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2 cases of people being hit by cars
Cathedral City Police are handling 2 cases of people being hit by cars on Ramon Road Wednesday night.  Both cases are now being called hit and runs.
23 Oct 2014 at 12:12am






Letter warns residents of suspicious man lurking near Cathedral City apartments
Letter warns residents of suspicious man lurking near Cathedral City apartments. Natalie Brunell reports.
22 Oct 2014 at 11:50pm






Drivers: Indio courthouse parking a mess, where to park?
If you've visited the courthouse in Indio lately you may have noticed the parking situation has much to be desired.
22 Oct 2014 at 7:21pm






Sheriff deputy discharges weapon during search for suspect
Riverside County Sheriff Investigators have arrested a man they say lead them on a foot pursuit through one Coachella neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon.
22 Oct 2014 at 6:42pm






Indio family files damage complaint against city after police raid
Indio police raided a home last week and tore it apart looking for alleged gunmen and anything gang-related. Nothing was found, but the house was left in shambles.
22 Oct 2014 at 6:32pm






Indio CHP Officer in court for assault charges
A local CHP officer is charged with assaulting a person under the color of authority. 
22 Oct 2014 at 6:18pm






DHS looks at mandatory background checks for committees
Desert Hot Springs wants to require background checks for anyone looking to volunteer on a commission or committee.   This after it was discovered an applicant had served time for making terrorist threats at Missouri State University.
22 Oct 2014 at 6:17pm






Palm Desert residents can get cash back for pet vaccinations & adoptions
The city of Palm Desert is now offering reimbursements to residents who vaccinate and spay or neuter their pets. Additionally, residents who adopt a new cat or dog from the city's animal shelter can get money back as well.
22 Oct 2014 at 2:33pm






Tons of Halloween fun planned around Coachella Valley
Whether you're looking for a creepy haunted house, zombies in the street, fun for the whole family, or to just dress up and party with friends, there's a way for everyone in the Coachella Valley to celebrate Halloween this year.
22 Oct 2014 at 2:09pm






Coachella haunted house raises money for local schools
Parkwil Manor: The Retribution is one of, if not the Coachella Valley's only local haunted house.
22 Oct 2014 at 2:02pm






Candidate forum for PSUSD planned at Palm Springs HS
The Palm Springs High School Instrumental Band Boosters will be hosting a candidate forum for the Palm Springs United School District Board Elections.
22 Oct 2014 at 12:09pm






Road construction will affect traffic in Indio Wednesday
Some temporary road closures are planned in Indio Wednesday night. A paving project will close some lanes on Highway 111 and  a portion of Jackson Street will also be shut down.
22 Oct 2014 at 11:26am






Update: Food bank to deliver food to high desert after dozens went home empty...
Imagine having to go without food for an entire month. That's what dozens of people living in the high desert were faced with Monday morning, when a food bank they depend on turned them away.
22 Oct 2014 at 8:46am






East Valley Restaurant Week kicks off Wednesday
An event is planned in Indio Wednesday to launch the inaugural East Valley Restaurant Week.
22 Oct 2014 at 8:23am






Valley teacher demands DSUSD update student disciplinary records
Valley teacher demands DSUSD update student disciplinary records. Natalie Brunell reports from the DSUSD board meeting.
21 Oct 2014 at 11:05pm




Victorville Daily Press


College board celebrates marriage proposal, PAC
BARSTOW — The Barstow Community College Board of Trustees meeting last week had a congratulatory feel.Trustees celebrated the opening of the performance Arts Center, heaping praise on college staff members for finally pushing the long-overdue project to finalization. But the highlight of the meet...
22 Oct 2014 at 1:24pm




VVTA eyeing bus service improvements
BARSTOW — After reviewing one month of bus service in Barstow, some changes could be implemented in the near future.Victor  Valley Transit Authority Executive Director Kevin Kane delivered a report to the City Council on Monday after the first month taking over operations of Barstow Area Transit....
22 Oct 2014 at 12:59pm



SAFE Coalition receives $625,000 grant
BARSTOW — The Barstow Substance Abuse-Free Environment Coalition has received its first-ever federal grant. The White House Drug Policy Office recently awarded the coalition $625,000.Earlier this month, the Office National Drug Control Policy announced $84 million in grants were awarded to 680 ag...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:56pm



UPDATE: PCP cited in Parker's death
VICTORVILLE — The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that the autopsy on Dan’te Parker shows the Victorville resident died of acute phencylcidine intoxication (commonly known as PCP), with contributing factors of hypertensive cardiovascular disease, obesity and the phy...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:48pm



ACLU alleges GBT discrimination at county jail
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California on Wednesday filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging that policies at West Valley Detention Center are systematically discriminatory toward gay, bisexual and transgender inmates.ACLU SoCal and Los Angeles-based law firm Ka...
22 Oct 2014 at 10:22am



Deputies arrest 56 in massive pot bust
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials on Wednesday announced the results of a massive three-week investigation targeting outdoor marijuana growing operations throughout the High Desert, resulting in 56 arrests along with the seizure of 1,194 pounds of processed pot, 1,651 marijuana plants and...
22 Oct 2014 at 7:55am




Barstow Desert Dispatch


College board celebrates marriage proposal, PAC
BARSTOW — The Barstow Community College Board of Trustees meeting last week had a congratulatory feel.Trustees celebrated the opening of the performance Arts Center, heaping praise on college staff members for finally pushing the long-overdue project to finalization. But the highlight of the meet...
22 Oct 2014 at 1:24pm




VVTA eyeing bus service improvements
BARSTOW — After reviewing one month of bus service in Barstow, some changes could be implemented in the near future.Victor  Valley Transit Authority Executive Director Kevin Kane delivered a report to the City Council on Monday after the first month taking over operations of Barstow Area Transit....
22 Oct 2014 at 12:59pm



SAFE Coalition receives $625,000 grant
BARSTOW — The Barstow Substance Abuse-Free Environment Coalition has received its first-ever federal grant. The White House Drug Policy Office recently awarded the coalition $625,000.Earlier this month, the Office National Drug Control Policy announced $84 million in grants were awarded to 680 ag...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:56pm



UPDATE: PCP cited in Parker's death
VICTORVILLE — The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that the autopsy on Dan’te Parker shows the Victorville resident died of acute phencylcidine intoxication (commonly known as PCP), with contributing factors of hypertensive cardiovascular disease, obesity and the phy...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:48pm



ACLU alleges GBT discrimination at county jail
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California on Wednesday filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging that policies at West Valley Detention Center are systematically discriminatory toward gay, bisexual and transgender inmates.ACLU SoCal and Los Angeles-based law firm Ka...
22 Oct 2014 at 10:22am



Deputies arrest 56 in massive pot bust
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials on Wednesday announced the results of a massive three-week investigation targeting outdoor marijuana growing operations throughout the High Desert, resulting in 56 arrests along with the seizure of 1,194 pounds of processed pot, 1,651 marijuana plants and...
22 Oct 2014 at 7:55am



Man pleads not guilty to possessing explosives
VICTORVILLE — A homeless man accused of  carrying a military M115A2 Ground Burst Projectile Simulator in his backpack pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in a Victorville courtroom Tuesday. Ben Mora denied charges of possession of a destructive device on a public street or highway and possessi...
21 Oct 2014 at 1:36pm



Barstow college summer enrollment dips
BARSTOW — The unduplicated student headcount at Barstow Community College showed a 70 percent drop for the summer terms during the past five years, according to an annual fact book unveiled at the board of trustees’ meeting last week.While the fact book is supposed to be annual, Carl Yuan, dean o...
21 Oct 2014 at 1:29pm



City Council honors Blue Jays pitcher
BARSTOW — The baseball season may be over for the Blue Jays, but pitcher Aaron Sanchez was once again summoned to deliver his best pitch.This time the call didn’t come from Manager John Gibbons in Toronto. It came from Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre in Barstow."We are here to present a proclamati...
21 Oct 2014 at 1:05pm



Transit authority votes to replace old buses
HESPERIA — Larger, longer-range replacement buses are coming to some Victor Valley Transit Authority county routes.The VVTA’s directors voted Monday to replace four well-used Class E, 30-passenger buses with Class H buses that can seat 46 or 35, depending on the route. All are fueled by compresse...
21 Oct 2014 at 11:17am




Antelope Valley Times


Four gang members arrested in morning raid
LANCASTER ? Four known gang members were arrested Wednesday morning when authorities simultaneously executed search warrants at a dozen Lancaster locations. The operation was conducted around 5 a.m. by detectives with the Lancaster Operation Safe Streets gang unit and was ?related to ongoing inve...
22 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm


Local substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting special needs student
PALMDALE ? A long-term substitute teacher at Highland High School in Palmdale is accused of sexually assaulting a special needs male student at the school, authorities said. Aaron Alvidrez, 28, of Lancaster, is charged with seven felony counts, including multiple counts of committing sodomy on a ...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:15pm


AVAQMD Board seeks Governor Brown?s assistance in Kinkisharyo dispute
PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) board voted unanimously to send a letter of support to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to intervene to help keep Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C. from leaving Palmdale and building its permanent manufacturing facility outsid...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:12pm


Palmdale Station?s Most Wanted
PALMDALE ? Palmdale Sheriff?s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for domestic violence and a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley area. If you recognize them or know where they might be hiding, contact detec...
22 Oct 2014 at 12:11pm


Antonovich press conference calls on Governor to keep Kinkisharyo in Palmdale
LOS ANGELES – Business leaders and elected officials from the Antelope Valley met with Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on Monday to ask for the Governor’s help to prevent the loss of a $60 million rail plant in Palmdale. Kinkisharyo International announced last week that it wa...
21 Oct 2014 at 2:56pm


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 contact their 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. R...
21 Oct 2014 at 2:55pm


Tip-A-Cop brings in $2,700 for Special Olympics
PALMDALE ? Law enforcement officers and personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department worked the tables at Red Robin last week to raise money for the Special Olympics Antelope Valley Chapter. The ?Tip-A-Cop? fundraiser brought in $2,707.60, according to organizers. ?Tip-A-Cop? is an ...
21 Oct 2014 at 2:19pm


Joe Walker hosts VEX Jets Skyrise Competition
LANCASTER ? The VEX Robotics Team at Joe Walker Middle School took home three notable honors at the 2nd Annual Joe Walker Middle School Stealth Academy Skyrise Robotics Tournament on Saturday at the home of the Jets in Lancaster. The team, made entirely of junior high school students at Joe Walke...
21 Oct 2014 at 2:02pm


So-Cal Solar donates solar system to disabled AV veteran
LANCASTER ? A public hearing in Palmdale earlier this month allowed local residents to weigh in on Southern California Edison?s rate increases. Kiesha Jackson spoke at that hearing, explaining that the rate hike would be especially difficult for her because she is a disabled veteran on a fixed in...
20 Oct 2014 at 5:47pm


AVC Anthropology Expo set for Oct. 24
LANCASTER ?  The third annual Anthropology Expo has been set for Friday, October 24.  This year?s theme is ?Anthropology in the Real World,? focusing on what students can do with a degree in Anthropology. The afternoon event from noon to 4 p.m. features guest speakers discussing their anthropolog...
20 Oct 2014 at 5:30pm



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