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Elderly DUI defendant fails to appear in court again
An 84-year-old Palm Desert man charged in a crash that injured a 10-year-old boy failed to appear in court Monday for the fourth time, prompting the judge to re-issue a bench warrant for his arrest and double his bail.
24 Nov 2014 at 12:06pm






Valley businesses urge shoppers to shop local, offer Black Friday discounts
This Black Friday, you may want to think small, small businesses that is. Shops around the Coachella Valley are getting for the busy holiday shopping season, and business owners are hoping you'll shop local.
24 Nov 2014 at 12:01pm






Second suspect arrested in deadly Coachella shooting
Police arrested a suspect that allegedly shot and killed an 18-year-old on Tuesday, November 11 in Coachella during a gunfight between two gangs, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
24 Nov 2014 at 11:40am






Coachella Valley ponds invaded by Gulf Coast crustacean
Even the most seasoned explorers of thedesert might be surprised to find a seafood dinner staple lurking in the mud of a few Coachella Valley ponds.
24 Nov 2014 at 11:14am






Arrest made in murder of Cathedral City man trying to sell car
Detectives from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Central Homicide Unit have arrested 29-year-old Fontana resident, Gabriel Gayton Cardenas for the murder of Victor Mendoza.
24 Nov 2014 at 9:04am






High Wind Warning in effect for surrounding mountain areas
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the San Bernardino County Mountains Inland Empire and Santa Ana Mountains through noon Wednesday. The High Wind Warning for the Riverside County Mountains begins Monday at 4 am.
24 Nov 2014 at 9:00am






As computer hackers dissect cars, automakers react
While there are no publicly known instances of a car being commandeered outside staged tests, neither industry nor the government is waiting.
24 Nov 2014 at 7:35am






Thief falls through roof; police use cell phone found at crime scene to track...
Authorities say a suspected thief fell through the ceiling of a Northern California bike shop and left behind a cell phone in the rubble that led police to catch him. 
24 Nov 2014 at 7:19am






Power outage hits 1,950 in Morongo, Yucca Valley
SoCal Edison reports an unplanned power outage in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County along Highway 62 between Morongo and Yucca Valley Sunday morning.
23 Nov 2014 at 1:16pm






Coachella Valley welcomes injured Marine home
It was a surprise and an emotional homecoming for our hero, USMC SSgt. Brandon Dodson. He lost his legs during an attack in Afghanistan in August.
23 Nov 2014 at 1:07pm






Big rig overturns on I10, hurting one
California Highway Patrol says a big rig overturned on the I-10 westbound just before 5 a.m. Sunday, leaving one person with major injuries.
23 Nov 2014 at 9:27am






Amputees Gather for Limb Loss Education Day in Palm Desert
They've lost limbs, but not their drive for life. Dozens from the Coachella Valley, and other surrounding areas, with physical disabilities gathered today for Limb Loss Education Day at the Desert Recreation Center in Palm Desert.
22 Nov 2014 at 5:41pm






Middle school students collecting blankets for shelter animals
Thomas Jefferson Middle School AVID students are working on a community service project and could use your help. 
22 Nov 2014 at 4:55pm






Best Local Sports Show - Playoffs Week 2 Scores and Highlights
It's round two of the high school football playoffs and Chris Alvarez and Angelo Caruso will have all of the action on The Best Local Sports Show at 11 p.m. on KESQ News Channel 3.
22 Nov 2014 at 9:33am






Props and Hops take over Palm Springs
The Palm Springs Air Museum will host its annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival Saturday.
22 Nov 2014 at 9:27am




Victorville Daily Press


Harvey House job fair attracts more than 200
BARSTOW — When Barstow resident Ethan Relis heard about the URS Corp.’s job fair at the Harvey House on Friday, he got excited."I got dressed up and came down," he saidThe fair attracted more than 200 people by 11 a.m. Friday.Barstow Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Rivera said people...
24 Nov 2014 at 5:07am




Making Thanksgiving possible
BARSTOW — Peggi Fries is expecting to make Thanksgiving possible for 150 local families in need by distributing 228 frozen turkeys Monday, all donated by Golden State Water. Representatives from Golden State Water will drop off the turkeys Monday as part of the annual "Operation Gobble" that will...
24 Nov 2014 at 4:48am



Fundraiser to aid Cops and Kids
BARSTOW — The Barstow Police Department’s Police Activities League is in the final stages of collecting money for its annual Christmas Cops and Kids Program. Chili’s has hosted six giveback events since Oct. 6 where the restaurant donates 15 percent of sales to the Barstow PAL. Monday is the fina...
24 Nov 2014 at 4:45am



I-15 work suspended during holiday weekend
Caltrans announced a suspension of construction work along Interstate 15 for the holiday weekend, from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Dec. 1.However, some construction work continues though Wednesday morning.Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project• Alternating lane closures, with no detours needed:Some nor...
24 Nov 2014 at 4:34am



VIDEO: Best catch ever? Odell Beckham Jr. makes acrobatic catch
NFL and hyperbole go together like peanut butter and jelly. But during the New York Giants - Dallas Cowboys prime time Sunday night matchup, Odell Beckham Jr. caught a touchdown pass that would have been impressed Plastic Man.
24 Nov 2014 at 2:00am



VIDEO: watch never-seen-before 'seadevil' footage
Never-seen-before footage of the deep sea anglerfish captured nearly 2,000 feet below the ocean's surface. It was filmed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
23 Nov 2014 at 11:04pm




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Harvey House job fair attracts more than 200
BARSTOW — When Barstow resident Ethan Relis heard about the URS Corp.’s job fair at the Harvey House on Friday, he got excited."I got dressed up and came down," he saidThe fair attracted more than 200 people by 11 a.m. Friday.Barstow Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Rivera said people...
24 Nov 2014 at 5:07am




Making Thanksgiving possible
BARSTOW — Peggi Fries is expecting to make Thanksgiving possible for 150 local families in need by distributing 228 frozen turkeys Monday, all donated by Golden State Water. Representatives from Golden State Water will drop off the turkeys Monday as part of the annual "Operation Gobble" that will...
24 Nov 2014 at 4:48am



Fundraiser to aid Cops and Kids
BARSTOW — The Barstow Police Department’s Police Activities League is in the final stages of collecting money for its annual Christmas Cops and Kids Program. Chili’s has hosted six giveback events since Oct. 6 where the restaurant donates 15 percent of sales to the Barstow PAL. Monday is the fina...
24 Nov 2014 at 4:45am



I-15 work suspended during holiday weekend
Caltrans announced a suspension of construction work along Interstate 15 for the holiday weekend, from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Dec. 1.However, some construction work continues though Wednesday morning.Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project• Alternating lane closures, with no detours needed:Some nor...
24 Nov 2014 at 4:34am



VIDEO: Best catch ever? Odell Beckham Jr. makes acrobatic catch
NFL and hyperbole go together like peanut butter and jelly. But during the New York Giants - Dallas Cowboys prime time Sunday night matchup, Odell Beckham Jr. caught a touchdown pass that would have been impressed Plastic Man.
24 Nov 2014 at 2:00am



VIDEO: watch never-seen-before 'seadevil' footage
Never-seen-before footage of the deep sea anglerfish captured nearly 2,000 feet below the ocean's surface. It was filmed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
23 Nov 2014 at 11:04pm



SCE regional partnership becomes official
A regional partnership with Southern California Edison was finalized this week as the last of five High Desert municipalities officially entered into the incentive and rebate program.The cities of Victorville and Hesperia, along with the town of Apple Valley, joined Barstow and Adelanto in the Hi...
22 Nov 2014 at 9:43am



Editor's notebook: Ruffling a few feathers is easy
Last week’s column on birds illustrated to me how easy it is to ruffle a few feathers. I was called liberal (for the record I’ve been a conservative Republican most of my life), a complainer (I prefer crusader for positive change) and a homeowners association-lover who should go back to the city ...
22 Nov 2014 at 9:35am



Crews set to pour cement on bridge for Lenwood grade separation project
LENWOOD — From Main Street, it’s hard to measure the progress being made with the $31 million Lenwood Road grade separation project.A large layer of dirt that will someday will be the north side of Main Street blocks much of the view for commuters traveling through Lenwood. A large structure towe...
22 Nov 2014 at 9:05am



Local jobless rates drop
VICTORVILLE — The unemployment rate dropped slightly in most High Desert cities and towns in October, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department.Meanwhile, California’s unemployment rate for October was 7.3 percent — unchanged from the previous month even a...
21 Nov 2014 at 9:36am




Antelope Valley Times


Who got arrested in Lancaster? FRI 11/14 to THUR 11/20/14
List of arrests made by the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department?s Lancaster Station. An arrest does not imply someone is guilty of wrongdoing. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. These arrests occurred from midnight on FRIDAY, November 14 to 11:59 p.m. on THURSDAY,...
22 Nov 2014 at 7:55pm


Who got arrest in Palmdale? THUR 11/13 to WED 11/19/14
List of arrests made by the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department?s Palmdale Station. An arrest does not imply someone is guilty of any wrongdoing. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. These arrests occurred from midnight on THURSDAY, November 13 to 11:59 p.m. on WEDN...
22 Nov 2014 at 7:15pm


29 arrested, none for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint
LANCASTER ? No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but more than two dozen drivers were arrested for various other violations at a DUI checkpoint in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning. The Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department?s Lancaster Station conducted the check...
22 Nov 2014 at 3:52pm


Updated: Triple fatal traffic crash in Lancaster
LANCASTER ? A man, woman and boy were killed Friday after a sport utility vehicle collided with a pickup truck in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said. The crash occurred around 6:08 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, in the intersection of West Avenue K and 25th Street West in Lancaster, according to ...
22 Nov 2014 at 3:15am


Teenage brothers arrested after Lancaster home burglary
LANCASTER ? Two teenage brothers were arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into an East Lancaster home, authorities said. Shine Forman, 19, and his 16-year-old brother were arrested in connection with a home burglary that occurred around 11:30 a.m. on the 44700 block of Leslie Court, accordin...
22 Nov 2014 at 12:15am


$2.46M retrofit at Lancaster low-income apartments
LANCASTER ? Work has started on a pilot project to make a low-income apartment complex in Lancaster more energy and water efficient. The $2.46 million sustainability retrofit project aims to bring housing units at The Village at Beechwood to as near-zero net energy as possible, becoming a model f...
21 Nov 2014 at 2:46pm


Dog bites deputy, suspect injured in Lancaster deputy-involved shooting
LANCASTER ? A dog bit a deputy who was serving a search warrant in Lancaster Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The deputy then shot at the dog; and fragments from the shotgun blast injured the subject of the warrant, according to a press release by the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department?...
21 Nov 2014 at 1:56am


Man charged in road rage incident, detectives still looking for witnesses
PALMDALE ? A 36-year-old man accused of pointing a gun at a family during a local road rage incident is now facing two felony charges. Brandon Michael Dillon was charged Nov. 14 with making criminal threats and assault with a firearm, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County Distri...
21 Nov 2014 at 1:55am


UAV to join Cal Pac Conference in Fall 2015
LANCASTER ? The University of Antelope Valley has been added to the California Pacific Conference, effective with the 2015-16 academic year. “Our membership is genuinely thrilled to welcome the University of Antelope Valley to the Cal Pac family,” stated Commissioner Don Ott. “UAV adds to the dis...
21 Nov 2014 at 12:22am


Local airman sells screenplay to Paramount Pictures
EDWARDS AFB ? For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it’s his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night. For the last three years, the 13-year veteran has spent ...
20 Nov 2014 at 3:19pm



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