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Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base
Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.
24 Apr 2014 at 1:47pm

Postal workers union to protest Staples program
Thousands of postal workers around the country are expected to protest the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees.
24 Apr 2014 at 12:43pm

FDA attempts to regulate electronic cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.
24 Apr 2014 at 12:31pm

Stagecoach Country Music Festival kicks off Friday in Indio
The sold-out festival at the Empire Polo Club runs through Sunday, and around 50,000 people are expected daily. Headliners include Jennifer Nettles, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, John Prine, Lee Brice, Florida  Georgia Line, Don McClean and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
24 Apr 2014 at 11:53am

Family of slain TSA agent files $25 million claim in LAX shooting
The claim alleges that the city, including the Los Angeles World Airports department, failed to properly supervise and train personnel at the airport and delayed medical care to the TSA agent.
24 Apr 2014 at 11:04am

Crash site at Grand Canyon now a national landmark
The site of a 1956 plane crash at the Grand Canyon that killed 128 people has been designated a national landmark.
24 Apr 2014 at 8:54am

Survey suggests Californians support Common Core standards
Same survey shows just 19 percent of those questioned were familiar with federal benchmarks billed as a way to prepare high school graduates.
24 Apr 2014 at 7:44am

2-week truce for hot sauce maker and city of Irwindale
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
24 Apr 2014 at 7:41am

Governor appoints judge to oversee campaign watchdog agency
Fellow Democrat Jodi Remke named to overseer position to enforce election laws and investigate wrongdoing.
24 Apr 2014 at 6:27am

Judge releases audio tape of President Ford's would-be assassin
"Squeaky" Fromme's pretrial psychiatric exam made public nearly 40 years after she pointed a gun at Gerald Ford.
24 Apr 2014 at 6:27am

Police take complaint D.A. Zellerbach tears down campaign signs
The Indio Police Department is investigating a complaint alleging Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach was seen tearing down a campaign sign in Indio belonging to his opponent in the D.A.'s race, Mike Hestrin.
23 Apr 2014 at 11:54pm

Caltrans installing median gates along I-10 between Palm Springs and Banning
Work is underway by Caltrans to install five median gates along Interstate 10 between Palm Springs and Banning.
23 Apr 2014 at 7:35pm

Sen. Boxer celebrates community development at Desert Aids Project
Sen. Barbara Boxer toured the Desert Aids Project in Palm Springs to see Community Development Block Grant money put to use.
23 Apr 2014 at 6:28pm

Woman bids $1,025 to name baby giraffe
A Los Angeles woman bid over $1,000 on eBay to name the new baby giraffe at The Living Desert.
23 Apr 2014 at 3:53pm

Fire evacuates hotel spa in Palm Springs
Firefighters have extinguished a fire near the spa at the Viceroy Hotel at 415 S. Belardo Road.
23 Apr 2014 at 2:57pm

Hesperia Star: High Desert News

Hesperia?s ?Cars, Cures and Kids? set for Saturday, Sunday
Victor Valley residents are about to get a triple chance to help out local causes at the Hesperia Recreation and Park District?s ?Cars, Cures and Kids? 5th annual event on Saturday and Sunday at Civic Plaza Park, 15833 Smoke Tree St. Beginning...
23 Apr 2014 at 12:41pm

Out and about with Charlene: Beginning Watercolor
Hello, Hesperia! This month we are celebrating Easter and I hope you all had a wonderful day. The Hesperia Recreation and Park District offers some great classes and I decided to visit one of them. Well, I went to the Beginning Watercolor class...
23 Apr 2014 at 12:37pm

Healthy and Safety Fair scheduled for May 3
An afternoon of free family fun on May 3 will highlight the importance of health and safety for people of all ages. Also, winners of the city?s 25th anniversary photo and poetry contests will be revealed. The city?s annual Health and Safety Fair...
23 Apr 2014 at 12:36pm

Former Hesperia resident Eric Uglum carves out his niche in folk, bluegrass
Just because Apple Valley resident Eric Uglum grew up in Huntington Beach, it doesn?t mean the young lad was wild about surfing and boogie boarding. Instead, Uglum chose to ride the wave of acoustic music, which he says he took to like a fish to...
15 Apr 2014 at 3:10pm

Theater hoping for killer debut with 'Macbeth'
Considering the current array of graphic television shows, films and video games desensitizing the masses, most wouldn?t bat an eye these days watching the bloody storyline of Shakespeare?s ?Macbeth? unfold. However, that may not be the case...
15 Apr 2014 at 2:43pm

Macbeth fun facts
Although William Shakespeare?s ?Macbeth? is centuries old (written around 1604), the deeply disturbing play continues to be a fan favorite among theater buffs around the world. The first production was speculated to have been staged around...
15 Apr 2014 at 2:39pm

2nd Annual Hesperia PetWalk coming to Civic Plaza Park
The Rotary Club of Hesperia hopes to breed lots of love and smiles among High Desert seniors with its upcoming 2nd Annual Hesperia PetWalk from 8 a.m. to noon on May 10 at Civic Plaza Park. According to Suzanne Edson, chairperson for the event, funds...
8 Apr 2014 at 12:08pm

'Jimmer,' furry friend 'Gizmo' to be grand marshals
For a pet lover like KAT Country DJ Jim ?Jimmer? Dillman, losing his beloved beagle Boscoe two years ago was one of the worst experiences he?s ever been through. Dillman says in the aftermath, he and his wife Judy decided they did not want to...
8 Apr 2014 at 12:03pm

When pet owners are away, pet sitters come by to play
Going out of town for any length of time can be very hard on pet owners and their beloved companions, who grow accustomed to the daily love and care they receive. Thankfully, people like High Desert residents Jennifer Houston and Marie Parrino offer...
8 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm

Vallarta bringing more than groceries
Ay Caramba! Vallarta Supermarket (Carniceria Vallarta) is coming to Hesperia with the aim of offering consumers an exciting and interactive shopping experience unlike any other. According to Tony Hernandez, director of marketing for the...
1 Apr 2014 at 1:44pm

Victorville Daily Press

UPDATED: 61-year-old missing woman found
UPDATE: San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials from the Hesperia Station have announced on Thursday that Maria Guadalupe has been found. HESPERIA ? The San Bernardino County Sheriff?s Department has declared a 61-year-old woman missing and is...
24 Apr 2014 at 1:45pm

Lamson promoted to assistant town manager
APPLE VALLEY ? Community Development Director Lori Lamson was promoted this week to assistant town manager of community and development services, the town announced. A town employee since 2004, Lamson most recently served as community development...
24 Apr 2014 at 11:41am

There is a difference between activity and exercise
The average American spends 4 to 5 hours of their life in front of a TV on a daily basis. If you sit in front of the TV for five hours, work for eight hours and sleep for eight hours, you only have three hours left in your day for everything else!...
24 Apr 2014 at 8:18am

Joint discussion addresses crime, workload, off-sale liquor locations
VICTORVILLE ? Top city officials this week discussed adding more bodies to local law, code and animal enforcement agencies while seeking suggestions to mitigate a potential overconcentration of off-sale alcohol establishments. The joint talks...
23 Apr 2014 at 9:19pm

County could sue design firms over detention center
With construction costs to expand the now-completed High Desert Detention Center running nearly $29 million over the original budget, San Bernardino County Supervisors this week announced they would seek to recoup at least some of that money from the...
23 Apr 2014 at 7:44pm

Former Heilig-Meyers location set to host new businesses
HESPERIA ? A recent zoning change will allow one of the Victor Valley?s largest buildings to start doing big business again. With Councilman Russ Blewett absent, the Hesperia City Council voted 4-0 to go with the Planning Commission?s...
23 Apr 2014 at 6:57pm

Barstow News

Students launch water-bottle rockets for Earth Day
BARSTOW ? Newton?s Third Law: For every action, there is a equal and opposite reaction. Fifth- and sixth-grade students from the Barstow Unified School District received a first-hand demonstration of that law during the fifth annual Earth Day...
23 Apr 2014 at 9:13pm

Virtual academy offers stable education alternative
FORT IRWIN ? The Serna family has lived in four different states in the past six years. But the Sernas are certain of one thing, if they pack up their belongings and leave Fort Irwin in the near future, their six-year-old son won?t have to worry...
23 Apr 2014 at 5:43pm

Woman, 71, found dead in Red Mountain mine shaft
RED MOUNTAIN ? The San Bernardino County Sheriff?s Department identified a body found in an abandoned mine shaft as 71-year-old Sandra Jean McKinney of Red Mountain, authorities said Tuesday. The Sheriff?s Department said McKinney?s...
23 Apr 2014 at 5:11pm

County issues warning about phone scam
The San Bernardino County Public Defender?s office has issued a warning about a sophisticated telephone scam that may be targeting residents in the area. According to a press release, scammers impersonating loved ones are calling residents...
23 Apr 2014 at 5:07pm

Rifle-toting woman campaign sign sparks interest
Assembly candidate Michelle Ambrozic on Tuesday said she?s received a mostly positive response to her campaign signs depicting the silhouette of a woman aiming a rifle equipped with a scope, but she also revealed that her staff was forced to file a...
22 Apr 2014 at 6:57pm

Costs rising for off-road poker run
BARSTOW ? Winning a off-road poker run, according Mel Wessel, is all in the cards. But Wessel is facing the reality that officials in Washington don?t see that way. Reacting to the 2010 California 200 racing disaster that killed eight spectators...
22 Apr 2014 at 6:55pm

EPA penalizes Molycorp Minerals
LOS ANGELES ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday ordered Molycorp Minerals LLC, to pay a $27,300 penalty for improper management of hazardous waste at its Mountain Pass mine and mineral processing facility. The violations were...
22 Apr 2014 at 5:19pm

Sheriff?s Department to host Drug Take Back Day
The San Bernardino County Sheriff?s Department will host the eighth Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at various sites throughout the High Desert. The event, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, aims to...
22 Apr 2014 at 4:32pm

Renewable energy workshop set for Wednesday at City Hall
San Bernardino County is creating a plan for renewable energy and is looking for comments from Barstow residents. The San Bernardino County Partnership for Renewable Energy and Conservation will be holding a workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Barstow...
22 Apr 2014 at 4:29pm

Man accepts plea deal in brawl stabbing case
BARSTOW ? The Barstow man accused of stabbing a man during a large brawl in February has entered into a plea deal. Andrew Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in a Victorville courtroom Friday and pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, court...
22 Apr 2014 at 3:52pm

Hi Desert Star

Yeah for Earth Day!
Visitors to the Earth Day celebration at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum were treated to live music, educational activities, arts and crafts, water-wise gardening and composting classes, art vendors displ
22 Apr 2014 at 8:32pm

Leg for the eggs
Hundreds of Basin children assembled on the edges of the Yucca Valley Community Center soccer field at 9 a.m. sharp Saturday morning waiting for the Easter Bunny to drop his arms as a signal that the
22 Apr 2014 at 8:24pm

Navy breaks ground for new clinic at combat center
TWENTYNINE PALMS ? Marines and sailors serving at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center will have a new medical care clinic next year.
22 Apr 2014 at 8:20pm

Locals give San Bernardino County earful about solar energy farms
YUCCA VALLEY ? Citizens met with county officials and consultants in Yucca Valley Thursday night, April 17, in an effort to guide the next 20 to 30 years of utility-scale renewable energy projects in
18 Apr 2014 at 10:11pm

About 800 homeless in Hi-Desert, speaker tells advisers
TWENTYNINE PALMS ? Rae Packard, known to many as ?the tortoise lady? for her rescue work with the threatened desert icon, has also been involved in human rescue, helping the Morongo Basin?s mentally i
18 Apr 2014 at 10:07pm

Sheriff?s sergeant says farewell to Basin
YUCCA VALLEY? James Porter never thought he?d grow up to patrol the streets he once played on as a child. The sergeant admits he always imagined himself going the aviation route, but he?s been with th
18 Apr 2014 at 8:44pm

Marines warn of extra noise during Friday drill
MORONGO BASIN ? People living around the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center may hear more noise as a squadron holds a drill Friday, April 18.
17 Apr 2014 at 1:48pm

Bicyclist struck by hit-and-run Dodge Charger in Joshua Tree
JOSHUA TREE ? A bicyclist was hit by a Dodge Charger whose driver left the scene Wednesday evening, April 16, in downtown Joshua Tree, the California Highway Patrol reports.
17 Apr 2014 at 12:15pm

Senior housing unit collapses on shaky storage props
YUCCA VALLEY ? One of nearly two dozen prefabricated homes for the Dumosa Senior Village apartments in Yucca Valley collapsed Sunday afternoon, April 13.
15 Apr 2014 at 10:45pm

Don?t spring break the bank
April 18 and 19 ? The Hi-Desert Cultural Center presents the hit comedy ?Moon Over Buffalo? in its final weekend at the Blak Box Theater at 61231 Twentynine Palms Highway. The performance is directed
15 Apr 2014 at 8:39pm

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