HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team got back in the win column with a 60-30 win over Granite Hills High School (Apple Valley) last night in a first-round game at the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Yvonne Tran led the scoring with 15

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MAN THOUGHT LOST IN MINE FOUND WANDERING, DIVERTS FIRE RESOURCES

An Orange County man who got lost in the desert for 11 hours near Johnson Valley Friday night diverted fire crews from a large house fire in Yucca Valley. About 5:30 p.m. Friday, fire fighters and search and rescue teams from Lucerne Valley, Hesperia, and Yucca Mesa, and the Sheriff’s

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WOMAN INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN LANDERS MONDAY

A Hesperia woman was injured in a rollover crash in Landers Monday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Kalong Riphenburg, 66, was driving her 2005 Jeep Liberty eastbound on Reche Road, east of Sunset, about 1:20 yesterday when she swerved onto the south shoulder of the road. In an

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COUNTY EXTENDS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MORATORIUM

Remote videoconferencing came into play, as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy generation projects for another 10½ months. Dan Stork observed proceedings remotely… A parade of Hi-Desert residents addressing the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from a government center in Hesperia

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COUNTY WILL ISSUE SAME-SEX COUPLES MARRIAGE LICENSES

Sunday Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy denied a last-ditch request from the sponsors of California’s now-overturned gay marriage ban to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. The Supreme Court cleared the way for the marriages to resume for the first time in 4 ½ years, when it ruled Wednesday

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COUNTY PREPARES FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGES

Same-sex couples will not be able to obtain marriage licenses in San Bernardino County until the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts a stay on a lower court decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, which probably won’t happen for at least a month. In 2010, a U.S. District Court judge

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TELECONFERENCING BRINGS COUNTY MEETINGS TO THE HI-DESERT

Morongo Basin residents will soon be able to attend San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meetings remotely, with teleconferencing equipment that will be installed in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the county’s logistical moves concerning this capability… San Bernardino is moving the High Desert teleconferencing location from the

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DRIVER IN FATAL JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH FACES FOUR YEARS IN PRISON

The driver in a triple fatal Johnson Valley crash that marred this year’s “King of the Hammers” event, pleaded guilty to two charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in Joshua Tree Court yesterday. Three Hesperia area teenagers were killed in the February 2 head-on crash on State Route 247.

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HESPERIA ARRESTS LEAD TO CLOSING OF LOCAL INTERNET CAFES

The Hot Spot Internet Cafés in Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms have closed down and removed most of its equipment. This follows reports that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department closed down four similar operations in Hesperia on Tuesday, as well as other locations in San Bernardino County

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INTERNET CAFES CLOSE

Speaking of the Hot Spot Internet Café in Joshua Tree, it has since closed down and removed most of its equipment. No one answered the phone at the Hot Spot Café in Yucca Valley Friday morning. This follows reports that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department closed down four similar

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