History has a way of pushing its pursuers down rabbit holes, especially small-town history wherein everyone is connected.Such is the case with early Victorville and so too with this column, which was originally designed to compare the coming Cracker Barrel restaurant to the opening of the Safeway grocery store in April 1941. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170817/this-desert-life-from-turners-to-safeway-or-vice-versa?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — Judith Claridad said she and her family will mark the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death by helping the homeless of the Victor Valley.Claridad’s “Christmas Hero: Warmth & Love” project, which includes collecting and handing out jackets, mittens and hats for the homeless, will be done to honor the legacy of Claro Claridad, Judith’s husband, who sacrificed his life by saving two children who fell through ice-covered […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170817/christmas-hero-project-to-honor-local-man-who-sacrificed-his-life-to-save-children?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — Wearing superhero capes, masks and purple socks, the principals of two rival high schools squared off and exchanged a few friendly words as they prepared for battle.Principal Dustin Conrad from Apple Valley High School and Chuck McCall from Granite Hills High School donned the unusual garb Thursday to show support for the American Cancer Society and their involvement in the annual Barrel Game on Sept. 1 at Newton T. Bass Stadium in Apple Valley.Both […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170818/annual-barrel-game-rivalry-to-turn-purple-for-cancer-awareness?rssfeed=true
Judge Thomas Goethals’ ruling Friday, Aug. 18, that mass murderer Scott Dekraai cannot face the death penalty surprised and angered some who expected he would be sentenced to die. Others, however, were relieved that Dekraai soon should be sentenced nearly six years after he killed eight people in and around a Seal Beach salon in 2011.
He later pleaded guilty to their murders .
Dekraai has been awaiting his sentencing during hearings that examined the Orange County justice system.
While most of Orange County will have a good view, solar eclipse watchers might want to avoid the beaches.
The National Weather Service is forecasting overcast skies for the coast on Monday morning, when the total eclipse will hit the continental United States for the first time in 38 years.
But simply moving a couple of miles inland will give you a clear sky.
“We are not expecting significant cloud (coverage) except in the coastal areas,” said James Brotherton, a San Diego-based meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
Some beaches may have only a partial overcast, so from there you may be able wiggle
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If “Pokémon Go ” players wanted to catch all the monsters in the game, they would have to pack a real suitcase and travel around the world.
Now people in Southern California are getting a chance to catch one a little closer to home.
The mobile game selected certain Pokémon monsters to appear in certain regions. North America, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and Europe all have their own unique monsters that can only be found within those areas.
To celebrate the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, the game’s creators are releasing the Australia-centric Pokemon Kangaskhan in Anaheim for three days only . It
Irvine-based Pacific Premier Bancorp, the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank and Plaza Bancorp, has agreed to acquire Plaza in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $226 million, or $7.29 per share.
Plaza, also based in Irvine, reports $1.3 billion in total assets, $1.1 billion in gross loans and $1.1 billion in total deposits as of June 30. The bank has seven regional offices located in Irvine, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Pasadena, Montebello, San Diego and Las Vegas.
The transaction, according to a company statement, will increase Pacific Premier’s total assets to approximately $7.7 billion on a pro forma basis.
“On a combined
Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury.”Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/zz/news/20170817/steve-bannon-no-military-solution-in-north-korea?rssfeed=true