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Claims that at-large process dilutes Latino influence draws city’s attention

HESPERIA — The city’s at-large election process violates the California Voting Rights Act and dilutes the influence of Latino voters, according to a local coalition that is seeking to compel Hesperia to shift to a by-district system.Friends of the California Voting Rights Act is an informal body of “local people in the High Desert, primarily,” according to attorney Bob Conaway, who last month sent a notice on their behalf to city […]

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Parade of Pianos host annual musical petting zoo

APPLE VALLEY — Children of all ages from all over the High Desert gathered around inside an unlikely “petting zoo,” filled with violins, clarinets, trumpets and guitars for a musical experience they won’t soon forget.The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce and Parade of Pianos held their seventh annual Music Instrument Petting Zoo, which introduced all kinds of instruments to children.Founder Director of the Parade of Pianos […]

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Train strikes truck stuck on tracks

APPLE VALLEY — Authorities quickly responded to a call about a vehicle having been hit by a train Friday afternoon near Dale Evans Parkway.Apple Valley Fire Protection District Capt. Sid Hultquist said reports of a vehicle that had exploded after being hit by a train were received at 1:02 p.m. at Quarry Road between Central Road and Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley.Upon arrival, firefighters and Apple Valley officials discovered a Roto-Rooter truck stuck in the middle […]

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Apple Valley awards contract for Yucca Loma Road widening

APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council awarded a contract Tuesday to Riverside Construction Company, Inc., for construction services on the widening of Yucca Loma Road, which leads to the nearly completed 1,600-foot Yucca Loma Bridge.With a bid of approximately $8.2 million, Riverside Construction Company, Inc., outbid five other companies — including Apple Valley Construction Company’s more than $10 million bid — for the job. Work is scheduled to start April 11, […]

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Baby business boom

Outside of a few local thrift stores, there really haven’t been any places to buy used baby clothing and goods in the area, according to High Desert mom Brandi Tiffin. But that all changed back in September when Tiffin opened Kay-Tee Baby Boutique on Highway 18 in Apple Valley.The mother of four said her store carries just about everything baby-related one can imagine. Saturday, residents will have the opportunity see for themselves what Tiffin’s boutique has to […]

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Apple Valley Town Council extends moratorium on medical marijuana

APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council voted Tuesday night to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, manufacturers, cultivation and delivery, but not without comments from the mayor that might signal a future change in her voting habits.The Council first passed the moratorium ordinance in January by a unanimous vote, which attorneys said was necessary for the town to maintain local control of medical marijuana following state regulations passed last October. […]

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Prep Girls Soccer Playoffs: St. Genevieve tops AAE in second round for second-straight year

APPLE VALLEY — The Academy for Academic Excellence girls soccer team had at least three stellar chances and about a minute of possession generated in a late first-half flurry on Tuesday.But the highest scoring team in the CIF-Southern Section was stifled.  The Knights couldn’t buy a goal there to potentially tie the game headed into halftime and their chances […]

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Athletes of the Week: Hesperia Christian’s Trevor Bragg and AAE’s Caiti Catania

Coast Guard helicopter visits aviation students at Lewis Center

APPLE VALLEY — A Coast Guard chopper made a surprise landing at the Lewis Center on Monday to the glee of 35 unsuspecting students, who for half a year had been studying aviation in monthly two-hour workshops.”Each workshop, we focus on a different theme on flying,” said program supervisor Kay Ardenski, “and this month happens to be our helicopter theme.”The fifth- through eighth-graders believed […]

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CHP arrests driver in fatal rollover

APPLE VALLEY — California Highway Patrol officials arrested the driver of the SUV involved in a rollover crash that killed an 11-year-old girl and injured several others Saturday.Michael Ladonta Phillips, 38, of Barstow, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence Saturday, CHP officials said in a Monday news release. Authorities […]

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