Updated at 9:59 PM

President Obama's announcement Thursday that about 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan likely through the end of his term signals what Americans have known for some time — that the long effort to rid that country of the Taliban, al Qaeda and Muslim extremists isn't close to being over.

Updated at 9:50 PM

Water service in Apple Valley is a public trust responsibly managed by a private enterprise called Ranchos. Private water companies, like Ranchos, have a well-documented, factual history of providing water service that protects the health and...

Updated at 9:43 PM

Tapestry is a travesty

Updated at 6:35 PM

BARSTOW — A chance of rain still left a few people indoors as 75 to 80 American cars of all kinds gleamed along Main Street in Barstow, attracting hundreds of car enthusiasts and closing a portion of...

Updated at 6:10 PM

YERMO — Ron Bredelis has seen a lot of changes in this bedroom community of about 1,300 residents during his 27 years in business. His Thrift N More store, which is located directly across the street from the post office, is often a...

Updated Oct 17, 2015 at 4:01 PM

The Barstow Humane Society will host a low-cost rabies and licensing clinic beginning at noon Wednesday. Rabies vaccinations will be available for $5 each. The shelter is at 2480 E. Main St. in Barstow. For more information, call...

Updated Oct 17, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, "I’m going to kill some people!"

Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM

BARSTOW — There are two things the Quercio family out of the San Fernando Valley does well — sell hot dogs and destroy cars. "People like to see things destroyed and I like to destroy things," Rick Quercio said. He drives the...

Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 5:44 PM

BARSTOW — Weather spotter Marilyn Kruse called it a "humdinger." That's how she described this week's weather events. Barstow endured thunder, lightning, power outages and scattered showers since Wednesday night. "With all the...

Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 4:54 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — The attorney for the wife and daughter of a Yermo man has filed the second revision of a wrongful death lawsuit after a demurrer by the defendants was sustained. The amended suit was filed on Oct. 7 in San Bernardino...

Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 4:41 PM

BARSTOW — Nick Benson Sr. is in the third year of collecting used shoes for a cause near and dear his heart. Benson is spearheading local efforts for the annual shoe drive organized by the American Soldier Network. In the past two...

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