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Coast Guard helicopter visits aviation students at Lewis Center

APPLE VALLEY — A Coast Guard chopper made a surprise landing at the Lewis Center on Monday to the glee of 35 unsuspecting students, who for half a year had been studying aviation in monthly two-hour workshops.”Each workshop, we focus on a different theme on flying,” said program supervisor Kay Ardenski, “and this month happens to be our helicopter theme.”The fifth- through eighth-graders believed […]

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VVUHSD Superintendent Ron Williams is making an impact

VICTORVILLE — When Dr. Ron Williams receives an invitation to a former student’s college graduation, he doesn’t give his congratulations over the phone or in a letter.When the time comes, the Victor Valley Union High School District Superintendent gets in his car and drives to the event, even if it’s six hours round-trip plus a four-hour ceremony, as was the case last year when he attended a student’s graduation from […]

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Outage leaves more than 5,100 without power

VICTORVILLE — More than 5,100 residents were briefly left without power early Monday, Southern California Edison officials said.SCE spokeswoman Susan Cox said the outage began at 10:38 a.m. Monday in an area between Clovis Street to the north and Hook Boulevard to the south. Scanner traffic reported that the traffic lights at the intersection of Amargosa Road and Mojave Drive, as well as the traffic lights on Mojave Drive and the Interstate 15 freeway, were completely out at […]

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Woman arrested for allegedly trying to steal train

VICTORVILLE — Authorities arrested a woman after she reportedly attempted to steal a train early Sunday.Shawna Lee Marone, 44, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of illegally moving a locomotive with possible injury or death early Sunday, county arrest logs show. Marone allegedly attempted to steal a train at the Victor Valley Transportation Center and reportedly told authorities she wanted to take the train for a joy ride, according to authorities.The incident […]

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Arrest made after Saturday’s fatal rollover crash

APPLE VALLEY — California Highway Patrol officials arrested the driver of the SUV involved in a rollover crash that killed an 11-year-old girl and injured several others Saturday.Michael Ladonta Phillips, 38, of Barstow, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence Saturday, CHP officials said in a Monday news release. Phillips was […]

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National Training Center a top travel destination

FORT IRWIN — Renita Wicks recalls two years ago when a representative of Cheaptickets.com took the tour of the National Training Center.”He was going around to different (travel) sites in California and telling people here are the top 10 places to go in California,” said Wicks, the community relations officer at Fort Irwin. “He actually listed us in the top 10 things to see in California.”Wicks said a couple from Spain took the tour shortly after that listing was posted. […]

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Soldiers drill in realistic scenarios at National Training Center

FORT IRWIN NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER — The military bus rolled down a road riddled with small potholes and cracks, passing slower-moving Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles.The sense of calm in the air quickly disappeared with a sudden thud and then a loud boom. Smoke and fire rose next to the bus.There was another boom. Startled passengers turned their heads toward the windows. Some screamed, but laughter followed as they realized everything was OK.”Sorry […]

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Woman allegedly tries to steal train, is arrested

VICTORVILLE — Authorities arrested a woman after she reportedly attempted to steal a train early Sunday.Shawna Lee Marone, 44, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of illegally moving a locomotive with possible injury or death early Sunday, county arrest logs show. Marone allegedly attempted to steal a train at the Victor Valley Transportation Center and reportedly told authorities she wanted to take the train for a joy ride, according to authorities on scene.The […]

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Sheriff’s station roof needs repair

ADELANTO — The City Council recently approved $25,000 for an emergency roof repair at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victor Valley Station after the facility was damaged by a recent storm that compromised the protection of police records.The roof damage occurred directly over the police records area at the station, according to a city staff report.”… It is important that we protect these records from damage caused by weather,” the report said.The Council on […]

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