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Norco's Community Newsletter
This Month's Issue
Who doesn't love a good ghost story? In this issue I recount a personal paranormal experience in "Haunted People?". Paster Phil also has another great article with "Risky Business". With fall here we also paid a visit to Norco's new Ramen Restaurant, Hanami Ramen. Finally, we've included city events for this years Halloween season.
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Think it's too expensive to go on an adventure this year? Our feature article covers our own San Bernardino Mountains Yellow Post Sites. Only a little over an hour away and completely free, these secluded camp sites won't break the bank and offers stunning views and tranquility. We also cover a very special local organization dedicated to helping others as well as our review of a local favorite Betty Faye's Cafe! Also check out our local guide for Fourth of July Events and Fireworks Spectaculars and more!
Read about Saddle Sore's big changes under manager Daniel Olivas! This also includes a free 4 page coloring book entry for Saddle Sore's coloring contest! Looking for a side hustle or have a green thumb? Learn about Norco's local farmer movement and community supported by our local EAT Center. Finally, we had the chance to talk to the owner of our landmark Bob's Big Boy and the significance of the brands history and culture.
Come with us on an epic road trip to the historic Route 66 town of Holbrook Arizona! I started my adventure riding to the mining town of Jerome AZ to spend the night in a haunted room. Then took a scenic ride through Sedona and Flagstaff to Holbrook. My visit included standing on the corner in Winslow AZ, A Meteor Crater and visiting the Petrified National Forest and Painted Desert. Finally visiting Prescott AZ to perform at the historic Palace Saloon before heading home.
One of our favorite overnights!
Take a short 2 hour drive off the 395 to a dirt road that leads you to a landscape out of a science fiction movie. This 14 square mile area contains over 500 tufa and has been featured in many T.V. shows and movies including the 1960's Lost in Space, 1980's hit Buck Rogers and more recently in Star Trek V, Planet of the Apes and West World.
Living Ghost Town
We took a 10 minute detour to this gem of a ghost town for a quick bite at the general store. Only open Mon-Fri it was a treat to get a homemade cheeseburger and hot dog. Nothing fancy, but the vintage decor and history made it a perfect place for quick stop.