The very system of democracy we use to elect our leaders has come under scrutiny in 2016, fueled by voter discontent that also has given rise to protests not seen in decades.Original Article: http://elections.gatehousemedia.com/will-somebody-please-explain-superdelegate/?sitename=VVdailypress?rssfeed=true
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down following leaked internal emails showing key members of the organization speaking critical of Sen. Bernie Sanders in his primary fight against Hillary Clinton.In a statement Sunday afternoon, the chair touted her her accomplishments running the DNC during President Barack Obama’s reelection, but acknowledged that her resignation may help ease concerns about […]Original Article: http://elections.gatehousemedia.com/dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz-will-resign-convention-favoritism-scandal/?sitename=VVdailypress?rssfeed=true
Sweeps of two cities this month resulted in 74 felony and misdemeanor arrests, as well as multiple citations, two stolen vehicles recovered and a search warrant served at an illegal marijuana oil extraction lab, authorities said.The criminal suppression initiative known as Operation Desert Guardian was conducted twice by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials: once in Victorville and another one in Hesperia.In Victorville, the operation resulted in 39 felony and misdemeanor […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160724/desert-guardian-sweeps-net-74-arrests?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — Southern California Logistics Airport pulled $351,000 in fuel revenue, airport filming, aircraft parking and landing fees during the first quarter of 2016, according to an economic development report prepared by the city’s finance department.The bulk of that revenue, $252,000, was in fuel revenue and airport filming, the report showed. Southwest Airlines, Vintage Motorcycle Scramble Race and television show Top Gear “Postal” filmed at the facility during Q1. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160724/report-scla-gained-quarter-million-dollars-in-fuel-filming-during-q1?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — Colorful cardboard creations splashed through pool waters while others grandly sunk during the inaugural Cardboard Board Regatta on Saturday afternoon.Participants braved triple-digit temperatures to join in the event, held at the Civic Center Park Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon. The race, hosted by the Apple Valley Parks & Recreation Department, consisted of 12 teams of children and adults who constructed boats using nothing but cardboard, duct tape, […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160723/cardboard-competition-is-splash?rssfeed=true
HESPERIA — Nearly 400 instances of unpaid fines and fees are keeping more than a half-million dollars out of city of Hesperia coffers.Hesperia is not alone, however, and not even leading the pack among High Desert municipalities. A Daily Press investigation last week revealed that residents and businesses in Apple Valley and Victorville also owe their municipalities a combined total of more than $2 million.The Hesperia City Council, as do other cities in the High […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160724/high-deserts-unpaid-fines-fees-top-25-million?rssfeed=true
There is no 405 Freeway on this day in Irvine, no city hall, heck, no city.
But there is Herman’s Hermits, talk of protesting the Vietnam War and dancing outdoors next to a blazing fire pit.
The year is 1966 and Sharon Sircello, fresh from a…
Gene Tuey’s middle-school-age kids took a vote. They wanted Dad home more.
So the Orange County native quit his 65-hour-a-week job as a liquor distributor and put his Ladera Ranch house up for sale.
If Tuey, 58, gets his $1.2 million asking price,…
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.Original Article: http://elections.gatehousemedia.com/a-new-poll-found-that-americans-want-stricter-gun-laws/?sitename=VVdailypress?rssfeed=true
BARSTOW — Thirty years ago, Barstow police were searching for a killer. They still are.Martha Richards, 55, was working at Century 21 Realty on March 10, 1986. When she left the office at 304 E. Main St. that day, she walked to her pickup truck, which was parked behind the business. There police said a “young male” stabbed her and stole her purse.After being stabbed, Richards made her way back into the business and called for help. She was transported to Barstow […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160722/for-barstow-detectives-unsolved-cases-are-never-cold?rssfeed=true