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Mavericks Officials Fight to Remain at Heritage Field

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ADELANTO-(VVNG.com):  Adelanto is known for a few things, of course the prisons, and more recently the dozens of marijuana cultivations that were recently approved by the city council. One undoubtedly positive thing the city is known for is Mavericks baseball.

Although recent decisions made by the city council on behalf of the small financially sensitive city has caused controversy, these decisions have been made undoubtedly considering monetary gain.

These financial decisions have been praised by some residents, considering the city has on the brinks of financial disaster for most of it’s just over 100 year existence. Unfortunately, with these new decisions, the one thing that helps provide morale within the city is something that the city council is now describing as “expendable”.

In an open letter to fans, released to fans on Monday, January 25, 2016 Mavericks baseball officials expressed their dismay with the city of Adelanto City Council’s decision to void the team’s lease for Heritage Field (formerly Mavericks Stadium). In the letter the action was described as “nothing short of remarkable”.

“Our lease, which constitutes a binding legal contract, was negotiated by the City Manager of Adelanto, vetted by City personnel, recommended by both the City Attorney and the Mayor, and approved by the City’s duly elected body, the City Council. “ The city, who once according to Maverick’s officials said that the team was an “integral part of the City and the region” now says that the team “serves no public purpose”.

Mavericks officials have reached out to the city for a possible resolution to maintain their still active lease.

“The team is taking steps to enforce its rights under the lease. We have asked the City to engage in formal mediation to resolve the matter; should they decline, we will seek to have the lease’s validity confirmed through a formal arbitration process, and we are confident that we will prevail.”

The team says that intend on remaining at Heritage Field for the 2016 baseball season, the 26th season in the High Desert beginning on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  

 

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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