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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

Seasonal fishing clinic coming next week
Local children can learn how to fish at Hesperia Lake at a seasonal clinic next week. Hesperia Recreation and Park District will host its seasonal Kid?s Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon April 12. The event is designed for children ages 3 to 10....
1 Apr 2014 at 1:33pm

Stone Soup
Hello, Hesperia! I?ve got a cute story and great recipe for you. Have you ever heard of Stone Soup? I have but it was many years ago and I forgot all about it ... until now. When I took Madyson to preschool last week, that?s what they were...
1 Apr 2014 at 1:27pm

City officials: Help us fill time capsule
Over its 25-year history, Hesperia has grown into a community that many are proud to call home, according to Rachel Molina, public information officer for the city. She says its residents have played a significant part in making it the warm and...
25 Mar 2014 at 3:41pm

Victorville Daily Press

Local musical acts to fill up Courtyard in AV
Fun, food and the finest live music the High Desert has to offer are on the bill at the Town of Apple Valley?s Concerts in the Courtyard Series set for May 1 to 29. The free event, which is co-sponsored by Lewis Retail Centers and Apple Valley...
15 Apr 2014 at 9:19pm

Controversy blazes over Festival 420
VICTORVILLE ? There has been mixed reaction to news that a Los Angeles-based entertainment group will bring its seventh annual Festival 420 to the High Desert Event Center on Saturday. The event isn?t exactly drawing raves. ?I?m disappointed...
15 Apr 2014 at 7:53pm

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive to roll through High Desert cities
CHEYENNE, Wyo. ? In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It?s been silent for half...
15 Apr 2014 at 6:22pm

Social media marketing workshop
VICTORVILLE ? The workshop Social Media Marketing For Your Biz, Let?s Get Productive! will be presented by the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce. The business community is invited to the Business Builder Workshop on social media, which will...
15 Apr 2014 at 5:37pm

Chamber plans Taste of Hesperia on April 24
HESPERIA ? Registration has begun for the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce?s Mega Mixer and Taste of Hesperia at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Billed as part business expo, part mixer, a chamber news release said the evening of networking will be...
15 Apr 2014 at 5:35pm

21st annual Loma Linda Business Expo slated for Wednesday
LOMA LINDA ? The Stater Bros. Shopping Center will be the site of Wednesday?s 21st annual Loma Linda Business Expo. According to the Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce, the event?s purpose is to showcase local businesses, services and organizations...
15 Apr 2014 at 5:33pm

Barstow News

Military servicemen, woman honored at quarterly awards
LENWOOD ? Military personnel stationed at Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base were honored on Tuesday morning at the Quarterly Military Awards Breakfast held at the Hampton Inn. Cpl. Lindsay High, Pfc. Daniel Burgess, TSgt. Adam Gagne,...
15 Apr 2014 at 7:25pm

College board to get update on 50 percent law
BARSTOW ? Barstow Community College Vice President of Administrative Services George Walters will update the Board of Trustees Wednesday on BCC?s progress to meet California?s 50 percent law. The law requires all community college districts to...
15 Apr 2014 at 7:24pm

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive to roll through High Desert cities
CHEYENNE, Wyo. ? In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It?s been silent for half...
15 Apr 2014 at 6:05pm

College wellness center halfway finished; ballfields upgraded
Athletics and fitness are getting a boost at Barstow Community College. George Walters, vice president of administration services, reports that improvements to the baseball and softball fields are done and construction of the two-story wellness...
15 Apr 2014 at 8:20am

Meet and greet to showcase Fort Irwin project
Cyber Professional Solutions Corp. announced a meet and greet on Thursday for Barstow-area contractors to showcase the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Irwin explosives receiving building project. A project overview and opportunity to meet the...
15 Apr 2014 at 8:17am

Creature designer survives cut
Melissa Doss, who lives at Fort Irwin National Training Center, dodged elimination during the April 8 episode of ?Jim Henson?s Creature Shop Challenge.? The Victorville native will compete again during Tuesday?s episode, which airs at 7 p.m....
15 Apr 2014 at 8:14am

Good food any day of the week at Los Domingos
I?ve been to Los Domingos quite a bit. The old Hesperia location, that is. In my younger and single days I would spend a Friday or Saturday night at Los Domingos to watch my brother-in-law?s Spanish rock band perform there. I never ate there, but...
14 Apr 2014 at 5:09pm

3rd Cavalry Regiment trains at Fort Irwin
FORT IRWIN ? In preparation for a summer deployment to Afghanistan, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment recently wrapped up training at Fort Irwin, military officials said. The ?Brave Rifles? are scheduled to head overseas to train, advise and assist the...
14 Apr 2014 at 5:05pm

Night closures planned for I-15
HESPERIA ? Work on the Ranchero Road Interchange project will force nighttime closures this week on Interstate 15 between Oak Hill Road and Highway 395, according to a San Bernardino Associated Governments news release. A full closure of the...
14 Apr 2014 at 5:02pm

Victorville woman was locked up as a teen in kickback scheme
VICTORVILLE ? In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sentenced to federal prison after their half-decade ruse sent a disproportionate amount of juveniles to for-profit facilities ? often for minor infractions ? in exchange for millions of...
12 Apr 2014 at 11:56pm

Hi Desert Star

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

Rescued dogs get top billing at fundraiser
PIONEERTOWN? Mutts and their proud owners pranced around Pioneertown on Saturday for the Morongo Basin Humane Society?s 2014 Woof Walk.
15 Apr 2014 at 8:33pm

Whitewater Preserve offers kids ?first fish? experience
?I got one!? screamed Tristan Hughes, 7, of Desert Hot Springs, as he caught his very first fish. With the help of his father and volunteer docent Frank Ellis, Tristan landed a huge rainbow trout duri
15 Apr 2014 at 8:27pm

San Bernardino County spends thousands to trap, kill wildlife
MORONGO BASIN? Coyotes are iconic desert neighbors to many, but to others, they?re a nuisance.
14 Apr 2014 at 12:40pm

Driver hurt after running red light, hitting three cars in Joshua Tree
JOSHUA TREE ? A Joshua Tree man driving on Twentynine Palms Highway Saturday night, April 12, suffered major injuries when he ran a red light and hit three other cars, the California Highway Patrol re
14 Apr 2014 at 11:48am

Four injured, one dead after head-on collision in Joshua Tree
Update: Angela Matthews, 25, died from her injuries Tuesday afternoon, April 15. 
14 Apr 2014 at 11:45am

Rotary gets Black Rock students to leadership academy
YUCCA VALLEY ? Thanks to the efforts of the Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary, four Black Rock High School students were able to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy in Crestline April 4-6.
11 Apr 2014 at 6:14pm

Nursing facility reaches for the stars
JOSHUA TREE ? Patients and staff at the Continuing Care Center celebrated the facility?s five-star rating with a lunch Thursday afternoon.
11 Apr 2014 at 6:06pm

Desert tortoise trials and tribulations
 Desert Tortoise Rescue director Rae Packard was the lecturer at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Wednesday, but the real stars came out after the lecture, when Packard took out a 70-year-old female tortoi
11 Apr 2014 at 5:57pm

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