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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

The value of a home is in the eye of the beholder

Wrestling over the numbers to determine a home’s price can be a challenge.

There’s the price the seller hopes beyond hope he can get. And there’s the buyer’s initial offer price. That’s usually different from the price he’s actually willing to pay for the house.

There’s also the price the seller’s listing agent believes the house should be listed for. That’s usually different from what the listing agent believes the house will actually sell for.

To close this seemingly insurmountable chasm, the sellers usually come down a bit from their dream price, the buyers come up a tad from their low-ball offer,

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/19/the-value-of-a-home-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder/
Date: 1503170914

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VIDEO/BREAKDOWN: Corona del Mar QB competition heats up at Huntington Beach scrimmage

Corona del Mar’s football team entered its scrimmage Friday night at Huntington Beach with a duel for its coveted starting quarterback position.

The candidates are seniors Nathaniel Espinoza (dual threat, 5-9, 185) and Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks/St. Francis transfer Erik Zimmerman (spread, 6-0, 180) and sophomore Ethan Garbers (spread, 6-0, 170), brother of former CdM star Chase Garbers, now at Cal.

The position is desired because Corona del Mar features some of the best wide outs in the county, including Tae Le and John Humphreys, who caught a TD pass.

“We’re OK playing all three of them

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Date: 1503170904

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Edison quarterback Griffin O’Connor charts new path, commits to Yale

From Las Vegas to the Ivy League.

Edison quarterback Griffin O’Connor charted a new recruiting path Friday when he committed to Yale, just days after decommitting from UNLV.

O’Connor is a huge get for the Yale program. The Bulldogs also feature sophomore-to-be wide receiver Garrett White from Edison and former Sunny Hills defensive back Malcolm Dixon.

O’Connor’s commits is reminiscent of the commitment early in summer of  well-known QB Brevin White of Paraclete to Princeton.

O’Connor, the reigning Sunset League MVP, passed for 3,600 yards and 37 TDs last season to help lead Edison to the CIF-SS Division 3 title.

He was ranked No.

Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/19/edison-quarterback-griffin-oconnor-commits-to-yale/
Date: 1503170894

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Step inside eco-friendly, oceanfront Laguna Beach house by Mark Singer for sale at $14 million

Apple Valley Choice Energy prompts thousands of customer calls

APPLE VALLEY — The center that supports customers of the town’s new energy program fielded 14,843 calls between February and August as residents sought answers to questions about their electric bills and Apple Valley Choice Energy (AVCE) itself, according to official data.Additionally, 2,005 residents decided against AVCE before an April 1 launch that made the town the default electric provider for the region’s third-largest municipality. That equates to a 7 […]

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Date: 1503170758

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