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Hotels, big and small, benefit from tax rebates in Palm Springs
The Marriot AC Hotel and the Selene Palm Springs Resort qualified for transient occupancy tax rebates from the city of Palm Springs valued at over $50 million for each hotel over the next 30 years.
18 Dec 2014 at 7:09pm






People jaywalk despite deadly accidents
Our cameras caught several people jaywalking at busy intersections where people have died doing that very thing.
18 Dec 2014 at 6:29pm






Man found dead in Desert Hot Springs apartment
Desert Hot Springs Police say a man was found dead in an apartment on Acoma Avenue near Cactus Drive. 
18 Dec 2014 at 12:18pm






List of DHS medical marijuana applicants, proposed locations released
Nineteen applications from people wanting to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Desert Hot Springs are being reviewed, as well as the proposed locations of the facilities.
18 Dec 2014 at 11:58am






Seven kittens lost their mom looking for love
Only five weeks old and homeless. These fuzzy critters were found by a kind hearted person two weeks ago after their mother was killed.
18 Dec 2014 at 11:23am






Festival lineup announced for P.S.I.F.F.
Organizers of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival have announced the complete lineup of films that will be shown this year.
18 Dec 2014 at 8:41am






Riverside County man facing 55 counts related to money laundering and grand t...
A Southern California doctor and another man in the medical business have been arrested for what authorities are calling a multi-million dollar money laundering scheme.
18 Dec 2014 at 7:20am






3 killed as car hits people leaving Southern California church
Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman says the crash Wednesday night along the Pacific Coast Highway left as many as nine people injured after the female motorist hit the pedestrians and another car.
18 Dec 2014 at 7:12am






Valley moviegoers react to Sony pulling "The Interview"
Valley moviegoers react to Sony pulling "The Interview." Natalie Brunell reports.
17 Dec 2014 at 11:42pm






John Aguilar selected as Cathedral City's newest council member
Cathedral City Council has chosen its newest council member, John Aguilar. The seat became vacant after Stan Henry was elected Mayor.
17 Dec 2014 at 7:50pm






Black and Brown Lives Matter in the Coachella Valley Vigil
Valley religious leaders are organizing a Black and Brown Lives Matter in the Coachella Valley Vigil to address racial injustice and violence in local and national communities of color.
17 Dec 2014 at 7:38pm






Winter storm brings several more inches of snow to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Tram received several more inches of snow overnight, bringing the total snowfall on the mountain this month to 10 inches.
17 Dec 2014 at 7:31pm






Coming back from Cuba? You can now bring cigars with you back into the U.S.
We're still a long way from being able to import Cuban cigars for sale in the United States, but you can now stuff your luggage with $100 worth of smokes and alcohol.
17 Dec 2014 at 7:26pm






Neighbors upset drivers race through construction zone signs, apartment complex
Construction zones can often create a major headache for drivers, but in Coachella, residents at the Casa Maria Apartments say it's drivers who're creating the problem.
17 Dec 2014 at 5:11pm






54-year-old woman arrested for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated
A 54-year-old woman from Indio was arrested Tuesday in connection to a deadly crash that killed her husband on October 22 in Coachella.
17 Dec 2014 at 3:16pm




Victorville Daily Press


Covered California deadline near
VICTORVILLE — Casey Armstrong, owner of Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency, Inc., said there are only a few days left for consumers to enroll in Covered California.According to a Covered California Agent Alert, the extension of time for enrollment was given for residents because of the large numb...
18 Dec 2014 at 10:42am




Desert Manna helps Salvation Army Christmas drive
BARSTOW — The Barstow Salvation Army is near its goal to be able to provide Christmas joy for over 450 local families in need after cranking up  efforts in the days leading to Christmas. On Wednesday, the Salvation Army received a truck load shipment of food from the Salvation Army in Ontario, co...
18 Dec 2014 at 10:27am



Public Works expects to open stretch of Route 66 in January
NATIONAL TRAILS HIGHWAY — San Bernardino County Public Works crews are working towards reopening a stretch of National Trails Highway damaged from storms earlier this year. Public Works is expecting to reopen a stretch of Route 66 between Ludlow and Amboy sometime in January, according to a news ...
18 Dec 2014 at 9:44am



BCC managers get COLA increase
BARSTOW — Barstow Community College Board of Trustees approved a one-time $2,000 bonus for the President/Superintendent this week as well as a 2.5 percent pay increase for all managers across all pay levels.A college official said each employee group at the college negotiated for the Cost of Livi...
18 Dec 2014 at 9:09am



North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
18 Dec 2014 at 1:00am



8 Questions: How can drones help explain how tornadoes are formed?
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
18 Dec 2014 at 1:00am




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Covered California deadline near
VICTORVILLE — Casey Armstrong, owner of Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency, Inc., said there are only a few days left for consumers to enroll in Covered California.According to a Covered California Agent Alert, the extension of time for enrollment was given for residents because of the large numb...
18 Dec 2014 at 10:42am




Desert Manna helps Salvation Army Christmas drive
BARSTOW — The Barstow Salvation Army is near its goal to be able to provide Christmas joy for over 450 local families in need after cranking up  efforts in the days leading to Christmas. On Wednesday, the Salvation Army received a truck load shipment of food from the Salvation Army in Ontario, co...
18 Dec 2014 at 10:27am



Public Works expects to open stretch of Route 66 in January
NATIONAL TRAILS HIGHWAY — San Bernardino County Public Works crews are working towards reopening a stretch of National Trails Highway damaged from storms earlier this year. Public Works is expecting to reopen a stretch of Route 66 between Ludlow and Amboy sometime in January, according to a news ...
18 Dec 2014 at 9:44am



BCC managers get COLA increase
BARSTOW — Barstow Community College Board of Trustees approved a one-time $2,000 bonus for the President/Superintendent this week as well as a 2.5 percent pay increase for all managers across all pay levels.A college official said each employee group at the college negotiated for the Cost of Livi...
18 Dec 2014 at 9:09am



North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
18 Dec 2014 at 1:00am



8 Questions: How can drones help explain how tornadoes are formed?
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
18 Dec 2014 at 1:00am



Barstow home shines with more than 26,000 Christmas bulbs
BARSTOW — Kariam Arges’ front yard consists of 128 electronic channels and over 26,000 Christmas lights.Arges’ home in the Barstow Heights, at 33930 L St., has attracted carloads of people over the years during the holidays. Arges said he’s always been in the Christmas spirit, since helping his f...
17 Dec 2014 at 1:11pm



Desert Manna meets with Feinstein reps to discuss local issues
BARSTOW — Desert Manna Ministries president and CEO Darrin Fikstad is quite the busy man these days. Fikstad scheduled a meeting with a representative from Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office Wednesday to discuss local homelessness and affordable housing issues. Fikstad said the meeting went "excellen...
17 Dec 2014 at 9:45am



Hinkley water project firm gets award
SACRAMENTO — ARCADIS U.S. Inc. was honored for its work on the Hinkley Whole-House Replacement Water Program by the American Council of Engineering Companies of California. ARCADIS received the Engineering Excellence Awards for the project that removed hexavalent chromium from domestic drinking w...
17 Dec 2014 at 9:42am



VIDEO: NASA notes methane-level spikes on Mars
New results from NASA's Curiosity rover are painting a curious picture of the planet's methane. The level of the gas found in the Gale Crater is less than expected, based on prediction models. But every once in a while, it spikes. NASA scientists believe that means that the gas is being produced ...
17 Dec 2014 at 5:44am




Antelope Valley Times


Palmdale man convicted of racially motivated murder
A 39-year-old former white supremacist was found guilty Thursday of the racially motivated murder of an African-American man 17 years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The jury deliberated about five hours before finding Richard Phillip Ritchie of Palmdale guilty o...
18 Dec 2014 at 4:12pm


Palmdale pastry chef proves ?love? is winning ingredient in Food Network chal...
PALMDALE – Erin Campbell, the general manager of Nadia Cakes in Palmdale, won the Holiday Baking Championship on the Food Network Sunday night, taking home $50,000 in winnings as the network’s first champion from the Antelope Valley. The show’s competition finale featured a Gingerbread Worlds cha...
18 Dec 2014 at 2:12pm


This week?s Most Wanted
The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff?s Stations are seeking your help in locating the following suspects. If you recognize them, or know where they might be hiding, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects? photos or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Justin Brent Riese Justin R...
18 Dec 2014 at 2:04pm


Palmdale wins three B.E.S.T. awards
PALMDALE ? The city of Palmdale?s Public Works Department won three Building Excellence/Shaping Tomorrow (B.E.S.T.) awards, presented by the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The Southern California Chapter of the APWA, which represents Los Angeles, Oran...
18 Dec 2014 at 1:59pm


Thief racks up $8K on fraudulent credit cards in Palmdale
PALMDALE ? If you recognize the woman in these surveillance images, then Palmdale detectives would like to hear from you. The woman allegedly applied for fraudulent credit cards in the names of victims from Los Angeles to Long Beach. Then she racked up $8,000 in charges at Dillard?s, Target and W...
17 Dec 2014 at 7:54pm


Help save the Pinecrest Lancaster campus!
By Pinecrest Schools parent Giselijn Knight How do you tell your children that the school they love is shutting down? We received a short letter this week from Pinecrest Schools, informing us that our school in Lancaster will be closing at the end of this school year. The school has been unable t...
17 Dec 2014 at 5:47pm


Kinkisharyo offers glimpse into scaled operations for site expansion
PALMDALE – The city arranged a media tour of Kinkisharyo International’s assembly facility at the Palmdale Airport Tuesday, demonstrating how the rail car manufacturer is forging ahead with an infusion of jobs for the Antelope Valley. Members of the local media toured the facility just two weeks ...
17 Dec 2014 at 3:07pm


Most Wanted AV Parolees
The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following wanted parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be hiding, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-44...
17 Dec 2014 at 3:00pm


DUI checkpoints planned in Palmdale, Lancaster
DUI checkpoints will be conducted in Palmdale and Lancaster this week. On Thursday, Dec. 18, at an undisclosed location in Palmdale, the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department?s Palmdale Station will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. On Saturday, D...
17 Dec 2014 at 1:48pm


Palmdale mother pleads to torturing children
PALMDALE ? A 52-year-old Palmdale woman accused of tying up and beating her two adopted children with electrical cords and a hammer has pleaded no contest. Ingrid Brewer pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of torture, and she is expected to be sentenced to seven years to life in state prison,...
16 Dec 2014 at 11:32am



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