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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. Worrying implies that we…

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I find the situation with the Yucaipa City Council almost laughable. They divided the city into districts with a rep or two assigned to each one and now the result of this division is causing a major uproar among the residents. When the sample ballot came, didn’t anyone notice that they may …

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After moving to Yucaipa two years ago, I quickly adapted to the quality of life that Yucaipa offers. One of the many things that I appreciated was the representation I had from city leaders. I felt there was a trust where they’d do the right thing.

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The recent Letter to the Editor in the News Mirror written by David Alban is right on point. The decisions that affect us all in Yucaipa are made by the full city council. It is not a one-person decision for any area of Yucaipa.

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It’s been said that “elections have consequences.” However, I want to remind the Yucaipa City Council that arrogance also has consequences. Our city council wants the community to believe that Ray Casey retired. Clearly, he was fired. Given the fact that his contract had just been renewed th…

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Not so long ago the city of Yucaipa changed from an at large voting system where everybody got a chance to vote for the entire slate of candidates, to one by district, where there may only be one or two candidates standing in a particular district.

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Roundabout Sweets and Treats would like to thank our community, the city of Yucaipa and all of our dedicated customers for the nearly four years of helping us grow and showing us all your love and support. Donna and I had always felt that our community needed a great candy store so we built …

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The citizens of Yucaipa are increasingly concerned about our newly seated city council. Several months ago, citizens began hearing rumors that certain city council members were planning to fire Ray Casey to put Yucaipa Water District member and Canyon Lakes city manager, Chris Mann, in his p…

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As we start into 2023, the Yucaipa Valley Lions Club would like to say thank you to those who generously supported our fundraising efforts last year. By donating to our White Cane Collection, participating in the Wag & Walk, giving us your used eyeglasses, visiting the beer booth at the …

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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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I make a little over $60k per year, have never been evicted from my home and I now find myself homeless. Why? Because the landlords around here and likely everywhere have lost their ever loving minds. When my rent went from $1,100 to $2,100 overnight I thought my landlord was playing a bad j…

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Jan. 9, 2023 was a sad day for the city of Yucaipa. At the city council meeting on Jan. 9, the incoming city council abruptly and without cause terminated Ray Casey, who has served our city responsibly and with dedication as city manager for many years. Mr. Casey and his appointed staff have…

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Sadly, our beautiful city of Yucaipa will be subjected to unflattering public scrutiny. After years of being the envy of neighboring cities with a reputation for sensible leadership and financial stability, the recent decisions by our new mayor and council are troubling. Their abject failure…

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We have 2.6 acres with a drainage running through it. We have built two holding ponds and two dams. Our property can receive and handle just about anything nature can hand us. With the El Dorado fire (which burned into our yard) and the mud, run-off and debris flow that followed, we hoped fo…

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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? I remember shortly after I began my very first job at Blockbuster Video (yes, I know I’m dating myself!) that I saw a Millennium Falcon statue in …

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Yucaipa/Calimesa Family Assistance would like to thank all community members and especially the following individuals and organizations for their continued support of our agency and the families and individuals we serve throughout the year. At the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we were…

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In my family, I was the eldest child and on the school playground I never had an “older” brother or sister to come to my defense if someone was pushing me around. In fact, I remember when I was in elementary school I often wished I had an older sibling that could come and lend me a hand when…

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An amazing year of growth and challenges. Thank you so much for the love and support Gardenworksforkids has been given through it’s outreach and on-site programs. The Scotty-Bear Project has dedicated countless hours in giving back to the kids with donations and caring programs that enrich t…

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You can do something wonderful for an animal this year. Adopt a rescued animal and don’t buy a puppy or kitten. There is a shameless industry selling puppies and kittens. Don't support it. You may have a friend who had puppies and kittens but that’s not the same thing. Yucaipa Animal Placeme…

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I am a resident of Sharondale (a senior community) and I was a participant in the fight against the mega warehouse that was proposed to be built at the northeast corner of Calimesa Boulevard and Singleton Road.

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There are many new California laws for 2023 that will affect everyone. Some are good and a lot is bad. Here are a few I believe are not good for California.

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Have you ever had a dream that was so scary that you were relieved to wake up and discover it was only a dream? I remember I had a dream once, where I had left church and fallen asleep while driving, only to suddenly wake up in the mountains after almost hitting a pedestrian! I remember bein…

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In the true spirit of city government of the people, by the people, and for the people, our new mayor, Justin Beaver, illustrates well the essence of this in his Dec. 16 letter to Yucaipa. We are fortunate to have representation that expresses such vital priority areas as crime and drugs, tr…

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On Dec. 21, the Jan. 6 Committee investigation will be made public. When all else failed, the Jan. 6 attack on our Capitol was one of the last attempts to overthrow our democracy by not counting the Electoral votes (votes by the people). Joe Biden received 360 Electoral votes, the majority, …

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We live in a society that always seeks quick results. Patience may be a virtue, but it does not come easily to most of us! Years ago, when Juanita and I were first dating, I was in a rush to deliver the Christmas gifts I had bought for her. Unfortunately, less than a mile out of my parents’ …

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I am so grateful for all the improvements in our city. However, I would like to see a shelter for the homeless in Yucaipa, with a shower and a place to charge their phones. For some of them, this could be the difference between life or death. The temperatures at night are now in the 30s.

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As many people experienced, the last half of the first decade of the twenty-first century was pretty rough financially. My family was no exception and so due to reasons beyond our control, we fell behind on our mortgage. It was a miracle and answer to prayer that despite being ten months beh…

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The Calimesa City Council hired a new city manager, that has worked at many jobs, latest as assistant city manager, in the city of Orange.

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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. As a 6 -year-old, I didn’t understand the meaning of war. Pearl Harbor…

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I went to Christian school throughout my entire childhood, but not all my classmates were Christians. When I was in high school, some were self-avowed atheists and others toyed with the occult, even though every day we studied the Word of God in class. All schools have cliques and one such g…

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Celebrate the season at the Yucaipa Woman’s Club. Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. Santa (and maybe Mrs. Santa) will welcome all. Have a photo taken. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and cider. This is a free event, no charge. The clubhouse is located at 35125 Avenue A., corner of Adams Street …

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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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There was a season in my early days of ministry when I worked part-time at a local Christian camp. The end of the season had come and it was my last week of employment. On my last day, I overheard two other employees talking about how everyone was going to be receiving a bonus.

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Now, everyone’s all a-Twitter how you messed around and then frittered ... with a company that did well enough on its own.

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The holiday season comes with family gatherings, social time with friends, and office parties. These joyful events can lead to life-altering consequences, like drunken driving.

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I have noticed how unsightly the empty field is to the west of the equestrian center. It is apparently owned by the city. I called code enforcement and they said that since it is city property, I have to call public works. I did and left a message and never got a response. The field is cover…

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While my husband and I were on our walk Thursday morning (Nov. 3) we encountered a hail storm. The hail got so bad we decided to turn around and head home. The ground was covered with hail and it was getting dangerous for us to walk. A very nice gentleman, on his way to work, stopped and ask…

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I appreciate the clarification on the organization names and developments.. However, let's not distract from what is happening on the North Bench. The Yucaipa Valley Wine Country Planning Committee (Commit-tee), which includes at least two city councilman, two planning commissioners, members…

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I attended two forums for the purpose of hearing the candidates for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District School Board. As a non-partisan race for a candidate who will do an outstanding job in serving the needs of all students, teachers, staff, administrators, and parents, the c…

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This is in response to Snodgrass’s letter of Oct. 28 My husband and I also came late to the game by recently attending several Yucaipa Vall-ey Wine Committee and city council meetings. While we have great respect for the members who have devoted their time to working through the AVA process,…

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Attention voters: Measure D is a slight od hand. Measure D and EE were put on the November ballot by the San bernardino County Board of Supervisors. They want to undo the votes approved by Measure K, so they can change the term limits from four years to 16 years, and offer us a tax protectio…

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I did not vote for Jay Obernolte. Our constitution is under threat. According to the Republican Accountability Pro-ject, Mr. Obernolte has a Failing score of F. He has not voted for anything that supports our constitution. He did not vote for the Electoral College certification. The Jan. 6 c…

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With so many city council people up for election, it is critical how you vote this year. Your way of life is on the line. Recently there have been several attempts to change the general plan of Yucaipa for the benefit of real estate developers, not for the benefit of citizens. In case you ar…

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On Oct. 12, I attended the Yucaipa City Council Candidate Forum. I was concerned and wanted to hear what the candidates’ opinions were regarding updating the city’s General Plan for the North Bench RL1 zoning. I listened intently to each candidate.

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When I first moved to Yucaipa, it was a rural gem in the middle of suburbia. I was attracted to the beautiful rolling hills with ths cattle, the open spaces and snow-capped mountains. Now the city’s mantra is build, build, build--cram as many homes and buildings into every square inch the de…

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I believe a woman should be able to choose — choose to be responsible, choose to use the many medical aides to prevent conception, choose the morning after pill, but she should not be able to choose to abort a fetus that is viable outside the womb. There are many infertile couples that would…

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It is with happiness and joy that I celebrate, along with the rest of the Yucaipa and Calimesa communities, the $9 million library grant. Your article provided great insight not only as to the process of the application system, but also to the history of libraries in Yucaipa. What a great th…

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Preserve and protect the integrity and intent of Yucaipa’s General Plan and zoning laws. Don’t manipulate them. Also don’t let your judgement be influenced by a preponderance of campaign signs throughout the city. Vote for honesty, intelligence and integrity. Vote Sherilyn Long and Nena Drag…

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The council chambers have been “abuzz” with the proposal of three story apartments on Second Street, near County Line Road. The idea is to fill vacant land with SOMETHING that will provide needed housing and something that a builder is willing to do.

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Last week, Father Simion Poptelecan wrote an excellent Letter to the Editor. He told of his personal experience of living in a country led by an autocratic leader. Father Simion shared his observations of how our country is facing increasing peril. The misinformation that he described has ov…

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An editorial and article in the Oct. 21, 2022, edition of the News Mirror contain errors that need to be corrected.

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We have a very nice golf course in Yucaipa. Why can’t service clubs use it when they want to have a golf tournament to raise funds to support the community?

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I came to this country from Romania in 1979 to get away from the oppression of communism. It was a difficult journey involving passports, arrests, detentions, and dealing with the governments of Hungary and Austria before finally arriving in the U.S.A.!

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My wife and I raised our five children here in Yucaipa. With its strong family values and location and historical Oak Glen, Yucaipa is the best kept secret in Southern California. After 22 years in Yucaipa, we can say, “It’s a wonderful life.” A couple of months ago we received a disturbing …

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Early on the morning of Oct. 2, 2022, a major theft was committed against the residents of Calimesa. A gang of criminals systematically opened or pried open mailboxes on numerous streets, stealing mail and all box contents. We were horrified to wake up the next morning and find mail in the s…

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