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World class yo-yo competitor begins class in Ridgecrest – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

August 23, 2017 8:14:25 am | 0 Comments

Michael Smit Staff Writer A new, free yo-yo class will have its first session at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Just Imagine! on 827 N. China Lake Boulevard. Its instructor will be Ridgecrest local and world class yo-yo competitor Jose Madrigal. Madrigal said that the form of the class will continue to take…

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Prominent UC professor resigns post in Trump administration – Sacramento Bee

August 23, 2017 5:01:34 am | 0 Comments

A prominent University of California, Berkeley energy professor resigned his post with the U.S. State Department on Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s “attacks on the core values” of the country. “Your actions to date have, sadly, harmed the quality of life in the United States, our standing abroad, and the sustainability of the…

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Six Flags Magic Mountain plans year-round operation to compete with bigger rivals – Los Angeles Times

August 23, 2017 4:02:02 am | 0 Comments

Good news for thrill-seekers: Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and its stomach-churning roller-coaster collection will operate every day of the year, starting Jan. 1. The expansion represents an attempt to transition from a niche regional theme park to a major destination resort like Southern California rivals Universal Studios Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort in…

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Council OKs Kerr McGee for Sept. 15 International Community Day – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

August 22, 2017 11:57:33 pm | 0 Comments

Jessica Weston City Editor Jessica_Weston9 The Ridgecrest City Council at its meeting Aug. 16 approved the use of the Kerr McGee Community Center for the upcoming International Community Day Sept. 15. Council approved the ICD Committee’s request for an in-kind donation of $700 for use of the community center’s full banquet hall and the kitchen.…

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Anonymous' mystery solved at Red Rock Books Sat. (with photo gallery) – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

August 22, 2017 11:05:38 pm | 0 Comments

Jessica Weston City Editor Jessica_Weston9 The mystery of “Anonymous” was solved Saturday night at Red Rock Books, thanks to Devanne Fredette.  Nearly 95 people (a sold-out crowd) participated in Daniel Stallings/Master Mystery Productions’ latest mystery. The audience took part in the action: looking for clues among the stacks, watching clue-laden snippets of live theater, interacting…

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Civic Calendar: Get involved in your community – Tehachapi News

August 22, 2017 9:55:07 pm | 0 Comments

City of Tehachapi City Council meets first and third Monday at 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Center, 300 S. Robinson St. Next regular meeting Sept. 18, since first Monday is on Labor Day. Agenda at liveuptehachapi.com. Tehachapi Unified School District Board meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Claude…

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Update: Off-duty Modesto Police sergeant hit, killed by drunk driver … – Modesto Bee

August 22, 2017 9:38:06 pm | 0 Comments

A Modesto police officer has died after being struck by a drunk driver while the officer was riding his bicycle, authorities said. Police Chief Galen Carroll announced the death in a video posted on the department’s Facebook page. “It is with deep sadness I notify the community that we lost one of our officers tonight,”…

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China's new blockbuster 'Wolf Warrior 2' should worry Hollywood – Livemint

August 22, 2017 8:46:01 pm | 0 Comments

‘Wolf Warrior 2’, the patriotic shoot-’em-up that has just become the top-grossing film in Chinese history, is the first non-Hollywood title to crack the top 100 of all time. Photo: AP In 2007, an up-and-coming Chinese leader by the name of Xi Jinping was having dinner with the US ambassador. As the evening wound down,…

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Man surrenders 3 hours after climbing to top of Santa Ana water tower – OCRegister

August 22, 2017 2:08:15 pm | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA –  A man surrendered to police Tuesday Aug.  22, three hours after climbing 120 feet up onto an iconic water tower near the I-5 freeway. A man climbed the Santa Ana water tower on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Ken Steinhart, Orange County Register/SCNG) A man climbed the Santa Ana water tower on Tuesday, August…

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Preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near Searles Valley – KABC-TV

August 22, 2017 12:45:00 pm | 0 Comments

SEARLES VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) — A preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck 28.6 miles east-northeast of Searles Valley on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 12:51 p.m. and was 3.7 miles in depth. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. Searles Valley is a census-designated place of the Mojave Desert in…

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