In 1939, famed lithographer Adolf Dehn embarked on a 17,000-mile road trip to gather inspiration for a series of watercolors depicting the rural outskirts of a vast American landscape.At a certain point, a scene of endless Joshua trees brought Dehn’s travels to a halt near Victorville. In the distance, “some sort of factory … made a weird effect of smoke and quivering heat.”It was here […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170629/this-desert-life-to-each-his-own-joshua-tree?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — A traffic stop led to a 44-year-old Victorville man’s arrest Thursday after authorities found drugs, firearms and a plastic mask inside the car, authorities said.Zachariah Pacillas was arrested after the Sheriff’s Department High Desert Regional Gang Team pulled him over as they conducted a proactive gang enforcement sweep in unincorporated areas of Victorville on Thursday. County booking records show Pacillas was arrested in an area near National […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170629/traffic-stop-nets-guns-drugs-and-ex-felons-arrest-thursday?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — Firefighters battled a structure fire that gutted a home off Snyder Road Wednesday afternoon.Apple Valley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jim Hulbert told the Daily Press that firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire at 3:44 p.m. in the 27800 block of Snyder Road.A single-family dwelling was well-involved when the first engine company arrived, according to Hulbert, and a solo occupant had made it out of the structure.Vegetation […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170629/blaze-destroys-single-family-home-in-apple-valley?rssfeed=true
The draft budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which begins July 1, is more optimistic and reflective of the first real returns of Adelanto’s commercial marijuana industryOriginal Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170629/adelanto-revenue-projections-jump-even-as-deficit-talk-wont-scram?rssfeed=true
The suspects, described only as four unidentified black male adults, then fled the scene, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials. Three of the suspects were wearing bandanas and gloves.Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170629/authorities-four-suspects-sought-who-stole-jewelry-shot-homeowner?rssfeed=true
ADELANTO — Cody Culp pitched a shutout Tuesday night to give High Desert Yardbirds their sixth-consecutive win.Culp held the Monterey Amberjacks scoreless on six hits to lead the Yardbirds to a 7-0 victory at Adelanto Stadium.The third-place Yardbirds now trail the first-place Tucson Saguaros by 3 1/2 games in the Pecos League’s Pacific Division standings.High Desert has won nine of their last 10 games. They have also won six of seven games against Monterey […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/sports/20170627/culp-hurls-shutout-against-monterey-yardbirds-stay-hot?rssfeed=true
In fulfilling his role as California attorney general, Xavier Becerra should be focusing on the issues that affect state residents and one of those issues that poses great threat to residents is climate change.
While the effects of our warming planet will affect all Californians, climate change poses the most pressing threat to low-income and communities of color. It’s why it’s so critical that Becerra holds corporations like ExxonMobil accountable for knowingly deceiving the public about the threat of climate change.
Becerra has vowed to oppose any expansion of drilling off California’s coast, he’s suing the Trump administration for pausing energy
On the Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate our country’s birthday with beachside barbecues and firework fiestas. Independence Day commemorates our freedom from a tyrannical monarchy thousands of miles away.
But, more than 240 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a different tyranny besieges our democracy. In union America, employees are often left without a voice, ruled by the same union leadership for decades with little opportunity to remove or replace it.
Less than 10 percent of union members ever voted for the union currently “representing” them. Labor unions represent six million workers under the National Labor Relations
Will your veggies give you cancer? Probably not, according to a Reuters investigative report which uncovered severe intellectual dishonesty in a decision to classify the popular weed killer glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.”
Although the overwhelming majority of research indicates glyphosate is safe, the International Agency for Research on Cancer went against the grain in 2016, deciding that glyphosate “probably” causes cancer in humans.
The highly controversial decision inspired California to require Proposition 65 cancer warnings on goods containing or exposed to glyphosate, like produce and wheat products. But California didn’t know the researcher who led IARC’s glyphosate evaluation had
Transparency is critical to balancing the public’s civil liberties with law enforcement’s ability to use new technologies to combat crime.
In 2015, California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 34 and Senate Bill 741 to require law enforcement agencies wishing to use automatic license plate readers or cell phone intercept devices to put in place privacy and use policies. Additionally, the bills required public notice be given before such intrusive technologies are deployed.
Both bills were introduced by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and have been signed into law. Now, Hill is back with SB21, with the aim of expanding public notice requirements