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Juan Carlos Alcala accused in double murder in Palm Desert
A judge on Friday ordered a Palm Desert man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor's 24-year-old son and 2-year-old granddaughter to undergo two psychological examinations.
25 Jul 2014 at 11:55pm






Monsoons bring thunder and lightning to the valley
Monsoons bring thunder and lightning to the valley. Why one day of rain won't change more than a year of drier than normal conditions. Natalie Brunell has the story.
25 Jul 2014 at 11:20pm






Pitbull attacks toddler
A 1-year-old girl was bitten today on an ear, lip and cheek by her family's pit bull in Cathedral City.   The girl was bitten just before 5 p.m. at a home on San Susanna Avenue, said John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. The girl was taken to a hospital, but her condit...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:13pm






Lane-splitting safety guidelines no longer on CHP, DMV websites
The California Highway Patrol, among other state government agencies, has removed  safety guidelines for motorcycle lane-splitting from their website. The change was caused due to one citizen's complaint to the California Office of Administrative Law.
25 Jul 2014 at 7:22pm






Assemblyman Perez talks Central America trip
Assemblyman Manuel Perez is back in the desert from a trip to Central America. He says he learned a lot about the conditions people are trying to flee.
25 Jul 2014 at 6:40pm






Desert AIDS Project celebrates 30 years
The Desert AIDS Project will celebrate 30 years Friday night with a big birthday party at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:47pm






Animal services seeks cruelty charges against owner of 61 shelties
The director of Riverside County Animal Services said he plans to seek animal cruelty charges against the owner of 61 Shetland sheepdogs that were impounded after a house fire displaced them near Riverside last Sunday.
25 Jul 2014 at 3:59pm






Sugar to blame for TWC powder scare in Palm Springs
The Time Warner Cable office in Palm Springs was evacuated Friday morning after a white envelope with a suspicious powder was received.
25 Jul 2014 at 11:54am






Fundraiser set for Saturday for 5-year-old Indio girl battling cancer
Desirae Cechin -- who goes by Desi -- was diagnosed in April with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system. The Believing For Desi fund was started to raise money for her treatment, including a trip to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
25 Jul 2014 at 11:13am






Inland Empire gas price drops for 17th straight day
The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has decreased 13.7 cents over the past 17 days, including 1.3 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
25 Jul 2014 at 10:09am






Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route
State argued the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act because of federal oversight.
25 Jul 2014 at 7:55am






Diagnosing yourself on the internet
Using the internet to diagnose your aches and pains has become commonplace.  Dr. Erica Ruiz runs a family medical practice in La Quinta.  She's noticed an up-tick in the amount of patients who come in for their check-ups armed with information they gathered on the internet about their symptoms.
24 Jul 2014 at 11:58pm






Military veteran combats homelessness in Hi-Desert
A military veteran is on a mission in Twentynine Palms to help the homeless all day, every day.
24 Jul 2014 at 11:52pm






Cathedral City firefighters save family pet after home catches fire
Cathedral City firefighters save family pet after home catches fire. Natalie Brunell reports.
24 Jul 2014 at 11:39pm






Indio Police Chief to meet with residents
Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss will meet community members for lunch Friday.
24 Jul 2014 at 10:26pm




Victorville Daily Press


Barstow college awards scholarships
BARSTOW — Close to 100 Barstow Community College students were recipients of scholarships Thursday at the annual Honors Day scholarships awards event. Students, parents, businesses and organizations packed the James R. Parks gymnasium Thursday as $46,275 in scholarships were awarded, BCC spokeswo...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:58am




Water board: Hinkley water safe to drink
HINKLEY — Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city’s water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their once-toxic water is now safe to drink.Just don’t expect them to believe it.In ...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:43am



Bus stop/shelter project finished under budget
BARSTOW — The City Council on Monday approved final acceptance of a bus stop/shelters project that cost the city $147,160.In a project awarded on Feb. 3, James DeArmond Construction, Inc. installed 24 new pieces of bus stop furniture along Rimrock Road, Montara Road, Armory Road and Broadway Aven...
25 Jul 2014 at 9:31am



Brooks sentenced for freeway chase
VICTORVILLE — A former Nevada Assemblyman who led Barstow Police and California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase last year was sentenced at the Victorville courthouse on Friday and may soon be extradited to Nevada to face charges there.Steven Brooks, 42, pleaded no contest in March t...
25 Jul 2014 at 8:19am



Hinkley residents meet with PG&E officials
HINKLEY — More than 50 residents showed up at the former Hinkley School on Thursday night to eat pizza and share their concerns with the Community Advisory Committee and PG&E officials.Concerns ranged from the progress made in cleaning the chromium plume that still exists in the community’s groun...
24 Jul 2014 at 2:58pm



Rimrock Road project slightly over budget
BARSTOW — The $7.8 million Rimrock Road project is officially completed, but not without concerns about a small cost overrun and a delay in finishing the work.The Barstow City Council on Monday voted 5-0 to approve the final acceptance for the reconstruction initiative."My concern is C.S. Legacy,...
24 Jul 2014 at 12:22pm




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Barstow college awards scholarships
BARSTOW — Close to 100 Barstow Community College students were recipients of scholarships Thursday at the annual Honors Day scholarships awards event. Students, parents, businesses and organizations packed the James R. Parks gymnasium Thursday as $46,275 in scholarships were awarded, BCC spokeswo...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:58am




Water board: Hinkley water safe to drink
HINKLEY — Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city’s water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their once-toxic water is now safe to drink.Just don’t expect them to believe it.In ...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:43am



Bus stop/shelter project finished under budget
BARSTOW — The City Council on Monday approved final acceptance of a bus stop/shelters project that cost the city $147,160.In a project awarded on Feb. 3, James DeArmond Construction, Inc. installed 24 new pieces of bus stop furniture along Rimrock Road, Montara Road, Armory Road and Broadway Aven...
25 Jul 2014 at 9:31am



Brooks sentenced for freeway chase
VICTORVILLE — A former Nevada Assemblyman who led Barstow Police and California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase last year was sentenced at the Victorville courthouse on Friday and may soon be extradited to Nevada to face charges there.Steven Brooks, 42, pleaded no contest in March t...
25 Jul 2014 at 8:19am



Hinkley residents meet with PG&E officials
HINKLEY — More than 50 residents showed up at the former Hinkley School on Thursday night to eat pizza and share their concerns with the Community Advisory Committee and PG&E officials.Concerns ranged from the progress made in cleaning the chromium plume that still exists in the community’s groun...
24 Jul 2014 at 2:58pm



Rimrock Road project slightly over budget
BARSTOW — The $7.8 million Rimrock Road project is officially completed, but not without concerns about a small cost overrun and a delay in finishing the work.The Barstow City Council on Monday voted 5-0 to approve the final acceptance for the reconstruction initiative."My concern is C.S. Legacy,...
24 Jul 2014 at 12:22pm



Man suspected of DUI pleads not guilty to manslaughter
VICTORVILLE — A man accused of driving under the influence and striking and killing a 17-year-old pedestrian this week answered to a felony charge in a Victorville courtroom Thursday. Lloyd Anthony Fish pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and is due back in court ...
24 Jul 2014 at 12:15pm



County issues heat advisory
VICTORVILLE • With daytime high temperatures expected to remain in triple digits Friday, San Bernardino County Health Officer Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory for county residents. High temperatures for the inland and desert regions are expected to continue into early next week. The N...
24 Jul 2014 at 12:08pm



2 supervisors oppose giant wind project
SAN BERNARDINO — Supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood submitted a joint letter to the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday strongly opposing the North Peak Wind Project planned for 16.4 square miles of mountain ridges overlooking much of the Victor Valley.In the letter to BLM Director...
24 Jul 2014 at 12:01pm



Sanchez scintillating in MLB debut
TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that fresh call-up Aaron Sanchez would be "in the fire" coming out of the bullpen for Wednesday’s game.Well, Sanchez was pure flame retardant in his Major League Baseball in front of 35,696 fans at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The heat al...
23 Jul 2014 at 3:38pm




Hi Desert Star




One-time ?Rayette? stars in film
YUCCA VALLEY ? John Huff has directed and had a hand in many film productions, but his next project takes the cake.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:57pm




?I want to die ?with my cleats on?
YUCCA VALLEY ? Monday afternoon the Yucca Valley Lobos football program will start its conditioning program for their fifth season, and one of the constants of that program over the last five years ha
25 Jul 2014 at 8:50pm




Bumpy road to national park gets ?Band-Aid?
YUCCA VALLEY ? The town government will pay about $100,000 to widen and patch Black Rock Canyon Road thanks to a decision made by the Town Council July 15.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:05pm




Erich von Daniken to headline UFO ?Woodstock?
JOSHUA TREE ? Contact in the Desert, a four-day extravaganza of all things extr-terrestrial, is back for its second year Aug. 8 through 11 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 Twentynine Palms Hig
25 Jul 2014 at 4:52pm




Early intervention is goal for new mental health center
MORONGO BASIN ? Prevention and early intervention for people with mental illness are the twin priorities of the new Family Resource Center.
22 Jul 2014 at 5:09pm




Man returns to roots to advocate for blind
YUCCA VALLEY ? Karl Mundstock, 47, of Yucca Valley, wasn?t always blind.
22 Jul 2014 at 3:55pm




Detectives seek evidence of foul play in Corwin disappearance
FLAMINGO HEIGHTS ? Investigators looking into the disappearance of Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms suspect foul play and served search warrants at the White Rock Horse Rescue ranch and a house across
22 Jul 2014 at 3:35pm




Spry guy reaches 104
YUCCA VALLEY ? Jack Taylor, one of Yucca Valley Evangelical Free Church?s eldest parishioners, celebrated his 104th birthday Sunday,.
22 Jul 2014 at 3:05pm




You can look and touch in this Dinosaur Exhibit
YUCCA VALLEY ? Take a trip back to prehistoric times with the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at the latest exhibit. ?Hatching the Past? shows a dinosaur?s life cycle using dinosaur paintings and fossilized d
22 Jul 2014 at 3:01pm




Former school custodian pleads guilty to child pornography charges
YUCCA VALLEY ? A former school custodian pleaded guilty Monday, July 21, to federal charges that he filmed himself molesting a child and distributed the video online.
21 Jul 2014 at 7:38pm



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