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HINKLEY — Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city’s water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their once-toxic water is now safe to drink.Just don’t expect them to believe it.In a letter to three Hinkley residents dated July 18, Patty Z. Kouyoumdjian, executive officer of the Lahonton water board, informs them that California’s...

Updated at 4:31 PM

BARSTOW — The City Council on Monday approved final acceptance of a bus stop/shelters project that cost the city $147,160.In a project awarded on Feb. 3, James DeArmond Construction, Inc. installed 24 new pieces of bus stop...

Updated at 3:19 PM

VICTORVILLE — A former Nevada Assemblyman who led Barstow Police and California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase last year was sentenced at the Victorville courthouse on Friday and may soon be extradited to Nevada to face...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM

HINKLEY — More than 50 residents showed up at the former Hinkley School on Thursday night to eat pizza and share their concerns with the Community Advisory Committee and PG&E officials.Concerns ranged from the progress...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:22 PM

BARSTOW — The $7.8 million Rimrock Road project is officially completed, but not without concerns about a small cost overrun and a delay in finishing the work.The Barstow City Council on Monday voted 5-0 to approve the final...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

VICTORVILLE — A man accused of driving under the influence and striking and killing a 17-year-old pedestrian this week answered to a felony charge in a Victorville courtroom Thursday. Lloyd Anthony Fish pleaded not guilty to...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:08 PM

VICTORVILLE • With daytime high temperatures expected to remain in triple digits Friday, San Bernardino County Health Officer Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory for county residents. High temperatures for the inland...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — Supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood submitted a joint letter to the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday strongly opposing the North Peak Wind Project planned for 16.4 square miles of mountain ridges...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 10:38 PM

TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that fresh call-up Aaron Sanchez would be "in the fire" coming out of the bullpen for Wednesday’s game.Well, Sanchez was pure flame retardant in...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 7:03 PM

BARSTOW — Elena Rivera and Joseph Hisquierdo are both ready to carry out their new mission — to reconnect the Barstow Chamber of Commerce with the business community.Rivera has been named the executive director of the...

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