As Ridgecrest, Trona and Inyokern residents continue to clean up damage to their homes and towns following earthquakes that recently hit the region, three local men have come together to put on a relief concert to help victims.
RIDGECREST — Nearly a thousand people took a seat in the Burroughs High School gymnasium Friday morning to hear an update from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s leadership.
The city of Ridgecrest continues to assess widespread damage caused by two earthquakes last week, but all levels of government have aligned to help the community’s ongoing recovery efforts.
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake still remains “mission unsustainable until further notice” following the 6.4 magnitude Independence Day earthquake and the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that followed Friday night.
RIDGECREST — Richmond Elementary School aboard Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was in shambles Tuesday morning. Cracks were visible in the floors and ceilings. Books were strewn across the floor.
RIDGECREST — Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake still remains “mission unsustainable until further notice” following the 6.4 magnitude Independence Day earthquake and the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that followed Friday night.
Kern County residents are being warned by District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer about illegal price gouging or charitable solicitation fraud following last week's earthquakes just outside of Ridgecrest.
As aftershocks continued to roll through Ridgecrest on Monday, the city slowly began to try to find a sense of normalcy following two large earthquakes that occurred over Fourth of July weekend.
RIDGECREST — Public safety officials at a press conference on Sunday at Ridgecrest City Hall said that now things appear to have settled down following a set of powerful earthquakes on Thursday and Friday, the time has come to reflect on what occurred and move forward.
RIDGECREST — A Town Hall meeting held Sunday afternoon started with a calm but serious bit of instruction about keeping the aisles clear and how to exit safely in the case of another quake.
The city of Ridgecrest is beginning to transition into recovery mode following two earthquakes centered near the city this past week.
RIDGECREST — Carmen Morena pulled out a mattress onto her front lawn, dressed it, and laid on top of it after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Ridgecrest on Friday night.
RIDGECREST — California Gov. Gavin Newsom took a tour of some of the impacted Ridgecrest businesses and residential areas hardest hit by the recent earthquakes on Saturday, including Trousdale Estates Mobile Home Park on West Ward Avenue.
"By the grace of God," there were only minor injuries and no casualties reported after the second — and more powerful — earthquake centered near Ridgecrest and rocked its citizens. That's according to Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin, who stressed that "it's hard for the world to know …
RIDGECREST — Several Kern County Fire Department engine crews responded to a mobile fire at the Town and Country Mobile Home Park on Atkins early Saturday morning.
A bevy of public safety personnel from throughout Kern County — and beyond — have descended upon Ridgecrest to assist following the two major earthquakes that struck just 34 hours apart, officials said Saturday morning.
RIDGECREST — After a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the city of Ridgecrest on Thursday, and was followed by Friday morning aftershocks, Sharon Smith decided to stay active.
RIDGECREST — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Ridgecrest and the Mojave Desert on Thursday, prompting California Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in Kern County and President Donald Trump to tweet that he had been fully briefed.