French teacher Susan Kratofil will speak the language among resident speakers this summer in the province of Quebec in Canada.
The Oak Hills High School teacher is the recipient of a grant from the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, which will be presented by the California Language Teachers Association on March 15 in San Diego.
The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture “Cal-Earth” in Hesperia continues to teach people worldwide how to build sustainable “super adobe” buildings with earth, sandbags and barbed wire.
“Cal-Earth is a nonprofit educational institute dedicated to teaching and empowering people, men women old
Well, it’s been a lovely winter — for us in Southern California, but nasty cold elsewhere — and the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) occurs on March 20. Hurray!
The winter constellations are still visible. Canis Minor (the little dog) is almost overhead early, with its bright star, Procyon. Cancer (the crab) and
The Hesperia Chamber of Commerce honored several members of the community with various awards Tuesday at their annual luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Mayor Thurston “Smitty” Smith received Hesperian of the Year, which he said was a surprise because he thought he was there to hand out awards.
In the last 25 years, cheerleading has evolved into something far beyond wearing a skirt and shaking poms.
Not to be outdone, Oak Hills High School’s cheer squads are keeping up with the evolution — and winning big honors in the process.
Today’s cheerleaders still put on pep rallies and promote school spirit on
‘Blooms for a Cure’ begins March 12
Acacia’s Country Florist owner Jane Wolf and Linda Canfield, “Educators for a Cure” team captain for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, have partnered to once again present “Blooms for a Cure.”
This event will promote the sale of daffodi
Hello, Hesperia! I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. I had Madyson and Brock (my two grandkids who live in Hesperia) over and we made a heart shaped cake, frosted it and put sprinkles all over it. I loved watching their excitement of creating the cake. When their mom and dad came to get them it was more excitement. Then they took their
Members of the Hesperia Garden Club have a passion for growing new life.
“It’s not just budding and growing plants, it’s also budding and growing friendships — it really is,” past club president Tari Blalock said.
Club members have a love of gardening and horticulture, according to Blalock, with a di
Co-owner of Reel Time Stunts, Apple Valley resident Matthew Rege, 28, doesn’t let fear stop him from doing a stunt.
“Pretty much we do whatever the actors are scared to do,” said stuntman and stunt coordinator Rege, who likes “high falls and flying off buildings.” His group also does stunts such as fire burn
The Victor Valley Wastewater Regional Authority’s Subregional Treatment Plants recently received $1.5 million from the Department of Water Resources, according to a news release from the Mojave Water Agency.
The money, which was granted through Proposition 84 funds, will help support the $51 million projects, one of which is in App
The Fraternal Order of Eagles celebrated 116 years of existence on Feb. 6. They first started in Seattle, Wash. in 1898 and are now throughout the United States and Canada.
The F.O.E. #4181 in Hesperia will host Grand Worthy President David Tice at 4 p.m. Monday and Grand Madam President Kathy Ziebol from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Club offici
Veterans return home with lasting memories from service, but Point Man International Ministries provides a place to share with others.
There are 55 veteran suicide attempts per month, with 22 that are successful, according to Outpost Leader, California Coordinator and Vietnam veteran Allan Kumlin, who cites statistics from the U.S. Depar
Over the last couple of years, a lot has changed locally. The Ranchero Road underpass opened and the interchange broke ground, a Vallarta Supermarket is moving into the old Von’s building at I Avenue and Main Street, we had a little Hesperia cowboy in a Doritos commercial during the Super Bowl and Thurston “Smitty” Smith once a
The Hesperia Unified School District is now accepting open enrollment applications for students in all grades for the 2014-2015 school year, according to a district news release.
The open enrollment process allows students who live within the attendance boundaries of one school in the district to transfer enrollment to another school in
February is Black History Month and to celebrate the Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library and Hesperia Branch Library are planning to host special events.
The events will include guest speakers, live music and free crafts. Rev. Dennis Brown will speak and share facts from throughout African American history including recording arti
Not many churches are purchased, moved and ready for services without months spent on building it from the ground up — but Cavalry Baptist Church is an exception.
The 37-foot-wide, 81-foot-long and 32-foot-high building formerly located on George Air Force Base was purchased for $5 and moved to its current location by retired Pasto
HESPERIA • The City Council will discuss affordable housing, bus shelter sign regulations and the implementation of a recognition program during Tuesday’s meeting.
The Draft Housing Element, which aims to bring awareness of the need for housing for all economic segments of the community, is part of Tuesday’s agenda. The
Hello, Hesperia! A very special evening was enjoyed by all who attended the Association of the San Bernardino County Special District meeting and dinner. Hosted by the Hesperia Recreation and Park District, it was held Jan. 27 at the Hesperia Airport. Being a guest, I thought the food was fantastic — and great service.
The guest sp
Sunday was Groundhog Day. Since the infamous groundhog saw his shadow, winter will continue for six weeks. Here in the High Desert, we’ve had an extraordinarily mild winter, with almost no rain. But do not be deceived — the drought crisis will be relieved!
Jupiter remains our only evening “star” (in Gemini), near
Hello, Hesperia! Here we are, starting a brand new year. Last month I told you about getting a new grandchild, Isaac. Gary and I wanted to go to Missouri so much to see him and his big sister, Isabelle. With health issues for both of us we could not travel.
Seth has a phone that you can see each other when you call. My friends have that
The cost to attend prom has steadily risen over the years but a unique program in the High Desert helps to dramatically defray the cost of prom season by setting up a boutique with beautiful dresses, purses and shoes, free of charge, for young ladies whose families are facing financial challenges.
Rena’s Dresses is in its third yea
Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman had students laughing and screaming Friday in the cafeteria at Mission Crest Elementary School, as he showcased his talents with several dummies and puppets.
The Parents Club funded party was “a celebration for (the student’s) reading success,” Library Media Specialist Linda Holden said, with
Tuesday’s City Council meeting is scheduled to include conversation about a public, education and governmental access television channel and work space to run it.
The non-profit Community Youth Athletic/Academic Program approached the City to request authorization and support in development of a regional PEG channel. In support of
The student exchange program, ASSE, was originally formed as American Scandinavia Student Exchange. Sultana High School currently has three foreign students attending classes as part of the high school exchange program.
Amalie Moe from Norway, Anna Giacomo from France, and Lucie Sevcikova from the Czech Republic got to select which count
When a local mom read her daughter’s name in a Christmas Day news story, she believes it was a gift sent from heaven.
“When I read the Daily Press article about Melissa Fairchild and her wonderful cross country accomplishments, I saw my daughter’s name and I knew it was a Christmas present from my daughter,” said