water had been dyed with red food coloring. The roots would suck up the colore…

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If you wear a military baseball cap, if you fly a military flag in your yard, if you have a military bumper sticker on your car, the American Legion Post 426 needs you to join the post. Bring your DD Form 214 to 12167 California Street. Come and enjoy music, food and comradeship. The post is…

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As this decade of 50th anniversaries closes, the final year recognized an egalitarian, utopian sendoff of a generation, from People’s Park to Woodstock to Abbey Road, when thousands of us, sometimes hundreds of thousands, would gather for a cause or festival, knowingly in communion with mill…

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At any given point in life we may find ourselves in a season of difficulty or perhaps everything is coming together just as planned. Regardless of where we’re at right this moment, I can guarantee that at some point in the near future we will find ourselves in the opposite scenario. That’s w…

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I wish these things during the holidays and throughout for myself, for my loved ones and for my community.

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Have you ever felt that there was no way that God could use someone like you? You may think that people don’t ever listen to what you have to say, or maybe you don’t have the right background or education, maybe you think you’ve made too many mistakes, are too young, or perhaps you’re just n…

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The Yucaipa Valley Water District recently notified residents of a rate increase with a hearing date for protests of Jan. 21, 2020. The notice provides a table of increases over a 5 year period with about an initial increase in certain cases of 3 times the rate of inflation and similar incre…

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A young couple were compelled to sojourn to a foreign city.

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Years ago, during the housing bubble, a majority of homebuyers were in a frenzy to purchase real estate. Sellers would put their homes up for sale one day and by the next they had multiple offers to choose from, many above the asking price! Seeing the majority of buyers getting worked up ove…

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Sharondale Mesa Owners Assn., a 55 plus senior community of 220 homes, two deep wells, 100,000 gal tank and many green common areas have had some water rights taken by YVWD and SGPW agency. When the state mandated to cut back on water usage, Sharondale cut back 25% total over the last few ye…

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We all come from different backgrounds, therefore we all have different views. This includes different views in the political arena. Because we all have different opinions based on those views, opinions are just that – different. So why does this matter? Because things are being written base…

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I have been trying to find a way to say my deepest thoughts about the distance between the law makers and the people. Just recently I had to assist one of my clients with paperwork to get federal funded housing (HUD). This lady had a four bedroom home at one time. Worked and earned men’s wag…

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As 2019 comes to a close, the Yucaipa Valley Lions Club would like to say thank you to those who generously supported our fundraising efforts this year. By purchasing snacks at the Yucaipa High School football games, donating to our White Cane Collection, participating in the Wag & Walk,…

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Do you remember the last time you went to Disneyland or were stuck in a traffic jam? I’m sure the last thing you had hoped for in that moment was to run into that sea of endless humanity. How did it make you feel? I know when I find myself in that kind of situation I certainly struggle again…

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Thank you Lenny Stephenson for bringing clarity to the YVWD water issues. It is very disappointing to hear that the district would actually turn down water they requested and jeopardize the community without having proper water supplies for new development. This is especially concerning as t…

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There’s wrapping paper full of candy canes, Sandy Claus and snowy Christmas scenes and Grandma’s overseeing gift exchange on a cold and windy Christmas Eve.

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Hannity, Limbaugh, Levin, et al, with Trump leading the pack. These are the propagandists that America is wising up to.

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Does the start date of Nov. 30, for the destruction of the natural habitat in the “Wilson Basin” indicate that the bulldozers will not be coming?

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With the first rains of the season the poor condition of lane striping on many of our streets has become a hazard. The wet roads make the markings particularly hard to see. A prime example of poor lane marking is California Street between Wildwood Canyon and Ave. H. There are many more stree…

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Thank you Frontier for greening the grass at its facility in Calimesa.

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Why did so many women become Congresswoman? They wanted to stop an American government, which is for profit and not for the people.

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Most residents in Calimesa get their water from South Mesa Water Co. If you’re in one of the 3,000 homes receiving water from SMWC, your water comes from the aquifers below the city of Calimesa. Some residents receive water thru a private well system. Like Rancho Calimesa Mobile Home Park. T…

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Every person is challenged by worry and anxiety in their lives. Yet, worrying does not change our circumstances and can actually cause us emotional, physical, and spiritual harm. Satan uses worrying to distract us so that we are focused more on ourselves than on God.

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How about the word Redemption=Return. You see redemption buys us back the use of God’s original design of the Earth for our use? In other words, Adam and Eve and their children were extended the blessings of a Paradise to be their home; but they lost the original Paradise didn’t they!

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When I was a young man entering the workforce for the first time, I remember my boss warning me to never be the type of employee who says, “That’s not in my job description.” He explained to me there are two types of employees: those who are willing to volunteer and go above and beyond the c…

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Nov. 11., 2019, the Memorial Day/Veterans Day Committee displayed honor and loyalty to our veterans, their family and friends, and the communities of Yucaipa and Calimesa.

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Have you ever wanted something so badly you could hardly stand it, and then once you finally got it, you realized it wasn’t so special after all?

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It is so nice to see all this praise going out to Mesa View Middle School and Calimesa Elementary School, Fire and Police departments, Beaumont Unified School District along with those pictures with the banners that Cali Binks presented. The “Board of Ed praises” article does leave me with a…

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In a recent “shocking” survey highlighted the growing concern and threat of the United States First Amendment freedom. Polling “1,004 respondents” conducted by the Campaign for Free Speech, found 51% think the “First Amendment is outdated and should be rewritten” since it doesn’t fit in “our…

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One Saturday evening, when I lived in the first block west of a railroad track on Harding Avenue, in Hollydale, Southgate, I heard fire sirens. I imagined that these fire engines were on the way to put out a fire at a house. The house was on Main Street, which is the first street north of Ha…

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The American Legion Auxiliary wishes to thank American Road Trip, Suni Godbold, Manny Suarez, Cowboy Mike Mullins, Corinna Daering, Pam Blaze, and all our great performers and those wonderful people in the audience when we held our first annual variety show. It was a great success.

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I wish the mail carrier who leaves mail at the 13000 block of California Street, would be good enough to put the flag down after delivering the mail. I am a 98-year-old crippled Veteran of World War II. I depend on others to bring my mail from the mailbox to my door.

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The heavy build-up of traffic from the Yucaipa Pointe development on Yucaipa’s extreme west side will impact drivers trying to negotiate the tight cluster of Yucaipa Boulevard, E Street and the Outer Highway that are all converging on the I-10 Freeway east and west.  Essentially all retail, …

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The American Legion Post #426 is having a Penny Drive for our youth fund. Bring them and your tattered flags to 12167 California Street. If you are a Veteran bring your DD Form 214 and join. We have food, music and lots of laughs. So get off the couch and come on down. Semper Fi.

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There is a forgotten history of the great woman of the frontier. Is she an American Indian from Yucaipa?

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