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Cal State students try to shed light on issue

VICTORVILLE — A group of five students from California State University, San Bernardino are working together to try to brighten Mountain View Acres area streets — and bring some empowerment to the community in the process.Mountain View Acres, an area located east of Amethyst Road, west of Interstate 15, south of Palmdale Road and north of La Mesa Road and overseen by San Bernardino County, has no street lights along its roads. That’s something Maria Ceja, 31, of Fontana, […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Time for a little trash talk

It’s been about 18 months since I first recounted the story of my neighbor leaving an old sofa out on his dirt front yard, just a few feet from his front door.It stayed there for weeks, along with a set of wooden chairs.Now I’ve seen other sofas in front yards scattered throughout the High Desert, as well as broken-down cars, old toilets, discarded mattresses and all manner of other trash. I’ve had plenty to say about the dismal state of our region, too.But when you see […]

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Shots fired at Calico’s Civil War Days reenactment

CALICO — Men in uniform stood tall and proud while they marched along the grounds of Calico Ghost Town as the 20th annual American Civil War Society battle reenactments kicked off Saturday afternoon.The old silver mining town town came to life with the sounds of cannons and musket fire as armies of men, and a few women, dressed up as Union and Confederate soldiers showing visitors what life was like in 1861. […]

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Cal State students try to shed light on issue

VICTORVILLE — A group of five students from California State University, San Bernardino are working together to try to brighten Mountain View Acres area streets — and bring some empowerment to the community in the process.Mountain View Acres, an area located east of Amethyst Road, west of Interstate 15, south of Palmdale Road and north of La Mesa Road and overseen by San Bernardino County, has no street lights along its roads. That’s something Maria Ceja, 31, of Fontana, […]

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Students thank their favorite teachers

VICTORVILLE — Granite Hills High School teacher Dana Kornachuk sat holding back tears at the Barnes & Noble Starbucks coffee shop while she listened to one of her students thank her for the impact she made on her education Thursday evening.“Thank you for making math bearable…and even likeable,”  said senior Vanessa Yochum. “Which is something I would have thought was impossible before your class.” […]

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Prep Wrestling: HUSD schools dominate at MRL Finals

HESPERIA — Saturday was a good day for Hesperia Unified School District wrestlers. Oak Hills, Sultana and Hesperia combined for 13 of the 14 championships at Mojave River League Finals and also accounted for 25 of 28 finalists, 37 of 56 placers and 34 of the 42 qualifiers.Oak Hills took first in team score with 233 points, while Sultana grabbed second with 189 and Hesperia finished third at 144. […]

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Horse brought for healing to store’s ‘prayer couch’

HESPERIA — Do you believe in the power of prayer? Apple Valley’s Debbie Turner most certainly does. She exercised her faith when she loaded her nearly 1,200 pound horse, Scout, into his trailer to pay a visit to the “prayer couch” located at the Desert Chapel Thrift Store at 10182 I Ave., Suite B, in Hesperia.According to the store’s owners, Andy Anderson and Mary Crothers-Anderson, an old couch has been blessed with miracle-making […]

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George Magnet students score new wheels

ADELANTO — Twenty children were pulled out of class and surprised with free bicycles on Friday at Harold George Visual and Performing Arts Magnet and Middle School, courtesy of local businesses seeking to help the community. Victorville business R.A.S. Air Conditioning & Heating & Appliance Repair teamed with George Magnet to provide two high-performing and well-behaved students from each grade, transitional kindergarten through […]

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Crash results in three injuries with one person airlifted

APPLE VALLEY — Firefighters and deputies responded to a two vehicle crash Saturday night that caused three injuries with one person airlifted to a local hospital, officials told the Daily Press.According to Apple Valley Fire Protection District Chief Sid Hultquist, a two vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Dale Evans Parkway and Stoddard Wells Road in Apple Valley at 5:23 p.m.Upon arrival, AVFPD firefighters and California Highway Patrol officials […]

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