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Ever since I was a little boy, I have often found peace and perspective from life’s trials by viewing God’s power and majesty through His creation. When I pause to admire creation, I can clearly see and feel the presence of God around me. It reminds me of how an artist, while expressing hims…

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The Yucaipa American Legion Auxiliary Yucaipa Post #426 wishes to thank you all for your continued support of our efforts to help abused kids have a merry Christmas.

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For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible … All things were created through Him and for Him. – Colossians 1:16

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Throughout history, certainly as long as human beings have been clustering into groups…as families, clans, tribes, etc … we have struggled with the balance between individuals’ rights and freedoms and their obligations and responsibilities to the “community.” On one end of the spectrum were …

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When my children were little, I assembled a wood swing set with a clubhouse for them to enjoy. Everything was going well until I reached a point in the assembly where I needed to balance a long wood beam so that I could secure it to the frame on both ends. The problem was I needed to hold up…

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Last year the Yucaipa Woman’s Club established a Little Free Library in front of the clubhouse. We wish to thank the residents who have filled the library box with books. And we are pleased that others have taken books to enjoy. That was the plan. Take one, leave one, or two or three. This i…

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Infrastructure Bill is helping our economy. The bipartisan Bill was passed (only 19 Republicans voted for it). This trillion dollar Bill will be paid by increasing corporations paying 28% on profits (last Administration had decreased it from 35% to 21%). There was no trickle-down economy for…

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As a parent, I want God’s favor and blessings for my two children. I want to see them experience good things in their lives. However, as teenagers, they are both old enough now that they bear more and more responsibility for their actions. And so we are at that stage where I’m trying to teac…

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A little late, but important. city of Yucaipa, Thank you to the group who resurfaced G Street between Sixth Place and Calimesa Boulevard. Finally, it's a smoother ride. It wasn’t long ago the city fixed the bridge over the wash on Sixth Place between Wildwood Canyon Road and G Street, which …

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In response to Paul Forgues Letter to the Editor; I feel the need to respond. Patriotism is defined as: devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty. I have a different angle. Since January 2021 it has been anything but bipartisan. The insurrection I saw began in Nov…

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After a great deal of effort on the part of city council members, Yucaipa now has a complete Rent Stabilization Commission. Kudos to the council members and to those willing to take on the responsibilities and challenges of serving on this important commission.

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As a caregiver, I deal with older people. But, this holiday season I’m feeling very old. I see the prices rising and as a retailer I use to have to raise the prices after the New Year also. Now the lines are so long! I lose patience. But, this week I had to tell the kids working in the fast …

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My letter is in response to the letter in the News Mirror, from Mr. Paul Forgues, who had concerns about the Liberty Lap organization, and the bi-weekly parades they conduct in the Yucaipa/Calimesa communities. I must begin by stating that I have been a member of the Lap since its inception,…

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I love the Christmas season and one of my favorite reasons is giving gifts to my loved ones. There is just so much personal joy and satisfaction in witnessing a person you care about react with excitement and appreciation when they receive a meaningful present. Of course, when I was a kid, i…

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I love a parade. We had one here in Yucaipa. It seemed like everyone was either in the parade or watching the parade. My absolute favorite was the horses. One rider, holding the Mexican flag, his horse’s mane was so long and beautiful. But wait … there were beautiful cars! One mid-60s Chevro…

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A huge thank you to Yucaipa Rotary for giving us the honor of being the grand marshals of the Yucaipa Christmas Parade. We love living in the beautiful Oak Glen-Yucaipa-Calimesa community and have always found great joy and fulfillment in participating in school activities, local government,…

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I am writing in regards to safety of seniors in mobilehome parks. As Jo Sutt informed me, she was concerned as to lack of reliable public transportation for senior citizens. The OmniTrans only runs from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Patriotism-devotion to and support of country. It sounds very nonpartisan, but people can have very different visions of what support of country/government is! I don’t need to tell you that this country is deeply divided politically. Although poles apart ideologically (to the point of insurr…

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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 thirty 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 hel…

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In the Nov. 26 edition of the News Mirror there was an article on the front page entitled, “Former Yucaipa employee gets two years probation for embezzlement.” The article identified the former employee adding she was suspected of embezzling over $300,000 from the city and later surrendered …

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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. There was constant family conflict in the upper management, which created a lot of uncertainty in the employees who…

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“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941, a date which will live, in infamy.” Those words were spoken by President Roosevelt to a joint session of Congress in a declaration of war against Japan. On Dec. 11, Hitler declared war on America.

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Two pled guilty to the murder of three friends, always swearing not involving Kevin Strickland.

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Years ago I had the privilege of teaching a class for third graders in the afternoons and I remember giving them an assignment asking them to write down all the things they were thankful for. It was a blast reading their responses, but it was even more fun to watch them brighten as they reco…

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I agree with Randy Main’s nostalgic reflections on classic movies. Movies were a large part of our lives before TV became widely available. Watching the latest movies with family and friends, and reading about the stars we admired, was part of our social fabric. These days, most movies and T…

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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. Worship was very important to me (it still is) because I was grateful to Jesus for saving me. So for a season I led a worship band for our weekly chapel service. I wasn’t the only one tho…

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This is something I borrowed a bit from Red Skelton from a 1952 presentation, 69 years ago.

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I love going to the movies. My parents started me out by taking me to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I saw “Mary Poppins,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “The Flight of the Phoenix” there. Wow.

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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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On June 25, 1950, the Korean War erupted. Before it ended in 1953, the United Nations forces suffered 995,601 casualties, killed, wounded and missing. U.S. forces lost 29,550 killed and 106,978 missing and wounded. No one knows the number of Korean civilian men women and children that were k…

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Yucaipa needs a new library. Our city is adding new homes that join our lovely established neighborhoods. New businesses are being added to our existing local shops, services, and industries. We now have a spacious community center; large, customer-friendly city hall; expanded police/sheriff…

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As an immune compromised senior citizen, I frequently utilize Door Dash meal delivery. Today, after they confirmed with a Yucaipa restaurant a complete breakfast with all the trimmings, their Dasher delivered a plate containing a piece of chicken fried steak and a slice of bread, nothing els…

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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. I was rebellious, angry, and filled with darkness. Then I met a godly group of friends at just the right time, who showed me kindne…

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City council invited me and other applicant’s to city hall for the Mobile Home Rent Control Board. I had seen this request in the News Mirror for the second time requesting applicants apply, there were still two openings available. I had been told by some people “it’s a job you do not want t…

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While it’s true that electric vehicles (EVs) are not a panacea for all that ails our planet, it’s equally true that they are cleaner than fossil cars, and that they are the future.

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Have you ever heard the term, or witnessed someone being called a silver-tongued devil? You probably have. Yet, 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 ove…

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Traffic congestion in the Pass I-10 corridor is growing more and more intolerable. We need for all Pass communities to work together to develop a strategic plan to deal with this crisis.

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This letter is to the person or persons who removed my HOA’s yard sale signs on Saturday, Oct. 23. Maybe you were having a sale of your own and didn’t like the competition. Maybe you thought your actions were beautifying our town (but other signs were left behind). We put the signs (on stake…

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It seems that, like everyone else, I could sure use a new car. Maybe an electric one. I want to save energy. My old one uses gasoline. Electric is pure, clean and free, I checked the internet. Oops I was partially right. Electric is pure and clean but it does come from somewhere and surprise…

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The photo used along with the article published on the front page of the News Mirror Oct. 22, did not represent the overall purpose and spirit of why the majority of parents I do appreciate the mention in the article that our purpose was more about standing against government overreach and f…

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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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Have you ever wished that someone would stand by you no matter what the circumstances? When a man and woman get married, they often share wedding vows that say something similar to, “for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health.” These simple words express t…

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It was suggested by my wife that we attend a YAPS dinner complete with kitties and little doggies. And gambling.

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There is an old saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them,” That is exactly what we should do.

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Rotary has bus benches all over town to allow people to sit while waiting for their bus. For most of the time, we have no problems with vandalism, but one of our benches on Sandalwood has been hit several times. We installed a trail camera. As luck would have it, someone stole it. If someone…

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No parent is perfect. All of us are just human beings, saved by grace, and doing our best to raise children in this fallen world. If you’re a parent you’ve probably already discovered that being a parent is not as easy as it seems. There is no play-by-play instruction manual that tells us ho…

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The Senate Republicans want the democrats to come up with a plan which the Republicans will block with a vote of 60 (using the filibuster). We have always paid our debt which only includes that which we have already spent! If the U.S. defaults on its debts: Social Security checks may stop: S…

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Gov. Newsom declared a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all children attending K-12, in-person instruction. This is not set to take place until the FDA has fully approved the vaccine for children. While I am grateful that he included medical and personal exemptions (at least for now), I don't se…

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As a parent, I want God’s favor and blessings for my two children. I want to see them experience good things in their lives. However, as teenagers, they are both old enough now that they bear more and more responsibility for their actions. And so we are at that stage where I’m trying to teac…

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Taking note of the holiday items in a local variety store, I saw something I’d never seen before. Pumpkin Spice Beer! What’s next Christmas Cookie Wine?

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How did we get here? In 2018, when the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved this 1.8 million square feet of warehouse space, what did they think would happen? Did these self serving and ignorant Riverside County Supervisors think the permanent destruction of the community of Cherry…

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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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Money. Very popular stuff. Mostly we have a very “set” amount that we are allotted from our work or retirement. I have given up trying to increase this “allotment.” It is what it is.

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Whether you’re coming home from a long day at the office or you’re joining friends and family for apple pie in Oak Glenn, most likely you are entering our town via Yucaipa Boulevard. The new development on your right as you enter on the Boulevard is starting to go vertical.

Photos will appear on our website and possibly in our newspaper.