The Daily Press and Desert Dispatch made a big change in our Customer Service Department at 7:30 a.m. Friday, flipping the switch on a new phone system that brings all of our customer service calls home to the Victor Valley.
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BARSTOW • A spike to water bills this summer may come sooner than expected.
The Golden State Water Company was approved to increase system rates beginning May 22 by roughly 13 percent, according to GSW Mountain and Desert Region District Manage... Full story
LUDLOW • An 81-year-old woman died after the vehicle she was traveling in ran off westbound Interstate 40 outside of Barstow and rolled, authorities said — marking the second fatality on the highway in a week.
Marlene Donahue, of Murphys,... Full story
BARSTOW • Continuing efforts to fill subgroups in the Desert District Advisory Council (DAC), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting nominations from the public for nine members to join its Special Recreation Permit (SRP) Subgroup.
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VICTORVILLE • High Desert communities have banded together for the world’s largest retail trade convention, hoping to bring new business and development to the area.
Representatives of all four cities of the Victor Valley plus Barstow wil... Full story
BARSTOW • Dr. Deborah DiThomas will become Barstow Community College’s 16th president July 1, according to a BCC news release.
The BCC Board of Trustees made the announcement late Wednesday during a regular meeting at the college.
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RIVERSIDE • Two sides in a lawsuit filed March 27 contending the Barstow Unified School District Board of Education acted outside environmental law when it voted to close Hinkley and Thomson schools will come together Tuesday in Riverside, accor... Full story
Governor’s revised budget would send extra $2.9 billion to schools
More money for schools with an emphasis on English-learning and lower-income students highlight Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, which was met with optimism by both local superintendents.
“It levels the playing field,” Silver Val... Full story
FORT IRWIN • The touring Soldier Show, made up of 15 soldier-performers, will make its annual stop at Fort Irwin on May 24, according to a base news release.
This year’s theme is “Ready and Resilient” and the performance will ... Full story
Veterans with ‘Run for the Wall’ to raise awareness
BARSTOW • Scores of motorcyclists zipped through Joseph Boll Avenue at the Marine Corps Logistics Base on Wednesday en route to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
The “Run for the Wall” riders hope to raise awareness about pris... Full story