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  1. Young Fire Explorers train at Ft. Irwin academyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    For five days, nearly 200 high school and college-age Fire Explorers are gathering at the National Training Center to get experience with live fire and firefighter training. "It's a lot different, just reading in books and actually training," San Bernardino County Fire Department Explorer Program spokeswoman Paige Rossi told the Daily Press.

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  2. Garcia becomes Victorville's first Hispanic female mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Councilwoman Gloria Garcia was appointed mayor this week, becoming the first Hispanic female in the city's history to hold the position, but the 4-1 vote fell just short of displaying a united front among city leaders on the first night for a slightly new-look Council. A bookkeeping business owner halfway through her first term on the dais, Garcia was nominated to be mayor by newly appointed Mayor Pro Tem Jim Cox during the biennial organizational meeting Tuesday night.

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  3. Council to introduce electees, make presentation to outgoing memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    The Victorville City Council will reorganize this week, introducing a new face on the dais and taking nominations for mayor and mayor pro-tem, according to a meeting agenda. During its biennial organizational meeting Tuesday, the City Council will run through a myriad of agenda items related to the Nov. 4 election and subsequent aftermath.

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  4. Kennedy narrowly defeats Dew in Victorville raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Incumbent Jim Kennedy will join Eric Negrete as an electee to the Victorville City Council, according to certified election results to be released Friday by the San Bernardino County Elections Office. Kennedy, 69, had a 12-vote lead over Air Force veteran Lionel Dew for the second open seat on the council after results were updated earlier this week, and Registrar of Voters Michael Scarpello said Thursday that the lead would hold going into Friday.

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  5. Kennedy narrowly defeats Dew in Victorville raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Incumbent Jim Kennedy will join Eric Negrete as an electee to the Victorville City Council, according to certified election results to be released Friday by the San Bernardino County Elections Office. Kennedy, 69, had a 12-vote lead over Air Force veteran Lionel Dew for the second open seat on the council after results were updated earlier this week, and Registrar of Voters Michael Scarpello said Thursday that the lead would hold going into Friday.

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  6. Defense secretary lauds Fort Irwin training during rare visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    In a rare visit Sunday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured simulated warfare training at Fort Irwin and then lauded how "critically important" the military base is to U.S. forces due to its unique geography. After meeting with high-level commanders, Hagel spoke to reporters about Fort Irwin's significance to the military "partly because of the environment it represents."

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  7. U.S. Secretary of Defense to visit National Training Center on Sunday Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin on Sunday to observe training and interact with soldiers, Army officials announced. Hagel will observe "decisive action readiness training," including more than 4,700 soldiers of the Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, which is based at Fort Carson, Colo., officials said.

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  8. Man suspected of murdering 4-year-old stepchild Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    The stepfather of a 4-year-old who died last year at Fort Irwin has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the child, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday. Jonathan Michael Hernandez, 25, was arraigned Monday in Victorville on charges of murder and assault on a child causing death, court records show.

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  9. American Legion Posta s busy late fall scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    For the last two months of 2014 members of Silver Lakes Post #855 will be honoring and supporting area veterans, collecting toys for the children of deployed military personnel and participating in a Christmas parade, according to Bob Hansen, post commander. The second annual Veterans Chili Cookoff will be held at Dempsey's Tavern on Vista Road and Highway 66 from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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  10. Tie in Victorville City Council race is broken for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    While incumbent Jim Kennedy on Thursday pulled slightly ahead of Air Force veteran Lionel Dew for the second open seat on the Victorville City Council, neither candidate was ready to close the books just yet on one of the closest races in San Bernardino County. With just 29 votes now separating the two, who had been locked in a tie following early Wednesday's unofficial final results, both Kennedy and Dew remained hopeful to varying degrees.

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  11. Uncounted mail ballots crucial to break Victorville deadlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Political newcomer Eric Negrete remained firmly in the driver's seat Wednesday for one of two open seats on the Victorville City Council, while incumbent Jim Kennedy and Air Force veteran Lionel Dew were deadlocked for second place with more than 1,700 mail-in votes still to be counted. Negrete, a project manager at Fort Irwin, led a field of five candidates with 28.69 percent of the vote as of 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to unofficial results.

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  12. 5 things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    The first 500 kids get a free toy monster truck. Where: High Desert Events Center, 14800 Seventh St., Victorville.

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  13. 5 things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    The first 500 kids get a free toy monster truck. Where: High Desert Events Center, 14800 Seventh St., Victorville.

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  14. AV woman teaches emotional freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Stress. It seems almost everyone is looking for ways to cope with it in our hectic and pressure-filled society.

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  15. A reunion to remember Army veteran killed in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Destiny Nava was only 5 years old when her uncle, Sgt. Armando Hernandez, was killed at age 22 by a roadside bomb while working on one of the most dangerous roads of the Iraq War.

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  16. Fort Irwin hospital 15 percent completeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Through the years the U.S. Army has managed to upgrade its medical equipment inside its hospitals worldwide. However, many of the Army's medical buildings were not built for modern-day technology.

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  17. Layoffs coming at Fort IrwinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Northrop Grumman said last week it will be laying off approximately 120 maintenance workers at Fort Irwin on Oct. 3 because of contract changes with the U.S. Army. According to Jason Hodge of Teamsters Union Local 166 in Barstow, there are approximately 850 workers employed in maintenance with Northrop Grumman at Fort Irwin.

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  18. Fort Irwin hospital 15 percent complete Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Through the years the U.S. Army has managed to upgrade its medical equipment inside its hospitals worldwide. However, many of the Army's medical buildings were not built for modern-day technology.

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  19. Variety of 9/11 memorial ceremonies plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Local residents looking to commemorate the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001 can participate in a variety of events planned this week.

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  20. VVTA steering bus service to deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | Victorville Daily Press

    Not only is the transition expected to be completed by Monday's deadline, but Barstow Assistant City Manager Oliver Chi reported at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting that eight new buses will be added.

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