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California to ban plastic bags statewide
The statewide ban was one of several historic bills sent to the Governor's desk.  It's a move that several Desert Cities have already taken, but not everyone who shops in the Valley is ready for the change. 
30 Aug 2014 at 11:43pm






Immigration resource fair encourages American citizenship
 Immigration groups were there with booths and information encouraging those here illegally to prepare for citizenship.  Others learned about the process of getting a California drivers' license.
30 Aug 2014 at 11:43pm






Two near drownings this Labor Day weekend
 Riverside County firefighters responded to two near drowning incidents Saturday, one in Palm Desert and another in Lake Elsinore.
30 Aug 2014 at 6:54pm






Lightning sparked wildfires continue to grow
The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
30 Aug 2014 at 6:51pm






Backpack giveaway gets kids ready for school
Hundreds of kids got new backpacks and school supplies Saturday.  Sword of the Lord Ministries" in Thousand Palms hosted a free backpack and school supply giveaway.
30 Aug 2014 at 6:44pm






Best Local Sports Show - Week 0 Scores and Highlights
It's week 0 of High School football in the Coachella Valley and The Best Local Sports Show has all of your scores, top plays, and highlights covered.
30 Aug 2014 at 2:10am






Couple arrested with 6 kids, over 60 animals living in home
A Lucerne Valley couple has been arrested after deputies with the Victor Valley Station discovered six children and over 60 animals living in the residence under deplorable conditions.
30 Aug 2014 at 12:03am






20 mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus across the valley
Officials from the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District say they collected twenty mosquito samples that tested positive for the West Nile virus.  The sample included the first positive test from the west valley. That sample was collected east of Desert Hot Springs. The other nine...
29 Aug 2014 at 10:18pm






Missing at-risk man found safe
The Cathedral City Police Department has found an at-risk man who was reported missing Friday afternoon. The man is safe and has been returned to his family.
29 Aug 2014 at 8:30pm






Palm Desert City Council says no to a high-end gym
The owner wanted to renovate a building north of Highway 111 that's been vacant for over 9 years, but the City Council decided a gym doesn't belong mixed in with office buildings.
29 Aug 2014 at 6:31pm






Alarm system company warns dangers of technician imposters
One Valley alarm system company says alarm technician imposters are a growing problem for the industry and they're putting you at risk.
29 Aug 2014 at 6:08pm






Coachella Valley center offers safe haven for sexual assault victims
The Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services Rape Crisis Center is helping sexual assault victims speak up and heal.
29 Aug 2014 at 5:00pm






Judge sentences "artist killer" 15 years to life
 A man who killed an artist in his La Quinta home more than a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison.
29 Aug 2014 at 2:27pm






As millions hit the road for Labor Day, Police add extra patrols
Valley police have stepped up patrols this weekend, as millions are expected to hit the roadways for the long Labor Day weekend.
29 Aug 2014 at 2:12pm






Fundraiser planned for officer injured in shooting
A campaign has begun to raise funds for San Bernardino Officer Gabriel Garcia, who was critically injured in the early morning hours of Friday, August 22, when he and a trainee faced a heavily armored gunman.
29 Aug 2014 at 1:49pm




Victorville Daily Press


Military equipment flows to local law enforcement
San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies have been the beneficiary of more than $5.8 million worth of surplus military equipment since 2006, including rifles, firearm silencers, bayonet knives and a mine-resistant vehicle, according to recently-released data that details such transfers by a...
30 Aug 2014 at 11:48am




Editor's Notebook: Cooperation needed to fight desert blight
A gentleman from Adelanto named Mike Rodriguez wrote a letter to the editor the other day in which he took the city to task for "streets  ... littered with shopping carts, furniture, trash, baby car seats, television sets and what have you."What Rodriguez described is blight, and we’ve got more t...
30 Aug 2014 at 11:44am



Abandoned boats becoming issue in desert
PHELAN — Abandoned boats in rural neighborhoods are starting to irk some residents and recreationists, who wonder why "Noah’s Ark" has landed in their neighborhood.Stephanie Kyer, a Phelan resident, said she is tired of seeing stripped vessels dropped off in roadways or placed in the roadside bru...
30 Aug 2014 at 10:26am



Downed power lines close Highway 395
RED MOUNTAIN — Highway 395 was closed for several hours Friday after a car hit a utility pole, leaving live power lines in the roadway. The crash did not cause any major injuries but forced a full closure of the road from about 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. One lane was then reopened, with alternating t...
29 Aug 2014 at 11:02am



Interstate 15 free of weekend work
Interstate 15 is expected to be free of road work for the Labor Day weekend, officials said."We’re trying to minimize impacts on traffic as much as possible," Caltrans spokesman Philip Havins said.He said transportation officials expect heavy traffic during the holiday weekend, and construction c...
29 Aug 2014 at 11:00am



Arrest made in apartment complex burglaries
VICTORVILLE — A Barstow man police linked to several burglaries at a Barstow apartment complex will face three criminal charges, including two felonies. Frankie Juanito Arellano pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary and a misdemeanor theft charge in a Victorville courtroom Friday, court re...
29 Aug 2014 at 10:28am




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Military equipment flows to local law enforcement
San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies have been the beneficiary of more than $5.8 million worth of surplus military equipment since 2006, including rifles, firearm silencers, bayonet knives and a mine-resistant vehicle, according to recently-released data that details such transfers by a...
30 Aug 2014 at 11:48am




Editor's Notebook: Cooperation needed to fight desert blight
A gentleman from Adelanto named Mike Rodriguez wrote a letter to the editor the other day in which he took the city to task for "streets  ... littered with shopping carts, furniture, trash, baby car seats, television sets and what have you."What Rodriguez described is blight, and we’ve got more t...
30 Aug 2014 at 11:44am



Abandoned boats becoming issue in desert
PHELAN — Abandoned boats in rural neighborhoods are starting to irk some residents and recreationists, who wonder why "Noah’s Ark" has landed in their neighborhood.Stephanie Kyer, a Phelan resident, said she is tired of seeing stripped vessels dropped off in roadways or placed in the roadside bru...
30 Aug 2014 at 10:26am



Downed power lines close Highway 395
RED MOUNTAIN — Highway 395 was closed for several hours Friday after a car hit a utility pole, leaving live power lines in the roadway. The crash did not cause any major injuries but forced a full closure of the road from about 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. One lane was then reopened, with alternating t...
29 Aug 2014 at 11:02am



Interstate 15 free of weekend work
Interstate 15 is expected to be free of road work for the Labor Day weekend, officials said."We’re trying to minimize impacts on traffic as much as possible," Caltrans spokesman Philip Havins said.He said transportation officials expect heavy traffic during the holiday weekend, and construction c...
29 Aug 2014 at 11:00am



Arrest made in apartment complex burglaries
VICTORVILLE — A Barstow man police linked to several burglaries at a Barstow apartment complex will face three criminal charges, including two felonies. Frankie Juanito Arellano pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary and a misdemeanor theft charge in a Victorville courtroom Friday, court re...
29 Aug 2014 at 10:28am



Locals eye business boost from travelers
BARSTOW — Local business owners are hopeful a busy summer trend will continue through Labor Day weekend. Ben Rosenberg, whose family owns Barstow Station, expects Labor Day weekend to be a busy one for the High Desert. "It would be my hope that every business in Barstow is seeing the same busy su...
29 Aug 2014 at 9:41am



Morning Jolt: Pilot of crashed F15 found dead
The Air Force confirmed that the pilot of the F-15C jet that crashed in Virginia was killed. The jet crashed in a remote location, and it took rescue teams awhile to get there. Despite reports that the pilot was able to eject from the plane, the Air Force said he was unable to do so and was kille...
28 Aug 2014 at 11:35pm



Ice bucket challenges come to Barstow
BARSTOW — The staff at Rimrock Villa Convalescent Hospital in Barstow participated in an ice bucket challenge on Thursday to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. According to Executive Direc...
28 Aug 2014 at 12:31pm



Barstow public school enrollment up
BARSTOW — Superintendent Jeff Malan said he firmly believes the Barstow Unified School District offers the best education option in the city. And Malan says he has the numbers to prove it.Malan reported to the board of trustees on Tuesday that enrollment is up in the district, for the first time ...
28 Aug 2014 at 12:25pm




Hi Desert Star




Bail set at $1 million in Home Depot stabbing case
JOSHUA TREE ? The suspect in the stabbing death of a 77-year-old man was ordered held on $1 million bail in his first court appearance on a murder charge Thursday, Aug. 28.
29 Aug 2014 at 11:22pm




Movie night helps support historic center
Upon her death in 2005, Vernette Landers donated her Landers home to the Morongo Basin Historical Society. The property includes the community?s first post office building, which was moved to Vernette
29 Aug 2014 at 5:41pm




Man killed in possible RV carjacking attempt
YUCCA VALLEY ? A 77-year-old man was stabbed to death in an RV parked at the Home Depot about 3:59 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. Investigators arrested a suspect about six hours later.
27 Aug 2014 at 11:08am




Friends at vigil tell stories of a quiet girl with a sense of humor
TWENTYNINE PALMS ? Family, friends and neighbors of Erin Corwin gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday, Aug. 24, at Luckie Park to remember the woman who had been part of their lives.
26 Aug 2014 at 9:44pm




Back to school for students at YVHS
YUCCA VALLEY ? Monday marked the day that seniors would step on the campus of Yucca Valley High School for their first day, for the last time in their high school career.
26 Aug 2014 at 9:45pm




Christopher Lee pleads not guilty to Erin Corwin's murder
JOSHUA TREE ? Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 19-year-old Erin Corwin at his arraignment Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 26, in Joshua Tree.
26 Aug 2014 at 3:05pm




Fire burns home in Joshua Tree
JOSHUA TREE ? A fire caused about $30,000 in damage to a house under renovation in the 61000 block of Alta Vista Drive Friday night, Aug. 22.
25 Aug 2014 at 2:11pm




Senior safety expo ripe with information
MORONGO VALLEY ? The inaugural Senior Safety and Information Expo for Morongo Valley was held Thursday morning at the Covington Park multipurpose room.
22 Aug 2014 at 8:17pm




Pot farms raided
MORONGO BASIN ? Investigators seized thousands of pounds of marijuana plants and arrested 10 people in a bust Wednesday in Joshua Tree and Landers.
22 Aug 2014 at 7:48pm




Dust storm sweeps through desert
MORONGO VALLEY ? It was a real haboob Thursday afternoon, as a wind-driven cloud of sand barreled into Morongo Valley.
22 Aug 2014 at 7:45pm



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