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Homestead cabins have become a cottage industry in the desert
Anne Krieghoff thought her husband, Darryl, was out of his mind in 1991 when he suggested they buy a tiny, ramshackle homestead cabin in the Yucca Valley. Like hundreds of other tiny desert shacks, the 660-square-foot house was the product of a 1930s-era government program to sell excess federal...
1091 points by Los Angeles Times | San Bernardino County California Mojave Desert Joshua Tree National Park Federal government Property Federalism Yucca brevifolia Federal government of the United States
Free entry to national parks and forests on Presidents Day
If you don’t have plans for Presidents Day, maybe it’s time to make some. National parks and national forests that charge entrance fees will be free to all on the Monday holiday. That means you save $25 at Joshua Tree National Park and $30 at Yosemite National Park, for example. And, in the local...
45 points by Los Angeles Times | National Park Service Death Valley National Park Yosemite National Park National park Pacific Crest Trail John Muir Mojave Desert Sequoia
California school bus crash critically injures student
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A school bus and car crashed in California, toppling the bus onto its side and critically injuring two people, including a student Tuesday, authorities said.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Palmdale California Lancaster California Southern California Mojave Desert High school Bus Antelope Valley City status in the United Kingdom
California wastewater authority mismanaged $32mn in FEMA funds – govt audit
A US government audit has revealed that a California wastewater treatment authority mismanaged millions of dollars in emergency management funds. The agency received the federal money after major flooding led to a ruptured pipeline six years ago. Read Full Article at
342 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency San Bernardino County California Mojave Desert Emergency management agency The Los Angeles Times 2016 The Authority
Driver with prior DUIs kills man and his wife’s unborn child in crash, officials say
A man with two DUI convictions was again intoxicated behind the wheel when he crashed into a sedan carrying a family in Victorville, Calif., killing a husband and his wife’s unborn child, officials and relatives said.The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says Alexander Delapaz-Perez, 56, was under the influence Saturday about 1:45 a.m. when he ran a stop sign on Amethyst Road at Mojave Drive and broadsided a Honda Accord.
-2 points by Boston Herald | San Bernardino County California Victorville California Manslaughter Mojave Desert California Physical trauma Family Adelanto California
Minor injuries reported in Lancaster school bus collision
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says minor injuries have been reported following the crash of a school bus and another vehicle in Lancaster. CHP Officer Chris Baldonado says the collision was reported at 7:17 a.m. at an intersection on the east side of the desert city. Baldonado ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Highway Patrol English-language films Rain shadow Bus Antarctica Mojave Desert Death Valley Colorado
Audit: California water authority mismanaged millions
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An audit finds a wastewater treatment authority that serves a large swath of the high desert northeast of Los Angeles mismanaged millions of dollars in federal emergency management funds. The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday ( ) that auditors determined the Victor Valley Water Reclamation Authority ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | San Bernardino County California United States Department of Homeland Security The Los Angeles Times Mojave Desert Washington D.C. Sewage treatment Water Palmdale California
High desert water treatment authority mismanaged millions in federal funds, audit says
A wastewater treatment authority that serves large parts of the high desert, including Victorville, Hesperia and Apple Valley, mismanaged millions of dollars in federal emergency management funds, a U.S. audit has found. The Victor Valley Water Reclamation Authority, which received the funds after...
35 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Department of Homeland Security Mojave Desert Federal Emergency Management Agency San Bernardino County California Emergency management agency Sewage treatment Mojave River Victorville California
70 arrests, drugs seized in California gang crackdown
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say sheriff's deputies and the FBI have arrested 70 people and seized 12 pounds of methamphetamine following a 16-month joint investigation into criminal street gangs throughout San Bernardino County. KABC-TV reports Sunday ( ) that the crackdown targeted two gangs - Thee Rascals and ...
1 points by The Washington Times | San Bernardino County California Crime Mojave Desert San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Gang Los Angeles Victorville California Criminal law
Cinematographer Mastered Complex Logistics of Global Flight Documentary
Narrated by Harrison Ford and buoyed by music from James Horner, the National Geographic documentary “Living in the Age of Airplanes” takes on the miracle of flight, transporting audiences to 18 countries and all seven continents to visually capture how airplanes enabled a century of global connectedness. Production on the ambitious film, which has just... Read more »
-2 points by Variety | Film IMAX National Geographic Society Mojave Desert
Grab a free Black Friday pass (before they're gone) to one of 116 California parks
The best Black Friday deal around might well be far outside the mall. You can snag a free pass to one of 116 California state parks if you want to hike rather than shop on Nov. 25. The conservation organization Save the Redwoods League teamed up with the California State Parks Foundation and California...
10977 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Park Redwood National and State Parks State park California Parks Mojave Desert Baja California
The List: Nonprofit foundations, Sept. 18, 2016
Find out about commercial property owners. This week, we rank them by assets at end of tax period stated.
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Nevada Henderson Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Las Vegas metropolitan area Clark County Nevada Nevada State College Mojave Desert Las Vegas Beltway
5 high school football games to watch this week
Here’s a look at some of Friday’s most interesting high school football games.
27 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football Oasis John Bosco Clark County School District Mojave Desert Sunset 4A Region High schools in Las Vegas Nevada Las Vegas Review-Journal