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2008-06-24 15:03:08

By Beau Yarbrough, Hesperia Star, Calif. Jun. 20--Officials have issued an extreme heat advisory. Temperatures this weekend are expected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health is warning the public to take steps to avoid heat-related illness. "Some health conditions such as obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn and drug and alcohol use can make it harder for the body to stay cool in hot weather," warned...

2008-06-17 15:00:18

By Peter Day, Hesperia Star, Calif. Jun. 16--For years, members of the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce have been networking through the weekly Coffee Club and the monthly luncheon and mixer events. Now, thanks to a complete overhall of its Web site, members can more easily connect in cyberspace. "They're liking it," chamber executive director Yvonne Woytovich said of member response to the improvements. "They're liking it a lot." Not only does the site have a more professional appearance,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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