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Senior Living Home Under Investigation Following Unfit Living Condition Allegations



HESPERIA:( Code enforcement officials are investigating a Hesperia senior living home after many tenants came forward in claiming unfit living conditions.

Residents who live at Hesperia Senior Retirement Resort are accusing the facility of having unfit living conditions for seniors. There have been allegations of black mold, unsafe sidewalks, crime, electrical hazards, safety concerns, and faulty roofing.

“The apartment across the way roof had collapsed, and one other apartment can see the sun through the roof,” says Harlan Paulson, a retired performer who lives in the apartments. “The sidewalks are terrible for seniors. There are also 5 feet holes everywhere. I fell right off a sidewalk ledge that was never filled”.

The apartments paint a scene of less than undesirable living conditions and never-ending unfinished projects that maintenance never fulfilled.

“There are wires everywhere and dumpsters filled so high people cannot dump their trash. We wait, we wait, and we wait. Most of the time if something never gets fixed we just have to fix it ourselves,” says a woman whose mother lives in the homes and asked to remain anonymous out of fear of possible retaliation.

“We have a whole wall without electricity and neighbors have claimed to have no electricity at all for long periods of time.” I can smell burning wires sometimes and management tells I’m imagining it,” says Poulson.

On top of the hazards of electrical issues, there are other safety concerns such as broken doors and locks and blocked exits.

“A family was locked in next door for two days because the locks jammed on the door!” says Loretta, another tenant. “There is only one way in and out of the complex possibly being a hazard to the people trying to come in and out. All other exits are kept locked,” said her daughter.

The complex has been newly converted into a senior living home from once being a section 8 option for low-income families. Most of the community are seniors, but some families have stayed behind due to leasing issues, creating an odd mix of people for a senior living home.

“We are working really hard to fix this place up. We haven’t raised the rent in three years,” says Martha the apartments manager. “We have work orders to fix the roofs and sidewalks, these things take time. We are honestly doing the best we can.” Martha also claims that this is the first time she has heard of some of these allegations and no one bothered to tell her about the alleged roofing issues.

City Councilman Paul Russ says, “the owner has tried his hardest to clean up the place, it has taken years to even get to this point.”

Code enforcement has allegedly stopped a current solar panel project due to unsafe conditions and are currently investigating the high amount of complaints. “We will fix it.” Says Councilman P. Russ “ I stand by saying we will fix the situation, for everyone involved, the tenants,the owners,and the city.”

Delina Pina has been a been a resident of Rancho Cucamonga and the High Desert for her entire lifetime. Being a huge political activist within the community and with her background in creative arts, journalism and photography she plans to use her skills to report factual information about upcoming stories and issues. She has independently studied several subjects; politics, psychology, and economics. She is passionate about this country, autodidactism, her family, motherhood, and the quality of human life.


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



Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
(Photo by Jessica Christopherson)

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — 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



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — 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



BAKER, Calif. ( – 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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