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Animal control, firearm vote spurs confusion in Adelanto

ADELANTO — The City Council this 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 Chambers.The fog even led to City Councilman Charley Glasper suggesting he would […]

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Kaiser building evacuated due to ‘unknown’ source of smoke

VICTORVILLE — An unknown source of smoke prompted a response from San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel and a full evacuation of the Kaiser Permanente Victorville office late Thursday afternoon.County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Mejia told the Daily Press the building was evacuated after a report of a possible fire was received just before 4:15 p.m. While no fire was found, a strong smell of smoke was detected to be coming from the third floor with some light smoke […]

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Community rallies in firefighter’s fight against cancer

The San Bernardino County Fire Department has come together with the community to support a local firefighter who’s received a devastating diagnosis.County Fire Engineer/Paramedic Cory Norton, 29, has served the department for more than 10 years, starting as a paid-call firefighter in 2005. Norton, a High Desert resident, became a paramedic in 2007 after graduating from the program at Victor Valley College and was promoted to the rank of engineer in 2013. Norton has served several […]

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Cajon Pass Commuter: More changes coming on Interstate 15

I’ve got to say it’s been very pleasant driving on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass recently. Though Caltrans has had lane splits in place both northbound and southbound, neither have presented any major issues for me when I’ve been on the road on the weekends.That said, there are some changes coming that all Cajon Pass commuters should be aware of.I touched base on Wednesday with Caltrans District 8 Chief of Public and Media Affairs Terri Kasinga to see what’s on the horizon […]

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Woman sentenced to five years for attempted murder

VICTORVILLE — A woman who stabbed the man she was living with in an abandoned Victorville home last year pleaded no contest to attempted murder Wednesday, court records show.Tina Mae Zussman initially pleaded not guilty to stabbing the victim after an argument, but changed her plea during a disposition reset hearing, according to court records.Zussman was sentenced to five years in a state prison and received one year for time served and good behavior. Pursuant to her […]

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Kaiser building evacuated due to ‘unknown’ source of smoke

VICTORVILLE — An unknown source of smoke prompted a response from San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel and a full evacuation of the Kaiser Permanente Victorville office late Thursday afternoon.County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Mejia told the Daily Press the building was evacuated after a report of a possible fire was received just before 4:15 p.m. While no fire was found, a strong smell of smoke was detected to be coming from the second floor, prompting an evacuation. […]

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Love is still in the air

VICTORVILLE — Tears flowed and true love was honored as senior couples gathered to renew their vows of commitment during a special “Celebration of Love” just before Valentine’s Day.Thirteen couples, celebrating a combined 590 years of marriage, met at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Victorville on Thursday to renew their pledge to one another, to share memories, to enjoy wedding cake and to “rock around the clock” on the dance floor. […]

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Victorville man arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor for sex

VICTORVILLE — Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday morning on suspicion of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials told the Daily Press on Thursday evening.According to authorities, a deputy from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a man soliciting a minor for sex. The victim’s mother reported that a man named Abel Ruiz, 19, of Victorville, had been communicating […]

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Revved up to run

HESPERIA — Alan Mancilla-Ajtun and Miguel Mateo are serious about running.The two Cottonwood Elementary School students have logged a combined 192.5 miles as part of the school’s 100-Mile Club, one of the main components of Cottonwood’s physical fitness program, according to Principal Chris Mauger.“Right now over 400 kids participate in (the 100-Mile Club),” Mauger told the Daily Press on Thursday at the unveiling of the school’s new […]

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