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Barstow says goodbye to Caleb Lucas

BARSTOW — Tears flowed at the Barstow Church of God in Christ on Tuesday afternoon, but by the end of the celebration of life for Caleb Lucas, smiles and laughter won out over the pain.Hundreds attended the service for the little boy with the big smile, who died March 18.Caleb, who was born with a defective heart, won the hearts of many in his nine years of life. The boy with the bad heart from […]

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Date: 1459382107

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Foghat headlines fair concert series

VICTORVILLE — The English rock band Foghat and the Red Not Chili Peppers tribute band will headline this year’s San Bernardino County Fair Concert Series.Along with carnival rides, food favorites and other fair offerings, officials at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville announced their sports and concert series for this year’s fair, which opens May 21 and will have a 10-day run, with a two-day mid-week closure.Formed in London in the early 70s, […]

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Date: 1459382106

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Former Barstow STEM Academy principal takes plea deal in sex with minor case

VICTORVILLE — Former Barstow STEM Academy Principal Mark Hassell pleaded no contest to one count of oral copulation of a minor in a Victorville courtroom on Wednesday morning and was later sentenced to one year in county jail and five years of probation.As part of the plea deal, the court agreed to dismiss the seven other counts that Hassell had been charged with since his arrest in January 2015 on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old student. If he had been […]

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Tax season is scam season

Much like the Super Bowl for football fans and March Madness for basketball fans, tax season is a big time of year for scam artists.With Tax Day, April 18, fast approaching and millions of taxpayers filing their returns and looking forward to receiving refunds, scammers are looking to prey on individuals who may need help or are unsure of the filing process.California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently put out a news release warning state residents to be cautious of […]

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Obernolte backing ‘ransomware’ bill

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Jay Obernolte is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would make introducing a specific kind of malicious software on a computer network a crime punishable by up to four years in jail and a $10,000 fine.An amended version of Senate Bill 1137 that sets the consequence for “ransomware” was referred to the California Senate Committee on Public Safety and is set for a hearing April 12, according to TrackBill, a legislation tracking website.Ransomware […]

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Date: 1459382104

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Downtown rebound for Victorville?

VICTORVILLE — The city is undertaking a long-term fix to Old Town’s lagging economic situation for the first time in at least a half-decade, eyeing a way to integrate resources from within the city’s orbit to give the historic neighborhood a meaningful and overdue lift.For starters, the City Council will review and likely revise a specific plan for Old Town that was drafted in the mid-2000s at a time when redevelopment funds were still flowing and seen as a viable option to […]

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Date: 1459382101

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County recognizes local reading hero

APPLE VALLEY — She doesn’t possess superhuman powers and she doesn’t have a fancy costume, but San Bernardino County considers her a superhero in the area of literacy.For her work in sharing the passion of reading with children in the High Desert, Ready 4 Reading Book Club founder Lynette Ramirez was recognized as a “Reading Hero” by 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood during a ceremony at the offices of the Desert Communities Region of the Inland Empire […]

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Date: 1459382100

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Vietnam veterans honored at 50th anniversary Commemoration

ADELANTO — Men and women who served in different branches of military gathered Tuesday morning for the Vietnam Veterans 50th anniversary Commemoration.Hosted by the High Desert Vet Center at Stater Bros. Stadium in Adelanto, the event was part of a nationwide day honoring those who had fought in one of the deadliest wars in U.S. history.As veterans entered, they were greeted by Marines and pinned with a special ribbon. Almost 150 veterans attended, including both […]

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Date: 1459382099

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Costa Mesa panel OKs three housing developments off Harbor Boulevard