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Nearly 150 students compete at SkillsUSA

Approximately 150 students represented Apple Valley Unified School District at the Region Six SkillsUSA Regional Conference, of which 83 will advance to the state competition this spring. The regional leadership events took place Jan. 23 at Granite Hills High School and the regional skills events took place on Jan. 30 at and around San Bernardino Valley College. The regional competition attracted an estimated 1,200 students from nearly 60 schools.AVUSD’s Brad Williams and Ryan […]

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Newport Coast home with tricked-out garage that can accommodate 2 dozen cars sells for $15 million

‘Big Bang Theory’s’ Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home

English Tudor with a modern makeover in Santa Monica

Firefighters battle flames, save two dogs

VICTORVILLE — Firefighters battled a house fire and managed to save two small dogs from the residence on Friday evening, San Bernardino County Fire Department officials said.According to Public Information Officer Eric Spies, reports of a structure fire were reported at 5:27 p.m. at a home on the 12000 block of Hickory Avenue in Victorville.Spies said while he and other fire personnel were on route to the scene, they received reports of residents possibly still inside […]

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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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Missing Purple Heart returned to Hesperia man

HESPERIA — The case of the missing High Desert Purple Heart medal has been solved, thanks to a collaborative effort by agencies in San Bernardino County, Vermont and Wisconsin.Army veteran Craig E. Hampton, who served the U.S. in Vietnam in the 1960s, was presented with his Purple Heart, along with several other awards, during a special ceremony in his Hesperia home on Friday.“I didn’t even know that it was missing,” Hampton, 69, told the Daily Press. […]

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Highway 395 widening set to begin in 2018

ADELANTO — The first phase of construction on the $483 million Highway 395 widening project is expected to break ground in 2018, Caltrans officials said.Caltrans Project Manager Jim Robinson answered questions and concerns in the Conference Room at Mavericks Stadium on Thursday night during an open house to discuss elements of Phase One of the project. The event was hosted by the San Bernardino Associated Governments and Caltrans.The total price of construction on the […]

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Edison proposes subtransmission line project

VICTORVILLE — Southern California Edison has proposed construction of a new subtransmission 115 kilovolt (kV) tower line that will run between the existing substations in Victorville and Hesperia.Construction of the new line will primarily involve replacing 6.1 miles of the existing Victor-Aqueduct-Phelan 115 kV line. A total of 59, 50-foot tall single-circuit lattice steel towers and associated conductors will be replaced with 69 new double-circuit tubular steel towers ranging […]

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Prep Boys Basketball: Hesperia Christian holds off Apple Valley Christian to tie for title

HESPERIA — This was a game worthy of deciding a league title.The series was worthy of going seven.Instead the Hesperia Christian and Apple Valley Christian boys basketball teams will settle for two high-intensity Agape League games. The series wrapped up with Hesperia Christian claiming a 73-69 victory Thursday night in front of a packed house at home.The […]

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