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No word from authorities what was inside burning garage
Cathedral City fire is under investigation after numerous plants were spotted at scene of garage fire.
1 Sep 2015 at 6:16am






Three rabid bat encounters in Riverside County in August
Three rabid bat encounters in Riverside County in August. Natalie Brunell reports.
1 Sep 2015 at 12:48am






Drowned toddler's family launches foundation to save lives
Giovanni Castillo was almost 2 years old when he fell into a pool in Cathedral City. He died a month later. His family is now sharing his story to encourage people to take action and prevent drownings.
31 Aug 2015 at 8:11pm






Loved ones honor Palm Springs crash victims a year later
One year later, family and friends are remembering two young people who were killed in a drunk driving crash in Palm Springs.
31 Aug 2015 at 8:08pm






New concussion tests help high school football players
Some high schools in our valley already use the newest concussion care and management programs for football players. Joe Galli reports.
31 Aug 2015 at 5:41pm






Woman pleads not guilty in illegal immigration consulting case
The Riverside County District Attorney's Office raided a woman's office and her home in Cathedral City Thursday morning on suspicion of grand theft related to payments she received while unlawfully posing as an immigration consultant.
31 Aug 2015 at 4:44pm






Victim catches thief on cam breaking into truck
An Indio resident captured a thief on surveillance camera as he was breaking into his truck early Sunday morning in Indio. Now he hopes the clear visuals of the thief's face will lead to an arrest.
31 Aug 2015 at 4:11pm






Family looks for missing pigs in Thousand Palms
We often hear of dogs and cats going missing after getting out of the house, but one Coachella Valley family is begging for your help to find their pot-bellied pigs. A family in Thousand Palms is searching for two pet pigs that managed to escape the backyard through a side gate on Saturday mor...
31 Aug 2015 at 3:34pm






19-year-old motorcyclist arrested after high-speed chase
A 19-year-old man from 29 Palms was arrested on Thursday after he fled from deputies on a motorcycle at speeds reaching close to 120 MPH.
31 Aug 2015 at 12:23pm






Suspect arrested for robbing pharmacy with knife
A 23-year-old man from Mesa, Arizona was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of using a large knife to rob a Yucca Valley pharmacy on Friday morning.
31 Aug 2015 at 11:29am






Report shows Palm Springs rent rising quickly
A study by rental researcher Zumper shows Palm Springs as one of the fastest growing cities in California.
31 Aug 2015 at 11:02am






Parents of man beaten to death in San Bernardino County jail file $10M lawsuit
The parents of a developmentally disabled man allegedly beaten to death by his cellmate at a Rancho Cucamonga jail have each filed $10 million claims against San Bernardino County.
31 Aug 2015 at 9:47am






Man arrested for DUI after crashing at checkpoint
An alleged drunk driver was arrested Friday night in Palm Springs after he rear-ended another vehicle at a DUI checkpoint.
31 Aug 2015 at 9:14am






JetBlue set to offer service to Palm Springs this winter
Airline announces non-stop service to and from Palm Springs from New York starting in January.
31 Aug 2015 at 8:46am






Court to rule if California death penalty is cruel, unusual punishment
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take up the case Monday after a federal judge ruled that delays amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.
31 Aug 2015 at 7:17am




Victorville Daily Press


Morning Jolt: Flight diverted because woman upset about her cat
A woman became upset with flight attendants because they refused to let her see her cat.
1 Sep 2015 at 4:08am




Arco, AMPM opening inches closer in Barstow
BARSTOW — After months of delays, Sater Oil Vice President Eric LeVaughn says he is certain the new Arco gas station at 2191 W. Main St. in Barstow will open by mid-October.LeVaughn anticipated being open earlier this year in April. Then that got pushed to August or September.Now LeVaughn guarant...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:32pm



Barstow man accused of rape employed by city
BARSTOW — A Barstow man accused of raping a woman in a car at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga earlier this year is expected to appear before a judge in October.Phillip Eloy Peralta was charged with rape by fear or force last week, but posted $250,000 bail the day of his scheduled arraignment...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:15pm



CHP: No arrests during sobriety checkpoint
LENWOOD — Roughly 320 cars passed a sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Barstow area California Highway Patrol in the Lenwood area Saturday night, authorities said.Officers made no arrests during the checkpoint held from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. near the intersection of West Main Street and Birch Road, ...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:11pm



Annual Kiwanis Mardi Gras Parade
This years theme for the 83rd annual Kiwanis Mardi Gras Parade is "Volunteers are our Heroes." The parade will be held on Oct. 24 starting at 7 p.m. The parade route will start at Barstow Road and Main Street and proceed east to Mountain View and Main Street. The entry deadline is Oct. 16. All en...
31 Aug 2015 at 9:12am



Mothers of Preschoolers to meet
Mothers of Preschoolers will hold meetings at First Baptist Church of Barstow, 1320 Barstow Road. Regular meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of the month, September through May from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For Pregnant mothers and mothers of children through Kindergarten. Contact Fi...
31 Aug 2015 at 9:02am




Barstow Desert Dispatch


Morning Jolt: Flight diverted because woman upset about her cat
A woman became upset with flight attendants because they refused to let her see her cat.
1 Sep 2015 at 4:08am




Arco, AMPM opening inches closer in Barstow
BARSTOW — After months of delays, Sater Oil Vice President Eric LeVaughn says he is certain the new Arco gas station at 2191 W. Main St. in Barstow will open by mid-October.LeVaughn anticipated being open earlier this year in April. Then that got pushed to August or September.Now LeVaughn guarant...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:32pm



Barstow man accused of rape employed by city
BARSTOW — A Barstow man accused of raping a woman in a car at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga earlier this year is expected to appear before a judge in October.Phillip Eloy Peralta was charged with rape by fear or force last week, but posted $250,000 bail the day of his scheduled arraignment...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:15pm



CHP: No arrests during sobriety checkpoint
LENWOOD — Roughly 320 cars passed a sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Barstow area California Highway Patrol in the Lenwood area Saturday night, authorities said.Officers made no arrests during the checkpoint held from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. near the intersection of West Main Street and Birch Road, ...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:11pm



Annual Kiwanis Mardi Gras Parade
This years theme for the 83rd annual Kiwanis Mardi Gras Parade is "Volunteers are our Heroes." The parade will be held on Oct. 24 starting at 7 p.m. The parade route will start at Barstow Road and Main Street and proceed east to Mountain View and Main Street. The entry deadline is Oct. 16. All en...
31 Aug 2015 at 9:12am



Mothers of Preschoolers to meet
Mothers of Preschoolers will hold meetings at First Baptist Church of Barstow, 1320 Barstow Road. Regular meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of the month, September through May from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For Pregnant mothers and mothers of children through Kindergarten. Contact Fi...
31 Aug 2015 at 9:02am



Church to hold Burgett celebration
Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Diaconate for Deacon Don Burgett. The Eucharistic Celebration will be Sept. 13 at the 11:30 a.m. mass. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is located at 505 East Mountain View Street. ...
31 Aug 2015 at 8:57am



Amtrak options and Jimmy Buffett songs
Well all know what the High Desert doesn't have — Metrolink service into San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga and Los Angeles. I talked about that in last week's column, and also a bit in my Sunday Editor's Notebook.But if I hadn't received an email from a reader last week, I would have probably forg...
31 Aug 2015 at 8:33am



Barstow Route 66 Festival planned for October
BARSTOW — The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce plans to hold its first Route 66 Festival on Oct. 16 and 17, but hopes to turn it into an annual event.Ambassadors Committee chair Elena Rivera said the chamber has been working tirelessly to put together the first-ever festival this year in Barstow....
30 Aug 2015 at 9:01pm



Barstow school district sees changing enrollment at Skyline North Elementary
BARSTOW — Slightly changing enrollment numbers at Skyline North Elementary will lead to the hiring of another teacher, officials said last week."Enrollment has increased, which is a good thing," James Davis reported to the Barstow Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday. Davis is the...
30 Aug 2015 at 9:01pm




Antelope Valley Times


Palmdale man accused of animal cruelty
PALMDALE ? Animal control officers rescued four traumatized dogs from a Palmdale backyard early Monday morning, and deputies arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly abusing the animals, authorities said. Andres Garcia was arrested in connection with the incident, which happened around 12:51 a.m....
31 Aug 2015 at 5:40pm


Arraignment postponed for man accused of lewd acts on local children
LANCASTER – A man arrested in North Carolina for alleged lewd acts with Palmdale children made an appearance Monday in a Lancaster courtroom, but did not enter a plea. David Wayne Hoyle, 48, is charged with 11 felony counts ? four counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with child 10 year...
31 Aug 2015 at 3:53pm


Man critically wounded in Lancaster shooting
LANCASTER – A man was critically wounded in a shooting outside a Lancaster liquor store Sunday night, authorities said. The shooting happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Kingtree Avenue and Avenue I, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station said. The victim w...
31 Aug 2015 at 2:29pm


Lancaster checkpoint results, CHP checkpoint results
LANCASTER ? Two dozen people were arrested for various violations but no one was arrested for driving under the influence at a DUI/driver?s license checkpoint conducted by the Lancaster Sheriff?s Station this past Friday. The California Highway Patrol conducted a checkpoint in the Antelope Valley...
31 Aug 2015 at 10:14am


Man dies after assault [updated]
LLANO – A water business owner found critically injured at his residence last week has died, prompting a homicide investigation. ?The victim was injured during a commission of a crime,? homicide detectives said in a statement Friday, but did not elaborate. The victim was found Aug. 18 in the 2620...
28 Aug 2015 at 10:02pm


Cooling trend in the forecast
The Antelope Valley will bake for one more day before the three-day heat wave gives way to a cooling trend. Lower temperatures are expected to kick in Saturday, helped by a return of onshore winds, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Saturday’s highs will be about one to five degrees...
28 Aug 2015 at 2:56pm


Registration open for Palmdale?s Partners Academy, classes start Sept. 29
PALMDALE ? The City of Palmdale is accepting applications for the Palmdale Partners Academy, a free eight-week program designed to give citizens a first-hand look at city operations and services. The 2015 session of the Palmdale Partners Academy begins Tuesday, Sept. 29, and continues on consecut...
28 Aug 2015 at 2:20pm


Mountain lion found in Acton auto shop
ACTON – A mountain lion that startled an automotive shop employee in Acton Friday morning was tranquilized, captured and would be released back into the wild, authorities said. The employee, identified in broadcast reports as Hank Barkefelt, came to work about 8:30 a.m. at LJ Automotive at 415 We...
28 Aug 2015 at 2:16pm


One killed in small plane crash
LLANO – A small plane crashed Thursday in a rural high desert area near 165th Street East and East Avenue X, killing the pilot. The pilot — who was in his 60s, according to the coroner’s office — died at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 12:15 p.m. According to the Federal…
27 Aug 2015 at 6:10pm


More West Nile Virus positive chickens in the AV
PALMDALE ? The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed Thursday that a sentinel chicken from a flock in east Palmdale tested positive for West Nile Virus, the second positive test for the virus this year. ?We utilize 10 flocks of chickens that are strategically located arou...
27 Aug 2015 at 2:10pm



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