Pearl Harbor memories live on in WWII pilot

Pearl Harbor memories live on in WWII pilot

Rebecca Neipp

Cmdr. Glenn Tierney (center) with Laura Hickle at the recent gala celebrating China Lake’s 75th anniversary — Photo by Laura Austin ------ When Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, killing more than 2,400 Americans, the men, women and children in our country . . . Read Full Story >>

Providing some ‘Homes for the Holidays’

Providing some ‘Homes for the Holidays’

Michael and Tammy Jones, with Rachel’s husband Tom Dorfmeister, hold warm blankets, a TV and an X-Box 360 — just some of the donations along with the travel trailer headed north to house a family displaced by the Camp Fire — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Elks Christmas Parade is Saturday morning

Elks Christmas Parade is Saturday morning

4-H families greet thousands of spectators lining the streets during a previous Elks Children’s Christmas Parade. The annual holiday tradition continues Saturday, Dec. 8, when the parade will celebrate the theme “Christmas Around the World,” starting at 9 a.m. The route begins at the corner . . . Read Full Story >>

Students ‘adopt’ families for holidays

Students ‘adopt’ families for holidays

Burroughs High School’s Key Club staff advisor Derek Zhang and President Angela Sanchez with some of the food the club has collected for local families — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “The whole point of serving is to . . . Read Full Story >>

Community turns out for tree lighting

Community turns out for tree lighting

Youngsters look up at the giant Christmas tree in front of City Hall during last week’s tree-lighting ceremony, where community members were invited to hear music, participate in holiday crafts and watch “The Star” in Freedom Park — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD to host holiday party Dec. 18

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host its annual holiday dinner party Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Historic USO Building. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. “After a delicious dinner, prepared by our own Chuck Cordell, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Christmas-themed ‘Children’s Hour’ is Dec. 14

Christmas-themed ‘Children’s Hour’ is Dec. 14

Audrey Zabor creates a craft that goes along with the theme of a previous Children’s Hour — Courtesy photo ------ The Maturango Museum will host the next Children’s Hour on Friday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. The program will feature “The Snow Tree” by Caroline . . . Read Full Story >>

RPD hosts ’Shop with a Cop’

RPD hosts ’Shop with a Cop’

Ridgecrest Police Detective Eric Clinton helps a youngster go Christmas shopping during last year’s “Shop With a Cop” program. Officers will accompany children on a morning full of shopping and holiday fun. Children have been selected through referrals from schools, counselors and other local agencies. . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM meets Tuesday, open house is Dec. 20

WACOM meets Tuesday, open house is Dec. 20

WACOM Boutique coordinator Carolyn Reed and her granddaughter, Grace Ryan, help raise funds through the WACOM Thrift Shop. The store will host a holiday open house Thursday, Dec. 20, from 4-6 p.m., featuring refreshments, sales and more. WACOM will also hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, . . . Read Full Story >>

Lions Club announces student speaker contest

The Ridgecrest Lions Club has announced “Freedom of the Press — What Does it Mean?” as the theme of this year’s student speaker contest. The local competition will be held Feb. 5 and is limited to six participants. A student wishing to participate should prepare . . . Read Full Story >>

Shotwell  honored  for service

Shotwell honored for service

Rebecca Neipp

Veterans of Foreign Wars recently recognized Deputy Josh Shotwell of the Ridgecrest Substation of Kern County Sheriff’s Office as the local “Public Servant of the Year” for going above and beyond the call of duty to serve his community. “It’s not just me, though,” he . . . Read Full Story >>

Mrs. Knehans goes to Washington

Mrs. Knehans goes to Washington

Rebecca Neipp

Ellen-Marie Knehans in her official apron and badge — Courtesy photo ------ If the tiny odds she faced in being selected as one of this year’s volunteer decorators for Christmas at the White House are any indication, Ellen-Marie Knehans of Ridgecrest is a part of . . . Read Full Story >>

Santa’s Art Shop returns to IWV this weekend

Santa’s Art Shop returns to IWV this weekend

Shoppers browse the wares of crafters and artisans at last year’s Santa’s Art Shop — News Review file photo ------ “Christmas shopping begins and ends at Santa’s Art Shop — there’s something for everyone!” Pat Farris, proprietor of the popular holiday faire for artisans and . . . Read Full Story >>

Hamilton promoted so sergeant

Hamilton promoted so sergeant

Victoria Hamilton pins a badge on her husband, Eddie, who was promoted to sergeant at the Ridgecrest Police Department on Tuesday. Hamilton has been with RPD for more than 10 years, serving in patrol, field-training, investigations and as a school resource officer during that time. . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS students collect winter coats for locals in need

BHS students collect winter coats for locals in need

The Burroughs High School’s Friends of Rachel executive board members Maheen Ahmad, Justin Hernandez, Elsie Huber, Sidra Javaid and Rachel Rosal, flanked by advisors Shari Rosenberg (left) and Dora Barnes are pictured with winter coats and other cold-weather articles collected for the local Salvation Army. . . . Read Full Story >>

City Hall ushers in holiday season

City Hall ushers in holiday season

Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin strings twinkle lights on a tree in front of City Hall. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ The city of Ridgecrest will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony, along with a variety of holiday-themed activities, tonight, Nov. 30, at City Hall. Festivities . . . Read Full Story >>

Seasonal rains expected to miss Ridgecrest

Seasonal rains expected to miss Ridgecrest

While Thursday morning’s rain was enough to leave its footprints in and around the valley, China Lake Weather Officer Tamera Walters said it amounted to only a fraction of an inch. “However, it rained cats and dogs just north of us,” she said. Forecast models . . . Read Full Story >>

DAR to host ‘Wreaths Across America’

The Panamint Springs Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking volunteers to participate in the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” movement, hosted locally on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park. This is the first time the local cemetery will be . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Gratitude’ on Thanksgiving – and all year long

‘Gratitude’ on Thanksgiving – and all year long

Rebecca Neipp

Jessica Constable and her husband Geoffrey with their children (from left) Addison, Jaxon and Alayna. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ As the community enters into the season for counting blessings, one asset that works hard all year to provide service to our remote valley . . . Read Full Story >>

DAR to host ‘Wreaths Across America’

The Panamint Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are seeking volunteers to participate in the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” movement, hosted Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park. This is the first time the local cemetery will be a . . . Read Full Story >>