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July 16, 2002 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's happy trails for the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, which will leave Victorville next year and relocate to Branson, Mo., curator Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr. announced Monday. The move was prompted, Rogers said, by the drop in attendance since the deaths of his father and stepmother, legendary stars of movie and television westerns in the mid-20th century. Attendance at the museum on the edge of the Mojave Desert has fallen below 50,000 visitors a year, said Rogers.
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July 31, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Victorville man was sentenced Monday to life without parole for murdering his brother and sister-in-law while living in their La Habra home. Alfred Renteria, 60, was convicted in May of shooting his 71-year-old brother, James Renteria, and 67-year-old sister-in-law, Bernice Renteria. Alfred Renteria had been living with the couple for three months to care for them as they got older. In April 2005, prosecutors said, he became angry when they asked him to leave.
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BUSINESS
March 18, 1998 | E. Scott Reckard
Highpointe Communities Inc. in Tustin has acquired a long-unfinished Brentwood master-planned community in Victorville, a recession casualty where more than half the 1,686 lots are still raw land. The bet is that the surging economy will create demand for affordable housing among workers in places such as Ontario and the eastern San Gabriel Valley. That could mean good times again for developers in the high-desert home of Roy Rogers and the Joshua tree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A late-night canoeing expedition turned deadly last weekend when the craft, carrying four young men on Spring Valley Lake near Victorville, capsized shortly after 2 a.m. and one of the men disappeared into the chilly water, authorities said. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said residents who live along the man-made lake began calling 911 around 2:20 a.m. Saturday to report calls of distress coming from the water.
NEWS
December 29, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writers
A Pentagon commission appointed to review the nation's military bases will call for the closure of George Air Force Base 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Victorville man was sentenced Monday to life without parole for murdering his brother and sister-in-law while living in their La Habra home. Alfred Renteria, 60, was convicted in May of shooting his 71-year-old brother, James Renteria, and 67-year-old sister-in-law, Bernice Renteria. Alfred Renteria had been living with the couple for three months to care for them as they got older. In April 2005, prosecutors said, he became angry when they asked him to leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
An off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy died Wednesday evening after being struck by a pickup while riding his bicycle on Bear Valley Road, authorities said. William Mansfield, 45, of Victorville was taken by helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center and died during surgery. Sheriff's officials said that the driver of the pickup said he did not see Mansfield and that there was no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Latino leaders here Monday demanded a federal investigation of what they contend was a brutal, unprovoked attack on five Mexican nationals by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies. A three-minute videotape of the June 30 incident in Victorville, made by an unidentified witness, was shown to reporters Monday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A late-night canoeing expedition turned deadly last weekend when the craft, carrying four young men on Spring Valley Lake near Victorville, capsized shortly after 2 a.m. and one of the men disappeared into the chilly water, authorities said. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said residents who live along the man-made lake began calling 911 around 2:20 a.m. Saturday to report calls of distress coming from the water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two high desert men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a Victorville man who has been missing since last week. Steven Jones, 19, of Victorville and Kenneth Davis, 19, of Phelan were arrested last weekend in the death of David Van Fleet, 62, a department spokeswoman said. Investigators believe Van Fleet had been a homicide victim and his body dumped in the California Aqueduct, she said. Jones lived in a room at Van Fleet's Victorville residence in the 12400 block of Quanah Court.
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March 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two high desert men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a Victorville man who has been missing since last week. Steven Jones, 19, of Victorville and Kenneth Davis, 19, of Phelan were arrested last weekend in the death of David Van Fleet, 62, a department spokeswoman said. Investigators believe Van Fleet had been a homicide victim and his body dumped in the California Aqueduct, she said. Jones lived in a room at Van Fleet's Victorville residence in the 12400 block of Quanah Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
The idea has been kicked around for years -- a high-speed train to zip passengers from SoCal to Sin City and then boomerang them back, bypassing the sea of brake lights flooding the highway to and from Las Vegas. Originally, even the most farfetched scenarios didn't include Victorville -- a desert pit-stop for thousands of gamblers en route to Las Vegas -- as the starting point for such turgid dreams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2005 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to prevent a recall, Victorville school trustees renegotiated their contract with the district's longtime superintendent, cutting the value of the four-year deal by a quarter to slightly less than $1 million. But the action, taken late Wednesday, did not assuage some parents and teachers who were outraged by Supt. Ralph Baker's compensation package, which was on a par with that of school chiefs in Los Angeles and New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
An off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy died Wednesday evening after being struck by a pickup while riding his bicycle on Bear Valley Road, authorities said. William Mansfield, 45, of Victorville was taken by helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center and died during surgery. Sheriff's officials said that the driver of the pickup said he did not see Mansfield and that there was no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2003
A 12-year-old girl and her 41-year-old mother were found dead inside a Victorville home that caught fire Wednesday morning. "All indications are that the fire was accidental in cause, and probably electrical," San Bernardino County sheriff's spokesman Chip Patterson said. A neighbor reported smoke coming from the residence at 5:58 a.m. Patterson said the victims were "presumably sleeping" as the fire spread inside the home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2002 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's happy trails for the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, which will leave Victorville next year and relocate to Branson, Mo., curator Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr. announced Monday. The move was prompted, Rogers said, by the drop in attendance since the deaths of his father and stepmother, legendary stars of movie and television westerns in the mid-20th century. Attendance at the museum on the edge of the Mojave Desert has fallen below 50,000 visitors a year, said Rogers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2005 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to prevent a recall, Victorville school trustees renegotiated their contract with the district's longtime superintendent, cutting the value of the four-year deal by a quarter to slightly less than $1 million. But the action, taken late Wednesday, did not assuage some parents and teachers who were outraged by Supt. Ralph Baker's compensation package, which was on a par with that of school chiefs in Los Angeles and New York City.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1998 | E. Scott Reckard
Highpointe Communities Inc. in Tustin has acquired a long-unfinished Brentwood master-planned community in Victorville, a recession casualty where more than half the 1,686 lots are still raw land. The bet is that the surging economy will create demand for affordable housing among workers in places such as Ontario and the eastern San Gabriel Valley. That could mean good times again for developers in the high-desert home of Roy Rogers and the Joshua tree.
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