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February Students of the Month: Classroom standouts

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a new feature in which the Daily Press will honor deserving students in the High Desert. Each month we’ll select one student each from local elementary, junior high and high schools from nominees submitted by schools.ELEMENTARYName: Omar DavisSchool: Theodore Vick Elementary SchoolGrade: 6 […]

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Marco Rubio reads Donald Trump’s tweets one by one onstage, trolling him over his misspellings

UPDATE: Man struck by car suffers injuries

VICTORVILLE — A 19-year-old man was injured after he was hit by a vehicle Wednesday night, authorities told the Daily Press.According to Deputy Zachary Fidler of the Victorville Sheriff’s station, reports of a Toyota Corolla having hit a pedestrian on Nisqualli Road and just east of Mariposa Road in Victorville were received at 7:33 p.m.A 59-year-old woman in the Corolla was driving eastbound in the No. 1 lane when she reportedly struck the man, who sustained a […]

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Council extends moratorium on medical marijuana

APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council voted Tuesday 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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New York man gets 55 years to life for sex crimes against a minor

VICTORVILLE — A New York man who sexually abused an underage girl for at least two years was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years to life in in prison, according to statement released by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office.A jury found 25-year-old Jonathan Mendez guilty in January of three counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years old or younger and two counts of lewd acts upon a child, the statement said.The offenses […]

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Adelanto’s new EMS cost recovery plan passes

ADELANTO — The city’s efforts to trim its general fund expenses took another step forward Wednesday night, with the Council backing a plan to recover costs related to emergency medical response services.City officials say that EMS cost recovery is allowable through billing insurance companies for the services and they stressed that residents will not be impacted.San Bernardino County Fire, which contracts with all municipalities in the Victor Valley besides Apple Valley, […]

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How do water rate hikes equal lower bills?

VICTORVILLE — How does a proposed four-year water rate hike benefit about 91 percent of the city water district’s nearly 35,000 customers?It’s a rather complex design that boils down to momentarily ignoring the proposed hikes — 6.25 percent each year beginning July 1, 2017 — and turning focus to a rate restructure that city officials say will align fixed and variable costs with revenues. […]

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Online project allows those suffering to unite through compassion, love

VICTORVILLE — On the day after Valentine’s Day, one local woman poured out her heart, along with dozens more, as part of the launch of the “On Coming Alive Project” online.Victorville resident Kristin Hernandez said the project is a collection of stories by people — from homemakers to a Marine Corps officer — whose mission is to unite all who have known suffering through the common ground of compassion and love. […]

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More than 1,800 marijuana plants found after raid at Victorville home

VICTORVILLE — Authorities raided a home Tuesday afternoon and found an illegal marijuana grow operation with more than 1,800 plants inside.San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials said in a Wednesday news release a suspect was arrested in connection to the grow operation. Ung A Ta, 48, of El Monte, was arrested on suspicion of illegally growing marijuana and theft of utilities with a value over $400, jail records show. Ta had reportedly bypassed the […]

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Biz Bits: 5 tips to protect your identity and celebrate refund season

Tip of the WeekThe holidays may be over, but refund season is just beginning, and there’s a lot to celebrate. This tax season, while consumers are eagerly awaiting their refund, tax preparation companies, tax officials and the IRS are working together to combat one of the fastest growing threats for tax season 2016 – tax identity fraud.Every year, criminals use increasingly advanced tactics – particularly geared toward taxpayers filing online – to steal taxpayers’ personal […]

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