Friday, October 27, 2006

Weekly News Roundup: October 27 Edition

Not too much in the news this week, other than the Esperanza fire. Election news will be in a separate post.

October 18: Yucaipa City Council approved a condo development on the 13000 block of 2nd St., a use permit for an auto & tire center on the corner of 11th and Yucaipa Blvd., and a tentative tract map for 32 lots on the west side of Fremont north of Ivy (News Mirror, Oct. 26, "Planners Approve Three Projects")

October 23: The mother of a former Yucaipa High School special education student is suing the school district for negligence and infliction of emotional distress. (Press-Enterprise, Oct. 23, "Mother sues district in ex-student's case")

October 26: Yucaipa Fire Chief Clyde Chittenden will retired after 30 years of service with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Steve Shaw will be the Interim Fire Chief. (News Mirror, Oct. 26, "Yucaipa gets a new fire chief")

October 27: Just in time for Halloween, an article about the Red Lady of Pendleton Road. "According to one of Yucaipa's most famous urban legends, more than 60 years ago, she careened off the steep drop-off where the road sharply veers right and connects to Oak Glen Road. She crawled the chasm looking for help, and made it nearly half a mile before succumbing to her injuries to be discovered dead by police, the story says." (San Bernardino Sun, Oct. 27, "Urban legend syas[sic] the Red Lady can still be seen on the road")

October 28: Community Clean-Up day is this Saturday, the 28th, 8am-noon. Yucaipa residents can drop off excess trash and bulky items on the corner of California Street and Avenue G. Excessive loads will be directed to the San Timoteo Landfill (open to residential customers for free from 8am-5pm). Get the details here.

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