Orange County house prices increased 5.3 percent in the year ending in March, the 15th consecutive month of steady price gains, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index released Tuesday.
Local home prices – as measured by comparing single-family…
When Jesus Sequeira’s wife, Yadira, died in 2008 from lung cancer, times soon grew tough.
Sequeira said his income plunged, leaving him unable to pay the mortgage on the couple’s Canyon Country home when payments more than doubled a year later.
Sequeira hoped a loan modification might save him,…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-widow-foreclosures-20160503-story.html
WRIGHTWOOD — Wildfire and Disaster Awareness week was officially kicked off as several public safety agencies got together to host an opening ceremony Monday morning.An annual event, Wildfire and Disaster Awareness week aims to provide important information to help communities stay informed about potential hazards. The event was hosted by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, in cooperation with the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council, at County Fire Station 14 in Wrightwood. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/defense-cooperation-key-themes-in-wildfire-awareness?rssfeed=true
RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Authorities said a 7-year-old Victorville girl was killed in a crash on Interstate 210 on Saturday afternoon.The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said Rose Robinson died after the 2003 Ford Focus she was in collided with a Toyota Camry while both were headed west on I-210 just east of Milliken Avenue.The Focus crashed into the Camry and then hit the north freeway wall, authorities said.Paramedics responded and Robinson was taken […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/victorville-girl-dies-in-i-210-crash?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — Authorities said a man’s body was found in the Mojave River bottom Saturday evening, but “nothing suspicious” was located at the scene.Victorville Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said the body was that of a 47-year-old transient man. He was found by other transients that frequent the area and had been looking for him.Reports of a body in the river bottom near Stoddard Wells Road and Dante Street were received just after 5 p.m. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/body-found-in-mojave-river-bottom-in-victorville?rssfeed=true
The Victorville City Council will meet in special session at 3 p.m. Tuesday before the regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting. Take a look below at some key issues to be broached:— pre-budget planning for fiscal year 2016-17 (special session)— approval of Housing and Urban Development annual action plan— adoption of the Civic Center Specific Plan— award contract for desert adaptive demonstration garden at Center Street Park— […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/victorville-council-meeting-what-to-watch-for?rssfeed=true
It’s been a while since I had the pleasure of dining on sushi for my column here, so I took the opportunity to have lunch with my editor, Steve Hunt, on Monday as we headed over to Yoshi Japanese Cuisine in Victorville, mere minutes away from our Daily Press offices.The word “favorite” is so subjective, but I’ll use it anyway: Yoshi is my favorite sushi spot in the Victor Valley. It’s the place where I really […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/desert-dining-sizzling-sushi-at-yoshi-japanese-cuisine?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — A man was injured after his truck went down an embankment and hit a fence just off Interstate 15 on Monday morning, authorities said.The crash occurred around 7 a.m. on southbound I-15 near Bear Valley and Amargosa roads. California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Macias said that according to a witness statement, the man was driving a Dodge Ram 5500 work pickup on the southbound I-15 off-ramp near Bear Valley Road.For reasons still unknown, the vehicle exited […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/truck-crashes-into-fence-on-bear-valley-road-extrication-needed-to-free-driver?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — A group of health experts says the global obesity epidemic is like a runaway freight train and shows no signs of slowing.Local experts said obesity in the High Desert is also on the fast track, with many groups trying to derail the speeding pandemic before it’s too late.The NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, a network of health scientists, reported recently that the number of overweight or obese children and adults in wealthy countries and developing nations is […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/high-desert-not-immune-as-global-obesity-epidemic-grows?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — Nearly $84,000 in funds will be distributed to 11 local public service programs beginning in July as part of a federal government block grant program, which signaled an opportunity for the Town Council to sound off on the need for more money prior to approving the funding recommendations.In total, the town will receive nearly $560,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to town documents, […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160502/apple-valley-says-grant-money-isnt-enough?rssfeed=true