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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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Hesperia student’s science project no easy feat

HESPERIA — An eighth-grader at Cedar Middle School is excited to make his science fair project about solving a real-life problem that’s personal to his family.Roman Rodriguez, 13, just won his school science fair last week with his project “Making the Prosthetic Foot a Real Foot,” where he designed an artificial appendage for his handicapped younger cousin, 6-year-old Ileeya Tavera.Ileeya was born […]

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Cactus Wren Garden Club to meet March 2

The Cactus Wren Garden Club meets from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month from September through June at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley. Anyone can attend. The next meeting is March 2. If you wish to join, the membership fee is $20, and the club pin is $15. If you have any questions, please call 760-954-3873 or 760-963-5972.

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Library puts emphasis on youth literacy

Continuing its efforts to promote literacy among youngsters through its Vision2Read program, the San Bernardino County Library System will host a free, Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. March 2 at the Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Ave.The event will feature a variety of Dr. Seuss titles on display, such as “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and […]

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Man suffers serious injuries after early morning head-on crash

VICTORVILLE — A man was seriously injured after a head-on crash early Tuesday, authorities said.A crash involving two vehicles was reported at 7:21 a.m. on Highway 395 a mile north of Bear Valley Road. The description of the vehicles and the circumstances of the crash are not yet known, but San Bernardino County Fire Department Paramedic Eric Sherwin said the crash was head-on.Sherwin said extrication for the injured driver was initially requested but later canceled. The […]

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Arrest made after Saturday’s fatal rollover crash

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. Phillips was […]

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National Training Center a top travel destination

FORT IRWIN — Renita Wicks recalls two years ago when a representative of Cheaptickets.com took the tour of the National Training Center.”He was going around to different (travel) sites in California and telling people here are the top 10 places to go in California,” said Wicks, the community relations officer at Fort Irwin. “He actually listed us in the top 10 things to see in California.”Wicks said a couple from Spain took the tour shortly after that listing was posted. […]

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Soldiers drill in realistic scenarios at National Training Center

FORT IRWIN NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER — The military bus rolled down a road riddled with small potholes and cracks, passing slower-moving Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles.The sense of calm in the air quickly disappeared with a sudden thud and then a loud boom. Smoke and fire rose next to the bus.There was another boom. Startled passengers turned their heads toward the windows. Some screamed, but laughter followed as they realized everything was OK.”Sorry […]

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Woman allegedly tries to steal train, is arrested

VICTORVILLE — Authorities arrested a woman after she reportedly attempted to steal a train early Sunday.Shawna Lee Marone, 44, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of illegally moving a locomotive with possible injury or death early Sunday, county arrest logs show. Marone allegedly attempted to steal a train at the Victor Valley Transportation Center and reportedly told authorities she wanted to take the train for a joy ride, according to authorities on scene.The […]

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