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2008-07-14 09:00:48

By Tom Risen, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 14--Funding and volunteers for local soup kitchens are even more necessary as the charities are hit hard by the costs of food and gas. Over-consumption over nine of the past 15 years has depleted grain storehouses worldwide, and rising gas prices affect all food prices by increasing the cost of shipping. Gas prices also make it expensive for volunteers to commute to the charities, according to Delores Zuniga, director of the Lord's...

2008-07-12 12:00:00

By Tom Risen, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 12--While some kids are playing in sprinklers or swimming pools this month, others are in summer school doing yoga and editing movies. Breaking with the traditional summer school model, about 60 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are being challenged with new trends in Hesperia's Unified School District's Gifted and Talented Education program at Eucalyptus Elementary School. While they do yoga in gym class, their main focus is...

2008-07-05 12:00:16

By Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 5--Scott Shephard was selected as the K-FROG 103.1 and Azusa Pacific University "Leaping Leader" for the month of May and was honored at a surprise presentation on June 28. Shephard is a part-time employee at Holy Innocents Catholic Church but he usually puts in more than 40 hours a week. According to those who nominated him for this honor, "He is an awesome mentor for the Christian youth; everyone who knows him says the same thing about his...

2008-07-03 12:00:32

By Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 3--SAN BERNARDINO -- San Bernardino County officials bristled Wednesday after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management lifted a moratorium on new applications for solar energy projects in the region. "All we are asking is that we slow down to make sure these projects don't do irreparable harm to our shrinking desert," said 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, whose district includes much of the Mojave Desert, where scores of wind and solar energy...

2008-07-01 12:00:27

By Brooke Edwards, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 1--SAN BERNARDINO -- In its annual report released Monday, the San Bernardino County grand jury raised concerns over " c ro ny i s m " in the county a s s e s s o r ' s office and alleged misuse o f c o u n t y equipment for political purposes. The grand jury declared the $1.3 million increase in the assessor's operating budget unjustified, finding "great concern" with the qualifications and productiveness of many of the executive...

2008-06-28 12:02:20

By Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 28--HESPERIA -- Oasis Church is hosting a clean comedy night featuring Kerri Pomarolli at 7 p.m. July 19 at 11610 I Ave. Pomarolli recently released her second comedy CD, "Clean Comedy Strikes Back." "We are a church on the go," said member Tanya Ison, who helped to organize the comedy night. "It is our responsibility to be a part of our local community. For us, that is the High Desert; our neighborhoods, our communities, our cities and our loved...

2008-06-25 12:00:00

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 25--APPLE VALLEY -- A bobcat was spotted touring a neighborhood Monday morning, according to Kathie Martin spokeswoman for the town of Apple Valley. At about 9:30 a.m., a person reported they saw what they believed was a mountain lion in a neighbor's yard located near Shasta and Symeron roads, Martin said. While animal control officials did find tracks, they were not able to locate the animal, according to officials....

2008-06-24 02:30:28

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 23--HESPERIA -- A few months ago, Maria Villafana was receiving prenatal care from St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, but the drive was a little hectic with all of the traffic on Highway 18. When the hospital decided to open a Healthy Beginnings clinic in Hesperia, she was there the very first day. "I love the program and I love the people here," she said as she made plans for her next visit. Healthy Beginnings...

2008-06-22 12:00:34

By Patrick Thatcher, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 22--VICTORVILLE -- When a 75-year-old Spring Valley Lake man suffered a stroke recently, he said that paramedics treating him contacted the three major hospital emergency rooms in the area to no avail. None would administer a highly potent clot-busting drug called TPA (tissue plasminogen activator) to help reverse the stroke's effects. Officials at the three major hospitals confirmed they won't give the drug because of its...

2008-06-17 09:00:57

By Beau Yarbrough, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 17--HESPERIA -- Babette Aumon thought she didn't need a high school diploma. "I've had a job since I was 14 years old. I've always had a job," she said. In addition to attending high school in Pasadena in the late 1980s, she was also repairing watches for Sears. "They offered me a full-time job and I said yes. ... I thought the whole goal (of school) was to a " A n d i t worked out, for a while. She moved on from watch repair to...