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Alleged drunk driver crashes into La Quinta home
A drunk driver drove into a La Quinta home Saturday night, police say.
1 Mar 2015 at 7:44am






Winter Storm Warning in effect for surrounding mountain areas
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the San Bernardino County Mountains, Riverside County Mountains and San Diego County Mountains. Expect heavy snow at times for elevations above 5,000 ft. through Monday. 
28 Feb 2015 at 4:07pm






Los Angeles airport could see delays due to runway project
Los Angeles airport could see delays due to runway project
28 Feb 2015 at 3:55pm






Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee
Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee.
28 Feb 2015 at 2:43pm






Wind Advisory in effect for the Coachella Valley
The leading edge of a trough moving in from the north will bring gusty onshore conditions. Expect sustained winds between 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. This will impact driving visibility and prompt blowing dust/sand at times. Winds will diminish Saturday evening.
28 Feb 2015 at 8:36am






Street racing may have led to Cathedral City wreck
Five people injured in crash on Ramon Road and Date Palm Drive.
27 Feb 2015 at 11:53pm






Road closures in Palm Springs due to high winds
North Indian Canyon Drive and Gene Autry Trail are closed at the Whitewater Wash due to high winds.
27 Feb 2015 at 11:53pm






Pedestrian hit by car while crossing road in Indio
A man suffered major injuries after he was hit by a car while crossing a road in Indio Friday night. The driver remained at the scene.
27 Feb 2015 at 11:52pm






Woman arrested, man sought in Indian Wells burglaries
An 18-year-old woman was arrested and a 31-year-old man was being sought in connection with a rash of burglaries at homes in Indian Wells, sheriff's officials said Friday.
27 Feb 2015 at 3:59pm






Restaurant owner says employee arrested for trying to burn down bistro
The owner of Twin Palms Bistro & Lounge in Palm Springs said one of his employees attempted to burn his restaurant down by pouring gasoline on the roof Thursday night.
27 Feb 2015 at 3:58pm






Viewer-submitted video shows SWAT standoff in Indio Friday morning
An Indio man was arrested early Friday morning after a brief standoff with Desert Regional SWAT.
27 Feb 2015 at 3:06pm






14-year-old arrested for robbing ice cream man at gun-point
The Coachella Police Department arrested a 14-year-old after an ice cream man was held up with a rifle Thursday night.
27 Feb 2015 at 3:00pm






CVWD explains cloudy drinking water in La Quinta
A small amount of La Quinta residents woke up Friday morning to cloudy drinking water that had a strong odor of chlorine. We spoke to the Coachella Valley Water District and officials said the water is safe to drink, it was just affected by an excess amount of air that was distributed into the we...
27 Feb 2015 at 2:28pm






Cold Case follow up: Father returns to where son was killed
Andy Elam was killed over 25 years ago on a popular hiking trail.  Since Andy's murder, his father hasn't been able to go back to the hiking trails their family used to enjoy almost every weekend, but after our story, it was time to go back.
27 Feb 2015 at 12:42pm






California issues 110,000 driver's licenses to immigrants
California has handed out 110,000 driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.
27 Feb 2015 at 12:22pm




Victorville Daily Press


Freeway delivery
VICTORVILLE — All Ryan Lucero could say was, “Wow, this is really happening.”Lucero had just finished helping deliver his son in the front seat of a parked car along southbound Interstate 15 near the Dale Evans Parkway off-ramp on Thursday afternoon.“It was just amazing,&#x20...
27 Feb 2015 at 10:33am




U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps to perform at MCLB
BARSTOW — Over 100 Marines from the “Commandant’s Own” will showcase their percussion precision in their 81st annual music in motion drill program next week, officials said.The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps will perform its program, including an opening rendition of the ...
27 Feb 2015 at 8:30am



BCH to offer special enrollment period assistance
BARSTOW — Barstow Community Hospital is offering assistance to local residents who may face a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2014 and who may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015.Beginning March 15 and through April 30, uninsured Californians facing ...
27 Feb 2015 at 8:25am



Board members attending Nashville conference
BARSTOW — Two members of the Barstow Unified School Board of Trustees will be attending the 75th Annual National School Board Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee at a price of $3,160.The board voted 5-0 to approve the funding for Board Clerk Barbara Rose and board member Ben Rosenberg ...
27 Feb 2015 at 8:05am



USGS study begins next week
HINKLEY — Betty Hernandez says she “just wants the truth.”“I’m happy, I want everybody to come back,” Hernandez said, referring to all her former neighbors who left Hinkley to escape the threat of Chromium 6 in their well water. She sat near the front row during the La...
27 Feb 2015 at 5:46am



Addressing a difference in color
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27 Feb 2015 at 5:08am




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Freeway delivery
VICTORVILLE — All Ryan Lucero could say was, “Wow, this is really happening.”Lucero had just finished helping deliver his son in the front seat of a parked car along southbound Interstate 15 near the Dale Evans Parkway off-ramp on Thursday afternoon.“It was just amazing,&#x20...
27 Feb 2015 at 10:33am




U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps to perform at MCLB
BARSTOW — Over 100 Marines from the “Commandant’s Own” will showcase their percussion precision in their 81st annual music in motion drill program next week, officials said.The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps will perform its program, including an opening rendition of the ...
27 Feb 2015 at 8:30am



BCH to offer special enrollment period assistance
BARSTOW — Barstow Community Hospital is offering assistance to local residents who may face a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2014 and who may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015.Beginning March 15 and through April 30, uninsured Californians facing ...
27 Feb 2015 at 8:25am



Board members attending Nashville conference
BARSTOW — Two members of the Barstow Unified School Board of Trustees will be attending the 75th Annual National School Board Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee at a price of $3,160.The board voted 5-0 to approve the funding for Board Clerk Barbara Rose and board member Ben Rosenberg ...
27 Feb 2015 at 8:05am



USGS study begins next week
HINKLEY — Betty Hernandez says she “just wants the truth.”“I’m happy, I want everybody to come back,” Hernandez said, referring to all her former neighbors who left Hinkley to escape the threat of Chromium 6 in their well water. She sat near the front row during the La...
27 Feb 2015 at 5:46am



Addressing a difference in color
[View the story "Debated dress color nearly breaks internet" on [...]
27 Feb 2015 at 5:08am



Man pleads not guilty to assault
VICTORVILLE — A Barstow man accused of attempting to strike a family member with a chair pleaded not guilty to assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury in a Victorville courtroom Thursday.Jesse Andrew Maes will face the misdemeanor charge and is due back in court for pre-trial Marc...
27 Feb 2015 at 1:08am



Barstow man pleads not guilty to child endangerment
VICTORVILLE — A Barstow man accused of leaving illegal drugs within reach of children pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in a Victorville courtroom Thursday.Phillip Malone Church II pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor cruelty or endangerment of a child and possessing controlled substance paraph...
27 Feb 2015 at 1:07am



Barstow area CHP assigned six academy graduates
More than 80 cadets in the California Highway Patrol Academy were sworn in during a special ceremony in Sacramento on Thursday morning and some of them will be coming to Barstow.The Barstow area CHP will have five of the new officers assigned to their unit, while the Mountain Pass Resident Post w...
27 Feb 2015 at 12:51am



More news: 02-27-15
Man pleads not guilty to felony chargeA Yucca Valley man accused of hitting speeds over 100 mph while leading local authorities on a pursuit through Hinkley on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in a Victorville courtroom Thursday. Robert James Deffenbaugh pleaded not guilty to felony...
27 Feb 2015 at 12:50am




Antelope Valley Times


2 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash
PALMDALE ? A 22-year-old driver dozed off at the wheel early Friday morning and caused a single-vehicle crash, which killed two of his passengers, authorities said. Palmdale residents Alexander Alvarez and Michael Zavala, both 21, were pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal collision, which oc...
27 Feb 2015 at 5:35pm


Man pleads not guilty to murdering missing Hollywood executive
LOS ANGELES – A convicted drug dealer pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering a 20th Century Fox distribution executive whose body was found in the Antelope Valley in October, about 2 1/2 years after he went missing. John Lenzie Creech, 42, is charged in the May 2012 killing of Gavin Smith, who ...
27 Feb 2015 at 2:28pm


Palmdale educators selected for 2015 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program
PALMDALE ? Working to expand professional development opportunities for science educators across the country, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program, known as SOFIA, has selected 14 two-person teams for its 2015 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. Monique Perez and Je...
27 Feb 2015 at 1:07pm


Resident: ?Tent cities? in Lancaster are a grave public safety issue
By a concerned Lancaster resident* I’m writing this letter because I’m concerned about the occurrence of “tent cities” in Lancaster. I am a homeowner and business owner in the city of Lancaster. I first noticed that there were tents on Avenue L, just east of the 14 Freeway. I figured that was a r...
27 Feb 2015 at 9:57am


School administrator accused of dogfighting fired
PALMDALE ? An assistant superintendent awaiting trial for child abuse, dog fighting and animal cruelty has been fired, according to a press release by the Palmdale School District. ?[Tuesday, Feb. 24,] the Board of Trustees of the Palmdale School District held a special board meeting to consider ...
26 Feb 2015 at 4:08pm


AVTA board approves plans to purchase more electric buses
LANCASTER ? The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) has committed itself to an all-electric local transit fleet. With a unanimous vote, the board of directors authorized staff to release a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase up to eight zero emission buses, AVTA officials announced in a ...
26 Feb 2015 at 4:00pm


CHP is hiring, 4-day application period in March
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications online next week from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state. ?The CHP is looking for men and women who repr...
26 Feb 2015 at 3:46pm


Standing watch
LANCASTER ? Deputies from the Lancaster Sheriff?s Station were standing watch Thursday at a memorial, on the southwest corner of 30th Street West and Avenue K, in honor of two fallen officers ? Deputy Sheriff Gregory Low and Reserve Deputy Sheriff Charles Plumleigh. On Feb. 26, 1978, Low and Plum...
26 Feb 2015 at 12:39pm


Chase suspect pleads not guilty to multiple felonies
LANCASTER – Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against the man accused of leading officers on a televised high-speed chase Monday from Northridge to Palmdale, where he surrendered after a standoff that lasted more than a half-hour. Sean Christopher Druschel, 33, pleaded not guilty to one felon...
25 Feb 2015 at 6:01pm


Local fundraisers on tap to increase MS awareness
LANCASTER ? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week is March 2-8, and people around the world and here locally are celebrating by creating connections that are stronger than those MS destroys. ?MS kills connections and connections kill MS,? explained Christine Grontkowski, Community Development Ma...
25 Feb 2015 at 3:10pm



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