HESPERIA — The city’s development review committee will discuss the proposed construction of a new restaurant, along with a wave of cannabis-based businesses that plan to plant roots near the city’s green zone.The three businesses looking to move into Hesperia include Blaze Palm, LLC, Green Scorpion Organics Company and Medical Cannabis Education Center.Green Scorpion is looking to occupy an existing 1,000-square-foot suite at 17525 Alder St., Unit 43, about 800 […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180218/hesperia-mulls-proposed-cannabis-businesses?rssfeed=true
(This is the third part of a series looking at population changes in the High Desert region. Links to the first two parts of this series are listed below as related content.)VICTORVILLE — Affordable housing, great weather, family and the proximity to Southern California attractions — these are the primary reasons why people have relocated to the High Desert from other parts of the country.Dozens of new residents told the Daily Press they left the […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180217/high-desert-still-growing-some-are-leaving-but-population-up-15000-in-last-6-years?rssfeed=true
HESPERIA —A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a woman near the intersection of Balsam Avenue and Live Oak Street in December.The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against Scott Enriquez, of Hesperia, for vehicular manslaughter on Feb. 15 and he was arrested at his residence a day later.According to authorities, Deborah Harr, 53, of Hesperia, was killed when her 2005 Toyota Matrix, which was headed […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180219/felony-charges-filed-against-23-year-old-in-connection-to-fatal-dec-5-crash-in-hesperia?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and the High Desert’s largest city partnered to provide rocking chairs and giant checkerboard tables to a few local nonprofits.The city of Victorville delivered the items Thursday to excited members of the Victor Valley Rescue Mission, the local branch of the Salvation Army and the Victorville Senior Citizens Club.Senior Citizens Club President Sallie Hill was elated over the donation, and told the Daily Press the […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180219/keep-on-rocking-cracker-barrel-and-city-officials-donate-chairs-to-area-nonprofits?rssfeed=true
HESPERIA — The City Council meeting on Tuesday evening will include a short list of agenda items including:The proposed approval of a new employment agreement with Hesperia City Manager Nils Bentsen that would see the head official receive a base salary of $230,000.00 annually. The action comes by request of the Council after Bentsen’s second-year evaluation.The receiving and filing of the city’s mid-year budget, which includes several […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180219/hesperia-city-council-meeting-on-agenda?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — The City Council will convene at 6 p.m. Tuesday for its regularly scheduled meeting inside council chambers at City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr. Notable items on the agenda include:Agreement not to exceed $42,000 with Spohn Ranch for the design of a skate park at Doris Davies ParkPurchase of five command vehicles for the city fire department, costing $134,755Purchase of two paramedic squad vehicles for the city fire department, costing […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180219/victorville-city-council-meeting-what-to-watch?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council has chosen not to revoke the business license of Bright Futures Academy (BFA), a private school in the process of repairing its reputation, which was damaged by a 15-month spike in crime and violent incidents at its campus here.“The improvement is remarkable,” Council member Barb Stanton said. “I really feel torn that this got so bad for a while — as we all know — but now it’s gotten so good. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180218/bright-futures-academy-keeps-its-apple-valley-business-license?rssfeed=true
BISHOP — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.
The blaze scorched 3½ square miles of chaparral bush and shrub oak in the small town of Bishop on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada that is popular for hiking, fishing, climbing and hunting. Firefighters made some gains against the flames, which they found had burned a slightly smaller area after doing more accurate mapping.
It comes as California has seen some record-high temperatures and little rain after emerging
First in a two-part series.
Quick: Name the Newport Harbor High football coach before Jeff Brinkley, who announced his retirement after 32 seasons last month.
The answer? Mike Giddings. And if you got it right, you’re probably an old-school follower of Tar Ball.
While Giddings only coached the Sailors for four years, his impact was legendary as he changed the fortunes of the school’s football program for decades to come.
Brinkley will go down as the all-time leader in most coaching statistical categories in school and Newport-Mesa Unified School District history. But Giddings created a new vibe following a series of down years
The Cristina Garcia sexual-harassment scandal expanded when a former aide said the California assemblywoman suggested staffers join her in a game of “spin the bottle” and fired him after he complained.
First reported by Politico, the complaint filed Saturday with the state Department of Fair Employment & Housing by a former Garcia staffer identified as J. David Kernick follows allegations reported Feb. 8 that the Bell Gardens Democrat tried to grope a male legislative aide and a male lobbyist.
Garcia denied those accusations but volunteered to take unpaid leave while the Assembly Rules Committee investigates.
The charges have received particular attention