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Chelsea Clinton hosts Day of Action in Palm Springs
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will join local dignitaries on Sunday for a "Day of Action'' in the city's Desert Highland neighborhood Sunday.
25 Jan 2015 at 6:55am






"Gifts to the Annenbergs" on display Sunday
Gifts from the royal family, a U.S. president and other bigwigs with whom the famed Annenbergs rubbed shoulders will be on display, beginning Sunday, as part of a yearlong exhibit at the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage.
25 Jan 2015 at 6:41am






Fans exposed to tear gas at Humana
Tear gas from a training session at Lake Cahuilla spills onto part of the Nicklaus Private Course causing several Humana Golf Tournament spectators to seek treatment.
24 Jan 2015 at 7:28pm






Two marines dead after helicopter crash in Twentynine Palms
Two marines dead after helicopter crash in Twentynine Palms
24 Jan 2015 at 5:38pm






Palm Springs City Councilman retires
Palm Springs City Councilman retires. 
24 Jan 2015 at 5:28pm






Clinton calls for 'grass roots' approach to health care
Former President Bill Clinton kicked off the fourth annual Clinton Foundation Health Matters Activation Summit in Palm Springs.
24 Jan 2015 at 3:10pm






Car and big rig crash head on in Palm Springs
Two people were hurt when a woman crashed head-on with a big rig early Saturday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.
24 Jan 2015 at 7:15am






Treasures at Sunnylands to go on display this weekend
Explore the latest exhibit of lavish gifts given to Walter and Leonore Annenberg from U.S. Presidents, royalty and Hollywood legends, all guests of their Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage.
23 Jan 2015 at 7:14pm






Riverside County sheriff's deputies, students mourn death of K-9 Sultan
Riverside County sheriff's K-9 handlers and their police dogs stood up to represent and remember their fallen hero, Sultan. Students at a San Jacinto elementary school thanked him for his service and sacrifice.
23 Jan 2015 at 6:58pm






Woman sentenced to probation for trying to cut off husband's penis
The Palm Springs woman who admitted to trying to cut off her husband's penis, will not serve any time behind bars. Virginia Valdez, 72, was sentenced Friday morning to probation and community service.
23 Jan 2015 at 6:50pm






Local business claims ad company ran away with their money
Johnnie's Barber Shop, in Cathedral City, says  Xposure Advertising, took money with the promise of putting an ad at a car wash on their behalf, but they never saw their money or their ad.  Xposure Advertising says they held up their end of the deal.
23 Jan 2015 at 6:41pm






School bus driver arrested for child molestation & child porn
A school bus driver from Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday night on charges of child molestation and child pornography after investigators found evidence in his home.
23 Jan 2015 at 3:00pm






Vice President Joe Biden visits Los Angeles to talk about college
Biden is scheduled to speak at West Los Angeles College on Friday, three days after President Barack Obama called on Congress to provide Americans with two free years of community college.
23 Jan 2015 at 12:51pm






Koch brother's conference to be held at Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage
Officials with the city of Rancho Mirage have confirmed that the Koch Brother's conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton this weekend.
23 Jan 2015 at 12:46pm






Palm Springs man busted with meth & cocaine
A 70-year-old Palm Springs man was arrested Thursday after a search warrant revealed over 50 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine, and a substantial amount of GHB, commonly referred to as the date rape drug.
23 Jan 2015 at 12:34pm




Victorville Daily Press


Nighttime I-15 lane closures for Ranchero Interchange project
HESPERIA — The Interstate 15 Ranchero Road Interchange Project team has scheduled lane closures this week of both directions of Interstate 15 between Oak Hill Road and Highway 395.Workers will install embedded traffic loop detectors that allow for improved monitoring and operation of the freeway....
24 Jan 2015 at 12:04pm




Officials call long ambulance unloading times 'serious issue'
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring the issue of bed delays in San Bernardino County. The second installment will be published next Sunday.On any given day in the High Desert, a line of at least five ambulances can be seen waiting to check in patients at local hospit...
24 Jan 2015 at 11:58am



Brady optimistic about Spanish Trails
BARSTOW — All the preliminary work is done for an 800,000-square-foot shopping center planned for the area of L and Main streets, according to president of the Bradco Companies Joseph W. Brady. According to early estimates, the project should be completed by 2017. Though Brady is optimistic the p...
24 Jan 2015 at 11:43am



Three cut out of vehicles after head-on crash
HINKLEY — San Bernardino County firefighters used Jaws of Life tools to remove three people from two vehicles after a head-on crash late Friday night in Hinkley, authorities said.According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Ryan Camara, officers were dispatched to a head-on collision on Highw...
24 Jan 2015 at 9:28am



Hospital sees increase in flu cases
BARSTOW — Emergency rooms, urgent care clinics and family physicians nationwide are seeing a hike in a number of patients who have the flu. Barstow Community Hospital reports it is also seeing a similar trend. According to BCH spokesman John Rader, the hospital’s emergency department has been exp...
23 Jan 2015 at 4:26pm



Jobless rate drops in High Desert
VICTORVILLE — The High Desert’s unemployment rate dropped significantly last month, though the jobless rate still remained higher than the county and statewide averages in most local cities and towns.The California Employment Development Department reported Friday that San Bernardino County’s une...
23 Jan 2015 at 4:23pm




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Nighttime I-15 lane closures for Ranchero Interchange project
HESPERIA — The Interstate 15 Ranchero Road Interchange Project team has scheduled lane closures this week of both directions of Interstate 15 between Oak Hill Road and Highway 395.Workers will install embedded traffic loop detectors that allow for improved monitoring and operation of the freeway....
24 Jan 2015 at 12:04pm




Officials call long ambulance unloading times 'serious issue'
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring the issue of bed delays in San Bernardino County. The second installment will be published next Sunday.On any given day in the High Desert, a line of at least five ambulances can be seen waiting to check in patients at local hospit...
24 Jan 2015 at 11:58am



Brady optimistic about Spanish Trails
BARSTOW — All the preliminary work is done for an 800,000-square-foot shopping center planned for the area of L and Main streets, according to president of the Bradco Companies Joseph W. Brady. According to early estimates, the project should be completed by 2017. Though Brady is optimistic the p...
24 Jan 2015 at 11:43am



Three cut out of vehicles after head-on crash
HINKLEY — San Bernardino County firefighters used Jaws of Life tools to remove three people from two vehicles after a head-on crash late Friday night in Hinkley, authorities said.According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Ryan Camara, officers were dispatched to a head-on collision on Highw...
24 Jan 2015 at 9:28am



Hospital sees increase in flu cases
BARSTOW — Emergency rooms, urgent care clinics and family physicians nationwide are seeing a hike in a number of patients who have the flu. Barstow Community Hospital reports it is also seeing a similar trend. According to BCH spokesman John Rader, the hospital’s emergency department has been exp...
23 Jan 2015 at 4:26pm



Jobless rate drops in High Desert
VICTORVILLE — The High Desert’s unemployment rate dropped significantly last month, though the jobless rate still remained higher than the county and statewide averages in most local cities and towns.The California Employment Development Department reported Friday that San Bernardino County’s une...
23 Jan 2015 at 4:23pm



Abengoa christens Mojave Solar Generating Station in Hinkley
HINKLEY — Fred Morse says he remembers back in 1969 when President Richard Nixon asked if solar energy made sense for the United States.Sitting in front of a podium inside a large tent pitched in the Hinkley desert, the senior adviser for Abengoa Solar pointed behind him toward the large windows ...
23 Jan 2015 at 3:42pm



Longtime Daily Press staffer dead at 64
VICTORVILLE — Friends and colleagues of Fernando Torres expressed shock after hearing that the former Daily Press staffer had died unexpectedly in his Apple Valley home.On Thursday, a friend and former coworker dropped by Torres’ home and found that Torres was not answering the door. The friend c...
23 Jan 2015 at 10:58am



Barstow High school, SAFE Coalition, parents team to try to curb underage dri...
BARSTOW — While Barstow High School students are preparing for Saturday’s annual Winterball dance, school officials and parents have been working to try to curb underage drinking. Tickets for the dance went on sale Jan. 7, but before students could purchase their tickets they were forced to turn ...
23 Jan 2015 at 10:37am



Man pleads not guilty to driving stolen car
VICTORVILLE — A San Bernardino man pleaded not guilty to buying or receiving a stolen vehicle or equipment and unlawfully taking or driving a vehicle in a Victorville courtroom Thursday.Gonzalo Jose Ibanez answered to the felony charges after California High Patrol officers arrested him and a 19-...
22 Jan 2015 at 12:53pm




Antelope Valley Times


Hearing starts for driver accused of crashing through bedroom, killing sleepi...
PALMDALE ? A preliminary hearing began Friday to determine if a 21-year-old Palmdale man will stand trial for crashing his vehicle through an apartment and allegedly killing a teenage girl as she slept on Easter Sunday 2014. Roberto Rodríguez is charged with driving under the influence of an alco...
23 Jan 2015 at 7:34pm


4 sentenced in Lancaster ranch killings
LOS ANGELES — Four men convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstance allegations were sentenced Friday in connection with killings at a doctor’s ranch in Lancaster, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Nicolas Olvera Cordoba, 63, Antonio Martínez, 51, and Artu...
23 Jan 2015 at 4:39pm


Lancaster Station?s Most Wanted
Lancaster detectives are seeking your help in identifying and 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). Attempt to ID ? forgery suspects If y...
23 Jan 2015 at 12:38pm


Students unveil electric car project
PALMDALE – Students from Knight High School’s Digital Design & Engineering Academy unveiled their finished electric car project on Thursday, demonstrating that the path to clean energy technologies is all hands-on. The electric car can reach speeds up to 40 mph and a distance of up to 20 miles on...
22 Jan 2015 at 11:02pm


Suspected tagger arrested for allegedly causing more than $35k in damages
PALMDALE ? An alleged tagger suspected of causing more than $35,000 in damages at more than 25 locations in Lancaster and Palmdale was arrested Thursday, authorities said. Tony Rodriguez, also known as ?Two Down” and ?West,? was arrested after Lancaster detectives served a search warrant at an ap...
22 Jan 2015 at 7:28pm


Elderly driver crashes after suspected seizure at the wheel
LANCASTER ? No one was injured when an elderly driver lost control of her vehicle and smashed through an empty storefront in Lancaster Thursday morning, authorities said. The crash happened around 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at a strip mall on the southwest corner of 20th Street West and Avenue J....
22 Jan 2015 at 4:07pm


AVTA promotes public transportation summit for students
LANCASTER ? The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is promoting an exciting opportunity for local high school students to learn more about careers in public transportation. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is seeking a diverse group of 50 students from across the nation...
22 Jan 2015 at 1:59pm


Social gaming event Jan. 26, free notary service Feb. 7 at Palmdale library
PALMDALE ? The Palmdale City Library will host a social video gaming event from 4 to 6 p.m. this Monday, Jan. 26, at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd. The Library will set up a Nintendo WiiU, and youth are encouraged to come in and play for free in this informal gaming event.…
22 Jan 2015 at 12:33pm


Galli named GAVAR president
PALMDALE ? The former President of the Palmdale Board of Realtors, Greg Galli, has been named president of the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors (GAVAR). After 25 years in the real estate business, Galli still expresses passion for the industry. According to Galli, ?I still love rea...
22 Jan 2015 at 12:33pm


11 arrested, none for DUI at Palmdale checkpoint
PALMDALE ? No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but 11 unlicensed drivers were arrested at a DUI/ driver?s license checkpoint in Palmdale last week, authorities said. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department’s Palmdale Station conducted the checkpoint from 6 p.m....
21 Jan 2015 at 2:32pm



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