Saturday, June 09, 2007

Weekly News Roundup: June 9 Edition

All the news that's fit to blog . . .

City News

Redlands Daily Facts reports that 20-year-old Matthew Colligan has been arrested for stealing money off the counter of the Wells Fargo branch in the Vons grocery store. Colligan was apprehended at a Bryant Street residence, which lead to the discovery of several code violations and arrest of the residents - Harvey Ashton, Benjamin Dean, Jason Simonson and Gabriel Cook, for drug possession.

The News Mirror has picked up the story that the City Council has preemptively banned marijuana dispensaries within the city limits.
The Yucaipa City Council passed the urgency ordinance unanimously. Mayor Dick Riddell voted for the ordinance, however, only after McMains assured him that doing so did not bind the city to anything permanently. “No,” McMains replied. “This ordinance simply precludes anyone from opening a dispensary before the city council has had an opportunity to deliberate on these matters in greater depth and detail.”
The Press-Enterprise reports that
San Bernardino police officer and Calimesa resident, Blair Christopher Hall has been arrested for killing his wife in their backyard spa. Hall had his own private investigation firm, Southern California Research, in Yucaipa.

Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District met on Tuesday and approved almost $1.2 million for the installation of new artificial turf at the Yucaipa High School Stadium, according to the News Mirror:

The News Mirror reports that Yucaipa fire marshal services will be provided by Charles Abbott Associates. Currently Yucaipa shares a fire marshal with Highland, a service provided by the California Department of Forestry. Highland has decided to to employ a full-time fire marshal.

According to the News Mirror, $19,200 will be spent to conduct air quality studies at the site of the planned Oak Hills Marketplace. The applicant, The Target corporation, has also requested additional environmental impact reports. The Oak Hills Marketplace is planned for Live Oak Canyon road, just off of I-10.

Locals in the News

The Yucaipa High School graduation ceremony is Thursday, June 14 at 7PM. Other Eevents:

The Sun reports that Yucaipa High School has hired Redlands Athletic Director Mark Anderson to replace retiring AD Jim Taylor.

IE News reports that the National Youth Theatre has announced the National Youth Theatre Awards. Winners include Aniah Simons, who won in the Outstanding Supporting Actress Category (13 and under) for her role as Sad Girl in Bye Bye Birdie (Heartland Players).

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