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Barstow Desert Dispatch (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Barstow, California Good morning Barstow amp High desert serving our communities since 1910 $1 plus tax saturday March 28,2015 today Sun Mon 93758� 89757� 90760� Complete forecast a6 Spanish trails hearing scheduled for monday the planning commission and the City Council will hold hearings the next two mondays to consider an amendment to the Spanish trails specific plan. The planning commission will meet monday and the City Council will meet april 6. Both meetings Start at 7 . Inside the City Council Chambers. Economic development and planning manager Gaither Loew Enstein said the amendment is minor and will add approximately 2.6 acres to the project area. He said the lands Are being added to allow for greater flexibility in site planning. Main Street murals Tours begin today main Street murals has announced the dates for the Spring series route 66 mural Tours. The Tours will take place today starting at the shop Bookstore 300 e. Main st., next to treasure House mall. The program begins at to . With a slide show by noted historian a Barstow Quot Steven Smith with photographs dating Back Over too years depicting Barstow a route 66. The group will then be led along main Street and Given Brief histories of each mural and insight into the artists who painted them. The whole event takes approximately two hours. Main Street murals also gives Tours for school groups organizations and any other groups Call for details and to Book a tour. For information Call 760-553-4390 or 760-220-4351. Laws runners respond to Jessica a Law Bill authors intend to reintroduce legislation allowing local discretion by Gary Brodeur staff writer Jessica a Law authors George and Sharon runner responded Friday to a decision by the California department of corrections and rehabilitation to Stop enforcing Jessica a Law residency restrictions statewide. A a we re disappointed by the corrections departments sweeping decision to Stop enforcing the Peoples will As expressed in Jessica a Law a the husband and wife lawmakers said in a statement. A the residency restrictions in Jessica a Law help keep our neighbourhoods and children Safe and provide important piece of mind for californians families. A the state corrections depart ment said ifs changing its policy in response to a state supreme court ruling that the Blanket prohibition is unconstitutional. The High court ruled this month that restrictions imposed by 70 percent of California voters in 2006 go too far to limit where sex offenders can live. California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing All registered sex offenders from living near schools or Parks and instead impose the restriction Only on paedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children state officials announced thursday. Parole agents can still Force sex offenders to live More than 2,000 feet from schools and Parks where children gather As required by the ballot measure commonly known As Jessica a Law. But they will have to make see Jessica a5 Community giving new Hope to homeless transitional housing nonprofit holds grand opening ribbon cutting lawmakers police clash Over secrecy Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on duty shooting. But police chiefs say the proposal would serve Only to hamper their ability to manage Complex police Community relations and they Are asking the governor to veto the measure. Civil rights groups and Community activists also want to see the Bill rejected saying that adding another layer of secrecy will Only deepen the Divide Between Law enforcement and some segments of the Public especially in minority communities. A3 around town.b5 dear abby.b5 California.a2 lottery.a2 classified.b6 religion.a4 comics.b4 us 05105 48323 Home delivery. �?760-241-7755 news tips____________________760-256-4124 volume 105, Issue 229 by Jose Quintero staff writer Barstow new Hope Village held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday and Angela Pasco proudly announced the nonprofit organization has a sky High Success rate in helping people turn their lives around. Pasco is the director of the nonprofit organization that provides housing assistance and helps people move from homelessness to self sufficiency. New Hope Village provided lunch and showcased its location to dignitaries and Community members during its grand District supervisor James Ramos attended the ceremony and called the program a great nonprofit organization. Community local artist prep for show at painters palette by Jose Quintero staff writer Barstow local artist Nicole monae will display some of her pieces during her own show at painters palette on sat urday evening. Monae said the show will feature different types of Art including abstract portraits and music and movement themed arts. Monae grew up in Barstow and went of to study Art at Laguna College of Art and design. Since returning to Barstow she has taken on Community Art classes and has joined the desert discovery centers main Street murals program. She also holds Art a anytime you can come together with their resources to help people get into More permanent housing is something we should All be looking at a Ramos said. A the Community really had to come in see Hope a2 Healing workshops similar to Art therapy for desert Sanctuary outreach for adults and children. Art is Monaei a life she joked. A you May be surprised but i grew up without television so i did a lot of outdoor activities Reading and drawing a she said. A i was always fascinated with really detailed children a Book illustrations at a Young age and started to create my own. I fell in love with Art and i Wasny to half bad at it. When i create i feel that ifs something in a meant to do. So i decided to commit to it and went to school for monae said she also teaches Basic Watercolour Art classes for adults at painters palette see Art show a2bust out your reggae moves Barstow mayor Julie Hackbarth Mclntyre hugs Angela Pasco during new Hope villages grand opening Friday afternoon. The nonprofit organization held its ribbon cutting ceremony and gave Tours of its facility during the grand opening Jose Quintero desert dispatch Satule Steele 5, dances to the music during Barstow Community College s second annual reggae festival hosted by the Black student Union. Live performers included prime levity italis sound system Ras Allen Bas Don omani tatar Watkis and the Pacific islanders club. The performances took place in front of the James r. Parks gymnasium. The event also featured a do food and game Booths Mike Lamb desert dispatch

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