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School Traffic Concerns

Due to a high volume of calls please email us at [email protected]

Ridgecrest Cares

 

We are looking for applicants. Please read below and see if you qualify.

 

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    Ridgecrest Cares is a program developed to assist low and low-moderate home owners to improve their homes.  It is believed that painting approximately 20 homes throughout the City will make a positive impact to the neighborhood and spark interest for other neighbors to start a clean-up and paint project themselves. 

Q. Who is considered low and low-moderate?
A.
 The application form on the link below shows the income levels – for Kern County – that qualify for this program.  Proof of income as well as proof of home ownership will have to be provided if you are selected.

Q. When will the painting and clean-up take place?
A.
 Our test home project took place in April 2007 with full implementation thereafter.  The next project will be in September or October.

Q. Who will be doing the work?
A.
 Ridgecrest Cares will have students from the Y.E.S. program and adult volunteers from the community.   If you would like to volunteer, please follow the link below.

The Ridgecrest Cares Program is still accepting applications for the home owners home to be painted.

  • We are now accepting applications.
  • You can pick up your application at City Hall, The Senior Center, Homemakers, or print up the page on this website.
  • Then mail or drop off your application to City Hall, 100 W. California Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Click here for an application.

Recycling and Diversion

  

Recycling

Where can I take my recyclables?

  • Dave Pearsons Recycling Center - Cardboard Accepted (No Paper)
    Telephone: (760) 446-0449
    Address: 1536 N. Mahan
    Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 - 5:00, Saturday 9:00 - 2:00
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  • Golden Empire Salvage
    Telephone: (760) 371-4406
    Address: 811 E. Ridgecrest Blvd.
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  • RePlanet - Beverage containers only
    In the Wal Mart parking lot
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  • Ridgecrest Landfill
    Tel: (800) 552-KERN (Option 6)
    Address: 3301 Bowman Road

    Click here to go to the Kern County Waste Management Department website for information on County programs and facilities (such as Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, Used Motor Oil Recycling) and to view the Kern County Recycling Guide. .
    Ridgecrest Landfill accepts paper for recycling - no magazines, junk mail or office paper.

What Can I Recycle at City Hall?

City Hall will accept the following items from residents for recycling.  These recycling programs have been set up in partnership with local charities/fund raising groups:

  • Cans and Bottles – bring your cans and bottles into the foyer of City Hall.  Bins are provided – this program is in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity.
  • Soda Tabs – bring your soda tabs into the foyer of City Hall.  Bins are provided – this program is in partnership with the Lions Club of Ridgecrest
  • Telephone Books – this is an annual event conducted in October/November after new phone books are distributed.
  • Community Battery Drop Off Program - It is illegal to put hazardous materials, such as batteries, in the trash. WM and the City of Ridgecrest have provided containers for residents to drop off household batteries at no charge at the following designated facilities: City Hall, Senior Center, Kerr McGee Community Center & the Chamber of Commerce.

Have questions about local trash services? Please contact Waste Management (WM) at 800-266-7551or visit www.wmridgecrest.com.

 

 What about Construction & Demolition Debris?

The City of Ridgecrest is required by State Law to divert a minimum of 50% of its waste from landfills. Many materials generated from C&D projects can be successfully diverted through recycling or reuse. Requiring C&D debris recycling as a condition of building permits helps the City to comply with State Law. The City requires 100% of inert solids and at least 50% (by weight) of the remaining C&D debris be diverted from the landfill for project types listed below. A waste management plan (format provided) must be submitted to the Building Official prior to the issuance of a building permit. Additionally, to obtain final approval for the project, the applicant must document CALGreen compliance within 30 days of project completion by submitting all recycling/disposal facility receipts.

To help meet this requirement, the City has a franchise agreement for solid waste handling and recycling with Waste Management. WM can assist applicants in diverting C&D material through construction and demolition dumpster services in the City limits of Ridgecrest. You can reach them at (888) 266-7511, Option 4, for Commercial Services.

 Tips to Manage C&D Material at the Job Site:

 · Determine recycling, salvage, reuse and disposal options before the job begins.

 · Consider deconstruction instead of mechanical demolition.

 · Reuse materials such as fixtures and doors.

 · Donate materials that can be reused to charities or nonprofit agencies.

 · Educate contractors regarding your waste management plan.

 · Clearly identify recycling areas with large signs.

 · Place recycling bins in areas that will minimize misuse or contamination by the employees and the public.

 · Place advertisements in local newspapers announcing salvageable & reusable materials for sale or donation.

 

Education

Disclaimer: Links to external commercial and private sites do not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any services or products that may be advertised, offered, recommended, or produced by those sites' organizations.

Colleges and Universities
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-6100
http://www.cerrocoso.edu
 

 

Public Schools
Sierra Sands Unified School District
113 W. Felspar Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1600
http://www.ssusdschools.org/
Ridgecrest Charter School
325 S. Downs
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-1010
http://www.ridgecrestcharterschool.org

 

Elementary Schools
Faller Elementary School 
1500 W. Upjohn Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1690
http://faller.ssusdschools.org
Gateway Elementary School 
501 S. Gateway Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1850
http://gateway.ssusdschools.org/
Inyokern Elementary School 
6601 Locust Ave
Inyokern, CA
(760) 499-1683
http://inyokern.ssusdschools.org
Las Flores Elementary School 
720 Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1860
http://lasflores.ssusdschools.org/
Pierce Elementary School
674 N. Gold Canyon
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1670
http://pierce.ssusdschools.org
Inyokern Elementary School 
6601 Locust Ave
Inyokern, CA
(760) 499-1683
http://inyokern.ssusdschools.org
Rand Elementary School 
P.O. Box 157 Coeur d' Alene & Elmo
Johannesburg, CA 93528-0157
(760) 374-2326
http://rand.ssusdschools.org/
Richmond Elementary School 
1206 Kearsarge Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-2531
http://inyokern.ssusdschools.org

 

Middle Schools
James Monroe Junior High School 
340 W. Church Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1830
http://monroe.ssusdschools.org
Murray Junior High School  
921 E. Inyokern Rd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-5525
http://murray.ssusdschools.org/

 

High Schools
Burroughs High School 
500 French Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-4476
http://burroughs.ssusdschools.org
Mesquite High School  
140 Drummond Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-4561
http://mesquite.ssusdschools.org/

 

Private Schools
Adventist Christian School 
555 W. Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-8673
http://www.ridgecrestacs.com/
Immanuel Christian School 
201 Graaf Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-6114
http://www.icsk12.org
Inyokern Elementary School 
6601 Locust Ave
Inyokern, CA
(760) 499-1683
http://inyokern.ssusdschools.org/
St Ann's Catholic School 
446 W. Church Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-4713
http://parishofsaintann.org/school/default.html

Religious

 

Bullet Assembly of God-Calvary
800 West Upjohn Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-5014
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Bullet Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
4200 Johnstn Avenue,
Inyokern, CA 93527
(760) 377-5915
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Bullet Calvary Chapel of Ridgecrest
 
210 East Springer Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-3133
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Bullet Church of Christ
729 North Norma Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-9249
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Bullet Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints   
501 N. Norma
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-3818

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints

1031 S. Norma St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-2330 (Office)
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Bullet Church of the Nazarene
571 North Norma Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-4433
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Bullet Cornerstone Bible Church
114B South Gemstone Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 371-1689
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Bullet Crossroads Community Church
235 North China Lake Boulevard,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-3333
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Bullet Desert Christian Center
100 East Bataan Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-9954
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Bullet Living Word Church
1435 North Downs Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-2826
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Bullet First Baptist Church of Ridgecrest
1350 South Downs Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-2503

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Bullet First Church of Christ Scientist & Reading Room  
504 Sydnor Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-3801

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  First Baptist Church of Searles Valley
84661 Trona Road,
Trona, CA 93562-2554
(760) 372-4600

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Bullet First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 
442 W Ridgecrest Blvd,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-4223
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Bullet Greater Harvest Ministries
120 East Church Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-5340
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Bullet Ignite
443 W Inyokern Rd,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555


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Bullet Immanuel
1201 North China Lake Boulevard,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-4531

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Bullet Inyokern Baptist
6521 Plains Avenue,
Inyokern, CA 93527
(760) 377-5315
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Bullet Inyokern Church of Christ
1508 Pinto,
Inyokern, CA 93527
(760) 377-4842
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Bullet Jubilee Chapel
325 South Downs Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-3321
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Bullet Our Savior's Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod  
735 North Fairview Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-7921
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Bullet Pentecostal Church of God
1435 North Downs Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-2826
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Bullet Pilgrim Lutheran Church
1305 West Ridgecrest Boulevard,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-1528

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Bullet Ridgecrest Apostolic Assembly Church 
100 East Dolphin Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-2440
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Bullet Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church
633 West Las Flores Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-2214

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Bullet St Ann's Catholic Church
446 West Church Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-2110
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Bullet St Madeleine Church
83395 Trona Road,
Trona, CA 93562
(760) 372-4717
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Bullet St Michael's Anglican Church
200 Drummond Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-5816
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Bullet Union Baptist Church
312 North Mono Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-8340
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Bullet United Methodist Church of Ridgecrest
639 North Norma Street,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-7434
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Bullet Valley Community Baptist Church
112 South China Lake Boulevard,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-2240
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Bullet Victory Missionary Baptist Church
242 Panamint Avenue,
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-4416
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Neighborhood Clean-ups

 

Community Clean Up Program

The Y. E. S. program has provided opportunity for youth employment and Community Clean-Up Programs by Code Enforcement. Three individuals are working within the Public Services Department and a group of seven or more are working with Code Enforcement with respect to the Community Clean Ups.

Please check back for the next Community Clean-Up event.

Residents of the targeted area are encouraged to bring unwanted materials to the central site ( Desert area next to Upjohn Park ) where they will be sorted for removal.  Residents are also encouraged to participate by cleaning up their own yards, easements and vacant parcels. 

If you would like to volunteer to assist please contact Public Services Dept @ 760-499-5062.

Help Us Make a Difference

In YOUR Neighborhood!

 

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