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Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday’s eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state’s growing reliance on energy from the sun.California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the nation’s solar power. The eclipse presents an unusual challenge for those who manage the state’s power grid because the solar energy will drop off and re-emerge […]

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Date: 1503171436

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How to see the Great American Solar Eclipse in the High Desert

On Monday, all of North America will see what NASA calls “one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights” — an eclipse of the sun. While millions of people are expected to travel to the 14 states where the eclipse can be seen in its totality, just about anyone can see a partial eclipse from their own backyard.Many High Desert schools will be participating in eclipse events, some of which are open to the community. Here’s a quick guide for seeing the […]

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Date: 1503171425

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Vehicle strikes back of school bus near Hesperia Junior High

HESPERIA — No injuries were reported after a vehicle struck the back of a school bus in front of Hesperia Junior High Friday, authorities said.California Highway Patrol officials said the collision occurred at 2:25 p.m. on Willow Street, just east of Cypress Avenue, and involved a white Kia Optima.”The school bus was stopped within the eastbound lane of Willow Street, with its left turn signal activated, waiting to make a left turn into the school’s […]

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Date: 1503171415

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Bad fire season predicted, authorities call for safety preparation

HESPERIA — Fire officials believe the phrase “creating defensible space” is not a suggestion, but an action essential to improving a home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.Tracey Martinez, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, told the Daily Press the upcoming fire season looks like a bad one and property owners should take safety measures in case of a wildfire.“Rain is always a double-edged sword for us — we get […]

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Date: 1503171404

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A year after major fires, lessons and takeaways by those involved

Looking Up: Clouds or not, a solar eclipse is coming!

More Content Now The much anticipated solar eclipse is days, even hours away. On Monday, August 21, 2017, the New Moon will block the Sun, providing the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States, in 99 years. The total eclipse is limited to a narrow path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, but the rest of America will witness a partial solar event. That is- if skies are not completely cloudy!Clouds are the bane of astronomers both amateur and professional […]

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Date: 1503084411

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Clubs and shows and how they run

Dedication of members is just part of the formula that makes a club popular year after year. People want to belong to a group that “does things,” and for horse people that means a club that puts on a variety of events — trail rides, play days, shows, clinics — with a board in place that welcomes member input.A successful club is one where those involved in its management willingly give time and treasure to make the events fun and keep members and others […]

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Date: 1503084399

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Aug. 27MOP tour — Visit Mea Ola’s Place, meet the residents and learn about “The Place For Survivors,” 11080 Johnson Road, Phelan. Check out volunteer, sponsor and foster opportunities, too. Tour is from 2 to 5 p.m., text to confirm 661-557-2680. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated.Sept. 3Driving show — Valley Center Vaqueros 2017 Pleasure Driving Show, […]

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Date: 1503084389

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For want of a shoe …and a shoer

The current online newsletter from The Horse magazine has a wonderful article (No. 27897) entitled “Finding a Farrier.”Marie Rosenthal, MS, interviewed David Duckett, a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and master farrier and blacksmith based in Ambler, Pennsylvania.Duckett believes a competent farrier is much like a reliable car mechanic. Shoers find themselves dealing with problems caused by genetics, disease or illness. They may need to handle […]

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Date: 1503084379

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Stoddard Wells access shut off starting next week

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