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  1. Adelanto cannabis operators await modest tax

    ADELANTO — The City Council struck a verbal compromise on taxes Thursday with residents and leaders of the city’s cannabis industry.A two-and-a-half hour cannabis tax workshop began with confusion over whether Measure S, a cannabis...

  2. Little League embezzler stole $11,000, officials say

    ADELANTO — The former president of the Adelanto Little League was arrested Tuesday after being accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the league last year.David Michael Thomas, 55, of Victorville, was arrested Tuesday after “a...

  3. Wright’s federal trial again postponed

    RIVERSIDE — The federal trial of former Adelanto Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright has been postponed until the end of summer, court records show.U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal granted Wright a continuance on Jan. 30, Wright’s third...

  4. NPR sues Adelanto over public records access

    ADELANTO — In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, National Public Radio alleged the city failed to obey the state’s public records law.The suit alleges the city unlawfully denied NPR reporter Tom Dreisbach access to public records he sought...

  5. Saints take title tiebreaker

    ADELANTO — The Adelanto Saints and Silverado Hawks Boys Basketball teams have won eight of the last nine Desert Sky League Championships. On Friday, the two sides met in an unprecedented tiebreaker game to determine who would take home the...

  6. Cannabis taxes not what Adelanto envisioned

    ADELANTO — Since the City Council adopted Measure R in 2017, tax revenue has been slightly more than half of what was projected, according to financial data obtained by the Daily Press.Cannabis businesses have paid the city about $2 million,...

  7. Area Roundup 1-30-19: Adelanto wins to set up tiebreaker with Silverado

    APPLE VALLEY — The Adelanto boys basketball team beat Granite Hills 77-48 on Wednesday to tie Silverado atop the Desert Sky League. Both the Hawks and Saints sport 7-1 records in league play. They will play a tiebreaker game at 6 p.m. Friday at...

  8. Adelanto woman killed in crash near Helendale

    The unnamed 23 year old and her overturned car were found in the desert south of Shadow Mountain Road.

  9. Three AESD schools to receive $50K each in grants for coding programs

    ADELANTO — A trio of schools here are among 10 throughout the county that will receive a statewide share of $15 million in grant funding for programs for coding education in California.Adelanto, West Creek and Westside Park elementary schools...

  10. Progress being made on Adelanto’s audits, bank account discrepancies

    ADELANTO — Last October, the city’s former finance director delivered bleak news to the City Council.The city’s financial recordkeeping was in disarray, Misty Cheng said. The situation was the worst she had seen in more than 20...

  11. Adelanto City Council: On the agenda

    ADELANTO — The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside Council chambers at City Hall, 11600 Air Expressway. Notable agenda items include:1. Council authorization of about $1.2 million worth of payments dated Jan. 7, 2019 to Jan. 17,...

  12. Grand Prix brings big turnout

    ADELANTO — Thousands of spectators traveled from the High Desert and beyond to watch an impressive lineup perform during Saturday’s first round of the 2019 District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series.Riders in a range of classes are...

  13. Herrera, a 31-year employee, sues Adelanto for wrongful termination

    ADELANTO — The longest serving employee in city history sued her former workplace Thursday for wrongful termination.Cindy Herrera, 57, who served in multiple roles during her 31 years with Adelanto, including city clerk and city manager,...

  14. Area Roundup 1-18-19: Adelanto rides 40-point 1st quarter to victory

    VICTORVILLE — The Adelanto boys basketball continued its hot streak with a 80-32 victory against Victor Valley on Friday.The Saints have won six straight games and nine of 10 as they moved into a tie with Silverado atop the Desert Sky League....

  15. This Desert Life: The politics of Adelanto's first grand prix

    Don England and Jerry McNeil were men with a dream in 1976.That year, the owner of 395 Cycle Park and the president of the California Racing Club, respectively, organized a grand prix in Adelanto meant to attract the biggest names in motorcycle...

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