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Victorville’s Clean Sweep Weekend begins March 12

The city’s Clean Sweep Weekend will run March 12 and 13, giving residents the opportunity to dispose of no longer needed household items. From 8 a.m. to noon March 12, residents can dispose for free at the recycling drop-off center at 15164 Anacapa Road. Acceptable items include: TVs, computers, e-waste, appliances, scrap metal, cardboard, packing and miscellaneous paper, bottles, cans, clothing, shoes, towels, sheets and rags. […]

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Cars We Remember: Flathead trucks, Canadian Mercury, Jag XKE and Buick Riviera

Our readers have been replying to recent columns. Here we go.Ford FlatheadsQ: I am a subscriber to the Pittsburg (Kansas) Morning Sun, having been born and raised in Frontenac, Kansas. It was with great interest that I read your fine article on the Ford BB trucks. I was for many years a Ford enthusiast and, in fact, once owned and drove a 1932 Ford Model 18 roadster. I unfortunately sold it when I went away to Law School. My uncle was a Ford salesman and my father always drove Fords. […]

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‘The Fam Spot’ program in Victorville seeking volunteers

Family Assistance Program needs volunteers for The Fam Spot, its youth drop-in center. Tutors are wanted to help youth ages 12 to 21 with math, English and science homework, as well as resume creation. The Fam Spot is located at 15075 Seventh St. in Victorville. Come and be a part of changing the future for local youth. Business hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact Patrina at […]

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Firearm vote spurs confusion

ADELANTO — The City Council last week passed an ordinance to authorize the city’s animal control officers to carry firearms, or at least it would appear that they did.”The city has no immediate plans to arm their officers,” city spokesman Michael Stevens said Thursday, a day after a vote on the first reading of a municipal code amendment that seemed to confuse just about everyone inside City Council Chambers.The fog even led to City Councilman Charley Glasper suggesting […]

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City seeks water rate study

ADELANTO — The City Council recently backed a staff-recommended five-year water rate study at a cost not to exceed $25,000, a move that comes as the city’s public utility faces a tightening budget and in response to four years without a water rate increase.The study was initially expected to be conducted in-house, but former Assistant Finance Director Vanessa Martinez, who had been retained in a consulting capacity, informed the city Jan. 22 that hiring a firm would be the best […]

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High Desert Mavericks introduce first-ever ‘Education Day Games’

ADELANTO — Despite a somewhat uncertain future, the High Desert Mavericks continue to plan out the events of the 2016 season, including “Education Day Games,” a first-ever educational event aimed toward local students.The Adelanto City Council’s unanimous vote to terminate the agreement with the Mavericks earlier this month did not deter the minor […]

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Local couple still ‘celebrating’ married life 66 years later

VICTORVILLE — After being married for nearly seven decades, Richard and Marie Maxfield said their love for each other has been as strong as ever.The couple renewed their vows, along with 12 other couples, during a special “Celebration of Love” event put on by Inter Valley Health Plan and St. Mary High Desert Medical Group at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Victorville on Thursday. […]

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Prep Wrestling: HUSD schools dominate at MRL Finals

HESPERIA — Saturday was a good day for Hesperia Unified School District wrestlers. Oak Hills, Sultana and Hesperia combined for 13 of the 14 championships at Mojave River League Finals and also accounted for 25 of 28 finalists, 37 of 56 placers and 34 of the 42 qualifiers.Oak Hills took first in team score with 233 points, while Sultana grabbed second with 189 and Hesperia finished third at 144. […]

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Designing the world’s priciest home: O.C. designer creates a plan for $500 million L.A. ‘giga-mansion’

Can a homeowner association shift repair costs to owners?