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The other day, on the way to church, there was a heavy fog when I left my home. I literally couldn’t see more than 30 feet in any direction. The fog was so thick as I was coming up the road that I had my windshield wipers on full blast and both side windows were down in an attempt to help me…

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This is something that needs to be focused on. Looking at schools in the area, you’ll notice one of the secondary schools only has one teacher for each subject in the Special Needs programs. This is a lack of diversity, there are many levels to special needs students and this needs to be hea…

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Just about everywhere you go, you see people who lick a finger or a thumb when they are sorting money-in order to give change or because they need to know how much cash they have, which is a very hazardous thing to do because they could be passing on a virus by leaving that germ on a piece o…

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I live at Yucaipa Land Yacht Harbor at Third Street, Yucaipa. I work for Blackrock Logistics at 14601 Slover Ave., Fontana. I had made mention that I lived in a senior community and told our General Manager Sam Montes that we were having difficulty finding water. Mr. Montes arranged for two …

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I wish I could have a positive word for Trump, but alas, I cannot. Throughout his presidency, it seems he has only acted for his own selfish interests above the needs of the American people he represents.

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In a letter regarding the round-about at Bryant Street and Yucaipa Boulevard I noted the following; “Good luck making a left-hand turn.”

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Years ago, when Juanita and I were newlyweds, she had a job working for a family-run packaging company. She struggled with the environment of that job because it was so carnal. Juanita wanted to leave so badly that over a period of months she responded to fifty job postings, but never once r…

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Yucaipa Family Assistance Says THANK YOU Contributors in January and February 2020 Republic Boot Camp canned food and toys, Yucaipa Disc Golf Club -financially and canned food drive, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority Inc. -financially Chapman Heights Elementary School canned food drive, Ridgeview E…

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The American Legion Post No. 426 wants to thank everybody who donated recyclables and pennies to our youth fund, keep them coming.

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I see that Yucaipa’s City Council approved design features for a mural at the controversial future roundabout at Bryant Street and Yucaipa Boulevard. From what I understand the Public Arts Committee (PAC) will make recommendations and the Council will have final approval.

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A good place for some “roundabout art” will be at the intersection of Fifth Street and County Line Road.

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When I was in high school, thanks to a godly mentor in my life, I began to play guitar and lead worship. For a season, I even led a worship band for our weekly chapel services. I wasn’t the only one though—there was a second worship band that was much edgier.

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Many drivers use a cellphone now. Eyes to road then phone, phone to road, road to phone. Voila: The Human Bobblehead!

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I am just a retired individual that has some questions. I am not an expert on why those in the state government offices make the decisions they make. It does concern me though that the decisions are not in the best interest of the people. Please if you have the answers I would like to know t…

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Imagine you are a witness to the last meal that Jesus shared with His disciples the night of His betrayal. Suddenly, Jesus stands up from supper, picks up a towel, pours water into a basin, and begins to wash their feet. Can you imagine the look of shock on the disciples’ faces when Jesus, t…

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I want Thank, Karen Ickes and Eddie Tejeda. Both are candidates for county supervisor for coming to the Caregivers Support Group Meeting at the Juice It Up last week. They were both very informative and knowledgeable about the needs of our community. Of course, we were interested in healthca…

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Do not let your heart be troubled and definitely no fear.

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Measure E surprised me, the fact that suddenly city leaders were telling voters that they needed money and they needed it now. Both the council and city management constantly have said that they city is “cash and carry,” and they did not for a moment suggest that the city was in need of mone…

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I just finished watching the Meet the Press Sunday interview with Amy Klobuchar, and am now convinced more than ever that she will become not only a highly qualified and experienced (Google her and check her out) candidate, but also, perhaps, the most formidable. It’s time to elect a woman f…

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I remember when I was a freshman in high school, I wrongly blamed God for my problems and felt abandoned by Him, so I attempted to live my life on my own terms. Then I met a godly group of friends at just the right time, who showed me “unusual kindness” and in doing so, shined the love of Go…

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Measure E needs to pass. The shortfall in paramedic funding is near $725,000 and $275,000 for police, this year alone, and rising rapidly.

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Don’t be mislead! This proposition has nothing to do with protecting property owners from being overtaxed.

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The new city tax raise the city fathers and the city manager want to pass will eventually go into the General Fund; to be used for what-ever the need for the city is at the time! The money raised by this new tax will not necessarily end up in the paramedic program as was the intent to start with.

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You actually believe the sales tax increase for the city is needed for the paramedics? And that it will only raise two million dollars? This is nothing more than traditional political cant used to take your vote), it is apparently working) it has nothing to do with where the income from the …

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I am a strong supporter of Measure E. As a 30-year resident of Yucaipa, of which 22 years I served as an activist within the mobile home community, I had first-hand knowledge of the outstanding support of our paramedics. And, now, as a retired senior citizen, I have been on the receivable en…

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I have given a lot of thought as to how I’m going to vote on Measure E, the half-cent sales tax increase. I must consider the possibility that my vote alone could be just enough to make Measure E pass or fail. So, I could bring in an estimated two million dollars more a year to Yucaipa or not.

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There is a shortfall in the paramedic fund which receives its funding from property tax. The City Council had two choices to resolve this problem: 1. Increase the property tax for money to be only used for paramedic services or 2. Increase sales tax which would go into the general fund, not …

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Hi, my name is Randy Main. I save cans and bottle to get my five cents back for deposit. Sometime back most of the recycle centers closed up. I did not want to wait long hot hours at the last remaining center at Sail Drug. Well, guess what? I wait the long hot (sometimes cold) hours at the o…

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This month began with the anniversary of the initial Greensboro Sit-in, Feb. 1, 1960, for me as a preteen male a big deal, as the Greensboro Four redefined heroism. The major prompt in me from those early civil rights activities was “anger on behalf of ...” Didn’t matter if I was different i…

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What will happen if Proposition 13 is passed on March 3. Don’t be deceived by this cleverly numbered proposition, It is designed to fool you. This proposition 13 will INCREASE your property taxes.

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My name is Jaime Alvarez; I am a resident of Yucaipa. I am writing this letter in support of the 0.5 percent municipal sales tax that we will vote on March 3, 2020.

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Measure E is all anyone in Yucaipa is talking about. Social media, letters to the editor and sidewalk conversations all have Yucaipians choosing one side or the other. First of all I get it. I get that our community is growing and our EMS needs more support. As a parent of a child who has ta…

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If I were to challenge you to quickly give me a list of biblical sins, would you include flattery? When we think of the many different kinds of sin noted in scripture, we often overlook the sin of flattery because it’s subtle and sounds positive. It’s hard not to smile when someone is flatte…

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The city of Yucaipa with a large cash reserve and boasting for years as doing a great job with their budget wants more in sales tax on the upcoming March 3 ballot. Approving Measure E will make Yucaipa the highest sales tax rate in our entire region at 8.25%.

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Teri Corbin is a teacher at Competitive Edge Charter Academy in Yucaipa. She runs the ASB program which has about 25-30 Student Leaders. These students are some of the most amazing kids you would ever want to meet. They are very involved in their school as well as many local nonprofit organi…

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For 10 years the Yucaipa Rotary Club has delivered turkey and ham meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas in our holiday basket project. In 2019 the club delivered meals, foodstuffs and $25 Stater Bros. gift cards to families and seniors – more than 100 people. Rotary thanks our partners in this…

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Some time back I had the opportunity to be in the mountains while it was snowing. It was gorgeous to see a fresh blanket of snow covering all the buildings and trees. Everything looked new and clean.

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Any chance of the Bank of Hemet moving into the closed Citibank office in Calimesa? There is plenty of parking.

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As a proud citizen of Yucaipa for almost 20 years, I am upset when I read in the Jan. 24, edition of the mayors column in the News Mirror, our city mayor is advocating a yes vote on Measure E, which he stated, “A modest half-percent increase in the sales tax.” That is not a modest increase i…

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As a resident of Yucaipa for nearly 20 years, I have been pleased with the city services that have been provided. One of those services that I never planned on using was the paramedic service. Last year my son experienced a febrile seizure. Yucaipa Fire responded promptly to my home. They we…

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Most people who know anything about me have heard repeatedly my story about my daughter, Jennifer, and her many years of agonizing, acute illness and of the miraculous transplant that gave her a new chance at a real life. The back story is that her life was, on several occasions, saved by th…

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I have lived in Yucaipa for over twenty-five years. I am retired from the fire service after thirty-eight years, eight of them as your fire chief. In 2015 I had a heart attack at home while off duty. I experienced a 95% block of my right coronary artery and was dying. fire and paramedic pers…

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On a bitterly cold New Year’s Day afternoon, my floor furnace of over 40 years, finally called it a day and had to be shut down with no hope of repair. As the temperature began to drop and were bound to dip into the 40’s later that night, I called ACE Hardware in Yucaipa to see if they carri…

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You actually believe the sales tax increase for the city is needed for the paramedics? And that it will only raise $2 million? This is nothing more than traditional political cant used to take your vote, (it is apparently working) it has nothing to do with where the income from the tax will …

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For most of us, it is natural to wonder about what God is like. The Bible is full of information, telling us about the nature of God and one of the most powerful statements comes from First John 4:8 which says, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” In other words, God is…

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I love my vets. My dad was in the Army during the Korean War. He heroically received two bronze stars and a purple heart; so being a patriotic daughter of this wonderful man and seeing many of my own friends who have served or are serving our country I wanted to show my support to our vets w…

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