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This Desert Life: Hesperia has a zoo?

As Bryan Kawasaki and I entered the Hesperia Zoo, a mild-mannered sheep walked up to the edge of its enclosure, took a disinterested look at us and proceeded to urinate.“Yeah, that’s like 50 percent of life here,” Paige Smith said as the sheep finished.Paige came to the Hesperia Zoo about five years ago when she’d had enough of her teaching job.“I was a percussion instructor at a high school,” she explained. “I was 20. I […]

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Property management firm: Hesperia Crime Free Rental Housing Program illegal

HESPERIA — A local property management company believes the city’s new Crime Free Rental Housing Program violates various laws.The program holds owners accountable for renters’ actions on their properties, and gives law enforcement officials and landlords more enforcement power over renters who cause problems, according to Hesperia City Manager Nils Bentsen.In a letter to “fellow industry professionals,” Connie Calvert, CEO of […]

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Cancer fighter embraces holistic lifestyle

HESPERIA — Despite being given only six months to live, one local woman said she’s living life to the fullest years after receiving a “death sentence.”After being diagnosed with colon cancer on Thanksgiving Day in 2012, Sandra Hendrickson, 51, said she began to embrace a life of holistic living and a deeper walk with God.“The cancer had metastasized to my liver and lungs, but once I started to put the pieces of nutrition, fitness and faith in […]

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CIF State Wrestling Championships: Oak Hills’ Jesse Madrigal headed to semifinals

BAKERSFIELD — And then there was one. After the first day of the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield, Oak Hills’ Jesse Madrigal is the only High Desert wrestler still in the competition from the 10 who arrived at Rabobank Arena Friday morning.The eight eliminations — Barstow’s Adam Valdez failed to make weight — were a sobering reminder of the level of competition the state tournament has to offer. […]

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Life returns to abandoned eatery

HESPERIA — After sitting empty and becoming a haven for weeds for nearly a year, the building that once housed Carrows restaurant has been taken over.Hesperia will be the home of California’s first Country Kitchen, a full-service restaurant known for its comfort foods and large array of desserts, with stores predominantly located in central and northern portions of the U.S. and Canada.Store co-owner Mo Ismail told the Daily Press that crews have been working for […]

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Residents rejoice as Hesperia Council votes to craft new marijuana ordinance

HESPERIA — The City Council was greeted with thunderous applause from residents Tuesday evening after it voted to revisit a proposed ordinance that would have prohibited the cultivation, manufacturing and mobile dispensing of medical marijuana.Many in the standing-room only crowd exchanged hugs and high-fives after the Hesperia Council voted 5-0 to craft a new ordinance that would allow for the home cultivation and home delivery of the substance that many in the crowd called a […]

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Woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

HESPERIA — Deputies arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of kidnapping and safely returned a 3-year-old boy to his father on Monday, San Bernardino County Department officials told the Daily Press on Tuesday afternoon.Deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station responded to a reported kidnapping at 11:08 p.m. Sunday night. The father of a 3-year-old boy told authorities that his son had been taken from his home by Lakiba Cox, 28, of Hesperia, according to Deputy Ty […]

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Residents rejoice as Hesperia Council votes to craft new marijuana ordinance

HESPERIA — The City Council was greeted with thunderous applause from residents Tuesday evening after it voted to revisit a proposed ordinance that would have prohibited the cultivation, manufacturing and mobile dispensing of medical marijuana.Many in the standing-room only crowd exchanged hugs and high-fives after the Hesperia Council voted 5-0 to craft a new ordinance that would allow for the home cultivation and home delivery of the substance that many in the crowd called a […]

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Family friend arrested on suspicion of kidnapping 3-year-old boy

HESPERIA — Deputies arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of kidnapping and safely returned a 3-year-old boy to his father on Monday, San Bernardino County Department officials told the Daily Press on Tuesday afternoon.Deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station responded to a reported kidnapping at 11:08 p.m. Sunday night. The father of a 3-year-old boy told authorities that his son had been taken from his home by Lakiba Cox, 28, of Hesperia, according to Deputy Ty […]

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Blaze tears through abandoned Hesperia home Tuesday

HESPERIA — A blaze ripped through an abandoned home and threatened nearby homes before firefighters were able to contain it Tuesday afternoon.San Bernardino County Fire Department officials received reports of a structure fire at an abandoned home in the 16400 block of Juniper Street near Second Avenue. Firefighters arrived within minutes and found the home to be fully engulfed in flames, County Fire Capt. Jeremy Kern told the Daily Press.Firefighters went into attack […]

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